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All of the communications below were sent to current students. If you are not receiving these emails, please check your spam/junk folders and allow for emails to come from communications@roguecc.edu

Campus mask requirements stay for now

May 17, 2021

Masks required at RCC

I wanted to take a moment to address the new CDC guidance that came out at the end of last week regarding mask requirements for fully vaccinated individuals. RCC is waiting on clarification of the guidance from the Oregon Health Authority before making any changes to current RCC policy.

Free grab-and-go food boxes!

Ossie's Cupboard supports RCC families with foodRCC's Associated Student Government has partnered with Ossie’s Cupboard (RCC's food bank/pantry) to give away FREE packages of food and hygiene items on Saturday, May 22.

We Want Your Feedback On Our Strategic Planning Process

4/14/2021

Dear RCC Students,
President Kemper-Pelle invites you to review the suggested updates to our strategic mission, vision, and values and provide your written comments which will be shared with the Strategic Planning Committee and RCC Executive Team. Your input will be extremely helpful in creating a meaningful plan for 2021 through 2028. Feedback is due by Friday, April 23 at 4:00pm to CRasmussen@roguecc.edu.

RCC hosts free COVID-19 vaccine clinics

4/13/2021

Rogue Community College is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Valley Immediate Care to host free COVID-19 vaccination clinics in both Josephine and Jackson counties. RCC students, staff and family members who live in Josephine County are invited to a clinic in Grants Pass on Thursday, April 15; those who live in Jackson County are invited to a clinic in White City on Monday, April 19.

An important update from RCC Financial Aid

4/11/2021

Dear RCC student,

Do you have questions about financial aid? We're here to help!

To find your Financial Aid Advisor (based on your major), click here. Please contact your Financial Aid Advisor via email to set up an appointment.

Welcome to spring term!

4/09/2021

Dear RCC student,

We're ready to put winter to bed and welcome the sunshine. We hope you're ready to rock this term, and we're here to help.

Free COVID-19 vaccine clinic at RWC

4/07/2021

Rogue Community College is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Valley Immediate Care to host a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, April 15th from 10am – 5pm at Redwood Campus in Grants Pass.

Apply now for RCC Foundation scholarships

BankDear RCC student,

Are you thinking about attending Rogue Community College in the 2021-22 school year? Need money to help pay for school? With one easy application, you can apply for more than 100 scholarships through the RCC Foundation.

WHO? You, if you will attend RCC at least half time in 2021-22 and have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Big changes to our phone system

4/01/2021

RCC is improving phone service! We are moving to Zoom phones to better serve our students. Many phone numbers will be changing in the coming days. We will update our website and directory just as soon as we can.

In the meantime, please make a note of these helpful contact numbers as you get ready for spring term:

An important update from RCC Financial Aid

Students enrolled in spring term at RCC may be eligible to receive a one-time grant of up to $500. This is separate from any financial aid award you may have received, and you may be eligible even if you do not qualify for other financial aid. Keep reading!

As part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA), the college has received federal funds to award grants to students-even if they are not on federal financial aid.

Looking forward to spring

3/8/2021

It's hard to believe it's been nearly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic changed, well, just about everything. It's been an unusually rough year, and we want to say how proud we are of your determination and grit. You've got this, Ospreys! Keep pushing forward. Sunnier days are just ahead.

Spring registration opens Monday

2/27/2021

Thanks again for your patience while we continue to work through the challenges of restoring our network systems. We're pleased to report that systems are coming back online and we are planning to open priority registration for spring on Monday.

We ask that you please wait until Monday to use myRogue.

At this time, the website and phones are back up and computer labs will be open for normal hours Monday.

An update about our network outage

2/25/2021

What to know about the outage

Please know that we are working diligently to bring our network systems back online as quickly as possible. The website, myRogue and phones have been affected by this outage. Blackboard and email are not affected.

Join our Budget Forums

2/23/2021

RCC students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a Budget Forum at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.

RCC Chief Financial Officer Lisa Stanton will be leading an informal discussion about the College's 2021-2022 budget. Come and share your ideas, make suggestions and ask questions!

Our account review is complete

2/22/2021

Thanks again for your grace and patience while we transitioned back to RogueNet. For those students who have received a 2020-21 financial aid award offer, we are pleased to report that our financial aid and ledger card review process is now complete. We are committed to continuing to improve our efficiency and communication. Your trust is important to us.

A message from President Kemper-Pelle

2/16/2021

Students,

As the COVID-19 restrictions persist, new strains emerge, and vaccines are slow to be distributed, I want to reach out to our students and thank you for your persistence. You have demonstrated amazing tenacity by staying enrolled and continuing progress toward your educational goals.

Celebrate the long weekend

2/12/2021

RCC will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 in honor of Presidents Day. Have a great long weekend! For important dates, please see the Academic Calendar.

Here are some cultural and historical events worth learning more about:

A few notes for February

2/3/2021

It's scholarship season! One easy application opens the door to more than 100 scholarships through the RCC Foundation. The deadline is March 1. Apply by Feb. 15 to be entered in the drawing for a $500 Early Bird Scholarship.

Welcome to winter term!

1/14/2021

Welcome to the first week of winter term! Warmer spring days will be here before you know it, and good news — you get a long weekend. The college will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The deadline to add or drop a class — you can do this in myRogue — is Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 11:59 p.m. For more important dates, please see the academic calendar.

We're reviewing student accounts in myRogue

1/11/2021

RCC has transferred back to RogueNet. We are currently reviewing all student financial aid awards and student account balances for summer, fall and winter terms. We are aware of inaccuracies within some student accounts. We anticipate the cleanup will take three weeks, and we appreciate your patience.

Back to the original myRogue

12/10/2020

RCC is making the transition back to RogueNet, our previous system. To make this happen, myRogue will be down from midnight tonight until 8 a.m. Dec. 15.

If you haven't already, please check your fall grades in myRogue TODAY. Look in Academics > My Grades. (Grades will be accessible again Dec. 15.)

myRogue downtime and other important dates

Finals are over, grades are available (check your myRogue account) and it’s time for a nice winter break! Before you go, here are a few important things you should know.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

11/25/2020

We wish you a great Thanksgiving break—you have earned it!—and we hope you have a successful finals week next week.

It's almost time for a long winter break

11/19/2020

There are just two weeks left in the term, with a long weekend coming up for Thanksgiving. You deserve a break!

Good news: Winter break will be a week longer than originally planned. We decided to delay the start of winter term, now scheduled for Jan. 11-March 26. This decision was made for a couple of reasons: First, it will allow us more time to transition back to RogueNet, our old student management system. It also will allow time for quarantine before returning to campus after the holidays.

No school on Wednesday! RCC honors Veterans Day (and more!)

11/6/2020

RCC Celebrates our Veterans 2020

There will be no classes and all RCC facilities will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. On this day, we recognize veterans for their service to our country. Veterans are a special and significant part of our Rogue community.

We are in this together

10/30/2020

We all have big stress right now: a pandemic; fire recovery efforts; problems with the new RCC software system; fall term coursework; a presidential election (Nov. 3), and the coming holiday season. Whew, it's a lot to absorb and deal with, and sometimes "discourse" can become heated and angry.

Update: Face shields no longer acceptable without masks

masks required on campus

10/29/2020
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE: A surgical mask, washable cloth mask or N95 respirator (without exhalation valve) must be worn at all times when inside campus buildings and outside when 6 feet distance between individuals can't be maintained.

Winter (registration) is coming!

October 27, 2020

Priority registration for winter term begins Friday, Oct. 30.  Please check the registration schedule to see when registration will open for you.

Week 5 Update: MyRogue Down On Friday

10/21/2020

Your myRogue student portal will be closed for site maintenance from 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 through 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

You will be able to access Blackboard through this link: https://roguecc.blackboard.com. The username and password are the same as myRogue.

We want to hear from you!

Would you like to win an Amazon gift card? Spend a few minutes telling us about your favorite music, social media sites and where you get the news. Please take our Media Preferences Survey. The password is 87920. You'll be entered to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards as well as the $150 grand prize. The next drawing is Friday!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More than 10 million Americans are the target of domestic violence every year. The RCC Counseling Department is providing information and events to raise awareness.

NEED HELP? 

Week 4 Update: Payments & Financial Aid

October 16, 2020

Many students have not been able to pay fall tuition because of delays awarding financial aid. To help, we've made some adjustments:

We're here to help

10/09/2020

We have good news! Student Services is moving back on campus two days a week to assist you in person. We are so excited to see your faces! 

We will continue to serve you online through the Virtual Student Center, but you are also welcome to drop by any of our three campuses on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will have staff available to help you in person, or connect you with a member of Student Services using one of our computer stations on campus.   

RCC offers free personal counseling & support groups

October 5, 2020

Could you use some support?

RCC Counseling is offering two support groups this term. See below for details about the groups, which begin meeting this week.

Financial Aid Update - Fall 2020

October 2, 2020

Today was the first scheduled date for disbursement of financial aid refunds for fall term. We were optimistic that all funds would go out as planned, but our new system failed to achieve that goal. We are deeply sorry for those of you who did not receive funds today as expected.

Some refunds were sent successfully. Unfortunately, our new computer system continues to experience technical difficulties and several groups of students did not receive refunds today. Some of those groups include:

Fall Term Update - Week 2

October 2, 2020

Whew, we’ve made it through week 2! Hope all is going well. Be sure to stay informed and up-to-date with our Fall 2020 FAQs.

Important Update for Fall Term - Week 1

September 25, 2020

It has been a big challenge for you and for us to start this term. We have a new student information system that is not working as it should, and it has created a long wait as we process financial aid and registration. Thank you for your determination to hang in there and attend college this term. We are working tirelessly to serve every student's needs.

IMPORTANT UPDATES

An Apology From The President

Many of you, as well as staff and faculty, have encountered problems with registration, financial aid and student records this summer term. We apologize for these issues. We've heard your feedback. Our hearts have been moved by your stories. We care about you, and to be transparent we're telling you more about the situation.

On July 1, Rogue Community College launched an all new student information system called Campus Nexus. This included a new myRogue. This new system has been in development for two years and replaced a very outdated one from 1995 that was obsolete.

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:

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.

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.

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