Commit. Complete. Compete.

Why Complete?
  • Students who complete an associate degree can expect to earn $400,000 more in a lifetime than a high school graduate.
  • Unemployment for community college graduates is typically 30 percent lower than for high school grads.
  • New York residents who transfer directly from a SUNY or CUNY two-year college with an associate degree are guaranteed entry to a four-year SUNY college.
  • The nation needs more college graduates to stay competitive. The United States used to lead the world in the percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds with college degrees. Now it ranks 12th among 36 developed nations.

You can pledge to compete using the online forms:  

Schedule of Events

October 6 - 10
Completion Quilt

11 a.m. - 1 p.m, Gordon Lobby
Design a quilt square that empowers you and others to complete your degree!

October 8

Stress Reduction Expo
Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mawhinney Quad
Sign the completion pledge.

Transfer Fair
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Gordon Great Room
Sign the completion pledge.

Grad Central
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Student Central at Gordon
Get your picture taken as a grad and sign the completion pledge.

Pledge Tables
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.,  Mawhinney Lobby
5 - 7 p.m., Residence Hall B

OCC North Chew & Chat
Coffee, Tea and Cookies
North Site, 4 - 6 p.m.
Share strategies about how to complete your degree. Sign the completion pledge.

Ask a Question & Bring a Friend!
Residence Hall B, 6 - 8 p.m.
Sign the completion pledge.