Student Voices is a blog run by the Office of Admission, where current students write about various experiences including academics, sports, student groups, and other extracurricular activities. Hear what our students have to say.

What I Know Now: Letter to Incoming Athletes

As I am nearing the end of my third season with the women’s soccer team here at Oxy, I can safely say I have learned a few things I would not have known prior to becoming an NCAA D3 athlete.

The Beauty That is a Liberal Arts Education

I remember thinking about what I was going to study in college before even submitting a single college application.

Oxy at the United Nations 2017

Hey Oxy family! I’m Jenna, a senior DWA/Spanish double-major from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Styling in Switzerland

My name is Jack Allen and I’m currently living close to Geneva, Switzerland.

Oxy on the Ice

My name is Spencer Raub and I am currently a Sophomore biochemistry major on a pre-med track here at Occidental. Outside of my passion for medicine, I have a passion for ice hockey.

Checking in From Budapest

Hey Oxy, it’s me Matt! Where am I currently writing this, you may be wondering? Marketplace? Green Bean? The Clapp?

Alpha Chi Sigma - A Unique Fraternity

If you had asked me in my first year at Oxy if I would ever be the president of a fraternity, I would have said, "impossible".

Womxn's Rugby: It's Everyone's Game

My name is Carol, I am a sophomore, I am 5 feet tall, no more and no less, and I. LOVE. RUGBY.

The Bengal Bus

Quit calling your Ubers and ordering your Lyfts and take the Bengal Bus - for free!

Room With Your Friends, Thank Yourself Later

I’ve always been told not to room with my friends because doing such would ruin my friendships. But so far, I couldn’t be happier.

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