Everything you need to know—from now until the first day of class.

Welcome to Occidental. We are excited to have you as part of our community! We know that you are eager to learn more about your first semester and we are at the ready to help you prepare. Check this site and your email regularly for updates along the way, including information related to advising, registration, health forms, housing and orientation. Take a look around. Get to know the campus, your new community and your future classmates.

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New Student Guide

Much of the information you need to know on your journey to the start of the fall semester is included within our New Student Guide. From dates and deadlines to registration information, this regularly updated guide will help point you in the right direction.

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Summer Reading Program

This program allows incoming students to engage with a common reading before they start at the College in the fall, providing a common intellectual experience for all new students. Learn more about this year's book selection!

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Faculty Advice for New Students

Oxy faculty share some of their best advice for incoming students.