Come catch PokÃ©mon and get enrolled!
Pikachu, Charizard and Jigglypuffâ€”virtual creatures that captured the imaginations, and attention spans, of PokÃ©mon GO players across the world this summer. Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is hosting a unique enrollment event that encourages players to catch PokÃ©mon while catching some college classes for the fall semester.
“Pokcrastinators GOâ€ will be held on the main OCCC campus Wednesday, Aug. 10, through Saturday, Aug. 13. Each weekday from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. the college will set off lures on the 10 PokÃ©Stops around the main building. On Saturday, lures will be set off during the hours of 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The purpose of the event is to encourage students to stop procrastinating and get enrolled for fall.
“It’s not unusual for students to wait until the last minute to enroll in college classes,â€ said Deirdre Steiner, OCCC director of public relations. “With the popularity of PokÃ©mon GO and the amount of gyms and PokÃ©Stops on campus, we thought students would enjoy being able to play the game while taking care of tasks like enrollment, financial aid and getting advised.â€
The fall semester begins August 15. Steiner says this is the perfect to opportunity to get everything taken care of before classes start. As a bonus, people who come to campus during the event hours will also find that campus offices are less busy than the normal peak time lunch hours
Steiner encourages individuals to visit /pokemon to learn more about the event.
“Pokcrastinators GOâ€ will continue through the college’s annual “Opening Dayâ€ event.
“Opening Dayâ€ will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. During that time, students can get a personalized tour to their classes, peruse the campus resource fair for important information about their college experience, and meet faculty, staff and students.
New Student Orientation will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Both sessions will last approximately 1.5 hours.
Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. No prior registration is necessary. OCCC is located at 7777 South May Avenue. For more information about enrollment, call (405) 682-7580 or visit /admissions.
OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students and has more than 90,000 participants in its various community programs annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 80 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.