John G Branca '72 shakes hands with Occidental College President Harry J. Elam, Jr.
John Branca ’72 Announces $5 Million Gift to Establish the John Branca Institute for Music

Legendary attorney John G. Branca ’72 and Occidental College have announced a $5 million gift from Branca that will establish the music teaching and learning facility at the College.

Two Occidental College Campaign Semester participants walking with clipboards in a neighborhood
Campaign Semester

Our one-of-a-kind program lets students learn about political campaigns and elections through first-hand experience.

a senior Oxy student shows off his senior comps studio art project in Los Angeles
Senior Comps

Senior “comps,” or comprehensives, reflect Oxy’s educational philosophy of learning deeply and independently.

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.

Discover Occidental

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.

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