Thank you for enrolling in courses at RCC! Please bookmark this page and visit it when you need support during your studies.
During the fall 2021 semester, many students will be enrolled in online, virtual or hybrid courses. Please review our orientation materials for tips on preparation, participation and effective study habits.
Fall 2021 Modalities:
- Online = A fully online course without set meeting times
Online courses are completed fully online, without in-person meetings. You can complete the work at a pace that best suits your schedule, but you must submit assignments and exams by set deadlines.
- Hybrid = A course with one scheduled face-to-face meeting time per week and an online component
Hybrid courses are completed on-campus with specific meeting days and times per week, with the remainder of the assignments completed online.
- Virtual = A fully online course with scheduled meeting times
Virtual courses are completed online but have set meeting times. You are required to log in and participate in course meetings via web-based communication (Microsoft Teams or Zoom) at the scheduled days/times.
Student Support Services
On-campus and remote support is available for all student services.
Please click here for a full student services directory. Staff in each office can help you determine the best way of scheduling time in-person or remote support.
MySSP Student Support: RCC has partnered with My SSP to provide students with wellness resources, at no cost. My SSP is here to help, 24/7/365, and connects students with free, confidential emotional health and wellbeing support via the app, telephone, and web. Multilingual support is available.To learn more about MySSP, click here.
Learning Center staff are equipped to provide you with academic support using WConline. To schedule an appointment, visit https://rcc.mywconline.net/. For step-by-step instructions please click here. For an introduction to the Learning Center and Tutoring Support watch this 15 minute introductory video https://youtu.be/asqWSzX5H-c
The RCC Library has an array of resources that be accessed from off-campus to meet your research needs. The library will have real-time chat reference during RCC’s business hours to help you with any research needs that you have. To find out all the resources the library has to support you please visit: http://www.rcc.mass.edu/library/latest-news/248-student-resources-page. The fall 2021 library hours are:
Mon - Thu: 7:30 AM-9 PM
Fri: 7:30 AM-5 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM-3 PM
For information on campus access and COVID-19 safety measures, visit www.rcc.mass.edu/campusaccess.
Until further notice, all bookstore services will be provided online by Barnes & Noble. Visit the bookstore website at https://bncvirtual.com/rcc. If you have questions or require support with the bookstore website, the Barnes and Noble customer contact center is open 24/7. Call them at 1-800-325-3252 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technology Needs & Support
Beginning in Fall 2020, all students are eligible to receive technology through the RoxSTARS program.
The Information Technology Office at RCC is available to answer your technology questions and to resolve technology-related problems, as they arise. To contact IT, call 857-701-1555 or email email@example.com.
Healthy Tiger Plan
RCC Tigers take responsibility to stay well and protect each other to limit the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. RCC Tigers care for one another and all members of the RCC community and are expected to follow protocol and guidelines on campus. When we follow these guidelines, we are able to do our best for ourselves and each other’s health. Please follow the steps in the Healthy Tiger Plan to protect yourself and others:
Free COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Information
The City of Boston has partnered with community health centers to increase access to COVID-19 testing for Boston residents.
- Testing is free regardless of insurance or immigration status, and will not affect "public charge" rule determinations.
- All sites require you to call ahead for pre-screening and to schedule an appointment.
- Hours vary between sites. Please call ahead.
- Many of these sites have capacity for languages in addition to English.
- Contact your health insurance provider with insurance coverage questions.
The multilingual Mayor's Health Line (617-534-5050) can help with health insurance applications, navigating Boston's health care system and COVID-19 questions. Click here for a list of test sites or visit the City of Boston's interactive map.
We strongly encourage all RCC students to receive the COVID-19 vaccionation. Please visit our COVID-19 vaccine page for more information on the vaccine and RCC's COVID-19 vaccination incentive program.
Additional Resources are being posted to Campus Life page on MyRCC. We will regularly update this page with resources and new information.
All official college communications related to COVID-19 are located at www.rcc.mass.edu/coronavirus. We also encourage you to visit the CDC website and the MA Department of Public Health website for accurate and updated information on COVID-19.
Please direct all COVID-related questions to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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