Return to Campus
Chancellor Message: Welcome Back to Campus
We are excited to welcome you back this fall. We know COVID-19 has turned all of our lives upside down. It has impacted each of us deeply and has transformed how we live our daily lives.
OCC is no exception. What hasn’t changed, though, is our commitment to serving students.
We’ve learned to serve you in new and better ways. This is a work in progress, and sometimes it’s not perfect. We’ve listened, used what we’ve learned, pivoted quickly when we needed to, and stayed focused to ensuring your educational success and safety. It is our top priority.
Return to campus
When you come back this fall, you’ll see greater social distancing, new water bottle and hand sanitizing stations, changes in our restrooms, and signs across all of our campuses to help keep us safe.
In that effort, we need your help. We strongly encourage getting vaccinated, wearing face coverings if you are unvaccinated or if you prefer to do so, frequent hand washing and appropriate social distancing. We also will have an online COVID screening form and check-in areas when you arrive on campus as required by state and local authorities. This is familiar to all of us as our lives have changed.
A return to campus is not a return to the past. Our focus is on moving forward in new and exciting ways for our students and our community.
Since March 2020, we lived by our mantra, “Together, we’ve got this.” We worked hard to ensure our students stayed on track by upgrading our technology infrastructure; building new science and math areas ahead of schedule; providing rigorous training for faculty and staff; and continuing to challenge our long-standing academic and student services’ delivery models with an eye on the future.
Today, we remain proud you have chosen OCC to pursue your goals. We are excited about our future together.
Peter M. Provenzano, Jr.