2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Welcome and Congratulations!

This virtual graduation is a celebration of YOU! Your achievements, hard work, and commitment to success culminated in you earning a diploma or certificate - your mark of excellence.

Although we are not able to celebrate your accomplishments in person, we applaud your grit and determination to graduate despite the odds. The courage and commitment you demonstrated was astonishing.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff of OCC, we are so proud of you and your achievements. We also extend our congratulations to the family and friends who supported your educational journey. With your OCC studies completed, you can start a great new career, obtain the promotion you desire, or transfer to a four-year institution for further studies.

College Ceremonies

Pre-recorded ceremonies will be released at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 8th on our YouTube Channel. End time will depend on the number of graduates in each ceremony. Individual graduate recognition slides will be in alphabetical order. YouTube links for each ceremony will be available below.

To find which ceremony your degree or certificate will be recognized, search Careers Pathway.

Virtual Commencement Ceremonies:

  1. Arts and Communications Ceremony
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, Technology, and Engineering, Manufacturing & industrial Technology Ceremony
  3. General Studies Ceremony
  4. Science, Health Sciences, and Human Services Ceremony

Arts and Communications Ceremony

General Studies Ceremony

Business, Management, Marketing, Technology, and EMIT Ceremony

Health Sciences, Human Services and Science Ceremony

Commencement Program

A PDF file of the Commencement program with the entire graduating class is available for download.

Personalized Slide

Your personal slide will be available on August 8 at 10am. To view your personalized slide, please visit our Stage Clip website.

Social Media

We may not be celebrating Commencement in person, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get social! We’ll be sharing YOUR pictures and videos leading up to the Virtual Commencement and all day on August 8th. There are many ways to get involved:

  • Take a selfie with our graduation Snapchat filter
  • Add our special Class of 2020 frame to your Facebook profile picture
  • Take a selfie in your cap and grad mask
  • Show off your grad box by posting a picture or even an “unboxing” video
  • Record a video or take a selfie as your name is called during the ceremony
  • Watch our livestream on YouTube and chat along with your fellow grads in the comments
  • ...and share it all with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #OCCGrad2020!

Congratulations Again!

At no other time have our graduates faced such monumental challenges as those posed by the global pandemic. But, you rose to the challenge. You seized the opportunity and learned a great deal personally and educationally through this crisis. We are immensely proud of each and every one of you.

Please keep in touch with your OCC family. Let us know about your accolades and triumphs.

If you can overcome a global pandemic... nothing stands in your way! Good luck and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

OCC Alumni: Begin Your Tradition

Our graduates tell us how grateful they are for the help they received as students. Guidance and encouragement from faculty and staff, and financial support from OCC Foundation scholarships all help our students achieve success.

Begin your tradition today of helping those who follow. You can honor the person who helped you most at OCC with a gift to the Student Success Fund. Or, give to a scholarship for students in your program of study.

Give online at Foundation website
Call 248.341.2137
Email OCCFoundation@oaklandcc.edu

Contact Information

Auburn Hills

Anne Palmer
Phone 248.232.4136

Ordering (cap, gowns, etc.)
Auburn Hills Bookstore
Phone 248.232.4320

Highland Lakes

Sue Henke
Phone 248.942.3335

Ordering (cap, gowns, etc.)
Highland Lakes Bookstore
Phone 248.942.3020

Orchard Ridge

Belynda Gambrell
Phone 248.522.3510

Ordering (cap, gowns, etc.)
Orchard Ridge Bookstore
Phone 248.522.3420

Royal Oak/Southfield

Kim Combs
Phone 248.246.2611

Ordering (caps, gowns, etc.)
Royal Oak Bookstore
Phone 248.246.2420

Disability Assistance

Michelle McLane
Phone 248.522.3481

For the hearing impaired,
please use Michigan Relay
Phone 800.649.3777

Steve Linden
Ken Faulk