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COCC e-News May 2020

Student News
MAY 2020 Volume 17, Issue 5

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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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HEY BOBCATS!

As of this writing, COCC is ranked 14th out of 72 colleges and universities nationwide who are participating in the Recreation Movement challenge. Way to move! Whether you are dancing, running, doing yoga or any other exercise, help COCC climb the ranks while you do it. Visit their site and sign up using your COCC email address to log activities. Plus, you'll be able to access tons of free classes. Use #RecAtHome and #COCCBobcats on TikTok, Instagram and Facebook to connect with others at COCC and around the country. Keep on moving, 'cats!

SUPPORT SYSTEM
See our April "Supplemental Edition" for a listing of important resources, from financial support to emergency grants.

MESSAGE FROM COCC'S STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT
ASCOCC President Video Message
As the weather warms and people grow antsy, here's an important video message from ASCOCC's Student President Julia Russell.

COMMENCEMENT
COCC's Commencement is a celebration of your achievements and an important day for the entire College community. Unfortunately, due to ongoing concerns about large gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our traditional Commencement ceremony this June. We know how hard you have worked to get here, and wish we had better news. We do want you to know we plan to acknowledge your accomplishments. No matter what we ultimately decide about a celebration, we will be sending your diploma to you, once you have completed all the requirements, along with a program commemorating your achievement. We will be providing more information as soon as possible.

COVID-19 STUDENT IMPACT SURVEY
Students in Oregon and across the nation are taking part in a survey to share their life experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and help shape the future of their college. Please lend your voice to this important conversation by participating! If you are currently enrolled for Spring term, look for a survey invitation in your student email account. The survey is run by the Center for Community College Student Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin and will remain open through Friday, May 15.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

SUMMER TERM REGISTRATION
Summer term registration continues. Summer term begins on June 22.

FALL TERM REGISTRATION
Fall term registration begins on June 1. Are you ready? Find out for sure by logging on to your Bobcat Web Account. Click on "Registration" and the "Can I Register for Credit Classes?" link. This page will let you know if you have any hold (such as an advising requirement or an unpaid parking ticket) and the day and time you can begin registration.

Students should meet via video with their academic advisors as soon as possible to prepare for registration. Be aware that faculty advisors have limited availability during finals week (June 8-12). Call CAP Services for more info at 541-383-7200.

AROUND THE VIRTUAL CAMPUS

STAYING CONNECTED
COCC's Office of Student Life, Diversity and Inclusion, Club and Intramural Sports, and other departments are working to provide students with activities such as music events, author interviews and much more. Login to Blackboard, click on "Announcements," then on "My Courses" to find the latest updates. The annual end-of-May Salmon Bake is canceled, but several virtual events related to the event will be held May 26-30, according to Native American Program coordinator Michelle Cary. Check for updates at the Diversity and Inclusion page.

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

CAREER CLOSE-UPS (VIA VIDEO)
Take a peek at COCC's health care careers through a one-hour virtual info session. Nursing has four this month: May 6, 8, 20 and 27. Find out more about the dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, vet tech and pharmacy tech programs at a May 5 info session.

FINANCIAL AID

FAFSA/ORSAA
The 2019-20 FAFSA and ORSAA are still available for students who are attending COCC now through June 30, 2020. And if you're planning on attending COCC between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, be sure to complete your 2020-2021 FAFSA and ORSAA early; early submissions have the best chance to receive the maximum aid. 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 and Oregon Promise.

COCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Foundation offers nearly 400 awards totaling $1.5 million. The COCC Foundation Scholarship application is available through your Bobcat Web Account.

VETERANS BENEFITS
Utilizing Veterans education benefits? Please be sure to request certification for your classes for Spring term. If you have any questions, contact vetsed@cocc.edu or call 541-383-7264.



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