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

8 Local Ice Cream Events to Enjoy This Summer

Posted by Amanda Wijangco on Jun 27, 2022 8:45:00 AM

Summer has officially arrived, and its hot and humid temperatures are in full swing. Ice cream is a delicious way for all ages to beat the heat. So cool down and explore our district with these local ice cream events in July — which is National Ice Cream Month — and August. 

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Tags: Just for Fun, Summer, Community

5 Emotions You'll Experience on Graduation Day

Posted by Scott Harvey on May 16, 2022 8:12:00 AM

After two years of navigating virtual and drive-thru graduation ceremonies, Joliet Junior College is excited to return to a traditional format this year to celebrate the Class of 2022! JJC is holding two in-person ceremonies at our Event Center at Main Campus on Friday, May 20.

With two ceremonies, the college can maintain social distancing and also provide each graduate with four tickets for their family and friends. Masks will be optional. Those who wish to wear a mask are encouraged to do so. The afternoon ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m., with the evening ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m. The college’s graduation page details the times that specific degrees and certificates will be awarded. 

No doubt the emotions will be high for our students as they prepare to take the next steps in their academic and career journeys. Which of these emotions do you think you'll identify with when the moment arrives? 

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Tags: Just for Fun, graduation, JJC Alumni

7 Pop-Culture Inspired Majors for Undecided Students

Posted by Katie Newberry on Oct 25, 2021 8:03:00 AM

If you’re one of the many college students that still doesn’t know what you want to be when you grow up, that’s okay! You are already on the right path if you are attending a community college. You’ll get your gen ed classes out of the way while figuring out what interests you. For those who intend to transfer to a four-year school later on, this will save you time and money along your journey.  

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Tags: For New Students, Careers, Just for Fun, About JJC, Student Services, Majors, Automotive

10 Fun Clubs You Can Join at JJC

Posted by Katie Newberry on Sep 20, 2021 8:22:33 AM

Welcome to a new semester! Now that you’ve had some time to adjust to your new courses, it might be a good time to get involved on campus. The Office of Student Activities (OSA) is a great place to start looking for clubs and events. With over 30 clubs and honor societies, there’s plenty to get involved in. Here are a few of the many clubs you can join. 

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun, About JJC, Student Services, Theatre, Art

4 Ways the Library Can Prepare You for College

Posted by Logan Kap on Aug 9, 2021 8:26:26 AM

With the fall semester approaching, many students are beginning to think about the transition back to classes. Whether you are new to college or a returning student, it’s important to be prepared for the semester, especially given the challenges from the pandemic this past year. The Joliet Junior College Library wants to make that transition as seamless as possible.

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun, About JJC, Community, Student Services, History

5 New Continuing Ed Classes to Explore This Summer

Posted by Scott Harvey on Jun 28, 2021 8:09:00 AM

Joliet Junior College’s Corporate and Community Services offers several continuing education courses, including professional development and career training programs, lifelong learning workshops, Kids College and contract training programs.

This summer, community classes are meeting in person in accordance with the college’s COVID safety protocols. Here, we spotlight five new course offerings that you can get involved with at JJC for the first time!

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Tags: Just for Fun, MakerLab, Corporate and Community Services, Continuing Education

Early Years of JJC’s Night School: 4 Fascinating Facts

Posted by Scott Harvey on Jun 14, 2021 8:07:00 AM

Night school is a hallmark of community colleges, offering students and the community the convenience of furthering educational goals with flexible scheduling. JJC’s Evening College flourished before and after World War II. The interesting history of JJC’s night school program during this challenging time period is reminiscent of the adjustments the college has made over the past year to accommodate students during COVID-19.

JJC’s adaptability and commitment to providing educational opportunities can be explored in the From the Archives article, featured in the spring 2021 issue of JJC’s Connections Magazine.

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Tags: Just for Fun, History

5 Emotions You'll Experience on Graduation Day

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on May 17, 2021 8:05:00 AM

As Graduation Day gets closer, we can only imagine the thoughts bubbling through your mind. It's normal to feel emotional - after all, you've come so far to get here. We hope you'll savor the moment when your name is called and you receive your diploma or certificate. 

A reminder that in order to maintain safety while celebrating our graduates, JJC is conducting two different commencement ceremonies, a drive-thru and virtual event, on May 21. 

Today's blog is about the emotions we're sure you'll be feeling on Graduation Day. Can you identify with any of them already?

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Tags: Just for Fun

6 Tips For Hosting a COVID-Safe Gathering

Posted by Katie Newberry on Apr 19, 2021 8:21:00 AM

As people are receiving their COVID vaccinations and restrictions are starting to ease, we’re getting anxious to gather with other people. Whether it’s having wedding that was postponed or hosting events for your organization, people are ready to get back to some sense of normalcy.  

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Just for Fun, Holidays, Community, Safety Tips, JJC Experts, COVID-19

5 Historical Photos of America’s First Public Community College

Posted by Katie Newberry on Apr 5, 2021 8:12:00 AM

Joliet Junior College was founded in 1901 and is the oldest public community college in the United States. Throughout its 120-year existence, many students and staff have come through the doors to shape JJC’s rich history.  

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC, Community, History