Emergency Updates

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.

November 7, 2022

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

November 7, 2022

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

September 7, 2022

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

August 31, 2022

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.

January 4, 2022

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

September 19, 2020

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.

September 10, 2020

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.

September 9, 2020

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

March 2, 2020

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

October 31, 2019

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.