b-12-0 College Holiday Closures

Approved: 2017-06-01

The College closes on several holidays during the year. Those days normally include the following:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (?)
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day, including the prior Friday
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day & the Following Friday
  • Winter Closure Week (which includes Christmas Day)

During holiday closures, the College does not schedule classes, events or activities on the campuses. Additionally, departments such as Campus Services, Campus Public Safety, Information Technology Services and others frequently close so that all staff can enjoy the holiday. Therefore, there is limited or no support service from these areas. There is key and FOB access to buildings. Heating, cooling and lighting of buildings may be reduced, which may make buildings not suitable for work. If you must be in a building during College closures, please let Campus Public Safety know by calling 541-383-7272 or via email publicsafety@cocc.edu for your and others safety.

For holidays that fall on Friday or Monday, the Saturday and Sunday are closed days at the College with scheduling and access limitations applying. Exceptions to this is that limited services may be available to support the residence hall during academic quarters, specifically with Veterans Day and Martin Luther King Day, and when the Library needs to be open due to Thanksgiving's proximity to finals week. Which services will be open will be determined prior to fall quarter each year.

Extraordinary circumstances may warrant the College hosting an event during a typical closure period. Direct requests for such exceptions to a department's respective PAT member and the Vice President for Administration for consideration. Factors to consider include, but are not limited to:

  • Event consistent with the Mission and Vision of the College
  • Event connected to/competes with COCC, the COCC Foundation or to the operations of a College department
  • Event of service to the community
  • Ability of College to provide necessary support services
  • Timeliness of utilizing requested dates compared to other dates
  • Financial burden/benefit to the College
  • Number of anticipated participants