Oxy History

Oxy soccer players posing on field
Fever Pitch
Oxy soccer roars back into action—and the Tigers are in the hunt for goals and glory
Professor Emeritus Andrew Rolle '43
An Author First, A Professor Second
As prolific in the library as he was in the classroom, Andrew Rolle '43, who died in March, chronicled California, the American West, and Occidental with an honest and unflinching gaze
Occidental College 1990s
Deconstructing the '90s
As its second century dawned, Occidental welcomed a bold new president, adopted a mission Of Excellence and Equity, and brought a diversity of voices to the classroom. How did the changes...
Gilman Fountain in 1979
Baker’s Beauty
The Lucille Y. Gilman Memorial Fountain—formally known as Water Forms II —occupies a prominent place on campus and in the hearts of generations of alumni. George Baker ’58’s former students...
President Silas Evans in 1918
Virus of the Century
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918–19 claimed the lives of more than 675,000 Americans and shut down the College for seven weeks—but it could have been even worse for Oxy
Occidental Athletics Hall of Fame, Shanda Ness, Ron Whitney, Bob Risley, Murray Via, Jackie Provost
Clutch Performers
Oxy’s seventh class of inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame taps into a deep pool of Tiger greats
Child Development Center
Ready for the World
Oxy’s Child Development Center celebrates a quarter-century of educating the College’s brightest young minds through play-based exploration, interaction, and lots of questions
Where Were You in '62?
Where Were You in ’62?
A series of headshots from 1962 offers a snapshot of Oxy on its 75th anniversary—and leaves us looking for your help to identify a few unfamiliar faces

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