OCC to Unveil New Name for Residence Hall in Honor of County Lawmaker “Ephraim E. Shapero”

On Saturday, August 5 at 10 a.m.Onondaga Community College’s newest residence hall will be renamed Ephraim E. Shapero Hall during a brief ceremony. The residence hall had been known as “H-3” since it opened in the fall 2012 semester.

Ephraim E. Shapero Hall is located at 4894 Onondaga Road (Route 173), Syracuse 13215, west of the Velasko Road intersection. This residence hall is on the opposite side of Onondaga Road (Route 173) from the main campus.

Shapero was well-known during his 70-year legal career and 17 years of distinguished public service in Onondaga County government. He served as County Board Supervisor of the 17th Ward of the City of Syracuse, Chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature and a member of the Special Community College Study Committee which led to the establishment of OCC in 1961.

In recognition of his support of community college education, OCC previously awarded Shapero the Exemplary Service Award in 2008 and an Honorary Degree in 2012. Shapero passed away in 2008 at age 95.

Shapero Hall is adjacent to Mulroy Hall, named in honor of former Onondaga County Executive John H. Mulroy. Mulroy and Shapero were best of friends during their time together serving the public in Onondaga County government. Both played critical roles in the formation of OCC and were champions of the College and its mission.

  • Friday, August 18 – last day to register for the fall semester, students move in to residence halls
  • Monday, August 21 – first day of classes
  • Full-time Tuition: $2,285 per semester