ACC celebrates its 50th anniversary with faculty, staff, students, and the community during Spirit Week, Monday, September 18, through Friday, September 22. The college hosts activities and events on every campus throughout the district, with a different theme each day.

Students and employees are encouraged to dress up according to the theme of the day to show off their ACC pride. 

ACC’s Spirit Week event highlights include:

Monday, September 18 | 70s Vibes
Wear your 70s gear in honor of the year of our opening — 1973.

  • ACC Cypress Creek Campus hosts Go Batty for Breakfast Tacos with free breakfast tacos from 8-10 a.m.
  • ACC Elgin Campus hosts a 70s Costume Contest all day for a chance to win ACC 50th anniversary merchandise. 
  • ACC Riverside Campus hosts a 70s Soul Train Line and Food from 12 – 2 p.m. with sausage wraps, funky 70’s music, and a Soul Train line. 

Tuesday, September 19 | We’re Golden
Wear your gold accessories in honor of our Golden 50th Anniversary. 

  • ACC Eastview Campus invites Riverbats young and old to share Snacks, Music & Memories from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • ACC Hays Campus hosts Donuts and Pizza — free donuts in the morning and free pizza in the afternoon.
  • At ACC Northridge Campus, the Asian American & Pacific Islander Cultural Center hosts Crafting & Calligraphy from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Create lanterns and origami or try your hand at traditional Chinese calligraphy while snacking on treats and beverages.

Wednesday, September 20 | Tie Dye
Bring out your tie-dye in honor of the decade of our opening — the 1970s.

  • ACC Rio Grande Campus hosts a Grape Soda Float Mixer. Enjoy grape soda floats and more purple-flavored fun.
  • ACC South Austin Campus hosts Make Your Own Tie-Dye. All Riverbats are invited to come out and make their own tie-dyed t-shirts.

Thursday, September 21 | Keep Austin Weird
Wear clothes or accessories that celebrate your favorite decade over the past 50 years. 

  • ACC Round Rock Campus hosts a Through the Decades Photo Booth from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dress from any decade in the past 50 years and get your photo taken in the mobile photo booth.

Friday, September 22 | Go Purple
Wear your Riverbat Purple for this extra special Go Purple Friday!

  • ACC Highland Campus hosts Purple Rain Day. Put on your bell bottoms and platform shoes and join your colleagues for an employee gathering at Eatery 73 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • ACC San Gabriel Campus will be passing out Grape Popsicles from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

View details for these events and see the full list of Spirit Week events at