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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.'s
(the following are generic questions, not all pertain directly to the Student Life Office)
For information regarding a specific department please contact them directly.


Q: Where is the "Lost and Found" on campus?
A:
Student Life is the Lost and Found headquarters at CPC, PRC, and SCC. Lost and Found is located in room B-101 at the Courtyard Center. At the Allen Center the staff coordinate the Lost and Found items for that site. Lost and Found items will be held for a maximum of thirty (30) days. 

Q: Are there any student organizations on campus?
A:
Yes, Collin College has opportunities for campus and community involvement through Registered Student Organizations. The purpose of these organizations varies from honor societies to political, religious, service, and social groups. Currently enrolled students may form organizations by following the procedures outlined in the current Student Organization Procedures Manual (SOPM).
Check out the Student Organizations link under Campus Life!

Q: What do I need a College ID for?
A:
All credit students at Collin College are required to have a College ID to use services provided by college offices and labs including the Collin College bookstore, Career Services, Computer Labs, Enrollment Management, Fitness Center, Library, Math Lab, Student Life, and the Testing Center.

Q: Where can I hang a banner?
A:College departments and Registered Student Organizations can make and hang approved banners on each campus according to the established procedures. Banner approval, guidelines, and reservations are available in Student Life or click Banner Guidelines for more information.


Q: Where can I purchase theatre tickets?
A:
Tickets are available online and at the theatre box office. Click here for information regarding the Collin Theatre Center.

Q: How do I start a student organization?
A:
For information on student organizations as well as how to start one, visit the Student Organizations web-page.

Q: How much does a Student ID cost?
A:
A first time student ID is free. A replacement ID is $2 (two dollars). Payments are made at the Cashiers/Bursars Office at each campus. Bring the receipt to the Student Life Office to receive the replacement ID.

Q: Where do I get a Student ID?
A:
Student ID's are available at any Student Life Office. For office locations, click here.

Q: Where do I get my class schedule?
A:
You can view and print your class schedule online through CougarWeb.

Q: What room is my class in?
A:
Your class information can be viewed and printed online through CougarWeb.

Q: How do I find my way around the campus?
A:
You can download and print campus maps from here. Also, campus maps are located towards the back of your Student Handbook.

Q: Who is my teacher?
A:
Your class information can be viewed and printed online through CougarWeb.

Q: Do we have a gym?
A:
A fitness center is located at each campus and is available for currently enrolled Collin students and current Faculty/Staff. You must present a valid College ID.

You can contact the fitness centers for more information; CPC: 972.548.6891, PRC: 972.377.1758, SCC: 972.881.5848.

Q: What are Student Life Office hours?
A:
Student Life Office hours vary per campus. Click here for contact and hours of operation.

Q: What do I need to get a Student ID?
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In order to obtain a Student ID, you must be currently enrolled, registered for credit courses, and have paid for your classes. You must also present a valid photo ID (i.e. Drivers License, Passport, High School ID).

Q: How do I get my poster or advertisement approved?
A:
Student Life is the approval center for posters and advertisements for Community News, Campus News, and For Sale/For Rent boards. If you are in question as to where your advertisement should go, the Student Life staff can direct you. For more information on other boards throughout the campuses, please click here.

Q: Where should I put my parking sticker?
A:
Parking stickers are required and should be placed on the lower left corner of the rear window, on the driver's side. Parking stickers are available at any Student Life office with a valid Collin ID.

Q: Are there public phones on campus for student use?
A:
A phone is available for local calls, limited use (2 minute maximum), at each campus Information Desk. Office phones are for Faculty/Staff use only.

Q: Can anyone use the Student Life fax machines?
A:
The fax machines located in the Student Life offices are for Faculty/Staff use. A student needing to fax something for school purposes may use the Student Life fax machines.

Q: Where do I get my CWID number?
A:
You can obtain your CWID from admissions or by emailing cougarweb@collin.edu. Requests should include the student's full legal name and date of birth.

Q: Where is the testing center located?
A:
Location, contact information, and hours of operation for the testing centers can be found here.

Q: I have a Student ID from 5 years ago, can I still use it?
A:
Yes, a Student ID will become Active each semester you enroll and pay for classes. You can use the same Student ID for your entire tenure at Collin. If you lose it or need a replacement, visit any Student Life Office.
NEW:As of June 13, 2011 the Student ID system has been updated. Any ID prior to this date is no longer valid and will not be accepted and should be destroyed. You must visit any Student Life Office to receive your new ID. Once your ID has been upgraded it will become active each semester you enroll and pay for classes at Collin College.

 

Q: Where are the catalogs for classes?
A:
Catalogs are now available online. Click here for current and previous catalogs.

Q: Where do I register for classes?
A:
You can register for classes online through CougarWeb.

Q: Is there public transportation to the college?
A:
DART services are available. Check the DART web site for bus routes.
DART offers reduced fares for college students. You must obtain this discount through DART. http://www.dart.org/fares/collegeid.asp. Currently the college does not offer DART discount passes.

Q: Is there health insurance available for students?
A:
There are many insurance companies that may offer health insurance for students. The college does not offer any discounts for insurance.

Q: Is there a resource to help in looking for an apartment?
A:
There are many apartment complexes that advertise on each campus. Check the "For Sale/For Rent" boards or other advertisements that may be placed outside of the Student Life Offices.