Top 10 Quotes from The Office that Describe College Life

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Seth Bae is the Vice President of Media with the Student Association and a General Studies major here at OCC. He was the student speaker at December Graduation and will be transferring to Harvard in the spring. Bae is also a huge fan of the situation-comedy “The Office.” Below are the ways in which he sees similarities between “The Office” and life on a college campus.

“Sometimes I start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.”

Michael Scott

Having writer’s block? Have no idea what you just wrote last night? Is your essay is due tomorrow?  Don’t worry you are not alone.

“Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, ‘would an idiot do that?’ And if they would, I do not do that thing.”

Your exam is over and it is the Friday night. In other words, it’s time to celebrate! Before you do anything, ask yourself this question, “Would Michael Scott do that?”

“I wish there was a way to know you are in the good old days, before you’ve actually left them.”

Michael Scott

Going through stressful exams, hanging out with your friends, and thanking your teachers, some things cannot be done after a few years later. Make every moment counts.  

“Tell him to call me ASAP as possible.”

When one of your group members disappears the day before the deadline. 

“I love inside jokes. I’d love to be a part of one someday.”


You missed one class. All of sudden, you’ve missed all the inside jokes. 

“Saw Inception. Or at least I dreamt I did.”



That moment when you came to class with your well-prepared homework, but you realized you actually dreamt of doing your homework…

“I don’t care what they say about me. I just want to eat.”

Dwight from the Office

When cafeteria french fries are running out, but there are too many people in front of you.

“ I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”

Michael Scott

When classmates chose you to lead the group project but you are just as lost as they are.

“I understand nothing.”

Creed from the Office

Whenever I go to math class.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

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Silly, but true. You are closer than you think. Keep it up!

What’s Happening During Week 16 for Fall Classes at OCC

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Important Info for Residence Hall Students

  • Students must be out of the halls no later than 24 hours after their last final exams or by Friday, 21st December, 2018.
  • Residents with final exams after 5:00 p.m. on December 21st, and any others requesting to stay past closing, must submit the request form to Residence Life in the Gordon Student Central room 130 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Daily rates will apply to those staying past closing.

Monday, 10th December, 2018

10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Gordon Great room- Relaxation Day

  • Office of Student Leadership & Engagement prepared a relaxation event for stressed-out students. Come join us and see how stress balls, massage rollers, and aroma beads can relax you. Also, Oxygen bar, Chi massage, massage beds and massage chairs will be at the events.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Coulter 116 – Therapy Dogs

  • Come and de-stress by petting lovable dogs.

7:30 p.m. Recital Hall- OCC String Ensemble

  • Peter Rovit presents an evening of musical fun while you enjoy the wonder of string ensemble.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Coulter Lobby- Therapy Dogs

  • Coulter Library is hosting a de-stress event. Take a break from finals with therapy dogs, and enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages. Also, there will be tables for other activities such as crafting, board games, and raffles.

Friday, 14th December, 2018

Last day of classes

  • Four months of long journey finally came to an end. Push it through a little bit longer and good luck on your finals!

What’s Happening for Week 15 of Fall Semester at OCC

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Only two more weeks until finals Lazers! Here are some things we’ve got going on to help you unwind around finals.

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Coulter 340C- 3D Printing Workshop

  • Whatever you just drew, it could come out of that boring paper. Coulter Library is hosting another Makerspace event.

Friday, 7th December, 2018

6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.- Holiday Shopping Shuttle to Destiny

  • Shuttles will depart from SRC Arena at 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Returning shuttles will depart from the At Home/ H&M store entrance at 8:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, 8th December, 2018

7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Academic II P100- Ionah & the 3 Early Girls Belly Dancing Shop

  • Onondaga Community College’s Arts Across Campus will host Hannah, Ionah, and Tessa of the 3 Early Girls for their 5th Annual Holiday Workshop, Show, and Bazaar free and open to all OCC students!

What’s Happening For Week 14 of Fall Classes at OCC

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Welcome back Lazers! We hope you enjoyed a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. We’ve got a packed week full of programming for your return. Here are all the things happening this week!

Monday, 26th November, 2018

11:10 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Mawhinney 245- Panel Discussion

  • Main topics for this panel: Title IX, Sexual Assault Reporting, and Prosecution

11:10 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Gordon 210- Panel Discussion

  • Main topics for this panel: Men, Masculinity, and #MeToo movement

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Mawhinney 394- Native American Heritage Month Presentation

  • “Discovering ‘Indian Season’: Images of Native People in Popular Culture” will be presented by Dr. Michael Taylor

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Coulter 116- Interactive Workshop

  • The workshop will run with Vera House

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Mawhinney 345- Native American Heritage Month Documentary

  • PBS documentary: Native America will be played

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018

11:10 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Mawhinney 245- Panel Discussion

  • Main topics for this panel: Gender-Based Violence and Prevention

11:15 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Coulter Lobby- Upcycling Craft: Recycled Book Journals

  • Pam Mullan, ILS professor, will teach participants how to recycle old books into journals.

5:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. At the Quad- #LightUpOCC Rally

  • The event will be followed up by the Post-Rally Discussion in Coulter 116 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Skä-noñh Center- Traveling Exhibit: “Not Your Indians Anymore: Richard Oakes and the Alcatraz Takeover”

  • The event will be presented by Dr. Kent Blansett of the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Shuttle leaves at 4:45 p.m. from SRC Arena and returns at 8:30 p.m.

Friday, 30th November, 2018

11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Mawhinney 245- Screening of the Film

  • “Hunter in the Blackness”  Veterans, Hope & Recovery will be played.

11:10 a.m.- 12:20 p.m. Mawhinney 345- Panel Discussion

  • Main topics for this panel: Empowerment, Progress, and Change

11:10 a.m.- 12:20 p.m. Storer Auditorium- Open-Mic

  • Main topic for this Open-Mic session: Empowerment


What’s Happening During Fall Semester Week 12 at OCC


It’s the last full week before Thanksgiving Recess begins. Here is everything that’s happening this week on-campus for you to do before you leave for the semester.

Monday, November 12th, 2018

11:15 a.m. Recital Hall- Veterans Concert

Celebrating and honoring Veterans Day, the OCC department of music will present a concert.

11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. Mawhinney 345- America and its Soldiers: Lecture on WWI and selective service act

Professor LaGoy will be giving a lecture on conscription and conscientious objection to military service in the USA during World War I. Also, there is going to be free pizza!

11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Coulter Lobby- Game of Life Event

Join us at Coulter Lobby to experience the Game of Life career edition in real life size. Members of Career Service will be assisting you to complete the challenges

All Day – Tully’s on West Genessee – Business Club Fundraiser

Stop by Tully’s on West Genessee anytime on Monday, November 12th and use this Tullys Coupon for 10% of your proceeds to go to the OCC Business Club.

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

11:15 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Gordon Student Hallway- World Languages Fair

Are you interested in experiencing other cultures and languages? Come pick up your “passport” and get it stamped as you travel to each exhibit.

11:15 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Coulter Lobby- Knitting & Crochet Club and Paper Circuit Cards

It is the Coulter Library’s end-of-semester event. Join us at Coulter to conclude your semester with hand-making activities.

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. The Gallery in the Ann Felton Center- Juan Cruz: “Invisible Vision”

Experience the profound painting exhibition of Juan Cruz.

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Skä-noñh Center- Haudenosaunee Arts and Crafts Fair

Shuttle leaves from SRC Arena at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and returns at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Please contact Dr. Shawn Wiemann at to register.


What’s Happening for Week 11 of Fall Classes at OCC


We’re 11 weeks into the semester. As things start to heat up, it’s important to take some time for yourself. Here are all the events we’ve got going on for you to take a little break from school.

Monday, November 5th, 2018

11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. Mawhinney 345- Treaty of Canadaigua

  • Dr. Michael Oberg from SUNY Geneseo will talk about the significant treaty that placed in the history of U.S. and Indigenous relations.  

6:00 p.m. Lazer Lounge- Makeup Workshop

  • Having trouble creating the perfect smokey eye? Do you know your skincare routine? Find out everything about makeup from professional artist.

Coulter Library Makerspace (C141)- Stonework Play Day

  • Celebrate National Stonework Play Day by creating your own stonework story from November 5th to November 9th.

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

10:00 a.m. Mawhinney Lobby- Wreath Decorating

  • Join us at Mawhinney to make fall wreath!

9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.- #FreeIfYouCanFindMeOCC

  • How would you survive Hump Day without free goods? Make sure to check @onondagacc on Instagram.

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. Otis Suite- Homeowners Seminar With GSAR, Home Headquarters and AmeriCU

  • Buying home, renovating home, or selling home, managing your property is not an easy work. Join us at the seminar and learn about your options from real estate agents.

4:00 p.m. Storer Auditorium- The Greatest Showman

  • The Arts Across Campus will present the spectacular story of the man who started the show business, “The Greatest Showman.”

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

11:00 a.m. SRC Arena- Harvest Festival

  •  Turkey trot, games, and free foods, it’s the last celebration of fall. You can also win gift cards and OCC SWAG. Women’s basketball game will be played at 1:00 p.m. and men’s basketball game will be played at 3:00 p.m. after the event.

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Canadaigua- Commemoration of the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua

  • Shuttle leaves from SRC Arena at 11 a.m. and returns by 5 p.m. Contact Dr. Shawn Wiemann at to register

If you have an event you’d like featured just email

What’s Happening During Week 10 of Fall Classes at OCC

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We’re more than halfway through the semester Lazers! Here are all the events happening during the week of Halloween at OCC.

Monday, 29th October, 2018

11:20 a.m. the Bridge – Truth X It Out Rally

  • Big Tobacco’s products kill 112 people from secondhand smoke every day. Join us at the bridge for 12 minutes of silent protest.

5:00 p.m. Mawhinney 245- World Languages Film Festival

  • 2018’s essential thriller movie, A Quiet Place” will be played with American Sign Language

Wednesday, 31st October, 2018

9:00 am- 2:00 p.m. all around the campus- Spooky Spaces

  • How Halloween is your space? Each spooky spaces on campus will be judge by students on Instagram.

11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. in Coulter Lobby- Makerspace

  • The last Makerspace event of the month. Come to Coulter 1st floor lobby to find out about the Upcycling craft and make your book page pumpkins.

Friday, 2nd November, 2018

5:00 p.m. in Mawhinney 245- World Languages Film Festival

  • Ready to get teared up? The Best Animated Feature Film, “CoCo”, will be played in Spanish

If you ever have any event to submit to this blog you can do so by emailing

What’s Happening for Week 9 of Fall Classes at OCC


Here are the events happening on campus for Fall 2018 semester week 9. Registration is now open to all students.

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

11:15 a.m. in Mawhinney 245- World Languages Film Festival

  • Film sometimes delivers deep messages through the visual display. Short films “Café para llevar” and “El ojo en la nuca” will be played in Spanish


Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.- #FreeIfYouCanFindMeOCC

  • Stay tune on @onondagacc because It’s time to get your SWAG again!


11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Storer- Communities of Resistance: Real & Imagined

  • Sex, marriage, and reproduction in real-life utopian experiments as compared with The Handmaid’s Tale. The event will be presented by Dr. Yvonne, Fish-Kalland.


11:15 a.m. in Mawhinney 245- World Languages Film Festival

  • It is a great opportunity to learn about France. Short films “French for Foreigners” and “What Not to Do in France” will be played in French.


11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. in Coulter Lobby- Makerspace

  • Interested in Drop-In craft? Coulter Library is hosting another maker-related event.

12:30 p.m. in Recital Hall-Civic Morning Musical Presents: Mozart & Ravel

  • The event will be performed by Kevin Moore and Katharine Ciarelli.


Thursday, October 25th, 2018

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Paint the Campus Purple Day

  • It is the Paint the Campus Purple Day. Wear purple in support of violence awareness and visit tables in the Gordon Student Central


Friday, October 26th, 2018

7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. in Gordon Great Room – 5th Annual Twisted Halloween

  • Escape rooms, candy, and more. Join us to to raise the Halloween spirit on our campus.


Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Fright Night at the fair

  • Vans will be departing the SRC arena at 7 p.m. Ticket and ride will be on a first come first served.


*If you would like to add any events on campus, please send an email at

All the Important Events and Dates for Fall Semester Week 8 at OCC

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Monday, October 15th, 2018

11:15 a.m. in Mawhinney 245- World Languages Film Festival

  • Start off your Monday by celebrating and experiencing diversities. Short films “Toffee” will be played in Hindi/Punjabi and “La Partita Lenta” will be played in Italian.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Gordon Student Central- Spring 2019 Registration

  • Student degree-seeking students in a program with at least 30 completed credit hours can register for Spring 2019 semester.

11:10 a.m.- 12:20 p.m. in Ann Felton Center, Ferrante Hall – Fall Poetry Reading

  • Are you a poet? Enjoy reading poems? Bring your favorite poem or your own poem and share it with other poetry fans on campus.

11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. in Coulter Lobby – 3D Printing Workshop

  • Everything can be printed on flat papers, but what if you can make it come out of those boring papers? Makerspace is hosting the third maker-related event.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in Mawhinney 106 – World Languages Film Festival

  • Short films “Meant to be” and “The Kiss” will be played in silent languages.

11:15 a.m. in Cafeteria- OCC Town hall meeting

  • Have any ideas to make our campus better? Join us and share your ideas at Town hall meeting with the student officers.

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Gordon Student Central – Spring 2019 Registration

  • Degree-seeking students in a program with at least 18 completed credit hours can register for Spring 2019 semester.

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Gordon Student Central – Spring 2019 Registration

  • Degree-seeking student in a program with at least 17.5 completed credit hours can register for Spring 2019 semester.

Note: All student can register for Spring 2019 on Monday, October 22nd, 2018

What’s Happening On Campus During Week 7

Week 7 of the semester starts tomorrow. We’re almost at the midway point of the semester. Are you ready? Below is information about some fun things happening on campus during Week 7. Enjoy!


Monday, October 8th

11:15 a.m. in Mawhinney 345- History of Baseball in America

  • It’s Major League Baseball playoff and World Series time. This is when baseball legends are made! Come and learn how baseball began in our country.


11:15 a.m. in the Recital Hall – Invisible Disability Communication Workshop

  • Christina Irene, a diversity and empowerment speaker, will tell us about invisible disabilities and ways to manage them.


Wednesday, October 10th

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – #FreeIfYouCanFindMeOCC

  • Ready for free goodies? You have to find us first! Check @onondagacc on Instagram for valuable clues.

11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Coulter Lobby – Makerspace: Knitting & Crochet Club

  • Knitting and crochet are fun! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran come and join us for a fun activity in between classes.


Thursday, October 11th

7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall – Syracuse City Ballet and the OCC Wind Ensemble Performance

  • This is the 50th anniversary of the first recording of “In C” by Terry Riley. Join us for a live performance celebrating this seminal work.

Friday, October 12th

11:15 a.m. in the Recital Hall – Syracuse City Ballet and the OCC Wind Ensemble Performance

  • This is the 50th anniversary of the first recording of “In C” by Terry Riley. Join us for a live performance celebrating this seminal work.