College holds drive-thru to give away candy, info to future students

Del Mar gave away treats to scare away the fear any prospective students may have about registering for spring.

Del Mar’s Outreach and Recruitment Office teamed up with Early College Programs to host Trunk or Treat and Scare Your Holds Away events on Oct. 27.

Community members had the opportunity to receive information on how to become a Del Mar College student, along with receiving information from various college departments, and free goodie bags full of treats while also dropping off any documents prospective students need to register for spring.

Director of Admissions Sara King said the goal was to balance safety and fun.

“We were keeping the safety of our students and staff in mind, but we wanted our community and our prospective students to know we were still here and thinking about them and their safety,” King said. 

Participants and their children were encouraged to dress up in a Halloween costume. Various college departments parked their vehicles in two rows between the Fine Arts and Venters Business buildings to create a tunnel-like feel for participants to drive through and collect goodies and information.

King said it isn’t the first or last time a drive-thru event will be held this year. Document drop-offs will be held in November and December on both the Heritage and Windward campuses. These events allow students to turn in documents to complete registration for spring classes. While students can still bring documents in person this allows for more accessibility.

Nicole Kindzirsky, an early college programs coordinator, said the event was a good way to showcase college programs.

“My favorite part of this event is seeing everyone out. It’s been awhile since we’ve been able to have community events and we’re still able to be distanced and still have all the fun that we used to have so I think that it’s really good to see the community come out.”

For more information on upcoming events hosted by Del Mar’s Outreach and Recruitment Office, visit or their Facebook page Del Mar College Outreach and Student Enrollment.

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