In the Loop (Students)

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Long Beach City College’s Student In the Loop is a weekly email to keep LBCC students aware of upcoming events, workshops, registration dates, and other helpful information.​

Return to Campus

Reminder: There are new mask wearing requirements​. Please visit the Return to Campus website for more information. You can find this info under Info for Students, Info for Employees and Info for Visitors.
Steps When You Need to Go on Campus – Spring 2022
  1. Do not come to campus if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Do not enter campus.
  2. Masks are required indoors at LBCC. You must wear your mask over both your nose and your mouth.
  3. Pull up your Viking Health Clearance App via your student portal.
  4. Prepare to show your pass to a building monitor. Pro tip: Take a screenshot to show at various campus locations.
Vaccination Clinics & Verification Uploading

Need instructions on how to upload your vaccination verification or where you can get vaccinated (including on-campus vaccination clinics)? Please visit the Return to Campus Info for Students section.

If you need technical assistance, you can contact the Student Technology Help Desk at (562) 938-4250. Please refer to the “Return to Campus” website for all details.

Student Loop Events

Pacific Islanders in Higher Education – Community College Tues., May 24

Join this conversation of the current status of Pacific Islanders in community colleges on Tues., May 24, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. via Zoom (Meeting ID: 997 3779 4334).

Path to the Presidency: From Student Services to College President – Dr. Muñoz to Speak Tues., May 24

Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Muñoz will be participating in CSULB’s “49er Industry Chat” on Tues., May 24, from 1:30 p.m.– 2:15 p.m. For “Path to the Presidency: From Student Services to College President”, Dr. Muñoz will be talking about his career path, what he’s learned and how it can help with students’ future careers.
RSVP: https://bit.ly/DrMikeChat.

Meet Your Village – Wed., May 25

Sit in on an informal conversation among your very own community members that make up the LBCC APID Affinity Group. Learn more about the people that support you and the ones that make up your community at LBCC. You may have more in common than you know. This event will take place on Wed., May 25 from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Zoom: https://lbcc-edu.zoom.us/j/98661356497

Film Screening: Disney Moana – Thurs., May 26

Grab a blanket, pull up a chair, and join us in the EE quad at the Pacific Coast Campus for a movie screening under the stars! On Thurs., May 26 from 7:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the PCC Quad, we will be showing Disney’s Moana. When a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island in Ancient Polynesia, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. Free popcorn to be provided! 

Discussion and Book Signing: Naomi Hirahara – Fri., May 27

The Library and Learning Resources will be hosting an event featuring award-winning author Naomi Hirahara in which she will hold a discussion and book signing of her book, Clark and Division, a murder mystery that takes place after the main characters are released from Manzanar, one of the Japanese-American concentration camps. The event will take place on Fri., May 27 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at LAC in Building J (LBCC Auditorium). Click here for more info and event parking pass.

APID Cultural Graduation Celebration – Fri., May 27

APID Graduates and transfers, join us as we celebrate your accomplishments! Our team recognizes the hard work and effort you have put into this milestone of either receiving an Associate degree, a Certificate degree, and/or transferring to a 4-year institution. With that being said, we would like to honor and celebrate you in the presence of your loved ones! This event will take place on Fri., May 27 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in W-201, W Building, LAC. Please RSVP through this link!

All Invited to a Music Paaartay – Sun., May 29

LBCC Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra will present a “Music Paartay” at 2 p.m., on Sun., May 29 in the LAC Auditorium. Order your tickets online or at the Box Office! Free food at the Reception Party too! For more information email Brian Hamilton and be sure to follow on Instagram @LBCCMusic!

Schubert’s Mass in G Performance on Sat., June 4

Enjoy Franz Schubert’s Mass in G with the LBCC Viking Chorale, Viking Singers and Chamber Orchestra at 2 p.m., on Sat., June 4 in the LAC Auditorium. This performance will be directed by Skye Angulo and Juan Castaneda, featuring Hannah Yi on the organ and piano. Buy tickets ($5 for LBCC students, staff and seniors and $10 general admission) at www.LBCC.edu/PerformingArts.

Weekly APID Podcast Series

This month we are excited to host an Asian Pacific Islander Desi PODCAST that highlights and uplifts the identities, experiences and cultures. We will be launching one episode a week featuring dynamic speakers and topics. You can listen to this podcast on any podcast listening platforms. Access the Weekly Podcast Series on Spotify.

LBCC Community Invited to Celebrate Getty Center in North LB this Summer

You’re invited to a series of ten free, outdoor community art festivals  Arrive in North Long Beach, a cultural epicenter in the heart of our ethnically diverse city, June 4 – 5 to enjoy the shade of Houghton Park’s hundred-year-old palm trees, experience live music, performances, interactive workshops, skateboard demonstrations, food trucks, and an artisan marketplace. Enjoy an immersive digital experience of Getty collections, prizes and giveaways in celebration of the Getty Center’s 25th anniversary. Details at www.gettylongbeachfestival.com 

Get your COVID-19 vaccine!

The City of Long Beach offers free and safe vaccines and booster shots at the Pacific Coast Campus. Clinics are held Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Parking Lot 1 (PCH & Orange Ave.). Don’t miss out on the deadline to be vaccinated! For more information on PCC clinic dates/times, visit HERE.

Student Loop Workshops

Nondiscrimination & Equal Employment Training – May Zoom Schedule – Everyone Welcome!

LBCC Human Resources is pleased to announce that Nondiscrimination Policy Training and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Training virtual Series have been scheduled during May, and everyone – staff, faculty and students – is welcome. These two, two-part series, presented by Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, will review LBCC’s policies and practices and cover the latest information and tools to provide an inclusive workplace and learning environment for all.

 Nondiscrimination Policy Training Schedule:

  • Wed., May 25, 1:30 – 3 p.m. and Thurs., May 26, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Click here for complete details and Zoom registration. For more information, contact Elsa Boyd at eboyd@lbcc.edu or (562) 938-4512.

Register Now for Spring 2022 Career Center Zoom Workshops – May Schedule

The LBCC Career Center has announced a full schedule of Spring 2022 Workshops to help you define, mold and advance your future career. May Schedule:

  • May 25, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Career Decision Making

See the full spring schedule, make your selection, and register here. Students who register and attend may win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Student Loop Information

Sign up for Fall Semester!

Don’t forget to sign up for Fall Semester. Classes start on Aug. 29. More than 100 subjects offered face-to-face, online or hybrid. You can review the class schedule here.

Take the Long Beach Transit Survey

Long Beach Transit is proposing removal of some bus stops. There is a survey available for the public to provide comments and feedback: https://ridelbt.com/servicechanges/. None of the stops that are proposed for removal are adjacent to campus, but some of the routes may affect students.

Election Worker Recruitment – Earn up to $1,180!

Election Workers play a central role in the voting experience. They provide a welcoming voice, assist voters with questions about the voting process, and provide support when it is called upon. They are community leaders that instill trust and provide assurance to voters in their neighborhoods which leads to a meaningful and positive voting experience. The Los Angeles County Registrar is finalizing their Election Worker recruitment and selection for the 2022 Primary Election, and they are encouraging voters to take part in serving as an Election Worker. Additional information such as the requirements and responsibilities of an Election Worker, and how to apply can be viewed on their website.

Register now for ‘Fundamentals of Nursing’ (VN125)

Want to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA)? “Fundamentals of Nursing” is required and prepares students to begin class work to earn this certificate. Men and women of all ages, from recent high school graduates to those considering a career change, are invited to explore programs offered by LBCC’s Vocational Nursing Department. Registration for VN125 Summer Session 2022 is now open, and classes run June 13 – Aug. 28. Learn more and register at www.lbcc.edu/vn

Want Free Transportation? Get Your LA Metro GoPass NOW!

Long Beach Transit, LA Metro and LBCC have partnered up to offer free rides for all LBCC students across several transportation systems. Starting NOW with the Spring 2022 Semester, all LBCC students are eligible for the free LA Metro GoPass, whether full-time, part-time, in-person, online, credit/non-credit or dual-enrollment. The only criteria are that you must be enrolled for LBCC Spring 2022 Semester. And the GoPass goes way beyond free rides on Long Beach Transit to include free rides on LA Metro Bus, Rapid, Liner, and Rail Services; Culver CityBus; Foothill Transit; Gardena Transit (GTrans); Montebello Bus; Norwalk Transit; Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, and Torrance Transit. Sign up NOW and get complete information about the LBCC GoPass Program here.

Do You Quality for Student Loan Forgiveness?

Temporary Public Service Loan Forgiveness rule change due to COVID-19 means you may receive credit for payments that previously did not qualify. For information and eligibility, visit www.StudentAid.gov. Deadline to apply is October 31, 2022.

Student Parents – Receive an Incentive Grant for CARE if You Qualify

Are You A Student Parent receiving TANF And/Or CalWORKs Cash Aid?  You could be eligible for Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program. CARE is offering a $400 grant incentive and/or a $200 Walmart Gift Card for students that complete the EOPS/CARE Matriculation Process for Spring 2022. Please contact care@lbcc.edu or at 562-938-4088 for more information or to sign-up if you qualify.

LBCC is Hiring Student Assistants NOW!

LBCC’s Student Success Centers and Academic Computing Centers are looking to hire student assistants to work at both LAC and PCC. Students will earn $15 per hour, up to 20 hours per week. If you are a full-time student and interested in the position, learn more about the application process at https://www.lbcc.edu/pod/apply-be-student-assistant.

Student Loop Reminders

Students: Plan to Sign Up Early for Summer Session Classes!

Register today for Long Beach City College Summer Session 2022. Classes are June 13 through Aug. 18. Plan to register early to get the classes and schedule you need to reach your academic or career goals. Don’t delay! See classes and enroll today at www.LBCC.edu.

Spring 2022 Student Emergency Aid Application – Now Open

Receive support across many departments: food support; housing information, transportation assistance; technology loan program (laptop and hotspot); and mental health support. Please note, direct aid will not be available for in Winter. Apply here: https://apps.lbcc.edu/emergency-aid/ Questions? For technology, please email emergencyaid@lbcc.edu. For food, housing and transportation, please email basicneeds@lbcc.edu General information, call (562) 938-4049 or (562) 938-3270. 

Student Technology Help Desk Available for All Students

The LBCC Student Technology Help Desk (STHD) is available to support all LBCC students! The STHD supports accessing and successfully using LBCC technology. We are staffed with knowledgeable and friendly student team members to provide peer support in areas such as FREE MS Office for LBCC students, Canvas LMS, Student Viking Email, and more! You can contact them at (562) 938-4250 and sthd@lbcc.edu. You can also chat with the team through www.lbcc.edu/sthd. Do you need to Zoom with us? Let us know and we will send you a link. Follow us on Instagram @lbccsthd.

Free Tutoring and more

Confused about one of your classes? Need a little extra help? Want to take your understanding to the next level? Tutoring is free for all students taking at least one class at LBCC and is available for a variety of subjects. Check out the online tutoring schedule today! The Learning and Academic Resources Department can also help you develop study skills with online videos and study skill downloads

Viking Vault Open Hours for FREE FOOD!

Are you unavailable to attend the LBCC Basic Needs Team’s Grab & Go drive-thru events? Visit the Viking Vault in-person to pick up your FREE FOOD – free hygiene items and parenting resources, too! Viking Vault Open Hours are: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., at LAC E-131; and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at PCC QQ-107. Click here to join the Basic Needs Canvas page to receive updates for free food resources and events.