Community Messages

Find a chronological listing of the messages that have been sent to Oxy students, faculty and staff regarding planning for 2020 and 2021.

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.

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. 

November 19, 2020

An update on housing information and related policies for Spring 2021.

November 19, 2020

A message to Oxy students at the end of the fall semester summarizing modified grading policies as well as the support and resources that are available to them.

November 13, 2020

For students currently living on campus, some important housing information for the end of this semester as well as details about spring housing.

October 20, 2020

Registration for Spring 2021 is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 27. All students returning next semester are expected to register for their spring classes during that week.