In the Loop (Students)
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.
Long Beach City College would like to remind you that we will continue to work in alignment with local health orders from the City of Long Beach Health Department, in addition to monitoring County of Los Angeles case trends. The College continues to make available masks and sanitizer, and the custodial team continues to participate in enhanced cleaning practices. LBCC remains a safe environment for the entire campus community. Through our continued actions of social distancing, vaccinations and masking, we will preserve a safe environment for all.
Current Mask/Testing Guidelines
Please note that a new section has been created for the Return to Campus site. “Current Mask/Testing Guidelines” will be updated with the current LBCC guidelines for mask wearing and testing. This section has been updated with current guidelines and the upcoming protocols.
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.
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 TB Clinics at Student Health Services
LBCC students can stop by Student Health Services for their TB test on the following dates: Tues., Aug. 23 (placement) and Thurs., Aug. 25 (reading): 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at LAC’s A1010; Wed., Sept. 7 (placement) and Fri., Sept. 9 (reading): 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at LAC’s A1010; and Mon., Sept. 12 (placement) and Wed., Sept. 14 (reading) between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at PCC’s GG117.
Need Help with Fall Registration? Attend LBCC Express Days
Need help signing up for Fall classes? Attend an upcoming Express Day! Services include Counseling, Enrollment Steps, Course Registration Support, and Referrals to Financial Aid, Cashiers, & Admissions and Records. Upcoming Express Days are: Tues., Aug. 16 and Aug. 23. These workshops will take place from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. There is also an Express Day on Sat., Aug. 27, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Express Days are held at the Liberal Arts Campus – L Building (Library). Click here to register.
Help Homeless Students! Annual Associate Group Fundraiser – Sun., Sept. 18
You are invited to join the Long Beach City College Foundation’s Helping Homeless Students Associate Group for its 7th Annual Fundraiser at 3:30 p.m., on Sun., Sept. 18 at the PCC Horticulture Garden. Wine, soft drinks, and hors d’oeuvres will be served along with an Opportunity Drawing and Silent Auction. All-inclusive tickets are $45 ($30 tax deductible). Contact Ginny at gbaxter@LBCC.edu or Jeffry Sabol at ext. 4265 for details. Sign up online at: https://www.lbcc.edu/event/helping-homeless-students-event
Sign up now for Fall Semester Kinesiology Classes
Want to work out on campus? Join a fun activity? Get fit? Be a Personal Trainer? Sign up for these classes today! Aerobic/Fitness: KNIPF 10 & 140 – Stretch & Relaxation/Yoga; KNIPF 17 – Jogging; KNIPF 81 – Fitness & Wellness Center; and KNIPF 84 – Fitness & Wellness. Weight Training: KNIPF 8 – Circuit Weight Training; and KNIPF 54 – Weight Training. General Activity Classes: KING 10 – Badminton; KING 14 – Basketball; KING 65 – Self Defense; KING 70 – Soccer; KING 76 – Swimming; KING 84 – Tennis; KING 90 – Volleyball; and KING 92 – Beach Volleyball. Personal Training Certificate Program: KINPP 70, 75, 230, 133 and 23. Find out more info at LBCC.edu/kinesiology.
Want to stay fit and work out on campus this Fall?
The LBCC Kinesiology Department has classes to help you with your exercise goals. To use the on-campus Fitness & Wellness Center, you must sign up for one of these following classes. Aerobic/Fitness: KNIPF 17 – Jogging; KNIPF 81 – Fitness & Wellness Center; and KNIPF 84 – Fitness & Wellness. Weight Training: KNIPF 8 – Circuit Weight Training; and KNIPF 54 – Weight Training. The Fitness Center is open Monday-Thursday, 9am-1pm and 3-5pm. For more information about classes or access, go to LBCC.edu/kinesiology.
Student Health Services – New Enhanced Mental Health Service House by Phone
LBCC’s Student Health Services has enhanced Mental Health Service Hours by phone. The hours are Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and students can call: (562) 938-4210 or (562) 938-3992. Option 1: Leave a message for Student Health Services to make an appointment and we will call you back the next business day. Option 2: Speak with a Mental Health Clinician. For more information, please contact Sergio Grimaldi, Healthy Viking Coordinator at sgrimaldi@LBCC.edu.
988 Hotline – New National Emergency Hotline for Mental Health
Anyone experiencing any sort of mental-health-related crisis can dial 988. Whether you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, substance abuse issues, or any other type of emotional distress, this number will connect you with a trained crisis counselor 24/7. For FAQ, please visit the following article, When and How to use 988, Mental Health’s New Emergency Hotline.
Pacific Coast Campus Bookstore Now Open!
The Pacific Coast Campus Bookstore in Building EE is now open! Summer hours are Monday – Thursday, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. You can purchase school supplies, snacks, drinks and more at the PCC Bookstore. Please contact (562) 938-3008 with questions.
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.
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 Fall 2022. Please contact email@example.com or at 562-938-4088 for more information or to sign-up if you qualify.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.