Winter Break Closure & Services Available to You


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Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Winter Break News

Each year, most Rio Salado departments and the Maricopa Community Colleges close for winter break in late December. This year’s closure will further limit in-person services to help circumvent anticipated increases in COVID-19 cases. 

Please take note of the following updates about services and hours so you can plan accordingly.

  • All in-person services will be suspended Dec. 21, 2020- Jan. 11, 2021. Dental program students will be an exception.
  • Remote student services will be available Dec. 21-23, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Most college departments will be closed Dec. 24, 2020 - Jan. 3, 2021 for the winter break.  We will resume regular business hours Jan. 4. Your 24/7 services such as RioLearn, Technology Support Helpdesk, Ask a Librarian and will remain available for all of you online warriors studying over the break. 
  • Some in-person services may resume after Jan. 11 by appointment only, depending on COVID-19 reports.

Please check here for the latest details about services available to you.

If you have a request for a department closed during the break, please complete this Request Form and a staff member will follow up with you after Jan. 4.

We hope you find the time to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy this holiday season.

We look forward to welcoming the 2021 New Year with you.