CATALOG: New Student Orientation

Orientation sessions for new students are held at both the Glenns and Warsaw campuses prior to the start of each semester to welcome students to the campus. Sessions include a tour and provide information about college services, use of online resources such as myRCC and student email, student activities and clubs, and an opportunity to meet other new students. A college ID is issued during orientation. All new students are encouraged to attend.

College Success Skills

All curricular students, except those in some career studies certificate programs, are required to enroll in a Student Development (SDV) course within the first 15 credit hours of enrollment. These courses are designed to foster student success in navigating the college environment. This course also assists students in developing and practicing skills and strategies which promote a successful college experience. The requirement may be waived on a case by case basis through course substitution for students who hold an Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Other requests for a waiver by course substitution may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students must still successfully complete the required number of credits for their degree. Students seeking substitute credit for the SDV requirement should contact the Dean of Student Development.

Personal Counseling

Sometimes college students may be confronted with new and challenging situations which create pressures and anxieties that require professional assistance. RCC counselors do not provide mental health counseling, but will make appropriate referrals when necessary. Contact the Welcome Desk at either campus to schedule an appointment at the Glenns 804-758-6730 or Warsaw campus 804-333-6730.

Last modified on 08-07-2018