The first information meeting about Campaign Semester 2022 will take place on Tuesday, November 9, 3 - 4 pm in Mosher 1! Find out how to participate in this demanding and rewarding program. Make a difference and earn Oxy credits! All majors welcome!
Find out more about Campaign Semester 2022! Students work on a campaign in a swing state from mid-August through election day. Then return to campus for the academic component of the program.
Thoroughly review the Campaign Semester information. Register your interest through the QR code, below.
Politics 270 - Seminar on Political Campaigns - 4 units
Politics 271 - Campaign Fieldwork Internship - 8 units
Politics 272 - Independent Study: Political Campaign Analysis - 4 units
Students earn 16 Occidental credits for successful participation in the program. For Politics majors, these credits are American Politics subfield courses and Pols 272 fulfills the second-stage writing requirement. Non-politics majors should meet with their academic advisors to be sure they can maintain progress towards the intended degree. Student preparation for the experience is guided by the faculty through orientation meetings and summer projects.
Housing and Meals
Students find their own housing on the campaign. Students return to Los Angeles for the last five weeks of the program for the academic component. Housing and meals are prorated.
Completion of the Intent to Participate by the deadline (usually early March 2022)
Neither on academic or disciplinary probation nor under investigation for code of conduct violations which may result in probation between application and departure.
All holds cleared with campus departments and offices before leaving campus
Commitment to actively participating in ALL pre-departure workshops and orientations prior to departure. This includes, but is not limited to, workshops by faculty, preparatory coursework and readings, and health and safety orientations.