Student Survival Guide

Welcome to Sacramento City College. Here is a list of dates, deadlines, tips and tricks to help you navigate your school year, find a toilet, scavenge for provisions and prepare you to survive an academic situation you may encounter.

ON-CAMPUS SUSTENANCE

CAFETERIA-A.K.A. THE CITY CAFÉ

Located next to the Student Union and South Gym on the north end of the Quad. Operated by Aramark Food service, the café features a grill with hamburgers and such, pre-prepared sushi, made-to-order deli sandwiches and burritos, build-a bowl noodle bar, pre-made salads and a variety of snack foods.

SURVIVAL TIP: CANDY, CHIPS, BOTTLED SOFT DRINKS AND BOTTLED WATER ARE CHEAPER IN THE COLLEGE STORE.

JAVA CITY

Located next to the City Café. Java City offers the standard variety of hot and cold coffee drinks.

SURVIVAL TIP: IF YOU ARE JUST LOOKING FOR A CUP OF REGULAR COFFEE, SAVE A BUCK AND AVOID THE LINE—CITY CAFÉ SERVES TWO SELF-SERVICE VARIETIES OF JAVA CITY ROASTS AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE.

VENDING MACHINES

Vending machines with snacks are located across from the City Café next to the South Gym or in the walkway between Lillard and Mohr halls. Soft drink vending machines are located at a variety of spots on campus.

SURVIVAL TIP: THE SOFT DRINK VENDING MACHINES LOCATED NEXT TO THE LIGHT RAIL STATION ARE FREQUENTLY OUT OF SERVICE AND OFTEN TAKE YOUR MONEY WITHOUT RETURNING YOUR SELECTION.

OFF-CAMPUS SUSTENANCE

THE SANDWICH SPOT LAND PARK

2108 11th Ave.
916-444-7187
http://landparksandwichspot.com/

Located two blocks behind the Fine Arts building, The Sandwich Spot, a longtime

City College favorite, offers a wide variety of hot and cold specialty sandwiches. One sandwich will usually feed two average appetites or one Panthers athlete’s appetite.

SURVIVAL TIP: CALL IN YOUR ORDER TO AVOID THE WAIT, AND DO NOT FORGET TO ASK FOR A SIDE OF BOMB SAUCE.

BURGESS BROTHERS’ BURGERS

2144 Sutterville Road
916-209-0277

Look for the place across the street from campus that smells good—you cannot miss the meat smoker out front.

SURVIVAL TIP: GO FOR ANY OF THE BURGERS, BUT THE FRIES ARE A MUST.

FAMOUS PIZZA

2998 Freeport Blvd.
916-448-3333

This is good, old school pizza, and they will deliver to campus. Ask them to meet you in front of the College Store.

SURVIVAL TIP: SHARE OR SPLIT THE COST WITH FRIENDS. ONE EXTRALARGE PIZZA EASILY FEEDS FOUR AND STARTS AT AROUND .

ESPRESSO METRO

2104 11th Ave.
916-444-6130

In the same complex with The Sandwich Spot, Espresso Metro makes some killer coffee drinks and offers a small breakfast/lunch menu.

SURVIVAL TIP: IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A QUICK, CHEAP BREAKFAST BEFORE AN EARLY CLASS, TRY ONE OF THE BREAKFAST BURRITOS PROVIDED BY A LOCAL CATERER.

TOGO’S

4421 Freeport Blvd.
916-452-6453
http://www.togos.com/freeport

TOGO’s, the classic California sub-sandwich franchise, is a bit of hike for a short break between classes, but it opens at 10 a.m., so it is a great place to pick up a sandwich on your way to campus.

SURVIVAL TIP: EAT IT AFTER CLASS. TOGO’S SANDWICHES HOLD WELL. ORDER ONE WITHOUT THE MAYO, MUSTARD AND SAUCES—ASK FOR VEGGIES ON THE SIDE. GET CONDIMENT PACKETS FROM CITY CAFÉ.

WEBSITES WORTH VISITING

SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE

http://scc.losrios.edu

Last semester the City College website went through a major overhaul. The new site is updated regularly and is much easier to navigate.

SURVIVAL TIP: BE SPECIFIC WITH YOUR SEARCHES—THE NEW SITE STILL RETURNS SOME OUTDATED CONTENT.

THE EXPRESS

http://saccityexpress.com

How can we not shamelessly self-promote the online version of the greatest student newspaper ever published?

SURVIVAL TIP: HELP MAINTAIN OUR GREATNESS BY SENDING US YOUR NEWS, OPINIONS, PHOTOS AND STORY IDEAS ABOUT ON-CAMPUS LIFE.

PURDUE OWL

https://owl.english.purdue.edu

The online authority for all things MLA and APA, the University of Purdue’s Online Writing Lab is a must-have English reference for students and professors.

SURVIVAL TIP: VISIT THE ONCAMPUS WRITING CENTER IN THE LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER FOR INDIVIDUAL TUTORING AND ASSISTANCE WITH ESSAYS.

NEED A BAND-AID OR SOMEONE TO TALK TO?

SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE HEALTH SERVICES OFFICE

Rodda Hall North (RHN) 125
916-558-2367
http://www.scc.losrios.edu/healthservices

The office offers a wide variety of health services, including urgent care for minor injuries and mental counseling. For a full list of services provided, visit the office’s website.

SURVIVAL TIP: THE HEALTH SERVICES OFFICE PROVIDES CONFIDENTIAL TESTING FOR HIV AND OTHER SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES.

WRITING CENTER

LRC-144 (first floor of the Learning Resource Center)
916-558-2126

Free individual tutoring and workshops are available through City College’s writing center, located in the LRC. Students are encouraged to stop by or call to make appointments to work with a tutor.

SURVIVAL TIP: ONLINE TUTORING IS ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WRITING CENTER. TO GET STARTED, VISIT: HTTP://WWW.SCC.LOSRIOS.EDU/WRITINGCENTER/ONLINETUTORING/TO GET STARTED.

MOVING AROUND

REGIONAL TRANSIT

With a current semester sticker on any City College Student Access Cards, Sacramento’s regional transit is free. This includes light rail and bus fares. Trains bound for Meadowview leave on the hour and at the quarter hours. Trains bound for Watt/I-80, which take you toward downtown Sacramento, depart 8 minutes after the hour and quarter hours.

SURVIVAL TIP: MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR CURRENT STICKER. IF YOU’RE CAUGHT RIDING WITHOUT IT, THE CITATION CAN BE EXPENSIVE.

WHERE TO GO WHEN YOU GOTTA GO

In the opinion of the Express editorial staff there are a few buildings on campus with restrooms that stand out when it comes to privacy and cleanliness. Here is the short list:

—Performing Arts Center (PAC)

—First and third floor facilities in the Learning Resource Center-LRC

—North Gym

SURVIVAL TIP: IF YOU ARRIVE TO CAMPUS IN THE EARLY MORNING, THE RESTROOMS NEXT TO CITY CAFÉ ARE NOT ALWAYS UNLOCKED ON TIME.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

City College students should also be aware of the occasional zombie outbreak on campus. Often, and through no fault of their own, college students can contract a zombie-like infection.

The majority of City College student zombie sightings happen twice a semester around midterm and final weeks. Exam zombies are easily identifiable by panicked expressions, slow and jerky movements, and bloodshot eyes. These zombies are easily dispatched with a spare Scantron, No. 2 pencil and a reassuring smile. However, different varieties of zombies can be found on campus throughout the school year.

SURVIVAL TIP: THE BEST WAY TO FIGHT ZOMBIFICATION IS TO PREPARE, PLAN AND ORGANIZE. KEEP A CALENDAR, CHECK SCHOOL EMAIL REGULARLY, STAY ON TOP OF YOUR EDUCATIONAL PLAN, AND DO NOT BE AFRAID MEET WITH YOUR PROFESSORS.

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