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August 19, 2022

Welcome Activities Next Week

All students are invited to a series of Week of Welcome (WOW) events next week on the ARC main campus. All events will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Learn more about these events on the online calendar.

  • Monday, August 22 – Welcome Back: Enjoy the first day of the semester with a variety of events on the main campus.
  • Tuesday, August 23 – De-Stress Activities: Relax with music, coloring, and other activities.
  • Wednesday, August 24 – Ice Cream Social: Learn about campus programs, find a campus job, and meet the ARC ASB Student Leaders with some free ice cream in the Student Center.
  • Thursday, August 25 – Nacho Average Disco: Enjoy nachos from Nacho House 916 and dance at the Silent Disco at the Student Center.

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.

Important Information

Here are some helpful reminders for you:


Emergency Resources: Download the Rave Guardian App to have safety resources and information at your fingertips, including what to do in case of an emergency.


Parking: Parking permits are not required for students during the fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters. However, students will be required to park in designated student parking spaces. The Los Rios Police Department will enforce violations in red zones and other restricted areas, metered or timed parking, disabled parking, and violations that impede traffic or block access.


Smoking: American River College is a tobacco-free, smoke-free, and vape-free campus.


Free Speech: Please be aware that outside groups occasionally visit campus exercising their constitutionally protected right to free speech. These groups might display images or engage in speech that is offensive to some. Learn more about free speech on campus.

WayFind is Your Campus Map

Are you looking for a map of the main campus? You need ARC WayFind. WayFind is an interactive, mobile-friendly tool that will give you clear directions from one location to another on campus.

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Child Development Center

The ARC Child Development Center is accepting applications for fall enrollment! The application is available online, or stop by the center on the East side of campus. Call the center at (916) 484-8652 if you have any questions.

Check Out the Science Success Center

Calling all science students - you are invited to take advantage of ARC’s Science Success Center as a resource this fall. The center’s program is designed to help you build good study habits and find the right time management tools to succeed in your class. Center staff will work with you one-on-one at the time of your choosing. If you can find 30 minutes once a week to meet with us, we will help you. Learn more at the Science Success Center’s website.

Eligible Students Can Buy Groceries with CalFresh

More than 40% of college students qualify for CalFresh! CalFresh benefits are issued on an EBT card that works like a debit card. It can be used at most grocery stores and many farmers markets to buy food. You can even use CalFresh to purchase food online through sites like Amazon and Walmart!


Los Rios partnered with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services to create videos in English, Spanish, Farsi, and Hmong about how to apply for CalFresh.

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