Contacting your advisor

Connecting with your advisor is an important part of meeting your responsibilities as a student, and it can be tricky if your schedule is really tight. Contact your advisor early to register early!

How do I get an advisor?
Advisors are assigned to students during the beginning of your first term, using your major that you indicated on your application.

Who is my assigned academic advisor?
Login to your Bobcat Web Account (use the "Student Login" link on, select "Registration," and select "Can I register for credit classes?" Your advisor's name will be listed on this page, along with their phone number, email address, and office location.

Can I change my assigned advisor?
You can change your major or your advisor by contacting CAP Services at (541) 383-7200. You can request a specific advisor if you ask permission of that advisor and then notify CAP Services.

How can I connect with my advisor?
COCC has a staff directory on the web that is most helpful (select "Directory" from If you select the advisor's name, you will get detailed contact information and frequently the advisor's office hours.

All advisors have their office hours posted on their office door, on their directory page, and included in their schedule. Office hours are times when that teacher is available in their office to work with students on class material and advising. Department administrative assistants can be very helpful in identifying faculty schedules as well.

Contact your advisor well before you want to register! It is possible that your advisor is already booked or otherwise not available to you in the days right before registration opens, so plan ahead!

Here is an easy way to remember when to contact your advisor:

To prepare for:

Contact your advisor around:

Fall term

Cinco de Mayo - May 5th

Winter term

Halloween - October 31st

Spring term

Valentine's Day - February 14th

Summer term

April Fool's Day - April 1st