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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.

Harry Elam Jr.
February 11, 2020

Harry J. Elam, Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education at Stanford University, has been selected as the 16th president of Occidental College, the college’s board of trustees announced today.

February 4, 2020

A five-year, $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation will make it possible for Occidental College to widen its network of community partners in Northeast LA and expand its arts education programs to enhance local residents’ engagement with the issues that matter to them.

January 27, 2020

University of Chicago cultural theorist C. Riley Snorton has been named Occidental College’s 2020 Stafford Ellison Wright Black Alumni Scholar-in-Residence.

Occidental student researchers in Costa Rica.
October 23, 2019

Occidental College has been awarded the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 2019 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) for its exemplary program that provides high-quality research experiences for its students.

Justin Li, Occidental College professor of cognitive science
October 23, 2019

A three-year, $494,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a high-performance computing cluster that will dramatically increase the research and teaching opportunities for Occidental College students and faculty across the physical, life and social sciences.

An Icelandic landscape, the site of student-faculty research
September 23, 2019

The next chapter of Richter research at Occidental College allows students to engage closely with faculty as research partners and mentees during intensive international field study.

Thorne Hall on campus
September 12, 2019

This year’s results are in: Occidental College is once again one of the top-ranked liberal arts colleges in the country.

Occidental faculty were honored at the College's 2019 Convocation ceremony.
August 27, 2019

Four Occidental College professors were honored for exceptional teaching, scholarship and service August 27 as the Class of 2023 was formally welcomed to the Oxy community at the College’s 125th annual Convocation ceremony.

Student presenting at 2019 Summer Research Conference
August 1, 2019

More than 100 Occidental students spent 10 weeks on campus this summer, participating in funded, full-time research alongside faculty mentors through the annual Summer Research Program (SRP).

Occidental College's iconic Thorne Hall
May 18, 2019

Occidental College launched the public phase of the Oxy Campaign For Good, a comprehensive effort to raise $225 million to strengthen its financial aid endowment and academic and co-curricular programs, at a May 18 Campaign Leadership Summit on the Occidental campus.

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