Apr17

Spring 2020, Week 3

Categories // Campus Updates

Keep Learning. www.umpqua.edu/keep-learning - is a resource for students to provide important information as UCC continues to provide services and instruction online.

Featured Event: Red Cross Blood Drive

The Blood Drive originally scheduled on campus has been moved and we are in desperate need of signups for our April 28th Blood Drive at the Douglas County YMCA! Due to recent events, blood drives are being cancelled at rapid rates, but healthy individuals are encouraged to donate! To make an appointment call 541-440-4600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All donors are now required to wear face masks to their donation. If you do not have a mask one will be provided for you. If you have any questions or concerns about how the Red Cross is handling COVID-19 please visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/coronavirus--covid-19--and-blood-donation.html

Upcoming Virtual Events and Activities in Week 3

Visit https://www.umpqua.edu/virtual-student-engagement for activities you and your family can do from home. The page is updated regularly as new opportunities become available.

Tuesday, April 21

ASUCC Leadership Board Meeting. At Noon via Zoom. Contact Marjan for the Zoom meeting information: 541-440-7749 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Career Services Workshop: Resumes & Cover Letters. At Noon via Zoom. Contact Danna-May to sign up: at 541-440-7748, email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, April 22

Career Services Workshop: Resumes & Cover Letters. At Noon via Zoom. Contact Danna-May to sign up: at 541-440-7748, email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ASUCC Leadership Celebrates National Jelly Bean Day. Visit the ASUCC Student Leadership Facebook page anytime Wednesday-Friday and look for the post with the jelly bean jar. In the comments, guess how many jelly beans are in the jar. Only one (1) entry/comment each day. The individual closest to the correct number wins a gift card.

Today is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, people around the world marked the first Earth Day. Thousands gathered to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our beautiful planet for future generations. The Student Engagement Office encourages you to visit NASA’s webpage and their #EarthDayAtHome with NASA activities.

Friday, April 24

Managing Your Moods – Stress Management Group. At Noon via Zoom. Want to learn strategies and skills to manage difficult emotions and experiences like depression, anxiety or stress? This group is meant to offer a supportive space for any UCC student and is facilitated by the UCC Life Coach. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Zoom information.

Campus Resources to Support You

Emergency grants for students are available. Contact Honey McNamara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Michelle Bergmann and Kelli Macha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ASUCC Services including food boxes, gas cards, and hygiene items, as well as school supplies, are available as needed. Call the Information Desk at 541-440-4600. Requests made before 3:00pm Monday-Friday can be fulfilled and picked up the same day, unless supplies need to be replenished.

Online Academic Coaching Through SmarThinking.com. There are numerous subjects to explore! It’s easy to access: 1) Sign into Canvas 2) Go to your Account Page and follow the directions SmarThinking is the fifth topic listed. 3) Click on it to enter the program. All students receive five hours of coaching time. If additional coaching hours are required, please contact Mary Worthington and submit your ID number and full name. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Computer Lab Hours Extended. To better serve our students, we are extending the computer lab hours in Wayne Crooch Hall Rooms 11, 12, & 17. The hours are now as follows and social distancing practices are required:

  • Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday – Closed

Downloadable Zoom Backgrounds can help make Zoom sessions a little more fun. Click here to download a Zip file with campus-related backgrounds.

The UCC Life Coach provides students with brief personal counseling, health and wellness support, case management, and resource connection and is available to students spring term. www.umpqua.edu/campus-mental-health-services-offered. Zoom Virtual Appointments are available Monday – Friday 8- 5 pm. You can make appointments by logging in and scheduling within AdvisorTrac: https://advisortrac.umpqua.edu/TracWeb40/default.html. You can also make an appointment by emailing the Life Coach directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 541-440-7896 or 541-440-7900. Once you have your appointment scheduled, make sure to check your student email to get your link to the Zoom meeting and directions.

Please know these important community mental health resources are available to you as well:

  • 24/7 Compass Behavioral Health Crisis Line: 800-866-9780
  • Peace at Home Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 541-674-7867
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255 and/or Text Suicide Hotline by texting “Connect” to 741-741
  • National Veteran’s crisis line is 800-273-8255.
  • Crisistextline.org and text HOME to 741741

If You Are Struggling

  • Library Resources: 541-440-7681
  • Success Center – Academic Coaching/Tutoring: 541-440-7831
  • Advising: 541-440-4600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Enrollment Advising: 541-440-7743
  • Peer Mentors: 541-440-7949

A Message from Student Accounts and Umpqua Bank

If you typically cash your UCC Financial Aid Refund check at any Umpqua Bank location in Douglas County, here is some important information for you to know as Umpqua Bank has changed banking hours and instituted social distancing measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • Drive-up banking hours for the Roseburg and Sutherlin locations are Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:00pm and the drive-up window is closed on Saturdays. For all other locations in Douglas County (Myrtle Creek, Canyonville, and Glendale), drive-up banking is available Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm.
  • If you will be cashing your check at an Umpqua Bank and your check is under $2,000, you may cash it through the drive-thru at the window lane, at any location, but it is highly recommended that you use the Garden Valley location (behind Fred Meyer Fuel).
  • If you will be cashing your check at an Umpqua Bank and your check is over $2,000, it is highly recommended that you use the Garden Valley location (behind Fred Meyer Fuel). Knock on the lobby doors and an associate will assist you.

Umpqua Bank is doing everything they can to assist you during these Covid-19 restrictions and appreciates your patience.

Community COVID-19 Resources for Students

  • If you have been laid off due to COVID-19, or your hours have been significantly decreased, please file for unemployment benefits online
  • Income and work requirements required to be eligible for SNAP benefits (food stamps) have been relaxed in response to COVID-19. If you are experiencing food insecurity, please apply online.
    o If you are receiving SNAP benefits, you may be eligible for additional assistance through the SNAP Training and Employment Program (STEP). Please contact Maci Brock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-440-7675 for more information
  • If you are experiencing domestic violence, please visit Oregon’s Domestic Violence Victim Services page for information about finding service providers and shelter, financial assistance, safety information and planning, and legal services. If you are in an emergency, call 911.
  • For more information and updated resources regarding COVID-19, please visit our Community Resources for Students page.

Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

Students: if you did not file taxes for 2018 or 2019, you may still be eligible to receive the Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payment.

Who is eligible for the Economic Impact Payment?

U.S. citizens or resident aliens who:

    • Have a valid Social Security number,
    • Could not be claimed as a dependent of another taxpayer, and
    • Had adjusted gross income under certain limits.

Who will receive the Economic Impact Payment automatically without taking additional steps?

Most eligible U.S. taxpayers will automatically receive their Economic Impact Payments including:

    • Individuals who filed a federal income tax for 2018 or 2019
    • Individuals who receive Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), or survivor benefits
    • Individuals who receive Railroad Retirement benefits

Who should use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info to provide additional information to receive the Economic Impact Payment?

Eligible U.S. citizens or permanent residents who:

    • Had gross income that did not exceed $12,200 ($24,400 for married couples) for 2019
    • Were not otherwise required to file a federal income tax return for 2019, and didn't plan to

You can provide the necessary information to the IRS easily and quickly for no fee through Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here. The IRS uses this information to determine your eligibility and payment amount and send you an Economic Impact Payment. After providing this information you won’t need to take any additional action.