Other Student Questions

What if I have a disability? Is there anything I can do?

Yes. Bring some documentation of your disability and meet with the Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities, Pendleton Campus, Morrow Hall, Room M-120, or call 541-278-5807. You will have an opportunity to discuss what accommodations are appropriate.

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I had an IEP in high school, can I get any help in college?

Yes. Bring a copy of your "School Psychological (or Disability) Evaluation" and meet with the Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities, Pendleton Campus, Morrow Hall, Room M-120, or call 541-278-5807. You will have an opportunity to discuss what accommodations are appropriate.

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I have not been in school for over 20 years and I wasn't real good when I was in school, can I get help if I need it?

Yes. There are several ways to receive help. First there are tutoring services available for students in the Tutoring Center, Pendleton Campus, Morrow Hall, for many classes. If you are having a big problem with reading, writing, or math and/or concentration, you may want to talk with our learning disabilities diagnostician (Pendleton Campus, Morrow Hall or call 541-278-5797) about learning styles and/or about learning disabilities or attention disorders. For more information on accommodations, contact the Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities, Pendleton Campus, Morrow Hall, Room M-120, or call 541-278-5807.

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When will books be available to purchase?

Books will be available to purchase 1 week before classes start, as a rule. There are times, beyond BMCC's control, that books may not be available until later, but that is rare. Check with the Bookstore for details. They can be reached at 541-278-5733.

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Where do I go for classes?

The quarterly schedule of classes and your own class schedule indicate where you classes are being held. The first letter of the room number indicates the building number and the number indicates the room number. Ask your advisor if you have any questions and check the back cover of our catalog and student handbook to see a campus/district map. There is also a campus map on our website along with the maps of all BMCC Centers.

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Does BMCC have computer labs?

There are computer labs open to students in Pendleton in the Science-Tech building, in the Library, and in College Prep/Special Programs. The BMCC sites in Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, Union County, and Baker City have computer labs too. There are also computers available for TRiO students in their department at the Pendleton campus.

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Where do I get Consortium papers?

BMCC has consortium agreements with a number of organizations; The Eastern Oregon Collaborative Colleges Consortium (EOCCC) is a partnership between Eastern Oregon University (EOU), Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC) and BMCC. Students wishing to attend any or all three of these schools, with the intent of transferring on to EOU for a Bachelor’s degree, can find consortium papers on the Financial Aid Page of BMCC’s website under “Financial Aid forms, Policies and General Information. Blue Mountain Community College also has a co-admission and enrollment agreement with Oregon State University and is currently in discussions to do the same with the University of Oregon. For questions about other schools contact the Financial Aid Office at 541-278-5790 or by email at finaid@bluecc.edu

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Are there copy machines available for students?

There are copy machines in Morrow hall next to the College Prep department, in the Library, and in the Copy Center in the Book Store. Copies are 5 cents each and students can purchase a copy card or pay to put copy fees onto their student ID card at the Business Office in Morrow Hall. For other centers, check at the service windows.

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How do you pay for a photocopy?

To purchase a copy card go to the Business Office, your local service window or pay the cashier in the book store for copy center copies.

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What food is available for students?

The Student Union food service in Pioneer hall is open during the regular academic year, fall winter and spring terms, and is closed during the summer. Simply Catering will be providing the service and will be open from 10-2 M-F. Vending machines are located year round in Morrow Hall (upper & lower levels), the Student Union in Pioneer Hall, and in the MAC (McCrae Activity Center).

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What about jobs for students?

Even though advisors and departments have some information on job markets, the best place for students to find information on jobs outside of BMCC is the Oregon Employment Dept.

Work study and other student employment are handled in the Financial Aid department by Cristina Sweek. You can contact her by calling 541-278-5165 or sending her an email at csweek@bluecc.edu. Student jobs are posted on the Financial Aid web page.

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What phones are available for students?

A free phone for local calls is in the hallway of Morrow Hall in the “U” near Student Services.

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What is TRiO/Student Support Services?

TRiO is a student retention program – if you are a first generation college student, low-income, or have a disability you may qualify for TRiO services. TRiO services are only available for degree-seeking students at the Pendleton campus. For more information call 541-278-5853 or go to Morrow Hall, Room M-141, in Pendleton

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Tutoring Information

Tutors are available for all students during the regular academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring). The College Prep program employs all of the tutors, whether they are peer tutors or drop in tutors. Their phone number is 541-278-5803 in Pendleton and they have a web page containing more information. If you are interested in one of the other sites and their tutoring services, please contact them directly.

During the summer, only the TRiO program has tutors available for students.

A Math refresher course is offered Aug 20-Sept 10, 5:30-7:30 pm. In Pendleton. Contact Distance and Extended Learning for more information, 541-278-5763.

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