Get the latest updates on plans for the 2021 Commencement ceremony. You might also check our General Information page.

Important information regarding Commencement 2021

A summary of updates from Dean Sternberg related to the Commencement ceremony taking place on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

Cultural Graduation Schedule

Below you will find the schedule for our 2021 Cultural Graduation Celebrations, all virtual this year. RSVP form

Important Commencement Update

Recent developments have made it possible for the College to expand the scope of this year’s Commencement, with each graduating student permitted to bring two guests.

Financial Support for Travel Available

Get more information on making a travel funding request for graduating seniors.

March 19 Update

After extensive consultation with staff, faculty and students, as well as Oxy’s COVID Operations Group, President Elam offers an update on 2021 Commencement.

March 1 Update

We are currently exploring multiple possibilities for celebrating Occidental’s 139th Commencement and the Class of 2021 while continuing to follow guidance from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

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