Petaluma Bear Cubs Broadcast

April 2023

Hello, Bear Cubs! Please read on for upcoming events and information about services available to you.

all Student Services Offices will be closed on Friday, April 14, 2023 for a Staff Development Activity

Upcoming Events

Sonoma County Student Film festival march 31

Sonoma County Student Film Festival

Join us on March 31, 6-9pm for the 15th annual Sonoma County Student Film Festival! You are invited to attend and view Sonoma County student short films for the 15th annual student film festival. Select films will be shown to the public and will be followed by a Q & A.  More information here.

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SRJC Libraries Workshops now available in-person AND online! Earn Extra Credit!!

  • Our popular NoodleTools workshops are available all semester to help you learn how to build citations and bibliographies in MLA and APA. Multiple days/times available.  
  • Take your research skills to the next level with these NEW workshops: 
    •  Get Organized: 5 Top Tools to Tidy Your Research (April 3rd & 14th) 
    • Evaluate Web Sources with Lateral Reading (April 6th) 
    • Fake News: Buzzwords and Trends in 2023 (April 11th & 12th) 
    • Who is an Expert? (April 18th) 
    • Are You Oversharing Online? Increase Your Digital Privacy (April 20th) 

For workshop descriptions, dates & times, and registration information, visit:

community healing event on 4/4 11am-2pm

Sanación del Pueblo (community healing)

SRJC Petaluma, April 4th from 11am-2pm! This event is collaboration with Our House Intercultural Center, Petaluma Council, North Bay Organizing Project and MEChA de SRJC to help build a bridge for students experiencing stress and what we have heard as a desire for more support for mental health and physical wellbeing.


free farmer's market the first tuesday of each month, 12-2pm in outdoor canopy area

Free Farmer’s Market

Come get some free groceries! April 4th, 12-2pm under the outdoor canopy (between buildings 400 & 500). You can pick up fresh produce and other groceries. Please create a profile with Redwood Empire Food Bank prior to the events if you haven‘t already.  More information here. 

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic

Student Health Services hosts a Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic the first Tuesday of every month on the Petaluma Campus. Call Student Health at 707-527-4445 to make an appointment. Next clinic will be on Tuesday, April 4th. 


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Express Yo’ Stress

Wednesday, April 13th; 12:15-1pm; Student Engagement and Success Center, Mike Smith Hall, Building 500; Zoom ID: 7077783616 

Join us to learn to identify signs of stress, activities to de-stress, how to create your stress relief plan, and how to get info about SRJC Health and other student services. 

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Budgeting Done Right

Wednesday, April 26th; 12:15-1pm; Student Engagement and Success Center, Mike Smith Hall, Building 500; Zoom ID: 7077783616 

Let's learn how to financially survive in Sonoma County as a college student. Are you taking advantage of all the resources that SRJC offers? 

Our LAST LinkedIn Workshop of the semester is around the corner! Join us on Tuesday, May 2nd from 5-6 pm as we explore how to create your professional brand and network on LinkedIn to get you a step closer to your career goal! All students who participate will have access to LinkedIn Premium ($300 value), which gives you access to LinkedIn Learning courses and certifications, InMail messaging, and recruiting-specific tools and alerts.

Don't miss out on the event and register here:

petaluma campus food update

Café and Bookstore Food Availability 

Coffee Cart: Monday – Thursday 7:30-11:00am

Fresh food is available at the Petaluma Bookstore: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9-3pm, and 5-6:30pm; Wednesday until 7pm; Friday. 9-2pm. 

Service Updates

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Student Support Guide Check out the comprehensive SRJC Student Support Guide to find available resources on campus. From basic needs to leadership opportunities to financial aid, it’s all there and easy to find.

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SRJC ID Cards are Virtual
Do you have your CubCard Virtual ID? The Virtual ID is your SRJC library card and includes rides on any Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, or Petaluma buses. Plus, you can add the CubCard Premium for important benefits and on and off campus discounts, such as discounts at campus bookstores.  Stop into the Welcome & Connect Center if you need help accessing your card.
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The Petaluma Welcome & Connect Center (Mike Smith Hall 500) is open Monday through Friday. You can access student life opportunities, the Food Pantry, get help with campus technology, get connected to campus resources, and more. More info: 

Financial Aid Advising Appointments available! These appointments are for questions about special considerations, appeals, unique circumstances, or loans. Make your appointment here. General financial aid questions and help with forms can be accomplished during all Petaluma Welcome & Connect Center hours on a drop-in basis. 

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Engage with the Bearcub Basics Program to qualify for up to two $20 Feed the Bears Meal Vouchers and free laundromat access. Vouchers can be used for food and beverages at the Petaluma Campus Bookstore only. Want a warm coffee or tea? Order through the bookstore, and if the coffee cart is open you will have that option. To qualify, fill out this short questionnaire.

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Student Success Team:

We are here to help you! As Success Coaches, we are students just like you, and each member of our team can help connect you to resources and help you improve your student success skills. This month's academic theme is "Study Skills". Knowing your way of studying that works best for you is key to succeed in school, not only for exams. 

We can help you: 

  • Create a weekly schedule that can help you balance your school, work, and personal life responsibilities.  
  • Make study plans to follow throughout the semester 
  • Improve study skills & note taking strategies 
  • Get connected to campus and community resources & departments 

Click here to make an appointment with a coach, visit us in the Student Success and Engagement Center, or drop into our Zoom Room during business hours.   

our house logo Have you visited Our House? Our House is the Intercultural Center on the Petaluma Campus, located in Jacobs 116. We are now open at regular hours Mon-Thurs from 9am-5pm. At Our House, you can engage in consciousness-raising activities and multicultural events that range from musical performances to guest talks by social-justice activists. It’s also a comfortable place to hang out, study, hold club meetings, and meet with staff who are here to help you thrive.
fin aid applications open for 23-24

SRJC Student Financial Services is here to help! The FAFSA and CADAA for 2023-24 are out NOW! Get a head-start on next year by submitting your application today. Need help? Contact us in Student Financial Services, we’re here to help you! For your convenience, on Thursdays from 8:30-4pm, a representative from our team will be on the Petaluma campus for you! Go to for more information. 

10,000 Degrees is a non profit organization independent of SRJC who supports low-income first-generation college students who aim to graduate from a community college or transfer to a 4-year institution by providing the following services: the 10,000 Degrees scholarship, financial aid advising and navigation, transfer support, career readiness, and much more. If you have any questions or want to learn more, follow us on Instagram @SRJC10kd, or you can find us in the Student Engagement and Success Center every Monday or Thursday from 11-4. 
student health services logo Student Health Services  is here to provide mental health support for SRJC students.  A new service we offer is remote psychiatric appointments on Tuesdays.  In person therapy is available for all students Monday through Friday on the Santa Rosa Campus. Remote therapy appointments are also available on Zoom. For more information or to make an appointment, call Student Health at 707-527-4445.  
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Herold Mahoney Library is here for students! 

  • Schedule a one-on-one Research Appointment with a librarian to get help finding credible sources, focusing research topics, and creating citations and bibliographies. Available in-person or online! Sign up TODAY at: 
  • Borrow Reserve Textbooks, graphing calculators, books & more!  
  • Find your favorite study space with a view! Settle into a cozy chair or pod, grab a study room or big table!! Talk Zones & Quiet Zones 
  • Access computers, Internet, printing, scanning and copying  
  • Spring Semester Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 AM to 7:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM  

Visit us online at: 


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    Come Say ”Hi” to the SRJC Therapy Dogs at Mahoney Library 

    The SRJC Therapy Dogs are back at Mahoney Library every Tuesday from 11 am to 12 noon. Spending time with therapy dogs reduces school and work stress! Learn more at: 

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    The Student Support Center (Richard Call Building, 600 & 608) is OPEN with the following services: 

    The Disability Resources Department (DRD) provides academic supports and services for students with disabilities.  Telephone: (707) 778-2491, Email: Web: SRJC Disability Resources  

    Assessment and Support Services is currently providing ACE exams, Distance Education Proctoring Services, ESL Placement, and Accommodated SRJC exams.  In person GED testing.  Telephone: 707-778-3908, Email  Web: SRJC Assessment Services & Testing and Support Services 

    The Student Support Center will be closed for Spring Break, March 20 –24, 2023.


    GED Testing is back in-person on the Petaluma Campus! See dates and times on our website. Located in the Richard Call Building, PC 608, Call 707-778-3908 for more information.

    FREE GED Prep Courses are also available online or on the Santa Rosa Campus, also known as College Skills (CSKLS 731-733). Classes available in English & Spanish. 

    career hub logo Are you interested in earning CSU transferable units for volunteering in the community?  CI 51 may be the course for you! This course is a self-directed student volunteer program designed to facilitate experiential learning and service to the community.  Volunteer placements include animal care facilities, clinics, day care centers, hospitals, recreation programs, schools, senior care centers, and various social service agencies.  Note takers may also take this course. High School students are welcome! Students volunteer 52.50 hours per unit per semester for 0.50-3.00 units.  
    Please contact Laurie Bacci, Community Engagement Coordinator to schedule an appointment to discuss course requirements -  
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    Clipper Cards, Fall 2022-Summer 2024 

    Currently enrolled SRJC Students (spring 2023) can get a free Clipper BayPass. This pass provides transportation on all bus, rail, and ferry service in the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area region on lines where Clipper passes are accepted. This program is FREE to SRJC students up through summer 2024 while enrolled in classes. For more information, visit the


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