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August 11, 2022

ARC President Welcome Video

ARC President Melanie Dixon has a Fall 2022 welcome message for all students. Click the thumbnail image below to watch!

Welcome to the Fall 2022 Semester!

The semester officially begins Saturday, August 20. If you are in an online class, make sure to begin checking your Canvas on Saturday for communications from your professors. If you have an in-person class, you should plan to attend your class on the day and time found on your schedule. Make sure to check the location of your in-person class to ensure you go to the right campus. 

All students who access district or college facilities (including in-person classes, student support services, or any other indoor activity) and all employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious exemption. Learn how to confirm your vaccination status and submit documentation. We also strongly recommend that anyone accessing campus facilities wear a mask and get their booster shot

Tip: Don’t see your class on Canvas? To view unpublished classes, click on the “Courses” icon and select “All Courses” to see everything you are currently enrolled in.

Don’t Miss out on Great Fall Classes

We know you’re already enrolled for fall, but have you considered taking one more class if you are attending part-time? Studies show that students enrolled in 6-9 units who take just ONE more course are more likely to stick to college, save money and meet their academic goals sooner (2-3 vs 5 years). Plus, there are great classes in many fun and exciting areas to consider, including:

  • Music
  • Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Theatre 
  • and so many more!

Taking an additional class will get you closer to graduation, transfer, and the job you want! Check out the Fall class schedule for a full list of available classes.

Know Your Schedule


In-person classes will have a set day, time, and location for your class. This information will be provided on your class schedule in eServices. If your location says TBD, check back closer to the first day of class for updated information.


Some classes are synchronous and meet online at specific days and times, while others will be asynchronous and are more self-paced. Check your schedule in eServices to make sure you know which of your classes meet up and put it on your calendar so you don't forget!

If no days/times are listed or you see "TBD" or "1 AM - 1 AM," that means your class is asynchronous and there is no scheduled meeting time for that class. Even if you don’t have a set meeting time, plan to check Canvas each week and set aside time to do your regular coursework.

How to Find Your Textbooks

Start by looking up your textbooks by course section on the bookstore website. Free store pickup is available at checkout or you can pay to have your textbooks shipped to your house. If you’d like to shop in person, check the website for their hours of operation.

If you ship your items, they will typically arrive within 4-7 days. Expedited shipping is also available for an additional cost. 

Note: Friday, August 26 is the deadline to return textbooks or class materials to the bookstore and receive a refund (as long as the product is in its original condition). Purchases made from August 26 on will have a two business day return policy.

Parking Update

Los Rios will not be issuing parking permits for students for the Fall 2022 semester. This means you will not be ticketed for a lack of a permit during the semester, as long as you are parked in a student parking spot. Employees will be issued parking permits and an employee permit is required to park in any staff parking spaces. Please be sure to follow all parking rules such as only parking in handicapped spots if you have the appropriately issued placard and no parking in fire or loading zones, as violations of these could result in a ticket.

Your Transit ZipPass

The Universal Transit Pass (UTP) allows eligible students to use Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) bus and light rail services at a lower price. All eligible students are charged the UTP fee, regardless of whether or not they use the pass. The UTP is available electronically via SacRT's mobile fare app, ZipPass. Learn more at the SacRT ZipPass/Universal Transit Pass webpage.

I’m on the Waitlist, Now What?

The waitlist status of a class changes throughout the enrollment period, so you should regularly monitor your waitlist status. After the semester starts on Saturday, August 20, a permission number is required to be added to a class from the waitlist. If your professor gives you a permission number to add the class, follow these Use Permission Number/Enroll from Waitlist instructions.

Permission numbers are only given to you directly from your professor. If you have questions about whether you will be receiving a permission number, contact your professor to ask how they will be managing their waitlist this semester.

Not sure you will be added from the waitlist, but still need another class this semester to stay on track? Check the list of open classes to see if there is another section of the class you are waitlisted in or if there is another class you want to take.

Tech Tips to Get You Started 

Canvas: Online and in-person classes both use the Canvas learning system. If you are new to Canvas, check out our Los Rios Canvas "how to" videos to get started or visit the Canvas Getting Started Guide

Apps and Software for Students: Check out the Technology Resources webpage for instructions on how to download software like Microsoft and SacRT’s Zip Pass, plus find information about low-cost or free internet and wi-fi.

Introducing Service Central: Students can now request IT services or get support for any IT issue through the online Service Central portal. This includes submitting a request for computer support, software (such as Microsoft Word), hardware (such as a Chromebook), or access to tools and systems (for example, Canvas). In this centralized online system, you’ll be able to track your requests online and ultimately receive faster responses from the IT team.

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Tips for Online Classes

  • Since online classes don’t require you to meet in person, it can be easy to underestimate how much work they require. Avoid over-scheduling, know the expectations, and actively participate.
  • If you have a class that meets at specific days and times on Zoom, make sure to know your schedule and follow it. Log onto Zoom a little early so you’re not scrambling at the last minute.
  • Regularly check your email, Canvas online class portal, and communicate with your instructor and use the resources they provide.
  • Manage your time wisely and be aware of deadlines. Limit your social media use. Get online tutoring help early on and especially if you’re falling behind.
  • Create structure and routine with a regular study space that is comfortable and has minimal distractions.

Student Support Services

We offer many different services and programs, all dedicated to enhancing your college success! You can get assistance with your classwork through tutoring and build community with student programs like our UNITE CenterVeterans Resource Center, and more.

Basic Needs Resources

Get your basic needs met and find help for emergency needs! Check out the Basic Needs Resources webpage, which includes resources for financial assistance, housing, shelter, food, mental health and wellness, social services, and more.

Emergency Resources

To ensure you receive critical emergency notifications, make sure your contact information is up-to-date. Login to eServices, click “Profile,” and then “Emergency Alert Information.” You will then be able to update your information including preferred email and phone number. You can also download the Rave Guardian App to have Los Rios safety resources and information at your fingertips, including what to do in case a lockdown happens on campus.

Dates and Deadlines

Looking for the latest academic dates and deadlines?

Workshops For Students on Job Search, Networking, Resume Writing

CRC’s Work Experience Program is hosting workshops you may find useful as you start a new semester.

Developing an Effective Job Search Plan

Friday, August 1212:00 to 1:00 pm

In this workshop you will learn basic strategies that should anchor your job search including:

  • How to be intentional
  • Where to search for opportunities
  • What to include in your application packet


Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Friday, August 19, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

You will learn:

  • What is introversion and extroversion
  • How to utilize your inherent strengths to build connections
  • Strategies for networking during a pandemic


How to Write a Winning Resume

Friday, August 26,12:00 to 1:00 pm 

During this workshop, you will learn:

  • About the different parts of a resume and their purpose
  • To discover and highlight your own unique features and attributes
  • About different types of resumes and discover the one best for you
  • To develop a cover letter and put the finishing touches on your resume
Log into Handshake to Register

Get Help from the Transfer Center

The Cal State University (CSU) Application for Spring 2023 Admissions application period is here, and the deadline is Wednesday, August 31. ARC staff are providing live 1-on-1 support for any prospective transfer applicants to any of the 23 CSUs for Spring 2023 Admission.

On-Ground Application Help Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Location: Transfer Center in the Welcome & Support Building

Zoom Live Chat Hours (through August 31) 

Click for ZOOM RSVP links

Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm


Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

CSU Admission Application Workshops

These sessions will help you apply to any of the 23 Cal State Universities including Sac State. 

Tuesday, August 16, 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Friday, August 26, 9:00 to 10:00 am

Tuesday, August 30, 2:00 to 3:00 pm

University of California (UC) Assistance

Get Advice from Los Rios Staff and Counselors on how to update your TAP Planner. The TAP planner is an online tool to help prospective UC Transfer students track and plan their coursework.

Thursday, August 25, 1:00 to 2:00 pm

To RSVP for any CSU or UC workshop, go to

The Transfer Resource Directory provides links to transfer websites, upcoming webinars, virtual campus tours, and contact information for university representatives from all 23 CSUs, 9 UCs, and various private universities.

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