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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.

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Late-start classes are still available.
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Friday, Oct. 9 is the last day to file graduation petitions.
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Oakton is now a smoke-free campus, effective July 1, 2015, in accordance with the Higher Education Smoke-Free Campus Act.
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A financial literacy series to help you take charge of your financial future. Presented and sponsored by Northbrook Bank & Trust Company.

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.



September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 25
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 25.

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.)

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