News

Keep up to date on Oxy’s latest news and events. For more information, contact the College’s Office of Marketing and Communications at (323) 259-2677.

a group of 7 Obama Scholars students standing together outside
June 29, 2022

Occidental College has announced its 2022-23 cohort of Barack Obama Scholars, the prestigious leadership training program that has been re-imagined to make it available to more students based on their undergraduate performance and interests.

State Sen. Maria Elena Durazo speaks at Occidental College's 2022 Commencement
May 15, 2022

Praising the value of youthful idealism, State Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) urged the members of the Class of 2022 not to lose touch with their younger selves after graduation at Occidental College’s 140th Commencement ceremony on May 15.

campus
May 13, 2022

Each year, the Dean of Students recognizes seniors who, through their involvement on and off campus, embody Oxy’s four pillars of Equity, Excellence, Community and Service.

Director of prehealth Kat Wang and students
May 5, 2022

A dinner reception was held to honor the achievements of the ‘pandemic cohort’ of pre-health students—which include a 72% admission rate to graduate programs—and inspire future applicants.

Front stairs to AGC building on campus
May 5, 2022

Occidental students, faculty and staff celebrate the annual tradition of Student Leadership Awards.

Warner Music Group executives speak to Occidental College students
April 8, 2022

Three top executives from Warner Music Group (WMG)—two Oxy alumni and a parent of a current student—provided insight into the rapidly evolving music and entertainment industry and offered some practical advice on how to break into the business in a March 28 panel presentation at Occidental.

Odelia Putterman '23 and Jack Thomas-Colwell '23 Named Goldwater Scholars
April 8, 2022

Continuing a 34-year Occidental College tradition, Odelia Putterman ’23 and Jack Thomas-Colwell ’23 have been named 2022 Goldwater Scholars. Putterman and Thomas-Colwell are the 44th and 45th Oxy students to win the country’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the sciences since the award was established in 1989.

Caleb Reyes '22 on "Wheel of Fortune"
March 25, 2022

Less than 24 hours after his $24,698 win on “Wheel of Fortune” was broadcast nationwide Wednesday night, the jokes hurled at Caleb Reyes ’22 started from his Tiger baseball teammates.

"Ethics" on a glass background
March 25, 2022

Five Oxy students made history as the first team from the College to compete in the National Ethics Bowl Competition last month, showcasing Oxy students’ ability to engage in civil discourse surrounding tough, divisive issues.

Shanghai skyline at night
March 21, 2022

Students often come to Oxy thinking about internships or graduate school opportunities. Fellowships, on the other hand, are a little less familiar to most. Read on to learn about what they are and what fellowships can do for you (yes, you!).

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