Greetings and salutations, dear OOCers!

Welcome to a brand new and shiny year. The lounge has been busy and buzzing with folk back from holidays, excited to be reconnecting and getting into the flow of a new year. We find ourselves ramping up for a new semester, with lots going on!

We’ll be having our Interim Collective Meeting on Monday January 14th from 12:30pm – 1:30pm in the OOC Lounge (TC314N). Stop by the lounge (or our table at Clubs Days) to sign up for your preferred meeting time for the rest of the semester! We’ll tally the votes at the end of next week.

Drop by our table at Clubs Days (Tuesday January 15th – Thursday January 17th from 10am – 3pm) for a rainbow mustache sticker, Got Queer pin, or just to chat! Current volunteers, please come sign up to table for us.

OOC’s Open House is Tuesday January 22nd from 11:30am – 2:00pm in the OOC Lounge!

Wandered by OOC but never managed to make your way in? Curious as to what goes on behind our doors? Or maybe you’re just hungry? Whatever the rhyme or reason, come on by! Check out the space, find out more about OOC, meet people, and nosh on some free food. You (probably) won’t regret it!

Out on Campus Presents: All-Gender Swing Dance Classes! Experience the joy of dance, free from the rigid gender roles that partner dancing often perpetuates. All experience levels, bodies, abilities, orientations & genders are welcome. Drop-in and free!

Classes held Fridays (January 18th, 25th and February 1st) from 12:30pm – 2:00pm in MBC 2296.

Are you interested in volunteering with Out on Campus? It’s as easy as 1-2-optionally 3!

Step 1: Attend an Orientation
Step 2: Attend All Volunteer Training
Step 3: Attend Office/Library Training (required for volunteers who want to help keep the space open)

Orientation Dates (you need only attend one):
Wednesday, January 23rd 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Monday, January 28th 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Thursday, January 31st 11:30am – 12:30pm

All Volunteer Training Date:
Saturday, February 2nd 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Office/Library Training Dates (you need only attend one):
Monday, February 4th 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday, February 6th 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Thursday, February 7th 11:30am – 12:30pm

Please use this handy dandy form to sign up for upcoming volunteer trainings. Can’t sign up for everything right now? No problem. Submit what you can now and use the form again later to fill in any blanks.

If you have questions about volunteering, trainings, or would like to see whether you can make alternate arrangements, please email

Are you a current volunteer? Please come on by the lounge to sign up for Office Hours and preferred Collective times. Help spread the good word about OOC by signing up to table at Clubs Days! If you can’t make it to the lounge to do any of these things, please send Samonte an email at

We would also love your help bringing new volunteers into the fold. If you’re interested in co-facilitating an upcoming Orientation or Office/Library Training, fill out this form! Need an Office/Library training refresher, yourself? You can sign up using the same form.

We are also strongly encouraging our returning volunteers to participate in All Volunteer Training Day on Saturday, February 2nd 1:30pm – 5:30pm. Please use that same form to sign up.