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Weather Update - 6:12 am Saturday, Feb. 28

Due to inclement weather, OCCC is closed today, Saturday, February 28. All classes are canceled. This includes the main campus, FACE Center, Capitol Hill Center and Professional Development Institute (PDI). Events in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, the Bruce Owen Theater and the Aquatic Center will still go on as scheduled, but all other activities have been canceled.

Please practice caution when coming to and leaving campus as secondary roads, driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks may be icy and slippery. 

Campus closings and delayed openings will be announced through local radio and television stations and posted on the college’ s website, Facebook and Twitter pages. They will also be announced through the college’s Campus Alert Notification (CAN) System.

For information about how to sign up to receive text messages and add email addresses via the CAN system, please visit


Counseling Services

The college experience provides many opportunities for personal growth. Not everyone makes it through the college experience without experiencing some obstacles along the way. While each person is unique, sometimes thoughts, feelings, emotions, or behaviors come up that cause problems in his/her life, or in the lives of loved ones.

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The counseling aspect of Student Support Services was developed to provide a confidential process to assist students in gaining a greater understanding of self and relationships in order to benefit from education opportunities. The counselor will also provide referrals to community services and provide group opportunities to address a variety of resolution of issues that can deter student success.

Students may come to the counseling office for many different reasons. Some of the issues they find helpful to explore are:

  • depression
  • loneliness
  • anxiety
  • lack of self-confidence
  • eating problems
  • abuse issues
  • procrastination
  • family problems
  • interpersonal conflicts
  • relationship problems
  • cultural/ethnic concerns
  • achievement conflicts
  • concerns about their substance abuse
  • difficulties with concentration/attention
  • difficulties in managing anger
  • sleep disturbances
  • suicidal thoughts