Dear Riverbats,

Wow, what a week! You have already heard from me a few items this week regarding Blackboard Login Issues, our new Chosen Name Process, and a Mandatory Sexual Misconduct Awareness & Prevention Training for our first-time students. Throughout the semester, you will hear from me a lot. I want to ensure you stay informed.
However, this is my time to celebrate you and say "welcome to the fall semester!" We are very excited to have you as a part of the Riverbat community.

As you continue your academic journey, the Office of Student Affairs is committed to working with you and challenging you to take full advantage of the great opportunities you will find at ACC!

We are in a time where we must adapt versus simply adjusting. If we merely adjust - then we have to force a change in ourselves when new challenges arise. However, when we adapt, we take what strengths we already have and use them to help us in any situation. We want you to know that during this journey, we are moving from simply adjusting to adapting as well.

 We’re here to assist you, engage you,
and shine the light on your next step.

For any questions along the way, please contact the Student Help Desk they are ready to chat if you need any assistance and will help point you in the right direction. We are happy you are a part of the Riverbat family. Remember to study hard, get involved, and reach out when you need us. We are here for you!


Dr. Shasta Buchanan 
Vice President of Student Affairs
Austin Community College 
Messages from the Office of Student Affairs
Alongside welcoming you, we also want to provide information on the tools you will need to adapt successfully. 

  • Email Communication: During the semester you will be receiving emails and weekly newsletters. Please do not unsubscribe from these messages; email is our official communication platform with you. 

  • Student Affairs Weekly Newsletter: The office of Student Affairs Communications publishes a weekly student newsletter every Saturday. It contains everything you need in one place -- engaging events, community resources, job opportunities, resources and tips for your success and more.

  • Stay updated on all ACC's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates: Austin Community College continues to monitor recent developments of coronavirus (COVID-19) and respond as needed to ensure the health and safety of our community. The latest updates, announcements, and frequently asked questions will be posted here.
Get the Help You Need Online
Remote Student Support
Student Remote Support: While student support services will not be available on campus, we want to remind you that we will virtually be present every step of the way. I encourage you to visit our remote support page, where you will find student support services ranging from Advising to Financial Aid to Online Tutoring to Community Resources and much more.
ACC has free, secure Drive-Up WiFi: WiFi can be accessed from the parking lots at every campus, everyday, from 7 am to 11 pm. Learn more here.
See What Has Been Planned for You
Find and attend virtual events
Virtual Events with Student Life
Continues through
September 4th, 2020

Supercharge Your Learning
with Expert Tutors
Virtual sessions in English, math, accounting, chemistry, and more!


Get Involved This Semester
From Career Services to Transfer Essentials to Student Money Management
There's something for YOU!

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