You Need an OCC Student E-mail Address!
To save money and protect the environment, OCC is switching much of their communications from paper to e-mail. This means, OCC will be sending e-mail to you at the
“OCC Student E-mail Address” that has been available since 2008.
You must get your OCC Student E-mail Address (if you haven’t already), and either check it periodically, or have it forward e-mail to another e-mail account that you read
Why do you need to do this?
- More and more communications from OCC to you will ONLY come via your OCC Student E-mail Account.
- Having an OCC Student E-mail Account is required starting July 1, 2010, for the fall registration.
- Official communications about your classes, billing statements, financial aid, accounts, retention alerts, etc. will come only to your Student E-mail (no longer on
paper). This also includes notice of school closings and health and safety issues.
- Messages you send to OCC with your OCC Student E-mail Address have no risk of being held as “spam”.
What should you do?
- Get an OCC Student E-mail Address, if you haven’t done so already: OCC Student E-mail Signup.
(That site also has a User Guide and
Frequently Asked Questions.)
- Check your OCC Student E-mail Address frequently, so you do not miss responding to any time-sensitive request from an instructor or other part of OCC.
- Alternative to #2: Set your OCC Student E-mail Address up to forward all e-mail to an existing e-mail account that you already check frequently. To do this, go to
the E-mail User Guide and follow the directions "Forwarding Your OCC E-mail to Another
- When you need to send and e-mail to OCC (an assignment to your instructor, for instance), use your OCC Student E-mail Address. This ensures your message is not
mistaken as spam.
- If you find you could use help, contact the Student Technical Help Desk:
Students are expected to read e-mail messages within a reasonable amount of time, as some communications may be time-sensitive. Students will be responsible for
the consequences of not reading and responding to any time-sensitive communications.
Security & Privacy
- E-mail communications must comply with federal and/or state regulations and college policies.
- Oakland Community College will never request personal or confidential information such as social security number, credit/debit card numbers, or bank account
identification information using by e-mail.
- Students are responsible for keeping their e-mail passwords confidential, and must not share it with others