Occidental Magazine

Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features, and profiles of exceptional alumni. For the 2021-22 academic year, the magazine will publish two print and digital issues (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022) and two digital-only issues (Summer 2021 and Winter 2022). The Fall 2021 issue is online now.

Rolling in the Deep

President Veitch charts a course for the future of the liberal arts and sciences that buoys Oxy's strengths and dives into both local and global initiatives

Life After 100

Concurrent with President Richard Gilman's retirement and John Slaughter's inauguration, Occidental marked its centennial year with a revitalized mission and unforeseen challenges. Oxy's key decision-makers revisit a momentous quarter-century

March Madness

Wrangling 40 mismatched musicians is no easy task, but MarchFourth Marching Band leader John Averill '89 keeps them moving in step both literally and artistically

Criminal Mindset

Utilizing patience, persistence, and imagination, Pierce Brooks '49 collared many a felon by outthinking his prey

The Oldest Rookie

Bill Redell '64 may have the toughest job on campus this fall—stepping onto the field following the dismissal of veteran football coach Dale Widolff. But his love for the game brought him back


Trustee Donn Miller was instrumental in bringing John Slaughter to Occidental; Stan Weston '55 built a number of Oxy landmarks


A new ASOC president, a woman of the year, a visit from Nancy Pelosi, and good news for Upward Bound

Many Happy Returns

As Oxy embarks on a yearlong celebration, students, alumni, faculty, and friends come together for a Founders Day to remember

From Jonathan Veitch: We've Only Just Begun

It probably wasn't enough to land us on Princeton Review's infamous annual list of party schools, but our Founders Day celebration on April 20 certainly showed that Oxy knows how to party.

Squirrels Among Us

From Fall 2001: They’re as endemic to the Oxy campus today as orange and black, but half a century ago Sciurus niger was a stranger to California