Occidental College is proud to launch the Oxy Immersive Semester! 

As the name suggests, Oxy Immersive Semester programs are immersive educational experiences that include a cluster of coursework and community-based/internship components, all focused around a specific topic of study. 

Students enrolled in Oxy Immersive Semester programs will have the opportunity to dedicate a semester to a focused, multidisciplinary engagement with a topic. Because of the small class sizes, they will build a robust, close-knit intellectual community with peers and with Oxy faculty in their program. And they will pair academic study with action in the world, exemplifying the vitality and promise of liberal arts.

Program Offerings

Each program is taught by a team of Oxy faculty and meets multiple graduation and core requirements. For Fall 2020, all seats will be reserved for incoming frosh, and all components of Oxy Immersive programs will be fully remote so that any Oxy student may participate regardless of where they reside. We are excited to offer the following four programs:

Enrollment information

This fall, enrollment in Oxy Immersive programs is open to all first-year Oxy students, with enrollment preference given to students who are unable to reside on/near campus.

Seats are limited! Interested students should complete the interest form linked here BY JULY 28. We will be in touch soon thereafter to let you know if we can offer you a spot in one of the programs. After that time, other students interested in the program should complete the interest form and they will be admitted on a rolling basis until the programs are fully enrolled.  

Note: Individual Oxy Immersive Semester programs carry between 8-14 credits (see the pages linked to above for more information). Students enrolled in an Oxy Immersive Semester program may choose to take an additional course(s) from the regular course offerings to build up to a maximum of 18-credits.

Cost of the program is based on the College’s normal rates. All students enrolled in an Oxy Immersive program will be eligible for financial aid: full-time students (who take 12 or more credits) are eligible for full financial aid and part-time students (who take 11 or fewer credits) are eligible for partial financial aid.  For information questions about tuition and financial aid, email finaid@oxy.edu