In fall 2019, Occidental formally launched its Veterans Program, an initiative that includes affordable off-campus housing for student veterans and their families as well as hiring a new program director.

Our location in Los Angeles, part of the country’s largest regional population of veterans, positions the College to serve as both a home and a community for local veterans and military families. Occidental hopes to expand its high-touch program to as many as 15 veterans and their families by 2022.

At every turn, the staff and faculty of Occidental exceeded even the most ambitious of my expectations. Every day, the rigorous classroom environment and enthusiastic student body prove anew that Occidental was the perfect choice for me. Words alone cannot express the depth of my gratitude.”

   –Aaron Hammond ’16, sergeant, U.S. Army