Summer/Fall 2020 Archive

Find a chronological listing of the community messages that were sent to Oxy students, faculty and staff during Summer and Fall 2020. Key messages include Spanish translations.

December 17, 2020

Announcing two new positive COVID-19 cases among our staff members and two among our off campus student workers so far this week. Review our testing data

December 15, 2020

As students who have been specially approved to live on campus prepare to return in the spring, there are a number of things we are asking them to do in advance of their arrival.

December 11, 2020

Announcing three new positive COVID-19 cases among our staff members this week. Review our testing data

December 7, 2020

In a follow up to President Elam’s November 30 spring update, international students requiring a hybrid option can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.

December 2, 2020

Consistent with the approach adopted this fall, all Occidental students who enroll full time in the Spring 2021 semester will receive a one-time $1,500 tuition credit for that semester.

December 1, 2020

Following Thanksgiving break, our testing identified three positive cases of COVID-19. This represents a significant and detrimental increase in our positivity rates that calls for a recommitment of our community to keep each other safe. Review our testing data

November 30, 2020

In January, the spring semester will begin remotely. Learn more about what this means from a staffing perspective—both for employees who have been on furlough for extended periods this semester and those that have not. Leer en español

November 30, 2020

President Elam updates the Oxy community on the College’s plans for the Spring 2021 semester and the continuation of remote instruction. Leer en español

November 25, 2020

Some important decisions regarding spring housing have been made as the campus awaits a comprehensive spring update from President Elam in early December.

November 20, 2020

In keeping with our protocols, we are sharing the news that one of our staff members recently tested positive for COVID-19.