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Information for the Community

Information for the Community

Welcome to the service learning program at Oakton Community College!

Service learning, a unique teaching/learning strategy, enables students to apply their classroom knowledge to tangible community needs.

Across the country, teachers from pre-school through college are discovering ways to engage students in their communities. Going beyond volunteering or community service, service learning links academic knowledge to real-world issues and teaches students to be capable, compassionate citizens.

By agreeing to have one or more of our students working with you, you join a growing list of agencies that partner with the College in this compelling initiative. Oakton students commit from five to 20 hours to area schools, hospitals, domestic violence shelters, churches, child care centers, animal shelters, ecology centers, and assisted care facilities.

Service learning benefits everyone – students, faculty, and community members. Research studies show that students learn more effectively, and teachers teach more effectively when involved with service learning. However, the success of service learning really depends on the partnerships we forge with you.

If you are interested in becoming part of this program, email us at

Alumni Profile

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.



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.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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