Hey there and welcome home.

To show you how glad we are that you’ll be joining us, we’ve compiled a list of all the most essential need-to-knows for your upcoming move. Keep this information handy. It’ll help you make the most of your experience.

And if you have any questions or just want to chat, drop us an e-mail. Old-fashioned phone calls work too.



Yes, we will remain open regardless of the format of online or in-person classes, or whether campus is fully open. Our mission is to provide a home for our residents. All of our apartments are equipped with their own kitchen, living room and bathrooms. Like other apartment communities, we expect to stay open at all times.


Move-ins have not been delayed. We will send more information via e-mail in the days leading up to move-in. Click here to learn more about The Scion Group’s response to COVID-19.

  • Please limit the number of people you bring on move-in day to two guests per resident.
  • The CDC recommends that face coverings are worn in all public spaces. Please be sure to wear a face covering on move-in day.
  • There will be occupancy limit signs posted around the community.
  • Let us know if you are not feeling well and need to delay your move-in. Your health and safety, and that of all our residents, are our priorities.


When you arrive at The Harbour at Orange Coast College for move-in, please enter through the entrance on Adams Avenue and follow the signs to check-in and pick up the keys to your new home.

If you want to avoid late charges (and who doesn’t?), you'll want to make sure that your first installment is paid by the start date on your Housing Agreement. Checks or money orders should be made payable to The Harbour at OCC and can be mailed to 1369 Adams Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

You can also pay online through the resident portal using a debit card, credit card or electronic checking transfer, or by automatic recurring charge to your debit card, credit card or bank account. You can save money on convenience fees by paying with a bank account as well.


It’s probably not something you normally think about, but you are required to have at least $100,000 of liability protection by the time you move in, and throughout your stay with us. This doesn’t cost much, and is designed to protect you if you accidentally cause a fire or flood. As unlikely as that sounds, if something happens, you’ll be very glad to have it. How easy have we made it to take care of this requirement? You don’t have to do anything at all; we’ll automatically charge your account $11 per installment, waive the requirement to provide separate insurance, and buy our own insurance to cover the same risks. If you have your own liability insurance and don’t want to be charged for this, please upload your insurance certificate and we’ll let you know right away if it meets the requirements. We also recommend insuring your personal property—click here for an easy option for this optional coverage.


Moving can be stressful. Checking in shouldn’t have to be. If you want to get a jumpstart on the day, click here for the resident portal link and register online. From here, you’ll want to make sure you can answer yes to each of the questions below:
  • Did you make your first installment payment?
  • Did you sign any pending documents?
If you answered yes to the above, you're one step closer to your new home. Besides that, all you need to bring with you is a valid photo ID. Your RA will be here to greet you as you get plugged into our community.


Worried about what to pack? Don't. We’ve put together a master packing list for you. Quite simply, you'll find everything you need. And nothing you don't.

Living room
  • TV
  • Lamps
  • Decorations
  • Window coverings
  • Lamps
  • Bedding
  • Beds are twin size in the studio and 2-bedroom double apartments
  • Beds are full size in the 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom single and 4-bedroom apartments
  • Towels and additional linens
  • Laundry basket
  • Alarm clock (or maybe just your phone)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Trash bin
  • Cookware and dishes (pots, pans, glasses, silverware)
  • Cooking utensils (tongs, spatulas, etc.)
  • Trash bin and garbage bags
Those things you need, but you're really not sure what category they fall in
  • Shower curtain(s)
  • Bathroom rug(s)
  • Plunger, toilet brush
  • Broom
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Trash bin for bathroom(s)


Since we know you'll want to spend some time getting familiar with our Community Policies, we've provided you with the link here And if you want a hard copy, we can share that with you too.

Noticing a pattern here? That’s on purpose. At The Harbour, our goal is that you’ll always find what you need when you need it.