Student Services – Community College of Rhode Island

Student Services

ARMY ROTC

ROTCUnder an arrangement with the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of the Army, Community College of Rhode Island students may attend Military Science classes on the Providence College campus while attending CCRI and thereby complete their first two years of the four-year ROTC program.

The courses included are ROTC 1010 - Freshman Military Science, ROTC 2050 - Sophomore Military Science and ROTC 2070 - Sophomore Military Science and Lab.

Students who successfully complete the four-year ROTC program and graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree will be commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army Reserve.

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts are issued from CCRI’s Office of Enrollment Services and are issued only after all financial obligations to the college have been paid. One week is required for transcripts to be processed during grading, graduation and registration periods.

ADVISING AND COUNSELING

CCRI’s Department of Advising and Counseling offers a full range of academic advising, career, educational and personal counseling services. Academic advising is available for students with program and course selection concerns. Career counseling, consisting of interest, values and personality assessments, is provided to students requesting help in establishing educational and career goals. Counselors also assist students with transfer planning to ensure a smooth transition and maximum transfer of credits to four-year institutions.

Short-term counseling also is available for students who are experiencing personal difficulties as they relate to their academic success. All meetings are strictly confidential.

For information on walk-in hours or to make an appointment, call 401-333-7160 in Lincoln, 401-825-2301 in Warwick, 401-455-6063 in Providence, and 401-851-1625 in Newport.

ATHLETICS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION AT CCRI

Women's TrackCCRI is home to one of the Ocean State’s finest and most successful intercollegiate athletic programs. Since its inception in 1965, the CCRI program has long been considered a front-runner in New England community college and junior college athletic circles.

The basketball, baseball, volleyball, cross country, and soccer teams have all been nationally ranked. The 2002 women’s soccer team captured the school’s first national championship, while a number of other squads, including men’s basketball and women’s soccer, were national runners-up. With over 5,800 victories, 227 All- Americans, and 895 All-Region selections, CCRI is a leader among New England community colleges. Great coaching is the key to CCRI’s success, and the school has always featured legendary coaches. From Hall of Fame athletic director and men’s basketball coach Vin Cullen, to baseball coaches Whitey Fell and Art Pontarelli, tennis coach Ray Carr and volleyball coach Gail Davis, the tradition of top-flight teaching continues through the present day.

A member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and associate member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the College fields intercollegiate men’s teams in baseball, basketball, soccer, cross country, and indoor and outdoor track. Intercollegiate women’s teams include volleyball, basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, and indoor and outdoor track. Additionally, our Club Sport offerings include men's and women's swimming, women's Beach Volleyball, men's volleyball, and eSports.

The Community College of Rhode Island has proven to be a stepping stone for many student athletes who moved on to complete their academic and athletic careers at four-year colleges and universities throughout the nation.

CAMPUS STORES

The College Campus Stores sell school and art supplies, imprinted clothing and gifts, bus passes, and new and used textbooks. They also offer rental on some textbooks. When classes are in session, the bookstores are open the following hours.

Knight and Flanagan campuses (fall and spring semesters)

Monday through Thursday, 8:15 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Liston Campus

Monday and Tuesday from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Newport County Campus

Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

When classes are not in session, the Campus Stores are open Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Campus Stores also offer extended hours during the first week of classes. For more information, please visit the bookstores' website.

DINING FACILITIES

The college contracts with an outside vendor to operate full-service cafeterias and vending services on each campus. Hot and cold meals are served daily when classes are in session.

HEALTH SERVICES

The Office of College Health Services is staffed by a registered nurse in collaboration with a medical doctor. Generally, the office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any change of hours is posted at the office, located on the Knight Campus, Room 1240, in Warwick, and on a voice message accessed at 401-825-2103.

For medical emergencies, students should contact the Campus Police on their respective campus: Lincoln, 401-333-7035; Warwick, 401-825-2109; Providence, 401-455-6064 or Newport, 401-851-1650.

Central office services include first aid treatment, emergency medical care, blood pressure checks, health education and counseling, treatment referrals and color blindness testing for students, faculty and staff. The nurse also works in conjunction with the Wellness Committee to organize the Wellness Fair and other wellness initiatives.

The primary function of Health Services is to ensure all immunization requirements mandated by the state of Rhode Island are met and documented upon enrollment at CCRI and that those records are maintained.

Rhode Island law requires any student entering college full time (12 credits or more), any student studying on a visa, or any full- or part-time student in a health-related field of study to have the following immunizations or blood proof of immunity:

  • One Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
  • Two MMR vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Three-shot series of hepatitis B vaccine
  • Two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or a statement signed by your health care provider stating that you have a history of chickenpox disease
  • Meningococcal vaccine (strongly recommended for students under the age of 22)

In the event students know they received vaccines but cannot obtain their vaccination records from either previous schools or physicians, they can obtain titers (lab tests for immunity). Students who wish to obtain the titers can contact the CCRI nurse at the Knight Campus in Warwick for a discounted lab slip.

Requirements for Health Sciences students

Students and faculty in Health Sciences programs are required to obtain health insurance. Health insurance is not provided by the College or clinical agencies.

See the Health Sciences program page for more requirements for students in Health Sciences programs. The Health Services nurse can assist you with information about how to obtain necessary documentation: nurse@ccri.edu or 401-825-2103.

LIBRARY

LibraryThe Community College of Rhode Island Library offers a welcoming environment and a commitment to support the diverse cultural and intellectual interests of the college and local community. As a full partner in the educational experience, the CCRI Library provides the materials, resources and services to support the college curriculum, enhance teaching and learning and encourage independent and lifelong learning. The library actively promotes information literacy, critical thinking skills, collaborative learning and intellectual development.

Each campus has a library with printer access and online books, journals and other resources. Our catalog and databases can be accessed on or off campus. Each library is equipped with an electronic classroom with networked computers and printers.

Librarians are available to assist students individually with research questions. Librarians also work with faculty to provide specialized library instruction classes. College-level research classes are offered. See course descriptions for more details.

The CCRI Library is a member of the HELIN (Higher Education Library Information Network) consortium. CCRI students with a library-activated CCRI ID may borrow material from all CCRI campuses and HELIN member libraries: Johnson & Wales University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, and Wheaton College.

STUDENT SUCCESS CENTERS

The Student Success Centers provide academic assistance through tutoring services, coordinate information and referrals to college resources, seek ways to improve student satisfaction and retention, facilitate New Student Welcome Days, and assist students achieve their goals. Academic Coaches help students understand their individual learning needs, develop better study habits and behaviors, and create plans to achieve their goals. 

Academic Coaching, Peer Tutoring, & Study Strategy Workshops

Student Success CentersAn essential part of success at any college is the amount of time and effort students put into preparing for their weekly lectures and exams. The Student Success Centers can help you learn how to use your course materials more effectively, integrate online study materials, explore strategies on how to take notes and prepare for exams. Learn how, when and where to study and to better manage your time.  Special workshops such as HESI test preparation and pre-semester preparation sessions are offered throughout the year.

In addition, the Student Success Centers provide free peer tutoring for CCRI students in most subject areas.  Tutoring allows students to connect with a peer tutor recommended by department faculty to tutor a specific subject. Tutoring is an opportunity for students to ask questions and review course concepts.  There is no charge to receive tutoring or to participate in workshops.  You may schedule tutoring and workshops from any computer, tablet, or cell phone with internet access by visiting the Student Success Center website.

New Student Welcome Day

At New Student Welcome Day you will learn about the people and resources that can help you make your first year at CCRI a success. This interactive, hands-on program introduces new students to their campus and both the strategies, and places to go to solve problems and get support.  

College Success Course (LRCT 1020)

This course will give new students practical tips and strategies that will help them succeed in college. Emphasis is on attitude, study habits, time and stress management. In a setting of active and collaborative learning, students are engaged in a variety of instructional experiences, including discussions with reading, speaking, writing and listening assignments. The course will require the creation of a personal success plan that will include educational and career goals and will introduce and make use of the college's resources and personnel.

OPPORTUNITY AND OUTREACH

The Community College of Rhode Island’s Office of Opportunity and Outreach offers several programs that help Rhode Islanders successfully enter and complete college.

ACCESS/TRIO Student Support Services

ACCESS is a TRIO Student Support Services program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. ACCESS serves 440 students each year across CCRI’s four campuses and offers individualized support to students from acceptance into a program through graduation from CCRI. Services include academic, career, transfer and financial aid advising, and financial literacy. Professional tutoring also is available in several subject areas. Counselors offer workshops designed to address academic skill building and college adjustment. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an associate degree program, and be the first generation in college (neither parent completed a baccalaureate degree), low-income and/or have a documented disability. Selection for participation in ACCESS is competitive and decisions are made on the strength of an interview and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact 401-825-2305 or visit the Access Website.

Community and Social Resources

The Community and Social Resources office is available to help students facing non-academic barriers to success by connecting them with social support systems in their community.  Examples of such assistance includes emergency food, emergency housing, child care, medical assistance, mental health/substance dependency treatment, transportation and legal services.  All services are free and confidential.  For more information contact 401-455-6156 or visit the Community and Social Resources website.

Disability Services for Students

Disability Services for Students (DSS) provides support services and coordinates reasonable academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Academic accommodations include, but are not limited to, the use of assistive technology, alternative testing, course accommodations, sign language interpreters, reader/audio taping services, scribes and peer note-takers. Students are responsible for identifying themselves to the DSS office and submitting appropriate documentation in advance of the requested accommodation. In addition, the DSS office serves as a resource to faculty and staff, works to dispel negative and limiting stereotypes, and promotes a campus environment that is sensitive, accepting and responsive to the needs and contributions of all CCRI students.

For more information, visit the Disability Services for Students website or contact DSS: 401-825-2164 in Warwick; 401-333-7329 in Lincoln; 401-455-6064 in Providence; or 401-851-1650 in Newport.

Gateway to Success

This free program is designed to help students enhance their Reading and/or Math skills and possibly improve their Accuplacer test scores.  At the end of the program, students will have an opportunity to re-take the Accuplacer and, hopefully, test into higher-level courses, saving both time and money.  Students interested in learning more about the program can contact Naglaa Gaafar at 401-825-2407 or at nagaafar@ccri.edu

REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes)

REACH assists Rhode Island Works participants throughout Rhode Island to acquire the educational, vocational and personal skills required to be self-sufficient and gainfully employed. The program provides academic and career guidance to help participants develop educational and career plans. In addition, RI Works referred participants are assigned a REACH coordinator who provides case management, mentoring and direction to support services during their program of study at CCRI. REACH is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services.

For more information, visit the REACH website or contact the REACH office nearest you: 401-825-2290 in Warwick, 401-333-7166 in Lincoln, 401-455-6067 in Providence or 401-851-2290 in Newport.

Rhode Island Educational Opportunity Center

The Rhode Island Educational Opportunity Center (RIEOC) is a TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that provides comprehensive, individualized support to Rhode Island adults who want to continue their education. RIEOC services include financial aid application assistance, admissions application assistance, fee waivers, career counseling, GED® and ESL information, default loan counseling, transfer information and post-secondary placement. RIEOC serves more than 3,000 individuals each year, has offices on all four campuses, and maintains a presence in community-based organizations statewide. For more information, visit the EOC's website or contact 401-455-6028.

CAMPUS POLICE

Professionally-trained Campus Police are on staff at each campus. Also, in accordance with the Campus Crime Awareness Act, campus crime statistical information is available on each campus in the Campus Police office and on the CCRI website.

Officers are also available to escort students on campus, should they feel unsafe or uneasy. Your safety is paramount to everyone at CCRI.

If you have an emergency on campus, don’t hesitate to contact CCRI Campus Police at x2000 from any campus (825-2000). You may also dial 911. For non-emergencies, you can call 401-333-7035 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, 401-455-6050 at the Liston Campus in Providence, 401-851-1620 at the Newport County Campus, or 401-825-2109 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Campus Police are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 825-2109 and x2000 (Emergencies).

Find out more about campus policies, fire safety, emergency procedures and incident reporting on the Campus Police website.

VETSUCCESS ON CAMPUS

vetsVetSuccess on Campus is offered at CCRI through the Veterans Benefits Administration and places an experienced vocational counselor on campus who serves as a “one-stop liaison” for student veterans, helping them understand their VA education benefits and access resources on campus and at the VA. Rhode Island was one of the original seven states to have an on-campus counselor from the VA, and the program has now expanded across the country.

Micaela Black Estrella is the VetSuccess on Campus representative for Rhode Island and has offices on the Liston and Knight campuses. Veterans can contact her at micaela.black@va.gov or 401-648-1597.

Student Clubs and Organizations

For the most up-to-date listings, visit the Student Groups website.


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Last Updated: 7/30/19