Ram Ready

Your Fresno City College New Student Welcome!

Ram Ready is a welcome to college event designed to help you navigate your first week and first semester of college. The event will take place virtually Monday, August 2, 2021, through Friday, August 6, 2021. A presentation and a variety of online workshops and live events will be held throughout the week to assist students with preparing for the upcoming semester. Students will also have opportunities to interact with faculty and staff to ask questions and receive useful information.

Ram Pathway and Campus Tour
Although the event is taking place virtually the week of August 2nd with live events and workshops, you will have the option to attend an in-person Ram Pathway session on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 8:00 AM or 11:00 AM. This session is in addition to the virtual event and will consist of an introduction to your Ram Pathway and an optional campus tour. You will have the option to select an in-person Ram Pathway session to attend when you sign up below.

Sign up to receive an email with event details on Friday, July 30, 2021, by clicking on the link below! This webpage will be updated with additional content on July 30th.

Go Rams!

SIGN UP FOR RAM READY

If you have any questions about Ram Ready, please contact the College Relations Office by phone at 559.442.8225 or email at collegerelations@fresnocitycollege.edu and use the subject line “Ram Ready Question”.

Presentation & Live Events and Workshops

Ram Ready will consist of two parts: a presentation and live events and workshops. You can view Step 1: Start Ram Ready Here! and Step 2: Live Events & Workshops for an overview of what topics will be covered during this event. Below these sections you will also see Campus Services Summer Hours information and how you can access these campus services online during the summer.

Step 1: Start Ram Ready Here!

Hello Rams! This presentation will include a series of short videos covering different topics with additional information and links to campus resources in each section. You will want to complete the presentation prior to the live events and workshops. Come back to this webpage on Friday, July 30, 2021, to view the presentation.

Do you know what type of classes you are taking? Does your class have set times that you have to meet online? What is Canvas and how do you access it? You may not have all the answer to these questions, but this section will help you understand what type of classes you are taking and the importance of Canvas. This section will be updated on Friday, July 30, 2021.

This section will cover how to find information on the college’s website, in Canvas, and provide links to frequently visited student services webpages. This section will be updated on Friday, July 30, 2021.

Did you know you can check out laptops from the library? What about receiving research assistance from a librarian? Many new students are not aware of the numerous resources that are available to them for free! Here you will find information on how to access resources in Canvas, tutorial services, utilize various library services, and more. This section will be updated on Friday, July 30, 2021.

Do you think it is important to feel connected to your college campus? Well, research shows that students who feel connected to their college campus successfully complete their colleges classes at higher rates than those who do not feel connected. Here you will learn how to connect with your Ram Pathway student success team, available student programs, and how to get involved on campus with clubs, Associated Student Government, and more. This section will be updated on Friday, July 30, 2021.

How much time will you need to study for your classes? What is a SEP? What should you do if you want to drop a class or change your major? Here we will share student success tips, important academic policies and deadlines to be aware of, and other helpful information to keep you on track in reaching your educational goals. This section will be updated on Friday, July 30, 2021.

Step 2: Live Events & Workshops

Ram Ready Live Events and Workshops will take place Monday, August 2, 2021 through Friday, August 6, 2021. Links to live events will be sent to your COLLEGE EMAIL ONLY! Be sure to sign up above to receive a detailed event information email on Friday, July 30, 2021 with links to the live events and workshops.

If you are unable to join/watch an event at its scheduled date and time, a recording will be posted below the following week for you to view.

Ram Ready Welcome + Resource Fair

Date/Time: TBD

Welcome to Fresno City College! Ram Ready staff will kick-off the event with a short welcome and overview of the activities planned for the week. Several FCC student services departments will then share what services they offer and will make themselves available for Q&A. The list of student services departments that will be in attendance are: Health & Psychological Services, Dream Center, Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS), Student Activities, Career & Employment Center, General Counseling, and College Relations.

Tutorial and Library Services

Date/Time: TBD

Tutoring assistance, having access to research information, and being able to checkout technology like laptops and calculators are all vital resources students utilize to aid in their academic success. Students may not be on campus, but they can still access these essential resources online. Tutorial center and library staff will share how to access these resources and provide information on what other services they provide to support student success.

Bookstore Q+A

Date/Time: TBD

What textbooks do I need? Are they available to rent? Where do I get them from? These are just a few questions new students may have as they prepare for their first semester of college. Bookstore staff will share what information students need to locate their textbooks and the options available in renting, purchasing, and ordering online.

Ram Pathway Teams

Virtual or In-Person Session
Virtual - August 3, Time: TBD
In-Person - August 4 at 8:00AM or 11:00AM

Ram Pathways are FCC’s approach to providing guidance, support, and a clear path to help you reach your academic goals. Each pathway has a dedicated team of counselors and staff to assist you throughout your time at FCC. Connect with your Ram Pathway team to hear information related to your pathway and for a chance to ask any questions that you may have.

Instructor Q+A

Date/Time: TBD

Join this live event to hear what expectations instructors often have of their students and how to connect with instructors outside the classroom.

Student Panel Q+A

Date/Time: TBD

Fresno City College’s Student Ambassadors will share their experiences as a student, what to expect in an online environment, and tips on what has helped them succeed at FCC.

Canvas Tutorial

Date/Time: TBD

Students will learn how to navigate Canvas to find their classes, turn in their assignments, locate important class content, check their grades, access resources, and how to communicate with their instructors and classmates via Canvas.

WebAdvisor Tutorial

Date/Time: TBD

Understanding WebAdvisor will allow students to access their class schedule and transcripts, update their home address and contact information, register for or drop classes, check the status of waitlisted classes, pay fees, check their financial aid status, and more.

Disable Student Programs and Services (DSPS)

Date/Time: TBD

Students will learn how to navigate the DSPS Accessible Information Management (AIM) portal to request DSPS services and supports.

Financial Aid Q+A

Date/Time: TBD

Financial Aid staff members will cover how to submit financial aid related documents in an online environment, where to find financial aid information and resources, and answer any general questions students may have.

Campus Services Summer Hours

FCC staff are here to help you! Campus services are currently available online. Below you will see a list of common campus services students utilize and links to their webpages, summer office hours, and their contact information. If you have any questions or need assistance from any of the services below, we strongly encourage that you contact them now to avoid possible delayed response times during the event.

Hours
Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday – Sunday Closed

Contact
Email: 2172mgr@follett.com
Phone: 559.443.8548

The Bookstore is open for in-person shopping and online ordering. Ordering online allows you to choose to pick up your items in-person or have them shipped to you. If you are visiting the Bookstore in person, there will be a limit on the number of students that can be in the store at one time. Social distancing and masks will be required. The Bookstore has limited summer hours and encourages students to order their textbooks online through the Bookstore webpage.

Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact
Email: CBO@fresnocitycollege.edu
Phone: 559.489.2234
Fax: 559.499.6032

Please email questions for the Business Office to the email address above to take care of your financial needs. We will respond within 24 hours during normal business days/hours. Payments should be made online by logging into your portal, accessing WebAdvisor, and then choosing Student Finance-View/Pay on My Account under the Student Self-Service section. This is accessible 24/7 (Some financial aid repayments are not available for online payments). Visit the Business Office webpage for more information.

*NOTE: Parking permits are not needed for the Fall 2021 semester.

Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact
Email: collegerelations@fresnocitycollege.edu
Phone: 559.442.8225

The College Relations Office helps first-time college students and students transferring from a different college by scheduling appointments with a counselor to create a Student Education Plan (SEP). In addition, Fresno City College Student Ambassadors are available to assist new students with the registration process. New students to Fresno City College can visit the College Relations webpage to schedule an appointment with a counselor and view the Registration Resources webpage for additional registration information.

Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact
Email: dsps@fresnocitycollege.edu
Phone: 559.442.8237

Welcome to Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) at Fresno City College! DSPS staff are committed to creating an accessible learning environment where individuals with documented disabilities have equal access to pursue their educational goals. We are dedicated to supporting students and collaborating with the campus community to remove barriers to educational access and embrace the college’s values of equity and inclusion. Students can visit the DSPS webpage for staff email addresses and contact numbers.

Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00AM - 6:00PM

Contact
Email: financialaidoffice@fresnocitycollege.edu
Phone: 559.442.8245
Fax: 559.499.6024

Students who need to submit financial aid documents are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. These documents can be submitted to the Financial Aid Office at the email listed above. Failure to complete your financial aid file may result in your funds being delayed.

If you have any questions regarding financial aid, students can visit the Financial Aid Office webpage or contact them by phone or email.

Hours
Please visit the Library’s webpage for summer hours.

Contact
Phone: 559.442.8204

Students can check out more than just books at the Library; technology like laptops, iPads, calculators, and hotspots are all available to check out too! Please note that a photo ID and a signed “User Agreement Form” will be required for the checkout of these devices (limited supplies available). In addition to checking out materials, the library also has textbooks on reserve, online research databases, 24/7 chat with a librarian, research assistance and more. Library study rooms and the library computer lab are open for in-person use. Students are encouraged to visit the Library’s webpage for the most up-to-date information on about hours and services.

Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact
Email: studentactivities@fresnocitycollege.edu
Phone: 559.443.8688

The Student Activities office is your connection to campus life, student clubs, Associated Student Government and campus events. Student Activities is available via email, phone, and social media. You can follow them on IG, FB, Twitter and YouTube for event updates, and check out their webpage for additional information.

Hours
Please visit the Ram Pantry webpage for summer hours.

Contact
Email: rampantry@fresnocitycollege.edu
Phone: 559.443.8688

The Ram Pantry is a free food assistance program available to currently enrolled students. Fresno City is committed to combating food insecurities and hunger so you can concentrate on your studies and other activities. The Ram Pantry is located in the Student Center/Bookstore building and is currently providing a drive up service during the summer. Visit the Ram Pantry webpage for updated hours and services.