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

    Grief sharing and counseling are available on campus, 7:30am - 5pm in the bistro - next to the cafeteria.

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

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Campus will be CLOSED Nov 26-29 for Thanksgiving and Dec 19-Jan 3 for Winter Break.

  • UCC President's Search Forum

    welcome center news

    A community open form will be held to gather thoughts about what would be important traits of the new president.

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  • New Interim President

    Welcome Center WEB

    Board unanimously approves entering contract negotiations with Dr. Walter H. Nolte.

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  • Faculty Lecture Series

    Faculty Lecture Series

    Stimulate the mind and spirit by attending these fascinating 20-minute presentations.

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Student Life & Campus Engagement

Spring FeverThe Student Life Office has administrative responsibility for student government, student activities, student leadership programs and extra & co-curricular programming. With an overarching commitment to student centeredness, we value collaboration, diversity, inclusivity, experiential learning, service, leadership and civic engagement.

The office serves as a primary source of information and advice about extra & co-curricular opportunities and resources. We assist students in becoming involved in campus life, conduct leadership development programs, provide support to student organizations and their leaders, manage organizational finances, educate students about college policies, advise event planners and help students put classroom learning into practice through experiential education.

The cultural, educational, social and recreational programs developed through the Student Life office seek to provide a range of out-of-classroom experiences which are designed to compliment and supplement students' classroom experience and contribute significantly to their personal development. We work in partnership with students, faculty and staff to foster and support student opportunities for learning, involvement, leadership, and community building.

A Week in Campus Life BlogLeft: Get the latest about what is happening for students by checking out "A Week in Campus Life" blog. 

These experiences serve as vehicles through which students explore their leadership capabilities by assuming campus leadership and governance responsibilities, develop positive interpersonal relationships and skills within groups, explore different ideas and experiences, optimize opportunities to learn through experience, make lasting connections, and develop a sense of civic responsibility and engage in campus and community life.

For more information on Student Life, please contact Marjan Coester at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 541-440-7749 or stop by the office, located in the Campus Center Student Lounge.

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    Social Science
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