Go Upstate, Go OCC

Save the Date for our SUNY OCC Ice Cream Social and Application Day!
Friday, November 10th 4:00pm – 7:00pm ​​​​​
SUNY Global Center, 116 E 55th St, NY 10022

Come see how sweet college can be! If you are unable to attend but would like to talk to a member of the Admissions team about your options, visit our Connect with OCC page to set up a Pre-Admissions Counseling appointment with Eylien Pena, our NYC Area Admissions Specialist. See where Eylien will be this fall!

We've got what you need

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 hotspot

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 music facilities to 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 to choose from. Every student has access to the lounge and floor kitchens, but if you're an upperclassman, you can pick a suite with a kitchen. There are plenty of perks to ResLife - take a look!

Get educated both in and out of the classroom. With over 45 degree programs you have your pick of the litter. Plus, 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


Athletics @ OCC

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

Grab a Bite

Bechamel in Gordon

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

Student talking with a staff member at the Community Care Hub with the logo in the background

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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Get More Info

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

Send Me Stuff

Lets Chat

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

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