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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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Tags: Culinary, Recipes, JJC Experts

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

6 Safety Tips For Winter Driving

Posted by Scott Harvey on Dec 16, 2019 8:06:00 AM

With the winter driving season upon us, now is the time to prepare your car for the harsh conditions. Take it from the instructors in Joliet Junior College’s automotive service technology program to offer such advice. Each day, they’re educating students in every aspect of automotive service and repair using modern equipment and technology inside JJC’s state-of-the-art facility.

Here, they share six tips that drivers can easily perform to help ensure your vehicle is ready for the winter.  

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, JJC Experts

10 Habits to Stay Healthy this Flu Season

Posted by Katie Newberry on Dec 9, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Unfortunately, flu season is upon us and illnesses spread quickly this time of the year. With some help from Joliet Junior College’s nursing faculty members, we’ve compiled a list of ways to help you, and the people around you, stay healthy this winter. 

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Tags: Careers, Tips & Tricks, Community, Healthcare, JJC Experts

5 Convenient Services Available Through the JJC Bookstore

Posted by Scott Harvey on Dec 2, 2019 8:12:00 AM

The Joliet Junior College Bookstore, with locations at Main Campus and Romeoville, offers convenient services for current and prospective students, and fun items for members of the community. The two locations are the only stores owned and operated by the college. Excess earnings are reinvested into student and institutional needs.

Here are five convenient services available through the JJC Bookstore.

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Student Services, Bookstore