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Utilize your resources!

laptopBecause all campuses are closed, you may be wondering if you will still be able to utilize the typical on-campus resources, such as our library, Student Success Center, Writing Center or Advising & Counseling. The answer is yes.

Here’s a rundown of what’s available even through campuses are closed:

Online Tutoring & Student Success Centers

Beginning March 24, academic coaches will be available by phone and email to consult with students on adjusting to online learning. Working without paper, time management, getting organized, visual learning tips are some of the topics available to you. To request this help, make an appointment through Starfish.

Online Tutoring is here! Students can see academic coaches and professional tutors schedules’ right in Starfish and make appointments. Each appointment as a stand-alone, one time only video appointment and will be a one-on-one learning experience. Students can sign up for appointments as they need them.

Tutoring and coaching is available from today until the end of the semester (May 8). Additional tutors will come online all week as they complete their training.

To schedule an appointment:

  • Log into Starfish from your MyCCRI portal or Blackboard
  • Select the three bars in the top left corner of the screen and select 'Courses'
  • You will see all the classes you are registered for this semester
  • If a tutor is assigned to the course, their information will appear in the course block
  • There is a link to schedule an appointment
  • A confirmation email with a video link will be sent to your CCRI email account (do not click the link until 5 to 10 minutes of the scheduled time)
  • Tutors use different online tools to deliver online tutoring so the user interface may be different from tutor to tutor


Campus libraries are closed, but you can still access all the features at our online library located at Librarians have created a resource for students adjusting to online learning with its Get the Facts: Coronavirus and Distance Learning for Students guide. In addition students can visit the Ask Us! site for research help and answers to questions about library resources and services.

While the campus libraries are closed, all library materials will be due when students, staff, and faculty are allowed to return to campus. All fines will be waived.

If you need additional help, feel free to contact your Library Dean and Chair:

George Hart
Dean of Library and Academic Innovation

Jim Salisbury
Associate Professor- Reference Librarian/Department Chair

Advising & Counseling

The Advising and Counseling Center offers a full range of services for enrolled students. These services include: academic advising, career, educational and personal counseling services.

Text: 401-308-3537

Career Services

Career Services has moved online! For a list of virtual Career Services workshops and access to jobs with Rhode Island employers, visit our website. To schedule a WebEx appointment with a Career Counselor, send an email to

Disability Services

If you encounter any difficulties with accessibility of the online learning platform(s), please contact your DSS Coordinator right away.

The DSS on-campus offices and DSS Testing Labs are presently closed. You will be updated when this changes. Until we’re able to fully transition to a remote method of supporting you as you continue the semester, please contact your campus coordinator through email only. Please visit the DSS webpage for staff contact information or send an email to

Veteran Services

The CCRI Veteran Services Office is committed to being a resource to all VA education beneficiaries. Our mission is to assist veterans, service members and dependents in the pursuit of their educational goals by maintaining up-to-date information on current programs and resources. Please email with any questions.

Campus Stores

Even though all campuses and Campus Stores are closed, students can still shop online and purchase bus passes, clothing, gift cards, and other supplies. All orders will be shipped and additional questions can be forwarded to

Food Pantry

During this time, the college is committed to continuing as many supportive services to our students as possible. Accordingly, we have worked out a way to reopen the Food Pantry for regular service. Students can continue to place their orders every other week online. The new pick up schedule and procedures are listed here and will begin on March 24.

The Food Pantry will continue service for as long as we can maintain supplies.

Office of Community and Social Resources (CSR)

Need help filing for Unemployment Insurance, or emergency services like food and mental health? CSR can help.

Contact Coordinator Shanna Wells via the online referral form, email at or by phone at 401-484-1650 (WebEx or Google Voice/Video).