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Student Life

There’s more to college life than attending classes and studying for exams. It’s also important to meet new people, explore your interests through clubs and other activities, or even take on a leadership role. That’s why Oakton Community College offers an extraordinarily rich array of opportunities to stay active, healthy, and engaged.

Des Plaines, Skokie
Sixteen-week classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.
Des Plaines, Skokie
Oakton will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, for Thanksgiving recess.
Des Plaines, Skokie
Oakton is now a smoke-free campus, effective July 1, 2015, in accordance with the Higher Education Smoke-Free Campus Act.
Des Plaines, Skokie
Tue., Dec. 1 through Fri., Dec. 4. A free interactive festival featuring four award-winning, independent movies over four nights.

Student Profile

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Laura Stefany Diaz was 16 when she moved here from Colombia. Now she’s on a journey toward a career in teaching.



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.

Full Academic Calendar