First-Year Experience

First-Year students live in one of five residence halls that make up the First-Year Experience (FYE) Area. The FYE area is staffed to welcome First-Year students to Oxy and help guide the transition to college life, including intentional programming and outreach.

All residence halls include:

  • smoke-free environment
  • a computer lab
  • DIRECTV in the lounge
  • laundry facilities
  • meeting/gathering space

 

Braun

Braun was built in 1962, the hall is co-ed with single-gender floors.

Features
Very large lounge space
Near Sycamore Glen
Location adjacent to Anderson Field
Air-conditioning

 

Chilcott

Chilcott Hall was built in 1959. Consisting of two gender-neutral floors, this building is made up of double and triple rooms.

Features
Large lounge area
Location adjacent to Weingart Hall for the Liberal Arts and close to Campus Dining facilities
Bathrooms are gender inclusive
 

Bell Young

Built in 1956, this co-ed hall has three floors. The first and second floor are single-gendered and the third floor is gender inclusive

Features
Air-conditioning
2 Large lounges and 1 TV room
Electronic card-key access
Close to Pauley, Berkus, and Wylie Halls
 

Stewart-Cleland ("Stewie")

Built in 1953, Stewart-Cleland Hall has two floors, the second floor is gender inclusive. 

Features
Near Sycamore Glen
Location adjacent to Anderson Field

 

 

Pauley - Multicultural Hall- 

Multicultural Hall is a space in which students may openly discuss their differences and pluralistic identities with neighbors of different identities and backgrounds so that we may learn about our differences and celebrate them. By no means is Multicultural Hall intended to be an exclusive community, but rather an institution open to all who wish to engage in dialogue, serving as a living and evolving embodiment of the four cornerstones of the Occidental College mission statement: excellence, equity, community, and service.

Features
Large lounge area
Near Sycamore Glen
Location adjacent to Anderson Field