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Roll out the Red Carpet

Roll out the Red Carpet ...

. . . for the new Student Enrollment Center at Des Plaines.  We’re excited about this new building project!  Plans and drawings are complete, and the College has approved the final design: we’re moving ahead to make this concept a reality.  Anticipated completion date is December 2012, and we hope to be fully operational by February 2013. 

The Des Plaines Enrollment Center — part of the College’s overall Master Facilities Plan — is Phase II of our plan to create a workable space which houses all of the offices students need during their time at Oakton.  Phase I was completed at the Skokie Campus in 2009.

Like its Skokie counterpart, the new Enrollment Center will allow Oakton to fulfill its “Students First” mission, providing students with one place to get assistance with all of their academic and personal needs. 

The two-tier space — a combination of new construction and renovation — will be housed at the College’s busiest entrance near the site of the current Northwest Municipal Conference Center, near Parking Lot D.

Offices slated to be housed in the new Enrollment Center include:

  • Advising Services
  • Career Services
  • Disability Services
  • Enrollment Management
  • Office of the Cashier
  • Office of Student Financial Assistance
  • Recruitment and Outreach
  • Registrar Services
  • TRiO Program

We look forward to seeing you in the new space and being able to provide you with even more efficient and effective services.

Pencil Me In ... For 2012

Can you believe it’s already fall and almost time to start thinking about the spring 2012 semester?  You’ll find a tentative schedule on-line at so start planning now! Come in and see an advisor to discuss your academic plan and map out courses for the upcoming semester.

Spring 2012 registration begins Monday, November 14, 2011.

Advising and Counseling Services Des Plaines is located in Room 1130; at Skokie you can find us in the Enrollment Center Room A100.  Both officers are open:

8:30 a.m.—8 p.m.

8:30 a.m.—5 p.m.

Contact  Advising and Counseling Services today to schedule your appointment!



March 25
Registration opens for summer 2013 sessions.

March 31
Oakton Foundation scholarship applications due.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2013 semester.

April 26
Wentcher Scholarship application due.

May 1
Academic Merit Scholarship application due.

May 1
Priority financial aid application filing date for 2013-14.

May 9, 10
Evaluation Days.

May 10
Last day of student attendance.

May 13
Summer 2013 interim classes begin.

May 13
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

Full Academic Calendar