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Student Success

Technology Center,
Room 8220
845-574-4427 or
845-574-4306

Summer Hours

June 8 - August 7

M, T, W, & Th: 8 am – 5:45 pm

F: Closed

Regular Hours

Monday: 8 am – 7 pm
Tuesday: 8 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 8 am 7 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before closing to allow for sufficient time to meet your academic, career, and transfer needs.

Student Success is operating remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the following video for more information.

Please CLICK HERE to request assistance.

Who Is My Student Success Advisor?

Your Success Team

At Rockland Community College, you are provided with a Student Success Team that will help you with your academic journey, career exploration, transfer planning, support service referrals, and more! Your Team includes your Dean, Program Director, Faculty Advisor, Student Success Advisor, Connection Counselor, Financial Aid Advisor, Peer Mentors, and if you’re involved in any of these special programs, your Athletics, Honors, TRiO, and Veterans Advisors. During your first semester, you will take an ‘Introduction to the School’ course that will outline the various College offices and departments that can help you on your path.

Student Success Advisor

RCC has five schools that specialize in different areas of study: School of Arts & Humanities; School of Business & Professional Studies; School of Education & Social Sciences; School of Nursing Health & Wellness; and School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Because you belong to one of the five Schools, you will be assigned a Student Success Advisor who is an expert in your program or major. To find out who your Advisor is and how to contact them, login to your Self-Service Banner through the myRCC portal or contact Student Success at 845-574-4306 or studentsuccess@sunyrockland.edu.

How to Get Advised

At RCC, there are multiple ways for you to get advised both in-person and virtually.

Advisement by Appointment

Contact Student Success at 845-574-4306 or advise@sunyrockland.edu to find out who your Student Success Advisor is and/or to make an appointment.

Virtual Advisement

Student Success offers three options for virtual advisement:

Option 1: Advisement appointment via phone call

  • To make an appointment, contact your assigned Student Success Advisor.
  • If you don't know who your Student Success Advisor is, contact Student Success at 845-574-4306 or advise@sunyrockland.edu.

Option 2: Advisement via email

Your Student Success Advisor will review your program evaluation, make course recommendations, refer you to a wide variety of College resources and answer any questions you may have.

To receive advisement via email please complete the following steps:

  • Send an email to your assigned Student Success Advisor from your sunyrockland.edu account with the words “E-Advisement” in the subject heading and include the following information in the body of the message:
    • Your full name
    • Your Student ID number
    • NOTE: You must communicate through your sunyrockland.edu email account. We will not provide advisement to students using other email services.

       

Option 3: Advisement via video-conferencing

Student Success also offers video advising using Google Hangouts. The setup is simple, it’s just like meeting with your advisor in person!

You will need:

  • Your RCC email account
  • The Google Chrome browser with the Google Hangouts plugin installed on your computer OR the Google Hangouts app installed on your phone/tablet.
  • A Webcam or Cell Phone

How it works:
  1. Schedule a video advisement appointment with your Student Success Advisor, through their “Book a Meeting links” at the bottom of their email signature. (See list below)
  2. At the time of your appointment log into your RCC gmail account.
  3. You will receive an invitation to chat from the advisor in your inbox. Open the invitation and select "Accept."
  4. Once accepted, the advisor will initiate the video call.
  5. Choose "Answer" to begin the call.
  6. You will need to "Allow" Google Hangouts to access your microphone and camera.
  7. Start your appointment!
“Book A Meeting”

You can book a meeting with an Advisor using the following links:

Career and Transfer Advising

For information on how your Student Success Advisor can provide you with Career Advising, helping you to become Real World Ready, visit the Career Advising page.

  • Better understand your interests and abilities
  • Explore academic and career possibilities
  • Align educational and career goals
  • Gain experience through internships
  • Network with professionals
  • Write effective resume and cover letters
  • Learn interview techniques and practice
  • Acquire professional and interpersonal skills
  • Find out about on- and off-campus job opportunities


To find out how your Student Success Advisor can provide you with Transfer Advising and support to help you continue your education at a four-year school and beyond, visit the Transfer Advising page.

Prepare to Meet Your Advisor

Review Your Major Requirements

You can read about your major at sunyrockland.edu/go/degrees. You can go over the degree requirements of your major by visiting Self-Service in Banner. You can review course descriptions by looking at the course catalog. By reviewing all of this before your session, you will know what questions to ask during the appointment.

Take Notes

Be sure to bring your laptop/tablet, or pen and paper, with you to your advising session. You’re going to want to take plenty of notes and ask lots of questions. It’s also a good idea to have your calendar with you so you can write in any important dates and deadlines.

Ask the Right Questions

In order to prepare the right questions, you need to know what exactly your Student Success Advisor can do for you. Your Advisor can help you with academic planning, course selection, career path and transfer services, campus support information, and preparation for graduation.