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Education Orientations

Education Orientations

All education majors should attend an orientation session if they have not attended one in a previous semester.

Fall 2015 Orientation Sessions

Students must call the Division of Social Sciences and Business to pre-register, 847.635.1910.


Tuesday, Sept. 15, 11-12pm, DPC, 2817
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 10-11am, RHC, B202
Thursday, Sept. 17, 4-5pm, DPC, 2817


Monday, Nov. 2, 12:30-1:30pm, DPC, 2817
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4-5pm, DPC, 2817
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 5-6pm, RHC, B202
Friday, Nov. 6, 10-11am, DPC, 2817

Information provided will include:

  • Transferring to a four-year institution
  • Electronic portfolio requirement
  • Overview of Oakton Education program
  • Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) preparation

If you are unable to attend, please contact the education program coordinator, Katherine Schuster at to set up an individual appointment.

Academic Program

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The United States faces a serious shortage of qualified scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. At Oakton, the Center for Promoting STEM is working to fill that gap.



September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 25
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 25.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

Full Academic Calendar