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Honors Orientation

The 2-hour Honors Orientation is an opportunity for prospective and current honor students at OCC to learn about the variety of honors opportunities available on our campus and beyond.

Among other things, the orientation will include the latest information about Honors Program enrollment privileges and benefits; honors conferences; participation in the Honors Student Council (HSC); Garrison Fellows and other recognitions offered by the Honors Program, scholarships, etc.  We'll discuss in the second hour the differences among the honor societies, the Honors Program, and honors clubs; the honor rolls (President's List, Dean's List, Honors List); Honors Night; OCC general and outside scholarships, and more.

Students considering applying should review the current enrollment criteria (see link at left) before scheduling an Honors Orientation. Those who wish to apply to the Honors Program must be on time and attend at least the first hour of an Honors Orientation before submitting their applications. No Honors Orientation is required for honor society membership, though prospective applicants are certainly welcome to attend.

To reserve a seat in a future Honors Orientation, follow this link to our sign-up site:​  

We will follow up with some documents prior to your session, including the application form.

USE YOUR STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ALL CAMPUS CORRESPONDENCE.  It is your responsibility to make sure you're receiving our messages. Please be sure that you've linked your student email address to your off-campus email address.** 

Your reservation will be confirmed by return email. Please continue to check your email until your Orientation date for last-minute changes of location or cancellations. A day or two before your Orientation, we will send you several documents that we'll refer to in the Orientation.  Please print these out and bring them with you.   


September 23
12:00 - 2:00 pm
October 1
12:00 - 2:00 pm
October 9
12:00 - 2:00 pm
October 17
12:00 - 2:00 pm
October 27
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 4
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 12
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
​Thursday ​November 20 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

**How to set up your STUDENT email account to forward mail to your off-campus email account:

Log on to MyOCC. Click on the email icon or Gmail logo. When your Inbox appears, click on "Settings" in the upper right corner of the window or in the pull-down menu associated with the cog (toothed wheel) icon. On the Settings page, click on the tab marked "Forwarding POP/IMAP." In the top section of the Forwarding page, click the radio button to begin forwarding email and type in your preferred email address; then follow the instructions to confirm your request. When finished, be sure to SAVE by clicking on the Save button at the bottom of the Forwarding page.  That's all there is to it!  Be sure to send yourself a test message to your STUDENT email account. It should show up shortly in your off-campus email Inbox.  If you need help, please stop in during office hours.  We'll be happy to assist you.

Updated 9/14/14