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two people welcoming students back

We're glad you're here! Whether you are a first-time student, returning from last semester, or haven't been around for a while, KCC staff and faculty are here to help.

Visit the Welcome CenterGraphic of the KCC Welcome Center

Stop by the Welcome Center on the first floor of the Workforce Development Center at KCC's Riverfront Campus. Staff will assist with advising, admissions and registration and general questions. 

Use My KCC

My KCC is the new portal to the resources you need. There's access to KCC Connect and the class schedule, email, events, the Canvas learning system, registration statements, financial aid information, important college news/announcements, events, registration and much more!

Stay connected

Social media - Announcements are posted on the college's Facebook page and Twitter account. Several programs and departments also have a Facebook presence. Choose from our comprehensive list of sites and follow your interests.

Canceled class notifications - If your class is canceled, you'll be notified by phone at least 30 minutes before it begins. Another source is the class cancellation page.

College closures - Sign up for School Messenger text alerts to get notified of college emergency and weather-related closings.

Forward your campus email - You have a KCC email account, hosted by Google. To forward the emails, create a rule so they land in your personal account.

Books, food, and Hammes Café

Hammes Bookstore - Hours, buy-back dates, and more are on the Hammes Bookstore page.
Note: textbooks change from semester to semester. Bring a copy of your schedule to purchase the correct books. A photo I.D. is required for all textbook purchases and rentals..

Food Service - Hours and more information are on the Food Service and Hammes Café pages.


Information Technology Services - Need help with student email, passwords, Canvas and KCC Connect? Looking for a computer lab? Check out the ITS Helpdesk site and Guide to Online Resources.

Tutoring - Get tips and assistance to get through. KCC offers FREE tutoring for a variety of subjects.

Getting here

Transportation - River Valley Metro stops at KCC three times per hour and there are other transportation options, too.

Parking - Use the parking information page to find student, handicapped and motorcycle parking.

Around campus - To find your way around, refer to the campus maps.

More questions?

Beginning-of-semester FAQ - This list has the most frequently asked beginning-of-semester questions and answers. You also can talk to a staff member or phone 815-802-8100 to be directed to the right area.

Have a great semester!