Bearfacts eNewsletter - Fall 2022 SRJC


SRJC BearFacts eNewsletter - 11.27.22 Publication

Important Dates and Updates

Effective January 2022: SRJC will require proof of full vaccination. Exemptions to the requirement are only those based on law for approved medical and religious reasons.

November 24-27 – Thanksgiving Day Holidays (No Classes, SRJC Closed)

December 10-16 – SRJC Final Exams

December 16 – Last day to opt for P/NP for a semester length class (Board approved due to COVID-19 pandemic)

Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 – Sunday, Jan 15, 2023 – Semester Break (No Classes)

Spring 2023 Vaccine Update:

The Vaccine Mandate will continue. If you have not already done so, upload your information in advance of your spring registration date.

1) Register on time so that you can be cleared in advance of the winter campus closure.   

2) Read more about the vaccine mandate and deadlines here.

3) Read about your steps to become cleared here.

For help, call the Vaccine Mandate COVID Helpline at (707) 524-1500 or email

New Pilot Transportation Program for SRJC Students: Clipper BayPass

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Currently enrolled SRJC Students (fall 2022) can get a free Clipper BayPass. This pass provides transportation on all bus, rail, and ferry service in the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area region on lines where Clipper passes are accepted. This program is FREE to SRJC students up to 2 years while enrolled in classes.

For more information, visit the website at 

SRJC Native American Heritage Month Events

Happy Native American Heritage Month!       We have a great calendar of events lined up to celebrate and educate our community about Native Americans not only historically but especially today!  Many of the events have a special emphasis on local and regional California Indian cultural knowledge and activism, including a Traditional Pomo Food Demonstration by SRJC Native American Studies Professor Lori Laiwa Thomas.  We are grateful to our SRJC colleagues who are offering or hosting events and to our Santa Rosa community members who are presenting, including the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center and Redbud Resource Group.  We are also happy to continue our collaboration and co-sponsorship with Sonoma State University.  Finally, we are very excited that the Inter-Tribal Student Union is hosting a pizza and movie night for students on November 16th!  Please check out the full calendar of events in the attached flyer and share the social media version with your friends, family, and colleagues.  Many of the events are in person at the Santa Rosa campus Intercultural Center (Pioneer 380), and several are online, so you have options!  We look forward to seeing you!       You are also invited to stop by the Native American Center in the Santa Rosa Intercultural Center and say hi!  You can also find us online at        Warmly,  Mary Churchill     Mary C. Churchill, Ph.D. (she/they)

SRJC Theatre Arts Presents: The Spongebob Musical

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg. Book by Kyle Jarrow. Musical production conceived by Tina Landau.  Directed by Reed Martin. Music Direction by Nate Riebli. Choreography by Alyce Finwall. Vocal Direction by Mark Kratz.  7:30 pm on Nov 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, Dec 1, 2, 3, 2022 2:00 pm on Nov 20, 26, 27, Dec 3, 4, 2022  Burbank Main Theatre  Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. With its dazzling costumes, spectacular production numbers and cheeky humor, this delightful undersea musical is sure to appeal to all ages.

All CubCard members receive 1 free ticket!

General $25

Student/Senior $20

Youth Under 12 $15

High School Students $5 with voucher code

SRJC Students of Diction & Repertoire for Singers Presents: A Night in Vienna

A RECITAL OF VOCAL SOLO MUSIC “A Night in Vienna” Students of Diction & Repertoire for Singers Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 pm Burbank Auditorium  $12 General / $6 Students, Seniors & Children

SRJC Symphonic Band & Jazz Band Presents: Mother Earth

SYMPHONIC BAND & JAZZ BAND “Mother Earth” Saturday, December 10, 7:30 pm Burbank Auditorium $12 General / $6 Students, Seniors & Children

SRJC Orchestra Presents: Winter Wonderland

ORCHESTRA “Winter Wonderland Family Concert” Sunday, December 11, 3:00 pm Burbank Auditorium $12 General/$6 Students, Seniors & Children

Petaluma Free Farmers Market

Free Farmer's Market Nov. 15 & Dec. 13 12:30pm-2:30pm Pick up fresh produce and other groceries Patio adjacent to the Student Engagement & Success Center (500)

Free Cooking Demo with Petaluma Student Engagement & Success Center

Free Cooking Demo Free Farmer ' s Markets Come watch, taste, and savor as we prepare home made recipes with ingredients straight from the Free Farmer ' s Market! Wednesday, Nov.16th@5pm Wednesday, Dec.14th@5pm

Enroll Spring 2023: Comm 2 Spoken Word

Enroll Spring 2023: Comm 2 Spoken Word Sec. 4044 | Starts: February 6 | MW 1:30-3PM, Garcia Hall 100 Introduction to the artistic process of studying and communicating literature through its performance.  How are acting and living both performances? What can the aesthetic inform us about the everyday, and vice-versa—is that what “art imitates life” means? What makes “bad” performance? Who says what is “good” literature? How we answer these questions tells much about societal accessibility, human empathy, and the communicative power of textual embodiment. This communication class explores prose and storytelling, poetic rhythm and slam, drama and character, unconventional texts (like found crap, six word stories, comics, noises), and what happens when we break the rules and play in unexpected ways.

SRJC Bear's Den Grill is Open!

The Student Survey wants to know: Do you feel respected at SRJC? Do you feel welcome? What challenges are making your studies more difficult? Is finding parking really that hard?!* Santa Rosa Junior College is committed to helping our students succeed in college. This survey is our longest running longitudinal study, 21 years now! It aims to understand the student experience and measure if SRJC is meeting the Institutional Learning Outcomes used for Accreditation. Your participation will contribute to the diverse groups and opinions that make our college so strong. Take the survey. Tell your friends. The survey is available in English and Spanish. Si necesita asistencia en Español con el encuesta estudiantil, favor de llamar a la Oficina de Servicios Estudiantiles del Centro del Sudoeste de SRJC al 707-527-4229. If access issues due to disability arise, please contact the Disability Resources Department at (707) 527-4278 for support. Survey closes November 4, 2022 Contact SRJC’s Office of Institutional Research with any questions or comments about the survey. Learn more about the survey at: *Historically, parking was selected as one of the top challenges to getting an education at SRJC for many survey cycles. The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expres-sion, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices; nor does the District discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their age. This non-discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in District programs and activities, including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services, athletics, and application


We are excited to announce that the JC Fresh Delights Cafe is opening up the grill at the Bear's Den in Santa Rosa for Lunch Monday-Thursday from 10:00am - 2:00pm starting November 1st! Stop by for some delicious breakfast and lunch items, hot off the grill. Don't forget, CubCard Premium members get $.50 off Bear's Den with a purchase of $4.95!

Free Remote Psychiatric Services for Students

Psychiatric Services Available to students for free, every Tuesday. Contact Student Health Services the week before you want to visit for a session. 707-527-4445 or

SGA Student Life Committee: Join Us Every Thursday!

Student Life Committee Meetings are happening every Thursday from 11 AM to 12 PM in the Center for Student Leadership in Bertolini (first floor) or on Zoom 7075217925. Join us and be a part of planning student events at SRJC!

SRJC Capital Projects Newsletter

Garcia Hall Ribbon Cutting Celebration New home for the Communication Studies Department On Friday, September 23, the SRJC Communication Studies faculty and staff were thrilled to share their new home with the community who turned out for a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate this major achievement. Funded through Measure H, approved by Sonoma County voters in 2014, the Garcia Hall Renovation project retained the historical beauty of the 1936 Heritage building while creating an elegant and modern learning environment that will serve students for many years to come.

Click Here to Read the Full Newsletter


Petaluma Cinema Series

Petaluma Cinema Series, Great Films! Wednesday Nights at 7pm Optional Pre–Show at 6pm. Carole L. Ellis Auditorium • SRJC Petaluma Campus  Movies this semester: Everything Everywhere All at Once begins at 6:30pm Dune begins at 6:30pm Petite Maman Safety Last with live piano accompaniment Monos A Place in the Sun I, Tonya Lamb Bay Area Environmental Shorts Showcase with filmmakers in conversation Women is Losers with writer/director Lissette Feliciano in conversation The Truffle Hunters E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

The SRJC Culinary Bakery is Open Again!

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The SRJC Alex Ling Bakery is open again!

Open Thursdays and Fridays Through December 16

8:30AM - 2:00PM

For take-out and seating in our outdoor

patio area (weather permitting).


Dates the Bakery will be closed:

11/10 and 11/11; 11/24 and 11/25


Students in our Specialty Production Baking class will be making delicious pastries, cookies, candies, yeast breads and other baked goods.

Photo of the Culinary Cafe display case and register

SRJC Music: Fall 2022 Concerts & Recitals

Fall Music Department Concert List. For more information, visit


Why CubCard Premium? Take Advantage Of Special Discounts This Semester!

CubCard Premium Members: Don't Forget to use your discounts! Learn more about CubCard student discounts and purchase a membership at

SRJC Sustainability Blog - November 2022

Drought is still here! Save water with Sonoma Water

Sonoma County is experiencing severe drought conditions and our rainfall and reservoir storage levels are at historic lows. Let’s make water conservation a way of life now and into the future because every drop counts!

Some Water Saving Tips:

  • Wash only full loads of laundry

  • Run the dishwasher only when full

  • Install aerators on bathroom and kitchen faucets

  • Fix leaking faucets and toilets

  • Did you know that your city may pay you to replace your lawn? To learn more please visit:

Look under Programs and Rebates, then Local Programs Directory to find out if your city offers any rebates for water savings.



Food Pantry Information / Informacion Sobre La Despensa De Alimentos

FOOD PANTRY – DESPENSA DE ALIMENTOS FALL 2022 – OTOÑO 2022 Santa Rosa Campus: Bailey Field Pantry Kiosk—Campus de Santa Rosa: Kiosco de Despensa del Campo Bailey. For all students enrolled in Fall semester classes Para todos los estudiantes matriculados en clases de otoño Starting August 16th, 2022 Tuesday: 10am-3pm Wednesday: 10am-3pm Comenzando Agosto, 16, 2022 Martes: 10am-3pm Miércoles: 10am-3pm NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. JUST BRING YOUR STUDENT ID#. NO ES NECESARIO REGISTRARSE. SÓLO TRAIGA SU NÚMERO DE IDENTIFICACIÓN ESTUDIANTIL.

SRJC Libraries: Research Help

Need help after hours? Get help from your librarians using the Online Chat from SRJC Libraries. We are here Mondays-Saturdays, and weeknights we are open until 10pm. Visit:

SRJC Dental Hygiene: Dental Cleaning Appointments Available

Community Dental Hygiene/ Dental X-Ray Teaching Clinic   Services provided by students of SRJC’s dental hygiene and assisting programs Services: ◊ Teeth Cleaning  To include: Routine prophylaxis or “deep” cleaning with/without anesthetic and caries  prevention/sensitivity treatment, includes x-rays required for the purpose of  dental hygiene diagnosis. Teeth Cleaning……………. $70 ◊ Dental X-rays Only (x-ray clinic open spring semester only) Full Mouth, Bitewings and Panorex; NOTE: Dentist authorization required  Full Mouth/Panorex X-rays..$50   Four Bitewings……………...$20 Appointments are required; please plan on multiple visits Payment is expected at the time of service - we accept cash/checks/credit cards Location: Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa Campus William B. Race Health Science Building, 1st floor For Additional Information or to schedule an appointment, please call: • Dental Hygiene Clinic……………………………. (707) 522-2844 • X-ray Clinic (spring semester only)……………….… (707) 527-4213 For more clinic information: Visit our webpage at: ; select “Dental Teaching  Clinic” on the left side. No restorative services such as fillings, crowns or dentures provided. Please contact the  Redwood Empire Dental Society at 707-546-7275 for referrals.

Dental cleanings are a flat $70.00 Fee offered all 3 semesters each year which includes radiographs and deep cleanings, with light cleanings offered for free by our first year students in the spring (multiple appointments required)

Our phone number for scheduling appointments and inquiries is 707-522-2844, or visit 


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SRJC Student Club Corner

Welcome to the coolest corner for club information in the Bearfacts!
Here you will find important information and links for clubs, and much more.


Queer Action Alliance Meetings

Queer Action Alliance club meetings are held on Mondays from 12 to 1 PM. A supportive and affirming place to be queer af! Learn more and get involved by contacting

Homelessness & Housing Insecurity Club Meetings

Homelessness & Housing Insecurity Club Meetings are Wednesdays from 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM on zoom, ID 89537741031 with the passcode 057180

Students for Recovery Meetings

Students for Recovery is a safe space for students to support each other and discover healthy connections. Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. 1st Floor of Bertolini, room 4643. Questions? Call Jimmy at 7076203869


2022-2023 Student Clubs

Club List and Meeting Locations

For more information about SRJC Clubs contact:

Dori Elder, Vice President of Clubs - Santa Rosa

D'Juan Brundidge, Vice President of Clubs - Petaluma

Fall 2019 ICC Leadership Photo

(Pictured Above) Santa Rosa ICC Executive Officers 2019-20
Elisa Fragoso, Spring 2020 Secretary, Holly Pilling, Spring 2020 Vice-Chair, Burnice Nyamien, 2020 ICC Chair and VP of Clubs - Santa Rosa, Jorgen Go, Spring 2020 Treasurer

Check our website for more ICC Updates!

Click the image below for more info on SRJC Bear Cubs!

Bear Cub Athletics Upcoming Events

For the most up to date information and to connect with fellow students, please download the MySRJCApp to your mobile device.

For more information, click here to visit the Welcome and Connect Center website.

The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin,
ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status, sex,
gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or
practices; nor does the District discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their age.
This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in District programs and activities - including
but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and athletics - and application for District employment.

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