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SRJC is offering three virtual graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus pandemic, rather than an in-person event on the quad.

SRJC graduates walk — at home

May 21, 2020

The end of May is typically a time when parents and supporters gather on the quad under a bright blue sky to watch Santa Rosa Junior College students walk across the graduation stage, sometimes as the first in their family to don a cap and gown and earn...

Emma Ruderman mentally prepares herself for Zoom.

Silent Stress: Living with mental illness amidst pandemic

May 14, 2020

Emma Ruderman sits motionless in front of her computer. Her eyes dart from the screen to the clock like a game of pingpong as she counts down the last few minutes to class. She steadies her hand, grabs the mouse and hovers the cursor over the Zoom icon....

SRJC's Summer Repertory Theater program is postponed until 2021.

Summer Rep Theater Postponed

May 14, 2020

The Santa Rosa Junior College Summer Repertory Theater Festival is one of the many programs affected by the pandemic, and although we won’t be getting to see any plays this summer, SRT is not gone for good. It has been postponed to next year. That way,...

Online-only decision exposes range of faculty emotions

Online-only decision exposes range of faculty emotions

April 30, 2020

In the aftermath of the news Thursday afternoon that Santa Rosa Junior College will be online only through fall 2020, faculty and staff appeared just as blindsided as students by the decision, though their reactions were mixed. “Honestly, I’m ki...

SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong announced on Thursday afternoon that, “SRJC will continue to operate the instructional program and student services remotely through the end of the Fall 2020 semester.”

Students dismayed by decision to continue classes online through Fall 2020

April 30, 2020

Student responses to the announcement that Santa Rosa Junior College classes will be held entirely online for the fall 2020 semester ranged from disappointed to furious. SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong announced Thursday afternoon “SRJC will continue to ...

SRJC will receive $3 million in federal aid from the CARES Act. The money will be distributed to eligible students after they fill out the form that can be found at https://financialaid.santarosa.edu/srjc-student-emergency-grant.

SRJC receives $3 million from CARES Act for students in need

April 30, 2020

As a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the federal government awarded Santa Rosa Junior College $3 million in emergency aid for students in need, SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong announced in an email Wednesday. To qu...

Treat yourself to a relaxing mindfulness meditation session this weekend and support SRJC students in the process.

Dance and meditate to benefit SRJC students in crisis

April 30, 2020

Students with free time this weekend can support SRJC students and other community college students during this pandemic by joining a meditation session or a dance party on Zoom. The next meeting times, hosted by Felicia Darling, will happen this Saturd...

Santa Rosa Junior College will continue to operate online through the end of the Fall 2020 semester due to the coronavirus pandemic, SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong announced Thursday.

SRJC to stay online through 2020

April 30, 2020

Santa Rosa Junior College will continue to operate online through the end of the Fall 2020 semester due to the coronavirus pandemic, SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong announced Thursday. With fall scheduling deadlines approaching and the community hungry for upda...

Dakota McGranahan, current vice president of student life, was elected as the next student body president with 418 out of the 646 total votes cast.

Student government election results announced

April 28, 2020

Santa Rosa Junior College students voted in a new slate of student government representatives  through remote online voting. Dakota McGranahan, current vice president of student life, was elected as the next student body president. Maria Arreguin-E...

The fall 2019 Oak Leaf staff take a breather from their award-winning newsroom endeavors.

SRJC’s Oak Leaf newspaper wins multiple awards

April 27, 2020

The Oak Leaf News and Oak Leaf Magazine won a lucky 13 state awards, including a first place statewide in Online General Excellence and a first-time award for Magazine General Excellence from three journalism organizations for work students completed in 2019.   ...

One of Guy Tillotson's demonstrations to enlighten students about the total cost of single-use plastic bottles.

Student Senate resolves to ban single-use plastics on campuses statewide

April 23, 2020

Santa Rosa Junior College’s districtwide movement to ban single use plastics took another step forward April 5 when the Student Senate representing 115 California Community Colleges approved a resolution suggesting all outside vendors who sell food on community college campuses should replace single-use plastics with sustainable products by 2025.  Within the next five years, concessionaires at every community college in the state — whether they sell food at the cafeteria in Santa Rosa or from a coffee cart in San Diego — must swap single-use plasti...

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