Jul 23, 2024  
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2024-2025 
    
Reynolds Community College Catalog 2024-2025

Student Resources



Academic Advising for Students with Academic Concerns

reynolds.edu/retention

Students whose academic standing is “academic warning” or “academic probation” must meet with an advisor before registering. Students with 30 or fewer graded credit hours and students who have not declared a program will meet with an advisor in Advising Services. Students can make an appointment with their Advising Services Advisor through Navigate.

Students with 31 or more graded credit hours who have declared a program (major) should meet with an advisor in their school. Students whose academic standing is “academic suspension” or students who wish to be readmitted after dismissal from Reynolds must meet with an academic advisor through the Office of Retention Services. Referral to Retention Services can be made through Advising Services on any campus.

The EARLY ALERTS program is designed to help students who may be struggling in classes. Students are contacted in an effort to avoid long-term academic and financial aid issues. Students receiving a college email from a professor through this initiative (currently from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College - Navigate Student Success, no-reply@navigate.eab.com) may also be contacted by Tutoring Services or an advisor who can provide additional resources and assistance.

Advising Services

reynolds.edu/advising

Reynolds subscribes to a proactive and holistic approach to advising services with shared responsibilities between students, faculty advisors, professional advisors, wrap-around student supports, administrators, and community partners. The goal of academic advising is to assist students from the point of application to graduation in developing career plans to secure employment opportunities, educational plans that provide opportunities for enhancing academic skills, providing accurate information regarding academic program progression, understanding, and applying academic policies and procedures to access campus and community resources. 

The advising program focuses on the development of a continuous culture of care for all of our students. Students should meet with their assigned advisor to obtain information and assistance at any time to receive support and or guidance to achieve their educational goals. For more information, contact advising@reynolds.edu or call (804) 523-6464.

Campus Store

reynolds.edu/campus_store

A campus store is located on the Downtown and Parham Road Campuses. 

Students have the option to purchase new textbooks, used textbooks, rental textbooks, digital textbooks, supplies, Reynolds logo clothing and gifts, and more. The campus stores accepts personal checks, major credit cards and Follett gift cards, in addition to cash. 

Students receiving financial aid may only charge textbooks and supplies to their financial aid awards. Authorized agency charge accounts may be maintained for students who are financially supported by recognized state, federal, or private institutions. Students may charge to their financial aid or third party account during specific charge dates during each semester. Check with your local store for dates pertaining to a specific semester. 

Textbooks are stocked by course identification and section number, i.e., BUS 100 81PR. A full refund will be given in the original form of payment if textbooks are returned during the first week of classes with original receipt. With proof of schedule change and original receipt, a full refund will be given in the original form of payment up until the last day to drop with refund (with the exception of the summer semester). No refunds on unwrapped loose leaf books or access codes. Textbooks must be in original condition. No refunds or exchanges without original receipt. 

Students have the opportunity to sell textbooks back to the campus stores if they are in good condition. In order to sell back textbooks to the campus store, the student must present a valid Reynolds student ID. Students can sell their books back year round except during the Financial Aid Period and can receive up to 50% back of the original purchasing price until our limits are reached during the week of finals. 

For general questions or additional information regarding the hours of operation for a specific campus, please contact: 
Downtown Campus - (804) 786-8580 or Downtown Campus Bookstore website
Parham Road Campus - (804) 371-3266 or Parham Campus Bookstore website
Goochland Campus - contact the Parham Road Campus Store

Career Services

reynolds.edu/career

Career Services at Reynolds Community College provides comprehensive support for students, faculty, and employers. The Career Services Office works collaboratively with each department to provide services for all students, from application to graduation We provide opportunities for students to develop career readiness competencies, job shadowing, and paid internships while preparing for transfer or employment upon graduation. We use data to inform our college community about student retention.  The Career Services Team guides students in establishing career goals, planning and preparing for a chosen occupation. Workshops on resume assistance, interview preparation, and other career topics are regularly scheduled. 

Reynolds maintains an Instagram account, website, and Handshake - an online job board.  In-person services are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm in Burnette Hall, room 102.  

Center for the Deaf

reynolds.edu/accommodations

The Center for the Deaf, which is a part of the Office of Student Accommodations (OSA) coordinates support services for students with documented disabilities on all campuses enrolled in college programs. The center also provides interpreters for the Deaf and hard of hearing students.

For additional information, contact the Office of Student Accommodations:
Downtown Campus and The Kitchens: (804)523-5628, First Floor Lobby, Room 105
Parham Road Campus and Goochland Campus: (804) 523-5290, Parham Road Campus, Georgiadis Hall, suite 101
VA Relay 711 for any number at Reynolds
Email: OSA@reynolds.edu

College Success Skills Classes

reynolds.edu/sdv

Designed to be taken in the first 15 credit hours, student development courses (SDV 100 and SDV 101) provide students with information and experiences that help them succeed in college. Career development, study skills, academic advising, financial literacy, and college policies and procedures are covered in this class. Instructors provide individual assistance and referrals to students as needed. Completion of an SDV course is required for all students enrolled in associate, applied associate, and certificate programs, and is a general education requirement within the Virginia Community College System. SDV 101 classes are required for students in several programs such as American Sign Language & Interpreter Education (ASL&IE), Automotive, Business-related, Culinary, Education, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Computer Access

https://www.reynolds.edu/register_for_classes/technology_support/computing_centers.html

Reynolds provides students access to a wide range of software applications in support of academic programs at the college. Computers are available in the three campus Libraries. Support for the computers is provided by the Department of Technology. These computers have much of the necessary software to complete coursework. If the software needed for a class is not available, please contact your instructor for additional access information. Hours of operation for computer access are based on the scheduled hours that the Libraries are open. Visit reynoldslibraries.org.

Downtown Campus - Library
Room 230 (804) 523-5211

Goochland Campus - Library
Main Building, Room 200 (804) 523-5419

Parham Road Campus - Library
LTC, Room 103 (804) 523-5220

The Kitchens at Reynolds
The Kitchens, Room 215 (804) 523-5079

Counseling

Students experiencing non-academic difficulties should contact the Office of Student Affairs at (804) 523-5025. Staff is able to help students connect with appropriate community resources. Reynolds does not provide personal or mental health counseling.

Student Support Services

www.reynolds.edu/student-support-services

Student Support Services assists students with getting connected to campus and community resources. Whether you need assistance getting through the week, the month, or the semester, our services can help you address the basic support you need to thrive as a student. Call 804-523-5005, email studentsupport@reynolds.edu, or stop by one of our offices for more information.   

Downtown Campus: The 105  
Parham Road Campus: Georgiadis Hall, Room 200  

Student Support Services provides an easy-to-use benefits screener called Single Stop to determine your eligibility for potential benefits and to pair students with a caseworker. Together, the student and caseworker can explore Reynolds and community resources to address food insecurity, housing concerns, transportation and more.   

We offer the following services to help you thrive at Reynolds Community College: 

  • Reynolds food pantry-available to any currently enrolled student 
  • TimelyCare-a free telehealth service available 24/7 for mental health support 
  • Great Expectations-a support program for former or current foster care youth 
  • Emergency financial assistance-support in the form of emergency loans 
  • CommonHelp application-assistance completing application for benefits such as SNAP, Medicaid and WIC 
  • Advice for dealing with off-campus issues, such as housing and transportation concerns 

Complete the Single Stop screener to start the process of getting connected to resources: https://app.singlestop.org/vccs/reynoldscc

Libraries

reynoldslibaries.org

The mission of Reynolds Libraries is to provide an inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and the public can attain their learning and teaching needs, develop strong lifelong information literacy skills, and provide access to information to encourage free inquiry. Consistent with the Reynolds mission, we are committed to providing innovative and quality resources and services to students to ensure their academic success.

Reynolds Libraries offer:

  • 79,000+ print books, 470,000+ eBooks, 5700+ DVDS & audiobooks, and 123,000+ online films/media
  • 150+ research databases that provide access to millions of full-text articles
  • Remote access to research databases 24/7 with MyReynolds login
  • Interlibrary Loan and Cooperative Borrowing
  • Premium computers with MS Office Suite and specialized software
  • Laptops loans for enrolled students
  • Research consultation in person, by phone, email, and via 24/7 live chat
  • Group Study Rooms for collaborative projects
  • Workshops and Library Instruction

Library Services Locations and Contact Numbers:

Downtown Campus Library
Room 230 (804) 523-5211

Goochland Campus Library
Main Building, Room 200 (804) 523-5419

Parham Road Campus Library
Massey LTC, Room 103 (804) 523-5220  

The Kitchens Resource Center
Room 215, (804) 523-5079

Math Central+

www.reynolds.edu/MathCentral

Helping students in Math, Engineering, Physics and more!

Math Central+ provides tutoring and support for students at Reynolds. Qualified faculty and peer tutors offer a variety of techniques to support students through developmental and credit-level math as well as physics and engineering courses. Whether you need help with a single homework assignment or ongoing support through the completion of your courses, MathCentral+ tutors provide important tools for success and offer encouragement along the way. We also assist with registration for mathematics courses and registration and usage of software required in many courses. Students are encouraged to come to Math Central+ to do their math homework knowing help is always nearby.

About our tutors

Math Central+ tutors are not only knowledgeable, they are great mentors who lead by example. Math Central+ offers walk-in and one-on-one appointments, both virtual and in-person, along with group help sessions. Many of our seasoned tutors are qualified instructors. Peer tutors are students who have completed college-level courses and have been recommended by our instructors to work in Math Central+. Our tutors work directly with students by helping them with course content and mentoring them to become better prepared mathematics students.  

Downtown Campus (804) 523-5037
Parham Road Campus (804) 523-5525

New Student Orientation

reynolds.edu/orientation

The Office of First-Year Initiatives supports efforts to provide a successful start for new students at Reynolds by offering New Student Orientation known as “SOAR” (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration). SOAR sessions are offered in a variety of formats to meet students where they are and assist with the following:

  • Learning how to utilize MyReynolds and Navigate accounts
  • Opportunities to speak with a financial aid representative
  • Talking with an advisor about possible programs and receive a set of recommended classes for registration
  • Creating a class schedule for the upcoming term
  • Discovering student success resources like free services including tutoring, student accommodations, and how to get involved in campus activities

Research has shown that students who participate in SOAR before their first semester have an easier transition into college, higher first-semester grade point averages, are more likely to continue in their education. SOAR sessions require advanced registration and information can be found at www.reynolds.edu/orientation. Please contact soar@reynolds.edu or 804-523-5155 for more information.

Office of Student Accommodations

reynolds.edu/accommodations

Reynolds complies with both the letter and the spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA AA) and other laws protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities. The Office of Student Accommodations (OSA) seeks to provide access to educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities by removing barriers and providing programmatic and physical access to participate.

Students with documented disabilities may request reasonable accommodations through the OSA office. In order to be eligible for accommodation, students must comply with the institution’s established process. Reynolds does not exclude any otherwise qualified individuals, solely by reason of their disability, from participation in any programs or services offered by Reynolds.

Services and accommodations are provided to students with a variety of disabilities including and not limited to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, blindness/low vision, deafness/hard of hearing, learning disabilities, mobility and chronic health, psychological disorders (including Autism Spectrum Disorders), and other impairments.

The OSA staff encourages and assists students in their understanding of the nature of their disability and its impact on their learning and participation at Reynolds. Students are provided with opportunities to learn about their rights and responsibilities, procedures for requesting accommodations and about the wide range of programs and opportunities available at Reynolds and the surrounding community.

Students planning to request accommodations services from OSA are encouraged to contact the OSA at least three weeks from the start of the semester they plan to enroll.

For additional information, contact the Office of Student Accommodations:
Downtown Campus and The Kitchens: (804) 523-5628
Parham Road Campus and Goochland Campus: (804) 523-5290
VA Relay 711 for any number at Reynolds
Email: OSA@reynolds.edu

Student Life

reynolds.edu/studentlife

The Office of Student Life is dedicated to providing social, educational, leadership, recreational and service activities that promote student learning, growth, wellness, and belonging. Student Life coordinates a variety of free or low-cost activities and events on and off-campus. In addition, Student Life coordinates the Leadership Challenge program, club sports, group fitness sessions, and student-led club and organizations. 

Getting involved in student clubs and organizations is an exciting way for students to meet fellow students, develop leadership skills, and enhance their classroom experiences. By planning or participating in student activities, students can help make a positive impact. Students who do not find an on-campus club that meets their interests are welcome to work with the Office of Student Life to start a new club. 

Student Life also oversees the Student Life Centers located at the Parham Road and Downtown Campuses, the Reynolds Gymnasium at Parham Road, and the Student Lounge at the Goochland Campus, and Lactation Rooms at Parham Road and Downtown Campuses. 

For more information, call (804) 523-5983, (804) 523-5082, or email studentlife@reynolds.edu.

The Writing Studio

reynolds.edu/writing-studio/

Helping students cultivate confidence and awareness in their writing skills!

The Writing Studio is committed to helping students develop skills and strategies that enable them to communicate their ideas more effectively.  With offices on both campuses and appointments available virtually, students can meet with writing consultants who will guide them through any stage of the writing process.  Consultants can help students with understanding a prompt, planning, pre-writing, reflecting, and revising.  Students can receive English language support for any of the courses they are taking at Reynolds.  

Our studio space is designed with quiet spaces for students to work independently and open spaces where students may work with a consultant or their peers.  Our mindfulness room offers a comfortable space where students may read, prepare for their assignments, or just relax and rejuvenate during the day.  

Students may book in-person or virtual appointments using Navigate in MyReynolds, or they may drop in during studio hours.  

Locations
Downtown Campus: Room 330
Parham Road Campus: Burnette Hall, Room 104
Email: writingstudio@reynolds.edu

Tutoring Services

reynolds.edu/tutoring

Tutoring Services offers free academic support to students currently enrolled at Reynolds. Students can schedule tutoring appointments in a wide variety of subjects using Navigate in MyReynolds. In addition to assisting with course content, tutors model critical thinking and problem-solving and help students develop skills such as managing time effectively, creating study plans, organizing course material, and reducing test anxiety. We provide a friendly space – online and on campus – for students to learn the content and skills that lead to academic success. Visit Tutoring Services in person or online for more information. 

Tutoring Services Locations and Contact Numbers:

Downtown Campus (804) 523-5687 Room 329
Parham Road Campus (804) 523-5006 Massey Library Technology Center,  Room B05 (Lower Level)
Goochland Campus (804) 523-5006

Math tutoring occurs in Math Central+ and writing support in the Writing Studio.