Petaluma Bear Cubs Broadcast

April 2024

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

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! The first Tuesday of the month, from 11:30am to 1:30pm under the outdoor canopy (between buildings 400 & 500). Please bring a reusable bag.

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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Abolition April & Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Your Abuser Has Keys to Your Cell 

4/2, 12-1:30pm in person at Santa Rosa Campus QRC in Pioneer Hall or at Our House (Jacobs 116 Petaluma Campus) for a watch party. Queer Resource Center Santa Rosa and Petaluma campus are honored to have Katie "KD" Dixon for a presentation for Abolition April and Sexual Assault Awareness MonthCome learn more about the ongoing effort to expose and stop the sexual violence of people inside America's carceral institution. Register at: 

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic

4/3 is the monthly sexual and reproductive health clinic at Student Health Services Petaluma, 610 Call Building. Stop by or call 707-778-3919 for an appointment for STI testing, contraception and more. 

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Sonoma County Student Film Festival

4/5, Reception starts at 6pm in the Student Engagement & Success Center. Film Festival starts at 7pm in Ellis Auditorium. Come see the incredible work of Sonoma County students. More info at

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Free Takeout Tuesday

4/9, 11:30-1pm. In the Cafe (PC400). Join us for the first Free Takeout Tuesday! Each 2nd Tuesday of the month. Free lunch and the opportunity to connect with a campus department or service. This month, share a burrito with Petaluma Faculty Forum and learn about our courses and majors. See you there!


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How to Build Your Network

4/10, 5-6pm. Connections build the road to success. Come learn how to develop and expand your network that can lead to future success. Petaluma Welcome & Connect Center Conference Room, Mike Smith Hall, Building 500, Room 102 and Zoom: 

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Search and Prepare for Internships

4/16, 12:15-1pm. Want to connect your classroom to the job market? Learn what steps you can take while earning your certificate or degree that can help you get an internship in your field of study. Petaluma Welcome & Connect Center Conference Room, Mike Smith Hall, Building 500, Room 102 & Zoom: 

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Career Empowerment

4/19, 1-2pm in Mike Smith Hall 500. Career Empowerment for Black Student Success. This will be hosted by the SRJC Equal Employment Opportunity Association in partnership with the Black Leadership Association Collective, SRJC Petaluma Our House Madiba, Career Services, North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce, and others! Register at:  

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Self-Care and Mindfulness

4/24, 12:15-1:15pm. When faced with stress, the best response is mindfulness. At the end of the semester stress can surely pile up. When in doubt, the Student Success Team is here to assist you in creating habits and strategies to manage stress and define success! Petaluma Welcome & Connect Center Conference Room, Mike Smith Hall, Building 500, Room 102 & Zoom: 

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SRJC Petaluma Rocks

Wednesdays, 2-4pm, Student Engagement & Success Center. Join Petaluma Council for weekly painting! All supplies included. Stop by, get your paint on, meet other students or relax quietly.

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Library Workshops & Tours 

The library offers lots of workshops and tours that help you hone your research skills, save time, and stay organized. March workshops include NoodleTools for Chicago, APA & MLA to help you cite your sources right! Earn Extra Credit!! 

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

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Join or start a campus club!

Petaluma Council is working hard to build up club life on the Petaluma campus. Current clubs include: Baha'i Club, Chess Club, Fashion Club, Yoga Club, and NSLS Petaluma. Join one or start your own! More info here.


Service Updates

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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: 

Bear Cubs Basics

Now offering Chunky's Taqueria vouchers!

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 and Wednesdays in the Student Engagement and Success Center. 

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Student Success Team

February is here! “Study Skills” is this month’s academic theme. Knowing the study method that works best for you is key to success in school, not only for exams.

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 come to the end of the semester, our team of Peer Success Coaches is ready to meet with you and help you finish the semester strong and create a plan for crushing finals!    

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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Herold Mahoney Library in Petaluma is here for students!   

  • 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   

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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SRJC Therapy Dogs at Mahoney Library 

Come say “Hi” and visit with the popular SRJC Therapy Dogs. Our friendly pups are at Mahoney Library every Tuesday from 11 am to 12:30 noon. Spending time with therapy dogs reduces school and work stress! 

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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.  Newly added hours on Mondays from 9-12 for Nurse Practitioner appointments! (707) 778-3919 

The FIRST Wednesday of every month is the Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic for STI testing and treatment, contraception counseling, gender affirming care and more.  

Ask us about applying for health insurance! Free covid-19 and influenza vaccines for students. 

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Admissions and Records 

April 21st is the last day to drop a semester length class with a W. If you need assistance, the Admissions & Records Team is here to help, so stop by the Welcome & Connect Center, Mike Smith Hall, PC 500 or call us at (707)778-2415. 

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Financial Aid

Due to a number of updates to the application and process, the 2024-25 FAFSA is currently available intermittently as part of the Department of Education's "soft launch." Since the application will be accessible for short periods of time, students seeking to apply may need to revisit the website multiple times. The 2024-25 CADAA is open and accessible. The California State priority deadline to submit the FAFSA and CADAA has been extended to April 2 this year due to the delay. 

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Kathleen Doyle Hall, PC 216. Counselors are available to assist students in making an informed decision about their education goal and course of study and to develop an education plan. Counseling Services are offered via drop-in (in-person, phone or zoom) and by appointment (in-person, phone or zoom).  For more information and/or to schedule appointments stop by the Counseling office, Kathleen Doyle Hall, PC 216 or call (707) 778-3914. 

  • Monday –Thursday, 9am-5pm 
  • Friday 9am-1pm 
  • *8:00am-9:00am and 4:45pm-7:00pm telephone or zoom appointment only* 
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10,000 Degrees

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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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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Your campus bookstore offers more than textbooks. Check out our selection of food and snacks, and Bear Cub gear! We also have a ton of sale and clearance items on our website. Click here for our store hours. For sale and clearance items on our website, click here

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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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Career Hub

Information for Career Workshops, appointments for resume assistance, campus employment and more go to: 

In-person meetings available on Mondays (1 pm – 5 pm) in the Student Engagement & Success Center for Work Experience and Internship. Book your appointment via Handshake.

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. A great opportunity to earn CSU transferrable elective units and give back to the community at the same time!  
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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Coffee Cart 

Spring 2024 Petaluma Coffee Cart Hours 7:30 AM – 1 PM  

Stop by for hot coffee and espresso drinks and grab and go snacks. 

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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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