Oregon Coast Community College: Newport Campus
Voices at the Coast is very pleased to be partnering with the Oregon Coast Community College to offer our participants a beautiful, modern, accessible, and environmentally conscious facility in which to learn and perform. The Newport campus is south of the bridge near the aquarium and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. It's also close to beach access at South Beach State Park. The OCCC system is led by Dr. Brigitte Ryslinge. The college has approximately 3,000 students and a faculty of 45 people.
All three OCCC facilities, the Central County Campus and the South and North County Centers, were built to the Silver LEED standards. Some of the unique attributes of these buildings are: abundant operable windows for fresh air and cooling, state of the art boilers and HVAC controls, high efficiency lighting controls and fixtures, and much more.
The main campus buildings are constructed for convenience as well. All the many academic and administrative features are under one roof. This avoids the rain-soaked dash from one building to another as found in other campuses. This also enhances security by limiting access points and providing long sight lines. The buildings are also monitored with closed circuit cameras and recording devices.
There are large areas for group study and activities and quiet places for study and contemplation. The college's setting in a new sustainably designed neighborhood nestled in a coastal forest is not only beautiful but tranquil. There's even a frisbee golf course as part of the development.
We are very grateful for the College's participation with this endeavor.
Floor plans of OCCC Newport to help find your way around.
Although we think our participants will be plenty busy on campus, you might like to know about a few things in the neighborhood.
Oregon Coast Aquarium fun for the family
Hatfield Marine Science Center don't miss the touch tank
South Beach State Park trails and beaches and jetties and more
Closest hotels and restaurants:
South Beach Fish Market yummy fish and chips and chowder
Just on the other side of the Yaquina Bay Bridge you'll find a great variety of shops, restaurants and tourist attractions in Newport's historic Bayfront district.