California Community Colleges has established this week as the fourth annual Undocumented Student Action Week to serve as a campaign to advocate and provide support resources for the undocumented student population.
Four students from the Orange Coast College Architecture Club received honors from the Orange County Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAOC) Design Awards.
The Orange Coast College Transfer Center is hosting a series of live virtual workshops via Zoom during this month designed specifically toward helping OCC students applying to transfer to schools for fall 2021. These transfer-oriented workshops will focus on transfer opportunities, requireme…
The Orange Coast College Transfer Center is hosting a virtual transfer fair on Zoom tomorrow from 9:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. There will be representatives from schools in the University of California and California State University systems, as well as other public and private institutions.
Early voting centers in counties across California opened on Monday, and ballots are being mailed to every registered voter in an unprecedented move by the state, including registered Orange Coast College students.
The Coast Community College District announced today that classes will continue in the current virtual format for the spring 2021 semester at Orange Coast College, Coastline College and Golden West College.
Since March, Orange Coast College and other institutions around the country have transitioned classes online. For many students, this is their first year of college and they will not be experiencing it in person. For others, this is a continuation of the spring and summer semester.
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley said on Thursday that CCC schools will "more than likely" continue online for the spring 2021 semester.
National Voter Registration Day was celebrated across the country on Tuesday, kicking off a final push for voter participation ahead of the Nov. 3 elections
Orange Coast College Student Equity is offering a program loaning Chromebook laptops and iPads to students who are currently enrolled in the fall semester.
The Orange Coast College Student Health Center is now offering in-person appointments to enrolled students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m until 5 p.m. Appointments are limited and must be made over the phone. Telehealth services are still available during the week with an appointmen…
COVID-19 has affected many people in some of the hardest ways, one being unemployment. Churches, businesses, organizations and schools have set up certain programs to help the community. Orange Coast College has expanded OCC Cares for students.
Campus clubs are often considered an ideal starting point for incoming students hoping to connect with peers sharing similar academic or recreational interests. When Orange Coast College closed its campus in response to COVID 19, in-person club meetings were put on hold along with classes. T…
Orange Coast College this week will launch a redesign of its website, orangecoastcollege.edu. An OCC press release stated that the redesign is intended to make OCC’s webpage “more intuitive and accessible for visitors to navigate.”
With the Fall 2020 semester entirely online, Orange Coast College has made some changes on campus while students are at home. With the completion of the College Center building as well as the opening of the Harbour, OCC has also implemented a new non-smoking policy.
A new COVID-19 testing site opened on Aug. 26 at the OC Fairgrounds located directly across the street from Orange Coast College at Gate 4 at 1167 Arlington Drive. This is a drive-thru location run by the 360 Clinic in partnership with the Orange County that will be operating from 7 a.m to 3…
As students at Orange Coast College began the first day of the new semester, a nationwide Zoom outage caused additional headaches for students and faculty among all the uncertainties of entirely online instruction.
The Trump administration backed away Tuesday from a recently announced policy change that would have required international students to leave the country when classes go fully online.
Despite the closure of the Orange Coast College campus for fall classes and its transition to primarily online learning, the new on-campus housing development scheduled to open in the fall is apparently holding students to their leases even though many say they can no longer afford it.
Journalism at Orange Coast College will have a state-of-the-art newsroom when the college opens a new Literature and Languages/Social and Behavioral Sciences building next year.
The CARES Act has left some of the most vulnerable students at Orange Coast College to fend for themselves. Undocumented and international students have received limited to no aid since the pandemic started due to restrictions on how the funds may be allocated.
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley told a group of student journalists today that the state is looking at what recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic looks like and said there is hope that officials can help students through the long-term situation with their academic go…
Orange Coast College will begin distributing about $4.5 million in funds received from the federal government to students in the coming days, with amounts going to each student based on financial aid status and the number of units students are enrolled in.
In an effort to fill in a gap left by the closure of Orange Coast College’s food pantry and cafeteria services, Food Service Management Instructor Alexandra Yates is working in a donated kitchen off campus to bring meals to needy students.
Orange Coast College’s Financial Aid office plans to reach out to students soon via email in an effort to provide information on accessing millions of dollars in aid distributed through new federal grants.
In an effort to protect students during the COVID-19 pandemic, student advocates across California released a joint statement on common needs and policy recommendations to the University of California, California State University and California community colleges Wednesday.
When the polls closed for the Student Senate elections last week the results came as no surprise because there were nine seats open and exactly nine candidates running.
Orange Coast College has received $9.1 million in emergency federal grants, with at least $4.5 million of the funds to be used as the minimum allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students, the Department of Education announced today.
As the COVID-19 pandemic worked its way across the country and business everywhere began to shut down, sex workers, like everyone else, were left struggling to find new ways to earn an income.
Orange Coast College English instructor Raymond Obstfeld has launched a website dedicated to examining and offering personal reflections on some of his favorite poetry.
For many Southern California residents every passing day makes them at a greater risk of becoming homeless due to widespread job losses caused by COVID-19.
While Orange Coast College recently announced that virtual instruction will continue into the summer, California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley said campuses should be prepared to continue online instruction into spring 2021.
In an effort to help students navigate the COVID-19 crisis and continue to meet their needs, Orange Coast College is developing an all-in-one resource request form that includes grant requests for emergency needs.
For the first time since mid-March, the number of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County has dropped to below 10, county officials told the media during a press conference Monday afternoon.
Orange Coast College’s traditional commencement ceremony will take on a new look this year as organizers look for alternatives to the customary cap-and-gown event.
Orange Coast College’s dance program has found creative ways to engage students during the COVID-19 quarantine while still implementing the objectives they set in the beginning of the year.
In an effort to respond to instructional changes brought about by COVID-19, Orange Coast College is allowing students to drop classes and receive both an excused withdrawal and a full tuition refund for the class.