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  • Mendez, et al v. Westminster 1947

    Wednesday, February 22, 9:30 – 11 a.m.

    OCC is proud to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the landmark decision that sparked the desegregation of schools in Orange County. Campus community is invited. Reception will follow in GEC 110.

    Where: OCC Science Hall

    This event is ADA compliant. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made no later than five business days prior to this event by contacting Nathan Jensen at or (714) 432-5909

  • Doyle Arts Pavilion - Linda White Fundraiser

    Saturday, March 18, 2 to 4:30 p.m.

    Linda White has graciously made works available from the exhibition for a range of donations. The event will be a celebration of Linda White’s commitment to painting over a span of nearly four decades and, along with her husband Tod White, represents their support of future programs at the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion.

    Where: Doyle Arts Pavilion

    Costa Mesa Historical Society

    Saturday, March 18, 2 p.m.

    A presentation on a brief overview of the history and first programs offered at Orange Coast College in 1948. Find out how was the first curriculum developed and which programs are still being offered 75 years later.

    Where: Student Union Multipurpose

    Athletics Hall of Fame

    Saturday, March 18, 5 p.m.

    Orange Coast College will be hosting the 2023 Athletics Hall of Fame honoring seven individuals and one team. A reception for the event will take place at the College Center Ballroom at 5 p.m. with the ceremony to begin at 6 p.m.

    Where: College Center, 3rd Floor, Ballrooms

    History of Feminism with OCC Faculty

    Monday, March 20, 2:30 p.m.

    Where: Multicultural Center

    Women in Leadership Student Panel

    Tuesday, March 21, 5 p.m.

    Women leaders from the OCC student community will answer questions about their experiences.

    To sign up ahead of time, please email Nathan Jensen and Flavia Ruzi

    Where: Student Union Multipurpose Room

    Voices of Women: Open Mic Poetry, Stories, and Music

    Wednesday, March 22, 5 p.m.

    Creative expression from the OCC campus community for Women's History Month.

    Where: Multicultural Center

    Coast Collective Pop Up Shop Grand Opening

    Wednesday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Orange Coast College launches the Coast Collective Co-Lab Space, a platform designed to foster student entrepreneurship and creativity within the OCC Fashion Program allowing students to showcase and sell their unique merchandise, while developing entrepreneurial skills.

    Where: College Center, 1st Floor, Room CC106

    Softball: GWC vs. OCC

    Postponed due to weather.

    Orange Coast College softball team faces off against Golden West College in a special game commemorating the College's 75th anniversary.

    Where: OCC Softball Field

    Classified Senate Bingo Bash

    Tuesday, March 28 @ noon

    Where: Student Union Multipurpose Room

    Men's Volleyball: OCC vs. IVC

    Friday, March 31 @ 6 p.m.

    Join us on March 31st when Orange Coast College volleyball plays against Irvine Valley College.

    Where: Peterson Gymnasium

  • Spring Plant Sale

    April 7 & 14, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Where: Horticulture Gardens

    Men's Volleyball: OCC vs GWC

    Wednesday, April 12 @ 6 p.m.

    Orange Coast College men's volleyball team faces off against Golden West College. Don't miss it.

    Where: Peterson Gymnasium

    Baseball: IVC vs. OCC

    Saturday, April 15 @ noon

    Don't miss the thrilling match-up between Orange Coast College and Irvine Valley College on April 15!

    Where: John Altobelli Park (OCC Baseball Field)

    Green Coast Day

    Wednesday, April 19 @ 9 a.m.

    Learn more about the Green Coast Day event.

    Discover OCC

    Thursday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Prospective students will learn about the exciting programs and services available at OCC.

    Where: Main Quad

    Retirement and Recognition

    Friday, April 21, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

    Where: Student Union Multipurpose Room

    Student Project & Research Symposium

    Friday, April 21

    The Giles T. Brown Student Project and Research Symposium provides a venue for students from any field at OCC to showcase work they've done in class or independently with faculty or staff mentors.

    Where: College Center, 3rd Floor, Ballrooms

    Denim Day Photo

    Wednesday, April 26 @ noon

    Where: Main Quad

    Softball: RCC vs. OCC

    Wednesday, April 26 @ 3 p.m.

    Get ready for an exciting match-up as Orange Coast College softball team goes head-to-head with Riverside City College in a special game celebrating the College's 75th anniversary!

    Where: OCC Softball Field

    Aquarium Open House - 50th Anniversary

    Saturday, April 29 @ 10 a.m.

    Where: Lewis Center

  • The Kindness of Color with Janice Munemitsu

    Wednesday, May 10, 1 - 2 p.m.

    The author of the book Kindness of Color, Janice Munemitsu, will talk about the story of two immigrant families and their struggle against racism in 1940s California and the kindness that helped them to a better future.

    Where: Multicultural Center

    Honors Night

    Wednesday, May 10 @ 6:00 p.m.

    Honors Night is celebrating its 65th year of recognizing students, staff, and faculty for their service and leadership contributions. Students will be awarded scholarships for demonstrating their academic excellence.

    Where: Robert B. Moore Theatre

    Angels Night

    Friday, May 19 @ 6:38 p.m.

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will host “Orange Coast College Night” on Friday, May 19, against the Minnesota Twins, beginning at 6:38 p.m. Get your tickets now.

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    Where: Angel Stadium

    End of the Year Celebration - Awards & Recognition for Students

    Friday, May 19 @ 10 a.m.

    Where: College Center, 3rd Floor, Ballrooms

    OCC Kickball Tournament

    Tuesday, May 23 @ noon

    Faculty, student, classified, and management teams to compete for the coveted kickball crown.

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    Where: OCC LeBard Football Field

    Child Development Graduation

    Wednesday, May 24 @ 4 p.m.

    Where: College Center, 3rd Floor, Ballrooms

    Allied Health Pinning Ceremony

    Thursday, May 25 @ 5 p.m.

    OCC’s annual Pinning Ceremony will honor Allied Health graduates in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

    Where: Robert B. Moore Theatre


    Friday, May 26 @ 5:30 p.m.

    Orange Coast College is excited to celebrate the achievements of our graduates at this year's 75th Commencement Ceremony!

    Visit the 75th Commencement for more info.

    Where: Pacific Amphitheatre @ OC Fair & Event Center

  • Summer Sailstice & Water Campus Open House

    Saturday, June 17, noon - 4 p.m.

    Where: Waterfront Campus

  • Concert on the Green

    Tuesday, August 1, 5 - 8 p.m.

    Live music and food trucks! Concert begins at 6 p.m. featuring Mark Wood & the Parrot Head Band.

    Where: OCC Main Quad


  • Football: OCC vs. Moorpark

    Saturday, Sept 9 @ 6 p.m.

    Get ready for an exciting evening match-up as OCC Football goes against Moorpark.

    Where: Lebard Stadium

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    Pirate Involvement Fair

    Wednesday, September 13, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    The Pirate Involvement Fair is hosted each semester for students to discover the wonderful engagement opportunities, support services, and amazing programs available.

    Where: OCC Main Quad

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  • Orange County Children's Book Festival

    Sunday, October 1, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Meet and get autographs from some of your favorite superstar authors and illustrators. Enjoy professional storytellers, family-friendly entertainment, FREE admission and parking, and so much more.

    Where: OCC Main Quad

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    OCC Night at LeBard Stadium
    Football: OCC vs. GWC

    Thursday, October 12 @ 6 p.m.

    Orange Coast College football team faces off against Golden West College in a special game commemorating the College's 75th anniversary.

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    Where: Lebard Stadium

    Chemistry Topping Off Ceremony

    Thursday, October 19, 11:30 a.m to noon

    Where: Chemistry Building Construction Site

    Women's Volleyball: OCC vs. GWC

    Wednesday, October 25 @ 6 p.m.

    Orange Coast College women's volleyball team faces off against Golden West College. Don't miss it.

    Where: Peterson Gymnasium

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    Faculty Dance Concert

    October 26 & 27 @ 7:30 p.m.

    The annual Faculty Dance Concert features OCC's outstanding dance faculty as performers and choreographers as well as student performers in a lively mix of Modern, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and World Dance forms.

    Where: Robert B. Moore Theatre

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  • Science Night

    Friday, November 3, 5 to 8 p.m.

    Join us for an open house with OCC faculty showing off their exciting programs! Students of all ages are welcome to enjoy the demonstrations, talks, and hands-on activities from different STEM departments including Chemistry, Marine Science, Astronomy, Health Science, Geology, Engineering, Welding, Biology and many, many more!

    Free Admissions. Free hot dog BBQ!

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    Women's Basketball: OCC vs. Mt. San Antonio

    Thursday, November 16 @ 5 p.m.

    Don't miss the thrilling match-up between Orange Coast College and Mt. San Antonio College on November 16!

    Where: Peterson Gymnasium

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  • Men's Basketball: OCC vs. Miramar

    Friday, December 8 @ 5 p.m.

    Join us on December 8th when Orange Coast College men's basketball plays against San Diego Miramar.

    Where: Peterson Gymnasium

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