We are excited to welcome you to the Occidental community!
As you settle in, we’ve put together a list of tips and resources to help you get situated more quickly—everything from setting up your email signature and ordering business cards to planning events and getting your paycheck.
Information Technology Services
If you need assistance with your website, run into problems while trying to use any of our web-based applications such as myOxy, Moodle, or any of the applications available within your Gateway Channel in myOxy, please contact the Technology Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MyOxy is a custom-built, intranet-like application that supports faculty, and staff. Only those with an Oxy email address may log in, and you will find employee services like campus directories, time sheets, leave reports and leave balance info, pay information and tax forms. You can also find benefits information, employee services, and other technology applications.
Oxy Website and the Web Team
The Oxy Web Team supports the www.oxy.edu website. If you need to request web editing access and training, get website content consultation or review web tutorials, please visit the Web Help website for more details.
Oxy Event Calendar
Find out what public events are happening on campus and beyond with our Event Calendar.
To add your event to the college calendar, visit the Web Help tutorials page.
Campus Event Planning/Master Calendar
Planning an event and need to reserve space? Check out Oxy’s online space management system, 25Live. For event services, catering, publicity and other helpful information, see our Event Planning Resources. CEAC is the primary resource on campus for event planning policies, support and guidance.
Offices & Services
A full list of administrative offices at Occidental College is below. For individual contact information view the campus directory or the faculty index.
Order Business Cards or Letterhead
Order Occidental business cards, letterhead and envelopes using our stationery request forms. We process orders on the third Friday of every month.
The Office of Marketing & Communications has created a number of templates for Oxy employees to download and use. They will help you create professional-looking material that is consistent with Oxy’s visual identity. Templates include the Oxy email signature, branded Google slides, event flyers and more.
Oxy ID Card Services
Whether a student or an employee, your Oxy ID card allows you to purchase food on campus. Read more about getting a card, loading it with money, and getting it replaced.
Timesheets and Leave Reports
For instructions on how to set up direct deposit, fill out your timesheet and x, visit our Payroll Office. You will record your leave time through MyOxy.
Campus copy shop/DOCS
In addition to supporting the Ricoh copier fleet on campus, DOCS (Document Output / Creative Services) provides on-campus document creation and output services.
Work Order/Cleaning Request Forms
You can use our online forms to make requests of the Facilities staff.
Oxy Acronyms (to name a few)
- ASC - Administrator Staff Council
- ASOC - Associated Students of Occidental College
- DEB - Diversity and Equity Board (students)
- FC - Faculty Council
- ICC - Intercultural Community Center
- OMC - Office of Marketing & Communications
- SLICE - Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement
- REHS - Residential Education & Housing Services
Office of Marketing & Communications
In addition to its storytelling efforts, the OMC can help connect you with services and assets that support the College brand and mission. We can help with logos and the Oxy Style Guide, office templates including email signature and branded Google slides, and we send out regular newsletters to campus (students and employees) in addition to managing the Oxy social media accounts.
Campus parking permits are available free of charge and are valid for one year. Parking permits may be obtained at the Campus Safety Office, located in the Facilities Management building. Permits may be transferred to another vehicle or an additional permit may be obtained at no cost. Receipt of a parking permit does not guarantee the availability of a specific parking space on campus. Request a Parking Permit
Where Can I Eat on Campus?
The Marketplace and Tiger Cooler meals are available to employees. Note that you will need to use cash or Bengal Bucks to purchase food from dining services. The Green Bean, Oxy’s student run coffee shop, accepts cash and Bengal Bucks (NOTE: the Green Bean is closed Fall 2021). The Oxy Bookstore also carries snacks and beverages, and accepts cash, Bengal Bucks and debit cards. There is an ATM in the Oxy Post Office available to all employees.
To add Bengal Bucks to your Oxy ID card, contact Card Services.
Take a Campus Tour
We highly recommend you take a tour of our beautiful campus and get your bearings on where different buildings and offices are located. Please contact Courtney Stricklin Burgan to request a campus tour.
Accessing the Athletic Facilities
Get more information on how to access facilities for tennis, swimming, basketball, working out and more.
Accessing the College Library
Academic Commons, which houses the Library, will help you explore resources and connect with research specialists.