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Learn more about student life and what you can accomplish at Joliet Junior College in our blog.

Spring Semester Restart at JJC Underway - Here’s What to Know

Posted by Scott Harvey on Mar 30, 2020 8:06:00 AM

The spring semester has officially restarted at Joliet Junior College in an online only capacity. While we’re sad to be unable to interact with our students in person, we recognize this is the safest approach, and will continue to operate in a way that best protects our students and employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

That said, JJC faculty and staff are excited to offer over 1,400 classes remotely to our students, as well as an abundance of online support services during this time! Below, we’ve outlined some key dates, procedures, and pathways through which JJC students can thrive during the remainder of the spring semester and beyond.

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Tags: About JJC, Student Services

Spring Break Plans and Tips From Students

Posted by Scott Harvey on Mar 9, 2020 8:07:00 AM

The halls will be quieter this week, as JJC students are off for spring break. While we’ll miss the bustle of campus, we’re glad our students are getting some much-needed time to relax.

We reached out to several students on their plans for spring break, as well as their advice for fellow students during this time. Here is what 12 of them had to say.

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Tags: Just for Fun, Student Voices

How JJC Student Athletes Balance Academics and Sports

Posted by Katie Newberry on Mar 2, 2020 8:02:00 AM

JJC offers many extracurricular activities for students, including collegiate level athletics. Students can participate in 11 sports: wrestling, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer and cheerleading.  

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, Athletics, Student Voices

10 Resources Enhancing Student Success at JJC’s Romeoville Campus

Posted by Scott Harvey on Feb 24, 2020 8:02:00 AM

JJC not only provides an abundance of student services at Main Campus, but throughout its extended sites. At Romeoville Campus, new initiatives and enhancements to existing services have created even more opportunities for students, whether they are a part-time visitor or study exclusively at the location.

The Romeoville Campus, located at 1125 W. Romeo Street, opened in 1993 as a 35,000-square-foot facility. The college added another 49,000 square feet in 2015 to include more classrooms and science labs, a new campus bookstore, an open computer lab, a dedicated traffic school classroom, a collaborative classroom, a larger cafeteria, and much more. As of late, even more services have been added or improved. Here we inform you of 10 resources enhancing student success at JJC’s Romeoville Campus.

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun, Student Services, Romeoville Campus

11 Indoor Study and Lounge Areas at JJC

Posted by Scott Harvey on Feb 10, 2020 8:12:00 AM

Need a place to cram for that test or to take a load off in between classes? JJC students will likely be searching for an indoor space to do so amid winter’s sub-freezing and wet conditions.

We’ve mapped out some popular and not-so-obvious places across JJC’s Main and extended campuses where students can complete classwork or take some time to relax. Check them out below, and visualize for yourself by using our virtual tour tool.

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun, Student Services

7 Helpful Websites and Apps for Students

Posted by Katie Newberry on Feb 3, 2020 8:03:00 AM

Struggling to fill out your FAFSA application? Studying for your anatomy test? As a college student there's always something new to learn; that’s why you’re here, right?! Luckily there are websites and apps available that can help you navigate college and ace your classes!  

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, Financial Aid, FAFSA, Majors

10 Scholarships Future and Current JJC Students Can Apply For

Posted by Scott Harvey on Jan 27, 2020 8:02:00 AM

Not only is federal and state financial aid available to qualifying students of Joliet Junior College, there are an abundance of scholarships for which you can apply. And now that the application window is open for the fall 2020 semester, now is the time to explore your options!

JJC awards scholarships funded by the Joliet Junior College Foundation in order to address the needs of many different kinds of students. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic standing, leadership, specialized talents, ethnic origin, and financial need, among other factors. Last year, the JJC Foundation awarded over $757,000 in scholarships to 670 students!

The fall 2020 scholarship application period runs Feb. 1 through May 1. Below, we introduce you to 10 scholarships that would impact your academic future. You can review all scholarships and apply here.

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Will JJC Be Closed Due to Weather? A Quick Guide

Posted by Kelly Rohder on Jan 13, 2020 8:42:00 AM

 

Winter conditions can sometimes have our students and employees asking: Will JJC be closing due to snow or inclement weather?

Below we outline the college's procedures for reviewing this decision, and how to be sure you're notified of any possible announcements. 

How To Know When JJC Will Close

Before making the decision to close, JJC takes road conditions, the closing status of local schools, the readiness of JJC campuses (are the parking lots plowed or are the sidewalks shoveled?) and scheduled classes/activities into consideration.

JJC's closing procedures state that:

  • If the weather is bad overnight, JJC will make an announcement at 5 a.m. or before for a closing or delayed start.*
  • Depending on how weather conditions evolve, the college may need to close midday if conditions warrant.
  • If the weather is bad during the day, JJC will make an announcement to cancel evening classes by 3 p.m. of the current day.
  • If you don't hear from JJC about a school closing, that means the college is open.

*During a delayed start, any class that begins prior to the start time – no matter the length - will be canceled. This includes extended class periods that may begin before and end after the delayed start time.

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

4 JJC Resources to Help Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in Check

Posted by Katie Newberry on Jan 6, 2020 8:08:00 AM

It’s the beginning of a new year and you know what that means; many people are making resolutions to be a better version of themselves. For most, those resolutions have failed before the month is even over.  

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Just for Fun, Holidays

5 JJC Resources That Can Help You Choose a Major

Posted by Katie Newberry on Dec 23, 2019 8:06:00 AM

Choosing a major can be stressful if you don’t know what career path best suits you. It’s a big decision in determining your professional future. Luckily, for students at Joliet Junior College, you're already on a path to success. Community colleges offer students the flexibility to explore career fields and finish general education courses for significantly less than what they’d pay at a four-year institution. This is a great time to take classes in subjects that pique your interests!  

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Tags: Careers, Tips & Tricks, Student Services, Majors, JJC Experts