Go Upstate, Go OCC

Sign up today for our SUNY OCC Ice Cream Social and Instant Admit Day! 
Thursday, March 14, 4:00pm – 7:00pm ​​​​​ |  SUNY Global Center, 116 E 55th St, NY 10022

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OCC’s President, Dr. Warren Hilton and NYC Area Admissions Specialist, Eylien Peña, will be there to meet with you and answer any questions you might have about OCC and our admissions process. You will have an opportunity to go on a “virtual” tour, learn about our Support Programs like EOP, and even set up your registration if you have already been accepted!

We've got what you need

Map of NY with OCC marked

Located in Syracuse, OCC is in the heart of CNY. Truthfully? We're a bit different than the city, but let us show off our favorite things about the area and our school. 

Natural Beauty

It's a nature-lover's paradise here. Check out the unique glacial lakes at Green Lakes State Park or hop on a bike trail along the Erie Canal. There's nothing quite like fall in CNY.

Culinary Hot Spot

Syracuse is a sanctuary city, so there is cuisine from all over the world available right here. Did we mention we invented salt potatoes and chicken riggies? Not to brag, but we've been featured on Food Network over 9 times.

Shopping & Entertainment

Aside from the attractions and major stores in Destiny USA (the largest mall in NYS), there are plenty of local gems to check out from plant stores and record shops to music venues.

We're not your average community college. You'll get the full experience here whether you are an athlete, musician, scholar, artist, volunteer, or more. See what we offer. 

Check out our campus! From the state-of-the-art facilities to the arena to the bookstore, we've got all the amenities.

You'll need a place to stay, that's why we've got you covered with 4 residence halls with all of the amenities you need like shared lounges, kitchens, laundry and more. There are plenty of perks to ResLife — take a look!


We have over 45 degree programs and 30 of those are direct-to-career so you can jump into a job in 2 years or less!

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Beyond the classroom



Catch a game or try out for a team! We've got nationally recognized athletics programs for you to check out

Grab a Bite

On Campus Dining

There are plenty of places to eat on campus including the dining center, Starbucks, and the student-run cafe, Béchamel, all in Gordon.

Community Care Hub

Community Care Hub

We want you to succeed at OCC, that's why if you need any help from counseling to food security you can come to the Community Care Hub

Next Steps

The App

It's fast, easy, and FREE. There's no essay required, so what are you waiting for?

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More Info

Did a program catch your eye or do you need a bit more info on housing? Let us know.

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Lets Chat

Eylien Pena

Let me help you start your journey. You can text me, give me a call, or send an email.

- Eylien, Admissions Specialist, NYC Area

Eylien Pena
Admissions Specialist, NYC Area
Phone: (315) 430-0067
Text: (315) 640-4133