Oxy students usually come armed with ideas, but sometimes they have water balloons.
Welcome to Occidental College! On April 20, 2012, we kicked off a yearlong celebration of Occidental’s 125th anniversary, which has provided us not just with an opportunity to look back over where we have been, but has been the impetus to come together in discussion over a shared vision of our future.
Oxy is the only liberal arts college in Los Angeles, one of the most dynamic metropolitan environments in the world, and a place where the world's opportunities and problems are played out on a daily basis. Diverse backgrounds, interests, and ideas are welcome on our campus, and acquaintance with other cultures is the norm.
Our faculty develop close working relationships with their students, and the dyad between teacher and student is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to making the fruits of a first-class education available not just to the privileged few, but to the talented many.
Our students analyze and synthesize complex material; develop new ideas; take risks; tolerate ambiguity; and write and communicate effectively. These habits of mind comprise the essence of an Occidental education, and they are the foundation not only for successful careers, but for successful lives. Oxy is a place where generations of young people are allowed to grow, develop their intellectual capacities and passions, where they prepare the foundation for their accomplishments and careers.
I hope to see you on campus!
Jonathan Veitch, president
Regular Business Hours
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
My office is on the 3rd Floor of the Arthur G. Coons Administrative Center. If you’d like to meet with me, please contact my office at (323) 259-2691 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Even though I typically have a very full schedule, my staff will be happy to help you find a mutually convenient meeting time, or offer to connect you with others on campus who can assist you in a timely manner.
- Phone: (323) 259-2691
- Email: email@example.com