Monday, June 3, 2013

RioLounge Is Moving!

RioLounge Is Moving to Google+Communities

A new version of RioLounge, Rio Salado College's virtual student union, is available now on Google+Communities. The previous version of RioLounge will be discontinued effective July 1, 2013.

The new RioLounge platform offers the type of peer-to-peer support, professional networking and interpersonal connections that can help students persist when things get tough. Moving to Google+Communities means students can now share photos and videos, plan events or just hangout. The new platform is open to the entire Rio Salado College community and everyone is encouraged to participate.

Discussion categories include:
  • Ask RioLounge - Ask for help and advice from the Rio Salado College community. 
  • Books For Sale - Buy and sell used textbooks.
  • Phi Theta Kappa - Connect with members of the PTK Honor Society.
  • Honors Program - Discuss the honors program at Rio Salado College.
  • Military Students - Talk to Rio Salado students about military life, VA benefits and more.
  • Moms and Dads at Rio - Connect with students who understand the challenges of parenthood. 
  • Encore Students (50+) - Meet other students who are over the age of 50. 
  • Meet-ups and Local Events - plan and promote non-sanctioned local events.*
  • Bulletin Board - Post rooms for rent, garage sales, and other thumbtack worthy info.
  • General Discussion - Talk about any topic that doesn't fit into another category.
*Non-sanctioned events are not sponsored by and will not be supervised by Rio Salado College. 

Note: Google+ is not currently supported by student Gmail. A personal Gmail account is required to create a Google+ account and join the RioLounge Google+Community.