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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, Georgetwon, 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.

To reserve a seat in a future Honors Orientation, use YOUR STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESS ONLY to send a request for one or two of the dates below in order of preference to:

We will follow up by email with a seat confirmation.

You will also receive some documents that you should read to help you prepare for the meeting, and the application form.


Winter/Spring 2016 Honors Orientation Schedule 

ALL SESSIONS: 11AM - 1PM  (location TBA*)

Sessions except 3/15/16 start promptly at 11:00am. Arrive on time! Late arrivals will be required to attend another Orientation.

WEDS, January 20
MON,  February 8
WEDS, February 24
FRI,  March 11

TUES, March 15   - 3:30 - 5:30pm
MON,  March 21
WEDS,  April 13
FRI,  April 22

*The Honors Office may be relocating during Winter Intersession. Please look at your seat confirmation for the location of your Honors Orientation.


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.** 

If your plans change, please be sure to cancel your seat so that we can offer it to another student who may be on a waitlist.

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 2/4/16