From the chancellor

Peter M. Provenzano, Jr. Chancellor
Peter M. Provenzano, Jr. Chancellor

Due to the continued challenges from COVID-19, there is a great deal of uncertainty in the world and right here at home. To ensure the health and safety of our students, employees and community, OCC has chosen to deliver most of our instruction remotely this fall.  We are committed to doing everything we can for our students to successfully stay on their academic journey despite the pandemic.

We have consulted with health experts, faculty, staff and students to create a comprehensive plan to mitigate risk and promote wellness.

Keeping students and employees safe at OCC takes all of us working together. Throughout this pandemic, you have shown your resilience and determination to carry on, and together, we've got this!

Keeping You Successful

We know it may be hard for some students to move from in-person classes and services to doing things remotely.  Here are resources to help you succeed, stay on track with your educational goals, and stay safe.

Need help with your studies?

Academic Support Center (ASC) -The ASC offers a variety of virtual programs and services to help you achieve your academic goals. These include tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and study skill seminars.

ACCESS - OCC students with disabilities are supported by the ACCESS Department through a number of accommodations and services.

D2L - If your remote class is part of D2L, the D2L Student Helpdesk provides live support 24/7, including holiday, weekends and between semesters to any student enrolled in a D2L course.

Libraries - Did you know OCC’s libraries are available 24/7? The libraries provide a searchable online database of books, articles, videos and more for students to use. You can also ask a librarian and more through the Libraries website.

Need help beyond academics?

Bookstore - Textbooks and other materials needed for your class can be obtained online through the online Bookstore.

Counseling - We understand this may be a stressful time for you. Counselors are still working to serve you from a distance. You can make a phone appointment, Zoom appointment or email appointment.

Student Financial Resources and Scholarships - This office is committed to assisting with financial aid eligibility, processing of aid, and disbursements. They also have resources, such as Financial Aid TV, on their website for more information.

FALL 2020 COURSE OPTIONS

COURSE OPTIONS PLACE TIME REASON
Online Courses Online Anytime 24/7 I need maximum flexibility.
Remote Classes Online Scheduled times I can carve out specific times to take courses.
Hybird Courses Online and on campus Campus work = scheduled times
Online work = 24/7 OR scheduled times as determined by my instructor.
My program has outcomes that require some in-person work during set times, days and locations.
Inperson On campus Scheduled times I am able to meet in-person with set times, days and locations