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Returning In-person to Campus

Covid-19 Information, Protocols and Policies

OCC’s campus has reopened this fall for all members of our community to work and learn full time and in person once again. The health and safety of our students and employees is of paramount importance and our decisions are informed by guidance issued from local, state, and federal public health authorities.

OCC will continue to track reported exposures, and positive COVID-19 tests through HealthReporting@ocean.edu. Direction will be provided to employees and students in accordance with the most current information from the Centers for Disease Control and the NJ Department of Health.

All offices on the main campus are open and staffed Monday through Friday.

Fall Semester 2021 Classes began on September 7. All fall classes’ capacity are at pre-pandemic levels. The College offers face-to-face, online, remote, and hybrid classes. The Southern Education Center will remain closed for the fall semester and will reopen in spring of 2022.

The HUB is now located in the Student Enrollment Building, #9, and is open to serve students in person Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; Wednesday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm; and Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Students may visit the HUB to register and get help with Financial Aid, Advising and more.

We look forward to a safe fall for everyone.

Dear Student,

I would like to welcome all students to Ocean County College’s campus for the fall semester!

OCC is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of the entire campus community. In consideration of CDC and state recommendations, the OCC reopening guidelines were adjusted in an August 11th announcement from Dr. Larson. Details are outlined on this webpage.

Students who fail to adhere to OCC COVID policies and procedures will be removed from campus, charged with violating the OCC Code of Student Conduct, and referred to the Office of Student Conduct. Should you have questions about the conduct process, please reference the OCC Code of Student Conduct online.

All people on campus must adhere to the following:

Masks

  • Masks are required indoors for all persons (vaccinated and unvaccinated). An emergency supply of masks will be made available from campus offices if for some reason you do not have one or a mask becomes defective.
    • Students who can’t wear a mask, because of a disability or a condition as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act must reach out to Disability Services to be considered for a reasonable accommodation (accommodations@ocean.edu).

Symptoms

  • Any individual experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must NOT come to campus. A symptoms list is posted on the Return to Campus Webpage to assist in determining if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Students experiencing symptoms must follow the COVID-19 Reporting Instructions & Subsequent Actions section of this webpage
    • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 require quarantining and other follow-up actions outlined in the COVID-19 Reporting Instructions & Subsequent Actions section of this webpage.
    • Faculty will be working with students to permit remote work for those who are experiencing symptoms.

Vaccination

  • Vaccination is strongly recommended but not required with the exception of students and faculty in the Nursing and Allied Health programs (in order to comply with the vaccine mandate adopted by the clinical sites). Students can make an appointment for the COVID-19 Vaccine through the Ocean County Health Department.

Should you observe a person who is indoors on campus unmasked, please notify the nearest OCC employee. Please do not take it upon yourself to enforce OCC policy.

These guidelines and decisions will be revisited periodically throughout the semester. Please refer to the OCC website for a full listing of updated OCC COVID-19 precautions and protocols.

We look forward to seeing everyone on campus soon and ensuring a safe return for our campus community.

Be Well,
Dr. Jerry Racioppi
Vice President of Student Affairs

Vaccination is strongly recommended but not required with the exception of students and faculty in the Nursing and Allied Health programs. Students and faculty in these programs must be vaccinated in order to comply with the vaccine mandate adopted by clinical sites.

Masks are required indoors for all persons (vaccinated or unvaccinated).

Masks must be worn:

  • Indoors in classrooms, lecture halls, etc.
  • Indoors in shared spaces (the library, conference rooms, studios, technology and science labs, computer labs, etc.).
  • Indoors in the Larson Center except when eating and drinking while seated.
  • Indoors in private spaces with more than one occupant (shared offices).
  • Indoors in public spaces (hallways, restrooms, stairs, elevators, lounges, etc.).
  • Departments should contact the Work Control Desk at workcontrol@ocean.edu 4444 to request a supply of masks to be kept on hand and distributed to staff and students as needed. PPE is stocked in the warehouse and Departments should not enter requisitions for PPE.

Masks are not required:

  • When outdoors.
  • When seated in a private office occupied by one person. Masks are not required indoors when seated at a workstation, provided there is six-foot separation from other seated people.
  • When an individual is engaged in an activity that cannot be performed while wearing a mask, such as eating and drinking or playing an instrument that would be obstructed by the face covering.
  • When a student is participating in high-intensity physical activities during a class in a well-ventilated location and able to maintain a physical distance of six feet from all other individuals.
  • When student athletes are participating in high-intensity physical activities in a well-ventilated location and team members are tested for COVID regularly.
  • When a person cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of a disability or condition as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) and is granted a reasonable accommodation. Employees requesting an accommodation should contact Human Resources. Students requesting an accommodation should email accommodations@ocean.edu.
    • If a student or faculty/staff member is granted an accommodation and is permitted to be on campus without a mask, that individual will be required to get tested on a weekly basis (whether vaccinated or not). Testing will take place on campus, will be paid for by the college and results will be provided to the individual and to the college. If positive results are received, immediate quarantine and contact tracing will take place in accordance with existing protocols.

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, you should stay home or immediately leave campus, even if to your knowledge, you have not been exposed to COVID-19. See the COVID-19 Symptom list below to determine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Contact your Instructors and let them know you are not feeling well and need to work remotely until it is safe for you to return to campus. When you symptoms subside, you should get a COVID-19 test on campus. If the results are negative, you can return to campus. If the results are positive, you must quarantine immediately and OCC will contact you.

Students, faculty and staff must immediately contact HealthReporting@ocean.edu or call: (732) 255-0400, ext. 379 and provide your name, ID# and contact information, if you:

  • have been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • have tested positive for COVID-19
  • are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

The Health Reporting Team will reach out to you as quickly as possible with next steps. If you are not vaccinated, please do not attend any on-campus events or onsite class sessions until you are contacted with the appropriate next steps.

If you are notified that you may have been exposed and are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 the following applies:

  • You must leave campus immediately and quarantine for 14 days. You are not permitted on campus for any reason during this 14 day period.
  • In order for you to return to in-person OCC activity you will need to provide a negative COVID Test, dated after your 14th day of quarantine.
  • You must be tested on campus (testing is free). Register and set up an account for testing at go.ocean.edu/Brio
  • After you have registered, you will receive a QR code. There are three QR codes – one for faculty and staff, one for athletes and one for the general student population. Take a screenshot of your QR code or download it and have it available on your phone when you come to campus, if possible. If not, there are QR codes on the wall that you can scan after you arrive. You can come to campus for testing on Monday & Tuesday from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00- 4:30 p.m.
  • Monitor your health. Do not come to Ocean County College’s testing site if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Testing will take place in the OCC gymnasium – Building 29, adjacent to parking lot #2.
  • After testing, you will receive a text within 24 hours indicating the results of your test. If the result is negative, you are cleared to return to campus.
  • If the result is positive, you must continue to quarantine. OCC will contact you with further instructions.
  • Anyone who has been quarantined, must be tested at OCC in order to be cleared to return to campus.

After contacting HealthReporting@ocean.edu as directed above, continue with the following notifications:

  • If you are a Student
    • Notify your instructors
  • If you are a Student/Athlete
    • Notify your instructors and coach
  • If you are Staff or Faculty
    • Notify your supervisor or Dean

Note to Faculty: Do not take any action with your classes until you have been directed on what to do via the Health Reporting Team and your Dean. It is not your responsibility to perform any contact tracing or notification to students regarding your particular health report or the health report of one of your students.

Note to Students: If you are continuing classwork through Canvas during quarantine, make sure you have access to a computer and internet connection. If you do not, contact Joy Press: jpress@ocean.edu (732) 255-0400 x2013.

Additional Details:

Unvaccinated Faculty & Staff Unvaccinated Students
Gather the following information for the Health Reporting Team: date of exposure, date of positive test result, or date symptoms first began and vaccination card (if applicable).

Make a list of everyone you have had close contact with for 48 hours prior to the above date. Faculty should make a list of on campus classes taught for the 48 hours prior to exposure. Official class lists will be used for contact tracing.

Gather the following information for the Health Reporting Team: student ID#, date of exposure, date of positive test result, or date symptoms first began and vaccination card (if applicable).

Make a list of everyone you have had close contact with for 48 hours prior to the above date through reporting. Student schedules will be used for in class contract tracing.

If HR notifies you that you been exposed: you should immediately leave campus or stay home. Contact your Dean/Supervisor to discuss how classes/work will continue. If the College notifies you that you been exposed: you should immediately leave campus or stay home. Contact each of your Instructors and you will be able to continue classwork through Canvas during quarantine.
If you believe you have been exposed: you should immediately report the exposure and follow the instructions from the Health Reporting Team. If you believe you have been exposed: you should immediately report the exposure and follow the instructions from the Health Reporting Team.
If you receive a positive test result: you should immediately leave campus and report the positive test. Contact your Dean/Supervisor to discuss how classes/work will continue. If you are ill, you will not be asked to teach or work remotely. If you receive a positive test result: you should immediately leave campus and report the positive test. Contact each of your Instructors and you will be able to continue classwork through Canvas during quarantine.
If you become symptomatic but, to your knowledge, have not been exposed: you should stay home or immediately leave campus. Contact your Dean/Supervisor to discuss how classes/work will continue. If you are ill, you will not be asked to teach or work remotely. If you become symptomatic, but to your knowledge, have not been exposed: you should stay home or immediately leave campus. Contact your Instructors and you will be able to continue classwork through Canvas.
If one of your Instructors has to quarantine, the College will contact you. Be sure to check your OCC email frequently. One of the following will occur:

  • The class will move to remote instruction for the period of the Instructor’s quarantine. Students will be expected to attend the class via Webex during the normal class meeting time.
  • The Instructor will provide assignments via Canvas for the quarantine period. Students will be expected to log in to the course via Canvas frequently during the quarantine period.
  • The College will assign a substitute for the quarantine period and the course will continue to meet in person.

The Health Reporting Team will provide detailed instructions, guided by the NJ Department of Health and based upon the information collected, including vaccination status; however, here is some preliminary information for you to be aware of:

  • Exposure means that you have had contact with a COVID-19 positive-tested person within 48 hours of the onset of their symptoms, and were within 6 feet of the infected person for a total of 10 minutes or longer.
  • See the COVID-19 Symptom list below to determine if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If a positive case or confirmed exposure occurs in a classroom, students and faculty in that class will be notified and advised of next steps.
  • If a positive case or confirmed exposure occurs in an office, employees working nearby will be notified and advised of next steps.
  • Faculty are asked to relax attendance requirements and permit remote work for students who are experiencing symptoms or are required to quarantine.
  • Faculty and staff are asked to assist students with reporting or report student cases to HealthReporting@ocean.edu or call (732) 255-0400, ext. 379.
  • Faculty required to quarantine and who remain well enough to teach, may be asked to move the class to remote delivery or otherwise continue instruction until the date the faculty member has been cleared to return to campus by the Health Reporting Team.
  • If the faculty member is not well enough to teach remotely, they may use sick time. A substitute may be assigned and the class will continue face to face, or other arrangements may be made.
  • Staff who are required to quarantine and remain well enough to work, may be permitted to work remotely, if feasible and with their VP or AVP’s approval while under quarantine.
  • Faculty and staff who are experiencing symptoms and are unable to work, should notify: Lisa Gruber, ext. 2936 or lgruber@ocean.edu who will advise of the paid time off available.

Students, faculty and staff must immediately contact HealthReporting@ocean.edu or call: (732) 255-0400, ext. 379 and provide your name, ID# and contact information, if you:

  • have been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • have tested positive for COVID-19
  • are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

If you are notified that you may have been exposed and are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 the following applies to you:

  • Because you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to quarantine.
  • You must get tested on campus (testing is free) ideally within 3 -5 days of your exposure but no later than one week after your exposure.
  • Register and set up an account for testing at go.ocean.edu/Brio
  • After you have registered, you will receive a QR code. There are three QR codes – one for faculty and staff, one for athletes and one for the general student population. Take a screenshot of your QR code or download it and have it available on your phone when you come to campus, if possible. If not, there are QR codes on the wall that you can scan after you arrive. You can come to campus for testing on Monday & Tuesday from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00- 4:30 p.m.
  • Monitor your health. Do not come to Ocean County College’s testing site if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Testing will take place in the OCC gymnasium – Building 29, adjacent to parking lot #2.
  • You must bring proof of vaccination with you when you get tested.
  • After testing, you will receive a text within 24 hours indicating the results of your test. If the result is negative, no further action is required on your part.
  • If the result is positive, you must quarantine immediately. OCC will contact you with further instructions.
  • Anyone who has been quarantined, must be tested at OCC in order to be cleared to return to campus.
  • If you do not provide proof of vaccination and a negative test in a timely manner, you will be quarantined.

Regardless of vaccination status, anyone who is feeling sick should not come to campus. Faculty, staff and students may register for an on campus COVID-19 test at any time. Faculty are asked to relax attendance policies and allow quarantined students and students who are unwell to continue coursework remotely either via Webex or assignments in Canvas.

If Your Test Result is Positive:

Vaccinated Faculty & Staff Vaccinated Students
If you receive a positive test result: you should immediately leave campus and report the positive test. Contact your Dean/Supervisor to discuss how classes/work will continue. If you are ill, you will not be asked to teach or work remotely. If you receive a positive test result: you should immediately leave campus and report the positive test. Contact each of your Instructors and you will be able to continue classwork through Canvas during quarantine.
Gather the following information for the Health Reporting Team: date of exposure, date of positive test result, or date symptoms first began and vaccination card (if applicable).

Make a list of everyone you have had close contact with for 48 hours prior to the above date. Faculty should make a list of on campus classes taught for the 48 hours prior to exposure. Official class lists will be used for contact tracing.

Gather the following information for the Health Reporting Team: student ID#, date of exposure, date of positive test result, or date symptoms first began and vaccination card (if applicable).

Make a list of everyone you have had close contact with for 48 hours prior to the above date through reporting. Student schedules will be used for in class contract tracing.

If you become symptomatic but, to your knowledge, have not been exposed: you should stay home or immediately leave campus. Contact your Dean/Supervisor to discuss how classes/work will continue. If you are ill, you will not be asked to teach or work remotely. If you become symptomatic, but to your knowledge, have not been exposed: you should stay home or immediately leave campus. Contact your Instructors and you will be able to continue classwork through Canvas.
If one of your Instructors has to quarantine, the College will contact you. Be sure to check your OCC email frequently. One of the following will occur:

  • The class will move to remote instruction for the period of the Instructor’s quarantine. Students will be expected to attend the class via Webex during the normal class meeting time.
  • The Instructor will provide assignments via Canvas for the quarantine period. Students will be expected to log in to the course via Canvas frequently during the quarantine period.
  • The College will assign a substitute for the quarantine period and the course will continue to meet in person.
  • Faculty required to quarantine and who remain well enough to teach, may be asked to move the class to remote delivery or otherwise continue instruction until the date the faculty member has been cleared to return to campus by the Health Reporting Team.
  • If the faculty member is not well enough to teach remotely, they may use sick time. A substitute may be assigned and the class will continue face to face, or other arrangements may be made.
  • Staff who are required to quarantine and remain well enough to work, may be permitted to work remotely, if feasible and with their VP or AVP’s approval while under quarantine.
  • Faculty and staff who are experiencing symptoms and are unable to work, should notify: Lisa Gruber, ext. 2936 or lgruber@ocean.edu who will advise of the paid time off available.

Note to Students: If you are continuing classwork through Canvas or WebEx, make sure you have access to a computer and internet connection. If you do not, contact Joy Press: jpress@ocean.edu (732) 255-0400 x2013.

Note to Faculty: Do not take any action with your classes until you have been directed on what to do via the Health Reporting Team and your Dean. It is not your responsibility to perform any contact tracing or notification to students regarding your particular health report or the health report of one of your students.

Testing is available for free on the OCC campus for students, faculty and staff. Anyone who has been quarantined, must be tested at OCC in order to be cleared to return to campus. Vaccinated individuals are not required to quarantine but are required to test 3 – 5 days after possible exposure. Register and set up an account for testing at go.ocean.edu/Brio. After you have registered, you will receive a QR code. There are three QR codes – one for faculty and staff, one for athletes and one for the general student population. Take a screenshot of your QR code or download it and have it available on your phone when you come to campus, if possible. If not, there are QR codes on the wall that you can scan after you arrive.

The testing site is open on campus Monday & Tuesday from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00- 4:30 p.m. Testing takes place in the OCC gymnasium – Building 29, adjacent to parking lot #2. If you are vaccinated, you must bring proof of vaccination with you to your testing appointment. After testing, you will receive a text within 24 hours indicating the results of your test. If the result is negative, no further action is required on your part. If the result is positive, you must quarantine immediately. OCC will contact you with further instructions.

Vaccines are widely available throughout Ocean County. If you need information on how to obtain a vaccine, contact the Ocean County COVID-19 Hotline at 732-341-9700 ext. 7411, or email covid@ochd.org

July 28, 2021

Federal Emergency Grants for Students

Ocean County College has received authorization and funding through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to disburse federal emergency grants to students. The federal government has clarified that funds must be reserved to provide students with financial aid grants, which may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

The CRRSAA and ARP Acts require that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell grants, in awarding financial aid grants to students. Our overarching goal is to enable students to continue their education at OCC despite the coronavirus impact. Please follow the instructions on the application and submit it on-line to be considered for an emergency grant.

CRRSAA Act

Updated: October 8, 2021
Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSAA)
CRRSAA Act Distribution Information Report

October 2021 CRRSAA Act Distribution Report

October 2021 ARP Act Distribution Information Report

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Institution Grants

Updated: October 8, 2021

9-30-20 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

12-31-20 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

3-31-21 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

6-30-21 HEERF I Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report

6-30-21 HEERF II Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report

6-30-21 HEERF III Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report

10-8-21 HEERF II Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report

10-8-21 HEERF III Quarterly Budget & Expenditure Report

CARES Act

Attention: Secretary of Education

Federal Emergency Grants for Students
Updated: September 11, 2020

Ocean County College has awarded $2,132, 585 to 1,199 students consistent with the CARES Act guidelines. The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant funds have been fully distributed as of September 11, 2020.
CARES Act Distribution Information Report

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

The campus will undergo additional cleaning and disinfection prior to the start of the fall 2021 Term. The College will continue to routinely follow the COVID-19 Operational Considerations for Cleaning and Disinfection.

  • Custodial staff follows cleaning protocols in conformance with CDC guidelines using products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2 and that are appropriate for the surface.
  • Hand Sanitizers will be available at entrances, offices, and classrooms.
  • Disposable wipes will be available in offices, classrooms, and other shared facilities for use in wiping down surfaces.
  • Good hand hygiene (frequent hand washing with soap/water or alcohol-based sanitizer) is encouraged after the use of shared equipment and common areas.
  • Signage has been installed to remind the college community to wash their hands frequently.
  • Routine cleaning and spot disinfection of bathrooms and high-touch areas will take place.
  • Custodial staff will wipe down high-touch areas throughout the day.
  • In places such as the library and open computer labs, where surfaces including computers and printers are handled by multiple users, it is strongly encouraged of each user to clean keyboards, mice, work surfaces, and any other equipment (printers, copiers) before and after each use. Disinfectant wipes will be available for students, faculty, and staff to wipe down shared surfaces.
  • Students are welcome to bring their own devices to avoid sharing. The campus Wi-Fi will be available for use.
  • All equipment has been cleaned and serviced including replacement of the air filters campus-wide.
  • Proper ventilation rates, termed in cubic feet per minute (CFMs) were verified.
  • The air handling equipment was upgraded with ultraviolet (UV) lighting which sanitizes bacteria and viruses.

On-Campus Services

Academic Support & Tutoring Services are available in-person and remotely by appointment. Students may schedule tutoring session in either format using TutorTrac or by calling 732-255-0400 ext. 2341.

Athletics programs resumed this fall. The teams are subject to weekly testing and other safety protocol established by the Athletics Department. For more information, please call 732-255-0345.

The Barnes & Noble Bookstore is open for order pick-up and other purchases Monday – Friday. Check the bookstore website for specific hours.

Computer Labs are open.

Students needing access to mental health professionals, should contact OCC’s Counseling Center at 732-255-0386 or counselingservices@ocean.edu. The Counseling Center’s web page has information about the services, programs, and resources available.

The office of Disability Services is available by appointment only, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. To schedule an appointment, please call 732.255.0456 or email: accommodations@ocean.edu.

The EOF office is located in the Library Building #3, Room 124. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. To contact EOF, please call 732.255.0311 or via email: eof@ocean.edu.

The HUB is open to serve students in person Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Students can visit the HUB in the Enrollment Services Building #9 to register and get help with Financial Aid, Advising, Registration and more. To contact the HUB, call 732.255.0482 or email: HUB@ocean.edu.

Bubbakoos is providing food service in the Larson Student Center this fall. They also operate the Starbucks Coffee Stand.

The Grunin Center returned to in-person events this fall! Tickets are on sale now for socially distanced pick-your-own-seat pods unless otherwise noted. Visit our safety measures page to learn more about how we are keeping our patrons, artists, and staff safe. Visit grunincenter.org for tickets or call Grunin Center Box Office for more information at 732-255-0500.

Library Services are available in-person and remotely. The library is open for drop-in study. Library services include:

    • In-person, phone, and Chat Reference with librarians and library staff
    • In-person or WebEx synchronous information literacy sessions for classes meeting face-to-face, and WebEx synchronous sessions for classes meeting remotely. Go to https://employee.ocean.edu/remote-information-literacy-class-request/ to schedule your course Information Literacy Sessions either in person or through WebEx.
    • Librarian-created research videos and/or Canvas research modules for fully-online classes
    • Access to the physical library collections, including the textbook reserve collection. (Note: Please send any new textbook editions to the Library, attention: Terence Cleary, for inclusion in our textbook reserve collection)
    • Interlibrary loan services
    • A book drop (located at the top of the stairs leading into the Library) for book returns
    • Group study rooms
    • Access to the computers (with tech help and printing available)

Library Hours

Monday-Friday 7:45 am – 8:00 pm
Saturdays: The building will be closed, but we will continue to offer Chat Reference 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, using the Chat widget on the Library webpage or the Ocean Connect Library Services page.

The Robert J. Novins Planetarium is open for in-person events. We have limited seating capacity in the building for safety, and many of our shows sell out fast. Purchase tickets online anytime.

Student Life and Activities are available in-person in the Student Center from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Club events and activities resumed in-person this fall with the exception of travel and trips. For questions, please call 732-255-0348 or email: studentlife@ocean.edu

The office of Student Support Services is located in Russell Bldg., #7. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. To contact SSS, please call 732.255.0400 ext. 2135 or via email: studentsupportservices@ocean.edu.

The Testing Center operational hours for the fall are by appointment only: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. To schedule your on-campus and remote tests, visit: ocean.edu/test. The Testing Center can be reached at 732.255.0401 or via email: OCCTesting@ocean.edu.

All military and veteran affiliated students are welcome to use the services and resources at the VMRC, including spouses and dependents. Hours are Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Contact information: 732.255.0400, ext. 2080 or via email: veterans@ocean.edu

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