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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

LBCC ‘Return to Campus’ Website Launches

Visit the new LBCC Return to Campus website frequently for continually updated information about how Long Beach City College is making strategic plans to safely return students, faculty, and staff back to campus after the COVID-19 closure.

Process for Submitting Proof of Vaccination

Please visit the newly-launched Return to Campus website, under Info for Students, and click on the “Vaccination Incentive” tab for the instructions to submit your proof of vaccination on desktop or your mobile device.

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. 

Steps When You Need to Go on Campus
  1. Upload your vaccination verification or weekly COVID-19 test.
  2. Fill out the Viking Health Screening form the day you visit campus (prior to you stepping on campus). After you complete it, take a screenshot on your cell phone or tablet, or print out a hard copy. You will need to show this at the Viking Health Screening table.
  3. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your class or appointment.
  4. Regardless of vaccination status, while indoors and in public areas on campus, you need to wear a mask.
  5. Check-in at the Healthy Viking Screening table to be screened and receive your sticker/wristband.

Student Loop Events

You Say Disability; I Say Capability – Awareness Event on Wed., Oct 27, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Building Consciousness Building the Future, a disability awareness series presented by LBCC DSP&S and Student Equity, presents “You Say Disability; I Say Capability” on Wed., Oct. 27 from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. In this presentation, you will meet your “village,” and learn about LBCC’s Disability Beyond the Box program from a diverse LBCC Faculty Panel, including Ciara Calsita, DSPS/Counseling; Donald Kent Douglas, History, Political Science, and Ethnic Studies; Tiffany Green, ASL/ESL; Jessica Marquez, Communications; and J-son Ong, English. This event with feature universal design: ASL and CART captioning will be integrated. Watch on Zoom.

Ending the Silence – Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Event – Fri, Oct. 29

Ending the Silence is a presentation about mental health awareness and suicide prevention developed by the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI). It encourages students to actively care for themselves and their friends, talk about what they’re feeling, and provides the rare opportunity to ask questions about mental health challenges with people who have lived it. NAMI Ending the Silence covers: Early warning signs; facts and statistics about youth and mental health conditions; when, where and how to get help you or your friends; and when it’s not okay to keep a secret. Join on Fri., Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. by clicking here or with the Meeting ID: 928 7315 6485.

In-Person Event Features Aerospace Employer ‘Relativity Space’ 

Students will gain insight into the space industry, learn about potential internship and career options, and participate in Q&A sessions at 6:00 pm, Tue, Nov. 2 at PCC, Building QQ, Room 112. RSVP through this link and receive a free dinner!

Because You Matter: Let’s Talk about Black Mental Wellness – Nov. 3, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

An Amplify Your Voice workshop series presents: Because You Matter: Let’s Talk About Black Mental Wellness. It will be facilitated by Dr. Amy La and Brianna Reyes, LMFT, and an LBCC student panel will share their own stories discussing mental health in the Black community, common barriers, benefits and ways to support one’s mental health, and resources on and off LBCC campus for the Black community. This workshop will take place on Wed., Nov. 3 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Watch on Zoom through this link, Zoom Meeting ID: 972 1482 2602, passcode: Wellness.

Student Loop Workshops

Prioritize Your Mental Health, Attend Free Zoom Workshops

Learn skills and tools to improve your emotional well-being and create balance in your life. All workshops on Wednesdays from 2 p.m.– 3 p.m. via Zoom on Sept. 8 and 22; Oct. 6, and 20; Nov. 3 and 17; and Dec. 1. Open to all LBCC enrolled students. Zoom meeting ID: 975 6970 3939 /Passcode: SHS. Call LBCC’s Student Health Services for details at (562) 938-4210 or (562) 938-3992.

Black + Mental Health + Matters –Virtual workshop Wed, Nov. 10

LBCC’s Department of Student Affairs is presenting this virtual workshop designed to be a place of refuge for Black Students. Knowing that Black humans in North America face unique and specific barriers to mental wellness, this workshop provides a place to be seen and heard, both collectively and individually. Black + Mental Health + Matters uses creative practices to center and uplift, equipping participants with tools to help them heal and thrive. While this event centers on Black students, all campus community members are invited to attend. However, comments or participation from allies that pull focus away from Black mental health will be respectfully redirected. Free Registration here, and you can join anonymously!

SafeZone Workshops Fall 2021  

LBCC SafeZone is a multidimensional education program designed to raise awareness and knowledge of LGBTQIA+ issues and to promote the visibility and inclusion of LGBTQIA+ folx. Workshops scheduled for this semester include: 

Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m. SafeZone LGBTQIA+ 1.0. This workshop will address LGBTQIA+ identity development, sexual orientation, and the differences between sex and gender. Register here. Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m. SafeZone LGBTQIA+ 2.0. Sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, gender pronouns, and inclusive language will be covered. Register here.

October Workshop Series on Domestic Violence Awareness

Workshops are set for every Thursday in October, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., via zoom. Pre-registration is required for each workshop and links are provided below. Participants who attend two out of four workshops will receive a Certificate of Completion in Survivor Advocacy from the YWCA GLA. All LBCC students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate.

  • Oct. 28:  Survivor Advocacy: Movement History, Community Organizing, and Healing Arts Activity!. Zoom Meeting ID: 992 5081 8428; Registration Link

For information, please contact s2garcia@lbcc.edu or call (562) 938-4666.

Need Help Applying for 2022-2023 LBCC Scholarships? RSVP Now for October Workshops

RSVP now to virtually attend a Fall 2021 Scholarship Workshop. These “how-to” sessions are designed to assist you with completing the 2022-2023 LBCC Scholarship Application. Register here for virtual workshops scheduled for October 18, 19, 20, 25, 27, and 28. Learn more about 2022-2023 Scholarship opportunities at www.lbcc.edu/scholarships.

Fall 2021 Workshops for LBCC Student Parents

The LBCC Healthy Viking Initiative will present a series of workshops for anyone wanting to learn more about various positive and intentional parenting techniques to be used in parent-child relationships or those supporting children. Attend Zoom workshops on Thursdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. https://tinyurl.com/y4awd7hr. Zoom Meeting ID: 920 7460 4358 Passcode: 935376. Upcoming workshops: Building Emotional Intelligence in Your Child on Sept. 23; Navigating Tantrums on Oct. 7; Empowering Your Child on Oct. 21; and Self-Care Is Key on Nov. 4. 

Future Teachers Club Zoom Workshop – Thu, Oct. 21 at 5:30 pm

Learn better ways to cope through the Mindfulness for Future Teachers workshop. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new stresses and worries to already complicated schedules. Join the Future Teachers Club to explore breathing, grounding, and physical techniques. The workshop will honor yoga, ayurvedic, and dance techniques, and also discuss accommodations and application to classroom teaching (virtual and physical). RSVP for the Zoom link.

Future Teachers Club Zoom Workshop – Thu, Nov. 18 at 5:30 pm

Want to be a teacher? Learn how from future teachers who are currently on that journey in the Declaring to Credentialing: Pathway of a Future Teacher workshop. The panel for this workshop features current LBCC students, transfer students, and credential students who will share the route each of them is taking and their best advice for reaching teaching goals. RSVP for the Zoom link.

Student Loop Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Required of All Students, Faculty, and Staff in 2022

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a resolution that requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The deadline for employees to submit their proof of vaccination to LBCCD is Jan. 3, 2022. The deadline for students is Jan. 24, 2022. Employees will be excluded from campus and deemed absent without leave and students will be excluded from attending in-person, on-campus classes and accessing on-campus services and events if proof of vaccination has not been submitted, unless an exemption or other accommodation as required by law has been authorized. For further details, be sure to refer to the Return to Campus webpage for updates.

Sign up for Winter Session Today!

Registration for Winter Session 2022 is now open. Classes take place between Jan. 3 through Feb. 5, so plan to register early before taking off for the holidays! Don’t delay; sign up early to get the classes and schedule you need to reach your academic or career goals. See classes and enroll at www.lbcc.edu.

The 2022-2023 LBCC Scholarship Application is now Available 

By submitting one application, you’ll be applying to several scholarships and will be matched based on the eligibility requirements. The deadline to submit your application is Thursday, December 9, 2021. https://www.lbcc.edu/scholarships  

Sign up for the CARE Program and receive a $400 Incentive Grant! 

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), a supplemental program of LBCC’s Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), is offering a $400 incentive program for Fall 2021 for students that complete the EOPS/CARE Matriculation Process. In addition to receiving the $400 incentive grant, CARE students will be able to enjoy benefits such as CARE Kits, Gift Cards, Cash Grants, Scholarship opportunities, Professional and Personal Development workshops, One on One Case Management, Conferences, Holiday Events, and more. Contact care@lbcc.edu or 562-938-4088 for more information or to sign up if you qualify. Learn more about EOPS at www.lbcc.edu/eops.  

Financial Aid Applications Now Open for 2022-2023 

FAFSA and California Dream Act applications are now open for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. The application can be completed at the websites linked below. Please note that you will be asked to provide your 2020 IRS tax return information to complete either application. If you need assistance, email financialaid@lbcc.edu or enter the chatroom during office hours at https://lbcc.craniumcafe.com/group/financial-aid-specialist/lobby  

  • FAFSA Application: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa  
  • CA Dream Act Application: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/landing 
Please Complete Redistricting Survey this Week – Due Sun, Oct. 31

The LBCCD Board of Trustees invites members of the campus community who live in Avalon, Lakewood, Long Beach, and Signal Hill to complete a survey regarding redistricting https://www.lbcc.edu/pod/lbccd-board-redistricting before Sun., Oct. 31. The survey is also available in Spanish and Khmer. As a result of the 2020 Census, the District may need to adjust Trustee areas to reflect equal population changes. Visit this website for more info on redistricting.

Sign up for the CARE Program and receive a $400 Incentive Grant!

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), a supplemental program of LBCC’s Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), is offering a $400 incentive program for Fall 2021 for students that complete the EOPS/CARE Matriculation Process. In addition to receiving the $400 incentive grant, CARE students will be able to enjoy benefits such as CARE Kits, Gift Cards, Cash Grants, Scholarship opportunities, Professional and Personal Development workshops, One on One Case Management, Conferences, Holiday Events, and more. Contact  care@lbcc.edu or 562-938-4088 for more information or to sign up if you qualify. Learn more about EOPS at www.lbcc.edu/eops.

Financial Aid Applications Now Open for 2022-2023

FAFSA and California Dream Act applications are now open for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. The application can be completed at the websites linked below. Please note that you will be asked to provide your 2020 IRS tax return information to complete either application. If you need assistance, email financialaid@lbcc.edu or enter the chatroom during office hours at https://lbcc.craniumcafe.com/group/financial-aid-specialist/lobby
FAFSA Application: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
CA Dream Act Application: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/landing

October Vaccination Clinics Are Back!

LA County ordinances are now requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, shopping malls, movie theaters, hair and nail salons, theme parks, concerts, and more!  Don’t be the unvaccinated friend left at home!  Our next vaccination clinic will be Tues., Oct. 12, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. at LAC. For additional dates and times for LAC and PCC, visit www.lbcc.edu/vaccination-clinics.

Students, Faculty, Staff: Help LBCC Spend $30 Million Gift. Share Your Ideas before Oct. 31

LBCC has received a $30 million gift from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott – the single largest donation in the College’s history. Learn more here. The funding priorities are to improve student academic outcomes by addressing racial equity gaps, promoting an inclusive and affirming campus environment, and supporting our most vulnerable students. LBCC also plans to dedicate a portion to scholarships and to fund impactful LBCC programs, activities, and initiatives in the next five years. This is where you come in! Do you have a great idea for a program, activity, or initiative? Suggestions from students, faculty, staff and the community at large are welcome. Please complete this brief form before Sun., Oct. 31, 2021.

Current and Future Electrical Students: You Can Still Enroll for Fall 2021 Electrical Courses!

Great careers are available in this field, and It’s not too late to enroll in Fall 2021 Electrical Courses. Electrical Program & Safety Preparation (Elect 600) is mandatory for all, and online classes begin Oct. 24. Electrical Math (Elect 202) is required by many and begins Oct. 25, also online. Click here for details and a schedule. For directions on how to enroll, go to https://www.lbcc.edu/program-electrical-technology and select Requirements. For additional information, contact Suzanne Engelhardt at sengelhardt@lbcc.edu.

Fall 2021 Library Resources & Services – Here to help

In-person or online, LBCC Library Services is standing by serving you. You can visit our website to learn all about LBCC Library resources and services – and even chat with a librarian online. During operating hours, you can call, visit in person to borrow books or materials, or just browse. Or take advantage of “Grab-and-Go” drive-through services. For more information about Library hours, resources and services call us at LAC (562) 938-4231 or PCC (562) 938-3029 or visit the LBCC Library website at: https://www.lbcc.edu/library.

LBCC Workforce Development is Hiring Student Assistants

The Office of Workforce Development at PCC is currently looking to hire responsible, outgoing full-time students for $14 per hour for up to 10 hours a week. Students will support Workforce Development training programs and non-credit Adult Education classes. Contact Wfdev@LBCC.edu for more information.

Free On-Campus Learning Support Available

LBCC hosts a multitude of success centers, tutoring, computer labs, and study spaces on both campuses. The Library hours on both campuses can be found at www.lbcc.edu/library; the ESL Learning Center at PCC has details at www.lbcc.edu/esl-learning-center; the Writing & Reading Success Center’s website is www.lbcc.edu/wrsc; the Math Success Center in LAC’s V Building provides more information at www.lbcc.edu/msc; Computer and Study Space details are at www.lbcc.edu/acc; Multidisciplinary Success Center can help at www.lbcc.edu/mdsc and Multidisciplinary Tutoring information is located at www.lbcc.edu/tutoring. Check us out, and let us help you succeed! And yes, it’s all FREE for students!

NextUp and Guardian Scholars Recruiting Current and Former Foster Youth 

NextUp and Guardian Scholars are currently recruiting current and former foster youth. Our programs aim to create an engaging, inclusive, and supportive community in which current and former foster youth can attain their educational, career, and personal goals. Eligible students will receive academic counseling, priority registration, textbook assistance, grants, school supplies, and more. For more information, please complete our interest form: https://linktr.ee/fyss. If you have any questions you can email us at fosteryouth@lbcc.edu.

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 $14 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

Fall Student Emergency Aid Application Now Open 

Receive support across many departments: financial aid/cash aid; food support; transportation assistance; technology loan program; and mental health support. Students must apply for the Fall 2021 Aid Application to receive detailed information. Click here to access the Fall semester emergency aid application. If you have any questions please contact emergencyaid@lbcc.edu. 

Registration for Fall ESL Classes Now Open​  

The ESL classes start on Aug. 30, Sept. 27, and Oct. 25, 2021. The free ESL classes are back at the PCC, IN- PERSON, for Fall 2021! Check out the Class Schedule to find out more info on the Fall Session. For help, please contact (562) 938-3037 or email dd140-ESL@lbcc.edu

Student Loop Reminders

CA Catalyst Fund Campus Survey 

The California Campus Catalyst Fund, in partnership with Harder+Company Community Research, is surveying to understand our campus’s support for undocumented student and their families. Students, Admins, Faculty, and Staff are all welcome to complete the online survey here.

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 & 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