Ram Ready

Welcome New Rams!

August 2 – 4, 2022

Ram Ready is your welcome to college event designed to help you START STRONG at Fresno City College. Ram Ready will help you transition into college, provide an opportunity to meet your Ram Pathway team, take a campus tour, participate in a resource fair, and interact with our staff from support programs and service areas such as Financial Aid, Tutorial Services, Student Activities, and more! View the In-person and Virtual details below.

Sign-up for Ram Ready Here!

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”.

In-Person & Virtual Schedule

Note: Your In-Person Presentation time is determined by the pathway you select when you sign-up. You can view our FCC Degrees by Pathway flyer to help you determine your pathway. 

If you plan to attend in-person but experience COVID symptoms the day of the event, test positive for COVID-19 or are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 between July 24 - August 2, you should not come onto campus for Ram Ready. You can view more information and a list of COVID symptoms on the Student COVID Reporting and Return Procedures webpage.

In-Person

August 2

You will only attend one session, 8:00 AM or 11:30 AM, based on your pathway.

8:00 AM : Check-in for
Arts, Communication & Language

Business
Health & STEM
8:30 AM : Ram Ready Welcome
9:00 AM : Campus Tour
9:45 AM : Pathway Breakouts
11:00 AM : Resource Fair


11:30 AM : Check-in for
Culture, Education & Society

Tech & Trades
Undecided (Career & Employment Center)
12:00 PM : Ram Ready Welcome
12:30 PM : Campus Tour
1:15 PM : Pathway Breakouts
2:30 PM : Resource Fair

Virtual

August 2

8:30 AM or 12:00 PM: Ram Ready Welcome

August 3

12:30 PM : Resource Fair
2:00 PM : Pathways
Arts, Communication & Language
Business
Culture, Education & Society
Health & STEM
Tech & Trades
Undecided (Career & Employment Center)

Additional Workshops

August 4

These two workshops will take place via Zoom and are open to everyone who signed-up for Ram Ready.

1:00 PM : Canvas Workshop
Learn how to navigate Canvas to access classes, turn in assignments, locate important class content, textbook information, check grades, access resources, and how to communicate with instructors and classmates via Canvas.

2:30 PM : Student Portal Workshop
Learn how to navigate your Student Portal to access student email, add and remove apps, update communication preferences, and more.

Here are some things you can do before Ram Ready to begin preparing for your first semester of college.

  • Check your SCCCD email daily – Your email is the primary method the college uses to send you important information regarding deadlines, “Permission to Register” notifications for waitlisted classes, and FAFSA/Dream Act related details.
  • Check on your Financial Aid – In WebAdvisor, you can view your award letter, see if anything is missing under “My Documents”, and sign up for direct deposit. If you have any financial aid related questions, you can contact the Financial Aid office at 559.442.8245.
  • Check your waitlisted class – If you are waitlisted for a class, make sure to check your SCCCD email daily for a “Permission to Register” email. If a spot becomes available, you will be sent the “Permission to Register” email and have only four days (including weekends) to enroll in the class through WebAdvisor. Visit How to Manage Your Waitlisted Courses webpage for more information.
  • Pay your student fees – Even if your tuition is covered by financial aid, there may be additional costs such as health or student body fees. You can see how much you owe and pay any fees through the Self-Service app located in your student portal. Visit Your Tuition, Fees and Other Costs webpage for more information.
  • Check what textbooks and materials you may need – You can visit the Fresno City College Bookstore on campus or online through www.fresnocitycollege.edu/bookstore for all your textbooks and class material needs. Remember, have your class schedule available to lookup your books and materials.
  • Get your student ID card - Your student ID has many benefits! You can purchase your ID card beginning August 1, 2022 online through your student portal or in the Business Office located in the Old Administration Building (OAB – 151). You will then take your receipt to the Student Activities office (next to the Cafeteria) to take your picture for your student ID.

SCCCD requires students attending in-person classes on campus to:

  • submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR
  • test twice a week and submit proof of either a PCR or antigen COVID-19 viral test

To upload your proof of vaccination, locate COVID-19 campus testing sites, or get more information about the vaccine mandate, visit the COVID Vaccine Mandate webpage.

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend classes on campus at Fresno City College?

If you are taking classes in-person on campus, please view the SCCCD Vaccine Mandate section above.

Do I need to be vaccinated if I am only taking online classes through Fresno City College?

No. However, to maximize protection from COVID-19 and prevent possibly spreading it to others, all individuals are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated. If you choose to come to campus to access services onsite, like counseling, tutoring and the library, you will be required to test twice weekly unless you can show proof of vaccination.

Is it too late to change or register for fall 2022 classes?

No. You have until August 7, 2022 to change or register for classes.

Who do I meet with to change my major?

First-time Fresno City College students whose classes have not started yet can meet with a counselor from our College Relations office. You can contact the office at 559.442.8225 to schedule an appointment. If your classes have already started or you are a continuing FCC student, you can make an appointment with our General Counseling office online at www.fresnocitycollege.edu/counseling.

How do I know what textbooks to purchase for my classes?

You may search and buy your textbooks online by visiting www.fresnocitycollege.edu/bookstore or by visiting the bookstore on campus. You can view the bookstore’s summer hours on their webpage. You will need your class schedule to search for your textbook information.

How do I pay my tuition and student fees?

You can pay your fees online through the Self-Services app located in your student portal or in the Business Office located in the Old Administration Building (OAB-151).

When are my tuition and student fees due?

This varies from semester to semester, and you could be dropped from your classes for not paying your tuition fees by their deadline. Be sure to check your payment deadlines through the Self-Service app (located in your student portal) in the “Student Finance” section or call 559.489.2234 for questions.

Can I get a refund if I drop my classes?

If you would like to drop a class for a full refund you must drop the class within the first two weeks for full term classes. For short term classes, you must drop the first day of class for a full refund.

Where can I buy a parking permit?

Parking permits are not needed for the Fall 2022 semester.

Who do I call if I need technical support for MyPortal, Canvas, WebAdvisor, student email, etc.?

You can call the SCCCD helpdesk at 559.499.6070.

FCC staff are here to help you! Below you will see a list of common campus services students utilize and their summer office hours, contact information, and links to their webpages. If you have any questions or need assistance from any of the services below, we strongly encourage that you contact them now during the summer and not wait until the fall semester.

Bookstore

Hours
Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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.

Business Office

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 2022 semester.

College Relations Office

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.

Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS)

Hours
Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Contact
Email: dsps@fresnocitycollege.edu
Phone: 559.442.8237

Welcome to Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S) at Fresno City College! DSP&S 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 DSP&S webpage for staff email addresses and contact numbers.

Financial Aid Office

Hours
Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00AM - 1:00PM
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. 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.

Library

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.

Student Activities

Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:45 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.

Ram Pantry

Hours
Please visit the Ram Pantry webpage for summer hours.
Contact
Email: rampantry@fresnocitycollege.edu
Phone: 559.442.4600 ext. 8799

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.