Food & Sustainability at Oxy

Get to know campus dining at Oxy and the sustainability initiatives across campus.

Food Studies & Sustainability at Oxy

Oxy is one of the few liberal arts colleges offering Food Studies, an exciting interdisciplinary program that extends from farm to classroom. Additionally: 

Oxy’s Own Campus Dining

At Occidental we take dining seriously, and our community consistently gives Oxy's on-campus dining high marks. Dining options include the Marketplace, the casual Tiger Cooler Cafe, the student-run Green Bean Coffee Lounge and our evening Coffee Cart on upper campus.

Not only is the food delicious, but Oxy's Dining Services is also environmentally friendly. Campus Dining is a signatory to the Real Food Challenge commitment, and we strive to obtain as much of our food as possible from local and sustainable sources

Unlike other institutions, dining is not outsourced. Campus Dining is proudly "Oxy's Own," which allows us to be directly connected and responsive to our customers. And it shows! Oxy is regularly ranked at the top of national campus dining comparisons:

And on the rare occasion that students are looking for alternatives to campus dining, Oxy is proud to feature Food Trucks on the quad each week for more variety in the on-campus lunch hour.