New Student Orientation Welcome

Welcome to OCCC!

Here are a few details to take care of before beginning classes.

Stop by Student Life or refer to the NSO book for more information.


First Things First...

  • Meet with an advisor in Academic Advising. Complete any required placement testing.
  • Register for classes in Records and Graduation Services.
  • Attend New Student Orientation. Register in Student Life or Academic Advising.
  • 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.
  • File your FAFSA and arrange for financial aid. Double check with the financial aid office prior to beginning classes to make sure they have everything required for your account.
  • Pay your bill or arrange a payment plan through the bursar's office.
  • Buy your textbooks. Remember that some forms of financial aid allow you to temporarily charge books.
  • Check your student e-mail EVERY DAY. (firstname.middleinitial.lastname, password is last six of SSN)
  • Log-on to MineOnline. (firstname.middleinitial.lastname, password is last six of SSN)

Weekend Before School Starts...

  • Attend Opening Day the Saturday before classes begin from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for personalized class tours, door prizes, last-minute details, etc. Bring your family!
  • 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.
  • Have a great first week of classes! Don't forget to stop by Student Life if you have any questions!