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Hey Bobcats!
Commencement is here! Graduates who have RSVP’d for the June 12 drive-thru event will receive a specific time to arrive at the Bend campus. If you did not RSVP but want to attend, email myprogress@cocc.edu. Tickets aren't required for students and guests.

COCC will recognize veterans with a special red, white and blue cord. Honor cords are presented to graduates as they cross the stage. Caps, gowns and announcements may be purchased at the COCC bookstore.

Visit the COCC Commencement and Commencement FAQ pages for more details.

Congratulations graduates on your incredible accomplishment!
Dates & Deadlines
June Dates
June 7-11: Spring Term Finals
Be sure to plan ahead! Check the dates and times for your finals.

Summer & Fall Term Registration
Summer registration is open and the deadline to register is June 13; term begins June 21.Choose coursework in Writing, Criminal Justice, Film, Math, Computer Information Systems, Health and much more. Login to your Bobcat Web Account to register.

Fall registration is open for continuing degree-seeking students. Students should meet with their academic advisors as soon as possible to prepare for Fall term. Be aware that faculty advisors have limited availability during finals week and throughout the summer.
Connecting with the Emergency Broadband Benefit
The FCC's recently announced Emergency Broadband Benefit Program provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. Eligible households can receive:
  • Up to a $50/month discount on broadband service and associated equipment rentals.
  • Up to a $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50).
Financial Aid & Scholarships
The COCC Foundation's 2021-22 Scholarship process is open and offers nearly 400 scholarship awards totaling $1.7 million. The application deadline is rapidly approaching: July 1. A scholarship can change your life!

Looking for funds to help pay for your COCC education? Consider this: It typically takes less than 60 minutes to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The application is used for all federal financial aid opportunities, including the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Work-Study Program. And the State of Oregon uses the FAFSA to determine eligibility for state aid. According to this article on CNBC.com, in 2019 some 43% of families reported not completing the FAFSA because they believed they couldn’t qualify for aid -- while the reality, the article shares, is that almost every applicant receives something. Contact Financial Aid for more information at 541-383-7260 or coccfinaid@cocc.edu.
Vaccination Clinics, Drive-Thru Testing
COCC Redmond is holding free drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinics from 2-7 p.m. on June 1, 15 & 29. Testing is administered by Deschutes County. Registrations encouraged; walk-ups welcome. Register and select a time at doineedacovid19test.com.

COCC's Second-Dose Vaccine Clinic is from 3-7 p.m. on June 8 at the Bend campus. OSU-C's second-dose clinic is June 7. This is a free service. Open to students, staff and their families and friends. Spanish-speaking volunteers will be present. Free food and giveaways will be on hand for second-dose appointments.
Around Campus
The Broadside Scoops Up Journalism Awards
The Broadside brought home three awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publisher Association's annual Collegiate Awards (virtual) ceremony in May. Editor-in-Chief Seth Root earned a first-place award for Best News Story, photographer Marvin Walder earned a second- place award for Best Photography for his portfolio and The Broadside staff earned a second-place award for Best Website. Congrats to The Broadside! (Photo by Marvin Walder.)
Careers in View
Discovery Sessions & Close-Ups
Take a peek at COCC's health care careers through a one-hour virtual discovery session. Nursing has one
this month on June 2. Allied Health has discovery sessions on June 10 & 22. See the careers close up and learn about entry requirements.
Forests, Fires and Futures
Learn about the Forest Resources Technology program at COCC, where students discover a full scope of forest-management skills and practices.
Tell us what you think
Bobcat Newsflash student newsletter is emailed each month to help keep you informed of upcoming deadlines, campus news, and events!

If you have questions or comments about this newsletter, contact us at welcome@cocc.edu.
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