Summer Research at Oxy
Alumni Reunion 2019
New Issue of Occidental Magazine
Liberal Arts in Los Angeles
Drawing on the cultural and intellectual resources of a global city,
Occidental provides a springboard for putting theory into practice and ideas into action.
A vibrant, small liberal arts college experience in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the most stimulating and creative cities in the world. That’s something you won’t find anywhere else.
Exploring the Neighborhood
In 2018, TimeOut magazine named Highland Park one of the coolest neighborhoods ... in the world.
Oxy combines the liberal arts and sciences with the global city of L.A. to put theory into practice and ideas into action.
The Oxy Community
A Diplomacy & World Affairs major, Manjun Hao is motivated to create equitable spaces and experiences for international students, and celebrating international identities on campus.
Diplomacy & World Affairs | Class of 2019
Morgan Bennett-Smith is a master’s student at the Red Sea Research Center, studying coral reef ecology and the ways in which reef organisms adapt to change. His research has taken him all over the world and his talent as a photographer makes for vibrant visual storytelling.
Marine Biology | Class of 2017
Ken Lowney ’87 is president of Oakland-based Lowney Architecture. His approach is rooted in his belief that architecture is more than simply buildings, and—if thoughtfully and responsibly done—it can positively contribute to society and advance a community.
Philosophy | Class of 1987
I really enjoy sharing my knowledge with students, what a reward when you see a smile on their face after understanding a concept. Learning how to scientifically communicate with different backgrounds is also really rewarding.
Combining computer science with the liberal arts has helped Leo Connelly learn about technical solutions to real-world issues.
Computer Science | Class of 2019
Spending a summer in Los Angeles has resulted in numerous discoveries for Phillip Wong, from new art and dining spots in the city to a better understanding of local government.
Economics | Class of 2020
What’s Happening at Oxy