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.

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.

Thorne Hall on Oxy's campus
April 3, 2020

President Jonathan Veitch announced this morning that Occidental’s 138th Commencement ceremony will be postponed to a date to be decided. 

Veterans housing
March 18, 2020

A renewed commitment to military veterans—complete with a dedicated housing unit—provides a sense of community to servicemembers making the transition to college life.

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.

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.

Goat Yoga on the Occidental campus
December 20, 2019

Look back on the past year through the lens of Occidental College photographer Marc Campos.

Collins House (Admission) at Oxy
November 8, 2019

A front-page story in the Nov. 7 Wall Street Journal about the integrity of Occidental’s admission process details the College’s refusal to participate in a scheme that is now at the center of the national college admissions scandal.

Oswald and O-Team on move-in day 2019
August 23, 2019

Occidental welcomed members of the Class of 2023 to campus, an important milestone for students and their loved ones.

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.

Occidental College Board Chair Stephen Rountree '71 (left) and VP for Institutional Advancement Charlie Cardillo.
July 10, 2019

Stephen Rountree ’71, a first-generation college student who became a nationally known arts administrator, is the new chair of the Occidental College Board of Trustees.

Pages