Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW)

Creating Belonging for Undocumented Students

Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) Purpose

The Grads to Be (G2B) team is celebrating the California Community College’s annual Undocumented Student ActionWeek (USAW) event which will be held October 16th – 20th, 2023.

This year’s theme is “Creating Belonging for Undocumented Students”. The focus of the week-long event will be working towards building a strong ecosystem that breaks down silos and promotes a collaborative campus approach to ensure all our students can achieve their goals and dreams, regardless of their citizenship status.  We hope to to provide support, resources, and learning opportunities to our undocumented student population and districtwide community.

Please RSVP to all USAW events through the form below. If you have any questions, contact us at gradstobe@fullcoll.edu

   Week Long Events

Social Media Campaign: "Creating Belonging for Undocumented Students"

88Hosted By: Grads to Be

Stop by Building 500, Room 512-02 to fill out a poster with your response to the prompts:

“I create belonging on campus for UndocuHornets by…”


“UndocuHornets’ sense of belonging matters because…”

Participants will receive an  “I Support UndocuHornets and Students in Mixed-Status families” T-shirt.


Monday, October 16th, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Tuesday, October 17th, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Wednesday, October 18th, 8:30am to 10:00am

Thursday, October 19th, 8:30am to 4:00pm 

Location: Building 500, Room 512-02

Audience: Students, Staff, Faculty

Community Cultural Wealth: "What's In Your Wallet"

Hosted By: Promise Program

Students can come by the Promise & First Year Support Center to create a “cultural wallet” that emphasizes what values/skills from their cultures they bring to the Fullerton College community.


Monday (10/16)/ Thursday (10/19) – 8 am – 5 pm and Tuesday (10/17)/Wednesday (10/18) – 8 am – 6 pm 

Location: Building 100, Room 119

Audience: Students

   Monday, October 16th

Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) Kick-Off

Hosted By: Grads to Be

In our kick-off event, we welcome students, staff, faculty, administrators, community members, and allies to our 2023 Undocumented Student Action Week at Fullerton College. We will be offering food, facilitating fun activities, and hosting community resource booths!

Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Quad by the 200 Building

Audience: Students, Staff, Faculty

Evening with Rafael Augustin

Hosted By: One Book, One College

Join us for an evening with Rafael Augustin to learn about his immigration story. This event will feature Rafael’s memoir, Illegally Yours, as part of the one book, one college initiative. The first 100 attendees will receive an “I Support UndocuHornets and Students in Mixed-Status families” T-shirt.

Time: 5pm – 7 pm

Location: Wilshire Auditorium

Audience: Students, Staff, Faculty

For more information, visit: onebook.fullcoll.edu/

   Wednesday, October 18th

Brushes and Butterflies

Hosted By: LGBTQIA2S+ Resource Program and Grads to Be

Brushes and Butterflies is a space that supports personal and emotional well-being through art. Join us for a painting activity in honor of UndocuQueer intersections, creating belonging through making, and helping express and resolve emotions. All supplies will be provided!

This art workshop will be facilitated by Seranie Ruiz, owner of Paint2Gather.

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Library Courtyard (by Starbucks)

Audience: Students

"Yellow Rose" Film Screening

Hosted By: Grads to Be

Join us in watching the story of an undocumented Filipina teen who must decide whether to stay with her family or leave her small Texas town to become a country music singer. Light refreshments will be available!

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Location: Building 500, Room 526

Audience: Students

   Thursday, October 19th

Transferring to the UC as an Undocumented Student

Hosted By: Transfer Center and Grads to Be

Learn how to fill out the University of California application’s residency/immigration questions, and gain insight on how to on answer Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) by sharing your story!

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Location: Building 200, Room 229 OR Online – Register Here

Audience: Students

Know Your Rights

Hosted By: CARECEN Legal Team and Grads to Be

This workshop will provide an overview of the rights of undocumented students and community members. We will share more information about CARECEN and how to take advantage of the FREE legal services that they offer.

Time: 2pm – 3 pm 

Location: Buidling 200, Room 229 OR Online – Register Here

Audience: Students, Staff Faculty

   Friday, October 20th

UndocuAlly Training Refresher

Hosted By: Grads to Be

This refresher training is geared toward FC employees who previously completed Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the Grads to Be UndocuAlly Training series.

We will provide a review of key concepts, policies, and best practices related to supporting and advocating for immigration-impacted students. The refresher session will help participants stay informed and up to date with the latest information to better serve and empower undocumented communities.

We will conclude with a recognition ceremony, providing lunch and certificates of completion!

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

For more information about the UndocuAlly Training Series visit grads2be.fullcoll.edu/becoming-an-undocually


California Community Colleges Chancellor's Webinar Series

Join the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, Community College League of California, and statewide partners for daily webinars throughout the week! Learn more and register by clicking here.

Webinar sessions are as follows:

Date Time Webinar Topic Description
Tuesday, October 17th 9:00am – 10:00am Immigrant Visas and How to Access In-State Tuition A guided conversation on nonresident students that have special immigrant visas may be exempted from paying out of state tuition.
Tuesday, October 17th 1:00pm-2:00pm An Anti-Racist Student Plan of Action
Wednesday, October 18th 9:00am- 10:00am Championing Equity through AB540 Learn about the new groundbreaking, systemwide AB 540 FAQ. This first-of-its-kind tool will allow more effective implementation of this important tuition equity policy across all public higher education systems in California.
Wednesday, October 18th 1:00pm-2:00pm The Stories of Undocumented Students Introduction to The COALITION and why we have come together. Each of us will share our story of connection to Undocumented Students and Communities to show why we support these communities and the political struggle for legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented and those mixed-status families that continue to be harmed.
Wednesday, October 18th 3:00pm-4:00pm Creating Student-Informed Policy with Undocumented Students This conversation explores how the California Undocumented Higher Education Coalition engages student advocates in the creation of student-informed policy. We will be sharing our learnings from our Student Policy Initiative and the roots of AB 1393 (Calderon, 2023), a policy which addresses food insecurity among undocumented students. Ultimately, belonging and inclusion can also mean that we work with students to co-create the policies that impact them on a daily basis.
Thursday, October 19th 9:00am-10:00am Cultivating Belonging for Undocumented Students in Teaching & Learning Spaces Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) faculty panelists will discuss elevating pedagogical, counseling, and mentoring practices, as well as institutional structures/programs which welcome undocumented students and help them feel a sense of belonging.
Thursday, October 19th 1:00pm-2:00pm Advocacy in Action: Strategies for Local, State and Federal Advocacy This webinar will provide an overview of the various forms of on-campus and off-campus advocacy to advance undocumented student success. Presenters will also offer a framework for how campus leaders can engage in undocumented student advocacy at their local campus, and the importance of state and federal policies that eliminate barriers, prioritize affordability, and access, and create the conditions for unconditional belonging and ultimately – student success.
October 20th
9:00am-10:00am Renewing the Dream – Making Financial Aid Accessible through Policy and Practice Uplifting the recommendations and practices featured in the Renewing the Dream report & how CSAC will be implement through the CA Dream Act Application.


NOCCCD District Wide Events