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.

Sky writing from In Plain Sight activism
July 3, 2020

In partnership with Oxy Arts, a nationwide collective of 80 artists and activists will launch In Plain Sight on July 3-4—an ambitious site- and time-specific effort to make visible the injustices of the world’s largest immigration detention system.

Occidental College offers respite housing to local front-line hospital staff
May 29, 2020

The sign at the Bird Road entrance to the Occidental College campus is small and easily overlooked. “Hospital Staff” is all it says, with an arrow pointing through Thompson Gate.

April 30, 2020

Despite the social distancing guidelines that prevented the annual in-person celebration, students, staff and faculty marked the occasion of the Student Leadership Awards on April 30.

Oxy Arts on York
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.

Oxy volunteers at the Audubon Center at Rio de Los Angeles Park
January 28, 2020

More than 250 students, faculty, alumni and staff participated in Occidental’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event on Jan. 25, with volunteers at twelve sites across Los Angeles.

Occidental Upward Bound students walk across campus
January 24, 2020

In 1965, as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, Occidental College signed up for a new program called Upward Bound created to see if low-income high school students “can profit from a real chance at a higher education,” as one federal official put it.

"Breaking Bread in L.A." at Oxy Arts
August 30, 2019

Oxy Arts, the community-based arts hub of Occidental College, will launch the opening season for its newly opened space on York Boulevard with Breaking Bread in L.A., a three-month exploration of how food offers the possibility of cross-cultural connections in our cosmopolitan metropolis.

Summer 2019 InternLA Participants
August 20, 2019

Over the course of 10 weeks, Oxy’s signature internship program offers students real-world experience, professional development training and a chance to explore their career interests as undergraduates.

Oxy Arts on York
May 22, 2019

Oxy Arts, Occidental College’s community-based arts hub, will formally open the doors of its newly renovated York Boulevard space on Wednesday, May 22 with a 5 p.m. community open house, the first in a series of four over the next week.

2019 Dean's Awards winners pose with dean Rob Flot
May 13, 2019

On Tuesday, April 30, five members of the graduating Class of 2019 received a Dean's Award at the Student Leadership Awards ceremony.

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