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June 3, 2022

Get Your Summer Off to a Great Start

The Summer 2022 session officially begins Monday, June 6. Open classes are still available. For online classes, regularly check Canvas starting Monday to see when your class is “live”/published. Don’t see your class? To view unpublished classes, click on the “Courses” icon and select “All Courses”. If you see your class listed as unpublished, you are enrolled and active in the class. Check back again soon to see if the course is live.

Get Started with Canvas

Online and even many of our in-person classes use the Canvas online learning management system. If you are new to Canvas, check out these short Los Rios Canvas "how-to" videos on the most requested features. 


Additional Canvas resources:

Know Your Schedule

Some online classes meet weekly at specific days and times, while others don't and will be 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 there is no required weekly meeting 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. 

Some classes meet in-person on campus - check your schedule for the day, time, and meeting location (including if it will be at the main campus or at one of the centers).


Are you on a waitlist? The waitlist status of a class changes throughout the enrollment period, so you should regularly monitor your waitlist status. If your professor gives you a permission number to add the class, follow these Use Permission Number/Enroll from Waitlist instructions for eServices.

Get Your Textbooks

Start by looking up your textbooks by course section on the bookstore website. Free pickup is available! You’ll receive an email letting you know when your items are available for pickup and what to do when you arrive. 

Parking Update for Summer

Los Rios will not be selling semester or daily parking permits for Summer 2022. This means you will not be ticketed for a lack of permit during the term. However, please make sure to park in designated student parking spaces/lots and be sure to follow all other 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 these violations could result in a ticket. 

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.

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

Virtual and In-Person Student Support Services

This summer you can access student services both online and in-person. For virtual support, you can access online tutoring, use the "Ask a Librarian" feature 24/7, meet with a member of the Financial Aid office via Zoom, and so much more. Explore available remote and in-person resources on our webpage.

Technology Resources

Get help with your technology needs! Check out the Technology Resources webpage to learn how to download software like Microsoft and Adobe, see if you are eligible for a free Chromebook, plus find information about low-cost or free internet and wi-fi. You can also reset your password, set up security questions, or contact Tech Support if you have additional questions.

Dates and Deadlines

Looking for the latest academic dates and deadlines?

Activate Your Handshake Profile

Be sure to activate or update your profile in Handshake, the career search platform for finding a job, internship, and volunteer opportunities; and for virtual career fairs and employer events.

  • Graduating students: Alumni have access to the Los Rios instance of Handshake for up to 2 semesters after program completion. Or you can associate your profile with your new transfer institution. 
  • Current and Incoming students: Start planning for the summer and fall by checking out internship and volunteer opportunities on Handshake. 

Learn More About Getting Started

Vaccine Requirement for In-Person Classes

To take in-person classes, all students must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file before the semester begins. As part of our efforts to help reduce barriers for students to enroll in our colleges, Los Rios revised the enrollment process for in-person classes to allow all students to enroll in in-person classes and provide proof of vaccination (or an approved exemption) prior to the start of the semester. This change took effect in summer 2022, and any student who was not cleared two weeks before the start of the semester was dropped from their in-person classes.


Students who choose to not be vaccinated may take 100% online classes but may not come to campus for in-person classes and student support services. Learn more at the Vaccination Requirement webpage.

Self Care Available Over the Summer

Summertime is underway! Whether you’re taking a much-needed break, putting in that work, or doing a little bit of both, don’t forget about TimelyCare, your free virtual health and well-being platform available 24/7/365. Check out to see what services are available! 

If you’re stressed and need a little zen in your life, also check out the “Explore” page in the TimelyCare app (download via the Apple App Store or Google Play) to browse all the on-demand well-being content. Yoga and meditation sessions and self-help discussions are available to you at no cost.

Celebrate Pride Month

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. This month-long celebration demonstrates how LGBTQ Americans have strengthened our country by using their talent and creativity to help create awareness and goodwill. The history and legacy of LGBTQ individuals can be explored on the Library of Congress website.

The Road to Graduation

If you plan to complete your degree or certificate at the end of this term (Summer 2022), make sure to submit your graduation petition by the Friday, June 24 deadline. If you need to see a counselor before filing your petition, don't wait - make your counseling appointment today!

Complete Your Online Grad Petition

Celebrating the Class of 2022

We were so thrilled to celebrate our 2022 graduates in-person! Congratulations to our Beaver grads and all the graduates from our Los Rios sister colleges at Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College. Check out the highlight reel below and don't forget you can watch a recording of the American River College graduation livestream on our YouTube page.

EOP&S/CARE/NextUp Fall Application Open

Are you planning to attend ARC this fall? Great! You need to check out the resources and services offered by EOP&S, CARE, and NextUp. EOP&S supports students impacted by language, social, economic, and educational disadvantages. CARE supports students who are single heads of household receiving CalWORKs cash aid for themselves and/or their dependents. NextUp services are available to ARC EOP&S students who are current and former foster youth.


The Fall 2022 application is open now - the application submission deadline is Monday, August 8, by 4:00 pm. 

Apply Now

Department of Rehabilitation

Application Workshops

The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) works with the college's Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS) and WorkAbility III programs to provide services resulting in gainful employment for individuals with disabilities. Application workshops are held every Wednesday, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm via Zoom (register in advance), to help students learn more about the available support and services and how to get started! View Upcoming DOR Workshops.

Career Workshops

Make sure you stand out – attend our online summer Career & Pathways workshops and register in advance.

University Representatives and Transfer Counseling

Are you planning to transfer? The ARC Transfer Center offers a lineup of virtual and in-person appointments throughout the summer with University representatives, including transfer counseling.

Study Abroad Info Meetings

Are you interested in studying abroad? Find out more about the Los Rios Study Abroad program and the upcoming Fall 2022 trip to London with FLC Biology/Zoology Professor Dr. Fran Keller at an upcoming information meeting. Financial aid and/or scholarships may be available. 


Learn more at any of these scheduled info sessions via Zoom:

  • Monday, June 6, 12:00 to 1:00 pm or 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, June 8, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, or 7:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 9, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, or 8:00 to 9:00 pm

Paid Fellowship Opportunity

Join us on Wednesday, June 8 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm to learn about a paid fellowship opportunity. The education non-profit, Improve Your Tomorrow (IYT), is recruiting college students to join their AmeriCorps-backed mentorship fellowship program. This mentoring program is a year-long paid opportunity for diverse college students to develop strong, innovative, and empathetic leadership. Please join the virtual info session (register in advance on Handshake) to hear more about how you can develop hands-on skills while supporting young men of color on their journey to and through college. 

Summer Jazz Workshop

The ARC Summer Jazz Workshop is a one-day event on Saturday, June 11, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, that is open to all instrumental musicians from middle school to adult, interested in developing skills in the jazz idiom. Students will practice sight-reading skills in an ensemble setting throughout the day. Students will also attend a workshop on jazz improvisation and a master class on their instrument. This exciting event will include instructional materials and lunch; the day will conclude with a free public concert performance of all ensembles in the ARC Theatre at 4:00 pm. Cost is $45.00.

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