• "This is the saddest day in the 50 year history of UCC. Our hearts go out to every student, every employee, and every family touched by this tragedy.

    "I want to thank all of our friends and neighbors who have dropped everything to help us. Over the next weeks, we will come together to accept offers of help and care so that we can assist one another."

    -Dr. Rita Cavin
    UCC Interim President

  • Need to talk? Community partners have come together to provide support and sharing with UCC students, faculty and staff.

    Mental health professionals are offering no-cost grief sharing: 9am-8pm through Sunday at the Ford Foundation, 1600 NW Stewart Pkwy; and the Community Health Alliance, 201 Medical Loop.

    Beginning Monday, Oct 5, grief sharing will be available on campus, 7:30am - 5pm in the cafeteria.

    The Community Health Alliance is staffing a 24-hour hotline at 541-440-3532 or 800-866-9780.

  • Want to help?

    The Greater Douglas United Way is accepting donations via text and online: http://www.gduway.org/UCCgive

    The Umpqua Community College Foundation is accepting donations online and by mail: https://www.umpqua.edu/scholarships-donations

    We strongly recommend that donors cast a careful eye when considering other funds, as some are not based at charitable organizations and might apply high administrative fees. Also, unfortunately, at times like these, there are unscrupulous people who will set up false accounts.

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest developments.

    A tribute to the victims: http://tinyurl.com/pe74yz4

    Campus is closed and will reopen to students and staff only on Monday, Oct. 5.

    All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12.

Campus is closed and will reopen to students and staff only on Oct. 5. All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12.

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Student Orientation

Welcome to Online Orientation

campus rainbow 2Attending Umpqua Community College is an adventure.
You'll ...

  • have new experiences,
  • face new challenges
  • learn new skills,
  • make new friends, and
  • better understand who you are along the way.

Before you can register for classes, all first-time degree, certificate or diploma seeking students are required to complete the UCC online student orientation with a score of 70%. (Don't worry; you'll get help along the way.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is required to take Student Orientation?

All new students are required to take Student Orientation.  All students who are returning after not attending UCC for four consecutive terms are also required to take the Student Orientation.

Do I need to be registered for classes before I can sign up for Student Orientation?


I'm a transfer student. Do I need to complete the Student Orientation?


I took Dual Credit classes. Do I need to complete the Student Orientation?


What is covered in Student Orientation?

Student Orientation prepares students for the first term of college. By providing important information about policies, services, and activities, Student Orientation helps you avoid potential roadblocks in identifying and achieving your goals. Content includes key resources, strategies for success, and opportunities to meet other new students.

How can I complete my Student Orientation requirement?

Students can fulfill their Student Orientation requirement by completing the Online Orientation.  Please remember that you must pass the Knowledge Test with 70% to complete your requirement.

How long is Student Orientation?

Online Orientation is self-paced, approximately one hour; you may leave and return.  The program will remember you and where you stopped. 

How do I register for Student Orientation?

You will need to sign in using your UCC ID number.  Your UCC ID number was included in your acceptance letter.

Online Student Orientation

  • Enter your Student ID number that was given to you in your acceptance letter from UCC.
  • At the end of the Online Orientation, you must click the "Click here to finish" button.
  • Complete your Placement Test.
  • Refer to the Online Student Orientation often to guide you to UCC's many resources and services.

I've taken the Online Orientation.  What's next?

Follow the roadmap.

Get connected with the UCC community

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    Rita Cavin
    Interim President
  • Emery Smith
    Emery Smith
    Social Science
  • Caroline Hopkins
    Caroline Hopkins
    Director of Student Support
  • Honey Mcnamara
    Honey McNamara
  • Tafea Polamalu
    Tafea Polamalu
    Retention Specialist
  • Susan Taylor
    Susan Taylor
  • Dave Stricklin
    Dave Stricklin
    Women's Basketball Coach
  • Jan Woodcock
    Jan Woodcock
    Social Science
  • Kira Oerman
    Kira Oerman
    Recruitment Specialist
  • Jason Heald
    Jason Heald
  • Marjan Coester
    Marjan Coester
    Student Life Director
  • Justin Lott
    Justin Lott
    Academic Advisor
  • danielle haskett
    Danielle Haskett
    Accessibility Services
  • Michelle Bergmann
    Michelle Bergmann
    Director of Financial Aid
  • Stephanie Newman
    Stephanie Newman
    Theatre Arts
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    Melinda Benton