Welcome to Occidental College’s Emergency Information website.

This website is the central location for official information and updates regarding emergencies and related safety matters affecting the Occidental community. Bookmark this page for easy reference—it will be updated during an active emergency situation or other safety matter to keep students, faculty, staff and family members informed.

You can also contact Campus Safety at (323) 259-2599.

Campus phone system problems resolved

3 p.m. Campus phone service has been restored.

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Problems with campus phone service

11:30 a.m. We are currently experiencing problems with Occidental's campus phone system.

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Getting some sleep during the heatwave

An update on our efforts to help alleviate the overnight discomfort created by this latest heat wave.

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Heat Plan for Students

With an excessive heat warning in effect in Los Angeles through Labor Day weekend, we want to make sure all students—particularly those living in residence halls without air conditioning—are aware of the resources available to them to help keep cool.

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Campus Power Outage

10:03 p.m. Power has now been fully restored to all buildings on campus.

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Sept. 18 earthquake has no impact on Oxy

9 a.m. Friday’s late-night 4.5-magnitude earthquake, centered near South San Gabriel approximately 12 miles east of campus, caused no damage and no interruption of services at Occidental.

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How smoke from a local wildfire is affecting campus

4 p.m. While the California brushfires currently in the news pose no threat to the Occidental College campus and surrounding neighborhoods, smoke from a local fire has affected campus air quality.

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Oxy not threatened by wildfires

2:40 p.m. An update on the California fires and their minimal impact on the Occidental campus and Eagle Rock neighborhood.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Find up-to-date and relevant information related to the spread of Coronavirus, including ongoing updates.

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California Brushfires

5:20 p.m. The Occidental College campus remains unaffected by the California brushfires currently in the news, including the Getty Fire in Los Angeles, the Easy Fire in Simi Valley, and the Hillside Fire in San Bernardino.

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Contact Campus Safety 24/7
Facilities Management Building

Fire, Paramedics, & Police: 911
(or 9-911 from a campus phone)
Northeast Community Police Station

Contact us through the LiveSafe app