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Honors Orientation

THE HONORS ORIENTATON is an opportunity for new and continuing students at OCC to learn about the eligibility, application, enrollment, continuation, and completion requirements for the Honors Program, as well as the variety of benefits that Honors students may earn: honors transfer priority at schools like UCLA and UCI, and other transfer opportunities to Columbia University SGS, Georgetown, and many other top-tier universities, the privilege of competing for exclusive scholarships, submission of writing and fine art work to regional competitions for publication, and presentation of research at Honors conferences.


We will also talk about the Honors Student Council (HSC); Garrison Fellows and other recognitions offered by the Honors Program, etc.  Although our time together doesn't allow for a lot of detail, we'll try to get you acquainted with the honor societies; the honor rolls (President's List, Dean's List, Honors List); Honors Night; OCC general and outside scholarships, TAG (UC transfer guarantees), and more.



1.  USE YOUR STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESS ONLY  (i.e., to send a request for one of the dates below  to: 


2.  Look for a confirmation of your reservation in your STUDENT email with attachments, including the most recent application form.  Requests made less than 72 hours from the scheduled orientation may not be confirmed before the start of the session -- please attend, anyway.  Upon your arrival, be sure to request copies of the materials ordinarily sent to those requesting reservations more than 72 hours in advance of a session. 



All orientations take place at Garrison Honors Center. Please check in with our student assistant at the front desk and they will direct you to the orientation location.  We'll start promptly at the time listed below. Late-comers may not be allowed to participate and would be required to attend a future orientation.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15     2:00 - 4:00 PM

TUESDAY, FEBRURARY 4         3:30 - 5:30 PM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21            10:00AM - 12:00 NOON

TUESDAY, MARCH 3                3:30 - 5:30 PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 20                 10:00AM - 12:00 NOON

TUESDAY, APRIL 7                    3:30 - 5:30 PM

FRIDAY, APRIL 24                     10:00AM - 12:00 NOON

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.** 

Please continue to check your email until your Orientation date for last-minute changes of location or cancellations.

Please print the documents you receive and bring them with you.  Mark them up with any questions you'd like to ask at the Orientation. 


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

Log on to MyCoast. 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 12/6/2019