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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.

Mellon Grant to Fund "Humanities for Just Communities" Initiative
January 26, 2022

A $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund Occidental’s “Humanities for Just Communities” (HJC) program, a three-year collaborative teaching and community-engaged initiative that will introduce incoming and first-year students to the problem-solving power of the humanities to advance health equity, migrant justice and freedom struggles.

Occidental College's Summer 2021 Upward Bound scholars
July 27, 2021

A $68,000 California Community Foundation (CCF) grant is making it possible for Occidental College’s Upward Bound program to continue to provide safe, in-person college-prep services to low-income high school students from Northeast Los Angeles despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Swan Hall with flowering trees
May 10, 2021

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.

Oxy campus with roses
May 3, 2021

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

Nurses in Japan wearing PPE Portraits
February 22, 2021

Created for first-year students in a remote learning environment, the new programs pair in-depth academics with real-world action, exemplifying the potential and vitality of the liberal arts.

Campaign Semester Minnesota
October 29, 2020

With the 2020 election right around the corner, Oxy students are busy getting out the vote as part of Campaign Semester, the only undergraduate program in the country that offers a full semester’s credit for a fully immersive experience into the American political process.

contact tracing map
September 22, 2020

A new public health practicum lets students address a pressing need by interning with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Dean's Award Winners 2020
September 9, 2020

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.

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.

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