All new students entering Oxy in the Spring semester participate in orientation sessions held on Friday, January 16; Tuesday, January 20; and Thursday, January 22. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!
Spring New Student Orientation Schedule*
Friday, January 16, 2015
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ID Photos
The Card Office will be open all day for you to take your picture for and pick up your Oxy ID card as well as assist you with gaining access to your residenca hall room.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mailroom Boxes
The mailroom will be open and can confirm your box number.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Orientation & Residence Hall Check-In
Check in, receive your Orientation bag, and meet the Orientation Team. You will also check in to your assigned residence hall and can then drop off your belongings. You will be able to arrange and settle into your room at the end of the day. NOTE: Please pick up your Oxy ID card before checking-in.
10:30 - 11 a.m. Welcome to Occidental College!
We are excited to have you as a member of the Oxy community! Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Dr. Barbara Avery, and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Jorge Gonzalez, will be on hand to welcome you to campus. You will also meet other administrators who have played a role in your admission to the College and will be key resources during your transition to Oxy.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Academic Advising, Class Registration, & Lunch
During lunch, you will meet your academic advisor and begin selecting your classes for spring semester, followed by class registration. Laptops will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
2 - 3:30 p.m. Campus Tour
There are many departments on campus that will help you transition smoothly. Learn who they are, whee they are located, and the services they provide on this comprehensive, insiders campus tour. Visit offices such as Emmons Student Wellness Center, Office of Student Life, Dean of Students Office, Intercultural Community Center, Academic Commons, Campus Safety, Project SAFE, and more!
3:30 - 4 p.m. Matriculation
During this Oxy tradition, you will meet President Veitch and sign the official Oxy register.
4 - 6 p.m. Residence Hall Move-in
Students are invited to use this downtime and the remainder of the weekend before classes begin on Tuesday, January 20th, to move-in and get settled in their rooms.
6 - 8 p.m. Dinner with O-Team
Hang out with your O-Team leader and other new students at this fun, off-campus social!
Tuesday, January 20 & Thursday, January 22, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Educational Session
During these sessions you will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss issues related to student life with your peers and campus experts. Lunch will be provided.
*Schedule is subject to change; please consult the final schedule provided in your Orientation Bag at check-in
Families are welcome to attend orientation on Friday, January 16 but will follow a separate schedule from the students. For more information on the family schedule, contact Parent Relations at (323) 259-2559.
- Phone: 323-259-2918
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Location: 102 Johnson Student Center
- Getting Started: Oxy New Student