Media Releases

Santa Rosa Junior College Receives $100,000 from 2017 North Bay Fire Relief Fund

November 3, 2017 – Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) has received an extremely generous donation of $100,000 from the 2017 North Bay Fire Relief Fund. The fund was established by Redwood Credit Union, The Press Democrat, and State Senator Mike McGuire to support the immediate needs of community members who have lost homes in the four counties affected (Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake), first responders who lost homes while fighting fires and protecting our communities, and kids and schools (public and private) in the four counties impacted by the fires.

Hiring Fair for Sonoma & Napa Valley Communities Impacted by California’s Wildfires

Friday, October 27, 2017- from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Santa Rosa Junior College will host a hiring fair, presented by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA). This event, which is open to the public, will provide those impacted by local fires with career information and resources to apply for immediate openings with the State of California.


October 24, 2017  – Santa Rosa Junior College’s (SRJC) Culinary Café, in the B. Robert Burdo Culinary Arts Center, opens for the fall semester on Wednesday, November 1, at 11:30 a.m. Students at the Culinary Café prepare, cook and serve a menu of seasonal salads, soups, sandwiches, pizzas, entrees and desserts. The Café also serves award-winning Russian River Valley wines produced by SRJC’s Shone Farm Winery. The Culinary Café opens for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and serves until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday through Friday.

Shone Farm U-Pick Pumpkin, Sat. Oct 28 10am-3pm

October 24 — Shone Farm cordially invites you to attend our Fall Pumpkin U-Pick event this Saturday, October 28, from 10am—3pm.  The weather forecast looks good and some time on the Farm can be good medicine for all we’ve been through in the past 2 weeks. This family friendly event is open to the public and includes free parking and admission. Activities for the day will include:

Student Survey

Student Survey: 79% Ready To Return on Monday
480 Have Lost Homes; 80% Impacted At Least Somewhat by Fire

October 20, 2017 - For some of the 480 Santa Rosa Junior College students who lost homes in the recent fires, returning to class next week will help them regain a sense of normalcy. But many students will find it challenging to attend classes while trying to resurrect day-to-day basics of their lives. SRJC classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, October 23.

SRJC Reopened on Monday, Oct 23

October 17, 2017Santa Rosa - Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) has announced that it will reopen on Monday, October 23, following the recent devastating fires. To date more than 400 students and more than 50 employees have lost their homes, while hundreds have had to evacuate. Of 10,000 students who responded to a survey sent out on Monday, October 16, 78% stated that they are ready to come back to school on Monday. SRJC has over 27,000 students enrolled in fall semester classes.