Student Email

To save money and protect the environment, OCC has switched much of their communications from paper to email.  This means OCC will be sending email to you at your OCC Student Email Address.

You must get your OCC Student Email Address (if you haven’t done so already), and either check it periodically or have it forward email to another email account that you read regularly.

Why do you need to do this?

  • More and more communications from OCC to you will ONLY come via your OCC Student Email Account.
  • An OCC Student Email Account is required for registration.
  • Official communications about your classes, billing statements, financial aid, accounts, retention alerts, etc. will come only to your Student Email (no longer on paper). This also includes notice of school closings and health and safety issues.
  • Messages you send to OCC from your OCC Student Email Address have no risk of being held as spam.

What should you do?

  1. Get an OCC Student Email Address, if you haven’t done so already. To sign-up, go to Sign In to Student Email.
  2. Check your OCC Student Email Address frequently so you do not miss responding to any time-sensitive requests from an instructor or other part of OCC.
  3. Alternative to #2: Set your OCC Student Email Address up to forward all email to an existing email account that you already check frequently. To do this, go to the Email User Guide and follow the directions for Forwarding Your OCC Email to Another Email Address.
  4. When you need to send an email to OCC (an assignment to your instructor, for instance), use your OCC Student Email Address; this ensures your message is not mistaken as spam.
  5. If you need help, contact the Student Technical Help Desk:

Students are expected to read email 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

  • Email 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 by email.
  • Students are responsible for keeping their email passwords confidential, and must not share it with others.