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Hey Bobcats!
COCC wants to hear from you. How are we doing? How have our programs and services helped you? Where could we improve? Please complete this 20-minute Community College Survey of Student Engagement. All responses are confidential, and as a thank you for participating, you'll be entered to win one of five $50 Fred Meyer gift cards.
Dates & Deadlines
May Dates
May 17-21: Fall Term Registration
Are you ready? Find out for sure by logging on to your Bobcat web account. Click “Registration” and then the “Can I Register for Credit Classes?” link to see if you have any holds and the day/time you can begin. Students should meet with their academic advisors as soon as possible to prepare for registration; advisors have limited availability during finals week (June 7-11). Questions? Call CAP Services at 541-383-7200.

Summer Term Registration is happening now with a deadline of June 13. The term begins June 21.

Commencement 2021: June 12 Drive-Thru Event
Congratulations graduates of 2020 and 2021! Information about this year's ceremony and instructions to RSVP are on the Commencement page. The RSVP deadline is Friday, May 21. More details will be provided the week of May 24-28. Caps, gowns and announcements may be purchased at the COCC bookstore.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
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, 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

The COCC Foundation 2021-22 Scholarship process is open and offers nearly 400 scholarship awards totaling $1.7 million. The application deadline is July 1. A scholarship can change your life!
Join the Vaccination Selfie Campaign
COCC math instructor Sean Rule captures his pointed moment.
Have you been vaccinated and want to share your selfie with COCC’s Instagram and other social media feeds? Send your selfie to,(don't include pics of your vaccination cards, as those have sensitive personal information). COCC’s Marketing and Public Relations team will randomly select five “just vaccinated” selfie submissions for a $10 gift card from Backporch or Dutch Bros. Coffee – your choice!
Around Campus
This Just In: The Broadside to Move Ahead
Good news in the world of COCC news: After a two-year trial period -- having previously been shuttered for the 2018-19 school year -- The Broadside, which became an online-only student news outlet, was recently approved for continuation. Congrats to the students and advisors who increased involvement and hit the success metrics (while in the midst of a pandemic no less), bringing an important voice back to COCC!
Films, Sports and Computers: Find Your Slice of Student Life
Who was Frida Kahlo? Everyone knows of her, but who was the woman behind the bright colors, the big brows and the floral crowns? Watch the trailer for a new film about Kahlo, and if you would like to host your own virtual screening party this month, please contact for the link and instructions. Learn more about the COCC Latinx program.

What's the fastest-growing sport in the country? Rugby? Hint: It does involve a ball...and a net. But it's not's pickleball! And it's taking off here at COCC. Sign up today for this growing sport -- all abilities welcome -- and take your place in the pickleball craze. Pickles not included.

Bobcats, COCC is hiring computer lab attendants! COCC's computer labs are open and hiring for Spring Term. It's a great way to learn about COCC technology and support other students. COVID-19 guidelines are being followed and enhanced cleaning protocols are in place.
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 four this month: May 5, 17, 19 & 26. Allied Health has discovery sessions on May 13 & 27. See the careers close up and learn about entry requirements.
Engineered for Impact
Want to learn more about engineering studies at COCC, with a look at a design team from HydroFlask? Read about the Engineering program and see some careers in action in "Engineered for Impact."
Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month With Engaging Events
COCC is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with an engaging lineup of free virtual activities throughout May. Events include a discussion with veterans and historians on Asian American contributions throughout U.S. history (May 6), a panel talk with community leaders and a COCC student (May 10), free access to the film "Minari" (May 14 & 15) and a workshop on studying abroad (May 19).
Examining the Science of Happiness
Join the COCC Foundation's Visiting Scholar Program for "The Science of Happiness" with Catherine Sanderson, Ph.D., at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25. Free to students with live captioning available. The talk will present surprising research on the science behind happiness and psychological well-being.
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