All new students entering Oxy in the Spring semester participate in orientation sessions held on Friday, January 15; Tuesday, January 19; and Thursday, January 21. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!
Spring New Student Orientation Schedule*
Friday, January 15, 2016
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ID Photos, Iron Man Room, Johnson Student Center (JSC), #15
Pick up your Oxy ID card. The Card office will remain open until 8 p.m. if you have any issues.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Orientation & Residence Hall Check-In, Branca Patio, JSC, #15
Check-in, receive your Orientation bag, and meet the Orientation Team. You will also check-in to your assigned residence hall where you can then drop off your belongings. You will be able to arrange and settle into your room at the end of the day and over the weekend. NOTE: Get your student ID before checking in as that will be your room key!
10 – 10:30 a.m. Mailroom Boxes, Mailroom, JSC, #15
The mailroom will be open and can confirm your campus mail box number. If you are unable to take care of this during this time, the mailroom will remain open until 4 p.m.
10:30 – 11 a.m. Welcome to Occidental College!, Dumke Commons, Swan Hall, #7
We are excited to have you as a member of the Oxy family! During this session, you will meet administrators who have played a role in your admission to the College and others who will be key resources during your transition to Oxy.
11 – 11:30 a.m. O-Team Activity, Dumke Commons, Swan Hall, #7
Get to know other new students and your O-Team leaders.
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Academic Advising, Registration, & Lunch, Dumke Commons, Swan Hall, #7
During lunch, you will meet with an advisor and begin selecting your classes for spring semester, followed by class registration. Although laptops will be available, you are encouraged to bring your own if possible.
2 – 2:30 p.m. Matriculation, Dean of the College’s Office, AGC Center, #1
This is your opportunity to meet Dean Jorge Gonzalez 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 – 4 p.m. Campus Tour, Depart from AGC, #1
There are many departments on campus that will help you transition smoothly. Meet the staff and learn about the services they provide on this comprehensive campus tour.
4 – 6 p.m. Residence Hall Move-in
Students are invited to use this downtime and the remainder of the weekend before classes begin on Wednesday, January 21st, to move-in and get settled in their rooms.
6 – 8 p.m. Dinner with O-Team (optional), Meet on the Branca Patio, JSC, #15
Hang out with your O-Team leader and other new students at this fun, off-campus social!
Tuesday, January 19 & Thursday, January 21, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Educational Session, Dumke Commons, Swan Hall, #7
During this session you will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss issues related to student life with your peers and campus experts. Lunch will be provided. Please note these sessions are mandatory; students who do not attend will be required to make-up their attendance.
Family Orientation Schedule*
Families are welcome to attend orientation on Friday, January 15 but will follow a separate schedule from the students. Any family members or guests planning on attending should RSVP as soon as possible by emailing Monika Moore at email@example.com.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Orientation Check-In, Branca Patio, Johnson Student Center (JSC), #15
10:30 - 11 a.m. Welcome to Occidental College!, Dumke Commons, Swan Hall, #7
We are excited to have you and your student join the Oxy family! During this session, you will meet administrators who have played a role in your student’s admission to the College and others who will be key resources during their transition to Oxy.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Family Orientation Program & Luncheon, JSC Commons, #15
Family members and guests of new students are invited to attend this luncheon sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement. During the luncheon, you will have the opportunity to meet parents of other new students and learn about how you can become involved in your student’s college experience.
2:30 – 4 p.m. Campus Tour, Depart from Dean of the College’s Office, AGC, #1
There are many departments on campus that will help your student transition smoothly to campus. Meet the staff and learn about the services they provide on this comprehensive campus tour.
4 – 6 p.m. Residence Hall Move-in
Help your student move-in and get settled in their rooms.
*Schedules are subject to change; please consult the final schedule provided to you at Orientation Check-In
- Phone: 323-259-2918
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Location: 102 Johnson Student Center
- Getting Started: Oxy New Student