First Year Experience


Congratulations to our raffle winners: W. Daniels, C. Canady, L. Willingham, M. Cummings, M. Middleton, and A. Fairey

Please check the email that you registered with for directions for picking up your prize.

In case you were not able to join us live, you can still experience orientation right here.  Below is the full video of the main session as well as the individual program breakout sessions.

Orientation Breakouts Sesssions


Throughout the semester, OCtech provides workshops and tips for students to be successful. Students will receive information about workshops through D2L’s campus announcements.

Student Handbook

New Student Checklist:

  • Purchase any books and supplies for your classes​- OCtech’s Bookstore
  • Have a required device to use for classes.​-Information is at the bottom of this page.
  • Check D2L announcements and your School email.
  • Student ID​-Students can come on campus M-Th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to get their student id in the Cafe of Building S.
  • Parking Pass-More information will be posted in D2L​ once students can come to campus to purchase.
  • Check your classes in D2L​. – Attendance is taken on the first day.

Orientation Q&A

What are the hours for the Bookstore?

How do I apply my Financial Aid in the Bookstore?

How do I get a Student ID?

How do I enter Campus?

How do I access D2L or Connect for the first time?

How do I get a copy of my schedule?

How do I contact my instructor? How do I know if a book is required for my class

How will I know if my class is Hybrid?

Where do I go for a Parking Permit?


First-Year Experience Tips

  • Get to know your professors and classmates.
  • Familiarize yourself with D2L and any online programs required for class.
  • Do not be afraid to ask for help.
  • Take time to understand your syllabus and class expectations and requirements.
  • Deadlines are real. Turn work in on time. Any grade is better than a zero on an assignment.
  • Do not wait until the last minute to do your assignments.
  • Set up a schedule for study time.
  • Organize due dates from your syllabus and class in a calendar.
  • Learn how to take notes.
  • Check your D2L and school e-mail daily.