On Saturday, April 23, 2022, Occidental College inaugurated its 16th President, Harry J. Elam, Jr. We welcomed all members of the Oxy community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents, to join us on campus for this long-awaited celebratory event.
President Harry J. Elam, Jr.
President Harry J. Elam, Jr. joined Occidental College in July 2020 under the unique and challenging circumstances of a global pandemic. With his leadership, the College pushed forward and we are excited and honored to officially celebrate his Installation as Oxy’s 16th president.
Schedule of Inauguration Events
President Elam's installation ceremony will mark a new chapter for Occidental College. Join fellow Oxy community members, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents, as well as delegates from our nation’s top colleges and universities, as we gather and officially welcome President Elam.
Occidental is proud to invite students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, community leaders and delegates to march in the official Inauguration processional.
Drawing on the cultural and intellectual resources of the global city of Los Angeles, Occidental provides a springboard for putting theory into practice and ideas into action. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus for this special event.
Campus Presentations & Performances
A week full of presentations, discussions and exhibits will feature scholarly, academic and creative work by our students and faculty.