COCC e-News August 2018

Student News
AUGUST 2018 Volume 15, Issue 8

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To help keep you informed of coming deadlines and events, COCC will send you this newsletter every month.


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HEALTH CAREERS IN FOCUS
Check out the rewarding world of nursing at one of the program’s six upcoming Nursing program info sessions: Aug. 3, 8, 17 and 22 (Bend) and Aug. 6 and 20 (Redmond).

 

HEY BOBCATS!

Let’s dip into some verse by William Stafford, past Poet Laureate of Oregon (1975-1990), to set the stage for the month of August:

Why I Am Happy
Now has come, an easy time. I let it
roll. There is a lake somewhere
so blue and far nobody owns it.
A wind comes by and a willow listens
gracefully.
I hear all this, every summer. I laugh
and cry for every turn of the world,
its terribly cold, innocent spin.
That lake stays blue and free; it goes
on and on.
And I know where it is.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Aug. 10, 1 p.m.: COCC payment plan due. Also, this is 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. 22, 6 p.m.: 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 the full term will have different deadlines.

Sept. 6: Summer term grades posted online.

Aug. 31 & Sept. 2: COCC is closed for Labor Day.

FALL TERM REGISTRATION
Students continuing from Spring term: We encourage you to register right away! Login to your Bobcat Web Account to see if you have an advising or other requirement. If you have an advising requirement, contact the CAP Center at 541-383-7200 for advising options.

New students who are enrolled for 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 beginning Sept. 7). Login to your Bobcat Web Account to see if you have an advising or other requirement. If so, contact the CAP Center at 541-383-7200 for an appointment.

FINANCIAL AID
The 2018-19 FAFSA/ORSAA is available for students who plan to attend COCC between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Students not eligible to complete the FAFSA may apply for the ORSAA. A completed ORSAA is required for students who may be eligible for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, Oregon Promise, OSAC scholarships and the COCC Foundation scholarship. Attend a FAFSA/ORSA workshop for help.

FALL TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
Students beginning their enrollment in Fall term should submit all required documents by Aug. 15 to ensure financial aid is processed in time for the Oct. 5 tuition deadline at 5 p.m.

AROUND CAMPUS
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR WICKIUP APPLICATIONS
There’s still time to apply to live in Wickiup Residence Hall, the best place in Bend for a COCC student! It’s a five-minute walk from classes and a welcoming community to meet new people. Room and board starts at $3,590 per term and includes furniture, a meal plan and WiFi. For more information, visit COCC Housing or call 541-383-7545

STUDENT RESOURCES
COLLABORATIVE CAPABILITY
Did you know that Office 365 has real-time co-authoring? Students can collaborate on group projects in real time from home without meeting face-to-face. Come by one of the computer labs to learn more.

ARTS
THE ART OF TEACHING
Visit the Barber Library Rotunda Gallery thru Aug. 24 to explore a beautiful display of artwork by COCC’s Continuing Education instructors. The exhibit includes watercolor and acrylic paintings, mixed media and photography. For information on art classes, visit Continuing Education.


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