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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, call 847.376.7030.

Alumni Profile

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Tony Churchill wasn’t sure what he wanted out of life. Then he enrolled at Oakton Community College—and discovered his passion.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


September 1
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 2
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

September 21
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 22
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

July 31
Classes end.

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.

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