Remote Campus Information
From online learning to getting your basic needs met, find the resources you need in the remote campus environment.
Remote Classes and College Operations
Expanded in-person service depends on continued positive trends in public health conditions and the reduction and elimination of state and local COVID-19 mitigation measures. Learn more about reopening American River College.
Masks are strongly recommended but not required in all district facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Los Rios strongly supports any student or employee's choice to continue wearing a mask if it makes them more comfortable.
We are committed to making sure you have what you need to stay healthy and succeed in school. The following information is provided to help you with remote learning.
Get Help in the Remote Environment
Learn how to access all the tech resources you need, including apps for your classes, free and loaner computers, and internet and WiFi. You can also reset your password, set up security questions, or contact Tech Support if you have additional questions.
Remote Student Services
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, American River College began remote operations in March 2020. We are planning for a full return to campuses in 2022.
Beaver Cares Program serves the basic needs of our students, ranging from food insecurity to homelessness.
FAQ: Remote Classes and Technology
American River College is offering a variety of in-person classes and we look forward adding more in-person classes as public health conditions continue to improve.
American River College is offering more in-person classes and expanding hours for on-campus support services. Expanded in-person service depends on continued positive trends in public health conditions and the reduction and elimination of state and local COVID-19 mitigation measures.
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we are not currently issuing new or replacement student access cards.
Parking permits are not required for students during the summer 2022, fall 2022, or spring 2023 semesters. However, students and employees are required to park in designated student or staff parking spaces.
Los Rios Police Department (LRPD) will enforce violations in red zones and other restricted areas, metered or timed parking, disabled parking, and violations that impede traffic or block access.
FAQ: Financial Aid and Fees
At this time of great need for our students, we are doing everything possible to continue critical financial aid services to students.
Financial Aid Disbursements
Our financial aid offices continue to support students. We continue to receive student requests for financial support, review files, and award eligible students. If you are in financial need, then complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). After you have completed the FAFSA, you can monitor your eServices for further instruction. If you are not a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen, then you should complete the California Dream Act Application (CADAA).
Changes in Federal Financial Aid Policy
The Department of Education continues to review policies that impact students during this pandemic. Any changes by the Department of Education will be implemented by our colleges. We will provide updates impacting individual students via eServices.
Federal Work Study
So far, the federal government has not indicated any cuts to Federal Work Study programs. We will continue to do everything possible to maximize those resources and make them available to as many students as possible.
Yes. Los Rios' agreement with Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) is still in place, as SacRT is still providing regional service. Many students at the Los Rios colleges rely on SacRT service to get to work or for other personal transportation needs.
The UTP is now available electronically via SacRT's mobile fare app, ZipPass. Learn how to access the digital UTP/ZipPass.
In the remote environment, the health services fee provides access to virtual health and mental health services. Students have access to telehealth services as well as through local mental health counselors.
College nurses are available by appointment for phone or email advice and referrals to community resources as needed. College nurses will offer remote health and wellness educational offerings throughout the semester along with virtual health fairs.
FAQ: Activities, Athletics, and Events
College athletic competition is continuing, following all county, California Community College Athletic Association, and Big 8 Conference safety protocols. Spectators are allowed at outdoor events. Spectators are also allowed at indoor events with proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours.
Yes, restrictions on travel have been lifted.
Limited college facilities are open to students and employees.
FAQ: Student Support Services
Our Admissions and Records and Financial Aid offices have implemented a student PIN on eServices that allows students to verify their identity, so that they can discuss student records over the phone. Watch the following video tutorial to learn how to use the PIN feature.
Yes, the child development center is open during Summer 2022. Hours of operation may be limited; please check with the center directly for more information.
Our Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS) office is expanding and supplementing existing services for online students to accommodate the increased demand. Students can call or email the DSPS office to learn about what services are available.