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2020 Updates

Financial aid timelines

Many students are asking for updates on the status of financial aid, loans and other questions. Staff are hard at work responding to all inquiries and providing answers. We are getting hundreds of inquiries per day, your patience is appreciated.

To help you right now, here are expected turnaround times:

Fall registration in the new myRogue

It's time to register for fall classes! Before you do, we have a few important notes about recent changes to our registration system.
 

We have a new registration system

August 3, 2020

It's time to register for fall classes! Before you do, we have a few important notes about recent changes to our registration system.

First, we launched an all-new myRogue and the login credentials have changed. You will now use your RCC email address to log in to myRogue, Blackboard and lab computers, as well as Microsoft Office applications.

Processing of financial aid and other disbursements is in progress!

July 21, 2020

Uncertainty about money can cause a lot of stress. And we know many students are anxious about financial aid and other disbursements from Rogue Community College.

We assure you that we have approved financial aid, scholarships and grants for summer term. If you received an award letter, you will get the funds.

But due to the changeover to a new RCC computer system, there have been some glitches with BankMobile, the company that deposits your funds in your bank account.

Summer term financial aid update

July 15, 2020

Thank you all for your grace and patience as we process financial aid awards, scholarships, agency vouchers and refunds in our new student management system. We are writing to let you know that disbursement of summer term refunds is now scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 21.

Having trouble logging in? Here's help...

July 6, 2020

Dear Student:

The new myRogue system is still under development, and your login to BlackBoard and computer labs (and eventually myRogue) has been changed. You have a new login and a new temporary password.

Here's the new way to log in to Blackboard or computer labs. Read carefully!

Your user ID is your first and last name plus the last 4 digits of your student ID, followed by @student.roguecc.edu.
Input them as follows:
firstname.lastname.last4ofstudentID#@student.roguecc.edu.

Wearing masks on campus

July 2, 2020

We care about you.

Rogue Community College’s COVID-19 Response Plan continues to focus on everyone's safety, and we are operating on the most current information from our governing agencies. Though we continue to provide classes online, there are still some instances when people must visit an RCC campus.

As of July 1, 2020 all staff, faculty, students, contractors and visitors to any RCC campus are required to wear a mask, face covering, or face shield while inside any RCC facility.

Important update for summer term

July 2, 2020

Summer term starts Monday and we're still busy working on the new myRogue portal. We have a few wrinkles to work out before you can log in to your account.

We know you may be feeling nervous or unsure about these changes. Please know we're working hard to fix the issues as quickly as possible, and we truly appreciate your patience during this transition.

In the meantime, summer term classes are (almost) ready to begin! Here is some important information about how to get started:

Wearing masks on campus

July 2, 2020

We care about you.

Rogue Community College’s COVID-19 Response Plan continues to focus on everyone's safety, and we are operating on the most current information from our governing agencies. Though we continue to provide classes online, there are still some instances when people must visit an RCC campus.

As of July 1, 2020 all staff, faculty, students, contractors and visitors to any RCC campus are required to wear a mask, face covering, or face shield while inside any RCC facility.

A new myRogue is on the way

Sent on June 19, 2020

We're excited to bring you an all-new myRogue student portal this summer. The new myRogue will have a cleaner and more user-friendly interface to help you take care of student business.

In the meantime, myRogue is offline until July 5 while we transfer records to the new system. Here's how to take care of business during this downtime:

Check your grades

Sent on June 17, 2020

myRogue is under construction! The myRogue student portal will be offline from Friday, June 19 to July 5 while we give it a complete overhaul.

Here's what this means for you:

Attention! Early registration advised

Sent on June 8, 2020

Have you heard the news? RCC will be transitioning later this month to an all-new myRogue student portal, powered by Campus Nexus. What does this mean for you?

First, and most important, you will want to register for fall or summer term by June 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Let's talk about mental health

May 28, 2020

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year it seems especially important. Adapting to this coronavirus pandemic has created a lot of stress.

In addition to the new academic challenges you're facing due to online classes, we know that many students are facing financial stress, childcare struggles and other obstacles that affect emotional well-being. In light of these challenges, there are a few special programs we want you know about:

A midterm update

May 13, 2020

Dear RCC students,

Hurray! You're halfway through spring term. I hope you've settled into a good routine and are learning how to make the most of our online environment — and remembering to step away for some fresh air as well.

Here are a few announcements and reminders as we look toward the end of term:

Hello Monday!

May 4, 2020

We're almost halfway through spring term, so you've been "online only" for a while now. We know it can be a struggle. You're juggling homework, family, finances and technology issues — and probably feeling a little cooped up.

But, you know what? The end of the term is just six weeks away. You CAN do this! Please reach out and let us know how to support you.

Student Life has a new Facebook page where you can connect with other students and clubs.

Commencement will be online

April 30, 2020

Dear RCC community,

We are looking forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our graduates in June. As previously announced, RCC will have a reformatted ceremony this spring instead of our traditional ceremony at the Expo.

Hope to see you soon!

April 20, 2020

Hi RCC student,

Heya, how are things? We thought we'd check in and see how everything's been going for you the past couple weeks. We miss seeing everyone on campus. You want to meet up for coffee on Friday? More on that in a minute.

First, we want to make sure you know about a couple places where you can stay in the loop while we're all staying at home:

An update on commencement

April 14, 2020

At Rogue Community College, nothing gives us more joy and pride than the annual commencement ceremony. We get to see your moment as you cross the stage. We get to see the hugs you share with loved ones after the ceremony. We get to honor the friendships that you have built with your peers and the mentorships you grew with instructors.

A message from the President

April 10, 2020

Dear RCC student,

Dr. Cathy Kemper-PelleI want to personally thank you for enrolling at RCC for spring term 2020. These are challenging times, and your decision to continue your education is worth celebrating.

Our course delivery methods look different for many of you due to the governor’s executive order limiting face-to-face gatherings to reduce the spread of coronavirus. However, we are confident that we can help you achieve your educational goals this term in a totally online environment.

A few tips about Zoom

April 9, 2020

Good afternoon,

Welcome to spring term, and I hope you are staying safe. While we navigate these new waters, I wanted to reach out and go over a few things about Zoom.

Zoom is a web-based video conferencing solution that will be one of the main ways we communicate with you this term, as well as email and messages within Blackboard.

An update from the Bookstore

April 9, 2020

Welcome to spring term from your RCC Bookstore! There's been a lot of change lately — really A LOT, right? — and I want to thank you for your patience as we adjust. I know there have been some challenges, and we're working hard to improve the process of purchasing texts through our site.

Ready, set, spring term!

April 4, 2020

Dear RCC student,

Spring term begins Monday. To help you get off to a great start, we wanted to let you know about the support services RCC has to help you succeed.

First, log in to your myRogue account and look for the "Printable Student's Schedule." Some classes will meet at a certain time via Zoom video conferencing. If this applies, the schedule will show a meeting day and time and list the room as ZOOM.

Pass/fail option for select courses

April 3, 2020

For spring term only, RCC is offering students the option to select a pass/fail grade instead of a letter grade for some courses. This is in response to the recent changes in course delivery in many of the college’s classes, along with added external pressure and potential stress on our students.

Good news about fees

March 27, 2020

We have some good news! RCC has decided to waive all distance learning fees for the spring 2020 term. Students who have already paid this fee for spring term will be refunded.

Spring Term Updates

March 20, 2020

Because your health and safety are our priority — and in response to the executive order issued this week by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown — all RCC campuses and learning centers will be closed except to limited staff beginning Saturday, March 21. We will deliver all instruction and services remotely for the Spring 2020 Term.

All RCC classes and services move online

March 19, 2020

After meeting with state officials and college leadership, Rogue Community College President Cathy Kemper-Pelle announced the college will provide instruction and student services through online and virtual means only starting end of day Friday, March 20 through June 26, 2020. This decision allows RCC to deliver quality education to students throughout the entire spring term. 

Spring term will be online

March 19, 2020

As you may already know, ALL RCC COURSES WILL NOW BE TAUGHT ONLINE for the entire Spring 2020 term. This is being done for the health and safety of our college community, and to do our best to help students continue towards their educational goals. Please read all of the following information carefully. It is very important.

Let's Stay Connected

March 18, 2020

As RCC prepares to move staff home to work, you will find our Student Services offices on the Riverside Campus (Medford) and Redwood Campus (Grants Pass) open but with a “skeleton crew.”

Our Table Rock Campus (White City) will be closed completely.

To respect our social distancing requirements and to attend to everyone’s health needs, we have set up ways for us to help you get your business done without coming in. Please note the following information.

RCC announces spring schedule changes

March 13, 2020

In order to protect the health and well-being or our campus communities during the coronavirus pandemic, Rogue Community College President Cathy Kemper-Pelle this afternoon announced significant changes to the college's spring schedule. While college services will remain open, spring break for students will be extended by one week, beginning March 23. Spring term will begin April 6.

Rogue Community College makes precautionary changes against coronavirus

Rogue Community College (RCC) knows that the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Oregon is of concern to our students, staff and community. “The future is uncertain, but RCC remains solidly committed to providing a safe and healthy educational environment.” said RCC President Cathy Kemper-Pelle. “However, the way we provide service needs to shift for a time.”  

March 10, 2020

RCC Prepares All Campuses and Centers for Comprehensive Response to Coronavirus

On February 28, 2020, Rogue Community College joined a statewide higher education task force in preparing should the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread to Oregon. On Friday, March 6, RCC leadership met with the COVID-19 higher education task force for a conference call to discuss appropriate institutional responses.  

March 9, 2020

Communications to Staff

Our college response to coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve to meet community needs. At this time the Departments of Public Health for Jackson and Josephine Counties do not recommend campus closures. We have an active response team in place that includes the college president, vice presidents, risk manager, facilities director, marketing director, and human resources director. This group will meet at least every other day or as needed to review and update our response.

March 9, 2020

Communication to Students

The Governor of Oregon has declared a state of emergency because of the coronavirus (COVID-19); however, colleges are encouraged by the Oregon Department of Health to remain open and support a healthy teaching and learning environment.

You are an important member of the college community. We assure you we are taking steps to keep you safe on campus: extra cleaning of high-touch areas, hand sanitizing stations, providing tissues and encouraging hand washing.

March 7, 2020

Rogue Community College continues to closely monitor the coronavirus cases in Oregon to keep the college informed with the most reliable and up-to-date information.  There are now two cases of the virus in Southern Oregon. A March 7 Flash Alert from Jackson County Public Health read:

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