On behalf of Orange Coast College and the department of Housing & Residential Education (HRE), I would like to welcome you to The Harbour at OCC. We are excited to be one of the first Southern California community colleges to offer on-campus housing for students and look forward to opening our doors to over 800 residents beginning in Fall 2020. HRE and our partners, The Scion Group, are committed to providing opportunities that contribute to student learning and development as well as further enhancing student success and the Pirate experience here at OCC. We are excited for you to consider OCC's preferred student housing community at The Harbour.
Living on-campus is a transformative experience for students! It provides you with many opportunities to engage with the campus and its resources, make significant and life-long connections with peers, and explore your own identity, leadership, and personal values. Through dynamic programs and services HRE will create inclusive living-learning environments that will allow you to make meaning of your college experience and find a true sense of belonging within the diverse OCC community.
What you choose to do in your living, studying, and recreational environment will greatly influence your total academic experience. Studies have shown that students who live on campus have a higher GPA than those that do not, are more involved on campus, and graduate at a higher rate. Take the initiative to get involved, contribute and engage within the residential community. Living in a residence hall community requires considerable cooperation, responsibility, and, above all, respect for others.
If there is any way that I or the HRE staff can assist you as you make the transition to Coast please let me know. Welcome to The Harbour at OCC; welcome home.
Director, Housing & Residential Education
Housing & Residential Education (HRE), in partnership with The Scion Group, serves as an integral component of Orange Coast College's core philosophy by creating inclusive, safe and clean living-learning environments that promote student success. Through the intentional and efficient delivery of programs and services, HRE facilitates student engagement, and collaborates with the campus and the community. HRE maintains secure, sustainable spaces for students in order to promote a sense of belonging, holistic personal development, co-curricular learning, responsible community membership, and academic success within a diverse community.
- We value the social, emotional, intellectual, and ethical development of students.
- We value a community of respect where dignity is practiced and is a shared concern for all living together in community.
- We value the education of student rights and responsibilities.
- We value initiatives and efforts that create an environmentally sustainable community.
We value safe, clean, and well-maintained living facilities.
- We value diversity, inclusion, and equity, and embracing campus ideals.
- We value the engagement, involvement, and the spirit of fostering a sense of belonging for all students.
As a premier community college in California with the largest on-campus living program, Housing & Residential Education aspires to transform the lives of our residents through innovative and collaborative community development programs and educational interventions with the intention to develop responsible and active citizens, locally and globally. The Harbour at OCC will be a preferred housing choice for Orange Coast College students that provides efficient management of housing operations and a living-learning environment that practices inclusion and empowers residents to become engaged contributors and leaders in their community.
The 2020-2021 Resident Handbook is available here for residents to review or downloadl. All residents are expected to review this important document for Harbour students. The handbook includes an overview of The Harbour Community Policies, as well as, College and District Policies and Procedures, housing processes, resident safety information and campus resources.
It is highly recommended that all incoming Housing students provide documentation of vaccination or immunity to the following infectious diseases; Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella, Pertussis and Meningitis, and provide tuberculosis (TB) clearance as recommended for colleges and universities by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to protect the health and safety of residents and staff.
Visit the Student Health Center Housing Immunization page to learn more about the OCC Immunization Reccomendations, Instructions and FAQs. The Housing Immunization Forms are available on the Student Health portal and the deadline to submit immunization requirements and health screening for Fall 2020 is October 1, 2020.
Fall 2020 Announcements
We have some important announcements to share with your regarding the college's plan for on-campus housing beginning Fall 2020:
Fall 2020 Operations & Harbour Community
Despite this delay, The Harbour at Orange Coast College will still be opening for the fall semester and plans to remain open throughout the year. Even as the majority of OCC's courses will be offered through online learning platforms, we believe that there is significant value in being engaged in a living-learning community. The housing staff and the apartment style accommodations will provide a space for students to call home and, more importantly, provide a sense of community for all Pirate residents. College is about finding yourself. It's about forging your own path and gaining a greater sense of who you are. The Harbour is the perfect place to do this as we believe it will be worth the wait. Do you have questions for The Harbour staff? Chat with them here.
There are many advantages to living at The Harbour:
- Health and Safety First – The Harbour will follow current guidance from the Center for Disease Control, as well as state and local health agencies. In addition, The Harbour will implement heightened cleaning protocols for community spaces and operational procedures to provide a residential environment centered on well-being and safety. Additionally, The Harbour will have staff and security on site at all times and OCC Campus Public Safety will regularly patrol the campus to ensure safety for residents in the community.
- Community Engagement – The Harbour encourages safe connections among peers and plans to foster a sense of community among new and continuing OCC students. We want to welcome students as a member of the Pirate family and help create meaningful connections with other students, leaders and campus resources. We want to build an inclusive community that facilitates lifelong friendships, offers support for residents to achieve their educational goals and encourages them to feel a true sense of belonging at OCC.
- Resources for Student Success – The Harbour will provide high-speed Wi-Fi to support online learning and resident connections. Resident Advisors (RA) and Residence Education Coordinators, who live on-site, will be available to mentor residents and connect them to campus resources that offer support both personally and academically. RAs will coordinate a variety of resident events that help educate, inform, and engage residents within and beyond the Harbour community.
- New Collegiate Environment – Focus on your college experience and not on the logistics. At The Harbour, there's no need to bring furniture or set up utilities. It's all brand new and ready for student to be able to settle in, study, relax and enjoy the on-campus experience that offers a student-centered environment and activities.
In light of Covid-19, it is important to highlight that The Harbour accommodations do allow residents to live with other students while maintaining a reasonable distance. The Harbour provides the ability to maintain such distance within an apartment while studying, learning online, preparing meals, cleaning and socializing within an apartment unit. All residents will have their own bedroom/bathroom or share this space with no more than one other person.
As mentioned before, The Harbour is still accepting housing applications for fall. The College and The Harbour team remain excited to welcome future residents to our campus as soon as we are able to do so. To learn more about The Harbour and begin your housing application please visit www.theharbourocc.com.
Location, Hours & Contact
The Harbour at OCC remains open during the campus closure. The management office can be visited or staff can be contacted at the phone and email below during business hours.
1369 Adams Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626
- Monday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
p: (714) 643-5100