Student Life

Navigating Well-Being, student mental health, Occidental College
Navigating Well-Being
Balancing the demands of life and college can feel like a high-wire act—and the pandemic has made that even more difficult. How is Oxy addressing students’ mental health needs?
Lauren Chin '25
Nine Lives
From movers and shakers to risk takers (and a cheese maker), meet some of the new faces of the Class of 2025
Eight members of the Oxy’s Class of 2005
We Meet Again
In our Fall 2001 issue, Occidental magazine introduced eight first-year members of the Class of 2005 “to keep your eyes on over the next four years.” Where are they now?
Rod Lafaurie, Occidental men's soccer
The Bench Dispatch
Oxy’s coaches are more than excited to return to in-person interactions with their players—to say nothing of getting back into competition
Eight members of the Oxy’s Class of 2005
New Faces of 2005
How did they get here? The Class of 2005—the most selective in Oxy history—hit campus on the heels of a "hot" Newsweek story in August 2001
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
Occidental College Commencement, June 12, 2021
Capped, Gowned, and Reunited
For the first time in 71 years, Occidental held two Commencement ceremonies in a single year, with separate, socially distanced, in-person events on Patterson Field taking place for the...
Emmons Health Center, COVID-19 vaccine
A Shot in the Arm
As California takes major strides in the fight against the pandemic, the College makes plans to bring students, faculty, and staff back to campus this fall
Belonging at Oxy, Daniella Michelin '94
Coming Together: Snapshots From Spring
When artist Jocelyn Pedersen, who teaches a class in Book Arts, learned that students would not be returning to campus in the spring, she wanted to give members of the Oxy community a...
Arts in a Pandemic
Creating Art in a Pandemic
Oxy faculty and students embrace, explore, and experiment with technology to keep arts classes, exhibits, and performances humming
Occidental Core Writing Program
Get Me Rewrite!
Regardless of one’s major or career path, Oxy’s writing proficiency requirement has proved essential to professional success. But don’t just take our word for it

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