Class of 2023 Highlights

We are thrilled to celebrate the Class of 2023 at the 141st Occidental College Commencement ceremony on May 21. Read on to learn about student honors and distinctions as well as hear them reflecting back on their four years at Oxy.

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Cultural Grad Events

Find the schedule for this year’s student events taking place May 18-20, 2023.

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Senior Class Day Awards

Learn about the winners of this year’s Senior Class Day Awards, chosen by our seniors.

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Phi Beta Kappa Initiates

Exceptional Oxy graduates have been elected to membership in the Delta of California Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honors organization. Read their inspiring dedications here.

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Tiger Club Athletics Awards

Since 1987, the Tiger Club has presented annual awards to Occidental’s most outstanding scholar-athletes. Criteria for nominations include a minimum GPA of 3.0 and high achievement in intercollegiate athletics at the varsity level.

Dean’s Awards

Each year, the Dean of Students recognizes seniors who embody Oxy’s four pillars of Equity, Excellence, Community and Service.


Senior Reflections

As they receive their diplomas, we asked members of the Class of 2023 to share memories of their four years at Occidental, including the impact of a global pandemic.


Senior Athletes Reflect

Graduating senior athletes reflect on their experiences in sports and beyond.

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