Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features, and profiles of amazing alumni.

Thorne Hall, Oxy Campus
Spring 2020

As the novel coronavirus brings campus life to a standstill, Occidental soldiers on

Spring 2020

In a race against two calendars—academic and pandemic—how did Oxy transform in less than two weeks from a high-touch curriculum to a remote learning model?

Emily Jo Wharry '20
Spring 2020

Many special senior moments have been upended by COVID-19—and a traditional Commencement will have to wait. But the Class of 2020 has made memories that no virus can destroy

Jack Kemp Stadium, Oxy Athletics
Spring 2020

The SCIAC spring sports season ended abruptly—and these senior student-athletes will miss their Oxy families almost as much as the thrill of victory

Joshua Medina, Moore Lab
Spring 2020

Joshua Medina ’19 has developed a new technique for documenting the colors of bird plumage in 3-D

Taylor Pool 1931
Winter 2020

Late-night swims! Inner tube water polo! And ... Ben Affleck's biceps?

Shanda Ness, Oxy Athletics
Winter 2020

As her one-year anniversary approaches this month, Ness reflects on the state of Oxy athletics

Veterans housing
Winter 2020

A renewed commitment to military veterans—complete with a dedicated housing unit—provides a sense of community to servicemembers making the transition to college life

Jaden Burris
Winter 2020

Ilah Richardson ’23 and Jaden Burris ’22 were deeply immersed in the Oxy community—and their deaths three weeks apart left a hole in our hearts

Addie Alexander, Occidental Class of 2023
Fall 2019

The Class of 2023 has a little bit of everything going for it—and brightness is definitely in its DNA