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.
- Complete any required placement testing. (if applicable)
- Complete Pre-Orientation Survey
- Attend New Student Orientation
Register for your classes:
- Meet with an advisor in 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.
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: birthdate (MMDDYY)
- 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.