Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Register for Mexican Seafood Workshop April 11

Yum! Learn how to prepare classic Mexican seafood dishes, salsas and sauces with our Cafe at Rio and Sustainable Food Systems teams, April 11! 

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Our workshops are designed for life-long learners-- who find joy in learning something new and meeting new people. No tests, no grades-- just yummy fun.

Makes for a great Date Night! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

T-Minus One Day for Geeks Night Out-- March 20!

Time to break out the lightsabers, capes and curiosity for Geeks Night Out, Wednesday, March 20, at the Tempe Community Complex. 

Rick Vaughn demos 3D printer
Geeks Night Out is the ultimate, family-friendly gathering for people who love exploring the wonders of science, technology and innovation! Free and open to the public.

Rio Salado is proud to serve as a partner in this annual City of Tempe Arizona SciTech Festival. Be sure to stop by our booth and join STEM Faculty Chair Rick Vaughn and Faculty Chair of Applied Technology Richard Cuprak to learn about the latest trends and technologies that are improving our world.

Visit this event page for the latest details.

Check out this video for a preview of what to expect in 2019!

Pictured above is Richard Cuprak wowing Geek Night Out attendees in 2017.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Last Call for Dash with Splash 5K Run/Walk 3/23

Poster for event featuring Rio Salado College mascot Splash in running gear.  Text: Rio's Dash with Splash.

Last call to register for our Dash with Splash 5K Run/Walk on March 23 at Arizona Falls park in Phoenix! 

Register now at

This is a family-friendly and pet-friendly fun run for competitive runners and not-so-competitive sports fans.

Splash dressed in running gear
Dash with Splash 5K Walk/Run
March 23, 2019
Arizona Falls Park

5802 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Check In: 6:30 - 7:45 a.m.
Race Time: 8 a.m.
Registration fee: $35 until 3/22. $40 on Race Day.

All participants will receive a custom medal and t-shirt. The race is chip timed with age group awards in 14 categories and includes a free raffle drawing. Water, snacks and popsicles will be provided.

A portion of the proceeds will help fund Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation scholarships.

Start Here-- Go to ASU, NAU and UofA!

Poster displaying logos for all three Arizona state universities

Start here-- go there! 

Our Maricopa Community Colleges transfer pathways are designed to save you time and money-- and help you seamlessly transition to Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and The University of Arizona!

Transfer Pathways lay out specific courses that put you on track to obtain your bachelor’s degree. If you meet all of the program requirements, you can smoothly transfer to one of Arizona’s four-year universities.

banner for web page for Arizona transfer pathways, featuring a group of students smiling at camera.

Pick your Arizona pathway now!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Spring Break College Closure March 14-15

Poster featuring a beach scene and image of Rio Salado mascot Splash in swim wear holding a beach ball.  Text: Spring Break March 11-15.  College closed March 14-15

As a reminder, most Rio Salado services will be closed for Spring Break, Thursday - Friday, March 14 - 15.

Rio Salado Testing Centers at Northern and the Tempe headquarters are among the exceptions and will be open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday - Friday, March 14 - 15.

Services normally available 24/7 such as our Technology Support Helpdesk phone service and Ask a Librarian will remain available.

Visit this web page for the latest updates about college closures.

Saturday, March 16 Services Available:

Splash dressed in a baseball outfit hanging out in a spring meadow with sun and butterflies in view

Rest, relax and rejuvenate, Rio Waves!