This Week @SRJC

This Week @SRJC - September 13, 2017


Please see below for This Week @SRJC Events, Announcements, and Helpful Links.


This Week! September 13 & 14 - Empowerment Speaker & Comedian Ernie G.

SRJC is hosting comedian Ernie G. on September 13th & 14th. Ernie G. is an empowerment speaker who has done performances at many colleges and universities across the country.  He is also the spokesperson for the Hispanic National Fund.

Wednesday, September 13, 12:00-1:15pm – Santa Rosa Campus in H. Randolph Newman Auditorium

Thursday, September 14, 12:00-1:15pm – SRJC Petaluma in Carole L. Ellis Auditorium

September 13 - Petaluma Cinema Series: Miguel Arteta explores the rift between red & blue America in Beatriz at Dinner

When car trouble strands Mexican immigrant and holistic medicine practitioner Beatriz (Salma Hayek) at the house of a wealthy and ruthless business tycoon (John Lithgow), the result is an increasingly uncomfortable dinner party that mirrors the rift between red and blue America. Miguel Arteta’s biting social satire features a top-notch acting ensemble in this profoundly contemporary fable. 82 minutes.

Screenings are hosted in the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium on the Petaluma Campus of Santa Rosa Junior College every Wednesday night at 7pm. Guests are invited to attend an optional pre-film lecture at 6pm. Visit for schedule details and film trailers.

Reminder! September 22 – High School Partnership Breakfast – Please RSVP today!

The afternoon workshops are “sold out,” but we’d love to have you join us for the breakfast, 8:30-11:30am!

Event webpage

Online event registration


October 13 – High School Counselor Conference

We hope you’ll plan to attend, 8:30am-12:30pm. Please save date!



New! Dream Center Services Available

The Santa Rosa Junior College Dream Centers assist AB-540 and undocumented students in order to provide opportunities for success. Services provided include: DACA, DACA Renewals, AB-540, California Dream Act , Scholarship opportunities and more! More information about services, office locations and hours are available at:

New! Enroll in Work Experience courses and earn college credits while in High School!

SRJC offers a great opportunity for high school students to enroll in Work Experience and Community Involvement courses. Students will learn or improve employment skills such as communication, customer service, time management, teamwork, leadership, and intercultural competency/diversity. There are no enrollment fees for high school students. To get started:

  1. Complete an SRJC Application online as a high school student.
  2. Submit the High School Concurrent Enrollment Program Request form.


Courses available:

 General Work Experience (WRKEX 97) – to improve employment skills

Community Involvement (CI 51) – to enrich experience volunteering at a nonprofit organization



Watch a short video to learn more: Work Experience Video

Visit for more information or call 707-527-4972.

Free Off-Campus Student Parking & Shuttle (Santa Rosa – August 21-September 14)

SRJC is providing free off-campus student parking and shuttle service between downtown Santa Rosa and the Santa Rosa Campus for the first four weeks of the Fall Semester. For more information:

Update! Fall Classes began Monday, August 21. There are still options available, including late starting classes.

High school students are encouraged to submit their concurrent enrollment forms and get registered for classes right away!


Update! Check out open classes starting each month at the links provided below.



Use the links below to easily find open classes by month:





Use the links below to easily find open classes by location:

Santa Rosa




You may also find these links on the page, under “Classes by Month and Location.”

SRJC Schedule Planner

SRJC Schedule Planner is a new schedule planning tool which allows students to create and compare multiple class schedules for a given semester based on course preferences as well as other commitments such as work, sports, or family schedules. (Requires a Login through the Student Portal.)

YouTube Video

Schedule Planner Quick Start Guide (1-page pdf)

Use the following links for more information/details about concurrent enrollment:

High School Concurrent Enrollment Students

Fast Forward Information Packet (English/Spanish)

Concurrent Enrollment Program Request Form (English)

Concurrent Enrollment Program Request Form (Spanish)

Registration Schedule has changed for Summer and Fall 2018

For Summer and Fall 2018, registration will take place at the same time, but earlier in the school year. Students will register for both semesters in two transactions during the same registration session. The new timeline provides many benefits.

1.       Allows students to plan ahead. 

2.       Allows high school seniors to register for fall term prior to summer break, and allows outreach staff to assist them with registration before they graduate.

3.       Provides ample time (June-July-Aug) to reach out to students who did not register during their priority registration date.

4.       Provides early fall semester enrollment projections to SRJC department chairs and faculty before entering summer break.

An earlier Registration Schedule creates a sense of urgency for students to take advantage of SRJC Student Outreach team visits to the high schools, but also creates a need for an earlier outreach timeline. The Student Outreach team is committed to providing services to assist students with applications for admission, Doyle Scholarship and Doyle Trustee Award applications, enrollment/registration in Counseling 270 courses for Spring 2018, and enrollment/registration in Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 courses. In addition, we are bringing placement testing back to the high school sites! English placement testing will take place in the fall (October) and Math placement testing will take place in the spring (January/February). Students will be staged for success at SRJC before graduation!

At the August 2017 SRJC Board of Trustees meeting, the organization of a new Student Outreach department was approved. We are very excited about the possibilities this will bring about for our prospective students, and are in the process of putting the Student Outreach team together. Until then, please get in touch with our staff listed below so that we can begin scheduling the outreach activities and events at your schools.

Contacts (Subject to change):

Seniors Presentations/Workshops/College Nights/Fairs: Michelle Poggi | | 707-521-7854      

Placement Testing: Parveen Dennis | | 707-521-7823

Financial Aid/Cash for College Nights: Margaret Mann | | 707-524-1545

Campus Tours: Drina Ochoa | | 707-527-4863

Campus Visits/CTE Departments: Oscar Guajardo | | 707-527-4858

EOPS presentations: Rafael Vázquez | | 707-527-4585

ELL Presentations (classroom presentations or ELAC meetings):

Yesenia Hurtado | | 707-778-4194

Colleen Olmstead | | 707-527-4611  

High School students are Welcome to Learn Italian at SRJC

See the handouts the links provided below for more information. Please post.


Why Learn Italian:

Italian Language Program Concurrent enrollment flyer:

Help Us Update Our E-mail List

If you have new counselors on staff this year, please let us know. Contact:

Drina Ochoa, Administrative Assistant

Schools Relations & Outreach | 707-527-4863