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May 13, 2022

Looking Ahead to Summer and Fall


Congratulations, Beavers, on making it to the end of the spring semester! We know that the past two-and-a-half years have been challenging for many students. Your hard work, academic success, and perseverance are to be commended. We are so proud of you! So what's next?


Summer 2022

Open enrollment for summer classes is happening now! There are still openings in many classes that can help you stay on track or get ahead. The summer session begins Monday, June 6 – enroll today!


Fall 2022

Check out our Fall 2022 offerings a mixture of online and additional in-person classes! Priority registration is happening now with open enrollment beginning Tuesday, May 17, so make sure to choose and enroll in your classes early to get the classes you want. Classes start on August 20.

Financial Aid is Still Available for You

If you’re planning to take classes in the fall, make sure you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) early so you are able to get your distribution before the start of the fall semester. 


Additionally, the federal government has provided Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) resources to help address the immediate and urgent impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students. For the Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023 terms, the grants will range between $150 and $900, based on a student's financial need and the number of units they are enrolled in this semester. Students may be eligible for a second, matching grant based on continued enrollment. In total, an eligible student could receive up to $3,600 if they enroll in – and stay enrolled in – 15 units plus certain transferable math and English courses for the full year. 

Need help completing your application? Financial Aid officers have a Virtual Zoom Lab available to students for drop-in. Get the lab hours and the Zoom link on the Financial Aid webpage.

Congratulations to the Class of 2022

You arrived at a monumental moment in your life – college graduation! We are so proud of you and all the hard work you have put in to reach this milestone. Congratulations to all our Beaver graduates! 

We are excited to announce that we are planning for an in-person outdoor 2022 Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 pm at Beaver Stadium on the main ARC campus. This celebration is for the class of 2022. The in-person ceremony is contingent upon the continued decrease in COVID-19 cases in the region.

The ceremony will be livestreamed on the college's YouTube channel. If you can't attend in person, watch the celebration live from the comfort of your home!

Mental Health Doesn't Take a Break

Classes are wrapping up for the spring semester and summer is almost here! But your mental health doesn’t take a summer break. If you need support over the summer, turn to TimelyCare for free mental and physical health care. More resources to support your mental and physical wellness are available on our Student Health and Wellness webpage. Take care of yourself this summer!

Refund Deadline is May 18

Wednesday, May 18 is the deadline to submit a refund request for Spring 2022. You can submit a refund application through eServices. For more information on the process, visit Refund Application Instructions.

California June Primary Election

Please note that all active registered voters in California will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the upcoming Primary and General Elections. Make sure to register or update your voter registration.


2022 Primary Election Dates:

  • May 9: Counties offer early voting sites - find a location.
  • May 23: Last day to register to vote online or by mail ahead of the Primary Election
  • May 24 - June 7: Same Day Voter Registration is available - voters can conditionally register and vote at a county elections office or polling location after the voter registration deadline, up to and including Election Day
  • May 31: Last day for county elections officials to send a registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot
  • Tuesday, June 7: Primary Election - polls will be open throughout the state from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


You can cast your vote or turn in your ballot at two Los Rios colleges:

American River College Vote Center

4700 College Oak Drive 

Student Center Community Rooms (Enter Parking Lot A from Myrtle Avenue)

Sacramento, CA 95841

June 4-6

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Election Day: June 7 

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Sacramento City College Vote Center

3835 Freeport Blvd (Enter Parking Lot off Sutterville Rd)

Sacramento, CA 95822​

June 4-6

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Election Day: June 7

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Vocal Jazz Wins Again

ARC's Vocal Jazz Ensembles recently won their 26th award from Downbeat Magazine, the premier international jazz publication. The ensembles were honored for Community College Outstanding Performance in the category of Small Vocal Group. This is the third Downbeat award in the past two years for ARC.

Student Art Online Now

ARC’s Kaneko Gallery is proud to present the 2022 Student Art Show. Student artwork is now available online. Take a few moments and enjoy the work of our talented ARC student artists!

View the Student Art Show

Safety Center Open House Postponed

The Open House for the Sacramento Regional Public Safety Center Open House - originally scheduled for Sunday, May 15 - has been postponed until a later date. Please watch the college website and social media for more information about a rescheduled event.

Beaver Bites Final Issue for Spring

This is the final issue of the Beaver Bites for the Spring 2022 semester. This summer, we'll be on a bi-weekly schedule, returning to our weekly editions for the start of the Fall 2022 semester. Hope you all get to enjoy some rest and relaxation this summer – you deserve it, Beavers!

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