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Join OCC’s Counseling Center and Recovery Support Program, the Addictions Studies Program, Hope Sheds Light, and the DART Prevention Coalition for a month-long exploration of recovery and individuals who are living through it. Each session will take an in-depth look at various topics promoting education, awareness, prevention, and recovery from addiction.

  • Monday, April 12: “Stories of Hope”
  • Tuesday, April 13: Current Drug Trends
  • Monday, April 19: Panel Discussion with Individuals in Recovery
  • Wednesday, April 21: “What is Recovery Anyway?”
  • Monday, April 26: “Taking Care of Ourselves and Friends”
  • Thursday, April 29: ‘Gateway’ Documentary Screening and Discussion

For more information and to RSVP, visit

Tutoring Drop-In Sessions 

Writing Services is offering workshops with topics ranging from Avoiding Plagiarism to Literary Analysis. You do not have to be enrolled in an English class to join. We welcome all of our OCC student writers! Visit

Math Tutoring drop-in sessions are available to OCC students with no appointment needed! Visit the link for the course(s) that you are enrolled in to get support on the spot! Visit

Join the Tutoring Center’s Remote Workshops and Drop-In Sessions! General Tutoring Services are offering drop-in sessions with no appointment needed! Just visit the link for the course(s) that you are enrolled in to get support on the spot! Visit

Food sustainability in the age of COVID

Attend a discussion about food sustainability in the age of COVID on April 20 at 4 pm with Dr. Drew Robert Winter, Lecturer in Anthropology at Rice University and associate editor for Society and Animals. Topics include the governing factors of contemporary food agriculture, emerging shifts due to the COVID19 pandemic, and the concept of sustainability.

Joining Dr. Winter are Assistant Dean Veronica Guevara-Lovgren and Dr. Margaret Maghan, college lecturer in Psychology. To join, visit

Stress and Anxiety Workshop 

Join psychotherapist Robin Bilazarian, LCSW, on April 21 at 9:30 am to learn a mind-body method to reduce stress and test-taking anxiety. The Emotional Freedom Technique is an evidence-based method that releases upsets felt in your body, thoughts, and emotions. This method significantly reduces interfering mental cloudiness, restoring your capacity for productive thinking and learning. To join, visit

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Join us on April 22 at 12:30 pm for an empowering discussion on using online dating platforms safely, how to recognize red flags, and what to do when something doesn’t feel right. To join, visit

Earth Day Film Screening – Tomorrow
April 22 at 9:30 a.m.

College Lecturer II, Jason Molloy, will host the screening of Tomorrow, a 2015 French documentary film that addresses climate change and looks at possible solutions and actions to address the issues facing this planet. The film examines the role agriculture, energy, economy, democracy, and education play in climate change.

Join the event


Join the Ocean County Achievement Center for a virtual Meet-and-Greet on Thursday, April 22 at 4 pm! Learn about the services we offer to eligible out-of-school young adults between the ages of 16 to 24 including workshops, field trips and tutoring! Meet with instructors and staff members who can assist students with academic, career, and financial goals! To join, visit For more information about the Ocean County Achievement Center, visit 

Nimbus Dance
April 24 at 7 p.m.

The Nimbus Dance Company will come to the Grunin Center on April 24th to perform Dance Speaks Out: Lynchtown/Thistown.  They will also be working with the Ocean County college dance students to create a piece in response to this work.


Alton Fitzgerald White – Virtual Event

April 20 at 11:00 am

In this Virtual Event, join Alton Fitzgerald White, Broadway’s longest-running Lion King, as he shares his secret to fulfillment and joy in everyday work and life. To register visit

Meet the Mayor 

Meet the mayor of Toms River on April 21 at 9:30 am! Mayor Maurice “Mo” Hill will discuss the most significant issues facing Toms River today as well as his vision for the township! To join, visit

NJ Transfer Fair 

Tuesday, April 6

  • 11 a.m. • Stevens Institute of Technology, Ramapo College, Centenary University, & NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) • Register
  • 2 p.m. • Felician University, Thomas Edison State University • Register

Wednesday, April 21

  • 11 a.m. • Saint Peter’s University and William Paterson University • Register
  • 2 p.m. • Fairleigh Dickinson University and Caldwell University • Register

Planning to transfer?

  • Kean Ocean (EOF Session)
    • April 7
  • College of Saint Rose
    • April 14
  • Drew University
    • April 16
  • New Jersey City University
    • April 12
  • Stockton University
    • April 14
  • Rutgers University
    • April 22

Find a list of remote information sessions, campus visits, and more! Visit the Remote Transfer Events page at

Upcoming Events

Relax and Recharge 

Learn new ways to relax, reduce stress, and increase focus! Come, check it out, and give it a try! Join us on Thursdays (1/28 through 5/13) at 11:00 am – 11:30 am on WebEx. *No session during Spring Break

Join us for a beginner-friendly & mindful yoga session on the last Thursday of the month! *No props necessary.

Yoga Dates:

  • April 29

To sign up and receive WebEx information, please contact the Counseling Center at 732-255-0386 or email at You can also access Relax and Recharge WebEx information on the OCC app under ‘Events’.

Grunin Center



Need help with Canvas?

Visit to view the Canvas Orientation for help logging into Canvas, submitting assignments, participating in discussions, and more!

The Canvas Support Hotline is also available to you 24/7 at 1-877-940-0472.

The Ocean County Achievement Center provides free services for education, career training, and employment.
These services include high school diploma preparation, career/entrepreneurial exploration, work readiness training, on-the-job shadowing, leadership development, work experience opportunities, job placement, and more. Learn more at
Do you need help paying for college? Learn about financial aid options, scholarship opportunities and our payment plan at

The HUB is available via phone and email during regular business hours to help you with financial aid, registration, academic advising appointments and much more! Visit, email or call 732 255 0482

Financial Aid

Career Services has just instituted a new career management tool that will greatly expand opportunities for students and alumni to connect with potential employers and industry professionals!
👉 Handshake is an app that simplifies the search for internships, apprenticeships, volunteer opportunities, and jobs for students and alumni and streamlines the process for employers.
👉 Get access to employment opportunities, career advising, programs, career tools, and more!
🔗 Learn more at

Need help with your class schedule?

The Advising and Transfer Services Office can assist you with your class schedule, transfer options, career paths and more!

Visit to schedule a virtual appointment today!

Enrollment Services is here to help you select your courses and register for the Spring, Spring Quick Term, and Spring Accelerated Terms!

OCC Tutoring 

Need help with your class schedule?

  • The Advising and Transfer Services Office can assist you with your class schedule, transfer options, career paths, and more!

New Payment Options

  • OCC is pleased to announce a partnership with Nelnet Campus Commerce!
  • Beginning today, Monday, November 9, students taking credit-courses will pay for their classes using a new payment portal available through Ocean Connect.
  • Learn more at


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