Welcome to campus, class of 2028! Below is a comprehensive list of everything you need to do before you arrive on campus at the end of August. Early Decision students: hold tight for now. Other than committing to the College, and joining the new student Discord, there is nothing else you need to do just yet. 

Important Dates & Deadlines

May/Early Summer

  • L.A. Engage registration opens
  • Join the Road to Occidental Webinar series 
  • Activate your Oxy portal account (myOxy) and Oxy email address 
  • Housing application form opens
  • Advising information form opens
  • Join the housing-focused Tiger Chat 
  • Register for your fall semester First Year Seminar (FYS)


  • Deadline to complete the 2023-24 housing application form  
  • Deadline to register for the HJC Summer Virtual Course
  • Submit final high school transcripts by email to admission@oxy.edu 
  • Deadline to complete the 2024-25 advising information form (log in using your Oxy email address and password) 
  • Meal plan form opens
  • Deadline to add authorized users to your student account for billing. To access, log in to myOxy portal, select the Student Services page and locate the "go to my eBill" link. Add your authorized users by clicking on the link on the right hand side menu.
  • The notice of your bill for the Fall 2024 semester will be emailed to you and any authorized users on your account

Late Summer

  • Submit a photo for your Oxy student ID card
  • Deadline to submit new student health forms to be eligible for campus housing 
  • Submit payment for your tuition and fees 
  • Complete/Submit the waiver of FERPA Privacy Rights form in myOxy
  • Financial Responsibility and Consent to Treatment (must be signed by student and parent/guardian)
  • Personal Health History (this can be completed online)
  • Immunization Record (completed by healthcare professional)
  • Physical Exam (only required of individuals falling into select categories)
  • Sign up for or waive Oxy student health insurance
  • Deadline to submit the religious preference form to the Office for Religious and Spiritual Life
  • Room and roommate assignments released by REHS
  • Register to attend a Summer Sendoff Reception, held around the country at the end of July and the beginning of August
  • Deadline to complete certain online placement exams 
  • Review your clearance form in myOxy. (Clearance is a mandated process for students every semester. You are not officially enrolled for the semester until you complete clearance.)
  • Men's water polo move-in
  • International student move-in (for those participating in International Student Orientation)
  • L.A. Engage move-in
  • New student move-in!
  • New student orientation begins (mandatory for all new students)
  • Students meet with their faculty adviser during orientation and register for fall classes
  • Convocation 
  • First day of classes for the Fall 2024 semester
  • Deadline to complete the EverFi online education programs
  • Complete/Submit the optional waiver of FERPA Privacy Rights form in myOxy (go to the My Gateway page and select "Online FERPA Authorizations")
  • Deadline to select your meal plan
  • Complete the Online Entrance Interview, Master Promissory Note, and Disclosures for Oxy and federal loans (if applicable)
  • Review the Code of Student Conduct
Office of Admission
Collins House

1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041