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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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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
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 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

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