HEY BOBCATS! Mark Twain once said, In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather
inside of 24 hours. Sounds about right for Central Oregonmaybe 137. Have a great month
and keep scrolling for the need-to-know!
Youve done the hard work, now its cap and gown time! Commencement Ceremony is Saturday,
June 17, 10-11:30 a.m., at Mazama Field, with a reception to follow. Graduates should
arrive by 8:45 a.m. to check-in at Mazama Gym. For RSVP info (May 19 deadline!), cap
and gown requirements and
other questions, visit the COCC Commencement
DATES AND DEADLINES
May 29: Memorial Day, COCC will be closed.
COMING UP: FALL TERM REGISTRATION
Are you ready? Priority registration begins May 22-26. On your Bobcat
Web account, click Registration and then Can I Register for Credit Classes? This will let you
know if you have any holds (e.g., an advising requirement, unpaid parking ticket)
and the day/time you can begin. Students should meet with their academic advisors
as soon as possible; theyll have limited availability finals
week, June 12-16. Contact CAP Services for assistance: 541-383-7200.
SUMMER TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If youre attending Summer term, Financial Aid gives priority consideration to students
completing and submitting their requirements by June 1 to ensure financial aid is
processed in time for the tuition due date of July 7 at 1 p.m. The term will begin
The 2017-18 FAFSA/ORSAA is available at
www.fafsa.gov for students who plan to attend college between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.
*Early submissions have the best chance to receive the maximum amount of aid available.
Need assistance? Attend a
The College's Foundation offers more than 350 awards totaling more than $1.5 million
for local students. Application is available through your
Bobcat Web account. Deadline is July 15 by 5 p.m.
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COMPUTER LAB LOWDOWN
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THE PATH TO A HEALTHCARE CAREER
Hear an overview of nursing school and check out this rewarding career at one of three
upcoming info sessions held on May 3, 10 & 19. Make a difference with an Allied Health career choice! Whether
its as a vet tech, dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, or pharmacy
tech, learn of your options at a May 2
Curious about Oregon Techs dental hygiene program? A faculty member from the school
will be visiting the Bend campus on Friday, May 5, 10-11 a.m., Health Careers Center,
Room 150, to discuss their programs in Klamath Falls and Salem. More info: 541-383-7286.
MADRAS CAMPUS BBQ
Join the First Nations Student Union on the Madras campus, Thursday, May 18, 5-7 p.m.,
for this free BBQ event. Free hotdogs, hamburgers, a bouncy house, Quartz Creek drummers
and dancers, and an organic farmers showcase. Bring a can of food for the campus food
bank and receive a raffle ticket for every canned
item to win great giveaways. Questions? Call Gina Ricketts at 541-318-3782.
A NOVEL IDEA CONFRONTS LEGACY OF SLAVERY
Join the discussion as the Office of Multicultural Activities collaborates with the
Deschutes County Librarys annual A Novel Idea. All events are held at 4 p.m. Visit
here for complete descriptions.
May 2: Book discussion on Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, Multicultural Center, 217, Coats
May 3: Birth of a Movement film screening and discussion, Wille Hall.
May 9: 13th film screening and discussion, 155 Boyle Education Center.
ASIAN-PACIFIC ISLANDER FESTIVAL
Island breezes will be blowing around the Coats Campus Center on Saturday, May 13,
1-4 p.m., as the this festival celebrates Pacific Rim cultures. This free event features
Taiko drummers, Polynesian and Filipino dances, a kung fu demonstration, and more.
RIDING THE RANGE OFTHE WIDE-OPEN CANVAS
Ranching life takes the stage at the Pence Pinckney Gallery with a showcase of Terrebonne
artist Patricia Freeman-Martins ranch-inspired work, May 4-31, with an artist talk
on Thursday, May 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m. More info and gallery hours
The Central Oregon Symphonys 50th anniversary season continues, featuring guest violinist
Linda Wang, May 20-22. For information and tickets, visit
For current information about COCC, please visit
the COCC Website.
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