All new entering Spring students will participate in a one-day orientation, held Friday, January 17, 2014. This short day will assist you in residence hall move-in, becoming acquainted with the College's academic expectations, meeting key administrators, becoming familiar with the campus, and selecting and registering for class. Can't wait to meet you!
Families are welcome to attend orientation and will follow a separate schedule from their student. For more information on the family schedule, contact James Jespersen-Wheat, Director of Special Gifts and Parent Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-259-2559.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ID Photos (ID Card Office, Iron Man Room, Johnson Student Center)
Pick up your Oxy ID card.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mailroom Boxes (Mailroom, Johnson Student Center)
The mailroom will be open and can confirm your box number.
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Orientation Check-In (Branca Patio, Johnson Student Center)
Check in, receive your Orientation bag, and meet the Orientation Team. You will also check in to your assigned residence hall and can then drop off your belongings. You will be able to arrange and settle into your room at the end of the day. NOTE: Get your student ID first, as that will be your room key!
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Welcome to Occidental College! (Green Bean Coffee Lounge, Johnson Student Center)
We are excited to have you as a member of the Oxy community! Presented by Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Dr. Barbara Avery. You will also meet other administrators who have played a role in your admission to the College and will be key resources during your transition to Oxy.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Academic Advising, Class Registration, and Lunch (Studenmund Room, Johnson Student Center)
During lunch, you will meet your academic advisor and begin selecting your classes for spring semester, followed by class registration. Laptops will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Matriculation (President's Office, AGC Administrative Center)
This is your opportunity to meet President Veitch and for him to learn a little about you. You also sign the official Oxy register. Don't miss this important Oxy tradition!
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Campus Tour (Meet by Bookstore, Johnson Student Center)
There are many departments on campus that will help you transtition smoothly. Learn who they are and the services they provide on this comprehensive campus tour. Visit offices such as Emmons Student Wellness Center, Office of Student Life, Dean of Students Office, Intercultural Community Center, Academic Commons, Campus Safety, and more!
Dinner with O-Team
Hang out with O-Team at this fun, off-campus social!
*Schedule subject to change
- Phone: 323-259-2918
- Email: email@example.com
- Location: 102 Johnson Student Center
- Getting Started: Oxy New Student