Apply to Graduate

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.

3 Easy Steps to Apply to Graduate

Step 1: Schedule an appointment with an OCC Counselor to apply for graduation.
Step 2: During your appointment, you'll complete your graduation application with the counselor.
Step 3: Receive confirmation from the Registrar's Office.

After you've submitted your graduation application:  Confirm your mailing address

Step 1: Schedule an appointment with an OCC Academic Counselor

This will only take about 30 minutes. If you are participating in the commencement ceremony, please complete your graduation application by Friday, April 15 to ensure that your name will be published in the commencement program booklet.  There are two options for scheduling your appointment:


  • Log into your MyOCC account.
  • Click “College Resources.”
  • Click “Make a Counseling Appointment.”
  • Log into the system again.
  • Select the campus where you would like to schedule your counseling appointment and click “submit”.
  • Select “make appointment”.
  • Select “phone call to discuss graduation requirements” for the reason why you're scheduling the counseling appointment, and click “Continue.”
  • Select the day, start time, stop time and Counselor you want for your appointment.
  • Click “Search.”
  • Select the green box to make your appointment.
  • Enter and verify your phone number. Then click “Submit”.
  • An appointment confirmation to your OCC email address.


Schedule your appointment with an OCC counselor by calling the number below for your specific campus.

Step 2: During your appointment, you’ll complete your graduation application with the Counselor

  • Upon receipt of the authorizing email from your OCC email address, the Counselor will work with you to complete your application and will submit it on your behalf during your appointment.
  • If you have any questions about your graduation application after your appointment, you can follow up with your Counselor by sending an email through your OCC email account.

Step 3: Receive confirmation from the Registrar’s office

  • Once your graduation application has been submitted by a Counselor, you will receive a letter from the Registrar’s office.  Letters will be mailed starting in March 2022.
  • This letter will explain the graduation process and diploma mailing date.
  • For any Graduation questions, please send an email to from your OCC email address. 

While you wait: Confirm your mailing address

  • If you have an address change, please update your address as soon as possible to ensure that you can receive your diploma.  This can be done at any campus Student Services office, or by emailing Enrollment Services.



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

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