Contact a Counselor

Counselors are ready to help you by email, phone, or Zoom.

If you are a current student in good academic standing, you can schedule an appointment through your MyOCC Account under the College Resources section. If you are a new student or a current student who is not in good academic standing, you need to call the counseling main line listed below.

Email Counseling

Email counseling is available during business hours, but you need to make appointments for phone or Zoom counseling. Email counseling works best for those with quick questions. Phone counseling works well for issues that are a little more complicated or if you’re new to college. 

To get help by email, send a message to one of the Ask a Counselor addresses listed below.  You must use your OCC email account for this message. This is required because of federal privacy regulations.

Phone Counseling

Phone counseling works well for issues that are a little more complicated or if you’re new to college. Sessions should last 30 minutes or less.

At the appointment time, the counselor will call you at the phone number in your file. If your questions require the counselor to access your student record, the counselor will ask a series of questions to verify your identity. This is required to comply with federal privacy regulations.

Zoom Counseling

Zoom is a fine choice for virtually any issue. It’s especially helpful if you need to share screens to review records, graduation status, transfer plans, or similar information. 

If you’re a new student, before scheduling a remote Zoom appointment you should have:

The counselor will send a Zoom session link to your OCC email account  that will become active about 5 minutes before your 30-minute session.

To comply with federal privacy regulations, have your photo identification ready so the counselor can verify your identity before discussing confidential information.

Note that Zoom appointments aren’t available as same-day sessions or during peak registration days.

You don’t need a Zoom account for a Zoom appointment. However, you must have a desktop or laptop computer, a tablet, or a smartphone with a camera. You can check Zoom’s technical requirements before your call.

Contact Information & Service Hours

Counseling main line 248.341.2270

Auburn Hills Campus
2nd Floor B Building
Ask a Counselor @ Auburn Hills 
Fax 248.232.4355

Highland Lakes Campus
2nd Floor of Woodland Hall
Ask a Counselor @ Highland Lakes
Fax: 248.942.3055

Orchard Ridge Campus
1st Floor of M Building
Ask a Counselor @ Orchard Ridge 
Fax: 248.522.3696

Royal Oak Campus 
1st Floor of B Building
Ask a Counselor @ Royal Oak
Fax: 248.246.2455

Southfield Campus
2nd Floor of A Building
Ask a Counselor @ Southfield 
Fax: 248.233.2740

Service Hours

  • Monday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm (Onsite & Virtual Services)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:30am - 7pm (Onsite & Virtual Services)
  • Saturday (see dates below): 8:30am - 12:30pm (Virtual Services Only)
    • December 3, 10, 17 (Orchard Ridge & Royal Oak Only)
    • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, January 3, 4, 5, 12,13,14,15 | 8:30 am - 7 pm (Onsite & Virtual Services)
    • Friday, January 6, 16 | 8:30 am - 5 pm (Onsite & Virtual Services)
    • Saturday, January 7, 17 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  (Onsite & Virtual Services)