Welcome Week

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Welcome Week runs from January 22nd - 31st, and is specifically designed to make your first experience at OCC a positive one.  

Welcome Week is jam-packed with fun, free events that can help you learn your way around campus, meet other first-year students, and understand what it means to be a Lazer.  Plus, since the event schedule is a la carte, you can attend as many or few events as you like.  

Take a look through this year’s Welcome Week schedule to see which events are the best fit for you.  

OCC bookstore

Pick up your Box of Books!

Our Box of Books program can save you up to 50% on the textbooks you need for class. If you've already ordered your Box of Books, be sure to pick it up during Welcome Weekend. 

Order and pick up your Box of Books

Students getting involved on OCC's campus

Get involved on campus

Looking to make new friends or show off your skills? There are plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus. Fill out an interest form to get started! 

Fill out an interest form

Welcome Week Events

Wednesday, January 22 

Event Time Location Why you should come

Walking Tacos

11 am - 1 pm

Gordon Hallway and Mawhinney Hallway

Come join us for everyone's favorite, Walking Tacos! Whether you are on your way to your next class, waiting for friends or just hanging out on campus, grab a taco and go!

Thursday, January 23 

Event Time Location Why you should come

Big Prize Bingo

5 pm – 8 pm

Gordon Cafeteria

Join the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement (OSLE) for a chance to win big!

Friday, January 24 

Event Time Location Why you should come

Make & Take Photobooth and Street Signs

10:30am – 1:30pm

Gordon Hallway

Come take pictures with your friends and receive a travel mug to celebrate the first week of classes. You will also have an opportunity to make a street sign with your name or slogan to take home. *One per OCC student *

Monday, January 27 

Event Time Location Why you should come

Job Fair

11 am – 1 pm

Gordon Great Room

The Part-Time Job Fair provides an opportunity to network with OCC departments and local employers about part-time employment. Financial Aid will also be available to look up Federal Work-Study awards. Come dressed professionally and bring a resume. 

Tuesday, January 28

Event

Time Location Why you should come

Cornhole with Campus Safety

11 am – 1 pm

Gordon Great Room

Come enjoy this interactive community-building activity that will allow students to ask Campus Safety any questions. Have the chance to have fun and learn more about alcohol and drug safety.

 

Wednesday, January 29

Event

Time Location Why you should come

Get Involved Fair

11 am – 1 pm

Gordon Hallway

Would you like to get involved with a campus club? Interested in making an impact on campus? Join to learn more about opportunities to get involved on campus.

Thursday, January 30

Event

Time Location Why you should come

Big Games & S’mores

1 – 4 pm

Coulter Library Hallway

Did someone say S’mores? Yes we did! Enjoy s’ mores and games in the Coulter Lobby. Take some time to relax, play a game or two and have a yummy snack.

Friday, January 31

Event

Time Location Why you should come

SGA Lug-A-Mug Meet & Greet

10 am – 1 pm

Mawhinney Hallway

Come one, Come all! Bring your mug, Big, Small, Short, Tall, we will fill your mug no matter the size with Coffee, Tea or Hot Coco. The first 100 students to stop by our table will receive a free mug.

Questions?  Contact the Welcome Week team at [email protected].