Welcome back, everybody! We hope your spring semester is off to a great start. To ensure you knock this one outta the park, we’ve put together a list of hacks you definitely need to try.
1. Sync your OTC email to your phone.
2. Sign up for emergency text alerts.
Emergency text alerts are the quickest way to receive information when urgent situations happen on campus. Texts cover everything from class cancellations and campus closings to severe weather alerts and security incidents. You can sign up to receive emergency text messages at otc.edu/text.
3. Bookmark calendar.otc.edu.
Tired of hearing about fun events…after they’ve happened? Bookmark the OTC calendar so you never miss out again. The calendar covers everything from back-to-school-bash events, fall and spring picnics, student showcases, OTC Fine Arts performances and more. Here’s the link: calendar.otc.edu/events/.
4. Take advantage of OTC’s free tutoring services.
Our free tutoring services include the Speckman Tutoring and Learning Center, the Carol Jones Writing Center, the Speech and Communication Center and Online Tutoring. So whether you need to work on your math, your speech, your writing or your science skills, we have tutors ready to help. You can learn more about our specific tutoring options at academics.otc.edu/tutoring/.
5. Visit the PC Repair Clinic.
If your laptop is giving you trouble, visit the PC Repair Clinic at the OTC Springfield Campus, Graff Hall 105. The clinic can help with all sorts of computer problems including broken or cracked LCD screens, viruses, slow performance, data backup and recovery, and more. For more information, call 417-447-8113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Get the right books at the right price.
The OTC Bookstore provides an online price comparison tool that puts OTC Bookstore prices next to offers from top online retailers. You can also get a personalized booklist in the AccessOTC tab of MyOTC to ensure you’re getting the correct materials for class.
7. Follow OTC on social media.
Whether you prefer to tweet, snap, instagram or facebook, we’ve got news to share on every channel. Like us on Facebook for campus news and event photos. Follow us on Twitter for the latest announcements. Check out our Instagram for gorgeous campus photography. And last but not least, add us on Snapchat (ozarkstech) for fun contests and in-the-moment campus happenings.