Oxy History

Class of 1969 reunion
Summary of '69
The Class of ’69 brings a new vibe to the ranks of the Fifty Year Club—just as it did to the College experience after first setting foot on campus
Curtain Call 1954 baseball
Curtain Call
From Winter 2010: Fifty-six years after sending coach Bill Anderson out on top with a fourth straight SCIAC crown in baseball, the 1954 Tigers recount their remarkable journey
Jonathan Veitch
Reflections on a Presidency
With Jonathan Veitch announcing his plans to step down next year, trustees, alumni, and colleagues discuss his impact on the College over the last decade.
A Century of SCIAC
For 100 years, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has fostered the intellectual development of student-athletes. And from the Shoes to the Olympics, Tigers have...
Clancy Morrison, Gregory Peck
Trivial Pursuits
So you think you know Oxy? Take our little quiz—we're not keeping score—and you might be surprised about some things you never learned
'68 Is the New 50
As their golden anniversary fast approaches, members of the Class of 1968 refllect on four years that changed the world and shaped their Oxy experience
Life During Wartime
When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, Occidental was a small college struggling to survive in its new home. With a new president and a renewed sense of urgency, how did...
Obama inauguration Occidental College
School of Barack
Prior to 2008, Occidental was best known in many circles as an academic "hidden gem" (and as a popular film location). But the nation's 44th president put Oxy on the map—just as the College...
Academically Uncommon
Working with community partners and documenting the history of Northeast Los Angeles, Oxy's Special Collections fosters direct links to the classroom and the academic life of the College (...