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New Students

Everything you need to know, from the moment you’re admitted to the first day of class.

Welcome New Transfer Students

Orientation

Learn about the August orientation program for new students.

New Students

Review the FAQ

We've got answers to the most common questions from new students and families.

Facebook

Join the Facebook Group

First-year students, connect with fellow members of the Class of 2022.

The New Student Guide was mailed to new students in early June; it is also posted online for easy reference.

More resources for first-year and new transfer students, including those related to residence hall assignments, advising, registration, health forms and fall orientation, can be found within this site. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon! In the meantime, get to know the campus and your future classmates. Read the student blog. And be sure to share that you are #OxyBound. We can't wait to hear from you!

Get Connected

Add us on Snapchat

Add @OxyOswald to get a look at campus life before arriving!

Join the class of '21 Facebook Group

Join the Facebook Group

First-year students, connect with other members of the Class of 2022.

Watch: My Oxy Story

Hear from current students and recent graduates about their experiences at Occidental. From campus involvement to academic research to finding community, students share their stories about what makes Oxy unique.

My Oxy Story: Joscelyn Guzman '18

My Oxy Story: Ashkan Mortazavi '17

My Oxy Story Video: Ashkan Mortazavi '17

My Oxy Story Video: Jay Miller '17

My Oxy Story Video: Madeline Dimarco '17

My Oxy Story Video: Sid Saravat '15

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