Thursday, September 19, 2019

Financial Aid Office Limited Availability

Picture of a piggy bank sitting on top of a pile of one dollar bills. Financial Aid Special Hours Sept. 24-25, 2019

Rio Salado’s Financial Aid department will be closed for two hours on both Sept. 24 & Sept. 25, 2019, so staff can attend important college meetings. The department will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 1:15-3:15 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 9:45-11:45 a.m. 

Students are welcome to use self-service options at

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Celebrate Constitution Day at Rio Salado

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Today we invite everyone to join us in celebrating Constitution Day, commemorating the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1789.

Each year we honor the importance of the U.S. Constitution and recognize the document as establishing America’s national government and fundamental laws, guaranteeing certain basic rights for all citizens.

How well do you know the U.S. Constitution?

Visit our Facebook page at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to test your knowledge in our Constitution Trivia Contest for a chance to win a swag bag full of prizes! Then join a Facebook live discussion with Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes at 11 a.m. via Facebook Live.

In the meantime, explore the history of Constitution Day with the Rio Salado Library. Check out this guide with facts, videos and more!

Stay tuned to our Facebook page throughout the day for more announcements!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Constitution Day Contest and More, 9/17!

Illustration of a game show set featuring three men in front of lecterns.  Rio Salado mascot splash dressed in vintage colonial wear.  Text: Constitution Day Trivia Contest Sept. 17th

Today marks the beginning of Constitution week!

Join students, faculty and staff in commemorating the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787.

This week’s events include:

· Facebook U.S. Constitution Trivia Contest! (9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

· Facebook Live Discussion w/ Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes (11 a.m.)

· And more!

Visit our Facebook page to enter the contest.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Tempe Testing Busy 9/14, Northern Closed 9/16!

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Attention test-takers! Please take note of these Rio Salado testing center updates and plan accordingly.

Tempe Testing Busy, Saturday, Sept. 14

We're expecting a high volume of test-takers at our Tempe Headquarters Testing Center on Saturday, Sept. 14, which may cause wait times and delays. To avoid delays, please consider visiting one of our other testing centers at Northern, Surprise, and Communiversity at Queen Creek.

Northern Testing Closed, Monday, Sept. 16

Our Northern Testing Center will be closed for maintenance on Monday, Sept. 16. Need an alternative? Look for a testing location near you at

We appreciate your understanding!

The best to you on your next test.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Librarian House Calls 24/7!

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Need a librarian-- in the middle of the night? Ask a Librarian was made for you!

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Get help 24/7 with:
●  Starting your research
●  Searching smarter and faster
●  Finding articles, books, and media
●  Citing sources and more!

The librarians are quick to reply-- and available when you need them most. Ask a Librarian is designed to help you succeed!