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COCC e-News September 2019

Student News
SEPTEMBER 2019 Volume 16, Issue 9

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HEY BOBCATS!

Greetings to all you new students! And welcome back you returning 'cats! With fall classes right around the corner (Sept. 23 is coming up fast), it's time to sign up for Bobcat Orientation. This helpful session is where you'll learn about student success tips, build confidence by discovering what instructors expect from you, and learn where to find the vital resources to hit the ground running. Learn more below. Keep on scrollin'!

BOBCAT ORIENTATION

Bobcat Orientation will give you a great start to your COCC experience; reservations are required. Food and refreshments will be served. Choose from one of the following sessions:

Mon., Sept. 16, Bend Campus: Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.
Mon., Sep. 16, Prineville Campus: Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 17, Madras Campus: Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Tues., Sept. 17, Redmond Campus: Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Fri., Sept. 20, Bend Campus: Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Questions? Contact BobcatOrientation@cocc.edu or call the campus of your selected session.
Bend: 541-383-7500
Redmond: 541-504-2900
Madras: 541-550-4100
Prineville: 541-447-9233

JUMP START: SEPT. 23-27
Start your Fall term right with Jump Start's FREE food and activities!

BEND CAMPUS
Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m., free coffee and pastries at Wickiup Residence Hall and in the Quad (between the Modoc, Jefferson and Des Chutes buildings). "Ask Me” booths will be located at the Coats Campus Center and in the Quad.
Wednesday: "Big Dream Gathering," 5:45 to 7:30 p.m., Wille Hall, at the Coats Campus Center. A fun, inspiring event that will help you make your dreams and goals a reality.
Thursday: Student Club and Campus Resource Fair, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., west patio, Coats Campus Center, with Cuppa Yo frozen yogurt.
Friday: Work Study and Job Fair, 10 a.m. to noon, Wille Hall, Coats Campus Center. At sundown, "Toy Story 4" will show on the east lawn next to Coats. Free popcorn, pizza and drinks.

REDMOND CAMPUS
Monday (in Building 3) and Tuesday (in Building 1): 8:30 a.m., free coffee and pastries.
Wednesday: Free lunch from Tres Hermanos, at 11:30 a.m., in Building 3.

MADRAS CAMPUS
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m., free coffee and pastries.
Wednesday: Free lunch from Abby's Pizza, at 11:30 a.m., in the lobby; free Madras theater passes.

PRINEVILLE CAMPUS
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m., waffle bar, coffee and pastries.
Wednesday: Free taco bar lunch, at 11:30 a.m., in the lobby; free Prineville theater passes.
Thursday: Free BBQ lunch, at 11:30 a.m., lobby.

IMPORTANT DATES

Sept. 16: Admissions application deadline. Last day to submit an application for Fall term.
Sept. 16-20: Bobcat Orientation.
Sept. 23: Classes begin.

FINANCIAL AID

The 2019-20 FAFSA and ORSAA are available for students who plan to attend COCC between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. 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. Attend a workshop for help.

WINTER TERM PRIORITY DEADLINE
If you're attending Winter term, Financial Aid will give priority consideration to those students completing and submitting their requirements by Dec. 1.

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

AROUND CAMPUS

FREEWHEELIN' IN BEND
Catch a free ride with the Ride Bend service. Ride Bend is an on-demand, app-based "micro" transit service that runs a small fleet of 11-passenger vans. The service, limited to a smaller city zone during the summer, expands to include COCC and OSU-Cascades after Labor Day. This pilot program ends Dec. 13, when the service will be evaluated for year-round usage.

WORK-STUDY RESOURCE FAIR
Have you been awarded federal work-study? Are you looking for a work-study job for the school year? Make sure to attend COCC's first-ever "Federal Work-Study Connection," 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 27, in Wille Hall. Meet with hiring supervisors, learn about resume development, and have your questions about work-study answered by Deborah Lehto, Work-Study coordinator.

FIRST NATIONS CLUB
The First Nations Student Union Club will hold meetings on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 2, in the Multicultural Center upstairs in the Coats Campus Center. Meetings are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come by for all or part of the meetings and enjoy a light lunch. All are welcome.

COMING UP

THE 2020 CENSUS: WHY IT MATTERS & WHAT TO EXPECT
Join former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, John H. Thompson, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8., as he discusses the 2020 Census results and why they'll be of great importance to our nation. In this Visiting Scholar Event, titled "The 2020 Census: Why it Matters & What to Expect," Thompson will share how results are used for reapportioning Congress and the Electoral College, as well as the redrawing of voting districts and informing policy development. Free student tickets available at the Student Life office. Held in Wille Hall.


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