Orientation Information for Families

Orientation is a great way for new Oxy students and families to get to know the campus and one another.

When is Orientation?  Do parents and families need to attend?

Fall Orientation happens in late August. Spring Orientation is typically the Friday before school starts in January. Each Orientation has special programming for parents and families, and we encourage you to attend. Visit the Orientation website for students for more information.

How long should our family stay at orientation? What events can we attend?

A concurrent and separate orientation program is offered for family members at the start of fall orientation; family members are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this informative opportunity to learn more about Oxy and the resources available. During this time, we ask that family members kindly refrain from attending any of the student sessions. After the Family Orientation program concludes, all remaining activities are for students only, to allow your student the opportunity to adjust to their new surroundings before beginning classes. 

Does my new Oxy student have a checklist of things they need to accomplish in preparation for their arrival on campus?

Yes, the new student website will provide a list of to-do items for your student as well as the relevant deadlines. Your student will also receive communication from the College throughout the summer regarding these items. Information for incoming students will be available in late May.

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Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement
Phone: (323) 259-2601
Email: parents@oxy.edu

Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement
Phone: (323) 259-2918
Email: slice@oxy.edu