COCC dorm to stay closed, remote classes to continue for Spring Term


Central Oregon Community College’s residence hall will remain closed and most classes will be taken remotely when the spring term starts in late March.

COCC this week shared initial plans for the spring 2021 term, which will closely resemble operations for its fall and winter terms.

“While we have hope on the horizon with news of the coronavirus vaccines, Central Oregon continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said COCC President, Dr. Laurie Chesley. “Under this ongoing reality, we’ve made the first of our decisions about what to expect at COCC for the spring 2021 term. Safety is our top priority.”

COCC’s Wickiup Residence Hall will remain closed in spring 2021, as will most facilities.

Access will be limited to specific college and community health-related programs.

Employees who currently telework will continue to do so.

Chesley added that she will share updates on planned spring 2021 instruction in the new year, and that the college does not expect to deviate too far from its current 80% remote course offerings.

COCC’s winter term begins Jan. 4; the application deadline for students is Dec. 27. Spring term gets underway on March 29.


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