This page is updated frequently as new information becomes available.

Campus Closures and Remote Operations

The Los Rios Colleges have begun 100% remote operations including moving all classes and student services online until further notice.

Use the following online resources during the campus closure due to COVID-19.

Computer and Technology Resources

Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students and faculty, so that they can continue their work remotely. Please follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.

  • Visit and use your school credentials to sign in.
  • If prompted, select Company or School Account and then enter your password. Or provide your credentials in your school’s login screen.
  • From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps.

For more information on how to download or install apps, see Download and Install Creative Cloud Apps Help

Canvas Online Learning System

Many in-person classes are moving to Canvas, the online learning management system used by the Los Rios colleges.

Go to Canvas

If you are new to Canvas, use the following resources to learn more about how to use the system:

Contact Canvas Support

You can call Canvas 24/7 Support toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

  • For American River College, call (844) 589-3851.
  • For Cosumnes River College, call (844) 592-2203.
  • For Folsom Lake College, call (844) 600-4947.
  • For Sacramento City College, call (844) 612-7419.

Los Rios Libraries

The Los Rios Libraries are ready to support our students with general questions and with navigating the library’s robust online resources.

24/7 Ask a Librarian Chat Service
Students will receive immediate help from a Los Rios librarian during library hours. After hours, students will get help from a global team of professional librarians. To chat, visit OneSearch and look for the Ask a Librarian icon

1-1 Research Appointments
For students who prefer a scheduled one-one-one appointment with a Librarian, phone or ConferZoom, Research Appointments are available.

Visit your college library website for more information about our services:
ARC Library
CRC Library
FLC Library
SCC Library

Microsoft Office 365

If you are enrolled in the current semester, then you are eligible to use Microsoft Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Go to Office 365

Preparing for Online Learning Videos

California Community Colleges' California Virtual Campus - Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) has a series of Canvas and online readiness videos available to students.

Internet and Wifi Resources

Free and Low-Cost Internet Plans

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) has compiled a list of current offers from ISPs that will help low-income households to acquire service at low or no cost. Most have eligibility limitations linked to income or program enrollment. The list also includes established, nationally available low-cost plans offered by nonprofit organizations. All offers are less than $20/month total cost (with no installation fees). 

View Free & Low-Cost Internet Plans

Other options:

AT&T is offering unlimited internet data and internet access for limited income households at $10 a month through the "Access from AT&T" program.

California Community Colleges students are eligible for the California Connects Mobile Internet service. This new mobile hotspot service, powered by Sprint, offers nationwide 4G LTE connectivity and allows users to connect up to 10 WiFi enabled devices for up to 10 hours on a single charge, no contract required, for only $19.99 a month.

Free Public Wifi

Students can access free public wifi or hotspots in various public places in and around Sacramento. Use the following resources to learn more:

Financial Resources

Los Rios Student Emergency Fund

The Los Rios Student Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance (usually within 24 hours) to students involved in catastrophic or unexpected emergency situations. These one-time grants of up to $500 have no repayment obligation.

Apply for Student Emergency Fund

CARES Act Direct Support for Students

As many people are aware, the federal stimulus package – the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – includes one-time support for higher education institutions to help address the immediate and urgent impacts on our students and colleges.

Check your Message Center in eServices for information about important steps you can take to increase your chances to be eligible for these funds, including filling out a FAFSA if you haven’t already. Unfortunately, there is not enough money from the federal government for all of our students, so we will be focusing on making sure our neediest students who meet federal requirements for these funds are supported first.

These grants will range between $100 and $400, based on your financial need and the number of units you were enrolled in this Spring. We anticipate the first payments to students will be made in early May. We know that many students’ financial needs will extend beyond the current semester, so additional resources will also be distributed to qualifying students in the Fall.

We are committed to supporting students who have acute financial needs, including finalizing similar direct payments for undocumented students who are not eligible for CARES Act funding. We will have more information about eligibility and the process for securing these funds soon.

You may also be eligible for other federal funds from the CARES Act as well, as part of its Assistance for American Workers and Families program. View the full Consumer Financial Protection Bureau guide to COVID-19 economic stimulus relief funds and steps you can take to access funds if you haven’t already.

Wellness Resources

Aunt Bertha

Aunt Bertha is an online social care network that connects people and programs — making it easy for people to find social services in their communities

Go to Aunt Bertha

California COVID-19 Resources for Emotional Support and Well-Being

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing life for all of us. You may feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, depressed, lonely or frustrated in these circumstances. You are not alone.

24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 or text 838255

24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline

Call 911 if you or the person you are helping is in immediate danger.

View Additional Statewide Wellness Resources

Los Rios Employee Assistance Program

Employees may take advantage of our District Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a free, confidential resource.