Welcome to the Oral Communication Center
at the University of Maryland, College Park!
The OCC has suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The OCC is here to empower you as a communicator!
Founded in 2012, the OCC's mission is to offer the University of Maryland community high-quality consulting and training in the art of oral communication, and to conduct research that continually advances best practices in the field. We strive to help out clients become excellent speakers and listeners from planning to practice.
Peer consulting for presentations, speeches, and other modes of oral communication
Speech planning and practice assistance
Interactive workshops on a variety of relevant communication skills
Special events and workshop series