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FAQs - Donors & Foundations

Will the college be accepting donations throughout the closure process?
Yes. OCAC will continue accepting donations until we complete the closure process. All gifts received will be allocated towards general operating expenses; directly supporting our students, faculty, staff, and programs.

What will happen to the OCAC campus after the college closes?
As part of the closure process, OCAC is required to consult the Oregon Attorney General's Office regarding various decisions about the college’s assets. OCAC has retained a commercial real estate broker to assist with the sale of the campus. We will release information as appropriate. 

What will happen to OCAC’s Endowment and Foundation?
As part of the closure process, OCAC is required to consult the Oregon Attorney General's office regarding various decisions about the college’s assets, including the college’s Endowment and Foundation. OCAC will keep donors informed as more information becomes available.  

I have made arrangements for an estate gift to OCAC. What can I expect? 
We encourage you to review your intentions as it is unlikely that OCAC will be able to honor a future estate gift. Please consult with your attorney or financial advisor on how to make alternative arrangements for your philanthropic support. If you have a specific question, please contact the Office of Advancement at moreste@ocac.edu or 971-255-4212.

What will happen to all of OCAC's assets? Can I ask for, or purchase, a specific item?
As part of the closure process, OCAC is required to consult the Oregon Attorney General's Office regarding various decisions about the college’s assets.

What will happen to OCAC's permanent collections?
As part of the closure process, OCAC is required to consult the Oregon Attorney General's Office regarding various decisions about the college’s assets.

Library

Is the OCAC library open?
Yes! We are open through the end of the semester, May 17. Library hours are 9AM - 5PM, Monday through Friday.

Can I still check out OCAC books?
Yes! Beginning April 19, all OCAC library items will have a due date of May 10, to ensure they are returned by the end of the semester.

Can I still borrow items through interlibrary loans?
Yes! As long as there’s still time to receive an item at OCAC, you can continue to use the WCCLS interlibrary loan service.

When are my library items due back?
Everything must be returned by May 10, 2019 and OCAC community members will be billed for items not returned. View your library account online with your library barcode number and password to see what you have checked out. You can use the convenient book drop located outside of the library to return items any time.

What will happen to my WCCLS library card?
On May 20, all OCAC student and faculty library cards will automatically change to be registered at the nearby Cedar Mill Library. Cards will also be updated to be “limited borrower,” meaning you can still check out up to 5 items at a time at any WCCLS library, ILL services will cease, and library items will start accruing fines. Your card will expire on November 20, 2019.  If you would like to check out more items or extend your library expiration date, please visit any WCCLS library with ID and proof of current address. To verify your identlty anything current with your name and photo is ideal- a driver's license, school ID, work badge, passport, or military ID for example. To verify your address a driver's license, recent bill or utility statement or rental agreement will suffice.

What can I do with a WCCLS library card?
Use your library card to download e-books and audiobooks and stream movies, or visit a WCCLS library for access to over 1 million other items, including things like crockpots and board games.

Where are WCCLS libraries located?
View map, contact information, and hours

What if I have questions about my library account?
Stop by the OCAC library during open hours to talk with Dan Kelley, Director of Library Services, email him or call 971-255-4135. If the OCAC library is not open, please contact a WCCLS library with questions.

What will happen to OCAC library items?
OCAC is finding new homes for our library collection, including Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), and other non-profit cultural institutions who will care for and make the collections accessible.  

What is happening to the the collection of OCAC thesis? 
PNCA is excited to care for the OCAC thesis collection and make them available to future art students, practitioners and researchers. 

What will happen to the library’s digital repositories?  
Our librarian Dan Kelley is working with ARTSTOR to ensure that our digital image collections are accessible to a wide audience.

 

Important Note: For the most accurate, up-to-date information about the closure, please see ocac.edu where we will be sending pertinent communication