OCCC To-Do List

Here are a few details to take care of before beginning classes.
Stop by Student Support Services or refer to the NSO Guidebook for more information.

Before Orientation:

  • Complete any required placement testing. (if applicable)
  • Complete Pre-Orientation Survey

Attend Orientation:

  • Attend New Student Orientation

Register for your classes:

  • Meet with an advisor in Academic Advising.

After Registering:

  • Pick up your student I.D. (always carry it with you!) in Records and Graduation Services.
  • Pick up your parking permit in Records and Graduation Services.

Apply for Financial Aid:

  • File your FAFSA and arrange for financial aid.
  • Double check with the financial aid self-service at minimum 4-6 weeks prior to beginning of the semester
  • If more documentation is needed, turn documentation in to Financial Aid as soon as possible.

Access your OCCC Technology:

  • Log-on to MyOCCC Portal.
    • User Name: firstname.middleinitial.lastname
    • password: last six of SSN
  • Check your student e-mail EVERY DAY.
  • If you are taking online courses-log in to Moodle and take the Moodle Orientation course.

Week Before School Starts...

  • Pay your bill (payment is due the first day of the semester) or arrange a payment plan through the bursar's office.
  • Buy your textbooks.
  • Verify your class schedule for any potential room changes.
  • Verify the location of your classrooms.
  • Plan where you will park the first week of class. (HINT: avoid Lots A and C.)

The First Week...

  • Give yourself extra time to get to class. The first week is always crowded!
  • Personally introduce yourself to your professors. Use this time to ask any questions you might have after attending the first class session and reviewing the syllabus.
  • Add all class dates, test dates, assignments, readings, etc. to your calendar, planner, smart phone, etc.
  • Familiarize yourself with campus labs and resources. Check out the library and computer center.
  • Be aware of campus safety and security procedures. Stop by Campus Police if you have questions.
  • If you need any course accommodations, have concerns about studying, or are interested in TRiO, stop by Student Support Services for wellness resources, study strategies, disability services, etc.
  • Complete my Sexual Violence Prevention Training within the first semester.

 

Questions? Contact orientation@occc.edu  Please make sure your email comes from your Official OCCC email account. How to log in.