Updates on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 


With counties in our college district in Phase 2 re-opening of selected businesses and services, we remind everyone Oregon’s community colleges are NOT included in this re-opening. Southwestern's Coos and Curry campuses remain closed to the general public. Staff will continue to assist students via phone, online and email. 


Any on-campus interaction will adhere to strict social-distancing guidelines, in accordance with state and local guidance: 

  • Employees are required to try to maintain social distancing (6 feet apart).
  • Face coverings are required when unable to maintain social distancing.  

Summer Term 2020 Online Classes are June 22 - August 13

Throughout summer, Southwestern’s Coos and Curry campuses will remain closed to the general public. During this time, staff will begin preparations for a phased-in re-opening of on-campus services for students for fall term, and procedures for protecting the health of students and staff. The college’s procedures will comply with federal and state guidelines for social distancing and safety protocols for higher education institutions. Refer to the Summer Term Re-Opening plan in the "Resources" section for details.

The student recreation center will have a limited re-opening Monday, July 6, specifically for students, staff and enrolled community members. The center schedule and guidelines will comply with social distancing and COVID-19 operational guidance. The details about these changes and the scheduling app can be found at the Rec Center website.

Fall Term 2020 Classes are September 14 - November 25

Southwestern Oregon Community College's fall term courses will now start on Monday, Sept. 14. The college is taking steps to begin fall term two weeks early to better serve our students during the COVID-19 situation (full details may be found in the press release):

  • Students will take 11-weeks of classes and the last day of finals will be Wednesday, Nov. 25. This ensures students complete fall term prior to the Thanksgiving weekend, and will not be required to return to school until winter term classes begin on January 4.
  • Student housing on the Coos Bay campus will be operating fall term. Move-in will be Thursday, Sept. 10.
  • Dining services also will re-open at that time with the start of fall term. 
Fall term 2020 classes will be delivered in one of four forms. Please check your schedule to see how your class(es) will be delivered:
Fall Term 2020 Course Delivery

Need help with online classes? We've got you covered.

Click here for help. Or contact our distance learning specialist at (541) 888-1504 or elearningsupport@socc.edu.

For enrollment and other help, please contact the following:

Southwestern Oregon Community College staff remains in close contact with state officials about the developments with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. 



We urge everyone to take personal responsibility to protect your health and others.  

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and lukewarm water 

  • Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue or the inside of your elbow 

  • Stay home if you are sick or have symptoms of illness. 

  • If you take prescription medications, make sure you have at least a two-week supply.  

  • If you have an approved Emotional Support Animal or assistance animal on campus, ensure you have enough food and medicine for it.  

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Thank you for your support and sharing the responsibility for the health of our community.