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Please be advised that online enrollment and other services related to eServices will be unavailable beginning at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, as the system undergoes regular maintenance.

The maintenance also affects the Employee Self Service (ESS) program and related PeopleSoft systems.

The scheduled maintenance is expected to be complete by 9 a.m. (and no later than 12 p.m.) on Sunday, Jan. 8.

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Spring Flex will be held on Jan. 11 and 12, leading up to Convocation on Friday, Jan. 13.

The flex program is an opportunity for faculty and staff to participate in professional development activities before the semester begins. Convocation is a program to kick off the semester and features remarks from the Los Rios Chancellor, the college president, as well as guest presenters on current topics relevant to the District and college.

Faculty and staff should contact their division office for the times and locations of division, department and program meetings. There will be a continental breakfast on the morning of Convocation, from 7 to 8 a.m. in City Cafe.

The Flex Booklet and details on Convocation are available online.


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Students who have not yet enrolled for Spring 2017 need to be aware that financial aid will only fund courses that are part of their major, general education and/or transfer, including basic skills, prerequisite, and ESL courses.

Once enrolled, students may receive a notification in their eServices account regarding courses that are ineligible for financial aid. Students who have questions about this should stay enrolled until they have met with a counselor.

Please note the campus is closed for winter break from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. During this time, counseling appointments can be made online for when the campus reopens.

The BOG Fee Waiver is not affected. If a student has been awarded a BOG Fee Waiver, it will cover the enrollment fees for all courses, even those not required for the student’s major. However, the student’s total financial aid award may be reduced.

More information about financial aid course eligibility is available online.

Summer Transit Pass

Students may pick up their Spring 2017 semester Access card (student ID) and Universal Transit Pass (UTP) stickers starting Jan. 3.

Pick-up locations are as follows:

  • Main Campus, City Café room 2: Jan. 3-31
  • Main Campus. Learning Resource Center (LRC) 2nd floor: Beginning Jan. 14
  • Davis Center
  • West Sacramento Center

Hours and Locations for Student Access Cards and Transit Stickers

Student Access Card Info / Pricing for Universal Transit Pass (UTP)


Ada Boone Hoerl, a Sac City Professor in the Occupational Therapy Assistant department, will be one of the riders on a Rose Parade float representing the Occupational Therapy Association of California. Like SCC, the OTAC is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Professor Hoerl was chosen from a pool of candidates from throughout the state. The Rose Parade will be held in Pasadena on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.

Sacramento City College boasts the only accredited public school for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program between here and Portland, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and southern California. The program serves a huge geographic area and its students come from all over – the Bay Area, Fresno, Chico, the Foothills, and elsewhere.


Husham Haroun unveiled a student mural on Dec. 12 created thanks to one of the SCC Centennial mini-grants. Husham and Henry Fisk were the main contributors to the mural that saw about 10 students of the SCC Art Club spend the better part of a year working on the project, both on campus and off.
One portion of the mural depicts the early years of SCC, in black, white and gray, with the original administration building and Hughes Stadium. Another portion, including the current LRC, was colored in sepia tones to show the college’s building years. The last portion is in full color and shows two recent graduates, including a first-generation college student and several on-campus programs, such as Rise, Puente and EOPS.
Congratulations – and thank you! – to these dedicated students. The mural will be on display after the new year on campus.


The Los Rios Community College District has just announced that students may now use a payment plan to pay for class fees for the spring 2017 semester and future semesters as well.
The service is provided by CashNet, and is similar to a layaway plan. Students may divide their fees by the number of months between registration and the first day of class. There is $15 handling fee to use the service.
Sacramento City College believes this payment plan will be useful particularly for students with high priority registration who may be waiting until after the holidays to register for spring classes. With this option, students can keep their priority registration and pay off the fees over time.
For more information on the new payment plan options, please see this Los Rios webpage.



Brenda Navarrete is a sophomore majoring in Chicano and Latino Studies with an eventual hope to become a lawyer. She is also a “Dreamer” or AB 540 student, which means that she is an undocumented student. Brenda moved to the U.S. when she was just 3, and has worked steadily to become a successful student. She is involved with the Extended Opportunities and Programs for Students (EOPS) on campus and receives some financial assistance through the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.

“We came here to do, not just to sit and watch,” she said.

Brenda was one of three students recently interviewed by Telemundo Channel 33, for a story about what President-elect Donald Trump has stated his administration’s policy toward undocumented students will entail.


A team of faculty, classified staff and administrators worked with a group of community college peers Dec. 7 and 8 to develop an Institutional Effectiveness Plan that will help steer guided pathways for students for the foreseeable future. It’s all part of the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, or IEPI, a statewide grant for community colleges through the state chancellor’s office.
About six weeks ago, a team of professional peers came to Sac City and spent a day listening to a variety of people about the needs and desires to incorporate better student pathways. The outside team then developed a series of options from other institutions that have been successful in this area for Sac City to discuss and possibly try to emulate.
From that menu of options, Sac City will develop its Institutional Effectiveness Plan and apply for a $200,000 implementation grant from the state.