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September 2023

Happy September, Bear Cubs!

Please read on for upcoming events and information about services available to you. 

Student Services offices are closed Friday, 9/1. All campus locations and services are closed on Monday, 9/4 for Labor Day.

An important message about evening services:

For your convenience, starting September 13th, the Welcome Ambassadors and Student Success Coaches will join Admission & Records who hold Wednesday evening hours until 7pm. This will allow access to peer support for coaching, onboarding and the food pantry.

Upcoming Events

free farmer's market the first tuesday of each month, 11:30-1:30pm in outdoor canopy area

Free Farmer’s Markets

Come get free groceries! 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, and 12/5 from 11:30am to 1:30pm 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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Get Oriented with Library Tours & Workshops! 

Available in-person and online! Earn Extra Credit! 

  • Top 10 Library Resources for Students, 9/6 at 7pm 
  • Mahoney Library Tour (Petaluma), 9/11 at 3pm 
  • MLA NoodleTools Workshop, 9/11 at 6pm, 9/19 at 5pm & 9/25 at 7pm 
  • Online SRJC Libraries Tour, 9/13 at 5pm 
  • APA NoodleTools Workshop, 9/14 at 10am 
  • Search Party! College Research Rescue, 9/26 at 3pm 
  • Are You Oversharing Online? Increase Your Digital Privacy, 9/28 at 5pm 

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

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Ice Cream Social 

I scream. You scream. We all scream! Join us for an ice cream social! 

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1-3pm  

See you under the canopy between buildings 400 & 500  


Hot Breakfast

Tuesday September 5th and Wednesday September 6th Our House will be hosting hot breakfast from 8:30-10 AM. Running behind for class?  No time to make breakfast at home?  Needing some fuel? Feel free to stop by Our House (Jacobs 116) for a warm meal to get your brain and body ready for the day! 

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Finding Time

Thursday, Sept. 7 at 12:15pm. Let's share ways to get time on your side, leaving time for yourself. This workshop will help you create a better environment to better manage your time.

Petaluma Welcome & Connect Center Conference Room, Mike Smith Hall, Building 500, Room 102 and Zoom: 


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How to Build your Network

Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 12:!5pm. Connections build the road to success. Come and learn how to expand your network and make the most of it for your success!

Petaluma Welcome & Connect Center Conference Room, Mike Smith Hall, Building 500, Room 102 and Zoom:

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Adelaida Caballero at Our House

Monday September 18th from 12-1 PM.  Queer resources is excited to have Adelaida Caballero come speak at Our House.  Adelaida is a formerly incarcerated, queer, woman of color who will be discussing how the prison system continues to perpetuate harm against LGBTQ+ folks.  Adelaida has led initiatives to expand environmental and social justice through community-based organizations including Impact Justice, The Greenlining Institute, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, and Soapbox Project. 

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Self Advocacy and Resilience in the Workplace

Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 5:15pm. Learn how to improve your advocacy skills in the workplace, identify your communication style and strengthen your confidence to achieve the most satisfying outcomes for your future. What do you do when things don't go as planned? Learn strategies to pivot to overcome obstacles and still reach your goals.

Petaluma Welcome & Connect Center Conference Room, Mike Smith Hall, Building 500, Room 102 and Zoom:

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Join or start a campus club!

Petaluma Council is working hard to build up club life on the Petaluma campus. Learn more and join a club here.

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Longer visits with SRJC Therapy Dogs at Mahoney Library 

Come say “Hi” and visit a little longer with the SRJC Therapy Dogs.  

Our popular friendly pups are now at Mahoney Library every Tuesday from 11 am to 12:30 noon.  

Spending time with therapy dogs reduces school and work stress! 

Service Updates

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Parking Permits 

Student Parking Permits can still be purchased in your Student Portal or In-Person in the Petaluma Admissions & Records Office in the Welcome & Connect Center, open M/T/Th 8am – 5 pm, W 8 am – 7 pm and Fridays 8 am – 12 noon.

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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 starting September! These appointments are for questions about special considerations, appeals, unique circumstances, or loans. 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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Bear Cubs Basics

We want you to be less stressed and more successful in your academic goals! Bear Cub Basics provides free resources to students such as: Food Vouchers, Food Pantry, On Campus Laundry, Assistance with Cal Fresh and more. Fill out your application to get started.

You can also stop by the Student & Engagement Center and chat with Nadia on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the Student Engagement and Success Center. 

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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. As we begin the semester, our team of Peer Success Coaches is ready to meet with you and help you get started on the right track by helping you create a plan for ideal school-work-life balance. We are also here to make sure that students have adequate resources to succeed.  

We can help you:  

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

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

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Queer Resource Center @ Our House

Have you visited Our House? Our House is the Intercultural Center on the Petaluma Campus, located in Jacobs 116. We are open at regular hours Mon-Thurs from 9am-3:30pm. 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. Learn more here:


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Admissions and Records

How are your classes going? Remember that you can switch your grading option between a Grade and Pass/No Pass (P/NP) in your SRJC Student Portal through the end of the semester. Please note that some classes only allow you to take for a grade or Pass/No Pass (P/NP). If you need assistance please come and see the Admissions & Records Team in the Welcome & Connect Center, Mike Smith Hall.

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Student Health Services

Student Health Services will be open on Wednesdays on the Petaluma Campus from 9 am - 4 pm this semester  Nurse Practitioner and Therapy appointments available. 

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Advising Appointments are available 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.

Don’t forget to submit your SRJC Foundation Scholarship Application (deadline October 1st). Visit and reach out to the Scholarship Team for support. Scholarships await! 


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10,000 Degrees

supports low-income first-generation college students. We support community 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. We create a community with our students while encouraging students to connect with existing SRJC resources. If you have any questions or want to learn more, follow us on Instagram @10kd_at_SRJC, or you can find us in the Student Engagement and Success Center every Monday and Thursday from 11-4.   

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Herold Mahoney Library in Petaluma is here for students!   

Fall Semester Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 AM to 7:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM   

  • 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!!  
  • Access computers, Internet, printing, scanning and copying   

Visit us online at:

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    Tutorial Center 

    Tutoring can result in better grades, new knowledge, and more success! We offer FREE tutoring to help you succeed with your academic goals. We are here to help! We are located at: 

    • Mahoney Reading Room – Petaluma Campus 
    • 1st Floor Doyle Library – Santa Rosa Campus 

    Visit SRJC Tutorial Centers to learn more about us including our in-person and online hours. 

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

    Video: How the DRD can support your success as a student 

    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 


    GED Testing is available 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. 

    GED Pricing for In-person testing and retake rules will change in California: Currently California charges $35 per subject for the GED® test at a Test Center. Starting July 1, 2023: California charges $41 per subject for the GED® test at a Test Center. 

    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. 

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    Calling all volunteers!

    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. This course if offered during Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. 
    Please contact Laurie Bacci, Community Engagement Coordinator to schedule an appointment to discuss course requirements -  

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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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