For registered new-first time students, returning students and transfer students. Attend in person or online!
Bobcat Orientation helps you prepare for the start of classes, relieve anxiety, and build confidence that is important for your success. At Bobcat Orientation, you will:
- Become more familiar with your COCC email, Bobcat Web, and Blackboard accounts
- Learn what instructors expect from you, your time, and the quality of your work
- Identify resources that will help you succeed academically, stay healthy, and build connections
- Get answers to your questions - including financial aid, student involvement, and more
Mark your calendars for our upcoming winter sessions!
- Monday, December 27-- in person at the Redmond Campus (time tbd)
- Tuesday, December 28-- in person at the Bend Campus (time tbd)
- Thursday, December 30-- remote via Zoom (time tbd)
** RSVPs for winter Bobcat Orientation will open in late November. Please check back
at a later time to RSVP.
To attend a remote Bobcat Orientation, please download Zoom and review the information and tutorials on our Zoom Basics website prior to the program. We'll send you additional tips on preparation three days before the program. We'll email (to your COCC email) your link to access Bobcat Orientation the afternoon before your scheduled date.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Bobcat Orientation be offered in-person, or online?
Both! Bobcat Orientation for Winter term 2022 will be offered in person at the Bend and Redmond campuses and remotely via Zoom.
I’m Oregon Promise – how will I get credit for attending?
For in-person Bobcat Orientation, be sure to sign in when you arrive. For an online session, you will be prompted to enter contact information as you join the event in Zoom. In addition, Oregon Promise students should be sure to register for a College Success course to complete the First-Year Experience requirement for grant renewal in your second year.
How do I participate in the online Bobcat Orientation on Zoom? What technology do I need?
To participate in Bobcat Orientation via Zoom, you need an internet-ready device with audio capabilities as well as a stable internet connection. A web camera and microphone will enhance your experience but are not required. If necessary, you can participate in Orientation from your mobile phone. For an optimal experience, we recommend a larger device such as a tablet or laptop.
Before the event, you will need to install the free Zoom Cloud Meetings app on the device you plan to use for Orientation. App Store | Google Play | Windows | Mac We will email you the link to access the Bobcat Orientation the afternoon before your scheduled session. Prior to the start time, click the link to enter your contact information and launch the event.
What if I don’t have the right technology for Bobcat Orientation on Zoom? Can I go to a COCC computer lab during Orientation?
Don't worry, we have you covered! A computer lab will be open on each campus during the dates and times of Bobcat Orientation. Masks are required, and you should also bring your own headphones.
Computer Lab Location
Do you have additional questions? Email BobcatOrientation@cocc.edu or call 541-383-7281
In advance of College events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola at 541.383.7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Disability Services at 541.383.7583.