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December 10, 2021
Enjoy Your Winter Recess
This is the final issue of Beaver Bites for the Fall 2021 semester. For continuing students – we'll be back for the start of the Spring 2022 semester the week of January 15, 2022. For graduating and transferring students – we'll miss you! Make sure to keep us updated on all of your future successes by Sharing Your Story
Reminder: All American River College offices will be closed for Winter Recess from Friday, December 24 through Monday, January 3. Wishing you peace and good health this holiday season and a bright New Year. 
Enjoy your well-deserved break, Beavers!
ARC President's Message to Students
President Melanie Dixon has a special Fall 2021 video update for students. Click the video icon to watch now!
Congrats to
Mid-Year Grads
This is a special shout-out to all of our Beavers graduating at the end of this Fall 2021 semester! During a time like no other, you have achieved an important milestone in your life. Know that the American River College community, your family, and friends are all incredibly proud of you.
As you get ready to start the next chapter in your story, we hope you pause to reflect on your time at American River College and celebrate your success. We hope you make time to commemorate your journey and this moment for yourself and everyone who has cheered you on along the way.

Textbook Buyback and Rental Returns

Sell Your Textbooks
At the end of each term (or whenever you no longer need the book), the bookstore will buy back textbooks based on the book’s current market value and if the book is scheduled to be used by an instructor next term.

You can sell back your books in one of two ways:
1. Online via the bookstore's partner website, ValoreBooks; or
2. In-person at the American River College bookstore - view store hours and sell back FAQs

Return Textbook Rentals
If you rented textbooks this semester from the bookstore, they are due by Thursday, December 16.

You can return your books in one of two ways:
1. In-person at the American River College bookstore - view store hours; or
2. Ship your rentals to the store, using the shipping carrier of your choice. Note: Shipping is at your expense.
  • Sign in to your bookstore account using the same email address you provided at the register in-store or entered when you rented online. Note: If you don’t know your password, that’s OK – just click “Forgot Password” to reset. 
  • Once you’ve signed in, you will be navigated to the Rentals page to view your Rental Account Information and Rental History.
  • Click “Return all Rentals by Mail” and follow the steps to print your packing slip.
  • Print your packing slip, and include it with your rental shipment. Your packing slip is crucial to include in your box – it identifies you, what you’re returning, and where to send your rentals.

For questions, please contact the American River College bookstore at or (916) 484-8111.
Enroll Now for Spring 

The Spring 2022 schedule includes a mixture of online and in-person classes. Priority registration is happening now with open enrollment beginning Tuesday, December 21, so make sure to choose and enroll in your classes early to get the classes you want. Classes start the week of Saturday, January 15.

Note: You must meet the vaccine requirement to enroll in on-campus classes.
Refund Request Deadline Approaches
The last day to submit a refund request to the Business Services Office for tuition or fees is Thursday, December 16. Visit the refunds webpage for more information.

Note: Money in your eServices account is not automatically refunded to you. If you have a credit balance in your eServices account and you do not request a refund by the last day of instruction of the semester, then you forfeit that money.
Refunds are issued within six to eight weeks. If you paid by credit card, then a refund will be issued to the credit card you paid with. All other methods of payment will be refunded by check and mailed to the address on file with Admissions and Records.
Save the Date: Scholarship Season is Coming
Did you know that thanks to generous donors, the Los Rios Colleges Foundation awards nearly $500,000 in scholarships to students each year? The application period for students to apply will be Friday, January 14 through Friday, March 4, 2022. Learn more on the Apply for Foundation Scholarships webpage.
The Final 2021 Parrot Is Here
The final 2021 issue of the Parrot, the newsletter from ARC’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program, is available online now. Enjoy a variety of stories and profiles from ESL students and faculty.
ARC Calendar and Events