Chaffey College In the News is a bi-weekly electronic newsletter that contains valuable information about the events, activities, and happenings at Chaffey College. Look for more communication throughout the semester.
COLLEGE CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
All college offices will be closed Monday, January 18th in observance of Martín Luther King Jr. Day.
DEADLINE TO ADD
The deadline to add full-term and Fast Track 1 classes is Tuesday, January 19th. Classes must be added using the MyChaffeyView system.
The deadline to drop full-term and Fast Track 1 courses with a refund is Monday, January 25th. Classes must be dropped using the MyChaffeyView system.
EXTENDED STUDENT SERVICES HOURS
Student Services (Admissions, Financial Aid, Cashier, and Counseling) have been extended for the beginning of the spring semester. To better serve you, these offices will be open until 7pm Monday-Thursday and until 6pm on Friday through January 19th. In addition Student Services will be open Saturday, January 16th 8am – 2 pm and Sunday, January 17th 10 am – 2pm.
UPGRADED STUDENT WIRELESS NETWORK
Over winter break, the student wireless network was upgraded. Returning students will notice a change to the login screen and the name of network. To access ChaffeyWiFi, use your portal login information.
INCREASED PORTAL SECURITY
Information Technology recently added a security feature to the MyChaffey portal system. Users must now enter a reCAPTCHA code at login. This feature improves the site’s overall security, protecting the college and users from spam and cyber attacks.
PANTHER EXPRESS EXTENDED HOURS
The Panther Express at Rancho Campus will be open extended hours through January 23rd. Monday-Thursday 7am – 8pm, Fridays 8am – 2 pm, and Saturdays 8:30am – 1:30pm
EXPANDED LIBRARY/SUCCESS CENTER HOURS
This spring, ALL Chaffey College libraries/cybraries and success centers will be open Saturdays AND Sundays to assist students. For operating hours visit http://libguides.chaffey.edu/library or http://libguides.chaffey.edu/successcenters.
ASCC BOOK GRANTS
The deadline to apply for ASCC Book Grants is Thursday, January 14th at 2pm. Take your spring registration receipt to Student Activities (Rancho) or the Bookstore (Chino or Fontana) to apply. Students must be enrolled in at least one credit class AND have paid all fees. Students who received a book grant in the fall are also eligible for spring semester grants.
QUESTION BRIDGE: BLACK MALES
The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to present Question Bridge: Black Males, an innovative interdisciplinary project that provides a platform for black men in American to ask and respond to questions about their lives. Designed by artists Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Kamal Sinclair, and Bayeté Ross Smith, it was created to stimulate discourse and understanding amongst black men and their communities. Ultimately, the artists hope to illustrate the diversity of ideas and viewpoints amongst black men in America – since conception the artists have traveled more than 1,500 miles to capture video from more than 150 men. Ultimately the project calls into question the identity of black men in America and challenges misconceptions or assumptions about them that are prevalent in our culture. Through "Question Bridge," “Blackness” ceases to be a simple, monochromatic concept. Museum and cultural spaces throughout the country continue to interview black men in their communities to expand the archive of video interviews and to expand the breadth and depth of the ideas and perspectives that are depicted on the website. Look for a series of interview opportunities at the Wignall Museum during "Question Bridge." We invite black male community members to participate and to add their voice to the archive. We will also present a series of lectures, forums, and special events to engage on the topic of identity in partnership with BFSA, AMAN/AWOMAN-UMOJA, LFSA, and others. Visit us online for more information at www.chaffey.edu/wignall. This exhibition was made possible due to the generous support of President’s Equity Council and the School of Instruction. All exhibitions and events at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art are free and open to the public. Exhibition open January 11 – March 12. Artists Reception January 12, 6-8 pm.
Auditions for the spring theatre productions, The Fantastics, will be held Wednesday, January 20th at 3:30pm in TA-05 (Rancho Campus Theatre). Please prepare 16 bars of an upbeat song from any musical. An Accompaniment will be provided or bring an instrumental CD with no vocals. For more information contact
Kelly Ford Kaminski (909) 652-6062.
FOUNDATION ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
The Chaffey College Foundation is now accepting Scholarship Applications for the Spring 2016 semester. Deadline is January 20, 2016 at 5pm. Please drop the applications off in Modular 1 on the Rancho Campus. For more information, please call (909) 652-6546.
ASCC TO AWARD OVER $100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
ASCC and Student Activities will award over 125 scholarships this semester. Applications and individual scholarship criteria is available online at http://www.chaffey.edu/stuactiv/scholarship/index.shtml. Applications must be turned in by March 28 at 4pm.
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS
Ready, Set, FAFSA/Dream Act! The 2016-2017 FAFSA/DREAM ACT application is now available Do you need help completing your FAFSA/DREAM ACT application? Come and join the financial aid staff and get one on one assistance completing your application. For more information, visit
FULL-TIME STUDENT SUCCESS GRANT
A recently passed Senate bill is providing additional financial aid to eligible students. If you are a Cal Grant B recipient and meet all eligibility requirements including maintaining 12 or more units per semester, you may be eligible for up to $600 in additional aid per year. For more information on FTSGG please visit http://www.chaffey.edu/finaid/CCC15_full_time_student_success_grant.pdf
LOW COST DENTAL CLINIC
Chaffey College is the ONLY community college in the US that offers a fully functioning dental clinic on campus for students. The Dental Clinic is staffed by Chaffey College RDA students and services are performed by senior students from Western University of Health Sciences School of Dentistry (under the supervision of licensed dentist). The clinic will offer appointments and walk-ins January 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 and February 4. Students are charged $10 per visit, regardless of what services are rendered. For more information or to make an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE DOCTOR’S IN!
Haven’t seen a doctor in years? Don’t put it off any longer. Take advantage of being a college student and get your FREE health checkup today. Student Health Services provides free health exams for students enrolled in credit classes during the fall semester. Our clinic provides free consultations with licensed health care professionals, doctors, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. Please call us today at (909) 652-6331 for more information, or to schedule a free and confidential appointment.
GRAB A SNACK – FORGET YOUR PENCIL?
The Panther Express at Rancho Cucamonga or the Campus Stores at Chino and Fontana are open with drinks, snacks, convenience foods, and a selection of school supplies including Scantrons, Green Books, pencils, and pens.
Click here for convenience store hours.
COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY REPS ON CAMPUS
Many university representatives will be on the Chaffey College campuses this semester. For a complete calendar, please visit http://www.chaffey.edu/transfer/ or stop by the Transfer Center in SSA-120
(Rancho Cucamonga Campus).
Need money for college? Stop by any one of the GPS Centers for a Scholarship Workshop! Come find out how to get money to pay for college!
Rancho Cucamonga VSS-111: (909) 652-6466;
Chino CHMB-240: (909) 652-8120;
Fontana FNFC-121: (909) 652-7460.
PUBLIC SAFETY ESCORTS AVAILABLE
On campus after dark? Want someone to walk to or from your car with you? You don't have to walk alone! Call Campus Police at (909) 652-6911 and request a Public Safety Escort. Escorts are available on all three campuses. Your safety is our #1 priority!
FREE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS
Are you challenged coping with the day to day expectations of your life? Are you battling depression, anxiety, or a recent loss? Don't struggle alone! Get help... FREE Confidential Mental Health Counseling services available for students enrolled in the spring semester. Student Health Services is located in MACC-202. Call to schedule an appointment at 909-652-6331.
Do you need a TB test for work or school? Student Health Services offers $5 TB tests for students. No appointment needed, walk in on Monday/Tuesday - 9 am to 3 pm or Wednesday 9-2 pm. You must have a student ID to be seen. Call 909-652-6331 for more information.
FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER
Flu shots are available in Student Health Services. Students should bring $15 cash and Student ID for a "walk in" visit, no appointment needed
Rancho Cucamonga: Monday - Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm;
Chino: Monday - Wednesday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
GUIDING PANTHERS TO SUCCESS (GPS) CENTERS
Looking for classes? Need assistance? Come visit us at the Guiding Panthers to Success (GPS) centers at any of the three campuses! Chaffey’s Success Guides can help new and returning students with registration, unit load planning, campus resources, and how to use MyChaffeyView. Also, if you are a new student, we can assist you with developing an Abbreviated Education Plan (1 semester plan). If you are a returning Chaffey student, we can do an audit of your progress based on your academic goals.
Rancho Cucamonga VSS-111: (909) 652-6466
Chino CHMB-240: (909) 652-8120
Fontana FNFC-121: (909) 652-7460
CHAT WITH A LIBRARIAN
Chaffey College now has a chat reference widget on its Chaffey College Library home page http://libguides.chaffey.edu/library Students can ask a question and receive an instant reply from a librarian. When it is offline, students will receive a reply via email. Try this new, quick way to get the answers regarding library research and services. Check it out!
You can now pay for your daily parking permits using your smartphone! Download the FREE Parkmobile app today. If not parking on campus, please respect our residential neighbors and refrain from parking in front of homes. Please be aware that the Carl's Jr adjacent to the Fontana Campus will tow cars from their lot. For more parking tips visit
SWIPE AND RIDE
Current Chaffey College students (enrolled in at least one credit course) can ride any Omnitrans route at any time simply by swiping your Chaffey ID. An ID card can be obtained at any of the three Chaffey College campuses. http://www.chaffey.edu/admissions/photo_id_replacement.pdf. The Bookstore will continue to sell full-fare, disabled and senior bus passes for non-students.
DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE IN THE BOOKSTORE
The Bookstore now offers discount tickets for Disneyland, Sea World, Legoland, Six Flags, Regal & AMC. For more information visit the Box Office at book.chaffey.edu.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID?
Chaffey College Financial Aid TV (faTV) has the answers! Watch a short video on topics including: What is the FAFSA?, Am I dependent or independent?, What is a Pell Grant?, Can I receive financial aid at more than one college?, What is the BOG Fee Waiver? and more! Visit the faTV page at http://chaffey.financialaidtv.com/.
It’s never too late to apply for financial aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To stay eligible for federal student aid, fill out the FAFSA every year you're in school. Check out their website for video tutorials. Chaffey College School Code: 001163 Financial Aid is offering a series of workshops to help you complete your FAFSA and answer questions on the California Dream Act and Satisfactory Academic Progress. For a complete schedule visit http://www.chaffey.edu/finaid/workshops.shtml.
EDUCATIONAL PLANNING WORKSHOPS
The Counseling Department is now offering Educational Planning Workshops. Arrange an appointment with a Counselor and develop your Student Educational Plan in a 2 hour workshop that is designed to outline your classes semester by semester towards your educational goals. Please contact the Counseling Department to see if you meet the criteria (909) 652-6200 or visit us soon!
Chaffey College offers electronic transcripts for fast, easy transmission to participating colleges. Transcripts can be sent directly to community colleges, CSU, UC and private colleges saving mailing and processing time. You can even check the status of your request online. Transcripts can be ordered using the MyChaffeyView system.
All official transcripts should be submitted directly to the Admissions & Records Office and should no longer be submitted through other departments on campus. Please plan ahead so your transcripts are on file with Admissions & Records before you meet with your advisors or before submitting any forms that require transcripts on file. Effective April 1, 2013, ALL transcripts submitted to Chaffey College will be evaluated for units completed and will be posted to your Chaffey transcript. An official request for unit evaluation will no longer be required. Official transcripts will now be required for all course validation and challenge requests. Please submit all transcripts directly to the Admissions & Records Office.
CHAFFEY DINING COMMONS
The Panther Bistro and Panther Café Starbucks, located in the Michael Alexander Campus Center, are now open extended hours.
Panther Café Starbucks (Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-4:30pm, Friday: 8:00am-1:00pm) — A full offering of Starbucks coffees, teas, freshly ground espresso, ice blended beverages, and hot mixed beverages; freshly baked pastries and bagels; grab & go sandwiches, salads, wraps, yogurt, and parfaits; juices & dairy; and grilled paninis.
Panther Bistro (Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-4:30pm, Friday: Closed) — A wide array of hot and cold breakfast fare; full Chipotle style burrito bar; hand tossed pizza made from scratch; freshly prepared burgers, Philly cheese steaks, chicken sandwiches, garden burgers, and more from the grill; chicken strips, fries, and onion rings; $5 complete lunches; and numerous beverage, grab & go, vegetarian, and snack options.
Visit them at http://www.facebook.com/ChaffeyCollegeFoodservice for updates and promotions.
DOWNLOAD THE NEW CHAFFEY MOBILE APP
Chaffey College information is now at your fingertips. Download the NEW Chaffey College Mobile App.
Stay connected to the latest college news, get course information, grades, search college phone numbers
and maps, and much more. Download the Chaffey College Mobile App at the Apple Store or Google Play.
CAMPUS SAFETY ESCORT SERVICE
Don’t walk alone!
Would you like someone to walk with you to your car at night? Call for a College Safety Escort by using
a “blue” phone” or call (909)-652-6911.
Campus Safety Escort Hours
Rancho Cucamonga Campus Monday – Friday 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Your safety is our number #1 priority!
Chino Campus Monday – Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Fontana Campus Monday – Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
CHAFFEY COLLEGE ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM
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www.facebook.com/chaffeycollege and www.twitter.com/chaffeycollege. Tag us on Instagram #chaffeycollege
NON-DISCRIMINATION AND PROHIBITION OF HARASSMENT POLICY
The Chaffey Community College District is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunity. The District affirms its commitment with policies that include fair and equitable treatment of students and employees, and prohibits discrimination in its admission, access, and treatment in College programs and activities, and application for and treatment in College employment on the basis of race, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, ancestry, religion, religious creed, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer), age, marital status, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam era veteran.