Community Messages

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

July 23, 2020

Senior Director of Student Wellness Sara Semal notifies students of the August 17 deadline to waive student health insurance—a necessary step even if they will be studying remotely this fall.

July 21, 2020

President Elam announces that all Occidental students who enroll in the Fall 2020 semester will receive a one-time $1,500 tuition credit for that semester.

July 17, 2020

Deans Sternberg and Flot share a welcome message for first-year students and their families.

July 17, 2020

A message from the registrar announcing a number of schedule adjustments, including lowering the maximum seats in some courses, adding additional sections where needed to accommodate demand, and adding time between class meeting periods.

July 15, 2020

President Elam updates the Oxy community on the College’s revised plans for the Fall 2020 semester and a shift to remote instruction. Leer en español

July 10, 2020

Occidental strongly supports its international students and opposes the recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ruling.

July 2, 2020

A message from President Elam about the planning process for the Fall 2020 semester

June 29, 2020

A message from President Veitch and COO Himmelstein about budget projections and associated cost-saving measures affecting Occidental staff members.

June 24, 2020

A message from the Dean of Students about new housing options for the Fall 2020 semester that will help facilitate reduced residential density on campus.

June 22, 2020

An announcement from President Veitch that the College will not increase tuition for the 2020-21 academic year.