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Subject: Welcome Back-A Message From Dr. Brewer
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7:56 am

Dear Students,

I want to welcome you back from spring break. I realize that this is an unprecedented time in our lives due to COVID-19, and the related uncertainty can cause you to experience stress and fear, but know that the RCC family is here to support and help you.  For the safety of the College community, we are practicing social distancing and until further notice, the physical campus is closed. The College will remain open by continuing business operations remotely with only essential personnel on campus.  While students are not able to physically access the campus, we are only a call, video conference or email away.

As the semester resumes today, all classes will be delivered remotely and your professors will be communicating with you directly with details.

Here are a few updates and resources that I want to share with you.


The College has created a Technology Loan program for students who need to borrow tablets or laptops to complete their coursework. To submit your request or for more information, click here.


Staff are working remotely and available to help you. Click here to access the student resources page that has additional contact information for various support services. We will continue to update this page with key contacts, student-specific resources and other details that you may find useful.


Additionally, the 'RCC Student Support Line' is monitored from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Please leave a message with your contact information and staff will quickly respond. To leave a message, please call 845-574-4224 or e-mail


The College is extending certain deadlines to better accommodate your needs.

  • The last day to withdraw from a spring class is extended to Friday, April 17. However, we encourage you to speak with your Academic Advisor before making the decision to withdraw as it may affect your financial aid and academic progress.
  • The last day to complete an incomplete class from the Fall 2019 or Winter 2020 semesters is also extended to Friday, April 17.
  • Registration for Summer classes will begin on Monday, April 20.

Remember we are a family at RCC and we will persevere.  I wish you a strong finish to the rest of the semester. If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Best regards,
Dr. Brewer

Dr. Helen Castellanos Brewer
Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
(845) 574-4206