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.
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…
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.
A project that initially began as creating a Mandalorian helmet led Orange Coast College history professor Brent Rudmann to craft an entire suit of armor patterned after “The Mandalorian” television series.
On the heels of a federal attempt to take over Fairview Developmental Center for COVID-19 patients earlier this year, the California Health and Human Services Agency and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services announced Thursday that Fairview Developmental Center will serve as an alterna…
Gun stores remain open in California despite the closure of most businesses amid COVID-19 and reports indicate that first time buyers are cleaning out the shelves.
The novel coronavirus has upended the lives of people across Orange County, with some equating the pandemic to the likes of wartime rationing during World War II.
Some Orange Coast College students have reported unauthorized charges to their bank accounts for Bartleby services after using a credit or debit card at the Associated Students Bookstore.
Orange Coast College may be looking into funding an esports program after its Overwatch team has had several high-profile performances in competitions.
Coast Community College District officials announced Sunday night that its three campuses will suspend classes for the next two weeks and urged students to stay home because of COVID-19.
A move by the Coast Community College District late Wednesday afternoon to temporarily suspend on-campus classes drew a variety of strong reactions from students.
Instructors at Orange Coast College are being instructed to switch site-based, in-person classes to online teaching next week if possible, and to be prepared to switch to online classes after spring break.
Costa Mesa found itself in the middle of coronavirus chaos last week when the federal government attempted to house patients with the disease at Fairview Development Center, just two miles down Harbor Boulevard from Orange Coast College.
Paying for college can be expensive, especially when transferring to a four-year university after paying around $46 a unit at a community college and transitioning to paying close to $3,000 a semester for six or more units.