Welcome Day

Aug 19
Welcome day invitation August 19 8 am - 2 pm

Welcome Day 2023

Riverside City College (RCC) commenced its academic year with an electrifying atmosphere on Saturday, August 19th, as it hosted its much-awaited Welcome Day event. This event drew in an impressive crowd of over four thousand attendees, including three thousand excited new students and their families. The campus brimmed with energy, setting the stage for an engaging and promising educational journey at RCC.

The event signified a bustling start to the academic calendar and exemplified the college's core values of diversity and inclusivity. RCC's unwavering commitment to creating a nurturing environment was palpable throughout the day as the campus welcomed students and families into a community dedicated to supporting and empowering everyone who walks through its doors.

The lively Welcome Day was a testament to RCC's dedication to fostering a sense of belonging and unity, setting the tone for a dynamic and enriching academic year ahead. As new students acclimatized themselves to the vibrant campus life, the event's success underscored the college's mission to provide a supportive and inclusive space for all its community members. With this energetic start, RCC has set the stage for a year of growth, learning, and boundless possibilities for its diverse student body.

Schedule of Events

Time Event Location
8 - 9 am Check-in Terracina Ave
9 - 9:30 am Welcome Address with Chancellor Issac, President Oliveros, and ASRCC President Juarez Carraso Quadrangle Courtyard (QUAD)
9:30 - 9:45 am RCC Band & Cheer Squads performing MLK Promenade 
10 - 11 am Concurrent Sessions #1 Various 
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Concurrent Sessions #2 Various
11:30 am - 2 pm Lunch Served Corner of Terracina Ave. and Mine Okubo Ave. 

RCC Campus Map

Featured Events and Sessions

Program/ Engagement Center Location Topic
Academic Support Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) 219 RCC Academic Support: The support you need to help you succeed.
Advanced Technical Arts and Trades, Business, Information Systems and Technology, and Education and Teacher Preparation Engagement Center Technology A (TCHA) 107 Your Journey to Success Starts Here
Athletics Wheelock Gym, Lower South Lobby. Support Services for Student Athletes
CalWORKs Arthur G. Paul Quadrangle (QUAD) 123 Support Services for Parenting Students Receiving TANF Cash Aid.
Disability Resource Center (DRC) Dr. Charles A. Kane (CAK) 140 Overview of Services and Support through the Disability Resource Center.
EOPS/CARE/NextUp Arthur G. Paul Quadrangle (QUAD) 144 EOPS/CARE/NextUp Academic Support for You!
Financial Aid Arthur G. Paul Quadrangle (QUAD) 127 Steps to Financial Aid at RCC and Overview (Presented in Spanish & English)
Financial Literacy Arthur G. Paul Quadrangle (QUAD) 119 Financial Literacy Workshop hosted by Chase Bank.
Fine Performing Arts Engagement Center (FPA) Stover Music Hall (STVR) 100 Your Journey to Success Starts Here
Guardian Scholars/ Foster Youth & Kinship Digital Library (DL) 112 Removing Barriers: Foster Youth Services at RCC
Health Related Science Engagement Center (HRS) School of Nursing (NURS) 155 Your Journey to Success Starts Here
La Casa Bradshaw (BRAD) Hall of Fame

La Casa New Student Orientation (Concurrent Session #1)

Undocu Student Resources (Concurrent Session #2)

Language, History, and Social Sciences Engagement Center (LHSS) Music 104 Your Journey to Success Starts Here
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Engagement Center (STEM) Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) 221 Your Journey to Success Starts Here
Student Health and Psychological Services Arthur G. Paul Quadrangle (QUAD) 120 Lighten Your Burden: An overview of Student Health & Psychological Services Support for Students.
Rainbow Engagement Center Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) 304 LGBTQIA2+ Student Support
TRIO Arthur G. Paul Quadrangle (QUAD) 128 TRIO-Supporting first-generation college students to graduation.
Umoja Bradshaw (BRAD) 110 “SAWUBONA” The UMOJA Project at RCC
Veterans Resource Center Music Building, Room 105   RCC Veterans Benefits 101
***Locations subject to change.   

Additional Details

Riverside Community College District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation to all District programs and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the Disability Resource Center via email at: drc@rcc.edu, phone: (951) 222-8060, and/or video phone: (951) 801-5675, no less than three days before the event. Some events may require earlier notice deadlines. Requests after the deadline will be honored whenever possible. Nondiscrimination policies and procedures can be inquired about through the District Compliance Officer, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501, or (951) 222-8039.

  • Charles A. Kane Administration Building
  • Digital Library Breeze Way
  • Arthur G. Paul Quad
  • 1st Floor - Math and Science Building
  • Campus Tours is located on Terracina in front of the Digital Library and Learning Center.
  • Student IDs will be offered in the Admissions and Records office located on the 1st floor of the Charles A. Kane Building.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Sunscreen
  • Please feel free to bring your own water bottles. Some hydration stations and light snacks will be provided.

To obtain your Riverside City College Student ID Card, you must have a valid picture ID and be enrolled in at least 1 unit. The following are acceptable forms of ID:

  • High School ID,
  • Driver's license,
  • or Passport

Student IDs will be offered in the Admissions and Records office located on the 1st floor of the Charles A. Kane Building.

The Riverside Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or practices:  District Compliance Officer, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501, (951) 222-8039.