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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

In response to skyrocketing case numbers in our region, we are temporarily moving most in-person classes, labs, and services online from the start of the semester until Monday, January 31.

Beginning January 31, Cosumnes River College plans to expand hours for on-campus support services for the remainder of the spring 2022 semester. 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 Cosumnes River College.

We know this has been a hard transition and we're 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 during this period.

Get Help in the Remote Environment

Technology Resources

Technology Resources

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.

Technology Resources

Remote Student Services

Remote Student Services

We have modified our student services to support students in an online/remote environment. Find a student service and visit their webpage to learn how to access their services remotely.

Remote Student Services

Basic Needs Resources

Basic Needs Resources

Get your basic needs met and find help for emergency needs, including financial assistance, housing, shelter, food, mental health and wellness, social services, and more.

Basic Needs Resources

FAQ: Remote Classes and Technology

What classes will be offered in person during spring 2022?

In response to skyrocketing case numbers in our region, Cosumnes River College is temporarily moving most in-person classes and labs online from the start of the semester until Monday, January 31.

The following Allied Health and Impossible-to-Convert programs will continue with in-person instruction:

In-person offerings include:

  • Allied Health Programs:
    • CNA
    • EMT
    • Firefighter Academy
    • Funeral Services
    • Imaging
    • Medical Assisting
    • Medical Lab Technology
    • OTA
    • Nursing
    • Paramedic
    • PTA
    • Public Safety
    • Respiratory Care
    • Sonography
  • Impossible-to-Convert Programs:
    • Adaptive PE
    • Aeronautics
    • Apprenticeship
    • Automotive
    • Automotive Collision
    • Aviation
    • Biotechnology
    • Commercial Music
    • Construction
    • Cosmetology
    • Culinary Arts
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Dental Assisting
    • Diesel
    • Electrician Trainee
    • Fashion
    • Health Care Interpreting
    • Horticulture
    • Mechanical Electrical Technology
    • Veterinary Technology
    • Viticulture
    • Welding
    • Work Experience

On Monday, January 31 our Difficult-to-Convert classes will return to in-person instruction due to expanded testing capacity and leveling case numbers in Sacramento County. These classes will include offerings in these disciplines:

    • Anthropology
    • Art
    • Astronomy
    • Biology, Biology - Field Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Chemical Technology
    • Dance
    • Design Technology
    • Electronics Technology
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Electronic Technology
    • Energy
    • Engineering
    • English Education 
    • Fashion
    • Fitness
    • Geography
    • Geology
    • Interpreting Prep
    • Kinesiology
    • Mechanical Electrical Technology
    • Music, Music - Specializations in Music
    • Personal Activity
    • Pharmacy Technology
    • Photography
    • Physics
    • Psychology
    • Speech & Language Pathology
    • Sports
    • Theatre, Theatre Arts Production, Theatre Arts Film

Other in-person lecture classes will stay online through the Presidents’ Day weekend (resuming in-person on February 22). If you are enrolled in an in-person class, please watch your email and Canvas closely for information from your instructor on when your class will be returning to campus.

How long will remote classes and operations last?

Cosumnes River College is offering more in-person classes and expanding hours for on-campus support services during the spring 2022 semester, which begins in January. 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.

How do I pick up items from campus?

We are currently allowing students to pick up their educationally-related belongings by appointment only.

To make an appointment, email with the following information:

  1. Student name
  2. Student ID number
  3. Cell phone number
  4. Location of item to be picked up
  5. Specific item(s) to be picked up
  6. Preferred date and time for pick up
    • Tell us three dates/times in order of preference (Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm only)

Campus Services will respond within 24 hours of your email with your approved/reserved appointment time.

How do students return library books or other loaned materials (such as a laptop)?

For the most up-to-date information on picking up or returning loaned library materials, visit:

Visit the college library FAQ websites to learn more about library operations during the campus closure:

Due to COVID, delays in service may occur as staff have limited access to campus facilities. We are working hard to meet the needs of our students – thank you for your patience.

How do students get their student access cards?

In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, our campuses will remain mostly closed to students through the fall 2021 semester. As a result, we are not issuing new or replacement student access cards during the summer 2021 and fall 2021 semesters.

Are parking permits required for spring 2022?

As we expand in-person offerings, we recognize the need to reduce the barriers for students to access college facilities (including in-person classes and student support services). Therefore, we are not selling parking permits for the spring 2022 semester.

Students are required to park in designated student 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

How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting students' financial aid?

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.

Do students still have access to the Universal Transit Pass (UTP)?

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.

Beginning in spring 2022, the UTP is available electronically via SacRT's mobile fare app, ZipPass. Learn how to access the digital UTP/ZipPass.

What does the health services fee cover in a remote environment?

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

What is the status of college sports in spring 2022?

College athletic competition is continuing, following all county, California Community College Athletic Association, and Big 8 Conference safety protocols. Spectators are not currently allowed for indoor events. Outdoor events will allow spectators who have proof of vaccination or negative test within 48 hours.

Can students or employees travel on official college or district business?

No, all out-of-district travel has been frozen. The public health status of different communities, even within the state of California, is evolving rapidly and it is imperative that we do everything we can to mitigate unnecessary risk. If you have travel scheduled and believe it is urgent and essential, then please work with your supervisor to discuss a possible exception.

Are college facilities open to students, employees, and the public?

Limited college facilities will be open to students and employees in spring 2022.

FAQ: Student Support Services

How will offices verify a student's identity remotely?

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.

Are child development centers open?

Yes, the child development centers at American River College, Cosumnes River College, and Sacramento City College will be open in spring 2022. Hours of operation might be limited; please check with the centers directly for more information.

What online support is available for DSPS students?

Our Disability Support Programs and Services (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.

How can students get emergency assistance?

Students can apply for the Los Rios CARES Emergency Fund through the Los Rios Colleges Foundation.

Students can also learn about basic needs resources, including health and wellness resources, financial resources, resources for foster youth and undocumented students, and more.