Campus Operations

Essential functions of the campus are continuing while online instruction is underway. See below for specific information and operational hours for key offices and facilities.

Academic Commons
Athletic Facilities
Bookstore Hours
Campus Dining
Emmons Wellness Center
Postal Operations
Web Office Hours & Web Help

The Occidental campus as a whole continues to be closed to the public at this time.

Academic Commons

Beginning Monday June 15, the Library and CDLA will resume circulating analog materials and offer additional services for faculty, students, and staff over the summer. As always, librarians, archivists, and technologists are available to meet remotely with faculty, students, and staff for Research Consultations. More details

Athletic Facilities

The Occidental Fitness Center and all other athletic facilities are currently closed. While we recognize that gyms and fitness studios in Los Angeles County were permitted to re-open in June, all Occidental athletic facilities will remain closed until further notice in light of continuing health and safety concerns. This closure includes indoor facilities, such as the Fitness Center, in addition to all outdoor venues.

Bookstore Hours

The Oxy bookstore is open M-F, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also shop online at; staff is fulfilling web orders for shipping or at-door pick up.

Campus Dining Services

Dining Services will be providing food service in the Marketplace. Check the Dining Services website for the latest hours and plan information.

Tiger Cooler, Green Bean and Berkus Coffee Cart are closed for the summer.

Emmons Wellness Center

Emmons medical providers and counselors are available via telehealth consultation to all students Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. Students wishing to schedule an appointment should reach out as follows:

  • 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.

As of 4/2/20, Emmons is temporarily extending its telehealth services to all Occidental faculty and staff, free of charge, during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn about the in-person and online services available.

If you are an Oxy community member who has tested positive for Covid-19, please contact HR or Sara Semal 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, and community notices can be made (if warranted). Please note that your personal information and diagnoses will remain confidential.

Postal Operations Hours

The Postal Center will continue to serve the community over the summer. Please contact us if you have any questions. Window Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm (closed Saturday and Sunday)
Outgoing Mail
We provide a multitude of mailing and shipping options via U.S. Postal Service (USPS), FedEx, and UPS. Please drop off your items before 3:30pm to give us time to process your parcels for pick-up at 4:00pm.
Incoming Mail
If you are not part of our regular mail run to AGC, Admissions, Advancement Services, Biology, Campus Safety, Chemistry, Emmons, Facilities, and Geology, please visit the Postal Center during our window hours to pick up your mail. If you need us to deliver your mail during our regular mail run (10-10:45am), please drop us an email at

Web Office Hours & Web Help

The web team is offering virtual office hours for web editors and web trainings! You can request an appointment via this form. 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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