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Welcome to the Spring Semester

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Enrollment Services

The Hub is OCC’s one-stop express service for students. Located in the Student Enrollment Building, students can stop by to discuss financial aid, registration, academic advising appointments, and much more! Visit the HUB or contact the HUB at or 732-255-0482.

The HUB also issues Student IDs, used to:

Visit the HUB page to learn more.

After the start of the semester, students can add and drop courses through Student Planning up until the Census date.

You can check the Academic & Registration Calendar for important semester related dates, such as the add/drop deadline, the semester start/end dates, and holidays.

Disability Services provides reasonable academic accommodations for eligible students with disabilities. Students requesting accommodations must contact the office to initiate a request for services and receive an official accommodation plan for each academic semester.

Payment Plans
Ocean County College offers a payment plan that divides the tuition and fee payments into equal installments, after pending financial aid and scholarships are considered and the initial deposit.

Payment Plan Steps:

  • Sign in to Ocean Connect
  • Click on Student Finance and select Make a Payment
  • Click the Payment link at the top
  • Select Enroll Today
  • Select Proceed to Processor

Learn more about payment plan deadlines on the After You Register page.

Financial Aid
Financial Aid helps students pay for college through a variety of scholarships, grants, and loans. To qualify for Federal or State aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The OCC College Foundation, as well as local and national organizations and foundations, offers students scholarships based on various criteria and eligibility. The OCC Foundation Scholarship is awarded per semester to multiple recipients. Visit the Foundation Scholarship page to apply for scholarships.

Academic Services to Help You Succeed

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Advising and Transfer Services are available to assist students with understanding degree requirements, transfer, and create plans that help achieve academic goals.

Career services offer a number of services and resources to help you find a career in this changing and growing job market, including:

  • Career and major exploration
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Internship opportunities
  • Events and workshops
  • And more!

Find a full list of services and upcoming events on our Career Services page.

Textbooks and electronic course materials are included in the total cost of tuition.  Through The First Day® Complete Program, your books will be delivered to you and you won’t have to pay for books at the start of the semester!

Visit the OCC Bookstore page to learn more.


The OCC Library offers a variety of services to students to help with coursework and assignments, including online articles, journals, and research guides. Additionally, the Library has several types of study rooms, computers and printers, and plenty of comfortable seating.

If you’re not on campus, you can access the Library’s remote services from anywhere with your Ocean log in.

The Testing Center offers make-up and accommodation tests, optional Accuplacer placement tests for English, mathematics, AAF for Pre-Calculus/Calculus, TEAS (Pre-Nursing Test of Essential Academic Skills), and more.

Visit the Testing Center page to learn more or schedule a test online.

The OCC Tutoring Center provides academic support in a wide variety of subjects to help you succeed in your classes.  The center is operating remotely, offering General Tutoring Services, Writing Services, and Mathematics Services to students throughout the semester.

Student Services to Support You

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The Counseling Center provides professional and evidence-based counseling services and programs to assist students through challenging times.  A number of supports and resources are available through the Counseling Center including our weekly Relax and Recharge sessions.  Visit our web page for more information about the array of services and resources we offer.

EOF is an academic support program, making college accessible to students through funding and services.

Learn more and apply on our Educational Opportunity Fund page.

Student Support Services assists first-generation college students, low-income college students, and/or college students with disabilities through a holistic, inclusive, and collaborative environment.

Find eligibility requirements and learn more on the Student Support Services page.

OCC’s Veteran and Military Resource Center (V.M.R.C.) provides social, educational, recreational, mentoring, advocacy, leadership, and academic support services designed to ensure your well-being, success, retention, and graduation. You’ll find a dedicated office and staff that works exclusively with military and veteran-affiliated students to achieve their goals at the V.M.R.C.

Visit the Veterans Services page to learn more.


Spring Semester Activities

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Please join us on Thursday, March 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. on the 5th floor of the Gateway Building for HRTM Connect!

HRTM Connect brings together hospitality businesses and Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism Management (HRTM) students to discuss industry trends, showcase customer service skills, and offer students potential career opportunities in local hospitality companies.

Twice a Month

Learn new ways to relax, reduce stress, and increase focus! Come, check it out, and give it a try!

  • Tuesday, February 1 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. – In-person*
  • Thursday, February 10 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. – Webex
  • Tuesday, March  1 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. – In-person*
  • Thursday, March 10 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. – Webex
  • Tuesday, April 5 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. – In-person*
  • Thursday, April 14 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. – Webex
  • Tuesday, May 3 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. – In-person*
  • Thursday, May 12 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. – Webex

*Location – Wellness and Recovery Center, Building #4, Room 113

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

The Social Justice Series continues its lineup of events for the 2021-2022 academic year. Presentations include topics relating to environmental change, mental health awareness, the criminal justice system, feminism, LGTBQ rights, and more!

Upcoming Events

  • Rhapsody in Black
    February 9 at 7:30 pm in the Grunin Center
  • Film Series – The Big Short
    February 18 at 11:00 am in Tech (Bldg. #25) Room 115
  • “To Cancel, or Not to Cancel, that is the Question: A Student Debate on Speech Protections versus Societal Corrections”
    Thursday, March 17 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Gateway Bldg. Room 104

Learn more on the Social Justice Series page.

Student Life offers over 60 active clubs and organizations to participate in. Visit our Student Life page to learn more about the clubs and activities offered.

Find our policies and procedures and box office hours on our Student Life Office page.

Planning to transfer? OCC hosts a variety of events throughout the semester to help you prepare for the next step in your academic journey. Attend Instant Decision Days, campus visits, or the NJ Transfer Fair to help you plan your transfer.

Visit the Transfer Services page to learn more.

Campus Locations

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OCC campus map

Find a list of all our buildings and links to each of their pages on the Campus Map page.

Find books and supplies for your semester at the OCC Bookstore, located in the Student Center (Building #8).

Extended Hours January 24 -29

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Semester Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:  8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday:  8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

For more information, visit the Bookstore page.

OCC’s cafeteria serves Bubbakoo’s Burritos at the Larson Student Center. Students can choose between Bubbakoo’s Burritos, which serves tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, and Toss ‘Em Wing Factory, which offers a variety of wings. The Starbucks Coffee stand is located just outside the cafeteria, operating as Koo’s Coffee Co.

Find downloadable menus and a list of hours on the Cafeteria page.

Helping Hands provides snacks/drinks/meals, resources for financial assistance, and referrals for housing support to students in need.

If you, or a student you know, needs assistance with basic needs, come by the center located in the Library (Bldg. #3) Room 017 or contact us at or 732-255-0400 ext. 2205.

Learn more on the  Helping Hands web page.

  1. Instructional Building Atrium
  2. Tables outside the Student Center
  3. Library Reading Room
  4. Tutoring Center
  5. Gateway Building 4th Floor

Technology and Support

Ocean Connect allows you to register, check grades, pay a bill, view financial aid status, complete coursework, and access your OCC email among many other things.

Visit our Ocean Connect page to learn more.

Canvas is OCC’s Learning Management System (LMS), meaning this is your virtual classroom for your online and hybrid courses. Access to Canvas is through Ocean Connect under the “My Classes” link.  This orientation is designed to teach you the basics of Canvas and prepare you for your classes at OCC.  Students may also wish to download the Canvas App on their smartphones or tablets to stay up to date with their coursework from anywhere.

Student Planning is an online resource that provides students and advisors the tools they need to plan and track progress toward degree completion as well as add and drop courses.  This page provides resources and tutorials for you to learn how to plan courses for graduation, register for courses, and see how your credits may fit into a different degree program.

The Ocean County College app puts your campus in one convenient location. Through the app, you can explore everything OCC offers; keep track of dates important to you, and access campus services and resources, all from your smartphone or tablet.  This semester, the App will certainly be the place to be to get the full student experience and engage with other students.  Download it today!

The IT Department provides 24/7 phone support for faculty, staff, and students. Students can call 1-844-344-3113 to reach the Student IT Help Desk during business hours, or  1-866-861-1122  after hours.

Learn more about IT support at OCC.

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Books and Tuition

Textbooks and electronic course materials are included in the total cost of tuition!

Visit the OCC Bookstore page to learn more.


Download the Ocean County College app! Explore everything OCC offers; keep track of important dates, engage with other students, and access campus services and resources, all from your smartphone or tablet!

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