COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Rowan-Cabarrus is closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and both the Rowan and Cabarrus County Health Department(s) regarding the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Rowan-Cabarrus Leadership is being updated and is meeting as needed to review ongoing plans to help ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

October 13, 2021: Substantial Tuition Assistance for the Mini-mester & Take Our MediaPrefs Student Survey

Did you know you likely qualify for substantial tuition assistance for the mini-mester that begins October 18?

It’s not too late to register for a mini-mester course to boost your degree completion – but hurry, since classes start Monday, October 18! Did you know that you likely qualify for substantial tuition assistance? Right now, with the help of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), more than 90 percent of Rowan-Cabarrus students receive federal financial aid, and there may be help for you, too.

Mini-mester courses deliver the same quality instruction and content in a more focused, shorter course. These classes are a great choice for new high school grads to get started, or for those looking for a new career path to explore the possibilities. Don’t wait: schedule an appointment with your advisor to see how these courses can help you take control of your future.

In addition to HEERF funding, two state initiatives currently are available to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students:

  • The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.
  • The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, child care and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Refer a Friend to Rowan-Cabarrus and WIN!

Want a chance to receive a $100 VISA gift card? Refer a friend to Rowan-Cabarrus! We believe education should be shared (especially if it’s free), so if you refer a friend and they register for a second 8-week course by October 18, your name AND your friend’s name will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 VISA gift card!

Enrolling at Rowan-Cabarrus is easy as 1, 2, 3. Share these steps with your friend!

  1. Apply to Rowan-Cabarrus.
  2. Once you receive your welcome email with your username, ID and email, set up your College accounts.
  3. Visit our North or South Campus OR go online to speak with an advisor and register.

To be entered into the drawing, please complete the Learn with Me…Refer a Friend form. An advisor will confirm that your “friend” has registered. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, October 20, and two lucky winners will be notified via their student email address.

Cybersecurity Updates

Cybercriminals are targeting the higher education sector more than ever before, and we all share the responsibility for keeping our information safe. The most problematic vulnerabilities facing institutions today include application security, endpoint security, and patching software.

We ask that students, faculty and staff remain vigilant when online and accessing Rowan-Cabarrus resources, to help protect yourself, the College and others from a potential attack. Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility, so please follow these tips to help keep our campus safe.

  • Read emails thoroughly: Make sure you are reading the entire email message. If the message looks suspicious or abnormal, forward the email to spam@rccc.edu and delete the email from your inbox.
  • Check links before you click: Before clicking on any link, hover over the link with your mouse to display the URL to the site in question. If the link looks suspicious, do not click on it.
  • Avoid opening unexpected or suspicious email attachments: Do not open file attachments that you are not expecting or are not from a trusted source. Check the sender or email source to make sure it is legitimate before opening any email attachments.
  • Run software and application updates on your computer or mobile device: Make sure you are installing software and application updates on your computer and mobile devices when prompted. Do not delay the installation of these patches and updates. These contain essential security fixes and bugs that protect your devices from potential cybersecurity threats.
  • Practice safe password management: Use strong passwords, and do not use the same password on multiple sites. Do not save your passwords in any web browsers. Do not store your passwords in a file on your computer. Do not give your password to anyone. Use a password manager instead.
  • Protect personal information: Never store birth dates, social security numbers, banking, or financial information locally on your computer or a flash drive. Do not send this information in an email, chat, text, or help desk ticket.
  • Use secure file storage: Do not save your files on a thumb drive or external hard drive. Use OneDrive to store and share your files. Only share files when necessary and give only necessary privileges.
  • Lock your devices: Always lock your computer screen and mobile devices when not in use. Never leave your devices unattended. Report any lost or stolen devices that contain Rowan-Cabarrus data to the Information Services Help Desk.
  • Use Multi-Factor Authentication: Multi-Factor Authentication provides an extra layer of security to the sign-in process. It uses two verification methods that confirms your identity when you log into Office 365. After you have set up MFA on your Office 365, when you enter your username and password, you will be prompted to enter a dynamically generated verification code that is provided by the Microsoft Authenticator app or a text message that is sent to your cell phone. If you do not have a smartphone, an automated call is made to your cell phone and you will be directed to press a key to complete the sign-in process. If you have questions or need assistance setting up MFA, please reach out to the help desk.
  • Report any suspicious behavior or events as soon as possible: To report a cybersecurity incident, please use the Security Incident Response Form or email helpdesk@rccc.edu.

You may contact the help desk at 704-216-7200 or helpdesk@rccc.edu with any questions or concerns about security or issues with your devices.

Take Our MediaPrefs Student Survey and Qualify for Prizes!

Two lucky students have won $50 gift cards for completing the MediaPrefs student survey, and you could join the winner’s list this week! The survey is now open online, and the earlier you complete the survey, the better your chances of winning a gift card or the grand prize, a new iPad.

The survey is quick and easy, and your responses will help us serve you better. Just log in and let us know your thoughts. All answers are anonymous and completely confidential.

Access the survey with the following login information:

URL: www.mediaprefs.com/northcarolina
Username: northcarolina
Password/Survey Code: northcarolina

COVID-19 Safety Measures

As our educational community continues to battle COVID-19 while working to provide quality instruction, our local partners, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, are reporting good news as a mask mandate implemented in August is resulting in declining infections and quarantines among students and staff. The district previously had seen record-setting numbers.

According to a Salisbury Post article, Rowan County Health Director Alyssa Harris shared that data shows masking is helping lower the number of students who need to quarantine and contributing to the decline in case numbers.

Although we are happy to be moving in the right direction, the Delta variant is more contagious than previous strains of COVID-19, so please exercise caution and follow all campus safety protocols. At this time, Rowan-Cabarrus requires properly worn, approved face masks in all buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Please continue to wash your hands frequently, practice physical distancing, wear your mask, and consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible. (Please see additional information on vaccines below.)

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options:

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

Thank you for your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. We are happy to count you as a member of the Rowan-Cabarrus family!

October 6, 2021: On Campus? Here’s Where to Relax and Connect & Cybersecurity Updates

Mini-mester Courses Start Oct. 18, and Tuition Could Be Covered!

Could a mini-mester course help you navigate forward? The fall mini-mester starts October 18, so now is the time to schedule an appointment with your advisor to see how these courses can help you take control of your future. What’s more, you may qualify for tuition coverage with special COVID-19 financial aid opportunities for a limited time.

Mini-mester sections deliver the same quality instruction and content in a more focused, shorter course. These classes are a great choice for new high school grads to get started, or for those looking for a new career path to explore the possibilities.

Two state initiatives currently are available to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students:

  • The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.
  • The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, child care and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Cybersecurity Updates

Cybercriminals are targeting the higher education sector more than ever before, and we all share the responsibility for keeping our information safe. The most problematic vulnerabilities facing institutions today include application security, endpoint security, and patching software.

We ask that students, faculty and staff remain vigilant when online and accessing Rowan-Cabarrus resources, to help protect yourself, the College and others from a potential attack. Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility, so please follow these tips to help keep our campus safe.

  • Read emails thoroughly: Make sure you are reading the entire email message. If the message looks suspicious or abnormal, forward the email to spam@rccc.edu and delete the email from your inbox.
  • Check links before you click: Before clicking on any link, hover over the link with your mouse to display the URL to the site in question. If the link looks suspicious, do not click on it.
  • Avoid opening unexpected or suspicious email attachments: Do not open file attachments that you are not expecting or are not from a trusted source. Check the sender or email source to make sure it is legitimate before opening any email attachments.
  • Run software and application updates on your computer or mobile device: Make sure you are installing software and application updates on your computer and mobile devices when prompted. Do not delay the installation of these patches and updates. These contain essential security fixes and bugs that protect your devices from potential cybersecurity threats.
  • Practice safe password management: Use strong passwords, and do not use the same password on multiple sites. Do not save your passwords in any web browsers. Do not store your passwords in a file on your computer. Do not give your password to anyone. Use a password manager instead.
  • Protect personal information: Never store birth dates, social security numbers, banking, or financial information locally on your computer or a flash drive. Do not send this information in an email, chat, text, or help desk ticket.
  • Use secure file storage: Do not save your files on a thumb drive or external hard drive. Use OneDrive to store and share your files. Only share files when necessary and give only necessary privileges.
  • Lock your devices: Always lock your computer screen and mobile devices when not in use. Never leave your devices unattended. Report any lost or stolen devices that contain Rowan-Cabarrus data to the Information Services Help Desk.
  • Use Multi-Factor Authentication: Multi-Factor Authentication provides an extra layer of security to the sign-in process. It uses two verification methods that confirms your identity when you log into Office 365. After you have set up MFA on your Office 365, when you enter your username and password, you will be prompted to enter a dynamically generated verification code that is provided by the Microsoft Authenticator app or a text message that is sent to your cell phone. If you do not have a smartphone, an automated call is made to your cell phone and you will be directed to press a key to complete the sign-in process. If you have questions or need assistance setting up MFA, please reach out to the help desk.
  • Report any suspicious behavior or events as soon as possible: To report a cybersecurity incident, please use the Security Incident Response Form or email helpdesk@rccc.edu.

You may contact the help desk at 704-216-7200 or helpdesk@rccc.edu with any questions or concerns about security or issues with your devices.

Take Our MediaPrefs Student Survey and Qualify for Prizes!

This year’s MediaPrefs student survey is now open online, and the earlier you complete the survey, the better your chances of winning a prize!

The national survey asks for your thoughts on how Rowan-Cabarrus communicates with students and how we can best deliver information to help you succeed on your academic journey. Just log in and complete the survey, and you could win a weekly gift card or our grand prize of a new iPad! Winners will be randomly selected from all students who have completed the survey. Your answers are anonymous and completely confidential.

Access the survey with the following login information:

URL: www.mediaprefs.com/northcarolina
Username: northcarolina
Password/Survey Code: northcarolina

We hope you will take time to complete the survey. By knowing your preferences, we can communicate with you in the most effective ways and serve you better.

On Campus? Here’s Where to Relax and Connect

Looking for a place to relax or study on campus? The North and South Campus student centers are open, and campus libraries are open with COVID-19 precautions in place. Visit the library webpage for hours and details.

Looking for connections with other students, or an organization to join? Check out the Blackboard Organizations event calendar under Student Life. The College offers a variety of clubs, activities, and leadership development opportunities. To find out more, you may also email the Student Life team.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

As our educational community continues to battle COVID-19 while working to provide quality instruction, our local partners, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, are reporting good news as a mask mandate implemented in August is resulting in declining infections and quarantines among students and staff. The district previously had seen record-setting numbers.

According to a Salisbury Post article, Rowan County Health Director Alyssa Harris shared that data shows masking is helping lower the number of students who need to quarantine and contributing to the decline in case numbers.

Although we are happy to be moving in the right direction, the Delta variant is more contagious than previous strains of COVID-19, so please exercise caution and follow all campus safety protocols. At this time, Rowan-Cabarrus requires properly worn, approved face masks in all buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Please continue to wash your hands frequently, practice physical distancing, wear your mask, and consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible. (Please see additional information on vaccines below.)

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options:

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

Thank you for your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. We are happy to count you as a member of the Rowan-Cabarrus family!

September 29, 2021: Mini-mester Courses Start Oct. 18 & Celebrate National Advising Day

Mini-mester Courses Start Oct. 18, and Tuition Could Be Covered!

Could a mini-mester course help you navigate forward? The fall mini-mester starts October 18, so now is the time to schedule an appointment with your advisor to see how these courses can help you take control of your future. What’s more, you may qualify for tuition coverage with special COVID-19 financial aid opportunities for a limited time.

Mini-mester sections deliver the same quality instruction and content in a more focused, shorter course. These classes are a great choice for new high school grads to get started, or for those looking for a new career path to explore the possibilities.

Two state initiatives currently are available to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students:

  • The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.
  • The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, child care and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Take Our MediaPrefs Student Survey and Qualify for Prizes!

This year’s MediaPrefs student survey is now open online, and the earlier you complete the survey, the better your chances of winning a prize!

The national survey asks for your thoughts on how Rowan-Cabarrus communicates with students and how we can best deliver information to help you succeed on your academic journey. Just log in and complete the survey, and you could win a weekly gift card or our grand prize of a new iPad! Winners will be randomly selected from all students who have completed the survey. Your answers are anonymous and completely confidential.

Access the survey with the following login information:

URL: www.mediaprefs.com/northcarolina
Username: northcarolina
Password/Survey Code: northcarolina

We hope you will take time to complete the survey. By knowing your preferences, we can communicate with you in the most effective ways and serve you better.

Career Fair Set for October 4

Make plans to attend our free Career Fair Expo Monday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Advanced Technology Center in Kannapolis. Students will be able to meet local employers and learn about new jobs and career opportunities.

Rowan-Cabarrus has partnered with local companies looking to hire in our area. Employers participating at the Expo include: ADUSA Distribution, Aldi, Chewy, Chick-fil-A, Innospec Performance Chemicals, Interim Healthcare, Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA, Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency, Whitewater Center, NCMI, and Knowledge is Power Early Learning Program, Inc.

Celebrate National Advising Day and WIN!

National Advising Day is October 5 and, to celebrate, we are asking students to send words of appreciation and encouragement to your assigned advisor. It’s easy – just complete our National Advising Day Kudos form to be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card. Two winners will be selected. You can submit through October 4. Be sure to check your student email to see if you are a winner!

On Campus? Here’s Where to Relax and Connect

Looking for a place to relax or study on campus? The North and South Campus student centers are open, and campus libraries are open with COVID-19 precautions in place. Visit the library webpage for hours and details.

Looking for connections with other students, or an organization to join? Check out the Blackboard Organizations event calendar under Student Life. The College offers a variety of clubs, activities, and leadership development opportunities. To find out more, you may also email the Student Life team.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

As our educational community continues to battle COVID-19 while working to provide quality instruction, our local partners, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, are reporting good news as a mask mandate implemented in August is resulting in declining infections and quarantines among students and staff. The district previously had seen record-setting numbers.

According to a Salisbury Post article, Rowan County Health Director Alyssa Harris shared that data shows masking is helping lower the number of students who need to quarantine and contributing to the decline in case numbers.

Although we are happy to be moving in the right direction, the Delta variant is more contagious than previous strains of COVID-19, so please exercise caution and follow all campus safety protocols. At this time, Rowan-Cabarrus requires properly worn, approved face masks in all buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Please continue to wash your hands frequently, practice physical distancing, wear your mask, and consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible. (Please see additional information on vaccines below.)

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options:

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

Thank you for your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. We are happy to count you as a member of the Rowan-Cabarrus family!

September 23, 2021: National MediaPrefs Online Student Survey & Career Fair Set for October 4

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is here to serve you, and knowing how your thoughts and how you prefer to receive information helps us communicate to you in the most effective ways. Once again this year, we are participating in the national MediaPrefs online student survey, and we would love to have your input!

Beginning Monday, September 27, students may log in to take the survey and be entered to win weekly gift cards. Our grand prize, a new iPad, will be awarded to a lucky student at the conclusion of the survey period. Winners will be randomly selected from all students who have completed the survey, so the earlier you check it out, the better your chances of winning!

The survey is voluntary, anonymous and completely confidential. Please complete the survey using the access information below so that we can learn more about you and be responsive to your needs.

URL: www.mediaprefs.com/northcarolina
Username: northcarolina
Password/Survey Code: northcarolina

We hope you will take time to complete the survey. By knowing your preferences, we can communicate with you in the most effective ways and serve you better.

‘Wear It With Confidence’ Workshop

Once you have the skills and have landed the interview, make sure you look professional so you can land the job! Join us Wednesday, Sept. 29 for our “Wear It With Confidence” workshop and learn to put together an interview outfit on a budget and look your best. The free event will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the North Campus Student Center. We hope to see you there!

Career Fair Set for October 4

Make plans to attend our free Career Fair Expo Monday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Advanced Technology Center in Kannapolis. Students will be able to meet local employers and learn about new jobs and career opportunities.

Rowan-Cabarrus has partnered with local companies looking to hire in our area. Employers participating at the Expo include: ADUSA Distribution, Aldi, Chewy, Chick-fil-A, Innospec Performance Chemicals, Interim Healthcare, Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA, Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency, Whitewater Center, NCMI, and Knowledge is Power Early Learning Program, Inc.

Celebrate National Advising Day and WIN!

National Advising Day is October 5 and, to celebrate, we are asking students to send words of appreciation and encouragement to your assigned advisor. It’s easy – just complete our National Advising Day Kudos form to be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card. Two winners will be selected. You can submit through October 4. Be sure to check your student email to see if you are a winner!

COVID-19 Safety Measures

As our educational community continues to battle COVID-19 while working to provide quality instruction, our local partners, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, are reporting good news as a mask mandate implemented in August is resulting in declining infections and quarantines among students and staff. The district previously had seen record-setting numbers.

According to a Salisbury Post article, Rowan County Health Director Alyssa Harris shared that data shows masking is helping lower the number of students who need to quarantine and contributing to the decline in case numbers.

Although we are happy to be moving in the right direction, the Delta variant is more contagious than previous strains of COVID-19, so please exercise caution and follow all campus safety protocols. At this time, Rowan-Cabarrus requires properly worn, approved face masks in all buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Please continue to wash your hands frequently, practice physical distancing, wear your mask, and consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible. (Please see additional information on vaccines below.)

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options:

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

Annual Security Report Available Online

At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, the safety of our campus community is of the utmost importance. Our annual security report to employees and students is now posted on our website. The report includes information required by the Jeanne Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to report statistics for any primary crimes, sex offenses, alcohol, drug and weapons offenses, hate crimes, and other serious violations occurring on campus. The current report reflects data for 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Rowan-Cabarrus has strict security protocols in place and employs a network of primary emergency response staff members at all campuses. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to promptly and accurately report any crime or emergency occurring on College property.

To report a crime or suspicious activity, contact a campus security officer by dialing 704-216-7600 (or extension 7600 on a campus office phone), using an emergency hallway or parking lot phone, or reporting directly to a campus security officer or authority. For any life-threatening crime in progress, call 911 immediately.

Criminal or suspicious activity also may be reported to any of the following campus security authorities:

  • Jonathan Chamberlain, Chief Officer, College Environment 704-216-3765
  • Paul Dupree, Director, Public Safety and Security, 704-216-7230
  • Craig Lamb, Vice President, Corporate and Continuing Education, 704-216-3500
  • Angelo Markantonakis, Associate Vice President, Academic Programs 704-216-3710
  • Barb Meidl, Director, Student Life, 704-216-3605
  • Misty Moler, Director, Student Support Services, 704-216-3623
  • Michael Quillen, Vice President, Academic Programs, 704-216-3475

Enroll Now for a Mini-Mester Course

Rowan-Cabarrus mini-mester courses are a great way to complete classes in less time. The fall mini-mester starts Monday, October 18, so now is the time to schedule an appointment with your advisor to see how these courses can help you take control of your future.

Mini-mester sections deliver the same quality instruction and content in a more focused, shorter course. These classes are a great choice for new high school grads to get started, or for those looking for a new career path to explore the possibilities. Special scholarships from COVID-19 funding are still available for eligible students in many pathways, but these financial aid opportunities are only available through the end of this academic year. Contact your advisor today to find out if a mini-mester course is right for you!

Get Connected… with Technology and Fellow Students!

As we settle into the semester, you may have a few questions about how to get connected… to WiFi, to printers, and even to clubs and fellow students. As we navigate a new semester with COVID protocols in place, there are still places on campus where students can hang out and study between classes.

Connecting with Technology:

Rowan-Cabarrus provides wireless internet access for students at all campus locations. To connect, please follow these instructions:

  1. Connect to the RCCCPersonalDevice network.
  2. Log in to the network with your username and password.
  3. Your username is your student username preceded by “Student” (Student\doe.j.12345) or your student email address (doe.j.12345@student.rccc.edu).
  4. Your password is your Blackboard and email password.
  5. You may reset your password by using the password reset form.

The College also provides printing options for registered students on all campuses. Each registered student may print at one of the copier/printer stations on campus or at library locations at North, South and NCRC. You may swipe your student badge at the copier/printer station, which is the preferred method, or log in with your WebAdvisor username (doe.j.12345) and password. Registered students are provided printing credits based on their enrollment status each semester.

Additionally, registered students can print from their personal computer when connected to the RCCCPersonalDevice network on campus. Please refer to the library resources page posted on the Rowan-Cabarrus website to learn more about registered student printing credits and instructions for installing network print drivers on personal computers. If you have questions, please contact the help desk at 704-216-7200 or email the help desk for assistance.

Connecting with Fellow Students and Organizations

Students may relax, lounge, or study in the Student Centers on North and South campus, and the campus libraries are open for study with precautions in place. Students interested in getting connected to engagement opportunities can check out the event calendar in their Blackboard Organizations under Student Life. The College offers a variety of clubs, activities, and leadership development opportunities. To find out more about clubs and other opportunities, you may also email the Student Life team.

Libraries in all campus locations are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with precautions in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Virtual services are available 24/6. Complete information is available on the library webpage.

  • Libraries are open only to current students, faculty and staff.
  • Seating is limited in computer lab areas, with laptops available to check out for in-library use.
  • Study areas are open, with a limited of two students at each table.
  • Book stacks remain closed, but staff will pull books for checkout.
  • Study rooms are closed, and coffee service is suspended.
  • Library instruction and workshops remain virtual.

Food and Resource Pantry Resupply Drive

The Rowan-Cabarrus Food and Resource Pantry is available to all students, providing temporary assistance at no cost. The pantry is stocked with food as well as toiletries and laundry detergent. Students may visit the pantry as often as needed, and unlimited items are available at each visit. Pantries are located at the North and South campuses, but delivery of items to any campus may be arranged. Students can make an appointment to visit the pantry by contacting studentwellness@rccc.edu or stopping by Student Services Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

If you are able to assist the pantry in restocking items depleted during the pandemic, the Rowan-Cabarrus Humanities Department is hosting a food and supply drive during September. The most needed items include pasta, pasta sauce, canned vegetables or protein, soup, peanut butter, grab-and-go items such as peanut butter/cheese crackers or granola bars, oatmeal, cereal, rice, laundry detergent (small size), toilet paper, wipes, bar soap, and shampoo and conditioner.

Collection bins are located outside the Wellness/TRIO center at South Campus and in the North Campus lobby, or you may leave items at the Navigation Station. To donate items at other campuses, contact Robin Satterwhite. Gift cards are also welcome.

There’s Still Time: You May Qualify for Tuition Coverage with NC Longleaf, GEER Initiatives

Are you looking for financial assistance to attend Rowan-Cabarrus? Two state initiatives are in place to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students.

The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs at Rowan-Cabarrus, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Thank you for your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. We are happy to count you as a member of the Rowan-Cabarrus family!

September 15, 2021: Annual Security Report Available Online & Food and Resource Pantry Resupply Drive

As our educational community continues to battle COVID-19 while working to provide quality instruction, our local partners, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, are reporting good news as a mask mandate implemented in August is resulting in declining infections and quarantines among students and staff. The district previously had seen record-setting numbers.

According to a Salisbury Post article, Rowan County Health Director Alyssa Harris shared that data shows masking is helping lower the number of students who need to quarantine and contributing to the decline in case numbers.

Although we are happy to be moving in the right direction, the Delta variant is more contagious than previous strains of COVID-19, so please exercise caution and follow all campus safety protocols. At this time, Rowan-Cabarrus requires properly worn, approved face masks in all buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Please continue to wash your hands frequently, practice physical distancing, wear your mask, and consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible. (Please see additional information on vaccines below.)

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Annual Security Report Available Online

At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, the safety of our campus community is of the utmost importance. Our annual security report to employees and students is now posted on our website. The report includes information required by the Jeanne Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to report statistics for any primary crimes, sex offenses, alcohol, drug and weapons offenses, hate crimes, and other serious violations occurring on campus. The current report reflects data for 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Rowan-Cabarrus has strict security protocols in place and employs a network of primary emergency response staff members at all campuses. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to promptly and accurately report any crime or emergency occurring on College property.

To report a crime or suspicious activity, contact a campus security officer by dialing 704-216-7600 (or extension 7600 on a campus office phone), using an emergency hallway or parking lot phone, or reporting directly to a campus security officer or authority. For any life-threatening crime in progress, call 911 immediately.

Criminal or suspicious activity also may be reported to any of the following campus security authorities:

  • Jonathan Chamberlain, Chief Officer, College Environment 704-216-3765
  • Paul Dupree, Director, Public Safety and Security, 704-216-7230
  • Craig Lamb, Vice President, Corporate and Continuing Education, 704-216-3500
  • Angelo Markantonakis, Associate Vice President, Academic Programs 704-216-3710
  • Barb Meidl, Director, Student Life, 704-216-3605
  • Misty Moler, Director, Student Support Services, 704-216-3623
  • Michael Quillen, Vice President, Academic Programs, 704-216-3475

Enroll Now for a Mini-Mester Course

Rowan-Cabarrus mini-mester courses are a great way to complete classes in less time. The fall mini-mester starts Monday, October 18, so now is the time to schedule an appointment with your advisor to see how these courses can help you take control of your future.

Mini-mester sections deliver the same quality instruction and content in a more focused, shorter course. These classes are a great choice for new high school grads to get started, or for those looking for a new career path to explore the possibilities. Special scholarships from COVID-19 funding are still available for eligible students in many pathways, but these financial aid opportunities are only available through the end of this academic year. Contact your advisor today to find out if a mini-mester course is right for you!

Get Connected… with Technology and Fellow Students!

As we settle into the semester, you may have a few questions about how to get connected… to WiFi, to printers, and even to clubs and fellow students. As we navigate a new semester with COVID protocols in place, there are still places on campus where students can hang out and study between classes.

Connecting with Technology:

Rowan-Cabarrus provides wireless internet access for students at all campus locations. To connect, please follow these instructions:

  1. Connect to the RCCCPersonalDevice network.
  2. Log in to the network with your username and password.
  3. Your username is your student username preceded by “Student” (Student\doe.j.12345) or your student email address (doe.j.12345@student.rccc.edu).
  4. Your password is your Blackboard and email password.
  5. You may reset your password by using the password reset form.

The College also provides printing options for registered students on all campuses. Each registered student may print at one of the copier/printer stations on campus or at library locations at North, South and NCRC. You may swipe your student badge at the copier/printer station, which is the preferred method, or log in with your WebAdvisor username (doe.j.12345) and password. Registered students are provided printing credits based on their enrollment status each semester.

Additionally, registered students can print from their personal computer when connected to the RCCCPersonalDevice network on campus. Please refer to the library resources page posted on the Rowan-Cabarrus website to learn more about registered student printing credits and instructions for installing network print drivers on personal computers. If you have questions, please contact the help desk at 704-216-7200 or email the help desk for assistance.

Connecting with Fellow Students and Organizations

Students may relax, lounge, or study in the Student Centers on North and South campus, and the campus libraries are open for study with precautions in place. Students interested in getting connected to engagement opportunities can check out the event calendar in their Blackboard Organizations under Student Life. The College offers a variety of clubs, activities, and leadership development opportunities. To find out more about clubs and other opportunities, you may also email the Student Life team.

Libraries in all campus locations are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with precautions in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Virtual services are available 24/6. Complete information is available on the library webpage.

  • Libraries are open only to current students, faculty and staff.
  • Seating is limited in computer lab areas, with laptops available to check out for in-library use.
  • Study areas are open, with a limited of two students at each table.
  • Book stacks remain closed, but staff will pull books for checkout.
  • Study rooms are closed, and coffee service is suspended.
  • Library instruction and workshops remain virtual.

Food and Resource Pantry Resupply Drive

The Rowan-Cabarrus Food and Resource Pantry is available to all students, providing temporary assistance at no cost. The pantry is stocked with food as well as toiletries and laundry detergent. Students may visit the pantry as often as needed, and unlimited items are available at each visit. Pantries are located at the North and South campuses, but delivery of items to any campus may be arranged. Students can make an appointment to visit the pantry by contacting studentwellness@rccc.edu or stopping by Student Services Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

If you are able to assist the pantry in restocking items depleted during the pandemic, the Rowan-Cabarrus Humanities Department is hosting a food and supply drive during September. The most needed items include pasta, pasta sauce, canned vegetables or protein, soup, peanut butter, grab-and-go items such as peanut butter/cheese crackers or granola bars, oatmeal, cereal, rice, laundry detergent (small size), toilet paper, wipes, bar soap, and shampoo and conditioner.

Collection bins are located outside the Wellness/TRIO center at South Campus and in the North Campus lobby, or you may leave items at the Navigation Station. To donate items at other campuses, contact Robin Satterwhite. Gift cards are also welcome.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options:

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

There’s Still Time: You May Qualify for Tuition Coverage with NC Longleaf, GEER Initiatives

Are you looking for financial assistance to attend Rowan-Cabarrus? Two state initiatives are in place to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students.

The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs at Rowan-Cabarrus, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Thank you for your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and best wishes for a wonderful fall semester!

September 8, 2021: Funding Available for Mini-Mester Courses & Staying Safe Together

Funding Available for Mini-Mester Courses

If you or someone you know would like to get ahead or just get started, Rowan-Cabarrus mini-mester courses are a great way to complete classes in less time. The fall mini-mester offers eight-week classes that deliver the same quality instruction and content in a more focused, shorter course.

These classes are a great choice for new high school grads to get started, or for those looking for a new career path to explore the possibilities. Special scholarships from COVID-19 funding are still available for eligible students in many pathways through this academic year. Contact your advisor today to find out if a mini-mester course is right for you!

Staying Safe Together

We hope you are well, staying safe and learning from our excellent faculty at Rowan-Cabarrus. We are pleased to be offering more in-person classes and services on Rowan-Cabarrus campuses this fall and this requires everyone’s cooperation and strict adherence to our COVID-19 protocols and precautions. As the Delta variant is much more contagious than previous variants, we must exercise an abundance of caution to keep our campus community safe.

Please remember that approved face masks, properly worn, are required in all Rowan-Cabarrus buildings, regardless of vaccination status. It is everyone’s responsibility to take precautions to ensure our own health, as well as the health of our friends, family, and the community. Please wash your hands, practice physical distancing, wear your mask, and consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible.

As we continue to adhere to our Stay Well, Stay Connected plan this semester, please be sure to wear your mask correctly.

Proper mask usage:

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask.
  • Wear the mask over your nose, mouth, and chin.
  • Touch only the bands or ties with your hands when putting on and taking off your mask.
  • Make sure you can breathe and talk comfortably through your mask.
  • Wash reusable masks after each use and discard soiled disposable masks.

Avoid these common mistakes:

  • Do not wear your mask with your nose or mouth uncovered.
  • Do not remove your mask while around others in a public setting.
  • Do not share your mask with family members and friends.
  • Bandanas, gaiters, masks with exhalation valves, or clear face shields are not recommended.

Please continue to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results after exposure or symptoms

Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Get Connected… with Technology and Fellow Students!

Rowan-Cabarrus provides wireless internet access for students at all campus locations. To connect, please follow these instructions:

  1. Connect to the RCCCPersonalDevice network.
  2. Log in to the network with your username and password.
  3. Your username is your student username preceded by “Student” (Student\doe.j.12345) or your student email address (doe.j.12345@student.rccc.edu).
  4. Your password is your Blackboard and email password.
  5. You may reset your password by using the password reset form.

The College also provides printing options for registered students on all campuses. Each registered student may print at one of the copier/printer stations on campus or at library locations at North, South and NCRC. You may swipe your student badge at the copier/printer station, which is the preferred method, or log in with your WebAdvisor username (doe.j.12345) and password. Registered students are provided printing credits based on their enrollment status each semester.

Additionally, registered students can print from their personal computer when connected to the RCCCPersonalDevice network on campus. Please refer to the library resources page posted on the Rowan-Cabarrus website to learn more about registered student printing credits and instructions for installing network print drivers on personal computers. If you have questions, please contact the help desk at 704-216-7200 or email the help desk for assistance.

Connecting with Fellow Students and Organizations

Students may relax, lounge, or study in the Student Centers on North and South campus, and the campus libraries are open for study with precautions in place. Students interested in getting connected to engagement opportunities can check out the event calendar in their Blackboard Organizations under Student Life. The College offers a variety of clubs, activities, and leadership development opportunities. To find out more about clubs and other opportunities, you may also email the Student Life team.

Libraries in all campus locations are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with precautions in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Virtual services are available 24/6. Complete information is available on the library webpage.

  • Libraries are open only to current students, faculty and staff.
  • Seating is limited in computer lab areas, with laptops available to check out for in-library use.
  • Study areas are open, with a limited of two students at each table.
  • Book stacks remain closed, but staff will pull books for checkout.
  • Study rooms are closed, and coffee service is suspended.
  • Library instruction and workshops remain virtual.

Food and Resource Pantry Resupply Drive

The Rowan-Cabarrus Food and Resource Pantry is available to all students, providing temporary assistance at no cost. The pantry is stocked with food as well as toiletries and laundry detergent. Students may visit the pantry as often as needed, and unlimited items are available at each visit. Pantries are located at the North and South campuses, but delivery of items to any campus may be arranged. Students can make an appointment to visit the pantry by contacting studentwellness@rccc.edu or stopping by Student Services Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

If you are able to assist the pantry in restocking items depleted during the pandemic, the Rowan-Cabarrus Humanities Department is hosting a food and supply drive during September. The most needed items include pasta, pasta sauce, canned vegetables or protein, soup, peanut butter, grab-and-go items such as peanut butter/cheese crackers or granola bars, oatmeal, cereal, rice, laundry detergent (small size), toilet paper, wipes, bar soap, and shampoo and conditioner.

Collection bins are located outside the Wellness/TRIO center at South Campus and in the North Campus lobby, or you may leave items at the Navigation Station. To donate items at other campuses, contact Robin Satterwhite. Gift cards are also welcome.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options:

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

Campus Buildings Updated with New Numbers

North Campus buildings now have new identifying numbers as part of the overall planning process for the future Technology Education Complex made possible by the passing of the March 2020 bond referendum in Rowan County. The renumbering of existing buildings also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. Here’s a map for easy reference that includes new and former building numbers for your reference. Please be patient and assist students and visitors in navigating the new numbering system.

There’s Still Time: You May Qualify for Tuition Coverage with NC Longleaf, GEER Initiatives

Are you looking for financial assistance to attend Rowan-Cabarrus? Two state initiatives are in place to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students.

The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs at Rowan-Cabarrus, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Thank you for your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and best wishes for a wonderful fall semester!

September 1, 2021: Connecting with Fellow Students and Organizations & Food and Resource Pantry Resupply Drive

We hope you are well, staying safe and learning from our excellent faculty at Rowan-Cabarrus. We are pleased to be offering more in-person classes and services on Rowan-Cabarrus campuses this fall and this requires everyone’s cooperation and strict adherence to our COVID-19 protocols and precautions. Rowan County currently has the highest number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the state, with numbers even higher than we saw in the county last winter. Hospitals in both Rowan and Cabarrus counties are struggling with high admission rates, and emergency departments are at capacity. As the Delta variant is much more contagious than previous variants, we must exercise an abundance of caution to keep our campus community safe.

Please remember that approved face masks, properly worn, are required in all Rowan-Cabarrus buildings, regardless of vaccination status. It is everyone’s responsibility to take precautions to ensure our own health, as well as the health of our friends, family, and the community. Please wash your hands, practice physical distancing, wear your mask, and consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible. More information on proper masking and vaccination options is provided below.

Get Connected… with Technology and Fellow Students!

As we settle into the semester, you may have a few questions about how to get connected… to WiFi, to printers, and even to clubs and fellow students. As we navigate a new semester with COVID protocols in place, there are still places on campus where students can hang out and study between classes.
Connecting with Technology:

Rowan-Cabarrus provides wireless internet access for students at all campus locations. To connect, please follow these instructions:

  1. Connect to the RCCCPersonalDevice network.
  2. Log in to the network with your username and password.
  3. Your username is your student username preceded by “Student” (Student\doe.j.12345) or your student email address (doe.j.12345@student.rccc.edu).
  4. Your password is your Blackboard and email password.
  5. You may reset your password by using the password reset form.

The College also provides printing options for registered students on all campuses. Each registered student may print at one of the copier/printer stations on campus or at library locations at North, South and NCRC. You may swipe your student badge at the copier/printer station, which is the preferred method, or log in with your WebAdvisor username (doe.j.12345) and password. Registered students are provided printing credits based on their enrollment status each semester.

Additionally, registered students can print from their personal computer when connected to the RCCCPersonalDevice network on campus. Please refer to the library resources page posted on the Rowan-Cabarrus website to learn more about registered student printing credits and instructions for installing network print drivers on personal computers. If you have questions, please contact the help desk at 704-216-7200 or email the help desk for assistance.

Connecting with Fellow Students and Organizations

Students may relax, lounge, or study in the Student Centers on North and South campus, and the campus libraries are open for study with precautions in place. Students interested in getting connected to engagement opportunities can check out the event calendar in their Blackboard Organizations under Student Life. The College offers a variety of clubs, activities, and leadership development opportunities. To find out more about clubs and other opportunities, you may also email the Student Life team.

Libraries in all campus locations are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with precautions in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Virtual services are available 24/6. Complete information is available on the library webpage.

  • Libraries are open only to current students, faculty and staff.
  • Seating is limited in computer lab areas, with laptops available to check out for in-library use.
  • Study areas are open, with a limited of two students at each table.
  • Book stacks remain closed, but staff will pull books for checkout.
  • Study rooms are closed, and coffee service is suspended.
  • Library instruction and workshops remain virtual.

Food and Resource Pantry Resupply Drive

The Rowan-Cabarrus Food and Resource Pantry is available to all students, providing temporary assistance at no cost. The pantry is stocked with food as well as toiletries and laundry detergent. Students may visit the pantry as often as needed, and unlimited items are available at each visit. Pantries are located at the North and South campuses, but delivery of items to any campus may be arranged. Students can make an appointment to visit the pantry by contacting studentwellness@rccc.edu or stopping by Student Services Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

If you are able to assist the pantry in restocking items depleted during the pandemic, the Rowan-Cabarrus Humanities Department is hosting a food and supply drive during September. The most needed items include pasta, pasta sauce, canned vegetables or protein, soup, peanut butter, grab-and-go items such as peanut butter/cheese crackers or granola bars, oatmeal, cereal, rice, laundry detergent (small size), toilet paper, wipes, bar soap, and shampoo and conditioner.

Collection bins are located outside the Wellness/TRIO center at South Campus and in the North Campus lobby, or you may leave items at the Navigation Station. To donate items at other campuses, contact Robin Satterwhite. Gift cards are also welcome.

Please Mask Up!

As we continue to adhere to our Stay Well, Stay Connected plan, please remember to wear your mask on campus. Rowan-Cabarrus continues to require masks in all campus buildings. Masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status, and a mask will be provided for anyone who does not have one.

It is important to wear your mask correctly:

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask.
  • Wear the mask over your nose, mouth, and chin.
  • Touch only the bands or ties with your hands when putting on and taking off your mask.
  • Make sure you can breathe and talk comfortably through your mask.
  • Wash reusable masks after each use and discard soiled disposable masks.

Avoid these common mask-wearing mistakes:

  • Do not wear your mask with your nose or mouth uncovered.
  • Do not remove your mask while around others in a public setting.
  • Do not share your mask with family members and friends.
  • Bandanas, gaiters, masks with exhalation valves, or clear face shields are not recommended.

Please continue to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results after exposure or symptoms

Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options:

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

Campus Buildings Updated with New Numbers

North Campus buildings now have new identifying numbers as part of the overall planning process for the future Technology Education Complex made possible by the passing of the March 2020 bond referendum in Rowan County. The renumbering of existing buildings also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. Here’s a map for easy reference that includes new and former building numbers for your reference. Please be patient and assist students and visitors in navigating the new numbering system.

There’s Still Time: You May Qualify for Tuition Coverage with NC Longleaf, GEER Initiatives

Are you looking for financial assistance to attend Rowan-Cabarrus? Two state initiatives are in place to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students.

The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs at Rowan-Cabarrus, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Thank you for your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and best wishes for a wonderful fall semester!

August 25, 2021: Remember to Mask Up & The Library is Open, with Precautions in Place

We hope everyone had a great first week of classes! If you need assistance as the semester gets under way, the Navigation Station on North or South Campus is a great place to start. Our knowledgeable Navigators are your one-stop resource – if they don’t know the answer, they’ll point you in the right direction! Department staff members also are available to assist you with advising, financial aid, admissions, IT, and you may request help via the COVID-19 Assistance Form for other needs.

Remember to Mask Up!

As we continue to adhere to our Stay Well, Stay Connected plan this semester, please remember to wear your mask on campus. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, Rowan-Cabarrus continues to require masks in all campus buildings. Masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status, and a mask will be provided for anyone who does not have one.

It is important to wear your mask correctly. Please follow these tips as provided by the CDC:

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before putting on your mask.
  • Wear the mask over your nose, mouth, and chin.
  • Touch only the bands or ties with your hands when putting on and taking off your mask.
  • Make sure you can breathe and talk comfortably through your mask.
  • Wash reusable masks after each use and discard soiled disposable masks.

Avoid these common mask-wearing mistakes:

  • Do not wear your mask with your nose or mouth uncovered.
  • Do not remove your mask while around others in a public setting.
  • Do not share your mask with family members and friends.
  • Bandanas, gaiters, masks with exhalation valves, or clear face shields are not recommended.

Please continue to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results after exposure or symptoms

Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

The Library is Open, with Precautions in Place

The Rowan-Cabarrus Library is open onsite this semester, but things look slightly different. Libraries in all campus locations are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with precautions in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Virtual services are available 24/6. Complete information is available on the library website.

  • Libraries are open only to current students, faculty and staff.
  • Seating is limited in computer lab areas, with laptops available to check out for in-library use.
  • Study areas are open, with a limited of two students at each table.
  • Book stacks remain closed, but staff will pull books for checkout.
  • Study rooms are closed, and coffee service is suspended.
  • Library instruction and workshops remain virtual.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options:

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

Stay Updated on Happenings at the SBC

The Rowan-Cabarrus Small Business Center (SBC) serves as a valued resource for our college and community. Located in a new space at the Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in downtown Concord, the SBC offers resources for entrepreneurs, small business owners and others in the community and has been busy assisting many local businesses as they continue to face challenges from COVID-19. To keep up with the services, programs and webinars offered by the Small Business Center, join their new mailing list by texting RCCCSBC to 22828 today. Help spread the word about this great Rowan-Cabarrus resource!

Campus Buildings Updated with New Numbers

North Campus buildings now have new identifying numbers as part of the overall planning process for the future Technology Education Complex made possible by the passing of the March 2020 bond referendum in Rowan County. The renumbering of existing buildings also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. Here’s a map for easy reference that includes new and former building numbers for your reference. Please be patient and assist students and visitors in navigating the new numbering system.

There’s Still Time: You May Qualify for Tuition Coverage with NC Longleaf, GEER Initiatives

Are you looking for financial assistance to attend Rowan-Cabarrus? Two state initiatives are in place to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students.

The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs at Rowan-Cabarrus, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Thank you for your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and best wishes for a wonderful fall semester!

August 18, 2021: Welcome to Fall 2021, Navigators & Happenings at the Small Business Center

Welcome to Fall 2021, Navigators! We are glad to have you with us, and we are here to serve you as classes kick off this week. Please take a moment to check out Dr. Spalding’s welcome message to students, faculty and staff.

As you begin the semester, remember that Rowan-Cabarrus offers comprehensive resources to make sure you get off to a smooth start.

The Tutoring Center is available during the first week of classes to support students in navigating Blackboard, accessing e-Texts, or if you simple need help with basic computer skills. Tutors are available in-person this week at North and South Campus and online weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments can be made online.

Staff members also are available to assist you with advising, financial aid, admissions, IT, and via the COVID-19 Assistance Form for other needs.

Stay Well, Stay Connected: Fall 2021

The College continues to follow our Stay Well, Stay Connected plan, delivering instruction via a combination of in-person, online and hybrid courses and practicing enhanced cleaning, disinfecting and health protocols to ensure that our campuses remain as safe as possible. The “Stay Well, Stay Connected” plan was developed by Rowan-Cabarrus leadership with the guidance of state, local and national health officials and is subject to change as the College monitors the COVID-19 situation.

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, Rowan-Cabarrus continues to require masks in all campus buildings. Masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status, and a mask will be provided for anyone who does not have one. As a friendly reminder, please see the CDC mask guidelines.

To provide extra protection against the spread of the virus, new UV-C light towers are being used to disinfect indoor spaces. UV-C light is proven to deactivate the virus, and the addition of these units increases our ability to keep students, faculty and staff safe. In addition to the portable light towers, we are installing permanent UV-C lights in high occupancy spaces, as well as using UV-C disinfection in our ventilation systems and portable filtration/UV units in many classrooms, labs, and common spaces.

Please take a moment to read the “Stay Well, Stay Connected” plan and become familiar with our safety protocols and operating procedures.

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results after exposure or symptoms

Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

First Week Campus Vaccine Clinics

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is still time to get your vaccine on campus as we wrap up our first week vaccine clinics.

Vaccinations will be administered on a drop-in basis (no appointment needed) in the Navigation Station area at South Campus on Thursday, August 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options:

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

Stay Updated on Happenings at the Small Business Center

The Rowan-Cabarrus Small Business Center (SBC) serves as a valued resource for our college and community. Located in a new space at the Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in downtown Concord, the SBC offers resources for entrepreneurs, small business owners and others in the community and has been busy assisting many local businesses as they continue to face challenges from COVID-19. To keep up with the services, programs and webinars offered by the Small Business Center, join their new mailing list by texting RCCCSBC to 22828 today. Help spread the word about this great Rowan-Cabarrus resource!

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. The building numbers will be installed on North Campus buildings over the next few weeks. Your student schedule includes the new building numbers and here’s a map for easy reference that includes new and former building numbers for your reference. We can’t wait to see you on campus this fall!

There’s Still Time: You May Qualify for Tuition Coverage with NC Longleaf, GEER Initiatives

Are you looking for financial assistance to attend Rowan-Cabarrus? Two state initiatives are in place to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students.

The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs at Rowan-Cabarrus, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Thank you for your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and best wishes for a wonderful fall semester!

August 12, 2021: Stay Well, Stay Connected: Fall 2021 Campus Plan & Campus Vaccine Clinics

Stay Well, Stay Connected: Fall 2021 Campus Plan

As we begin the fall semester, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will continue to follow our Stay Well and Stay Connected plan, delivering instruction via a combination of in-person, online and hybrid courses and practicing enhanced cleaning, disinfecting and health protocols to ensure that our campuses remain as safe as possible. The “Stay Well, Stay Connected” plan was developed by Rowan-Cabarrus leadership with the guidance of state, local and national health officials and is subject to change as the College monitors the COVID-19 situation.

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, Rowan-Cabarrus will continue to require masks in all campus buildings. Masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status, and a mask will be provided for anyone who does not have one.

To provide extra protection against the spread of the virus, new UV-C light towers will be used to disinfect indoor spaces. UV-C light is proven to deactivate the virus, and the addition of these units will increase our ability to keep students, faculty and staff safe. In addition to the portable light towers, we are installing permanent UV-C lights in high occupancy spaces, as well as using UV-C disinfection in our ventilation systems and portable filtration/UV units in many classrooms, labs, and common spaces.

Please take a moment to read the “Stay Well, Stay Connected” plan and become familiar with our safety protocols and operating procedures prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results after exposure or symptoms

Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Campus Vaccine Clinics August 16-19

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The College will hold vaccine clinics on campus the first week of classes for interested students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Vaccinations will be administered on a drop-in basis (no appointment needed) in the Navigation Station area at North and South Campus on the following dates:

  • North Campus: Monday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 17 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • South Campus: Wednesday, August 18 and Thursday, August 19 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options:

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

Get Registration Help at Super Support Saturday

This Saturday, August 14, you may visit North or South Campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for last-minute help with fall registration. With the semester starting on Monday, August 16, this is a chance to make sure you are registered for the courses you need. You may go online to schedule an appointment with your advisor, and assistance is also available in-person at North or South Campus Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join in the Fun at Welcome Week

The Student Life team will host two festive events to welcome students back to campus this fall, so mark your calendar! Welcome Week promises a festive atmosphere to meet new people, learn more about Rowan-Cabarrus, and start the semester off on a high note.

Welcome Week events are set for Tuesday, August 17 at North Campus and Wednesday, August 18 at South Campus. Both events will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature free food, trivia, prizes, games and activities. Make plans to attend!

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. The building numbers will be installed on North Campus buildings over the next few weeks. Your student schedule includes the new building numbers and here’s a map for easy reference that includes new and former building numbers for your reference. We can’t wait to see you on campus this fall!

There’s Still Time: You May Qualify for Tuition Coverage with NC Longleaf, GEER Initiatives

Are you looking for financial assistance to attend Rowan-Cabarrus? Two state initiatives are in place to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students.

The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs at Rowan-Cabarrus, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Convenient Contact Information

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

Thank you for your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and best wishes for a wonderful fall semester!

August 5, 2021: Welcome to Fall 2021 in Navigation Nation & Campus Building Renumbering

Welcome to Fall 2021 in Navigation Nation!

The beginning of fall semester is less than two weeks away… are you ready? If you need help checking everything off your “to-do” list, our staff is at your service to make sure you get off to a great start.

  • If you still need to register, you may do so online or go to North or South Campus for personal assistance.
  • If you need help paying for your classes fill out this consent form. This will allow us to use COVID Relief/HEERF money to pay your tuition.
  • To check on financial aid, get help filling out forms or learn more about available scholarships, just email our financial aid team.
  • Do you need some guidance on what courses to take or how to make a long-term academic plan? Our advising team is available by email, or you may contact your assigned advisor directly for assistance.
  • Do you need a laptop or reliable internet access to complete your coursework? Contact our Information Services team.
  • Do you want to make the most of your time in college by getting involved in campus life, clubs and organizations? Our Student Life team has many opportunities available!
  • Has COVID left you feeling stressed about school and life? Our Wellness Center offers free assistance and resources to help you navigate forward.
  • Want to make sure you’re staying on track and doing your best? Our library and tutoring center staff are available throughout the semester with resources, workshops, tutoring sessions and more!
  • We know that the past year has been challenging for everyone, so if you have additional needs as we look forward to Fall 2021, please submit the COVID-19 Assistance Form to let us know how we can support you.

We are here to help you succeed, so do not hesitate to reach out to Rowan-Cabarrus faculty and staff throughout the semester as you “Navigate Forward”!

Welcome Week Semester Kickoff

The Student Life team will host two festive events to welcome students back to campus this fall, so mark your calendar! Welcome Week promises a festive atmosphere to meet new people, learn more about Rowan-Cabarrus, and start the semester off on a high note.

Welcome Week events are set for Tuesday, August 17 at North Campus and Wednesday, August 18 at South Campus. Both events will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature free food, trivia, prizes, games and activities. Make plans to attend and join in the fun!

Do You Qualify for Tuition Coverage with NC Longleaf, GEER Initiatives?

Are you looking for financial assistance to attend Rowan-Cabarrus? Two state initiatives are in place to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students.

The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs at Rowan-Cabarrus, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. The building numbers will be installed on North Campus buildings over the next few weeks. Your student schedule includes the new building numbers and here’s a map for easy reference that includes new and former building numbers for your reference. We can’t wait to see you on campus this fall!

N.C. COVID-19 Updates

Governor Roy Cooper recently issued updated information regarding COVID-19 and the Delta variant’s impact on North Carolina’s metrics and health recommendations. The Delta variant is extremely contagious and appears to be more easily transmitted than the original strain of COVID-19, so please practice social distancing and exercise caution when interacting with others.

COVID-19 metrics show that cases are increasing in North Carolina, with more than 90 percent of hospitalizations involving unvaccinated patients. Vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy for COVID-19. Vaccines are available for ages 12 and up, and vaccines are projected to be available later this year for children 12 and under.

As we look forward to the Fall 2021 semester and transition to increased in-person instruction, Rowan-Cabarrus will continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and state and health government and health organizations.

COVID-19 Reminders

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College continues to operate our Stay Well and Stay Connected plan, which was developed under the guidance of state, local and national health officials, and the College President and Cabinet. Students, faculty and staff should continue to practice safety precautions including wearing face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing and/or sanitizing your hands.

The 2021 fall semester will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person as we monitor and follow national, state and local safety recommendations.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas asking that everyone take a self-assessment to ensure the safety of others. Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Vaccine Information

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

Convenient Contact Information

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We appreciate your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and hope that you are having a wonderful summer!

July 28, 2021: Welcome Week is Coming & Transition to College with Summer Bridge

Get Ready: Welcome Week is Coming!

The Student Life team will host two festive events to welcome students back to campus this fall, so mark your calendar! Welcome Week promises a festive atmosphere to meet new people, learn more about Rowan-Cabarrus, and start the semester off on a high note.

Welcome Week events are set for Tuesday, August 17 at North Campus and Wednesday, August 18 at South Campus. Both events will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature free food, trivia, prizes, games and activities. Make plans to attend and join in the fun!

Transition to College with Summer Bridge

New students can get a jump start on the college experience with the Rowan-Cabarrus Summer Bridge program. The free, three-day program is designed to help students transition successfully from high school to college in an organized environment. As a bonus, all students who complete the three-day program also will be eligible for a $200 bookstore credit and other prizes.

Summer Bridge sessions will be held on both North Campus and South Campus August 4, 5 and 6. Participants will explore career fields, get to know peers, learn about college resources, meet faculty and staff, ensure that financial aid applications are complete, and register for classes. This is a great way to have fun and get off to a great start. Spots are limited, so if you are interested, contact Barb Meidl or Justin Knoll today!

Do You Qualify for Tuition Coverage with NC Longleaf, GEER Initiatives?

Are you looking for financial assistance to attend Rowan-Cabarrus? Two state initiatives are in place to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students.

The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs at Rowan-Cabarrus, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. This project will kick off this summer and building numbers will be changed before the start of the fall semester. Look for more details soon.

NEW! N.C. COVID-19 Updates

Governor Roy Cooper recently issued updated information regarding COVID-19 and the Delta variant’s impact on North Carolina’s metrics and health recommendations. The Delta variant is extremely contagious and appears to be more easily transmitted than the original strain of COVID-19, so please practice social distancing and exercise caution when interacting with others.

COVID-19 metrics show that cases are increasing in North Carolina, with more than 90 percent of hospitalizations involving unvaccinated patients. Vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy for COVID-19. Vaccines are available for ages 12 and up, and vaccines are projected to be available later this year for children 12 and under.

As we look forward to the Fall 2021 semester and transition to increased in-person instruction, Rowan-Cabarrus will continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and state and health government and health organizations.

COVID-19 Reminders

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College continues to operate our Stay Well and Stay Connected plan, which was developed under the guidance of state, local and national health officials, and the College President and Cabinet. Students, faculty and staff should continue to practice safety precautions including wearing face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing and/or sanitizing your hands.

The 2021 fall semester will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person as we monitor and follow national, state and local safety recommendations.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas asking that everyone take a self-assessment to ensure the safety of others. Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Vaccine Information

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

Convenient Contact Information

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We appreciate your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and hope that you are having a wonderful summer!

July 21, 2021: Business is booming at the ATC & Longleaf, GEER Initiatives Offer Tuition Coverage

Business is booming at the ATC!

We’re celebrating great news at the Advanced Technology Center (ATC). Students, faculty, staff, and the community recently helped Rowan-Cabarrus officially announce two major industry partnerships that highlight the facility’s capabilities.

Okuma America, a world-leading builder of CNC machine tools, controls, and automation systems, and RJG, a recognized international leader in injection molding training, consulting and technology, will both locate corporate training centers at the ATC. The partnerships will serve local, national and international customers in machine tool technology and plastic injection molding.

The RJG and Okuma projects are expected to start in October 2021 with in-person instruction. These projects will complement multiple programming options already in place at the ATC, including five engineering programs, mechatronics, cyber-physical security, industrial automation, and additive manufacturing. The ATC, which opened in 2019, has more than 53,000 square feet and houses adaptable labs and classrooms designed to meet industry growth for the next 50 years.

With the news that Red Bull and Rauch North America will locate at the old Philip Morris industrial site in Cabarrus County, Rowan-Cabarrus also will play a role in training people for these new career opportunities. Prospective employees can take advantage of our Certified Logistics Technician and Certified Production Technician programs now at no cost to be ready for hire. For more information, please contact Donna Ludwig. In addition, graduates of many of our programs, such as truck driver training, mechatronics, and HVAC, will be in demand as the new facility gets up and running. Our state-of-the-art equipment, such as the ATC’s new injection molding and robotics equipment, will assist in employee and apprentice training.

Longleaf, GEER Initiatives Offer Tuition Coverage

Two state initiatives are in place to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students to attend Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs at Rowan-Cabarrus, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Summer Tutoring Hours

Tutoring is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (North and South Campus Tutoring Centers) for math, science, business, technology, and writing. As more days and/or hours are added on-campus, the schedule will be updated. Online tutoring with tutor.com is available 24/7, and our Rowan-Cabarrus tutors are available online as well (schedules posted online). Please visit our webpage to learn more about virtual tutoring opportunities.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. This project will kick off this summer and building numbers will be changed before the start of the fall semester. Look for more details soon.

COVID-19 Reminders

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College continues to operate our Stay Well and Stay Connected plan, which was developed under the guidance of state, local and national health officials, and the College President and Cabinet. Students, faculty and staff should continue to practice safety precautions including wearing face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing and/or sanitizing your hands.

The 2021 summer and fall semesters will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person as we monitor and follow national, state and local safety recommendations.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas asking that everyone take a self-assessment to ensure the safety of others. Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Vaccine Information

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567 or visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov.

Convenient Contact Information

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We appreciate your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and hope that you are having a wonderful summer!

July 14, 2021: Welcome Home, New Navigators & Longleaf, GEER Initiatives Offer Tuition Coverage

Welcome Home, New Navigators!

If you’re new to Rowan-Cabarrus, we want to extend a warm welcome and make sure you are well-prepared for a successful journey. Please join us on July 20 and 21 for Navigate Home, a special event where you can ask questions, take a campus tour, and get all the help you need to get started.

Navigate Home will give you a chance to learn all about Rowan-Cabarrus and get to know our helpful staff. You’ll be able to speak with an advisor, discuss career and educational planning, get information on Student Life opportunities, work with financial aid professionals to complete your FAFSA, and tour our campus to see where you’ll be learning and connecting as a student here in Navigation Nation.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend Navigate Home on Tuesday, July 20 at North Campus Building 100 and Wednesday, July 21 at South Campus Building 1000. Hours both days are 9 a.m. to noon or 3-6 p.m. Campus tours are at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Longleaf, GEER Initiatives Offer Tuition Coverage

Two state initiatives are in place to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students to attend Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs at Rowan-Cabarrus, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit our GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Summer Vaccine Clinics – On Campus!

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics on our campuses this summer in partnership with Rowan County Health Department and Cabarrus Health Alliance.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The clinics are open to current and incoming students, employees, and the community on a walk-in basis. No registration is required, and incentives for students will be provided while supplies last.

There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule:

Thursday, July 15
10 a.m.-2 p.m., North Campus, Building 600
Vaccine types: Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson
Provider: Rowan County Health Department
Incentive: $25 Walmart Gift Card (new and current students only)

Friday, July 16
10 a.m.-2 p.m., College Station
Vaccine types: Pfizer or Moderna
Provider: Cabarrus Health Alliance
Incentive: $25 Walmart Gift Card (current students only)

If you have any questions or need further information about the Rowan-Cabarrus vaccine clinics or information sessions, please contact Jonathan Rowe.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567.

As part of North Carolina’s effort to encourage more North Carolinians to receive COVID-19 vaccines, Governor Roy Cooper recently announced summer cash and college tuition drawings totaling more than $4 million. Four vaccinated North Carolinians ages 18+ will win $1 million each, and four people ages 12-17 will win post-secondary education tuition.

North Carolinians 18 and over who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings for a chance to win a $1 million cash prize. Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who have received at least one dose of the vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings to win $125,000 towards post-secondary education. The $125,000 can be used at any post-secondary institution and is awarded in the form of a NC 529 account.

Drawings will run from June 23 through Aug. 4. For more information, visit SummerVaxCash.com. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov or call 1-888-675-4567.

Summer Library & Tutoring Hours

The library is here to support you! The library is currently open Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (North & South Campus only) and on Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (virtually).

Tutoring is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (North and South Campus Tutoring Centers) for math, science, business, technology, and writing. As more days and/or hours are added on-campus, the schedule will be updated. Online tutoring with tutor.com is available 24/7, and our Rowan-Cabarrus tutors are available online as well (schedules posted online). Please visit our webpage to learn more about virtual tutoring opportunities.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. This project will kick off this summer and building numbers will be changed before the start of the fall semester. Look for more details soon.

COVID-19 Reminders

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College continues to operate our Stay Well and Stay Connected plan, which was developed under the guidance of state, local and national health officials, and the College President and Cabinet. Students, faculty and staff should continue to practice safety precautions including wearing face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing and/or sanitizing your hands.

The 2021 summer and fall semesters will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person as we monitor and follow national, state and local safety recommendations.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas asking that everyone take a self-assessment to ensure the safety of others. Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Convenient Contact Information

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We appreciate your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and hope that you are having a wonderful summer!

July 7, 2021: President Stith Visited Rowan-Cabarrus & Summer Vaccine Clinics

We were honored to welcome North Carolina Community College System President Thomas A. Stith III for his first in-person visit to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College last week. Stith toured the College’s North Carolina Research Campus facilities in Kannapolis, attended a joint meeting of the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation and Board of Trustees, and even got a chance to experience the driving simulator used to train students in the fire and emergency services programs. As he interacted with Rowan-Cabarrus leaders, faculty, staff and students, he was excited to see the priorities of the state community college system in action on our campuses.

Stith also was able to witness the formal signing of our latest guaranteed transfer agreement, as representatives from UNC Charlotte attended our Board of Trustees meeting to formally launch the 49erNext program. This new partnership is another exciting opportunity for our graduates to navigate forward, providing guaranteed admission for eligible Rowan-Cabarrus students who transfer to UNC Charlotte to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Longleaf, GEER Initiatives Offer Tuition Coverage

Two state initiatives are in place to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students to attend Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs at Rowan-Cabarrus, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other needs.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Summer Vaccine Clinics – On Campus!

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics on our campuses this summer in partnership with Rowan County Health Department and Cabarrus Health Alliance.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The clinics are open to current and incoming students, employees, and the community on a walk-in basis. No registration is required, and incentives for students will be provided while supplies last.

There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule:

Wednesday, July 14
10 a.m.- 2 p.m., South Campus, Building 3000
Vaccine types: Pfizer or Moderna
Provider: Cabarrus Health Alliance
Incentive: $25 Walmart Gift Card (current students only)

Thursday, July 15
10 a.m.-2 p.m., North Campus, Building 600
Vaccine types: Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson
Provider: Rowan County Health Department
Incentive: $25 Walmart Gift Card (new and current students only)

Friday, July 16
10 a.m.-2 p.m., College Station
Vaccine types: Pfizer or Moderna
Provider: Cabarrus Health Alliance
Incentive: $25 Walmart Gift Card (current students only)

To find out more about the COVID-19 vaccines and get any questions answered, you may join us for a virtual information session:

Tuesday, July 13, 4 p.m.
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 948 7223 7101

If you have any questions or need further information about the Rowan-Cabarrus vaccine clinics or information sessions, please contact Jonathan Rowe.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567.

As part of North Carolina’s effort to encourage more North Carolinians to receive COVID-19 vaccines, Governor Roy Cooper recently announced summer cash and college tuition drawings totaling more than $4 million. Four vaccinated North Carolinians ages 18+ will win $1 million each, and four people ages 12-17 will win post-secondary education tuition.

North Carolinians 18 and over who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings for a chance to win a $1 million cash prize. Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who have received at least one dose of the vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings to win $125,000 towards post-secondary education. The $125,000 can be used at any post-secondary institution and is awarded in the form of a NC 529 account.

Drawings will run from June 23 through Aug. 4. For more information, visit SummerVaxCash.com. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov or call 1-888-675-4567.

Summer Library & Tutoring Hours

The Library is here to support you! The Library is currently open Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (North & South Campus only) and on Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (virtually).

Tutoring is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (North and South Campus Tutoring Centers) for math, science, business, technology, and writing tutors. As more days and/or hours are added on-campus, please visit their webpage. Online tutoring with Tutor.com is available 24/7, and our Rowan-Cabarrus tutors are available online as well (schedules posted online). Please visit our website to learn more about virtual tutoring opportunities.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. This project will kick off this summer and building numbers will be changed before the start of the fall semester. Look for more details soon.

COVID-19 Reminders

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College continues to operate our Stay Well and Stay Connected plan, which was developed under the guidance of state, local and national health officials, and the College President and Cabinet. Students, faculty and staff should continue to practice safety precautions including wearing face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing and/or sanitizing your hands.

The 2021 summer and fall semesters will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person as we monitor and follow national, state and local safety recommendations.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas asking that everyone take a self-assessment to ensure the safety of others. Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Convenient Contact Information

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We appreciate your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and hope that you are having a wonderful summer!

June 30, 2021: Congratulations to our S.O.A.R. Students & 100% Free Tuition Available

Congratulations to our S.O.A.R. Students!

Congratulations to our S.O.A.R. students who were honored last week with an outdoor completion ceremony at North Campus! Family members, friends and many Rowan-Cabarrus staff members were on hand to wish them the best as they navigate forward in life.

The day included music, decorations, a firetruck, a large American flag on site, and lots of smiles as these hardworking students, decked out in their caps and gowns, were honored individually for their accomplishments. Skills, Opportunity, Awareness, Readiness (S.O.A.R.) helps adults with intellectual disabilities acquire literacy and life skills to become more independent. Rowan-Cabarrus is one of only a handful of community colleges in the state offering this important program for our community.

100% Free Tuition Available through Longleaf Commitment Grant & GEER Scholarship Program

Two state initiatives are in place to provide tuition and fees coverage for eligible students to attend Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant can make it possible for eligible 2021 high school or high school equivalency graduates to earn a degree debt-free. The grant provides full-time students $700 to $2,800 per year for a total of two years. Students attending less than full-time may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the end of the 2023 spring semester. For more information, visit the COVID Relief Grants webpage.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers tuition assistance toward high-demand workforce training programs at Rowan-Cabarrus, including automotive, construction, criminal justice, emergency medical services, public safety services, fire and emergency services, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing and information technology. Eligible students in these programs may receive up to $750 or the cost of the program, whichever is more, to help cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, child care and other needs. For more on the GEER scholarship, visit the GEER webpage.

For more information on these initiatives and other scholarship and assistance opportunities, contact the financial aid office.

Summer Vaccine Clinics – On Campus!

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics on our campuses this summer in partnership with Rowan County Health Department and Cabarrus Health Alliance.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The clinics are open to current and incoming students, employees, and the community on a walk-in basis. No registration is required, and incentives for students will be provided while supplies last.

There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule:

Wednesday, July 14
10 a.m.- 2 p.m., South Campus, Building 3000
Vaccine types: Pfizer or Moderna
Provider: Cabarrus Health Alliance
Incentive: $25 Walmart Gift Card (current students only)

Thursday, July 15
10 a.m.-2 p.m., North Campus, Building 600
Vaccine types: Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson
Provider: Rowan County Health Department
Incentive: $25 Walmart Gift Card (new and current students only)

Friday, July 16
10 a.m.-2 p.m., College Station
Vaccine types: Pfizer or Moderna
Provider: Cabarrus Health Alliance
Incentive: $25 Walmart Gift Card (current students only)

To find out more about the COVID-19 vaccines and get any questions answered, you may join us for a virtual information session:

Tuesday, July 13, 4 p.m.
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 948 7223 7101

If you have any questions or need further information about the Rowan-Cabarrus vaccine clinics or information sessions, please contact Jonathan Rowe.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567.

As part of North Carolina’s effort to encourage more North Carolinians to receive COVID-19 vaccines, Governor Roy Cooper recently announced summer cash and college tuition drawings totaling more than $4 million. Four vaccinated North Carolinians ages 18+ will win $1 million each, and four people ages 12-17 will win post-secondary education tuition.

North Carolinians 18 and over who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings for a chance to win a $1 million cash prize. Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who have received at least one dose of the vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings to win $125,000 towards post-secondary education. The $125,000 can be used at any post-secondary institution and is awarded in the form of a NC 529 account.

Drawings will run from June 23 through Aug. 4. For more information, visit SummerVaxCash.com. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov or call 1-888-675-4567.

Summer Library & Tutoring Hours

The Library is here to support you! The Library is currently open Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (North & South Campus only) and on Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (virtually).

Tutoring is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (North and South Campus Tutoring Centers) for math, science, business, technology, and writing tutors. As more days and/or hours are added on-campus, please visit their webpage. Online tutoring with Tutor.com is available 24/7, and our Rowan-Cabarrus tutors are available online as well (schedules posted online). Please visit our website to learn more about virtual tutoring opportunities.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. This project will kick off this summer and building numbers will be changed before the start of the fall semester. Look for more details soon.

COVID-19 Reminders

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College continues to operate our Stay Well and Stay Connected plan, which was developed under the guidance of state, local and national health officials, and the College President and Cabinet. Students, faculty and staff should continue to practice safety precautions including wearing face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing and/or sanitizing your hands.

The 2021 summer and fall semesters will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person as we monitor and follow national, state and local safety recommendations.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas asking that everyone take a self-assessment to ensure the safety of others. Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Convenient Contact Information

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We appreciate your support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and hope that you are having a wonderful summer!

June 23, 2021: On-Campus Vaccine Clinics & SPARC Scholarship Applications

Vaccine Clinics – On Campus!

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics on our campuses in partnership with Rowan County Health Department and Cabarrus Health Alliance beginning tomorrow, Thursday, June 24, 2021.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The clinics are open to current and incoming students, employees, and the community on a walk-in basis. No registration is required, and incentives will be provided while supplies last.

There is no direct cost to receive the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule:

Thursday, June 24
10 a.m.-2 p.m., North Campus, Building 600
Vaccine type: Pfizer
Provider: Rowan County Health Department
Incentive: $25 Cash Card (All students, employees and community members)

Wednesday, July 14
10 a.m.- 2 p.m., South Campus, Building 3000
Vaccine types: Pfizer or Moderna
Provider: Cabarrus Health Alliance
Incentive: $25 Walmart Gift Card (current students only)

Thursday, July 15
10 a.m.-2 p.m., North Campus, Building 600
Vaccine types: Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson
Provider: Rowan County Health Department
Incentive: $25 Walmart Gift Card (new and current students only)

Friday, July 16
10 a.m.-2 p.m., College Station
Vaccine types: Pfizer or Moderna
Provider: Cabarrus Health Alliance
Incentive: $25 Walmart Gift Card (current students only)

To find out more about the COVID-19 vaccines and get any questions answered, you may join us for a virtual information session:

Wednesday, June 23, 4 p.m.
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 986 7814 1105

Tuesday, July 13, 4 p.m.
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 948 7223 7101

If you have any questions or need further information about the Rowan-Cabarrus vaccine clinics or information sessions, please contact Jonathan Rowe.

Other COVID-19 Vaccination Options

  • Use vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567.

As part of North Carolina’s effort to encourage more North Carolinians to receive COVID-19 vaccines, Governor Roy Cooper recently announced summer cash and college tuition drawings totaling more than $4 million. Four vaccinated North Carolinians ages 18+ will win $1 million each, and four people ages 12-17 will win post-secondary education tuition.

North Carolinians 18 and over who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings for a chance to win a $1 million cash prize. Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who have received at least one dose of the vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings to win $125,000 towards post-secondary education. The $125,000 can be used at any post-secondary institution and is awarded in the form of a NC 529 account.

Drawings will run from June 23 through Aug. 4. For more information, visit SummerVaxCash.com. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov or call 1-888-675-4567.

Community College is Free this Fall for Recent High School Graduates!

Recent high school graduates may take advantage of a new grant program announced recently by Gov. Cooper, making community college more affordable beginning with the fall 2021 semester. The Longleaf Commitment Grant is designed to cover tuition and fees for eligible 2021 high school graduates for up to two years.

The program allows eligible graduates to receive grant funds (not a loan) for tuition and fees during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years. Full-time students who qualify are guaranteed $700 to $2,800 per year for two years. Part-time students may be able to receive a partial scholarship.

With widespread concern about student debt, this is another way eligible students can cut down on worry as they begin their journey toward earning a degree or transferring to a four-year institution. For more information on the Longleaf Commitment or other financial aid opportunities, please contact the Rowan-Cabarrus financial aid office.

Summer Library & Tutoring Hours

The Library is here to support you! The Library is currently open Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (North & South Campus only) and on Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (virtually).

Tutoring is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (North and South Campus Tutoring Centers) for math, science, business, technology, and writing tutors. As more days and/or hours are added on-campus, please visit their webpage. Online tutoring with Tutor.com is available 24/7, and our Rowan-Cabarrus tutors are available online as well (schedules posted online). Please visit our website to learn more about virtual tutoring opportunities.

HEERF Funding Update

If you were enrolled in classes the week of June 7-11, 2021 and are eligible to receive emergency grant funds to assist you this semester, your funds will be securely delivered via BankMobile.

This assistance through the U.S. Department of Education Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is grant money, which means it does not have to be repaid. It should be used to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or related needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

To receive your grant, you are required to let BankMobile know how you prefer to receive the money. The easiest way to do this is by going to refundselection.com and entering your personal code. If you cannot find your code, please visit refundselection.com. If you have questions or have other financial aid concerns that we can help with, please email fin.aid@rccc.edu.

Last Call for SPARC Scholarship Applications

Time is running out to get your application in for the SPARC Scholarship. If you are a full-time or part-time Associate in Science student, you may be eligible for this scholarship, which awards up to $6,000 per year to be used for housing, transportation, and other needs in addition to tuition. A student who meets the criteria may also receive up to $7,500 per year upon transferring to UNC Charlotte to continue their studies.

The SPARC program also offers students opportunities for cohort learning, individualized advising and mentoring, and co-curricular activities. Although applications are always accepted, to be considered for a scholarship this fall, please apply by July. Visit the SPARC Scholarship webpage to apply.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. This project will kick off this summer and building numbers will be changed before the start of the fall semester. Look for more details soon.

COVID-19 Reminders

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College continues to operate our Stay Well and Stay Connected plan, which was developed under the guidance of state, local and national health officials, and the College President and Cabinet. Students, faculty and staff should continue to practice safety precautions including wearing face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing and/or sanitizing your hands.

The 2021 summer and fall semesters will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person as we monitor and follow national, state and local safety recommendations.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas asking that everyone take a self-assessment to ensure the safety of others. Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Convenient Contact Information

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College!

June 16, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccination Resources & Summer Library and Tutoring Hours

COVID-19 Vaccination Resources & Updates

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As North Carolina continues distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health departments, pharmacies and other outlets are administering doses to residents of Rowan and Cabarrus counties.

There is no direct cost to you to get the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administrative fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567.

As part of North Carolina’s effort to encourage more North Carolinians to receive COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Roy Cooper has announced summer cash and college tuition drawings totaling more than $4 million. Four vaccinated North Carolinians ages 18+ will win $1 million each, and four people ages 12-17 will win post-secondary education tuition.

North Carolinians 18 and over who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings for a chance to win a $1 million cash prize. Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who have received at least one dose of the vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings to win $125,000 towards post-secondary education. The $125,000 can be used at any post-secondary institution and is awarded in the form of a NC 529 account.

Drawings will run from June 23 through Aug. 4. For more information, visit SummerVaxCash.com. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit YourSpotYourShot.nc.gov or call 1-888-675-4567.

Community College is Free this Fall for Recent High School Graduates!

Recent high school graduates may take advantage of a new grant program announced recently by Gov. Cooper, making community college more affordable beginning with the fall 2021 semester. The Longleaf Commitment Grant is designed to cover tuition and fees for eligible 2021 high school graduates for up to two years.

The program allows eligible graduates to receive grant funds (not a loan) for tuition and fees during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years. Full-time students who qualify are guaranteed $700 to $2,800 per year for two years. Part-time students may be able to receive a partial scholarship.

With widespread concern about student debt, this is another way eligible students can cut down on worry as they begin their journey toward earning a degree or transferring to a four-year institution. For more information on the Longleaf Commitment or other financial aid opportunities, please contact the Rowan-Cabarrus financial aid office.

Summer Library & Tutoring Hours

The Library is here to support you! The Library is currently open Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (North & South Campus only) and on Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (virtually).

Tutoring is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (North and South Campus Tutoring Centers) for math, science, business, technology, and writing tutors. As more days and/or hours are added on-campus, please visit their webpage. Online tutoring with Tutor.com is available 24/7, and our Rowan-Cabarrus tutors are available online as well (schedules posted online). Please visit our website to learn more about virtual tutoring opportunities.

South Campus Open House/Movie Night June 22

If you didn’t make it to our Summer Open House and Movie Night at North Campus, make plans to join us this Tuesday, June 22, at South Campus for “Trolls World Tour” and bring your family, friends and neighbors!

College representatives will be on hand to provide information about our degree programs, career paths, tuition assistance and much more. The parking lot will open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Don’t miss this fun event!

Register today and Get Ahead This Summer!

Our second summer session begins Monday, June 21! The College will continue to offer tuition and fees assistance during summer sessions. Register now via the Navigate portal or visit rccc.edu/support to view your Career and Academic Advisor’s virtual or in-person drop-in hours. You may meet with your advisor in person or virtually to receive assistance in navigating your degree program and creating your career and academic plan. Schedule your appointment today!

HEERF Funding Update

If you were enrolled in classes the week of June 7-11, 2021 and are eligible to receive emergency grant funds to assist you this semester, your funds will be securely delivered via BankMobile.

This assistance through the U.S. Department of Education Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is grant money, which means it does not have to be repaid. It should be used to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or related needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

To receive your grant, you are required to let BankMobile know how you prefer to receive the money. The easiest way to do this is by going to refundselection.com and entering your personal code. If you cannot find your code, please visit refundselection.com. If you have questions or have other financial aid concerns that we can help with, please email fin.aid@rccc.edu.

Last Call for SPARC Scholarship Applications

Time is running out to get your application in for the SPARC Scholarship. If you are a full-time or part-time Associate in Science student, you may be eligible for this scholarship, which awards up to $6,000 per year to be used for housing, transportation, and other needs in addition to tuition. A student who meets the criteria may also receive up to $7,500 per year upon transferring to UNC Charlotte to continue their studies.

The SPARC program also offers students opportunities for cohort learning, individualized advising and mentoring, and co-curricular activities. Although applications are always accepted, to be considered for a scholarship this fall, please apply by July. Visit the SPARC Scholarship webpage to apply.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. This project will kick off this summer and building numbers will be changed before the start of the fall semester. Look for more details soon.

COVID-19 Reminders

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College continues to operate our Stay Well and Stay Connected plan, which was developed under the guidance of state, local and national health officials, and the College President and Cabinet. Students, faculty and staff should continue to practice safety precautions including wearing face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing and/or sanitizing your hands.

The 2021 summer and fall semesters will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person as we monitor and follow national, state and local safety recommendations.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas asking that everyone take a self-assessment to ensure the safety of others. Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Convenient Contact Information

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College!

June 9, 2021: Community College is Free this Fall for Recent High School Graduates

Community College is Free this Fall for Recent High School Graduates!

Thanks to a new grant program announced recently by Gov. Roy Cooper, attending Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and other North Carolina community colleges will become more affordable for many students beginning with the fall 2021 semester.

Cooper’s Longleaf Commitment Grant is designed to cover tuition and fees for eligible 2021 high school graduates for up to two years. The program allows eligible graduates to receive grant funds (not a loan) for tuition and fees during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years. Full-time students who qualify are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per year for two years. Part-time students may be able to receive a partial scholarship.

As a college which takes its financial health seriously, we share the widespread concern about student debt. This is another way eligible students can take the worry out of beginning the journey toward earning a degree or transferring to a four-year institution. For more information on the Longleaf Commitment or other financial aid opportunities, please contact the Rowan-Cabarrus financial aid office.

South Campus Open House and Movie Night

Our first Summer Open House and Movie Night was a big success last week at North Campus. If you were not able to make it, you still have another chance, but please note that we have changed the date due to the weather forecast. Instead of this Friday, June 11, please join us on Tuesday, June 22, at South Campus for “Trolls World Tour”, and bring your family, friends and neighbors!

Everyone will have a chance to learn more about the programs and services Rowan-Cabarrus has to offer. College representatives will be on hand to provide information about our degree programs, career paths, tuition assistance and much more. The parking lot will open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 6. Light refreshments will be served. Don’t miss this fun event!

Register today and Get Ahead This Summer!

Our second summer session begins Monday, June 21! The College will continue to offer tuition and fees assistance during summer sessions. Register now via the Navigate portal or visit rccc.edu/support to view your Career and Academic Advisor’s virtual or in-person drop-in hours. You may meet with your advisor in person or virtually to receive assistance in navigating your degree program and creating your career and academic plan. Schedule your appointment today!

HEERF Funding Update

The pandemic has presented many challenges, and we want you to know we are here to help! We want you to continue your education, reach your goals, and fulfill your dreams of a better tomorrow. If you have further concerns that we can help with, please email fin.aid@rccc.edu.

If you find yourself in financial hardship, please utilize all available resources with the COVID relief grant programs.

Fall SPARC Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Time is running out to get your application in for the SPARC Scholarship. If you are a full-time or part-time Associate in Science student, you may be eligible for this scholarship, which awards up to $6,000 per year to be used for housing, transportation, and other needs in addition to tuition. A student who meets the criteria may also receive up to $7,500 per year upon transferring to UNC Charlotte to continue their studies.

The SPARC program also offers students opportunities for cohort learning, individualized advising and mentoring, and co-curricular activities. Although applications are always accepted, to be considered for a scholarship this fall, please apply by July. Visit the SPARC Scholarship webpage to apply.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. This project will kick off this summer and building numbers will be changed before the start of the fall semester. Look for more details soon.

COVID-19 Reminders

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College continues to operate our Stay Well and Stay Connected plan, which was developed under the guidance of state, local and national health officials, and the College President and Cabinet. Students, faculty and staff should continue to practice safety precautions including wearing face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing and/or sanitizing your hands.

The 2021 summer and fall semesters will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person as we monitor and follow national, state and local safety recommendations.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas asking that everyone take a self-assessment to ensure the safety of others. Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

COVID-19 Vaccination

As North Carolina continues distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health departments, pharmacies and other outlets are currently administering doses to residents of Rowan and Cabarrus counties.

There is no direct cost to you to get the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administration fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County Vaccine Information webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800.
  • Cabarrus County: Visit the Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.
  • If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, you may call the NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center at 888-675-4567.

Convenient Contact Information

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College!

June 2, 2021: Register Now & HEERF Funding Update

Don’t miss our first-ever Summer Open House and Movie Night this Friday, June 4, at North Campus! Bring your family and friends and enjoy “Trolls World Tour” and a chance to learn more about the programs and services Rowan-Cabarrus has to offer. College representatives will be on hand to provide information about our degree programs, career paths, tuition assistance and much more. This will be a fun event with lots of great information for all.

If you can’t make it to North Campus on Friday, join us next Friday, June 11, at South Campus. For both events, the parking lot will open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 6. Light refreshments will be served. You may sit inside or outside of your car, with social distancing guidelines in place. We look forward to seeing you!

A Memorable Graduation Day

Congratulations to the Class of 2021, and many thanks to the faculty, staff, President’s Cabinet and Board of Trustees, who helped make our May 21 graduation a day to remember. We had over 310 graduates cross the finish line at Charlotte Motor Speedway!

Register today and Get Ahead This Summer!

Our second summer session begins Monday, June 21! The College will continue to offer tuition and fees assistance during summer sessions. Register now via the Navigate portal or visit rccc.edu/support to view your Career and Academic Advisor’s virtual or in-person drop-in hours. You may meet with your advisor in person or virtually to receive assistance in navigating your degree program and creating your career and academic plan. Schedule your appointment today!

HEERF Funding Update

Did you know you may be eligible to receive up to $650 in the form of an emergency grant the week of June 7, 2021, to assist you this semester? As we have done since spring of 2020, if you are enrolled in classes the week of June 7, you should expect to receive these funds if you qualify.

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). The intent of this funding is to assist college students who may be facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. This is grant money, which means it does not have to be repaid. It should be used to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or related needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Rowan-Cabarrus partners with BankMobile to securely deliver your funds. To receive your grant, you are required to let BankMobile know how you prefer to receive the money. The easiest way to do this is by going to refundselection.com and entering your personal code. If you cannot find your code, go to refundselection.com and select “Need A Code?”.

The pandemic has presented many challenges, and we want you to know we are here to help! We want you to continue your education, reach your goals, and fulfill your dreams of a better tomorrow. If you have further concerns that we can help with, please let us know by emailing fin.aid@rccc.edu.

SPARC Scholarship Applications Open

If you are a full-time or part-time Associate in Science student, you may be eligible for a SPARC scholarship. The scholarship awards up to $6,000 per year, which may be used for housing, transportation and other needs in addition to tuition. A student who meets the criteria may also receive up to $7,500 per year upon transferring to UNC Charlotte to continue their studies.

In addition to scholarship funds, the SPARC program also offers students opportunities for cohort learning, individualized advising and mentoring, and co-curricular activities. Although applications are always accepted, to be considered for a scholarship this fall, please apply by July. Visit the SPARC Scholarship webpage to apply.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. This project will kick off this summer and building numbers will be changed before the start of the fall semester. Look for more details soon.

COVID-19 Reminders

While North Carolina Governor Cooper has lifted the state’s mask mandate with a few exceptions, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will continue to operate its Stay Well and Stay Connected plan, which was developed under the guidance of state, local and national health officials, the President and Cabinet.

To remain diligent in the fight against COVID-19, students, faculty and staff should continue to practice precautionary safety measures including face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing and/or sanitizing your hands.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas asking that everyone take a self-assessment to ensure the safety of others.

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Stay Well, Stay Connected

As a reminder, the College’s Stay Well and Stay Connected summer and fall plan has been published. This plan outlines how we will continue to keep our students, faculty and staff safe as we navigate forward. The 2021 summer and fall semesters will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person while following safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Community College System, state and local health offices, and the Rowan-Cabarrus leadership team.

Review our summer and fall plan to learn more!

COVID-19 Vaccination

As North Carolina continues distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health departments, pharmacies and other outlets are currently administering doses to residents of Rowan and Cabarrus counties.

There is no direct cost to you to get the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administration fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

How to make an appointment by County:

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? The NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center can be reached at 888-675-4567.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College!

May 27, 2021: Summer Open House & HEERF Funding Update

Don’t miss the Summer Open House and Movie Night

The College will host its Summer Open House and Movie Night next Friday, June 4 on North Campus and Friday, June 11 on South Campus. Trolls: World Tour is our feature film, so bring your families, friends and come enjoy the movie and learn about the programs and services the College has to offer. College representatives will be on-site to provide information about our programs, tuition assistance and additional aid options. This will be a fun event with lots of great information for all.

The parking lot will open at 5:30 pm and the movie starts at 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served. You may sit inside or outside of your car and social distancing guidelines must be followed. We look forward to seeing you!

A Special Thanks

We would like to thank the faculty, staff, President’s Cabinet and Board of Trustees who helped make last week’s graduation a huge success. We had over 310 graduates cross the finish line at Charlotte Motor Speedway!

Register today and get ahead this summer!

The second summer session begins Monday, June 21! The College will continue to offer tuition and fees assistance during summer sessions. Register now via the Navigate portal or visit rccc.edu/support to view your Career and Academic Advisor’s virtual or in-person drop-in hours.

You can meet with your Career and Academic Advisor in person or virtually. Your advisor is available to help you navigate your degree program and create a career and academic plan. Schedule your appointment with your Career and Academic Advisor today.

HEERF Funding Update

You may be eligible to receive up to $650 in the form of an emergency grant the week of June 7, 2021, to assist you this semester. As we have done since spring of 2020, if you are enrolled in classes the week of June 7, you should expect to receive these funds if you qualify.

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). The intent of this funding is to be used to assist college students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. This is grant money, which means it does not have to be repaid. It should be used to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or other needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

We hope this emergency award will relieve some of your financial burdens and allow you to continue to succeed in your courses.

What do I need to do to receive the money?

Rowan-Cabarrus partners with BankMobile to securely deliver your funds. To receive your grant, you are required to let BankMobile know how you prefer to receive the money. The easiest way to do this is by going to refundselection.com and entering your personal code. If you cannot find your code, go to refundselection.com and select ‘Need A Code?’.

These are unprecedented and challenging times for all of us. We know you find yourselves with obstacles you never imagined having to overcome, and we want you to know we are here to help! We want you to continue your education, reach your goals, and fulfill your dreams of a better tomorrow.

If you have further concerns that we can help with, please let us know by emailing fin.aid@rccc.edu.

SPARC Scholarship Applications Open

If you are a full-time or part-time Associate in Science student, you may be eligible for a SPARC scholarship. The scholarship awards up to $6,000 per year, which may be used for housing, transportation and other needs in addition to tuition. A student who meets the criteria may also receive up to $7,500 per year upon transferring to UNC Charlotte to continue their studies.

In addition to scholarship funds, the SPARC program also offers students opportunities for cohort learning, individualized advising and mentoring, and co-curricular activities. Although applications are always accepted, to be considered for a scholarship this fall, please apply by July. Visit the SPARC Scholarship webpage to apply.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. This project will kick off this summer and building numbers will be changed before the start of the fall semester. More details to come.

COVID-19 Reminder and Mask Mandate Update

Last week, North Carolina Governor Cooper lifted the state’s mask mandate with a few exceptions. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will continue to operate its Stay Well and Stay Connected plan which was developed under the guidance of state, local and national health officials, the President and Cabinet.

To remain diligent in the fight against COVID-19, students, faculty and staff should continue to practice precautionary safety measures including face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing and/or sanitizing your hands.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas and we’re asking that everyone take a self-assessment when they arrive to ensure the safety of others.

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Stay Well, Stay Connected

Last week the College shared its summer and fall Stay Well, Stay Connected plan to outline how we will continue to keep our students, faculty and staff safe as we navigate forward. The 2021 summer and fall semesters will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person while following safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Community College System, state and local health offices, and our College leadership team.

Review our summer and fall plan to learn more!

Students should complete their FAFSA as soon as possible. Tuition and fees assistance could be available and completing your FAFSA will ensure that students have access to additional assistance. Our school code is 005754.

COVID-19 Vaccination

As North Carolina continues distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health departments are currently administering doses to residents of Rowan and Cabarrus counties according to the state’s phased plan. North Carolina officially opened vaccines to everyone 16 and up.

Slots for vaccination fill up quickly, but if you don’t find a slot initially, do not get discouraged. Vaccination appointments are opening weekly and sometimes daily through our two local health departments. There is no direct cost to you to get the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administration fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

How to make an appointment by County:

  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County First Dose Clinic webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800 and select 1 when prompted.
  • Cabarrus County: You can visit Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? The newly expanded NC DHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center can be reached at 888-675-4567 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you have a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

May 19, 2021: Graduation & SPARC Scholarship Applications

What is the College excited about? Graduation!

Rowan-Cabarrus will host our second drive-through graduation at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Friday. Congratulations Class of 2021! You will cross the finish line, literally, and begin the next phase of your life journey.

As a reminder, the graduation ceremony will promptly begin at 10:00 a.m. and graduates should plan to arrive at 9:00 a.m. to be checked in. Graduates should ride on the passenger seat of their vehicle. While we wish we could allow additional family and friends, only one family per car with each graduate is allowed, but graduates are encouraged to invite friends and family to watch the live stream of the ceremony via rccc.edu/grad2021. Attached is a digital invite for you to also share with family and friends.

Did you know?

Your Career and Academic Advisor is available to meet with students in person or virtually. Students can schedule appointments with their advisors online via the Student Service Support webpage and choose which option they prefer.

Did you miss registration for the first summer session?

If so, no worries, the second summer session begins Monday, June 21! The College will continue to offer tuition and fees assistance during the summer semester. Register now via your Navigate portal or visit the Student Service Support webpage to view your Career and Academic Advisor’s virtual or in-person drop-in hours.

Register today and get ahead this summer!

SPARC Scholarship Applications Open

If you are a full-time or part-time Associate in Science student, you may be eligible for a SPARC scholarship. The scholarship awards up to $6,000 per year, which may be used for housing, transportation and other needs in addition to tuition. A student who meets the criteria may also receive up to $7,500 per year upon transferring to UNC Charlotte to continue their studies.

In addition to scholarship funds, the SPARC program also offers students opportunities for cohort learning, individualized advising and mentoring, and co-curricular activities. Although applications are always accepted, to be considered for a scholarship this fall, please apply by July. Visit the SPARC Scholarship webpage to apply.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. This project will kick off this summer and building numbers will be changed before the start of the fall semester. More details to come.

COVID-19 Reminder and Mask Mandate Update

Last week, North Carolina Governor Cooper lifted the state’s mask mandate with a few exceptions. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will continue to operate its Stay Well and Stay Connected plan which was developed under the guidance of state, local and national health officials, the President and Cabinet.

To remain diligent in the fight against COVID-19, students, faculty and staff should continue to practice precautionary safety measures including face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing and/or sanitizing your hands.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas and we’re asking that everyone take a self-assessment when they arrive to ensure the safety of others.

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Stay Well, Stay Connected

Last week the College shared its summer and fall Stay Well, Stay Connected plan to outline how we will continue to keep our students, faculty and staff safe as we navigate forward. The 2021 summer and fall semesters will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person while following safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Community College System, state and local health offices, and our College leadership team.

Review our summer and fall plan to learn more!

Students should complete their FAFSA as soon as possible. Tuition and fees assistance could be available and completing your FAFSA will ensure that students have access to additional assistance. Our school code is 005754.

COVID-19 Vaccination

As North Carolina continues distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health departments are currently administering doses to residents of Rowan and Cabarrus counties according to the state’s phased plan. North Carolina officially opened vaccines to everyone 16 and up.

Slots for vaccination fill up quickly, but if you don’t find a slot initially, do not get discouraged. Vaccination appointments are opening weekly and sometimes daily through our two local health departments. There is no direct cost to you to get the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administration fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

How to make an appointment by County:

  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County First Dose Clinic webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800 and select 1 when prompted.
  • Cabarrus County: You can visit Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? The newly expanded NC DHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center can be reached at 888-675-4567 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you have a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

May 13, 2021: Graduation is Next Friday & SPARC Scholarship

Next Friday, Rowan-Cabarrus will host our second drive-through graduation at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Congratulations Class of 2021! Students will cross the finish line, literally, and begin the next phase of their life journey. If you see a graduate, be sure to wish them well!

The graduation ceremony will promptly begin at 10:00 a.m. and graduates should plan to arrive at 9:00 a.m. to be checked in. Graduates should ride on the passenger seat of their vehicle. While we wish we could allow additional family and friends, only one family per car with each graduate is allowed. However, graduates may share the attached digital invite with family and friends and encourage them to join us for the live stream of the graduation ceremony via rccc.edu/grad2021.

Did you know that you could attend summer classes for summer at little or no cost to you?

The College is offering tuition and fees assistance for up to two courses during the summer semester. Register now via your Navigate portal or visit the Student Service Support webpage to view your Career and Academic Advisor’s virtual drop-in hours. Summer classes start on May 17 and June 21!

Register today and get ahead this summer!

SPARC Scholarship Applications Open

If you are a full-time or part-time Associate in Science student, you may be eligible for a SPARC scholarship. The scholarship awards up to $6,000 per year, which may be used for housing, transportation and other needs in addition to tuition. A student who meets the criteria may also receive up to $7,500 per year upon transferring to UNC Charlotte to continue their studies.

In addition to scholarship funds, the SPARC program also offers students opportunities for cohort learning, individualized advising and mentoring, and co-curricular activities. Although applications are always accepted, to be considered for a scholarship this fall, please apply by July. To apply, visit the SPARC Scholarship webpage.

COVID-19 Reminder

The College is continuing to stay diligent in the fight against COVID-19. While on-campus screenings ended this past Monday, students, faculty and staff should continue to practice precautionary safety measures including face masks, social distancing, and frequently washing and/or sanitizing your hands.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas and we’re asking that everyone take a self-assessment when they arrive to ensure the safety of others.

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. This project will kick off this summer and building numbers will be changed before the start of the fall semester. More details to come.

Stay Well, Stay Connected

Last week the College shared its summer and fall Stay Well, Stay Connected plan to outline how we will continue to keep our students, faculty and staff safe as we navigate forward. The 2021 summer and fall semesters will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person while following safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Community College System, state and local health offices, and our College leadership team.

Review our summer and fall plan to learn more!

COVID-19 Vaccination

As North Carolina continues distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health departments are currently administering doses to residents of Rowan and Cabarrus counties according to the state’s phased plan. North Carolina officially opened vaccines to everyone 16 and up.

Slots for vaccination fill up quickly, but if you don’t find a slot initially, do not get discouraged. Vaccination appointments are opening weekly and sometimes daily through our two local health departments. There is no direct cost to you to get the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administration fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

How to make an appointment by County:

  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County First Dose Clinic webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800 and select 1 when prompted.
  • Cabarrus County: You can visit Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? The newly expanded NC DHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center can be reached at 888-675-4567 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you have a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

May 6, 2021: Tuition and Fees Assistance & Graduation Reminders

Did you know that you could attend summer classes for summer at little or no cost to you?

The College is offering tuition and fees assistance for up to two courses during the summer semester. Register now via your Navigate portal or visit the Student Service Support webpage to view your Career and Academic Advisor’s virtual drop-in hours. Summer classes start on May 17 and June 21!

Register today and get ahead this summer!

Graduation Reminders

If you are graduating on May 21 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, be sure to check your student email frequently for information and updates. If you still have not ordered your cap and gown, there is still time to do so through the Beacon’s Nest online store. You may then pick up your items from Student Life and Leadership Director Barb Meidl. Additional information about graduation is available on the college website.

Congratulations Class of 2021!

We want you to help celebrate the Class of 2021 and share a congratulatory message wishing them well! Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to drop in and pre-record a video message that can be played during the graduation pre-ceremony at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Drop-In Details:

Monday, May 10, 9-11 a.m. on North Campus near the Navigation Station

Tuesday, May 11, 9-11 a.m. on South Campus near the Navigation Station

SPARC Scholarship Applications Open

If you are a full-time or part-time Associate in Science student, you may be eligible for a SPARC scholarship. The scholarship awards up to $6,000 per year, which may be used for housing, transportation and other needs in addition to tuition. A student who meets the criteria may also receive up to $7,500 per year upon transferring to UNC Charlotte to continue their studies.

In addition to scholarship funds, the SPARC program also offers students opportunities for cohort learning, individualized advising and mentoring, and co-curricular activities. Although applications are always accepted, to be considered for a scholarship this fall, please apply by July. To apply, visit the SPARC Scholarship webpage.

Campus Screening to End May 10

As more people are vaccinated and COVID-19 numbers continue to decline, on-campus health screenings will end on Monday, May 10. Other precautionary safety measures will still be in place on our campuses, including face masks, social distancing, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of our premises.

When you arrive on campus, you will notice signage on doors and in common areas and we’re asking that everyone take a self-assessment when they arrive to ensure the safety of others.

Please do not come to campus if:

  • you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,
  • you have been directed to quarantine due to a COVID-19 exposure,
  • you have tested positive for covid-19 in the past 10 days, or
  • you are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to work hard to keep everyone safe.

Campus Building Renumbering

One of the first steps in beginning the master planning for the North Campus future Technology Education Complex buildings is the task of renumbering our existing buildings. This change also provides the opportunity to update the older room numbers in certain buildings to make our building and classroom numbering system more cohesive. This project will kick off this summer and building numbers will be changed before the start of the fall semester. More details to come.

Stay Well, Stay Connected

Last week the College shared its summer and fall Stay Well, Stay Connected plan to outline how we will continue to keep our students, faculty and staff safe as we navigate forward. The 2021 summer and fall semesters will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person while following safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Community College System, state and local health offices, and our College leadership team.

Review our summer and fall plan to learn more!

COVID-19 Vaccination

As North Carolina continues distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health departments are currently administering doses to residents of Rowan and Cabarrus counties according to the state’s phased plan. North Carolina officially opened vaccines to everyone 16 and up.

Slots for vaccination fill up quickly, but if you don’t find a slot initially, do not get discouraged. Vaccination appointments are opening weekly and sometimes daily through our two local health departments. There is no direct cost to you to get the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administration fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

How to make an appointment by County:

  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County First Dose Clinic webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800 and select 1 when prompted.
  • Cabarrus County: You can visit Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? The newly expanded NC DHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center can be reached at 888-675-4567 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you have a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

April 28, 2021: Stay Well. Stay Connected. Summer & Fall 2021 Plan

Stay Well. Stay Connected.

How Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is Navigating Forward during COVID-19

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College continues to navigate forward during the COVID-19 pandemic and it is our goal to Stay Well and Stay Connected. The College looks forward to welcoming more students back to campus for the 2021 summer and fall semesters.

The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are our highest priority, and the Stay Well, Stay Connected plan outlines how we will provide educational instruction while also ensuring the health and safety of everyone on our campuses. The 2021 summer and fall semesters will continue a hybrid format for most courses, with more classes held in-person while following safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North Carolina Community College System, state and local health offices, and our College leadership team.

For the complete plan, visit our Summer and Fall 2021 Plan webpage.

April 22, 2021: Scholarships Available & Cabarrus County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Summer Registration

General registration for summer courses is now open! Summer classes are a great way to get ahead or make sure you’re staying on track. Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor to make sure you are on track with your academic plan.

Scholarship Applications Available through the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation!

Scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic school year through the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation are open! You can access the electronic applications on the Rowan-Cabarrus Scholarships webpage and select the “Apply Now” link to apply.

To log into the scholarship application system, please use your Rowan-Cabarrus student log-in credentials. For example, username: smith.j.12345, password: same as blackboard or email.

The deadline for general scholarship applications is Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

As always, please feel free to contact the Foundation Office at foundation@rccc.edu if you have any questions.

Graduation is May 21

We are excited to be able to honor our graduates at another drive-through graduation ceremony this spring at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The event is set for May 21 and promises to be another exciting day for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as our graduates celebrate by crossing the finish line.

The annual Grad Fair is scheduled for May 4 and 5, so if you are graduating, be sure to check your email for information on this event and other details about graduation.

Cabarrus County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

If you live in Cabarrus County or know someone who does, a new program is now available to help with rent and utility payments for people struggling with housing and financial challenges due to the pandemic.

Through the Cabarrus County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), households with financial hardship due to COVID-19 can apply for payment of overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 13, 2020, and through the remainder of the year or until funding runs out.

Eligibility is defined as a renter household that has: a household income that does not exceed 80 percent of the area median income (examples: $46,800 annually for a household of one, $66,800 annually for a household of four and $88,200 annually for a household of eight) AND at least one individual living in the household who qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19, or can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

The process requires documentation of need, including financial, housing and utility verification. Applicants who complete the application online can submit scans or photos of the documentation. Paper copies of documentation are required for the paper application.

Residents may apply online at erap.cabarruscounty.us using any internet-connected personal computer, tablet or smartphone.

Paper applications are also available at County offices, including branches of the Cabarrus County Public Library System (Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland and Mt. Pleasant), Government Center (65 Church Street S, Ste. 235, Concord,), Human Services Center (1303 S. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis) and the Cabarrus County Veterans Services Office (363 Church St. N, Suite 180, Concord).

To learn more or start the process, text ERAP to 888-777, visit erap.cabarruscounty.us or call 704-920-1400, option 4 then 6.

COVID-19 Vaccination

As North Carolina continues distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health departments are currently administering doses to residents of Rowan and Cabarrus counties according to the state’s phased plan. North Carolina officially opened vaccines to everyone 16 and up on Wednesday, April 7.

The College shared information yesterday on how to obtain your first dose vaccine through the Rowan County Health Department. Slots for vaccination fill up quickly, but if you don’t find a slot initially, do not get discouraged. Vaccination appointments are opening weekly and sometimes daily through our two local health departments.

There is no direct cost to you to get the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administration fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

How to make an appointment by County:

  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County First Dose Clinic webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800 and select 1 when prompted.
  • Cabarrus County: You can visit Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? The newly expanded NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center can be reached at 888-675-4567 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Staying Diligent in the Fight Against COVID-19

While the modified stay-at-home order has been slightly eased for business and gathering restrictions, it is important to still keep yourself, others and our campus community safe by following our designated safety protocols and following the three Ws while on campus as outlined by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact with others, and;
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

As a reminder to our students, faculty and staff, if you are sick or even have mild symptoms of sickness, we ask that you remain at home until your symptoms subside. Faculty will work with students to make up missed assignments due to illness. Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not symptoms are present, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Once you have been tested, please do not return to campus while awaiting test results. Should you have a POSITIVE COVID test result, students should inform their instructor(s), and faculty and staff should inform their immediate supervisor.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 safety protocols are located on our website and students, faculty and staff should continue to adhere to these protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you have a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

April 14, 2021: Summer Registration & Graduation is May 21

Summer Registration

General registration for summer courses is now open! Summer classes are a great way to get ahead or make sure you’re staying on track. Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor to make sure you are on track with your academic plan.

Scholarship Applications Available through the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation!

Scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic school year through the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation are open! You can access the electronic applications on the Rowan-Cabarrus Scholarships webpage and select the “Apply Now” link to apply.

To log into the scholarship application system, please use your Rowan-Cabarrus student log-in credentials. For example, username: smith.j.12345, password: same as blackboard or email.

Due to COVID-19, and as some high schools begin to welcome students back to in-person instruction, the Foundation is pleased to extend the high school scholarship application deadline to Sunday, April 18, 2021. We hope that the extended deadline will allow students who may need assistance with their applications to work more closely with their counselor and/or teachers with filling out their scholarship applications. Our general scholarship applications, which high school students are also eligible for, will remain open until Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

As always, please feel free to contact the Foundation Office at foundation@rccc.edu if you have any questions.

Graduation is May 21

We are excited to be able to honor our graduates at another drive-through graduation ceremony this spring at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The event is set for May 21 and promises to be another exciting day for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as our graduates celebrate by crossing the finish line.

The annual Grad Fair is scheduled for May 4 and 5, so if you are graduating, be sure to check your email for information on this event and other details about graduation.

COVID-19 Vaccination

As North Carolina continues distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health departments are currently administering doses to residents of Rowan and Cabarrus counties according to the state’s phased plan. North Carolina officially opened vaccines to everyone 16 and up on Wednesday, April 7.

The College shared information yesterday on how to obtain your first dose vaccine through the Rowan County Health Department. Slots for vaccination fill up quickly, but if you don’t find a slot initially, do not get discouraged. Vaccination appointments are opening weekly and sometimes daily through our two local health departments.

Livingstone College will host a vaccination clinic this Saturday, April 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. where they will administer 500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. To make an appointment, please call 980-432-1800 and choose option No. 1 or visit the appointment website. Walk-ins will also be accepted.

There is no direct cost to you to get the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administration fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

How to make an appointment by County:

  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County First Dose Clinic webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800 and select 1 when prompted.
  • Cabarrus County: You can visit Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? The newly expanded NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center can be reached at 888-675-4567 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Staying Diligent in the Fight Against COVID-19

While the modified stay-at-home order has been slightly eased for business and gathering restrictions, it is important to still keep yourself, others and our campus community safe by following our designated safety protocols and following the three Ws while on campus as outlined by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact with others, and;
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

As a reminder to our students, faculty and staff, if you are sick or even have mild symptoms of sickness, we ask that you remain at home until your symptoms subside. Faculty will work with students to make up missed assignments due to illness. Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not symptoms are present, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Once you have been tested, please do not return to campus while awaiting test results. Should you have a POSITIVE COVID test result, students should inform their instructor(s), and faculty and staff should inform their immediate supervisor.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 safety protocols are located on our website and students, faculty and staff should continue to adhere to these protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you have a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

April 7, 2021: Fill Out Your FAFSA Today & Scholarships Available

Fill out your FAFSA today! Don’t leave money on the table.

If you need help filling out your FAFSA, you’re in luck! Rowan-Cabarrus is hosting a “Drive-in to your Future” FAFSA assistance event this Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our North Campus location. Just bring your charged mobile device or laptop, and masked volunteers will be available to answer your questions in the parking lot near Building 100.

This convenient drive-in event is part of a larger effort at colleges across the state, allowing students to ask questions and fill out their FAFSA forms from the safety of their cars. Our financial aid experts are ready to help you take the first step toward free or affordable college! To register in advance, visit the MyFutureNC website, but drop-ins are welcome, too.

Scholarship Applications Available through the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation!

Scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic school year through the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation are open! You can access the electronic applications on the Rowan-Cabarrus Scholarships webpage and select the “Apply Now” link to apply.

To log into the scholarship application system, please use your Rowan-Cabarrus student log-in credentials. For example, username: smith.j.12345, password: same as blackboard or email.

Due to COVID-19, and as some high schools begin to welcome students back to in-person instruction, the Foundation is pleased to extend the high school scholarship application deadline to Sunday, April 18, 2021. We hope that the extended deadline will allow students who may need assistance with their applications to work more closely with their counselor and/or teachers with filling out their scholarship applications. Our general scholarship applications, which high school students are also eligible for, will remain open until Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

As always, please feel free to contact the Foundation Office at foundation@rccc.edu if you have any questions.

Summer Registration

Priority registration for summer classes begins Thursday, April 1, so make sure to secure your spot! The summer session is a great time to work ahead or complete courses needed for your degree. General registration for summer classes opens on Thursday, April 8. Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor to make sure you are on track with your academic plan.

Graduation is May 21

We are excited to be able to honor our graduates at another drive-through graduation ceremony this spring at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The event is set for May 21 and promises to be another exciting day for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as our graduates celebrate by crossing the finish line.

The annual Grad Fair is scheduled for May 4 and 5, so if you are graduating, be sure to check your email for information on this event and other details about graduation.

COVID-19 Vaccination

As North Carolina continues distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health departments are currently administering doses to residents of Rowan and Cabarrus counties according to the state’s phased plan. The state is currently vaccinating Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. North Carolina has officially opened vaccines to everyone 16 and up on Wednesday, April 7.

The College shared information yesterday on how to obtain your first dose vaccine through the Rowan County Health Department. Slots for vaccination fill up quickly, but if you don’t find a slot initially, do not get discouraged. Vaccination appointments are opening weekly and sometimes daily through our two local health departments.

There is no direct cost to you to get the vaccine. If you have insurance, you may present your insurance card and the administration fee will be paid by your insurance. If you do not have insurance, the fee can be paid by the Provider Relief Fund at no cost to you.

How to make an appointment by County:

  • Rowan County: Visit the Rowan County First Dose Clinic webpage or call the COVID-19 hotline at 980-432-1800 and select 1 when prompted.
  • Cabarrus County: You can visit Cabarrus Health Alliance First Dose Clinic webpage or call the Cabarrus Health Alliance Call Center at 704-920-1213.

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? The newly expanded NC DHHS COVID-19 vaccine Help Center can be reached at 888-675-4567 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Staying Diligent in the Fight Against COVID-19

While the modified stay-at-home order has been slightly eased for business and gathering restrictions, it is important to still keep yourself, others and our campus community safe by following our designated safety protocols and following the three Ws while on campus as outlined by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact with others, and;
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

As a reminder to our students, faculty and staff, if you are sick or even have mild symptoms of sickness, we ask that you remain at home until your symptoms subside. Faculty will work with students to make up missed assignments due to illness. Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not symptoms are present, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Once you have been tested, please do not return to campus while awaiting test results. Should you have a POSITIVE COVID test result, students should inform their instructor(s), and faculty and staff should inform their immediate supervisor.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 safety protocols are located on our website and students, faculty and staff should continue to adhere to these protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you have a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

April 1, 2021: Grad Fair Dates Announced & COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

With the end of the semester in sight, we have great news about graduation! We are so proud of our graduates for reaching their academic goals during a difficult time, and they will once again be honored with an opportunity to cross the finish line during a drive-through graduation ceremony at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The event is set for May 21 and promises to be another exciting graduation event for the students of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Our drive-through graduation ceremony in December drew rave reviews from graduates and their families as they created memories to cherish for a lifetime. Students will wear their caps and gowns and may have family and friends join them in their car (or larger vehicle) as they drive through to receive their diplomas with COVID-19 protocols, including masks, in place. The ceremony will once again be projected on the Speedway’s jumbotron video board, and graduates and their guests will be able to tune their FM radio to hear the ceremony in their cars. The event also will be streamed live for those who want to tune in from home.

The annual Grad Fair is scheduled for May 4 and 5, so if you are graduating, be sure to check your email for information on this event and other details surrounding graduation.

Summer Registration

Priority registration for summer classes begins Thursday, April 1, so make sure to secure your spot! The summer session is a great time to work ahead or complete courses needed for your degree. General registration for summer classes opens on Thursday, April 8. Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor to make sure you are on track with your academic plan.

COVID-19 Vaccination

As North Carolina continues distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health departments are currently administering doses to residents of Rowan and Cabarrus counties according to the state’s phased plan. The state is currently vaccinating Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4. North Carolina is set to open vaccines to everyone 16 and up on Wednesday, April 7.

To learn whether you are eligible to take the vaccine and to find vaccination locations, visit the NC DHHS COVID-19 website. As a reminder, sharing your vaccination card on social media is discouraged. Your vaccination card contains your name and date of birth, and could be an opportunity for others to access your personal information.

Staying Diligent in the Fight Against COVID-19

While the modified stay-at-home order has been slightly eased for business and gathering restrictions, it is important to still keep yourself, others and our campus community safe by following our designated safety protocols and following the three Ws while on campus as outlined by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact with others, and;
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

As a reminder to our students, faculty and staff, if you are sick or even have mild symptoms of sickness, we ask that you remain at home until your symptoms subside. Faculty will work with students to make up missed assignments due to illness. Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not symptoms are present, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Once you have been tested, please do not return to campus while awaiting test results. Should you have a POSITIVE COVID test result, students should inform their instructor(s), and faculty and staff should inform their immediate supervisor.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 safety protocols are located on our website and students, faculty and staff should continue to adhere to these protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you have a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

March 25, 2021: Student Excellence Award Finalists & FAFSA Help

Please join us in congratulating this year’s Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Student Excellence Award finalists! Each year, the College selects top students through a rigorous nomination process, whittling down a large pool of candidates who have submitted applications and 500-word essays. The finalists are interviewed by a panel of faculty and staff with three winners going on to compete for top state awards.

This year, Damola Ogunyomi was selected as our nominee for the Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award, Allyson Hucks was named our nominee for the Dallas Herring Achievement Award, and Taylor Brigman was chosen as the College’s Academic Excellence Award winner.

The 19 finalists are among our institution’s brightest and most motivated students, and their inspiring stories will be featured soon on our social media pages. Make sure you are following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn more about them. We are so proud of these amazing students!

This year’s finalists are Annette Belanger, Claire Brathier, Taylor Brigman, Ariana Brown, Ariel Coughenour, Mitchell Darnell, Grace Dunn, Katie Greer, Marie Griffin, Noelle Harris, Allyson Hucks, Ian Nettles, Valentina Neumiller, Damola Ogunyomi, Jayla Renaud, Robert Rhyne, Vallie Vasquez Valenzuela, Mira White, and Miranda Wyatt. We are proud of these amazing students!

Need FAFSA Help?

Did you know that over 50 percent of students are eligible for financial aid? If you still need to fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and need some guidance, the Financial Aid team is hosting a virtual FAFSA Now event on Monday, March 29. Visit the financial aid webpage to get more information and register now!

Summer Registration

Priority registration for summer classes begins Thursday, April 1, so make sure to secure your spot! The summer session is a great time to work ahead or complete courses needed for your degree. General registration for summer classes opens on Thursday, April 8. Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor to make sure you are on track with your academic plan.

COVID-19 Vaccination

As North Carolina continues distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, local health departments are currently administering doses to residents of Rowan and Cabarrus counties according to the state’s phased plan. The state is currently vaccinating Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4.

To learn whether you are eligible to take the vaccine and to find vaccination locations, visit the NC DHHS COVID-19 website. As a reminder, sharing your vaccination card on social media is discouraged. Your vaccination card contains your name and date of birth, and could be an opportunity for others to access your personal information.

Staying Diligent in the Fight Against COVID-19

While the modified stay-at-home order has been slightly eased for business and gathering restrictions, it is important to still keep yourself, others and our campus community safe by following our designated safety protocols and following the three Ws while on campus as outlined by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact with others, and;
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

As a reminder to our students, faculty and staff, if you are sick or even have mild symptoms of sickness, we ask that you remain at home until your symptoms subside. Faculty will work with students to make up missed assignments due to illness. Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not symptoms are present, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Once you have been tested, please do not return to campus while awaiting test results. Should you have a POSITIVE COVID test result, students should inform their instructor(s), and faculty and staff should inform their immediate supervisor.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 safety protocols are located on our website and students, faculty and staff should continue to adhere to these protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you have a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

March 17, 2021: Priority Registration Begins April 1 & Graduation Date Announced

We hope everyone had a relaxing, healthy and enjoyable spring break! The Navigation Nation is back in action, and we are ready to finish the semester strong. Believe it or not, we have just over nine weeks left until our May graduation. The College is planning to honor graduates on May 21 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a drive-through ceremony similar to the event held in December. We look forward to sharing more details about the ceremony with you in the near future.

Kudos to our Information Services team for working during spring break to enhance our online platforms for optimum security and operation. Please remember that cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility and be diligent in following recommended protocols and best practices when you are online.

We encourage you to secure your spot in summer classes with priority registration beginning Thursday, April 1, 2021. Summer session offers a great opportunity to complete needed coursework or even work ahead toward your degree requirements. Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor or contact advising@rccc.edu to make sure you are on track to complete your academic plan.

HEERF Funding Update

You may be eligible to receive up to $200 in the form of an emergency grant the week of March 24, 2021 to assist you this semester.

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). The intent of this funding is to be used to assist college students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. This is grant money, which means it does not have to be repaid. It should be used to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or other needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Due to COVID-19, many of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students have been impacted by COVID-19. Students who fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and are deemed eligible based on the basic federal eligibility criteria may be qualified. Students should complete the FAFSA form (School ID 005754) as soon as possible to receive the maximum benefit from these funds. Additional information will be sent to eligible students from the Financial Aid department in the coming days.

We hope this emergency award will relieve some of your financial burdens and allow you to continue to succeed in your courses.

What do I need to do to receive the money?

Rowan-Cabarrus partners with BankMobile to securely deliver your funds. To receive your grant, you are required to let BankMobile know how you prefer to receive the money. The easiest way to do this is by going to refundselection.com and entering your personal code. If you cannot find your code, go to refundselection.com and select Need A Code?

These are unprecedented and challenging times for all of us. We know you find yourselves with obstacles you never imagined having to overcome, and we want you to know we are here to help! We want you to continue your education, reach your goals, and fulfill your dreams of a better tomorrow.

If you have further concerns that we can help with, please let us know by completing the Student Assistance Form or by emailing fin.aid@rccc.edu.

Staying Diligent in the Fight Against COVID-19

Last Friday, the North Carolina Governor relaxed the modified stay-at-home order and eased business and gathering restrictions. It is important to still keep yourself, others and our campus community safe by following our designated safety protocols and following the three Ws while on campus as outlined by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact with others, and;
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

As a reminder to our students, faculty and staff, if you are sick or even have mild symptoms of sickness, we ask that you remain at home until your symptoms subside. Faculty will work with students to make up missed assignments due to illness. Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not symptoms are present, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Once you have been tested, please do not return to campus while awaiting test results. Individuals should have a NEGATIVE test result before returning to campus. Should you have a POSITIVE COVID test result, students should inform their instructor(s), and faculty and staff should inform their immediate supervisor.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 safety protocols are located on our website and students, faculty and staff should continue to adhere to these protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you have a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

March 3, 2021: Spring 8-week Minimester begins March 15 & HEERF Funding

There’s still time to register for the upcoming minimester that begins Monday, March 15. If you need support with registration, please email advising@rccc.edu. For additional information regarding registration, class schedules, financial aid, admission, or corporate and continuing education, please visit the college website at www.rccc.edu.

Many of the College’s services may be unavailable during Spring Break beginning Monday, March 8 through Friday, March 12, and we hope students, faculty and staff have a relaxing week. As you enjoy the break, please remain diligent in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Although there is positive news about vaccine availability, decreasing case numbers and reduced restrictions, everyone should continue to follow safety precautions.

During Spring Break, our Information Services team will be performing major maintenance and upgrade activities that will require downtime for some of the College’s online platforms. Work is scheduled to begin on many of our IT systems beginning this Friday, March 5 at 5 p.m. Please note that if you are accessing these systems when maintenance begins, you could lose your work, so please log out ahead of scheduled maintenance. Most notably, Blackboard may experience intermittent downtimes over the weekend (March 5-7) and will be unavailable from Monday, March 8 through Wednesday, March 10. Email and the Rowan-Cabarrus website will remain available this time, but other systems should be presumed unavailable even if they are functioning temporarily at times. All systems will be back online by Monday, March 15 at 8 a.m.

The Spring 8-week Minimester begins March 15!

Students can still register for classes for the upcoming minimester which begins Monday, March 15. Students can self-register via Colleague beginning Tuesday, March 9. Courses such as Intro to Computers, General Psychology, Writing & Inquiry, Art Appreciation and more are available to help students get ahead. Students who need assistance during Spring Break with registration should email advising@rccc.edu. Our website chatbot is available for virtual assistance and virtual advising sessions are available via Zoom from Wednesday, March 10 through Friday, March 12.

Did you know? You may be eligible to take an additional FREE course during the upcoming Spring minimester! Free additional classes must be within the student’s program of study. For details, email advising@rccc.edu.

HEERF Funding Update

You may be eligible to receive up to $200 in the form of an emergency grant the week of March 24, 2021 to assist you this semester.

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). The intent of this funding is to be used to assist college students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. This is grant money, which means it does not have to be repaid. It should be used to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or other needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Due to COVID-19, many of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students have been impacted by COVID-19. Students who fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and are deemed eligible based on the basic federal eligibility criteria may be qualified. Students should complete the FAFSA form (School ID 005754) as soon as possible to receive the maximum benefit from these funds. Additional information will be sent to eligible students from the Financial Aid department in the coming days.

We hope this emergency award will relieve some of your financial burdens and allow you to continue to succeed in your courses.

What do I need to do to receive the money?

Rowan-Cabarrus partners with BankMobile to securely deliver your funds. To receive your grant, you are required to let BankMobile know how you prefer to receive the money. The easiest way to do this is by going to refundselection.com and entering your personal code. If you cannot find your code, go to refundselection.com and select Need A Code?

These are unprecedented and challenging times for all of us. We know you find yourselves with obstacles you never imagined having to overcome, and we want you to know we are here to help! We want you to continue your education, reach your goals, and fulfill your dreams of a better tomorrow.

If you have further concerns that we can help with, please let us know by completing the Student Assistance Form or by emailing fin.aid@rccc.edu.

Staying Diligent in the Fight Against COVID-19

Last Friday, the North Carolina Governor relaxed the modified stay-at-home order and eased business and gathering restrictions. It is important to still keep yourself, others and our campus community safe by following our designated safety protocols and following the three Ws while on campus as outlined by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact with others, and;
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

As a reminder to our students, faculty and staff, if you are sick or even have mild symptoms of sickness, we ask that you remain at home until your symptoms subside. Faculty will work with students to make up missed assignments due to illness. Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not symptoms are present, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.
Once you have been tested, please do not return to campus while awaiting test results. Individuals should have a NEGATIVE test result before returning to campus. Should you have a POSITIVE COVID test result, students should inform their instructor(s), and faculty and staff should inform their immediate supervisor.

Once you have been tested, please do not return to campus while awaiting test results. Individuals should have a NEGATIVE test result before returning to campus. Should you have a POSITIVE COVID test result, students should inform their instructor(s), and faculty and staff should inform their immediate supervisor.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 safety protocols are located on our website and students, faculty and staff should continue to adhere to these protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

 

February 24, 2021: Information Services Maintenance/Upgrades & HEERF Funding Update

As we look forward to spring break week, please remember that the College will be closed Monday, March 8 through Friday, March 12. During this time, our Information Services team will be performing major maintenance and upgrade activities that will require downtime for some of our online platforms.

Most notably, Blackboard will be unavailable during the entire week as we perform a platform upgrade, and Colleague will be unavailable for system enhancements. Work is scheduled to begin Friday, March 5 at 5 p.m. Please note that if you are accessing these systems when maintenance begins, you could lose your work, so please log out ahead of scheduled work. Email and the Rowan-Cabarrus website will remain available this time, but other systems should be presumed unavailable even if they are functioning temporarily at times. All systems will be back online by Monday, March 15 at 8 a.m.

Please be mindful of your activities online to keep our college safe from cyber threats. Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility.

8-week Minimester Registration Open!

The next 8-week minimester begins Monday, March 15. This is the perfect opportunity for students to get caught up or get ahead! Students can take courses such as Intro to Computers, General Psychology, Writing & Inquiry, Art Appreciation and more. Our career and academic advisors can help students get started one of two ways:

  1. Email your career and academic advisor or advising at advising@rccc.edu.
  2. Schedule a virtual advising session online at www.rccc.edu/support.

Take One More Class for Free the Spring!

Are you interested in getting ahead? Currently enrolled students may be eligible to take one additional course for free this spring! The 8-week minimester begins on March 15. If you are interested in learning more and taking an additional course this semester to help you achieve your academic goals and get one step closer to graduation, contact alelianne.warren@rccc.edu.

HEERF Funding Update

You may be eligible to receive up to $200 in the form of an emergency grant the week of March 24, 2021 to assist you this semester.

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II). The intent of this funding is to be used to assist college students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. This is grant money, which means it does not have to be repaid. It should be used to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or other needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

Due to COVID-19, many of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students have been impacted by COVID-19. Students who fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and are deemed eligible based on the basic federal eligibility criteria may be qualified. Students should complete the FAFSA form (School ID 005754) as soon as possible to receive the maximum benefit from these funds. Additional information will be sent to eligible students from the Financial Aid department in the coming days.

We hope this emergency award will relieve some of your financial burdens and allow you to continue to succeed in your courses.

What do I need to do to receive the money?

Rowan-Cabarrus partners with BankMobile to securely deliver your funds. To receive your grant, you are required to let BankMobile know how you prefer to receive the money. The easiest way to do this is by going to refundselection.com and entering your personal code. If you cannot find your code, go to refundselection.com and select Need A Code?

These are unprecedented and challenging times for all of us. We know you find yourselves with obstacles you never imagined having to overcome, and we want you to know we are here to help! We want you to continue your education, reach your goals, and fulfill your dreams of a better tomorrow.

If you have further concerns that we can help with, please let us know by completing the Student Assistance Form or by emailing fin.aid@rccc.edu.

Staying Diligent in the Fight Against COVID-19

More than 500,000 Americans including 11,000 North Carolinians have lost their lives to the coronavirus. While national, state and local numbers have experienced a decline over the past week, we must stay diligent in our fight against COVID-19.

As a reminder to our students, faculty and staff, if you are sick or even have mild symptoms of sickness, we ask that you remain at home until your symptoms subside. Faculty will work with students to make up missed assignments due to illness. Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not symptoms are present, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Once you have been tested, please do not return to campus while awaiting test results. Individuals should have a NEGATIVE test result before returning to campus. Should you have a POSITIVE COVID test result, students should inform their instructor(s), and faculty and staff should inform their immediate supervisor.

We are grateful to you, our campus community for helping to keep everyone safe by following our designated safety protocols and following the three Ws while on campus as outlined by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact with others, and;
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 safety protocols are located on our website and students, faculty and staff should continue to adhere to these protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you have a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

February 17, 2021: Inclement Weather & Cybersecurity

Due to the inclement weather we are expecting this evening, all in-person day and evening classes will not meet on campus on Thursday, February 18. Please check your Blackboard account for instructions regarding virtual assignments. Students enrolled in continuing education courses will be contacted with additional instructions regarding their course offering. All campus services and locations will be closed on Thursday, February 18.

With regard to safety, please be mindful of your activities online to keep our college safe from cyber threats. Cyber threats have plagued the higher education sector and are only intensifying. Due to a recent cyber crime incident at a sister institution, Information Services will be putting additional security measures and programs in place to help reduce the possibility of these types of attacks occurring at Rowan-Cabarrus.

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility. By following the quick tips below and remaining vigilant, you are doing your part to protect yourself and others.

1. Check links before you click: Hover over the link with your mouse cursor before clicking on the link. This will show you the URL that it will take you to. If the link looks suspicious do not click on it.

2. Avoid opening unexpected or suspicious email attachments: Do not open file attachments that you are not expecting or are not from a trusted source. Check the sender or email source to make sure it is legitimate before opening any email attachments.

3. Practice safe password management: Use strong passwords and do not use the same password on multiple sites. Do not save your passwords in any web browsers. Do not store your passwords in a file on your computer. Use a password manager instead.

4. Protect personal information: Never store birth dates, social security numbers, banking, or financial information locally on your computer or a flash drive. Do not send this information in an email, chat or help desk ticket.

5. Use a secure file storage: Do not save your files on a thumb drive or external hard drive. Use OneDrive to store and share your files. Only share files when necessary and give the least amount of privileges as possible.

6. Lock your devices: Always lock your computer screen and mobile devices when not in use. Never leave your devices unattended.

Please contact the Help Desk at 704-216-7200 or email helpdesk@rccc.edu with any questions or concerns.

COVID-19 Reminder

As a reminder to our students, faculty and staff, if you are sick or even have mild symptoms of sickness, we ask that you remain at home until your symptoms subside. Faculty will work with students to make up missed assignments due to illness. Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not symptoms are present, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Once you have been tested, please do not return to campus while awaiting test results. Individuals should have a NEGATIVE test result before returning to campus. Should you have a POSITIVE COVID test result, students should inform their instructor(s), and faculty and staff should inform their immediate supervisor.

We are grateful to you, our campus community for helping to keep everyone safe by following our designated safety protocols and following the three Ws while on campus as outlined by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact with others, and;
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 safety protocols are located on our website and students, faculty and staff should continue to adhere to these protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you have a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

February 10, 2021: Get Involved Virtually & Observing Black History Month

As a reminder to our students, faculty and staff, if you are sick or even have mild symptoms of sickness, we ask that you remain at home until your symptoms subside. Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Once you have been tested, please do not return to campus while awaiting test results. Individuals should have a NEGATIVE test result before returning to campus. Should you have a POSITIVE COVID test result, students should inform their instructor(s), and faculty and staff should inform their immediate supervisor.

We are grateful to you, our campus community for helping to keep everyone safe by following our designated safety protocols and following the three Ws while on campus as outlined by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS):

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact with others, and;
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

Get Involved Virtually!

There is more to life at Rowan-Cabarrus than books and classes. Now that the spring semester is underway, it’s the perfect time to delve into some of the social, cultural and developmental opportunities that can expand your learning experience as a student.

Observing Black History Month

The Library is currently celebrating Black History Month to honor the many accomplishments of African Americans throughout United States history. To learn about African American contributions to science, literature, art, politics, education and more, check out the African American History Research Guide, curated just for you by our dedicated library staff.

Student Life and Leadership Opportunities

The Student Life and Leadership Department offers ongoing activities to get you connected outside the classroom. Multiple events are scheduled each month, from virtual karaoke and Instagram Live events to beginner yoga and meditation to help manage stress. There are many opportunities for leadership development through club participation, as well as an online leadership class. In addition to monthly Student Government Association meetings, which are open to all curriculum students, a host of club meetings, online gaming competitions and tournaments provide a chance to have some fun and connect with other students and staff. There is something for everyone!

Additionally, the College continues to support students in a variety of ways including free tutoring, counseling and wellness services, financial aid and access to laptops, personal assistance from our advising team, and much more.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services is open and available to assist our students in person with everything from career and academic advising to financial aid, testing, and more. Student Support Services is available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can schedule an appointment to take advantage of virtual appointments or virtual drop-ins with their Career and Academic Advisor using Navigate. Virtual appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find your assigned Career and Academic Advisor, login to the Navigate portal and to view the virtual drop-in schedule by career and academic advisor, visit www.rccc.edu/support.

Supporting Students Through Technology

Students who do not have access to a reliable internet connection to complete their coursework may apply to borrow a mobile hotspot to use free of charge during the semester. The library’s Get Connected program provides this support through a quick online application. Applicants will be asked to abide by Program Guidelines and Rowan-Cabarrus’s Acceptable Use Policy and will be required to attend a brief virtual training session before they receive the device. Hotspots are available to eligible students who do not have internet or who have a poor internet connection.

Students who need additional support can still request laptops through the Laptop Loaner program for the spring semester. If you need a device, email helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200.

Online Bookstore Available

As a reminder, ordering textbooks and course materials is managed completely online through the Rowan-Cabarrus Online Bookstore. Students can visit rccc.textbookx.com and log in with their RCCC username and password to review their personalized page with the courses that you registered for and the course materials that were assigned for each. Students have access to new, used, eBooks and rental textbook options and students can use approved financial aid funds to pay for textbooks.

TRIO Student Support Services

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has been awarded a federal TRIO Student Support Services grant of $1.3 million to be used over the next five years. This grant was specifically designed to aid students who may need additional support. Through TRIO students have access to 1:1 academic advising and support, programs and tools that help students sustain long-term success, additional assistance in transfer planning and more. TRIO students also have access to cultural community activities that help foster growth and learning outside of college.

Students who are interested in learning more about TRIO, please contact April Cosner, TRIO Student Support Services Coordinator, or apply today. Must be eligible to apply.

Tuition Payments

Students are encouraged to pay their bill online using the Student Self-Service Portal. The campus Navigation Station is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist with applications, payments, residency requirements and other issues.

COVID-19 Update

As a reminder, we are continuing our Stay Well. Stay Connected. plan. This plan, created under the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the North Carolina Community College system, state and local health officials, and our College leadership team, was designed to keep our students, faculty and staff safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rowan-Cabarrus will continue to follow recommendations for health screenings, social distancing, face-covering and disinfecting measures to diminish the possible spread of COVID-19. Everyone must comply with these safety precautions to help themselves and others stay well. Upon arrival at all Rowan-Cabarrus campuses, individuals will undergo a temperature check and health screening before entering campus buildings. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class to allow time to go through the screening process.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 safety protocols are located on our website and students, faculty and staff should continue to adhere to these protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

North Carolina continues to take a multi-phased approach to COVID-19 under Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order. The state remains in Phase 3 with additional restrictions in place until January 8, when the state will review existing guidelines. Also, make sure you are familiar with the College’s current policies and procedures.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you have a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

January 27, 2021: Special Message from Dr. Spalding & TRIO Student Support Services

We are well on our way into our spring semester and we’d like to personally thank our students, faculty and staff for all you do in helping to keep our campuses safe. Last week, our president, Dr. Carol S. Spalding, shared a special message to kick off the semester and reminded us to follow the safety guidelines to help keep each other safe, as we all work together in the fight against COVID-19. As a reminder, if you are sick, have been exposed to COVID-19, are awaiting a COVID test result or are COVID-positive, please do not come to campus for any reason.

We know that COVID-19 has presented a different set of challenges for our students and the College is here to support and help them reach their educational and workforce goals. We provide a variety of support opportunities, including free tutoring, counseling and wellness services, financial aid and access to laptops, personal assistance from our advising team, and much more. Students can request help with any need by filling out the COVID-19 Assistance Form.

CARES Funding Update

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced another round of relief through the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This funding intends to assist college students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. This is grant money, which does not have to be repaid, is to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or other needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

COVID-19 has impacted our local community including many of our students at Rowan-Cabarrus. Students who fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form may be deemed eligible to receive additional financial assistance based on the basic federal eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, having a high school diploma or GED, being a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen, having a valid Social Security number, is registered with the selective service if you are a male, and being enrolled in an eligible degree/certificate program.

We anticipate receiving this CARES funding soon and will send additional details regarding eligibility for currently enrolled students as soon as possible. We are hopeful that these grant awards will relieve some of your financial burdens and allow you to continue to succeed in your courses.

How do I ensure that I receive CARES funds?

Rowan-Cabarrus partners with BankMobile to securely deliver your funds. To receive your grant, you are required to let BankMobile know how you prefer to receive the money. The easiest way to do this is by going to refundselection.com and entering your personal code. If you cannot find your code, go to refundselection.com and select ‘Need A Code’?

These are unprecedented and challenging times for all of us. We know you find yourselves with obstacles you never imagined having to overcome, and we want you to know we are here to help! We want you to continue your education, reach your goals, and fulfill your dreams of a better tomorrow.

Student Support

Student Support Services is open and available to assist our students in person with everything from career and academic advising to financial aid, testing, and more. Student Support Services is available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can schedule an appointment to take advantage of virtual appointments or virtual drop-ins with their Career and Academic Advisor using Navigate. Virtual appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find your assigned Career and Academic Advisor, login to the Navigate portal and to view the virtual drop-in schedule by career and academic advisor, visit www.rccc.edu/support.

Supporting Students with Technology

Students who do not have access to a reliable internet connection to complete their coursework may apply to borrow a mobile hotspot to use free of charge during the semester. The library’s Get Connected program provides this support through a quick online application. Applicants will be asked to abide by Program Guidelines and Rowan-Cabarrus’s Acceptable Use Policy and will be required to attend a brief virtual training session before they receive the device. Hotspots are available to eligible students who do not have internet or who have a poor internet connection.

Students who need additional support can still request laptops through the Laptop Loaner program for the spring semester. If you need a device, email helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200.

Online Bookstore Available

As a reminder, ordering textbooks and course materials is managed completely online through the Rowan-Cabarrus Online Bookstore. Students can visit rccc.textbookx.com and log in with their RCCC username and password to review their personalized page with the courses that you registered for and the course materials that were assigned for each. Students have access to new, used, eBooks and rental textbook options and students can use approved financial aid funds to pay for textbooks.

TRIO Student Support Services

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has been awarded a federal TRIO Student Support Services grant of $1.3 million to be used over the next five years. This grant was specifically designed to aid students who may need additional support. Through TRIO students have access to 1:1 academic advising and support, programs and tools that help students sustain long-term success, additional assistance in transfer planning and more. TRIO students also have access to cultural community activities that help foster growth and learning outside of college.

Students who are interested in learning more about TRIO, please contact April Cosner, TRIO Student Support Services Coordinator, or apply today. Must be eligible to apply.

Tuition Payments

Students are encouraged to pay their bill online using the Student Self-Service Portal. The campus Navigation Station is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist with applications, payments, residency requirements and other issues.

COVID-19 Update

As a reminder, we are continuing our Stay Well. Stay Connected. plan. This plan, created under the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the North Carolina Community College system, state and local health officials, and our College leadership team, was designed to keep our students, faculty and staff safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rowan-Cabarrus will continue to follow recommendations for health screenings, social distancing, face-covering and disinfecting measures to diminish the possible spread of COVID-19. Everyone must comply with these safety precautions to help themselves and others stay well. Upon arrival at all Rowan-Cabarrus campuses, individuals will undergo a temperature check and health screening before entering campus buildings. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class to allow time to go through the screening process.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 safety protocols are located on our website and students, faculty and staff should continue to adhere to these protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

North Carolina continues to take a multi-phased approach to COVID-19 under Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order. The state remains in Phase 3 with additional restrictions in place until January 8, when the state will review existing guidelines. Also, make sure you are familiar with the College’s current policies and procedures.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you are having a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

January 21, 2021: Tuition Payments & CARES Funding Update

Rowan-Cabarrus is officially in our second week of the spring semester and we are off to a great start. Our president, Dr. Carol S. Spalding, has recorded a special message and would like to thank our students, faculty and staff who have helped us keep our campuses safe by adhering to the safety protocols that have been put in place. As a reminder, it’s up to all of us to do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We must follow the three Ws as outlined by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS):

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact with others, and;
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

Student Support

Student Support Services is open and available to assist our students in person with everything from career and academic advising to financial aid, testing, and more. Student Support Services is available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can schedule an appointment to take advantage of virtual appointments or virtual drop-ins with their Career and Academic Advisor using Navigate. Virtual appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find your assigned Career and Academic Advisor, login to the Navigate portal and to view the virtual drop-in schedule by career and academic advisor, visit www.rccc.edu/support.

Tuition Payments

Students are encouraged to pay their bill online using the Student Self-Service Portal. The campus Navigation Station is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist with applications, payments, residency requirements and other issues.

CARES Funding Update

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced another round of relief through the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The intent of this funding is to assist college students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. This is grant money, which does not have to be repaid, is to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or other needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

COVID-19 has impacted our local community including many of our students at Rowan-Cabarrus. Students who fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form may be deemed eligible to receive additional financial assistance based on the basic federal eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, having a high school diploma or GED, being a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen, having a valid Social Security number, being registered with the selective service if you are a male, and being enrolled in an eligible degree/certificate program.

We anticipate receiving this CARES funding soon and will send additional details regarding eligibility for currently enrolled students as soon as possible. We are hopeful that these grant awards will relieve some of your financial burdens and allow you to continue to succeed in your courses.

Supporting Students with Technology

Students who do not have access to a reliable internet connection to complete their coursework may apply to borrow a mobile hotspot to use free of charge during the semester. The library’s Get Connected program provides this support through a quick online application. Applicants will be asked to abide by Program Guidelines and Rowan-Cabarrus’s Acceptable Use Policy and will be required to attend a brief virtual training session before they receive the device. Hotspots are available to eligible students who do not have internet or who have a poor internet connection.

Students who need additional support can still request laptops through the Laptop Loaner program for the spring semester. If you need a device, email helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200.

Online Bookstore Available

As a reminder, ordering textbooks and course materials is managed completely online through the Rowan-Cabarrus Online Bookstore. Students can visit rccc.textbookx.com and log in with their RCCC username and password to review their personalized page with the courses that you registered for and the course materials that were assigned for each. Students have access to new, used, eBooks and rental textbook options and students can use approved financial aid funds to pay for textbooks.

COVID-19 Update

As a reminder, we are continuing our Stay Well. Stay Connected. plan. This plan, created under the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the North Carolina Community College system, state and local health officials, and our College leadership team, was designed to keep our students, faculty and staff safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rowan-Cabarrus will continue to follow recommendations for health screenings, social distancing, face-covering and disinfecting measures to diminish the possible spread of COVID-19. Everyone must comply with these safety precautions to help themselves and others stay well. Upon arrival at all Rowan-Cabarrus campuses, individuals will undergo a temperature check and health screening before entering campus buildings. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class to allow time to go through the screening process.

North Carolina continues to take a multi-phased approach to COVID-19 under Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order. The state remains in Phase 3 with additional restrictions in place until January 8, when the state will review existing guidelines. Also, make sure you are familiar with the College’s current policies and procedures.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of the close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you are having a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, your best choice for higher education.

January 14, 2021: Grieving the Loss of Dr. Van Madray & Additional Student Support

We would like to officially welcome our new students to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and say “welcome back” to our current students. We look forward to a successful Spring 2021 semester and will continue to be resilient in our pursuit of educational excellence despite the challenges that are happening around us. Thank you for choosing Rowan-Cabarrus as your first and best choice for your higher education.

Grieving the Loss of Dr. Van Madray

While we are excited to welcome everyone, we are profoundly saddened by the sudden loss of Dr. Van Madray, dean of business, engineering technologies and public service programs. Dr. Van Madray was a light to so many students and an instrumental part of our leadership team. He will be greatly missed.

The College’s institutional flag will be flying at half-mast through the end of this week to celebrate the life of Dr. Madray and his contributions to student success. Additionally, the Academic Programs Senior Leadership Council has established the “Dr. Van Madray Accelerate Your Degree Scholarship” fund through the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation. Friends of the College can memorialize Dr. Madray’s memory at our institution by supporting this fund through an online gift or by mailing a check to the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation at PO Box 1595 Salisbury, NC 28145.

Additional Student Support

As we begin the spring semester, we invite students to meet with their assigned Career and Academic Advisor during personal virtual drop-in hours. To find your assigned Career and Academic Advisor, login to the Navigate portal. To view the virtual drop-in schedule, visit www.rccc.edu/support. You may also schedule an appointment through Navigate.

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced another round of relief through the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The intent of this funding is to be used to assist college students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. This is grant money, which means it does not have to be repaid. It should be used to assist with student expenses such as cost of attendance, or other needs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.

COVID-19 has impacted our local community including many of our students at Rowan-Cabarrus. Students who fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form may be deemed eligible to receive additional financial assistance based on the basic federal eligibility criteria including, but not limited to, having a high school diploma or GED, being a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen, having a valid social security number, is registered with the selective service if you are a male, and being enrolled in an eligible degree/certificate program.

We anticipate receiving this CARES funding in the near future and will send additional details regarding eligibility for currently enrolled students as soon as possible. We are hopeful that these grant awards will relieve some of your financial burdens and allow you to continue to succeed in your courses.

Technology Support for Students

Students who do not have access to a reliable internet connection to complete their coursework may apply to borrow a mobile hotspot to use free of charge during the semester. The library’s Get Connected program provides this support through a quick online application. Applicants will be asked to abide by Program Guidelines and Rowan-Cabarrus’s Acceptable Use Policy and will be required to attend a brief virtual training session before they receive the device. Hotspots are available to eligible students who do not have internet or who have a poor internet connection.

Students who need additional support can still request laptops through the Laptop Loaner program for the spring semester. If you need a device, email helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200.

Online Bookstore Available

As a reminder, ordering textbooks and course materials is managed completely online through the Rowan-Cabarrus Online Bookstore. Students can visit rccc.textbookx.com and log in with their RCCC username and password to review their personalized page with the courses that you registered for and the course materials that were assigned for each. Students have access to new, used, eBooks and rental textbook options and students can use approved financial aid funds to pay for textbooks.

COVID-19 Update

As we welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus on a limited basis for Spring 2021, Rowan-Cabarrus will continue to follow recommendations for health screenings, social distancing, face-covering and disinfecting measures to diminish the possible spread of COVID-19. Everyone must comply with these safety precautions to help yourself and others stay well. Upon arrival at all Rowan-Cabarrus campuses, individuals will undergo a temperature check and health screening before entering campus buildings. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class to allow time to go through the screening process.

North Carolina continues to take a multi-phased approach to COVID-19 under Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order. The state remains in Phase 3 with additional restrictions in place until January 8, when the state will review existing guidelines. Also, make sure you are familiar with the College’s current policies and procedures.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Students, faculty and staff should familiarize themselves with the College’s safety guidelines and protocols for COVID-19.

SlowCOVIDNC Smartphone App

In addition to following safety protocols and practicing the 3 Ws daily, there is now another way to help slow the spread of COVID-19: Download the SlowCOVIDNC app on your smartphone.

SlowCOVIDNC is the official COVID-19 Exposure Notification app for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and leverages Bluetooth technology to let users know if they may have been exposed to COVID-19, enabling them to quickly act to protect themselves and their community. SlowCOVIDNC users can also anonymously share a positive COVID-19 test result through the app to notify other app users of their exposure.

To opt in, just download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, enable your Bluetooth and Exposure Notification settings, and you will be notified if you have been in close contact with someone who has shared a positive COVID-19 test result in the app. SlowCOVIDNC protects your identity and privacy while empowering you to protect yourself, your family, and your community.

Health and Safety Update

The Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 safety protocols are located on our website and students, faculty and staff should continue to adhere to these protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors are our highest priority. Students, faculty and staff must follow the three Ws as outlined by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS). They are:

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact with others, and:
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of the close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you are having a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

January 6, 2021: Welcome Back & A Moment of Reflection and Gratitude

We hope that everyone in Navigation Nation had a safe and relaxing winter break. We are ready to begin a successful new semester with classes starting this Friday, January 8.

As we welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus on a limited basis for Spring 2021, Rowan-Cabarrus will continue to follow recommendations for health screenings, social distancing, face-covering and disinfecting measures to diminish the possible spread of COVID-19. Everyone must comply with these safety precautions to help yourself and others stay well. Upon arrival at all Rowan-Cabarrus campuses, individuals will undergo a temperature check and health screening before entering campus buildings. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of class to allow time to go through the screening process.

A Moment of Reflection and Gratitude

Rowan-Cabarrus wrapped up 2020 with our first-ever drive-through graduation on Friday, December 18 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the event was a special day for our graduates and their families. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a memorable time for these graduates who were unable to walk across the stage during a traditional commencement. It was a tough year for these resilient students as they overcame the odds, and we were pleased to be able to offer them the opportunity to literally cross the finish line at the Speedway. We executed an unprecedented event for our institution, and the grandmother of one of our students said it best in a letter to the Salisbury Post: “Congratulations to all for a job well done! This is one more example of the valuable programs and opportunities that RCCC provides our community.”

Free Tuition Winners!

Congratulations to the second round of winners of our free tuition drawing: Rebecca Grohman, Nicholas Crawford, Larry Geter and Bradley Johnson! Thank you to the generous Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation donors who made this possible, as well as all who support our students. The first round of winners included Ian Brody, Amanda Mahar, Jessica Young and Jasmine Bost.

Additional Student Support

Students who need last-minute assistance as the spring semester begins will be able to take advantage of Saturday hours this weekend. Student Success Services staff will be available this Saturday, January 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North and South Campus.

Students who need additional support can still request laptops through the Laptop Loaner program for the current semester and the upcoming Spring semester. If you need a device, email helpdesk@rccc.edu or call 704-216-7200.

As a reminder, ordering textbooks and course materials is managed completely online through the Rowan-Cabarrus Online Bookstore. Students can visit rccc.textbookx.com and log in with their RCCC username and password to review their personalized page with the courses that you registered for and the course materials that were assigned for each. Students have access to new, used, eBooks and rental textbook options and students can use approved financial aid funds to pay for textbooks.

COVID-19: What You Need to Know

North Carolina continues to take a multi-phased approach to COVID-19 under Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order. The state remains in Phase 3 with additional restrictions in place until January 8, when the state will review existing guidelines. Also, make sure you are familiar with the College’s current policies and procedures.

Anyone with symptoms or anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested for the virus. If you think you may need to be tested, go to the Rowan County Government or Cabarrus Health Alliance website for weekly testing sites.

Students, faculty and staff should familiarize themselves with the College’s safety guidelines and protocols for COVID-19.

SlowCOVIDNC Smartphone App

In addition to following safety protocols and practicing the 3 Ws daily, there is now another way to help slow the spread of COVID-19: Download the SlowCOVIDNC app on your smartphone.

SlowCOVIDNC is the official COVID-19 Exposure Notification app for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and leverages Bluetooth technology to let users know if they may have been exposed to COVID-19, enabling them to quickly act to protect themselves and their community. SlowCOVIDNC users can also anonymously share a positive COVID-19 test result through the app to notify other app users of their exposure.

To opt in, just download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, enable your Bluetooth and Exposure Notification settings, and you will be notified if you have been in close contact with someone who has shared a positive COVID-19 test result in the app. SlowCOVIDNC protects your identity and privacy while empowering you to protect yourself, your family, and your community.

Health and Safety Update

The Rowan-Cabarrus COVID-19 safety protocols are located on our website and students, faculty and staff should continue to adhere to these protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors are our highest priority. Students, faculty and staff must follow the three Ws as outlined by the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS). They are:

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Wait six feet apart and avoid close contact with others, and:
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocols

The key to preventing the spread of COVID-19 disease is through prevention of the close contact with infected individuals that allows transmission of the virus from person to person. To aid in prevention, the College is implementing these required Exposure Protocols that must be followed by anyone attending classes, working at the College, or attending off-site college events and activities.

Your health and safety is our top priority. If you need any assistance, please contact us:

We hope you are having a successful spring semester, and we appreciate your cooperation and support of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Need to view a 2020 COVID-19 Newsletter?