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​​Communicatio​ns & Resources for Students



Student Resources

Academic Support


Admissions & Records


  • Moreno Valley College - admissions@mvc.edu.
    Transcript Requests: See transcript ordering instructions.
    Forms: Complete online and submit with student email.
  • Norco College - WebAdvisor and email help – please send an email to admissions@norcocollege.edu
    Transcript Requests: Please visit the website to order
     Forms​: Most forms can be completed online and submitted through your RCCD student email. ​
  • Riverside City College - admissionsriverside@rcc.edu​
    General Admissions & Records Info Line: 951-222-8600 (leave a message and you will receive a call back)​

  • ​​Dual Enrollment
  • ​​​Evaluations
    • ​​Riverside City College - Degree/Certificate application and academic renewal questions – email Evaluations@rcc.edu or call 951-222-8610 (leave a message and you will receive a call back)

  • Outreach
    • ​Riverside City College​ - If you are a new student, Application, Orientation and Counseling can be completed online.
      Email: outreach@rcc.edu
      Phone: 951-235-0971, 951-235-0292, or 951-235-0320
      Website: www.RCC.edu/Outreach​


Counseling



Frequently Asked Questions


​Courses

Q: Classes are cancelled?
A: Campus is closed, but classes are not cancelled. Classes have transitioned to an online/remote environment until further notice. 

Q: How do I access my online class?
A: Classes will take place in Canvas. A computer (PC or MAC) is recommended. There could be issues trying to access courses via a mobile device. You are encouraged to check your RCCD email daily and regularly for updates, resources and student service updates. 

Here are a few resources:

Q: My professor has made it mandatory to used a webcam to take quizzes/test. I don’t feel comfortable. Is this mandatory?
A: Many changes are associated with the instructional environment as the RCCD colleges moved to remote (online) learning. Even as we change to online instruction, proctoring of exams remains an integral part of the course. 

Online proctoring is facilitated through the Canvas platform using Respondus (a proctoring system that has been adopted statewide by the California Community Colleges). This system requires that students use a webcam during proctored activities such as quizzes and tests. 

If your faculty member is utilizing this feature of Canvas, YES, it is mandatory. 

Check your college website to find out more about resources and online learning: 

Financial Aid

Q: Where is my refund/financial aid award?
A: Our financial aid offices are still serving our students, you may contact them at: 

  • MVC: StudentFinancialServices@mvc.edu 
  • Norco: studentfinancialservices@norcocollege.edu 
  • RCC: studentfinancialservices@rcc.edu 

Q: Where do I find my tax form for 2018. The 1098-T form?
A: You can download the 1098-T form from your WebAdvisor menu. If you paid for tuition charges or received a financial aid payment in 2019 it will be available to download. If you did not pay tuition you will not have a 1098-T available. For questions you can email us: 

Q: How do I find out if dropping a class will affect my financial aid?
A: Please email your financial aid office from your RCCD student email account for further assistance. Please make sure to include your student ID number. 

Q: Will my financial aid be delayed due to COVID-19?
A: No, at this time financial aid is not delayed. You can check your college website for updates. Please make sure to check your student email account regularly as well. 

Admissions & Records 

Q: How do I activate my email account?
A: If your email account was deactivated, please email helpdesk@rccd.edu, or call (951) 222-8388. 

Q: I can’t log in to my Student Email/MyPortal, how do I change/reset my password:
A: Students have the ability to request a one-time passcode via GO.RCCD.EDU that will enable them to reset their password. Click here to download detailed instructions

Students who are unable to reset their password online should email their school’s Admission & Records office for assistance. 

Q: How can I forward my student email to my personal email?
A: Students can configure their RCCD email account to automatically forward emails to a personal email account. Instructions can be found here. 

Q: How do I add my student email to my smart phone?
A: Apple - If you use an email provider like iCloud, Google, or Yahoo, Mail can automatically set up your email account with just your email address and password. Here's how: 

  • Go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts
  • Tap Add Account, then select your email provider 
  • Enter your email address and password 
  • Tap Next and wait for Mail to verify your account 
  • Choose information from your email account, like Contacts or Calendars
  • Tap Save 

Android 

  • Open Outlook on your Android
  • Tap the Gear Icon
  • Tap + Add Account 
  • Tap Add an Email Account 
  • Enter the email address and tap Continue
  • Tap the account you want to add
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in

Parking Services

Q: Can I get a refund on my parking permit?
A: At this time, no refunds are being given for spring parking fee. 

Q: Campus is closed, but can I still park on campus?
A: Only essential personnel are allowed on campus; any other vehicles are subject to citation. Any other questions unrelated to refunds can be directed to Daniel Shipp at parkingservices@rccd.edu

For information related to COVID-19 cases, testing sites and resources, visit:https://www.rivcoph.org/

Additional student FAQs by California Community College Chancellor’s Office can be found at https://www.cccco.edu/About-Us/Chancellors-Office/Divisions/Communications-and-Marketing/Novel-Coronavirus/students

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District

Q: Are there confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Riverside Community College District?
A: There are no cases at this time and the District is in regular contact with the Riverside County Health Department. 

Q: What is the impact on classes?
A: Following the Riverside County Public Health officials order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Riverside Community College District (RCCD) - Moreno Valley College, Norco College and Riverside City College, will suspended all non-essential on-site in-person functions, including but not limited to all in-person lectures, labs, meetings and events, until further notice. 

In-person courses will transition to online instruction by March 23. Updates and details will be provided as they become available at www.rccd.edu/covid19. All RCCD locations are closed for in-person lectures, labs, meetings and events until further notice. Courses currently online will continue as scheduled. 

For more information, please visit Student Resources under RCCD.edu/covid19 or you can email us at covid19@rccd.edu​ or call the Covid19 hotline at 951-222-8662. 

Q: How has COVID-19 and the District’s response impacted Districtwide events?
A: Following the Riverside County Public Health officials order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Riverside Community College District (RCCD) - Moreno Valley College, Norco College and Riverside City College, will suspended all non-essential on-site functions, including events, until further notice. 

Q: Are the colleges and District closing?
A: Following the Riverside County Public Health officials order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Riverside Community College District (RCCD) - Moreno Valley College, Norco College, and Riverside City College, will suspended all non-essential on-site in-person functions, including but not limited to all in-person lectures, labs, meetings and events, until further notice.

Classes will continue via remote learning and operations will continue. 

Q: Are the Early Childhood Education centers at Moreno Valley College and Riverside City College closing?
A: Yes, at this time both centers are closed.

Health and Prevention 

Q: How is the District planning for a potential outbreak of COVID-19?
A: The District’s COVID-19 response team is meeting daily to set policies for and issue operational guidance to the District community in response to the outbreak. 

Q: What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?
A: If you have a fever or cough, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. Keep track of your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get medical attention right away. Please use the CDC guidelines​ if you think you are sick. 

You can also be screened online at https://www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/

For medical-related questions, contact your health care provider or Riverside County Health Department at (951) 358-5107 and the emergency line is (951) 782-2974. For general questions regarding COVID-19, call 2-1-1. 

Q: What should students, faculty and staff do to minimize the risk of transmitting the disease Districtwide?
A: The District strongly recommends following CDC prevention guidelines, including: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. 
  • Stay home if you’re are sick. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. 
  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. 
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks. 

Q: Where is more information about COVID-19 located?
A: Please use the following sites for more information about frequently asked questions: 

Travel and Events 

Q: Are there any restrictions in place for District related travel?
 A: All District/College related travel is suspended until further notice. No New Travel reservations should be made at this time, until further notice. The District encourages participation in virtual meetings and conference attendance (via zoom or through teleconferencing). 

Q: What is the Travel Cancellation Procedure?
A: Travel already booked should be canceled. It is recommended that travel be canceled 72 hours prior to departure. There may be a chance that the airline will cancel the flight due to cuts in service to domestic/international routes, as demands for travel is declining. If that’s the case, passengers are often entitled to a refund of the ticket price and associated fees when the airline is at fault. When the passenger cancels a non-refundable tickets, in most cases, the airline will issue a credit or travel voucher good for future use on the airline and not a full refund. 



Financial Aid



Student Support Programs & Services


  • Career Center
  • Cal WORKs
    • Moreno Valley College - View the CalWORKs webpage​​. 
    • Norco College - CalWORKs mid-semester check-in appointments will be completed by phone. Staff will call to schedule your phone appointment. 
    • Riverside City College - CalWORKs mid-semester check-in appointments will be completed by phone. Staff will call to schedule your phone appointment. For more information, call Ms. Katie Toler at 951-328-3701.

  • Disability Support Services/Disability Resource Center
    • Moreno Valley College - Services and accommodations for students with disabilities are available as the transition to online instruction is made, including support for the deaf/hard of hearing, testing accommodations, and recording accommodations.
      Email: dss@mvc.edu and dsscounseling@mvc.edu
      Phone: Leave a voicemail at (951) 571-6138 
    • Norco College - For Accommodations please send an email to drc@norcocollege.edu from your RCCD email. 
    • Riverside City College - For accommodations, please send an email to drc@rcc.edu from your RCCD email. You may also call the office at 951-222-8508. For ASL Interpreting, please call 951-801-5675 or Patti Carpenter 951-222-8825.

  • EOPS/CARE
    • Moreno Valley College - EOPS/CARE counseling appointments can be scheduled through email. Contact: eops@mvc.edu 
    • Norco College - ​Counseling appointments/workshops will be conducted using Zoom online. To schedule an appointment, please email us at eops@norcocollege.edu​ 
    • Riverside City College - Counseling appointments/workshops will be conducted using Zoom online. To schedule an appointment, please call (951) 222-8045 or email us at eops@rcc.edu.

  • Foster Youth
    • Moreno Valley College​ - Guardian Scholars/Foster Youth Support Services appointments and assistance can be made via email. Visit the Guardian Scholars page for contact information​.​ 
    • Norco College - Laptops will be checked out to students as needed. A flyer is available with free local Wi-Fi zones in the area. Counseling appointments available through Zoom online. Staff are using the Group Me account for immediate communications/announcements. Visit the Phoenix Scholars website​ for additional information. 
    • Riverside City College - Laptops will be checked out to students as needed. A flyer is available with free local Wi-Fi zones in the area. Counseling appointments available through Zoom online. Please call (951) 222-8937 to schedule an appointment. Staff are using the Group Me account for immediate communications/announcements. Visit the Guardian Scholars​ website for additional information. For questions, contact Jeremy.johnson@rcc.edu​ or call 951-222-8251.

  • Health Services
  • Student Life
    • Riverside City College - Please visit the Student Life website for available services.

  • Transfer Center
  • Veterans
    • Moreno Valley College - Education Service is preparing guidance for colleges that have changes in training modalities and operation statuses due to COVID-19. Congress has introduced legislation that, if enacted, will alleviate the impact to GI Bill beneficiaries for a switch to pursuit solely through distance education. In order to avoid confusion and the need to make multiple changes to enrollments, VA is asking colleges to temporarily refrain from making any adjustments to enrollment certifications if training has changed due to COVID-19. VA says it will provide further guidance. Contact: veterans@mvc.edu​ 
    • Riverside City College - The Senate and House passed S.3503 and the bill will be headed to POTUS to sign, which will give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies. Please visit the Veterans website for available services.
      Email us at veterans.services@rcc.edu
      Call: 951-222-8607
      VA Education Call Center 1-888-442-4551 (between 8am-7pm EST, Mon-Fri.)


Additional Services


  • Food Pantry & Meal Assistance​  
    • Moreno Valley College​ - While food pantries are presently closed, grab-and-go bags are available to students who find themselves food insecure. Bags are limited, so items will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. ​The Riverside County Office of Education is offering meal service to RCCD students at six locations throughout the County of Riverside. Learn more on the Meal Support page​
    • Norco College - ​​​The normal Food Pantry hours of operation have been suspended. Those in need of Food Pantry items can contact Campus Police between the hours of 10 am-2 pm Monday through Friday at 951-222-8171 to arrange for a pick-up of food items. ​Since the campus is closed, showers will not be available for student use at this time. Please check back periodically for updates​. 
    • Riverside City College - Grab and Go Hungry Tiger Food bags – Beginning March 23 bags can be picked up on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm in parking lot G, near Campus Police. Bags are handed out on a first-come, first-served basis until bags run out.​

  • Laptop Loan Program
    • Moreno Valley College: To support the transition to online teaching this semester, each college is allowing enrolled students the ability to checkout a laptop. Laptops will be released on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no cost to students. A valid photo ID is required. Learn more on the Laptop Loan Information page​.​

  • Student Employment
    • Moreno Valley College - Direct deposit will continue as normal for student workers. Student workers who receive paper paychecks will have their check mailed to the home address currently listed in the Student Employment file. Students will be paid through March 30. If you need to update your mailing address, contact your college's Student Employment office. Contact: Angela.Rios@mvc.edu​ 
    • Norco College - Distribution of Paychecks and Paystubs – ALL paychecks and paystubs will be mailed (check pickup from the Cashier's Office is no longer available). Timesheet Submission – All timesheets and absence affidavits will be submitted electronically. At the end of the month, please complete your timesheet and e-mail it to your supervisor for review and approval. Visit the Student Employment Office website at www.norcocollege.edu/seo​ for additional information.
    • Riverside City College - Please visit the Student Employment website​ or call 951-222-8710 regarding how to submit your timesheets.

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Health Resources




Student Communications​

April 2, 2020 - In-Person Suspended, Online Through June 19


Dear Students, 

The Riverside County Public Health Officer has extended closures for county schools and colleges through June 19, 2020. 

RCCD colleges will continue to provide courses online until further notice. Operations continue and are available remotely; please feel free to reach out to your professors or home college website. Students can also email covid19@rccd.edu or call (951) 222-8662 for assistance. 

Updates and details will continue to be provided as they become available at www.rccd.edu/covid19. We encourage you to stay enrolled and succeed online. We are here for you! Thank you for your patience and support.

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph. D.
Chancellor



March 26, 2020 - No Cost Internet for Up to 60 Days

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You can get no-cost, in-home internet for up to two months during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak if you qualify for certain low-income internet programs or have a student living in your household. Here’s a list of the internet providers offering limited, no-cost internet services during the outbreak.

​Provider
Service
Who Qualifies
​Offer
​How To Get It
​Altice USA
​Internet up to 30 MBPS​

​New customers with K-12 or college students in household
​No cost for first 60 days
https://www.alticeusa.com/news/articles/feature/corporate/altice-usa-brings-free-broadband-k-12-and-college-students-during-coronavirus-pandemic​
1-866-200-9522 to enroll in Optimum region
1-888-633-0030 to enroll in Suddenlink region
​Charter Spectrum
​Internet up to 100 MBPS and no installation fees
​New customers with K-12 or college students in household
​No cost for first 60 days
https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-internet-offer-students/​
1-844-488-8395
​Comcast Xfinity
​Internet Essentials package with speeds up to 25 MBPS
​New Xfinity customers who are eligible to public assistance programs
​No cost for first 60 days ($9.95/mo. after)
https://www.internetessentials.com/​
1-855-765-6995
​Cox
​Internet up to 15 MBPS through Connect2Compete program
​New Cox customers with at least one K-12 student in household who qualifies for public assistance programs
​No cost for first 60 days ($9.95/mo. after)
https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete/covid-19-response.html​
1 -800- 234-3993


Data effective 3/18/20. Not all offers available in all areas. Prices and packages are subject to change. Every internet provider that has signed the Keep Americans Connected Pledge has also opened up their Wi-Fi hotspots for free public use.​

March 20, 2020 - Shelter at Home


RCCD Students: 

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order requiring residents in California to stay home, except as needed. The order​, which has the support of Sonia Angell, MD, director, State Public Health Office and California Department of Public Health, went into effect on Thursday evening (March 19). It will remain in place until further notice. 

A handful of essential services​ will remain open, such as gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants, banks and laundromats/laundry services. Some state and local government functions will also remain open, such as law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. If you go out to one of the approved locations, keep at least a six-foot buffer between yourself and other individuals.

Riverside Community College District‘s colleges and the District office locations are closed to all visitors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Very limited essential personne​l are permitted on site at this time. All other employees are working remotely, or are on stand-by until in-person operations resume, to ensure continuity of business operations and instruction.​ 

RCCD colleges continue moving instruction online for classes Monday, March 23. For more information regarding online instruction and available student services, please log on to your home college website or visit the District site. Students can also email covid19@rccd.edu or call (951) 222-8662 for assistance. Messages are routed to the appropriate department. 

We realize this is a challenging time. However, be reassured there are mechanisms in place to assist students in the transition to online learning. Faculty and staff are committed to the successful completion of the spring semester and keeping students’ academic careers on track. 

Our colleges are working to ensure your academic success and this includes grab and go food bags. Bags are limited, so items will be distributed on a first-come, first-serveD basis. 

At Riverside City College, grab and go bags will be distributed on March 20 from 1 to 3 pm in Lot G, near police portable. Then, beginning the week of March 23, bags will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same time and location until grab and go bags run out. 

At Norco College, care packages with non-perishable food is being distributed between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm, Monday through Friday. Students should contact campus police at (951) 222-8171 to arrange for a pick-up. 

At Moreno Valley College, grab-and-go bags are available on Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm at the Parkside Complex, Portable 17. 

The Riverside County Office of Education is offering meal service to RCCD students at six locations throughout the county of Riverside. Food service will be available from 8:30 am to 11:30 am starting March 17. The locations below will provide two breakfast meals and two lunch meals per student, so that one trip will last two days. 

  • Riverside— Arlington Regional Learning Center, 6511 Arlington Ave., Riverside 92503 
  • Hemet and San Jacinto — Betty Gibbel Regional Learning Center 1251 Eagle Dr., San Jacinto 92583
  • Southern Riverside County — David Long Regional Learning Center 41350 Guava St., Murrieta, 92562
  • Indio and Coachella Valley — Don Kenny Regional Learning Center 47336 Oasis St., Indio, 92562 
  • Perris and Moreno Valley — Val Verde Regional Learning Center 3010 Webster Ave., Perris, 92571
  • Palm Springs — Palm Springs Community School 1800 Vista Chino, Palm Springs, 92262

March 18, 2020 - In-Person Closure Through April 30


Riverside County Public Health Officer has extended the campus closures of the county’s schools and colleges through April 30. 

All RCCD locations are closed for in-person lectures, labs, meetings and events until further notice. Courses currently online will continue as scheduled. 

In-person courses will transition to online instruction by March 23. Updates and details will be provided as they become available at www.rccd.edu/covid19​

March 16, 2020 - Student Services Information


The Riverside Community College District (RCCD) - Moreno Valley College, Norco College, and Riverside City College, will close all non-essential functions beginning March 16 following the Riverside County Public Health​ officials order​ to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

  • ​ All in-person lectures, labs, meetings and events are suspended until further notice. 
  • I​n-person lectures will be held in an online learning environment by Monday, March 23. 
  • Classes already held online ​will continue as scheduled. 
  • Labs that cannot shift to an online environment will be rescheduled for a later date. 
  • Services that the D​istrict is unable to provide in an online format will be addressed at a later date.​

We are writing to assure you that in addition to our primary focus on the health and safety of our students and employees, we are doing our best to keep your academic progress on track. 

Q: How do I access my class online?
All classes will take place in the Canvas platform. A computer (PC or MAC) is recommended. There may be some issues accessing via a mobile device. Log into CANVAS (https://rccd.instructure.com/login/canvas​) and check your RCCD email often. 

Q: How do I get internet access?
Several companies including Charter, Spectrum, and Comcast have announced plans to offer free internet service for 60 days to households with students as classes are moving online amid concerns about COVID-19. Beginning March 16 Charter Communications will make its internet and WiFi services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company. WiFi hotspots will also be open for public. https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more​

Please contact the companies at the phone numbers below directly to arrange services if you are interested. 

  • Charter and Spectrum: 1-844-488-8395 
  • Comcast: 855-846-8376 for English speakers or 855-765-6995 for Spanish speakers​​

Q: How do I get access to support and services (e.g. counseling, tutoring, etc…)
There are many services that can be conducted online, by phone/text or email. Please visit the college website for additional information. You may also call the District Hotline at 951-222-8662 and your message will be routed to the appropriate college and department for a response within 24 hours.

Q: What if I belong to a special program or service (e.g. Veterans, Disability Resources, EOPS, Foster, etc)?
You will be contacted directly by the program director or staff member related to your program. Please check your RCCD email regularly for communications from your program or service. 

Q: Will I have access to the Food Pantry and/or Showers?
Please visit the college website to see modified hours of operation and/or locations. 

Q: What do I do if I am sick or think I have COVID-19?
If you have medical related questions, contact your health care provider or the Riverside County Health department at (951) 358-5107 during business hours or the emergency line at (951) 782-2974. For general questions regarding coronavirus, call 2-1-1.​

The California Department of Public Health has identified a number of precautions to protect yourself and those around you, including: 

  • Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Cleaning your hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. 
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or an elbow or shoulder if no tissue is available). Discard tissue and wash your hands. 
  • Social distancing – stay isolated from others if you develop respiratory symptoms, or a fever and a cough. Call your health care provider or local public health department first before seeking medical treatment.​​

March 15, 2020 - District/College Closure Message


Students, Faculty and Staff,

The Riverside Community College District (RCCD) - Moreno Valley College, Norco College, and Riverside City College, will close all non-essential functions beginning March 16 following the Riverside County Public Health​ officials order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

All in-person lectures, labs, meetings and events are suspended until further notice.

I​n-person lectures will be held in an online learning environment by Monday, March 23.

Classes already held online ​will continue as scheduled.

Labs that cannot shift to an online environment will be rescheduled for a later date.

Services that the D​istrict is unable to provide in an online format will be addressed at a later date.​​

For the health and well-being of the District community, effective immediately, RCCD will cease all non-essential in-person operations. At this time, unless notified otherwise by your supervisor, only those staff identified as ‘essential’ will be asked to report to work. All management staff are considered essential employees at this time and should report to work on Monday, March 16. Essential staffing levels may be adjusted to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Updates will be posted on this website and information will also be shared on the District’s social media accounts:​

​Facebook: @RCCDistrict, @MorenoValleyCollege, @NorcoCollege, @RiversideCityCollege
Twitter: @RCCDistrict, @mvcollege, @NorcoCollege, @RCCSocialmedia
Instagram: @rccdistrict, @morenovalleycollege, @norcocollege, @riversidecitycollege

The health and safety of students, faculty and staff is my top priority. We will take all necessary steps to minimize the spread of the virus. I appreciate everyone’s collaboration and cooperation at this time. We thank you for your patience and your continued support and understanding as we navigate this situation together.


Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District


March 13, 2020 - Transition to Online/Remote Learning


The health an​d well-being of our community is a top priority. District and College leadership are working to maintain the academic mission of our institution as we prepare for a shift of many courses to remote/online instruction. This directive supersedes the M​arch 12 announcement.

March 16 - March 17: All face-to-face lecture courses are suspended in preparation of the transition to online learning. During this transition, all faculty are to complete necessary online training and lecture preparation. All labs that cannot be easily converted to an online format and existing online courses will continue as scheduled until further notice.

March 18: RCCD courses will be hosted in an online format.

Riverside Community College District offices and colleges are not closing. College facilities will remain open, and operations will continue.

Updates and details will be provided as they become available.

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March 12, 2020 - Online/Remote Learning Message​


Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I want to reassure the RCCD community that leadership is doing everything we can to ensure your safety. Your healt​​h and well-being is my top priority. 

RCCD is continuing to work with Norco, Moreno Valley and Riverside City colleges leadership to make the best decisions for our institutions and the academic mission. 

As we prepare for a shift of many of our courses to remote/online instruction, we will continue to provide updates and details as they become available. 

The transition to online/remote learning will occur in three Phases:

  • Phase 1:
    • Starting Monday, March 23, most RCCD courses will be taught in a remote/on-line learning format. RCCD students and faculty can find helpful guides to assist them at RCCD COVID-19. This schedule will remain in effect until further notice. 
    • The hands-on labs, performance and studio classes, kinesiology activities, and career technical education skills based portion of courses will remain on site at this time. 
    • All classes will be cancelled Friday, March 20 to prepare for this transition. 
  • Phase 2:
    • We will continue to transition courses March 24 through April 6 in the STEM, Fine and Performing Arts and Career Technical Education disciplines as appropriate. There will be some exceptions for courses that do not lend well to an online format. These courses will remain on site at this time. 
  • Phase 3:
    • Some courses cannot be​ held remotely.  The District is committed to student education and these courses will be rescheduled at a later date if needed.

Riverside Community College District offices and colleges are not closing. College facilities will remain open, and operations will continue.

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District​​

March 11, 2020 - Continuity of Instruction & Operations​


Dear RCCD Students.

I want to give you an update on the District response to the COVID-19 situation.  These decisions are made in support of the concept of “social distancing," which can be effective with as little as a six-foot gap between individuals.

Continuity of Instruction & Operations

  • As of March 11, 2020, with no confirmed cases in the District, in-person instruction will continue until further notice.  Classes are not cancelled. 
  • The District and college offices are not closing. Offices will remain open and operations will continue. 
  • Our facilities staff have been using enhanced disinfecting protocols on all high-touch surfaces.
  • At this time RCCD is restricting all District/college related travel through March 31, 2020.  Travel is only permitted within southern California where attendance at the meeting/event is less than 200 individuals. In-state travel to California Community College Chancellor Office (CCCCO) meeting/event requiring air transportation must be approved by the college president.
  • All events and gatherings with more than 200 participants are to be postponed or canceled. 
  • A District taskforce is preparing a blanket distance education addendum to be submitted to the CA Community Colleges Chancellor's Office that will allow all RCCD courses to be offered in an online environment for a specified period of time.
  • In abundance of caution, District officials are working to support a remote learning environment including on-line instruction.  Updates will be shared as information is available. ​

There will be many questions in the days ahead. Updates will be provided on a regular basis.  I encourage you to revisit our previous communications and tips for staying well on the District COVID-19 updates webpage at https://www.rccd.edu/admin/bfs/risk/Pages/covid_19.aspx.

If you have medical related questions, contact your health care provider or the Riverside County Health department at (951) 358-5107 during business hours or the emergency line at (951) 782-2974. For general questions regarding coronavirus, call 2-1-1.

If you are not feeling well, we encourage you to adjust your schedules and stay home to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Thank you for your commitment to a healthy RCCD community. Please remember to stay well and look out for each other.


Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District​​

March 6, 2020 - Riverside County Emergency Management Department Update​


Dear Students, 

At present, the Riverside County Emergency Management Department confirmed that there are no coronavirus cases within Riverside County. A Riverside County resident is being treated for the virus in Northern California following a cruise. They have not been in Riverside County since returning.

Riverside Community College District is continuing to monitor the situation and work with health officials, and will be providing updates as needed. For the latest information, visit https://www.rccd.edu/admin/bfs/risk/Pages/safety.aspx

Risk Management, Safety and Police Department
Riverside Community College District
Moreno Valley College | Norco College | Riverside City College

March 5, 2020 - Acknowledgment and Resources​


Dear Students and Colleagues:

As concerns about the Coronavirus emerge, know that the Riverside Community College District is in contact with the California Community Colleges State Chancellor's Office, Governor's Office, federal, state and local health officials.  

For additional information, refer to the following links provided by the Riverside County Department of Health:

At present, there is one coronavirus case within Riverside County. The District will continue to monitor the condition and work with health officials, providing updates as needed. According to the Center for Disease Control, there is little immediate risk of exposure to the virus.​

The California Department of Public Health has identified a number of precautions to protect yourself and those around you, including:

  • Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cleaning your hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or an elbow or shoulder if no tissue is available). Discard tissue and wash your hands.
  • Social distancing – stay isolated from others if you develop respiratory symptoms, or a fever and a cough. Call your health care provider or local public health department first before seeking medical treatment.

If you have medical related questions, contact your health care provider or the Riverside County Health department at (951) 358-5107 during business hours or the emergency line at (951) 782-2974. For general questions regarding coronavirus, call 2-1-1.

If you are not feeling well, we encourage you to adjust your schedules and stay home to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Health and safety is RCCD's top priority. It takes all of us to ensure a safe and healthy environment.

Risk Management, Safety and Police Department
Riverside Community College District
Moreno Valley College | Norco College | Riverside City College



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