Campus Operations & Access

 All Oxy community members and their families, as well as non-Oxy neighbors and visitors, can access our campus grounds. Limitations remain in place for indoor access.

Oxy Employees and Students

All Oxy community members must follow all health and safety protocols while on campus, including wearing masks indoors. All community members, vaccinated and unvaccinated, will be required to have their daily clearance email from in order to access campus facilities.

Campus Visitors

The campus grounds are currently open to everyone. Visitors will be asked to follow the current guidance that applies to students, staff and faculty and to mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Community members who host visitors are responsible for informing visitors of the applicable rules.

Independent contractors and volunteers who are hired by or invited to Oxy must show proof of vaccination unless they are working exclusively outdoors. Volunteers and contractors should follow all other relevant health and safety policies, including wearing masks indoors.

For prospective students and families: we have resumed our in-person campus tours.

Facilities Access

The Library, Marketplace, and Oxy Bookstore are now open to all students (on and off campus), faculty and staff, subject to current hours, posted regulations and daily health check clearance. The Bookstore is also open to the general public. The Postal Center has curbside pickup service available for any Oxy community member without a health check clearance. Curbside pickup also remains an option at the Library.

Academic Commons/Library

The library is currently open to Oxy students, staff and faculty only and an Oxy ID is needed to enter the building. We ask that you wear a mask at all times and refrain from eating or drinking while in the building.

The regular hours of operation for the Library and Academic Commons during the Fall 2021 semester are as follows:

Mon: 8:00am to Midnight
Tue: 8:00am to Midnight
Wed: 8:00am to Midnight
Thu: 8:00am to Midnight
Fri: 8:00am to 10:00pm
Sat: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Sun: 10:00am to Midnight

As always, librarians, archivists, and technologists are available to meet remotely with faculty, students, and staff for Research Consultations. View the full list of remote Library services.

Athletic Facilities

All athletic facilities are currently accessible to students, faculty and staff. Community Pass memberships are available for purchase for non-Oxy adults and children. Please refer to the Alumni Gym Fitness Center protocols for more specific information about facility hours, access, requirements, and other applicable rules.

See tennis court protocols for recreational use of the McKinnon Family Tennis Center, Kemp Stadium protocols for recreational use of the field and track, or De Mandel Aquatics Center protocols for lap swim information.


The College bookstore is open to campus and outside visitors (check their website for Fall 2021 hours). The Oxy Bookstore is now accepting textbook orders (both physical and e-book copies) for fall classes. Your first order comes with free domestic shipping. Physical books can be found at The Bookstore now works with two e-book vendors to provide even more digital book options: Redshelf and VitalSource.

Campus Dining

Read Fall 2021 hours for our current dining venues.

With the recent increase of the COVID-19 Delta variant, we are updating our Dining Services policies to protect the health and safety of faculty, students and staff. Unlike classrooms or other indoor meeting and work spaces where individuals can remain masked, communal dining by its nature does not allow for continuous masking. Therefore, after consulting with our medical experts, we are taking steps to reduce crowding in our dining halls. Get the details

Emmons Wellness Center

Emmons medical providers and counselors are available via telehealth consultation to all students Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. For students wishing to schedule an appointment:

  • To speak to a medial provider, call (323) 259-2657
  • To speak to a counselor, call (323) 359-2657

24/7 telephonic medical and counseling triage remains available for all students and community members anywhere in the United States via Helpline at (323) 341-4141. For more on the medical and mental health services available to students please visit the Emmons Wellness Center website.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are an Oxy community member who has tested positive for Covid-19, please contact HR or Emmons ASAP to notify us so that appropriate cleaning in the areas where you last were can take place, contact tracing and quarantining can be conducted. Please note that your personal information and diagnoses will remain confidential.

Postal Operations

The Postal Center is continuing to serve the community. Please contact us at (323) 259-2894 or email if you have any questions.

Web Help & Office Hours

The web team is offering virtual office hours for web editor inquiries and trainings. You can request an appointment via this form (web editor trainings are normally offered Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 2 p.m.). If you need a refresher on how to add a PDF to a page or create a calendar event, youll find step-by-step instructions (with screenshots) in our web tutorial section.

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