JJC Blog

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

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

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 You Can Take Advantage of to Excel in Class

Posted by Katie Newberry on Nov 4, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Even though the semester is winding down, it might not be easy to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This can be especially true if you’ve received midterm grades that did not meet your expectations or you’re anxious about looming final exams. And don’t forget about the upcoming holidays which can cause even the calmest people a lot of stress! But don't worry, JJC offers resources to help you excel in your classes and minimize stress.  

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, About JJC

3 Advantages of Taking a Flex Start Class

Posted by Katie Newberry on Oct 7, 2019 8:02:00 AM

The final series of Flex Start classes for the fall semester at JJC begin Monday, Oct. 14. There are over 50 classes to choose from in a variety of programs. Flex Start classes allow students to take shorter term courses that start later in the semester, giving students more opportunities to manage around their schedules.  

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

7 Ways College is Different From High School (And Why That's a Good Thing)

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 12, 2019 8:08:00 AM

By choosing to go to college, you're more likely to land a job, get paid a higher salary and even live a happier, healthier life!

Sounds amazing, right? But that's not all! Did you know that college gives you perks even before you graduate? Read below to learn seven ways college is different from high school (and why that's a good thing).

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

Why Going to College Online is a Smart Idea and How You Can Get Started at JJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 29, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Did you know that JJC offers more and more online classes every year? This fall, there will be 350+ online class choices available in almost every area of study. Thinking about taking all your classes online? JJC offers multiple degree and certificate options where you can do just that! Read below to learn why going to college online is a smart idea and how you can get started at JJC. 

Not sure how you feel about online classes? Check out this blog to learn five amazing benefits.

Fall semester begins Aug. 19, with flex start options in September and October. Apply now.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

5 Best Gen Eds to Take This Summer

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 17, 2019 8:08:00 AM

With only one more summer session left (beginning July 1), students who want to take JJC classes should sign up ASAP. Taking summer classes is the smartest thing you can do in college - so whether you are a JJC student, home from your four-year university or an adult interested in going back to school, take advantage of this opportunity while you still can!

Not sure which classes to take? Below, we list five of the best gen eds you can sign up for during this final summer session.

Summer Session III: July 1 to Aug. 8 (six weeks)
Register: Visit my.jjc.edu.
Apply: Visit jjc.edu/form/jjc-application.

Disclaimer: While the list below includes general education classes that are required for many degree and certificate programs, we recommend that you double check to see if you need to take each class before signing up. 

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, About JJC, Summer