COCC e-News August 2017

COCC Student e-Newsletter
AUGUST 2017
Volume 14, Issue 8

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HEY BOBCATS!

Here's some eclipse mythology to mull over. The earliest word for "eclipse" in the Chinese language is "shih," which translates as "to eat." Other cultures have similarly compared a solar eclipse to a devouring of the sun, including the Vikings who believed a "sky wolf" was responsible for consuming the sun. Korean mythology centers on fire dogs that try to possess the sun: their "bite" results in an eclipse. And the Kwakiutl tribe of British Columbia believe that heaven's mouth swallows the sun whole. Hope your eclipse experience is a satiating one. Keep on scrolling, cats.

Aug. 21, Solar Eclipse: All campuses will be closed due to a high volume of regional traffic.

IMPORTANT DATES

Summer term deadlines
Aug. 11, 1 p.m.: the last day to drop full-term classes with no grade on your transcript and the last day to change to/from audit or add classes. (For short-term classes, see specific deadlines or check with Enrollment Services at 541-383-7500.)
Aug. 11, 1 p.m.: COCC payment plan due.
Aug. 23, 6 p.m.: the last day to withdraw from classes. Instructor's approval is required (either online or signature on the drop form) and a grade of "W" will show on transcript. Courses not spanning full-term will have different deadlines.
Sept. 7: summer term grades posted online.

Fall term registration
Students continuing from spring term:
You're encouraged to register right away! Log in to your Bobcat Web Account to see if you have an advising or other requirement. If you do, contact CAP Services at 541-383-7200 for options.

New students who are enrolled summer term:
Registration for fall term is now open for degree-seeking students who are first-time students during summer term and wish to register for fall term (non-degree seeking students can register starting Sept. 7). Log in to your Bobcat Web Account to see if you have an advising or other requirement. If so, contact CAP Services at 541-383-7200 for an appointment .


FINANCIAL AID

The 2017-18 FAFSA/ORSAA is available at www.fafsa.gov for students who plan to attend COCC between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Early submissions have the best chance to receive the maximum amount of aid available. Attend a workshop for help

FALL TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you're attending fall term, Financial Aid gives priority consideration to those who complete and submit their requirements by Aug. 15 to ensure financial aid is processed in time for the tuition due date of Oct. 6 at 5 p.m.


AROUND CAMPUS

Launch Your Healthcare Career
Hear an overview of the nursing program and check out this rewarding career at one of three upcoming Nursing program info sessions held on August 2, 16 and 18. Or make a difference as a vet tech, dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, or pharmacy tech: learn of your Allied Health career options at an August 10 Health Careers info session.

At a Glance: Computer Labs
Drop-in computers are located on the Bend campus in the Barber Library, Pioneer Hall, Boyle Education Center, and on the Redmond campus in Building 3 and in the Redmond Technology Education Center. Additionally, the Madras and Prineville campuses have computer labs scheduled for classes and drop-in use. Drop-in labs have scheduled hours and are equipped with black-and-white and color laser printers, flatbed scanners and adaptive workstations. All non-classroom printing has a pay-to-print fee. Payment is made by using a student ID card or a COCC print card purchased in one of the computer labs.



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