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TRiO News and Events

SSS TRiO Students at Oakton Community College can stay involved on campus by participating in activities and events in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

To be considered in "good standing" with the SSS TRiO program, students must fulfill the "2 Meetings/2 Events" requirement each fall and spring semester.

This requirement may be met by:

  1. Meeting with your TRiO Advisor at least twice each semester
  2. Participating in at least two TRiO or Oakton Events or Activities

Examples of Events:

  • TRiO Workshop or Event
  • Tutoring session; meeting with Learning Center staff; discussion with instructor on progress in course; attending a theater performance on the Des Plaines campus; workshop or session with career counselor; meeting with a transfer advisor from a school of interest; any other workshop or speaker at Oakton.
  • Any questions about an event’s eligibility should be discussed with your TRiO advisor.

Upcoming TRiO Events


04/22/2014 - Financial Planning 101: How to Pay Your Bills While Saving for the Future
Learn how to make a realistic budget and stick to it. Explore ways to achieve your financial goals. Understand the different types of banking institutions. Find out what it means to "pay yourself first." This is the second of three Financial Literacy Workshops in a series sponsored by TRiO and the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Attendance at all three workshops is not required, but highly recommended. Participants that attend all three workshops will receive a certificate of completion.

04/24/2014 - Financial Planning 101: How to Pay Your Bills While Saving for the Future
Learn how to make a realistic budget and stick to it. Explore ways to achieve your financial goals. Understand the different types of banking institutions. Find out what it means to "pay yourself first." This is the second of three Financial Literacy Workshops in a series sponsored by TRiO and the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Attendance at all three workshops is not required, but highly recommended. Participants who attend all three workshops will receive a certificate of completion.

04/29/2014 - Credit Demystified: How to Obtain a Good Credit Rating and Keep It
Learn about credit scores and credit agencies; how to manage your student loans; explore which credit/debit card you should use; and how to prevent identity theft. This is the third of three Financial Literacy Workshops in a series sponsored by TRiO and the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Attendance at all three workshops is not required, but highly recommended. Participants who attend all three workshops will receive a certificate of completion.

04/30/2014 - TRiO End of the Year Celebration
Please join us to celebrate the success of Oakton Community College TRIO students. This program will formally recognize this year's TRIO graduating and/or transferring students. Refreshments will be served following a brief presentation and guest speakers.

05/01/2014 - Credit Demystified: How to Obtain a Good Credit Rating and Keep It
Learn about credit scores and credit agencies; how to manage your student loans; explore which credit/debit card you should use; and how to prevent identity theft. This is the third of three Financial Literacy Workshops in a series sponsored by TRiO and the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Attendance at all three workshops is not required, but highly recommended. Participants who attend all three workshops will receive a certificate of completion.

05/03/2014 - College Prep Workshop
A series of presentations and workshops that will give students insight into college life.

05/06/2014 - TRiO 'Drive - Thru' Table
TRiO Staff will be available to discuss wellness and stress management - staying healthy at the end of the semester. No appointment is necessary; just stop by the table on Student Street in Des Plaines!

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Hours

Des Plaines Campus
Room 2400 (Learning Center)
847.635.1728
Skokie Campus
Room A135 (Learning Center)
847.635.1420
Fall & Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Summer Semester Hours
(June & July)
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Interim Hours (between semesters)
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
*other availability by appointment