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Announcements for the weeks of Aug. 31 and Sept. 7

Personal Announcements

Traffic updates for Knight Campus in Warwick

crosswalkStudents at the Knight Campus in Warwick will see some changes to the roadways on campus when classes resume today, Aug. 31. New striping has created two traffic lanes in and out of the campus to reduce backups at the main entrance from East Avenue, Route 113. A raised crosswalk with solar-powered warning beacons has been installed from the faculty/staff lot to the base of the entrance ramp to increase pedestrian safety. Drivers heading toward the student parking lot will have to slow significantly to traverse this crosswalk. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will monitor the traffic flow and timing of the traffic light at the main entrance next week and make any appropriate adjustments to keep cars moving onto campus.

A message from Associate Vice President for Student Services Ron Schertz

The college is extending the registration/add period through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. Please refer to the college calendar for this and other important dates.

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New Announcements

Foundation new scholarship page

The CCRI Foundation is pleased to announce that all scholarships are now processed electronically through STARS Online. This secure processing system allows CCRI students to apply for multiple scholarships at one time. The Foundation offers more than 80 scholarships and awards for full- and part-time students based on academic preference, degree program, financial need and/or merit.

Scholarship deadlines are approaching. Learn more and apply.

One week left to register for deferred payment plan

CCRI offers students the EasyPay deferred payment plan for the summer, fall and spring terms. It is an interest-free monthly payment plan available to all students who meet the payment plan criteria regardless of financial need. By paying monthly through current income and savings, you limit borrowing and keep the overall cost of education down. Because it is not a loan, there is no interest charged. Registering for the fall allows you to spread tuition payments equally over three months without interest. There is a $30 enrollment fee per semester. Students can register through their MyCCRI account. The last day to enroll in the EasyPay plan for the Fall 2015 semester is Sept. 6.

Financial aid bookstore authorizations

BookstorefinancialBookstore authorizations can be used until Friday, Sept. 18. A CCRI student ID is required to charge in the bookstore. Authorization amounts for the bookstore were posted to student's individual MyCCRI accounts.

Fall evening transfer fairs

The first evening transfer fairs of the semester are being held in September. They will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Lower Commons in Warwick.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the rear of the student cafeteria in Lincoln.
  • Thursday, Sept. 17, in the atrium in Providence.

Learn more about fall transfer events on Advising and Counseling's transfer events website.

Flu vaccination clinics

labsCCRI will hold on-campus seasonal flu clinics for students, faculty and staff according to the following schedule:

  • 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 29, Atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, Lower Commons at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, rear of the student cafeteria at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
  • 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Atrium at the Newport County Campus.

The following insurances are accepted: UnitedHealthcare, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Medicare Part B, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Tufts Health Plan and Tufts/CareLink. If you have another form of insurance or no insurance the fee per flu vaccination is $25. To receive the vaccination, please bring your health insurance card and driver's license or another form of identification.

To register, visit The Wellness Company's website. Click on register now, choose flu-college/university and, when prompted, type in the following code information by campus:

  • Liston: ccriprov
  • Knight: ccriwarw
  • Flanagan: ccrilinc
  • Newport County Campus: ccrinewp

Learn more on the flu clinic Web page.

Career and Internship Office to host internship fair

CCRI's Career and Internship Office will host an internship fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Knight Campus in Warwick. The fair will feature more than 20 local agencies and companies. Those attending should dress professionally and bring their résumé.

Anyone with any questions or who would like more information should contact Pam Forleo in the Career and Internship Office at 825-2322.

New tutor request process

The Student Success Center is pleased to announce a new online process to request a tutor. Students now are able to access tutors’ schedules and directly book a convenient tutoring appointment. To access this new system, students must have their CCRI username and password. For more information and to request a tutor, please visit the tutor request Web page and follow the onscreen directions.

Student Life Day in Providence

Liston Campus Student Government will host Student Life Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, in the atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence.

Phi Theta Kappa Membership

Are you eligible for Phi Theta Kappa? Be on the lookout for a letter from President Di Pasquale and an email from Phi Theta Kappa regarding eligibility for membership into this prestigious international honor society.

If you receive notification, congratulations! Aside from recognition of your high academic achievement on your transcript, accepting this membership will, amount other things, give you almost exclusive access to nearly $90 million in scholarship funds.

Once a congratulatory letter is received, you can go online and join PTK at Please note, that you will need the passcode assigned to you on the envelope of President Di Pasquale's letter, so be sure not to throw it away.

Feel free to email the CCRI chapter advisers Laurie Sherman or Sue Apshaga with any questions. Also, plan to attend one of the orientation sessions scheduled at the three main campuses from late September through early October. The exact dates, times and locations will be listed at the bottom of your congratulatory letter.

Please note: Phi Theta Kappa and the CCRI Honors Program are separate entities. The former recognizes your academic achievements thus far; the latter is a course enrichment program.

Upcoming Performing Arts event

'Naked in Alaska'

Valerie Hager will stage her autobiographical one-woman show "Naked in Alaska," at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick. The play is presented by the Charles Sullivan Fund for the Arts and Humanities and the CCRI Players. Admission is free.

Knight Campus CWCE registration office has moved

The Center for Workforce and Community Education office at the Knight Campus where registrations for transportation-related training, ESL, GED® and other programs are handled has moved from the first floor to Room 4200.

Soccer teams to play in Lincoln

soccerThe following home matches are scheduled:

Men's soccer

  • 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, vs. Bunker Hill Community College.
  • 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, vs. ASA College.

Women's soccer

  • Noon on Saturday, Sept. 5, vs. ASA College. 

All soccer home games are played at the CCRI Soccer Complex at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

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Last Updated: 8/31/15