Summer Session

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Summer 2022 registration begins Monday, April 25, 2022.

Occidental College offers a very limited number of courses during the summer as well as the opportunity to engage in independent studies and internships. Only current and incoming first-year and transfer Occidental College students are eligible to enroll in the summer session. Eligibility for individual courses may be further limited based on your enrollment status (admitted versus current student), timing of your admission, and verification of all matriculation requirements.

In Summer 2022, we are offering an expanded set of courses to provide opportunities for Occidental students to make progress towards their degrees and to satisfy Core requirements with a curated collection of selected courses. These courses may be found by searching Course Counts & Information and selecting “2022 Summer Session” from the Semester drop-down box.  All courses, including examinations, will be offered remotely. The summer session will be from Tuesday, May 31st through Tuesday, August 9. Please note that courses with fewer than four officially registered students by the first day of classes on Tuesday, May 31 are subject to immediate cancellation.

Academic policies found in the college catalog remain in effect during the summer session unless otherwise noted. 

Course Registration

To register for a summer course, complete the summer registration form. Registration begins on Monday, April 25, 2022, and continues until the add deadline on Friday, June 3, 2022. Approval by the instructor indicates the student has met any prerequisites and satisfied any restrictions. Approval of the Student Accounts Office must also be obtained prior to submission of the registration form to the Office of the Registrar as all tuition and fees are due and payable at the time of registration. See the Registrar's website for instructions on submitting forms electronically.

The summer Voucher will be available to charge books to your student account. 

Purchase your summer session books and access codes, in-store or online, before leaving campus and receive a free oxy pen & pencil until May 6th. After May 6th you may choose the FREE shipping option online for your textbook orders to be mailed priority.

Multicultural Summer Institute (MSI)

The College offers its distinctive Multicultural Summer Institute for select first-year students. For more information please visit their page, here. Those students accepted to participate in this program must submit the form below. This course begins Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

MSI Registration Form

Humanities for Just Communities (HJC)

This program is open to all incoming first-year students. For more information please visit their page, here. Students wishing to enroll in the course must submit the form below. This course begins Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

HJC Registration Form

Summer Research

For more information about CORE 200, please visit their page, here. This course begins Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Please note that there is different paperwork required according to your enrollment status at Occidental College. Complete and submit the appropriate paperwork to the Registrar's Office in order to register.  

Current Oxy Student

Recently Graduated Oxy Student 

Non-Oxy Visiting Students (Undergraduate)

Independent Study

Students must meet the criteria listed in the College Catalog in order to register for an Independent Study. Those qualified students interested in developing an Independent Study project should be in contact with a faculty supervisor beginning in the spring semester while faculty are readily available to assist students in the process of developing an Independent Study course. Please consult the Independent Study section on the Student FAQs page for more information.

Independent Study Registration Forms


Students interested in completing an Internship this summer must meet the criteria in the College Catalog. The college offers both a 0-unit (INT 100) and 2-unit (INT 200) option. In both cases, the course will appear on the official college transcript. No retroactive credit will be issued for internships. All questions and inquiries should be sent to

All paperwork for internships must be submitted to Hameetman Career Center (HCC) by June 1, 2022.

Internship Registration Forms