The Rules

You might not live at Oxy, but you're still one of our students.

You must be approved to live off campus and abide by the following policies. Below are details for getting approved, staying in touch in case of emergency, and a few other key policies for students living off campus.

Emergency Contact Information

To facilitate good communication and in an effort to better support our students during emergency situations, all students that live off-campus will be required to provide an accurate address for their place of residence and contact information for themselves at the residence and for their landlord (if any). Students will be asked to provide confirmation of residency to the Office of Residential Education and Housing Services prior to the start of classes.  A hold will be placed on all student accounts until this information is received.

Students can mail, fax, or drop off at the main ResEd Office any of the following to the extent it serves to confirm the student’s current off-campus place of residence for the school term (private financial information and other private confidential information may be redacted):

  • A copy of your lease agreement showing your address, your name, and the name of your landlord, or
  • A California utility bill (DWP, gas, telephone, cable), or
  • A California driver license, or
  • A California bank account statement, or
  • A California voter registration card

Community Relations Policy

Occidental College has long been an active part of the Eagle Rock and adjacent Highland Park communities. Students who will be living off-campus should respect the relationship that the College has with the surrounding community by conducting themselves in a mature, responsible, and law-abiding manner. The Community Relations Policy was created to help students guide their behavior during the time they are living off-campus. Students living off-campus will be required to sign a statement that they have read and understood this policy. Students should also make themselves aware of the Code of Student Conduct.