• "This is the saddest day in the 50 year history of UCC. Our hearts go out to every student, every employee, and every family touched by this tragedy.

    "I want to thank all of our friends and neighbors who have dropped everything to help us. Over the next weeks, we will come together to accept offers of help and care so that we can assist one another."

    -Dr. Rita Cavin
    UCC Interim President

  • Need to talk? Community partners have come together to provide support and sharing with UCC students, faculty and staff.

    Mental health professionals are offering no-cost grief sharing: 9am-8pm through Sunday at the Ford Foundation, 1600 NW Stewart Pkwy; and the Community Health Alliance, 201 Medical Loop.

    Beginning Monday, Oct 5, grief sharing will be available on campus, 7:30am - 5pm in the cafeteria.

    The Community Health Alliance is staffing a 24-hour hotline at 541-440-3532 or 800-866-9780.

  • Want to help?

    The Greater Douglas United Way is accepting donations via text and online: http://www.gduway.org/UCCgive

    The Umpqua Community College Foundation is accepting donations online and by mail: https://www.umpqua.edu/scholarships-donations

    We strongly recommend that donors cast a careful eye when considering other funds, as some are not based at charitable organizations and might apply high administrative fees. Also, unfortunately, at times like these, there are unscrupulous people who will set up false accounts.

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest developments.

    A tribute to the victims: http://tinyurl.com/pe74yz4

    Campus is closed and will reopen to students and staff only on Monday, Oct. 5.

    All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12.

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Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a federally-funded college preparatory program that offers assistance to high school students that are either lower income or will be first generation college graduates. The focus is on helping students graduate from high school and enter college.

Upward Bound through Umpqua Community College serves 61 students from Roseburg, Douglas, and South Umpqua high schools every year.

Participants participate throughout the year and attend a six-week summer academy. The first week is a summer camp to foster teamwork while covering educational content in an outdoor setting. The remaining five weeks includes instruction in math, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages.

During the academic year, Upward Bound holds at least five Saturday Seminars and a number of team meetings at the high schools. These events cover content in the core subject areas, as well as career planning, college exploration, SAT/ACT preparation, guest speakers, trips to educational locations throughout Oregon, and a variety of team building activities.

Additional Benefits

  • A coordinator at Douglas, Roseburg, and South Umpqua high schools assists students with their academic needs
  • Year-round tutoring and/or study groups in a variety of subjects
  • Trips to college campuses and cultural events throughout the state
  • Assistance with application and financial aid forms, and scholarship applications
  • Community service opportunities to build college portfolios
  • A close-knit group of peers
  • A $40 monthly stipend for actively participating


Applicants must attend Roseburg, Douglas, or South Umpqua high school and be in grades 9-11. Because admittance is competitive, both students and parents are expected to participate in an interview process after the application has been submitted.

View / Download Upward Bound Application

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Melissa (Missy) Olson - Contact
Director, UCC Uward Bound / Educational Talent Search

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