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Important Announcements

The Advising Center will be open most weekdays during the break between the fall and spring semesters, except during the period from December 19 to January 3. You can connect with us by making an appointment, sending an email, or calling during our office hours


At Occidental, faculty advisors are the primary source of advising and guidance for students as they navigate the academic program. The Advising Center provides additional support for students on routine academic matters, including questions about academic policies and procedures, tracking Core Requirements, placement exams, transferring credit from other institutions, and so on. We also frequently meet with students who are undecided about a major or minor and wish to discuss the various options.

The Advising Center also serves as a good first stop for students who aren't sure which office or faculty member to talk to regarding a specific program or objective.

Making an Appointment

While drop-ins are welcome, we recommend making an appointment in advance to ensure that an advisor will be available to meet with you. Appointments can be either in person or via telephone. We are also happy to answer questions sent to our email address: advisingcenter@oxy.edu. To schedule an appointment, simply click on the "Schedule an Appointment" button above.