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February 17, 2022
President’s Video Message
American River College President Melanie Dixon has a brief Spring 2022 update for all students. Click the video below to watch!
Return to In-Person Classes & Services February 22

Effective Tuesday, February 22, we will resume in-person instruction for all classes that were originally scheduled in-person and resume in-person services where appropriate. If you signed up for an online class, there will be no change and your class will remain online. The transition to more in-person instruction and services will require us to continue to be nimble in the face of evolving public health conditions. Omicron likely will not be the last COVID-19 variant that comes to our community. We will continue to respond in real-time to the rapidly evolving public health dynamics in our communities.
Maintaining Mask Requirement

Last week, Governor Newsom announced that starting February 16, the statewide mask mandate would be lifted for vaccinated people in most indoor spaces (for now, the mandate remains in place for unvaccinated people and in K-12 schools). We are following all of the evolving guidance on this issue closely. For now, we will maintain the districtwide mask requirement already in place in the interest of clarity and given the many different applicable standards. We recognize that clarity is critical with such a complicated issue, which is why we believe that maintaining this universal approach is prudent for now. We will reassess our mask requirement in the weeks ahead based on further evolving guidance and public health information.
You Can Still Enroll in a Late-Start Class

Second eight-week (8W2) term classes begin on Tuesday, March 15, and you still have time to pick up one more class and make even more progress toward your goal! Check out the full list of open, late-start classes on the class schedule page.
Scholarship Application Deadline March 4

Beavers, you can choose from 191 scholarships worth thousands of dollars! Scholarships can help you pay for your education or related expenses. Starting this year, the general scholarship application no longer requires a letter of recommendation! Check out available scholarships and make sure to get your application in before the Friday, March 4 deadline.
Grad Petition Deadline March 4
Only two weeks left to submit your Grad Petition! If you are planning on completing your associate degree or certificate requirements this semester, Friday, March 4 is the deadline to petition to graduate. More information on Commencement to come.

Beaver Cares Food Distribution

Beaver Cares Drive-thru Produce and Food Distribution events is on Tuesday, February 22, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Non-perishable foods and toiletries will be available while supplies last. We ask students to follow the signage as well as remain in their vehicles. Masks and social distancing are required.

Location: ARC Main Campus - Near Portable Village.
FAFSA/CADAA Priority Deadline March 2

Plan ahead for the 2022-2023 school year and complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) by the priority deadline on Wednesday, March 2.

Submitting your application by the priority deadline helps ensure you receive the maximum amount of financial aid possible. Applying early will also help ensure that you are ready for fall and don’t see delays in receiving your financial aid.

Need help with your application? Contact the Financial Aid Office for support!
Expungement Clinic on Saturdays

If you are a Los Rios student with a Sacramento County criminal conviction, you can explore setting the conviction aside through the free American River College Expungement Clinic.

Clearing convictions will help when you are trying to get a job, professional license, or a good career.
  • ARC Paralegal students will help you, under the supervision of Clinic attorneys;
  • Documents are completed to legal standards and courtroom ready;
  • Background criminal history is obtained free with your permission;
  • Schedule an interview where you learn your options;
  • The process takes 60 to 90 days from interview to court hearing.

Schedule an appointment by emailing
Interviews are available through Zoom on Saturday mornings from February 19 through May 7. Clinic service is limited to Los Rios students with convictions in Sacramento County.
CRC Art Gallery | Real ID
Eight ceramic artists take on identity in the CRC Art Gallery exhibit Real ID. Real-ID questions where our concept of identity originates. This exhibit is part of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) project, "Fertile Ground." 

This exhibit runs from February 25 to March 29. The opening reception will take place Friday, February 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Gallery regular hours: Monday to Friday, 12:00 to 4:00 pm. More information about the exhibit and map to the art gallery can be found on the CRC event website.
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