Welcome Onondaga Schedule of Events

Welcome Fall 2017 for Events

All events are for all OCC students, except Residence Hall move-in and Floor Meetings which are for resident students only. 


The campus of Onondaga Community College


Campus opens for the Fall 2017 semester on Friday, August 18th

Attendance is expected for all first-time students


Make friends and explore campus

Get questions answered

Have fun! (Fall Welcome Fest featuring freebies & food, Welcome Info Fair, and more)

Full Schedule of Events

Friday August 18, 2017

Take part in our Snapchat contest all day. Prizes will be announced at 9 p.m. on Friday Night Fun!

8:00-3:00: Residence Life Move In

  • Additional Information Provided by Residence Life Office

9:00-3:00: First Day Festivities - Take care of your last minute business

Student Central - Gordon Great Room

  • Get your Lazercard and parking pass.
  • Print a copy of your schedule.
  • Follow up on financial aid.
  • Get help paying your bill. 
  • There will be givaways, snack & fun!

Barnes & Noble VIP Event - Whitney Atrium

  • Get your textbooks & free pizza!

12:00-3:00: AmeriCU Open House - Whitney

  • Come find out more about banking on campus. Get a free gift! 

1:00-2:30: Academic Program Welcome & Open House 

  • Visual and Performing Arts Curriculums - P100 (Academic II Building)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences - P112 (Academic II Building)
  • Health and Community Services 
    • Community Services - M280 (Mawhinney Hall)
      • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling
      • Early Childhood
      • Emergency Management
      • Fire Protection Technology
      • Law Enforcement
    • Health Professions - F107 (Ferrante Hall)
      • Nursing
      • Surgical Technology
      • Physical Therapist Assistant
      • Health Information Technology 
  • Natural and Applied Science - W101 (Whitney)

3:00-3:30: College Convocation - SRC Arena

  • Kick off your college career with a campus celebration!
  • (Check in begins at 2:30)
  • Families Welcome!
  • First 200 attendees will get a free t-shirt.

3:30-5:30: Lazer Launch Beach BBQ and Resource Fair  - SRC Arena 

  • Bubble Soccer, Can Jam, Corn Hole, Ladder Ball, Lawn Darts, Food and Freebies! Family welcome!

5:30: - Lazer Volleyball (Onondaga Lazers vs. SUNY Broome)  - Allyn Hall Gym, SRC Arena

  • Come support the Lazers! An Apple Watch and 55' TV will be given away!

7:00-11:00: Friday Night Fun - SRC Arena 

Saturday August 19, 2017

11:00-4:00: Welcome Fest  - Allyn Hall Gym, SRC Arena

  • Bubble Soccer, Giant Light Bright, Raffle Prizes

4:00-6:00: Grocery Bingo  -    SRC Arena

  • Over $500 groceries will be given away!

7:00-11:00: Condom Casino   -  SRC Arena 

  • Come plan casino games, win prizes, have fun!

Sunday August 20, 2017

11:00-4:00: Shopping Shuttle - Res Hall B & H3

  • LazerLine shuttle to Destiny (will run a continuous loop)

6:00pm: Residence Hall LLC Orientation  - ARENA 

  • Required for all residents. See your RA for specific location. Dinner Included. The Dining Center in Gordon will be closed during this time.

Week 1 Programming Fall 2017 Schedule (Week of Welcome)

Monday August 21, 2017

7:30-9:30: Welcome Back Breakfast - Mawhinney & Whitney Atriums

  • Free breakfast for students to start the semester right!
  • (Residence Hall Evening Program: Speed Friending)

Tuesday August 22, 2017

10:00-2:00: Spirituality Fair - Gordon Student Center

  • (Residence Hall Evening Program: Facts and Hacks)

3:00-6:00: Coulter Library Open House - Coulter Hall, 1st Floor Lobby 

  • Lite refreshments will be served!
  • Come experience this new space.

Wednesday August 23, 2017

11:15-12:30: Speaker: Bree Newsome  - SRC Arena

  • FREE to all students! Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Thursday August 24, 2017

11:00-2:00 Common Read Documentary - Various Locations

11:00-1:00 Clubs & Student Organizations Fair - Gordon Student Center

  • (Residence Hall Evening Program: Safe Sex)

Friday August 25, 2017

11:00-2:00 Community Care Fair - Gordon

9:00-1:00 Glow Jam - Allyn Hall Gym, SRC Arena

Saturday August 26, 2017

4:00 - Fire & Ice Program - Res Hall Lawn