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Jan 05
January 5, 2022 Update

Important information for Winter and Spring 2022 Courses & Services 

Dear Student: 

We hope your holiday break continues to be happy and healthy. In order to create a safer campus experience in response to the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant, Orange Coast College is adjusting plans for the Winter 2022 intersession and Spring 2022 semester.

Student Support Services/Offices:

Effective today, January 5, 2022, the offices will be closed, and support services will be provided only remotely (online) for the next two weeks. The College plans on returning to a partial in-person schedule on January 18. This date may change based on how things develop with the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, services can be accessed online.

Intersession Classes (January 3  January 28):

Winter 2022 intersession classes that began the week of January 3 will remain as scheduled (no changes). Those who are registered for in-person classes should plan to continue to attend their classes on-campus. Please be mindful to wear your face covering (mandatory) while indoors, avoid large crowds, and maintain physical distancing.

Spring 2022 Semester (January 31 – May 28):

Please note that most Spring 2022 classes that were scheduled for in-person will move to an online format for the first two weeks of the semester from January 31 through February14. However, some classes may still start in person depending on the course and academic program. Please be on the lookout for additional information from your instructor and the College.

Finally, OCC’s vaccination mandate and testing protocol remain in place. Please visit the Cleared4 link sent to your student email after registering for Spring 2022 classes to upload your vaccination information or to request an exemption no later than January 24. Testing for those with exemptions will begin the week of January 31.

If you have questions, please contact the Answer Center at (714) 432-5072 or visit the Support Services webpage.

Thank you for your flexibility as we work to create a safer and healthier campus for all.


Angelica L. Suarez, Ph.D.

Orange Coast College President