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ROSEBURG, Ore., — The Paul Morgan Observatory at Umpqua Community College will reopen to the public on May 15, after over 2 years of closure due to the pandemic. The dark red Super Flower Full Moon will be rising in total eclipse. Weather permitting, the observatory telescopes will project images of the eclipse onto a […]

Roseburg, Ore., – The Umpqua Community College Board of Directors has voted to raise tuition per credit from $104 to $109 for the 2022-23 school year, which for most students will be covered by increases in state and federal grant programs. The 4.8 percent increase falls well below the national inflation rate of 8.5 percent […]

ROSEBURG, Ore., Mar. 18, 2021 — The Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College is set to continue its diverse exhibition series this spring with the “Precarious Balance” collection by artist Maria Ruggiero. The exhibition will run from March 28 to April 28. Ruggiero’s work focuses on the composition of objects, using the still life genre […]

ROSEBURG, Ore., – Pursuing Echoes is a fine art series rooted in artist Lindsey Dunnagan’s experiences of the final decade of her Alzheimers-stricken grandmother’s life. Her work includes ethereal imagery in which she seeks to answer the questions, “What is the journey between life and death?” and “Where are the edges [of the permeable line between […]

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Umpqua Community College (UCC) has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Strengthening Institutions Program. The 5-year grant will fund programs to support students in college preparedness, retention and graduation. The programs will employ two new staff members dedicated to helping students make the transition […]

Roseburg, Ore. – On Friday, October 1, UCC will hold its annual Day of Remembrance to reflect on the events of October 1, 2015. As granted by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, the campus flag will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset. Floral arrangements that collectively serve as a tribute to survivors and those […]

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Face masks and physical distancing are no longer required at Umpqua Community College (UCC). Starting Monday, July 12, the campus will fully reopen to offer face-tof-ace services for students and those who wish to enroll at UCC. This is the first time in 15 months the College has been able to openly […]

UCC Board of Education approves purchase after anonymous donor contributes $400,000. ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Umpqua Community College (UCC) Board of Education has approved the College’s request to purchase the property located in Roseburg known as Casa de Belen. The Boardmet during a special meeting on Monday, April 26, 2021, to approve the $400,000 purchase […]

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Umpqua Community College (UCC) Board of Education is pleased to announce a new president has been selected. Following a comprehensive, nationwide search, Dr. Rachel Pokrandt will be joining the College as its 12th president. “We are thankful and thrilled that Dr. Pokrandt has agreed to serve our students, college, and community,” […]

In a recent press release, Umpqua Community College says a message was circulating the campus suggesting the arts programs – music and theater programs – were going to be terminated. A letter from president Dr. Debra Thatcher, released over the weekend offers clarity on the issue. the letter reads as follows: Recently, a well-intentioned but […]