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Important Things to Know

Important Things to Know


Arts & Entertainment

https://lowercolumbia.edu/aande/ - 630.442.2510

LCC's spectacular Rose Center for the Arts offers a rich selection of concerts, plays, art shows, lectures, writer's workshops, readings and other arts, entertainment and cultural events. The Art Gallery typically stages two exhibits per quarter (one in summer). Multiple concerts, including jazz and symphonic bands and several choirs, are held every quarter in the 500+ seat Wollenberg Auditorium. Plays are held in the Center Stage Theatre. LCC students are admitted free with valid Student ID.

ASLCC Executive Council

lowercolumbia.edu/student-life/aslcc - 360.442.2441

The ASLCC Executive Council is a board of elected and appointed officers that serves as the governing body for students. The Council represents the students of LCC in campus concerns, political issues, community representation and all other areas that will help students succeed.

ASLCC Executive Council meetings are held upstairs in the Student Center Clubs & Orgs Room; meeting days and times are posted on the ASLCC webpage. All students are welcome to attend the meetings. Stop by the student government offices to see what’s going on, to help out or to get more information on how to start a co-curricular, organization or club!

Bulletin Boards

All fliers and posters need to be authorized in the Student Activities Office prior to being posted on any bulletin boards on campus. Any unauthorized posters or fliers will be taken down.

Childcare

lowercolumbia.edu/childcare/index.php - 360.442.2890

Childcare is available through the Early Learning Center. More information is available in the Departments A-Z section of the Student Handbook. 

Clubs

lowercolumbia.edu/student-life/clubs/index.php - 360.442.2441

Clubs are student-led groups whose program aims at the promotion of a special interest, occupation or field of study.

Co-Curriculars

lowercolumbia.edu/student-life/clubs/index.php - 360.442.2441

Co-curriculars are student groups usually led by a faculty member and tied to instruction.

Commencement

lowercolumbia.edu/commencement - 360.442.2370

Graduating students are encouraged to participate in Commencement. Commencement is held in June every year. High School Diploma and GED completers have the option of participating in the June ceremony. Students who have met the requirements for an LCC degree or certificate must apply for graduation. For more information about graduating with a degree or certificate, please see www.lowercolumbia.edu/graduation/forms.php or contact Registration at 360.442.2370. For more information about receiving your High School Diploma or GED, please contact Transitional Studies at 360.442.2580 or CEO at 360.442.2691.

Graduation Application Deadlines 2017-18:

  • Fall 2017—October 17, 2017
  • Winter 2018—January 23, 2018 
  • Spring 2018—April 24, 2018

Computer Labs

lowercolumbia.edu/computer-labs - 360.442.2712

Computer Labs are available on campus. More information is available in the Departments A-Z section of the Student Handbook. 

Current Student Home Page

lowercolumbia.edu/students

Do business with LCC online 24/7. Use this secure site to register for classes, pay your tuition and fees, sign up for a payment plan, login to Canvas, view and print your class schedule or unofficial transcript, and more! 

Email

lowercolumbia.edu/help/gmail - 360.442.2520

All official LCC communication will only go through a student’s LCC email account, so it's imperative to check the account frequently. Students can easily forward their LCC Gmail account to any other email account they read frequently or access their new LCC Gmail account on mobile devices. 

Lost and Found

Phone - 360.442.2271

Lost items can be turned into the Lost and Found in the Security Office downstairs in the Student Center. The receiving employee will determine the classification of the found property whether personal effects or usable items. Every effort will be made to locate and notify the owner of found property. Below is the procedure that will be followed:

  1. Arrange for the return of lost property to its rightful owner whenever possible.
  2. Provide a reasonably secure holding facility in the Student Activities office where persons may attempt to recover lost items.
  3. Inventory and dispose of found property as appropriate.
  4. After a minimum of 40 days, the College may dispose of found property as follows:
  5. Personal Effects - Personal property items are those that could only be useful to the owner. If unclaimed after 40 days, these items will be destroyed.
  6. Usable Items – If, after 40 days, the item remains unclaimed by the owner the item may be converted to College use or donated to a charitable organization.

 

Math Achievement Center

lowercolumbia.edu/technical-help/math-achievement-center - 360.442.2571

LCC's Math Achievement Center, or MAC, is usually located in Main 128. However, due to a construction project the MAC will be relocated to AAR 110 (also called Lab 2) temporarily, where it will be co-located with BTEC until the construction project in Main is complete. Students enrolled in Math Achievement classes can work on their own or get assistance in the MAC. Courses available through the MAC include Math 050, 078/079, 088/089, and 098/099.

Online Services

lowercolumbia.edu/online-services

The Online Services webpage for students is a convenient, single location for conducting all of your business with LCC. Use this secure site to register for classes, pay tuition and fees, apply for scholarships, get a copy of your schedule or transcript, access tax information, get or change your password, get or change your quarterly or global PIN, update your mailing address, check your financial aid status, access important forms, buy or rent textbooks, or access online tools such as Canvas and MyMathLab.  Most functions require you to login with your Student ID number and quarterly or global PIN. 

Organizations

lowercolumbia.edu/student-life/clubs/index.php - 360.442.2441

Organizations are student-formed groups with a larger affiliation to a state or national organization.

Parking

lowercolumbia.edu/buildings/parking

Parking is provided for LCC students on a first-come, first-served basis in the major parking lots surrounding the campus. To park on campus, display an official parking decal on the vehicle.  Pick one up at Cashering when you pay your tuition and fees, or after paying online. The fine for parking illegally on campus is $40.

PIN Numbers

A PIN is a personal identification number. The Global Pin is a six-digit number assigned to new students by the Registration Office after admission. If you are a new student, your Global PIN is your six-digit date of birth (mmddyy). Returning students may have a four-digit number they created in the past. Students must use their Global PIN to obtain their Username and Password for accessing emails, computers on campus, etc. Continuing students also need a Quarterly Registration PIN when registering for classes online. See the online services webpage for more information about PINs.

Scholarships

lowercolumbia.edu/scholarships/ - 630.442.2132

The Lower Columbia College Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships each year. You can apply for LCC Foundation scholarships by completing a single online application which qualifies you for multiple awards. The application season typically starts in February each year and is accessed from LCC’s scholarship webpage.

LCC also provides information about outside scholarships, those awarded by outside organizations. Information about these awards is posted on the Scholarship webpage as well as on the wall near the Financial Aid Office in the Admissions Building. Scholarships can affect financial aid awards. Please check with Financial Aid staff at 360.442.2390 to see how accepting a scholarship can affect your award.

Student ID Numbers and Cards

All LCC students have an identification number, usually referred to as an "SID Number," short for Student Identification Number or Student ID Number. This is a nine-digit number assigned when you are admitted, and is printed on your Student ID card. Your Lower Columbia College Student ID card serves as your College library card and gives you free transportation on River Cities Transit buses, free access to the Computer Lab, entry into the Fitness Center, Learning Commons and Test Proctoring Center. It also entitles you to free admission to LCC-sponsored plays, concerts, sporting events and other activities. Student ID Card photos will be taken in the LCC Bookstore starting in 2017-18. If you lose your Student ID card, a replacement fee will be charged. The fee is subject to change; see the Tuition & Fees page on the LCC website for the current fee.

Test Proctoring Center

lowercolumbia.edu/test-proctoring - 360.442.2571

LCC's Test Proctoring Center is usually located in the Main Building. However, due to a construction project in Main the Center is temporarily located in AAR 109, 109A and 109C -- also referred to as Labs 5, 6 and 10 --  until the construction project in Main is complete. Test proctoring services are for currently enrolled LCC students who need to take an instructor assigned test in a supervised environment.

Weather/Campus Closures

lowercolumbia.edu/publications/emergency/college-closure-procedure.php - 360.442.2110

If the campus is closed due to weather or other emergency, information will be shared through the LCC website, local media, social media, via email and on the LCC Message Line. Sign up to receive closure and other emergency information by text message on your mobile phone. Just text 'follow LowerCC_Alerts' to 40404. A confirmation will be sent to your mobile phone. You'll receive emergency text messages as they are issued. *Regular text messaging charges apply.

Wi-Fi

lowercolumbia.edu/help/wifi - 360.442.2520

To use LCC’s Wi-Fi:

  1. Use your wireless device to view wireless networks;
  2. Select LCC-iAccess network and hit ‘Connect;’
  3. Enter the Network Key ‘lccOpenWireless’ (this is case sensitive); and
  4. Open a web browser and accept the ‘Usage Policy Agreement.
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