The Oral Communication Center (OCC) supports students and faculty in achieving Hamilton College's standard for effective oral communication. The OCC offers credit-bearing courses in applied communication skills, delivers customized course support, conducts communication skills workshops and seminars, and provides one-on-one tutoring and group consultations.
Oral Communication courses help students develop thinking and communication skills necessary for success in Hamilton courses and other professional and social contexts.
Faculty in any discipline may request customized Oral Communication support for their courses. OCC professionals work directly with professors to plan and deliver support that is tailored to the specific needs of the course and the assignment. OCC course support may include collaborating on assignment design, providing training for students in class or in workshops outside of class, developing evaluation tools, and providing feedback to students.
The Oral Communication Center is a member of HILLgroup and coordinates course support with Instructional Technology Services and the Library as needed.
The Oral Communication Center maintains a library of textbooks and video resources as well as tip sheets on specific oral communication issues. OCC tip sheets are also available on this website. The OCC suite has practice rooms equipped for video recording and review of presentations.
Oral communication conferences are available on the hour during the following times:
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.;
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.;
During final exam week, conferences are available by appointment only.
Click the following link to go to our online calendar, and select an appointment slot: Appointments Calendar
You can also sign up for an appointment by calling 315-859-4401 or e-mailing email@example.com
Click the following link to learn how to cancel an appointment: Cancelling Appointments (under "Make Appointments")