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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.

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.

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.

Commencement scene
April 7, 2019

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be the featured speaker at Occidental College’s 137th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 19.

A green playground increases physical activity among students.
March 27, 2019

Replacing playground asphalt with grass, trees and other natural features increases physical activity and creative play among students while reducing physical and verbal conflict, a new Occidental College study has found.

Music production class at Occidental College's highly ranked music program.
March 25, 2019

Taking advantage of its location in Los Angeles, Occidental College’s Music Department has developed one of the country’s top music industry programs, according to Billboard magazine.

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January 29, 2019

(Re)Designing LA, a public-events series led by Occidental College Professor of Practice Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles’ first-ever chief design officer, will call on a broad cast of experts and activists to explore how the city can promote innovative design while addressing climate change and guarding against displacement and the erasure of neighborhood culture and histo

December 13, 2018

Continuing a two decade-old collaboration, Occidental College will again be the leading partner of the Los Angeles Unified School District in its Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP 4 LA) to increase the number of low-income students completing postsecondary education. 

November 30, 2018

Over the past half-century, Robert Winter and the late David Gebhard’s An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles has been called "groundbreaking," "iconic" and "immortal." Reyner Banham began his seminal 1971 book Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies by recording "his profound and fundamental debt" to Winter and Gebhard.

October 3, 2018

Occidental College students worked with Los Angeles city officials over the summer in a continuing effort to accelerate and measure the city’s pursuit of sustainable, inclusive, and equitable growth as part of a unique global initiative backed by 193 countries.

September 6, 2018

South of Fletcher: Stories from the Bowtie, a photo exhibition about a complicated site on the Los Angeles River, will be on display at Occidental College’s Weingart Gallery September 13 – November 4. The show is part of a larger multi-platform storytelling project by Fonografia Collective, produced by Clockshop.

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