Thursday, April 2, 2020

A Message from President Smith about Courses, Support and Your Success

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Dear Students,

We at Rio Salado College and the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) care about your health and well-being and supporting you throughout your academic journey. I am sharing these updates to help you achieve your educational goals this spring.

As a reminder, all classes that were originally scheduled as online are continuing as scheduled and all in-person/hybrid classes will resume in an online/alternative format on Monday, April 6, 2020. In-person services have all been moved to remote services, so please, do not visit any of our locations or MCCCD campuses, while we all work to protect your health and stop the spread of COVID19.

Check your RioLearn portal, Student Center and MyInfo App for details about your courses. If you’re new to online learning, you may find these tips for online learning and information about Canvas and RioLearn very helpful.

To provide you with the support you need, all Rio Salado and the Maricopa Community Colleges’ academic and student support services will continue to be offered remotely (e.g., by telephone, email, chat, and online). All MCCCD campuses and locations will remain closed for in-person classes and services for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. We will continue to provide updates when additional information is made available.

As we all navigate the remainder of the spring semester remotely, we kindly ask that you check this COVID-19 FAQs web page to find answers to your questions. We also encourage you to visit this community resources web page, especially if you need assistance with finances, housing, food insecurities, healthcare and other challenges that may be interfering with your academic progress and success.

Please stay in regular contact with your instructors. They will provide you with the latest information regarding your assignments and courses.

We truly admire your determination to continue your educational journey during these challenging times. We are all in this together and our Maricopa family is committed to help you succeed.


Kate Smith
Rio Salado College Interim President
Maricopa Community Colleges

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Resources For Job Seekers

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During these uncertain times many people may have concerns about their financial stability. Best Companies AZ is working to help those looking for employment, listing resources for job seekers during COVID-19 to help find new jobs and receive financial support.

Job seekers can match their skills with a desired career, attend webinars and virtual hiring events and apply for unemployment insurance.

Click here for more information and resources.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Have You Completed The Census. The Deadline Is Apr. 1, 2020

There’s only one day left to complete the 2020 census.

What matters to you? Schools? Transportation? Hospitals? Data from the US Census Bureau  help inform planning efforts for all these important community resources.

Make sure to complete the census by April 1, 2020.

To learn how census data impact you and your community, visit here.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Only One Day Left To Apply For A Free Road Trip. Apply Today!

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Rio Salado College students, do you have plans for this summer? If not, hit the road with Road Trip Nation.

Rio Salado College and Road Trip Nation have partnered to send a group of students on a free 3-week road trip to meet with people who have reached success in their chosen career field.

This is an opportunity that could potentially be life changing.

If you want to set out on an adventure with RoadTrip Nation, apply today!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Apply Today For The Road Trip Of A Lifetime! The Deadline Is March 29, 2020.

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Do you know what career path you want to take after you graduate? Let Road Trip Nation help you figure it out!

In partnership with Road Trip Nation, a group of Rio Salado College students will hit the road in a 36 foot RV on a free trip to meet with alumni and those succeeding in their chosen career fields.

Does this sound like the right opportunity for you?

Apply today!