Student Voices

Student Voices is a blog run by the Admission Office in which current students write about their experiences with academics, sports, student groups, and other extracurricular activities. Considering Oxy? Hear what our students have to say.

November 7, 2017

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.

October 23, 2017

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

October 18, 2017

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".

October 2, 2017

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

September 25, 2017

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

September 18, 2017

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.

September 13, 2017

If you’re reading this post, then that means you are considering Occidental as one of your college choices. Three years ago, I was in your position, and quite frankly, I didn’t know what to expect from a school in Los Angeles, let alone Oxy.

August 8, 2017

Welcome Class of 2021 to Occidental College.

August 7, 2017

Hi everyone! My name is Claire, and I just finished my first year at Oxy.

July 19, 2017

Getting involved in summer research was the best decision I made as a student at Occidental College.