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FAQs - Donors & Foundations

Will the college be accepting donations throughout the closure process?
No. As of May 1, 2019 the Oregon College of Art and Craft will no longer be accepting donations. We greatly appreciate your support throughout the years and we hope you will continue your philanthropic support of local and statewide arts education and programming.

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. As of OCAC’s closure following the spring term, we are pleased to announce the sale of the OCAC campus to our longtime neighbor, Catlin Gabel School. While this news may be bittersweet for much of our community, we also know many will be relieved that the campus has been sold to Catlin Gabel, a school with deep connections to OCAC.

While the sale is final as of April 29, 2019, OCAC will temporarily lease back property from Catlin Gabel to ensure our students are able to complete the May term and allow for an orderly closure after our final commencement ceremony on May 19. OCAC plans to cease all operations at the end of May 2019. We will continue to share updates on the upcoming closure as new information is available. In the meantime, we hope you will join us in welcoming Catlin Gabel to the campus. Read the full Property Sale Announcement HERE

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 Michael Oreste in the Office of Advancement at or 971-255-4212.

What will happen to all of OCAC's assets? Can I ask for, or purchase, a specific item?
In following with OCAC’s century long tradition of supporting academic and arts-based charitable organizations we will be prioritizing the distribution of our studio equipment and tools to regional non-profit organizations for utilization in their current programs. After that process is complete, for profit entities and individuals will be invited on campus to view and purchase remaining studio equipment and tools. Date of studio sales is to be determine. For more information, please contact Michael Oreste in the Office of Advancement at or 971-255-4212.

What will happen to OCAC's permanent collections?
OCAC is reaching out to local and regional art museums to gauge their interest in acquiring items held in our permanent collection.


Is the OCAC library open?
As of May 17, 2019, the library is no longer open.

Can I still check out OCAC books?
As of May 17, 2019, the library is no longer open.

Can I still borrow items through interlibrary loans?
As of May 17, 2019, the library is no longer open.

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. 

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?
After May 17, 2019 please contact a WCCLS library with questions.

What will happen to OCAC library items?
We are pleased to announce that Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) has dispersed nearly 12,000 items from the campus library.  This includes books, special collections, publications, periodicals, and ephemera.  The OCAC library contained a specialized curated collection of books and periodicals about craft, photography, ceramics, painting and drawing, book arts, metals, wood, art history, and the creative process.  We were able to re-home more than 6,000 books to local libraries and arts-education organizations.  The more than 5,000 remaining books and periodicals will be utilized by The Friends of the Hillsboro Public Library for charitable purposes to benefit the Hillsboro Public Library.  Read the full statement HERE.

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?  
We have collaborated with ARTSTOR to ensure that our digital image collections remain accessible to a wide audience on their platform.


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