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  • Need to talk?

    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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Peer Mentor Program

What is a Peer Mentor?

  • A knowledgeable and experienced guide
  • A trusted ally
  • A caring role model
  • An experienced person who provides information, advice, support, and encouragement to a less experienced person, often leading and guiding by example of his/her success in an area

Play the Peer Mentor video! (It's worth it.)
Peer Mentor Video - Winter 2015

What are the benefits of seeing a mentor?

  • Improving study skills
  • Helping students learn how to network with peers, faculty, and administration
  • Improving self-esteem and confidence
  • Improving communication skills, including a clearer sense of what questions to ask when and where
  • Strengthening time management skills in personal, homework, and test taking situations
  • Strengthening academic skills in general leading to student success

What we can help you with?

  • Goal setting
  • Organization
  • Time management skills
  • Tips on how to get the most out of your courses and overall college career
  • Listening and note taking skills
  • Scholarship advice and help with the FAFSA
  • Understanding your learning style


  • 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Where can you find us?

We are located in the Student Center, in Riverhawk Central

Get connected with the UCC community

  • rita-cavin
    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
  • Melinda Benton
    Melinda Benton