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Service Learning

Service Learning

Get involved in your community — and use your classroom knowledge at the same time! Service learning fosters a sense of caring for others and a commitment to civic responsibility while providing the ideal opportunity to connect your coursework with real-life situations.

A growing movement on college and university campuses throughout the United States, service learning integrates projects with the curriculum, giving you the chance to reflect on your experiences through reading, writing, speaking, listening, and participating in group discussions.

Service learning differs from volunteer efforts or community service, as your experience directly enhances what you learn in class. Service learning also enables you to:

  • explore majors and careers;
  • gain valuable work experience and build your resume;
  • learn new skills;
  • improve your self-esteem and personal satisfaction;
  • meet new people, make new friends, and give back to your community.

 

For more information, email servicelearning@oakton.edu

Alumni Profile

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After dropping out of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Nick Frankel embarked on a soul-searching journey.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


July 2
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

July 4
Independence Day holiday College closed.

July 6
Independence Day holiday observance, no classes. College open.

July 7
Last day to withdraw with a "W" (no withdrawals after mid-term). Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after July 7.

July 23
Incomplete (I) grades from spring 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

July 30
Classes end.

August 3
Faculty grading due.

August 3
Second summer interim classes begin.

August 17
Faculty return for fall 2015 semester.

August 21
Second summer interim classes end.

August 24
Fall 2015 semester classes begin.

August 25
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

Full Academic Calendar