• "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

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  • 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 Thursday 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

    Campus is OPEN to registered students, faculty and staff ONLY the week of Monday, Oct. 5.

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

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Campus is OPEN to registered students, faculty and staff ONLY the week of Oct. 5. All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12. Also, please see student/staff FAQs.

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President's Office

rita-cavinWelcome to UCC!

Welcome to the Umpqua Community College website. This is the place to go for information on all our educational programs and services.

Whether you are just starting your educational journey with us or are a returning student, at Umpqua Community College you will find a warm, caring faculty and staff available to answer your questions. When you first come to campus, the UCC Welcome Center is open for assistance with academic advising, counseling, financial aid or registration. If you need assistance navigating our campus, just ask any staff member.

I would like to encourage you to explore all the student resources available to you at UCC. College is a time to spread your wings and explore all of your options from personal growth through student activities and college life. UCC athletics include women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball. If you are not interested in being on a team, admission is $1.00 to our games with student identification. There are several student clubs, student government opportunities, the student Mainstream newspaper, and the UCC drama/music departments. Again, if you don’t want to be in a play, please consider coming to view one. Your time here is a commitment on your part to achieve your academic goals and to experience the full menu of college life.

If you find yourself struggling with a class, it is our mission to help you succeed. Please take advantage of our tutorial services, our educational advisors and counselors, and our faculty office hours. There is no reason to struggle by yourself when it is our mission to help you succeed.

About Dr. Rita Cavin

Dr. Cavin holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Claremont Graduate University, a master’s degree in Library Science from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, a master’s and bachelor’s degree in English from University of Redlands, and an associate’s degree from Riverside City College. She has been a community college educator since 1973. Since her retirement as President of Linn-Benton Community College in September 2003, Dr. Cavin has focused her professional career on community college leadership development, serving as a career counselor for the Future Leaders Institute. Dr. Cavin previously served as UCC’s interim president in 2010-2011. Umpqua Community College enthusiastically welcomes Dr. Cavin back to our campus.

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Umpqua Community College
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Roseburg, OR 97470

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