A City. An Experience. A Community. A Home.

This year, L.A. Engage is an optional online, self-guided post-orientation program. In traditional years, more than half of incoming students participate to get an up-close introduction to the vibrant City of Los Angeles. Over the course of your first few weekends in L.A., this online platform and our self-guided neighborhood maps will allow students to experience culture, film, food, nature, the urban environment and more! The L.A. Engage self-guided tours let you connect with your peers (in small groups/following all recommended L.A. County health and safety guidelines), get to know your surroundings, and discover some stunning places you will want to return to time and time again.

Per County guidelines, some community resources may require reservations or tickets, or may be operating at limited capacities. Still, an online/self-guided L.A. Engage will allow you to explore the dynamic arts, culture, history and community of some of Los Angeles’ iconic neighborhoods, from the trendy to the historic.

L.A. Engage’s self-guided tour will start the weekend of September 10. Students are encouraged to organize a small group (roommates, housemates, or close group of friends), choose a neighborhood to explore (or explore all 6 over the first few weekends), pick up a printed map from SLICE (limited copies available), and head out to explore! Students will also have access to neighborhood maps online via Presence.

SLICE and La Encina (Oxy's Yearbook) encourages students to take/submit pictures while at one of the L.A. Engage highlighted destinations. Students that submit will be considered for an opportunity drawing the week of October 18 via the SLICE Instagram account (@oxyslice). Please see the entry rules below.


Rules to Entry: Follow SLICE (@oxyslice) AND L.A. Engage (@LAengage) on Instagram (La Encina is a bonus (@laencinayearbookoxy)! Post your photo, and tag @LAengage and include the hashtag #LAEngage21. For the first 25 people who submit a photo, you can pick between a free yearbook or a $15 gift card!