To help keep you informed of coming deadlines and events, COCC will send you this
newsletter every month.
Schedule of Classes
NEW APP FOR BOBCATS
Download this free, newly available app to view your course schedule and grades, get
directions around campus, keep up-to-date on Bobcat headlines and upcoming events,
and easily access college e-mail and Bobcat Web. The COCC Mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices.
Every day, the humble, ordinary ballpoint pen gets to perform a slew of mundane tasks,
like jotting down a grocery list, filling out a form, or writing a check. But come
election season, it has the power—in vote-by-mail states like Oregon—to transform
into a gleaming instrument of democracy. With Election Day nearing (Nov. 6, with ballots
received until 8 p.m. that day at these drop sites), consider some sobering data about U.S. voter turnout. Incredibly, only 55.7 percent
of the country’s voting-age population turned in a ballot for the 2016 presidential
election. And as a member of OECD—the internationally led Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development, with participating democracy-minded countries ranging
from Chile and Japan to Mexico and Sweden—the U.S. came in close to dead last in the
same timeframe for overall election participation: 26th out of 32 nations. Get that pen and make it mighty.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Nov. 4: Daylight Savings ends; set those clocks back an hour Saturday night.
Nov. 12: COCC closed in recognition of Veterans Day. Thank you, Veterans, for your
Nov. 22-23: COCC closed for Thanksgiving. Areas of campus normally open until 6 p.m.
on Wednesdays will close at 5 p.m. Evening classes are still scheduled unless cancelled
IMPORTANT FALL TERM DEADLINES
Nov. 9, by 5 p.m.: Last day to drop full-term classes with no grade on transcript.
Last day to change to/from audit or add classes. Courses not spanning full term will
have different deadlines. See listing for short-term class refund and drop deadlines.
Nov. 9, by 5 p.m.: COCC payment plan due.
Nov. 13: Beginning date for required instructor approval to drop classes. Instructor
approval may be given online or on the add/drop form (student must follow up with
Enrollment Services to complete the drop). A grade of “W” will show on transcript.
Dec. 5, by 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 full term will have different deadlines. See listing for short-term class refund and drop deadlines.
WINTER TERM REGISTRATION
Meet with your academic advisor as soon as possible to prepare for Winter term. Priority
student registration for Winter term classes begins the week of Nov. 26. To check
your registration date or to see if you have any pre-registration requirements or
holds, log on to your Bobcat Web Account, click on “Student Services,” “Registration” and “Can I Register for Credit Classes?”
Questions? Call Admissions & Records at (541)-383-7500 or CAP Services at (541)-383-7200.
WINTER TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you're attending Winter term, Financial Aid gives priority consideration to those
who complete and submit their requirements by Dec. 1 to ensure financial aid is processed
in time for the tuition due date of Jan. 18.
APPLY FOR AID FOR 2019-20
Students attending COCC between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020, will need to complete
the 2019-20 FAFSA/ORSAA. Early submissions have the best chance to receive 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, Oregon Promise, OSAC scholarships
and the COCC Foundation scholarship. Attend a FAFSA/ORSAA workshop for help.
OSAC SCHOLARSHIP NOW AVAILABLE
More than 500 scholarships are available through the Office of Student Access and
Completion. Search the OSAC Catalog or apply now! The application deadline is March 1.
BUS BETA: NEW PASS PRICE
The cost of the monthly discounted student multi-zone bus pass (to travel back and forth between Bend and other communities) is going up in January.
The cost is currently $40 per month but will be raised to $50. The monthly zone-1
pass (all routes around Bend) will remain at $10. Passes are available at the Information
Office in Boyle, Student Services in Coats Campus Center, and at Redmond’s Building
3 and Madras’ front desk.
NOSHING IN NOVEMBER
The dining hall will be running the following special items this month:
Nov. 14: Lunch special, add on of $5 with door price of $7.50: ribs, corn on the
cob and hush puppies.
Nov. 20: Thanksgiving buffet during lunch service.
Bookmark the dining hall’s Facebook page for foodie updates.
READY, SET, TROT!
It’s the 19th annual 3-mile run/walk, beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, starting
on the COCC track. Free to students; day of race registration will take place in Mazama
Gym from 9-9:45 a.m. Food, fun and prizes.
WELCOME HOME TO WICKIUP
Tired of your current living situation? Wickiup Hall has availability and is currently
accepting applications for both Winter and Spring terms. It’s a welcoming and exciting
place to call home, but act fast—the application deadline is Friday, Dec. 7! Apply today or call 541-383-7545.
Did you know that COCC email passwords now expire every six months? If you soon receive
an email from ITS InfoSec Admin, that means your password is soon to expire. Don’t
get locked out! Update your password using the COCC Password manager before Nov. 13.
CONSIDERING A CAREER IN NURSING OR HEALTH PROGRAMS?
Check out the rewarding world of nursing at one of the program’s upcoming Nursing Program info sessions: Nov. 2 (Bend), Nov. 12 (Redmond), Nov. 14 (Bend) and Nov. 30 (Bend). Learn more
about the Allied Health programs at COCC (dental assistant, massage therapist, medical assistant, vet tech or pharmacy
tech) at an info session on Nov. 13 in Bend.
STUDENT PHOTO EXHIBIT IS A STUDY OF SHADOWS
Traditional black-and-white photography, captured with analog cameras, is the focus
of a student art exhibit at the Pence Pinckney Gallery from Nov. 8 to Dec. 7, with
an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. The gallery is open 9 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
A film screening of “In the Light of Reverence: Protecting America’s Sacred Lands,”
from 1-2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, at the Madras campus (with a light lunch included)
and also 4-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Bend campus’s Boyle Education Center,
Room 155 (with snacks).
Flute music with guest musician Clem Picard from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs,
5-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Hitchcock Auditorium on the Bend campus.
Traditional Native American dancing, singing and drumming with Quartz Creek Drum and
Dance and Carlos Calica, 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Wille Hall. All will perform
and share. A light snack will be provided.
TOXIC & POSITIVE STRESS: HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY BALANCE
The COCC Foundation’s Visiting Scholar Program presents Dr. Alexandra Crosswell,
assistant professor with the University of California’s Dept. of Psychiatry, to discuss
the science of stress, including evidence-based practices to build and maintain stress
resilience, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Coats Campus Center. Free student
tickets at the Coats Campus Center info desk.
For current information about COCC, please visit the COCC Website.
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