Aug 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Student Handbooks 
    
2021-2022 Student Handbooks

Campus Facilities and Services


Cafeteria

The OC cafeteria is located on the first floor of the Saulsbury Campus Center. Meal service includes full meals, served cafeteria style, as well as a variety of short-order foods. Students who live on-campus participate in a meal plan, and that same plan is also available to students living off-campus.  Meal hours during the fall and spring terms are as follows:

Monday—Friday

Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Summer meal times may vary, you may contact the cafeteria staff for more information. During times that meals are not being served, students are welcome to use cafeteria facilities for study activities.

Campus Bookstore & Supplies

The Odessa College Campus Bookstore is located at 201 W. University Blvd. on the first floor of the Spur Building. Students may purchase college textbooks, art supplies, lab supplies, school supplies, backpacks, notebooks, etc., from this campus facility. In addition, the bookstore carries special OC clothing - shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, jackets and more. A selection of cards and a variety of gift items are also available. Students may purchase with cash, checks or several major credit cards. At the end of each term, the bookstore runs a “buyback” of textbooks. If you have books that have not been discontinued, you may sell them during the posted “buyback” period. Regular Store Hours are: 

·      Monday: 7:45am-5:30pm

·      Tuesday: 7:45am-7:00pm

·      Wednesday: 7:45am-5:30pm

·      Thursday: 7:45am-5:30pm

·      Friday: 7:45am-1:00pm

Central Services Copy / Mail Center 

The Odessa College Central Services Copy / Mail Center also known as the “Print Shop,” provides assistance in printing and USPS mailing for personal or school use.  Cash or credit card is accepted. The Copy / Mail Center is located in the Spur building room 131 next to Campus Security. For more information, you may call 432-335-3422 or email printshop@odessa.edu.  The hours of operation are as follows:    

Fall and Spring Hours

Monday – Thursday

8 am – Noon

Closed for lunch

1 pm – 5:30 pm

Friday

8 am – 1 pm

Summer Hours

Monday – Thursday

7:30 am – Noon

Closed for lunch

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Friday

Closed

Computer Labs

Open computers are available on the first floor of the Library/LRC, Writing Success Center in Wilkerson Hall, Room 106, and STEM Success Center in Wood Math and Science building, Room 201. 

The centers are primarily reserved for course- related work.

Computers in campus labs are used largely for self-directed learning and tutorial activities. Students are able to access the Internet and use student email accounts via computers in most open labs.

Computer Printing

Printing is available in all centers; the cost is 5 cents a page (cash only with a twenty dollar change limit).

Copy Machine

 A copy machine for student use is located in the LRC. Copies are 10 cents a page (cash only).

Enrollment Verifications

Provided as a service of the Wrangler Express Center, enrollment verification is a statement that a person is enrolled as a full- or part-time student at Odessa College for a stated semester. This verification may be required by insurance companies, loan granters, prospective employers or other entities. Since information included in enrollment verification is classified as directory information, it is released to third parties unless the student has issued direction in writing that such information not be released.

Enrollment verifications maybe requested only after the semester has officially begun.

Learning Resources Center

The Murry H. Fly Learning Resources Center (LRC) is a full-service academic library. To meet the needs of students, the LRC provides print books/magazines, DVD’s, CD’s, and digital resources (eBooks, streaming videos, magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals).  The library also has online resources for learning a language, eLearning resources for subject classes, testing, computer skills, and career.  Research librarians are ready to answer questions and help students find information. 

The LRC has computers, collaboration spaces, and group rooms available for students to use. The LRC also has two media scape areas for students to collaborate together by connecting multiple devices (laptops or tablets) to view online projects whether it is a video, PowerPoint, or other digital resources. For LRC resources, visit our website at www.odessa.edu/lrc.

Parking

Motor vehicles parked on the OC campus must be registered and display a valid parking
permit. Permits are issued at registration and must be renewed each academic year.
Annual parking permits are good from September 1 to August 31.

Campus driving and parking regulations are printed and distributed to students when
vehicles are registered. Students are reminded to park only in areas designated for student
parking (yellow spaces). Tickets are issued for vehicles that are parked out of the
appropriate zone. Outstanding tickets can cause a hold to be placed on student accounts,
which will both prevent students from registering for subsequent semesters and block
students’ access to official transcripts

 

Posting Policy

In displaying announcements of interest, students may use designated spaces, bulletin
boards or approved surfaces located in the Saulsbury Campus Center and in other campus
locations. Those bulletin boards with specific headings or glass-enclosed boards are for
official use and may not be used for posting student announcements unless prior approval
has been secured from the Student Life Office. Posters may be displayed for a period not
to exceed two weeks before a scheduled event and should be removed on the next class
day following the advertised event. Posters requiring a lengthier posting period will be
considered on a case by case basis and require approval from the Student Activities
Director. Prior approval of all postings should be secured from the Student Life Office or
Student Activities Director and all flyers must display the appropriate stamp of approval.
The College reserves the right to remove any unauthorized poster or sign. Students are
requested to use masking tape when displaying posters. The full posting policy is
available in the Student Life Office located on the 2nd floor of the Saulsbury Campus
Center. For non-campus related postings, please see Odessa College Human Resources.

 

Sports Center

The OC Sports Center is a 110,000 sq. ft. fitness and recreation facility open to all Odessa College students, faculty, and staff, and the Permian Basin community. Home to OC Athletics and the OC Community Recreation and Kinesiology departments, there are always a variety of games, fitness classes, events and open recreation activities available for members and guests to attend and/or participate in. 

The Sports Center encompasses a varsity main gym, which is home to the OC Basketball and Volleyball teams, 2 basketball/volleyball courts, indoor and outdoor tracks, an indoor pool with a water slide, racquetball courts, tennis courts, a weight room, a cardio fitness center, an aerobics/dance studio and 2 multipurpose classrooms. A variety of sports equipment is available to check-out using an ID; IE: racquetball rackets, basketballs, volleyballs, tennis racquets, etc. 

 

All Odessa College students currently enrolled in classes have active memberships. A valid student ID allows access to the Sports Center during regular facility hours. Community members 14 years and older are eligible to purchase memberships to the Sports Center. 12 month, 6 month, 3 month, and 1 month memberships are available. Some discounts may apply. Day passes and swim passes are also available for purchase. Everyone with a valid membership or day pass have access to all fitness classes, open recreation activities and all non-OC Athletic spaces. Those with swim passes have access to the indoor pool and water slide. The facility is also available to reserve for sports tournaments, private parties, corporate events, trainings and more. More information and game/fitness schedules are available on www.wranglersports.com