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Honors Orientation

The Honors  Orientation 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, 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 the entire Honors Orientation before submitting their applications. No Honors Orientation is required for honor society membership, though prospective applicants are certainly welcome to attend.



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.  If, after receiving your confirmation, your find that you cannot attend as scheduled, please let us know so that we can release your seat to another student who may be on a waitlist.


     Upcoming Honors Orientation Schedule

​November 27, 2018
​11:30 am -  1:30 pm
​January 16, 2019
​10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WEDS, JANUARY 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ​ ​
​January 24, 2019
​11:00 am -  1:00 pm
​February 5, 2019
​ 1:00 pm -   3:00 pm
​February 25, 2019
​ 4:00 pm -  6:00 pm
​March 14, 2019
​10:00 am - 12:00 pm
​March 27, 2019
​11:00 am -  1:00 pm

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 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 11/14/18