Guest Information

We hope the following information helps you prepare for your visit to campus.

Health and Safety Measures

To ensure the health and safety of all event attendees, we require all visitors to campus be fully vaccinated and boosted if eligible. As of April 7, 2022 and in line with state and county health requirements, Occidental College requires masking indoors, except when eating or drinking. Outdoors, we strongly recommend masks in crowded spaces when appropriate distancing is not possible. Please visit https://www.oxy.edu/back-oxy for the latest COVID protocol information.

Plan Your Visit

General Parking

Limited campus parking will be available for guests attending the Inauguration events on Saturday, April 23. General parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Directional signage will guide guests to designated parking areas on campus on Inauguration day. We strongly recommend using a rideshare service, as parking on campus will be extremely limited. The designated rideshare drop-off point will be located in the Booth Parking Lot off of Bird Road at the College entrance located on Campus Road and Ridgeview Avenue. 

The terrain of the campus requires considerable walking to and from the Remsen Bird Hillside Theater and many of the parking areas. Comfortable shoes are strongly recommended. 

Shuttles will run on designated routes on campus between 12 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. Note: after 1:30 p.m., shuttles will no longer run to the main entrance of Hillside Theater for the Installation Ceremony, and will instead take guests needing ADA access to view the Installation Ceremony to the top level of Hillside Theater. 

For delegates marching in the Inauguration Procession, please see Processional Information.

Admission to Inauguration Events

Please allow ample time to make your way to the Remsen Bird Hillside Theater and check-in before entering the theater for the Installation Ceremony before the procession begins at 2:00 p.m. Doors to the theater open at 1:00 p.m.

Clothing Suggestions

Because the Remsen Bird Hillside Theater, Academic Quad, and other Inauguration event locations are outdoor venues, please use discretion and check weather reports. April in Southern California can be unseasonably warm and sunny, or overcast and damp. You may appreciate having water, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, or a jacket. In addition, Occidental’s campus is situated on a hill. Some pathways are on an incline, and the terrain of the campus can be uneven. Comfortable shoes are strongly recommended.

Attire for general guests attending the daytime events is casual and comfortable for the weather.

Installation Ceremony Seating

Please note that the seats in Remsen Bird HIllside Theater are concrete and have no back support. Therefore, you may want to bring a blanket. Seating in Hillside Theater can also be sunny, although some shade sails will be in place for some portions of the theater. You may appreciate having a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses or a jacket.

Accessibility Services

ADA Parking

There will be designated ADA parking available on a first-come, first-served basis, but you must display your official DMV handicapped placard if you park in an ADA parking space on campus. When you arrive for Inauguration events on Saturday, April 23, follow directional signage to the designated ADA parking area. Shuttles will be available from the ADA parking area to take you to the accessible entrance of any of the Inauguration events on Saturday, April 23 between 12 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Shuttles will run on designated routes on campus between 12 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. Note: after 1:30 p.m., shuttles will no longer run to the main entrance of Hillside Theater for the Installation Ceremony, and will instead take guests needing ADA access to view the Installation Ceremony to the top level of Hillside Theater.

Accessible Seating

For the Installation Ceremony, wheelchair seating is available with one companion seat. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions regarding accessible seating for the Installation Ceremony, please contact the Inauguration office at (323) 259-2600 or inauguration@oxy.edu.

For the Installation Ceremony, after 1:30 p.m., shuttles will no longer run to the main entrance of Hillside Theater, and will instead take guests needing ADA access to view the Installation Ceremony to the top level of Hillside Theater.

For the Community Celebration, there will be seating on the Academic Quad. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Occidental College is unable to furnish wheelchairs. If you have questions about accessibility for Inauguration day, please contact the Inauguration office at (323) 259-2600 or inauguration@oxy.edu.

For The Visually Impaired

The Installation Ceremony will be broadcast live with full sound on our Livestream link on April 23 at 2 p.m. PST.

Travel and Transportation

Airports

There are two main airports that serve Occidental. The closest is the Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), which is less than a half-hour from campus. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is about an hour’s drive from campus, depending on traffic. Transportation is available from each airport to hotels and other accommodations in the Pasadena area.

Accommodations

Local hotel accommodations may be found in Eagle Rock, Glendale, Pasadena, and South Pasadena. Many hotels offer special discounts for Occidental College visitors. Please inquire about discounts when making your reservation. For a listing of some hotels in the area, click here.

Maps & Directions

Occidental College is located in northeast Los Angeles in the community of Eagle Rock, between Pasadena on the east and Glendale on the west. Our street address is 1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90041.

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