Schedule

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Schedule is subject to change. Complete list of locations will be provided in final program available at check-in.

All-Day Special Events
FRI: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | SAT: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Undergraduate Research Center Poster Projects
Jeffers Room, Academic Commons (Library)
Drop by the Academic Commons for a glimpse into some of Oxy’s best student research work, straight from our annual Summer Research Conference. For nearly three decades, Occidental has supported undergraduate research in all disciplines: the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural and physical science. The Summer Research Program has helped to place Oxy at the forefront of liberal arts colleges nationally.

James Bond: Ornithologist & Spy
Clapp Gallery, Academic Commons (Library)
It is not well known that 007 author Ian Fleming stole the name for his international spy from a real-life bird specialist. This exhibit explores the story of this
literary identity theft through the lens of several of Occidental’s world renowned collections: the Cosman Shell Collection, the Ned Guymon Mystery and Detective
Fiction Collection and the Moore Laboratory of Zoology Bird Collection.

Oxy in the Movies
The Global Forum, Johnson Hall
Enjoy Oxy in the Movies, a video celebrating the campus’ starring role in many movies and television productions.


Friday, June 23

7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Breakfast available in the Marketplace, Johnson Student Center
Pay on site. Cash only.

9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Tour departs from Mullin Entrance
Experience behind-the-scenes access to JPL, the unique national research facility that carries out robotic space and earth science missions. JPL helped open the Space Age and it continues its world-leading innovation today, implementing programs in planetary exploration, earth science, space-based astronomy and technology development.

Please note that JPL has very strict vetting and entry requirements for its tours. Advanced registration is required, and walk-in reservations will not be available. This tour involves considerable walking and stair climbing. Wheelchair access can be accommodated with advance notice.

This event is sold out.
 


9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Downtown Los Angeles Modern Skyline Tour
Tour departs from Mullin Entrance
Delve into the historic architecture of Downtown Los Angeles, explore some of the city’s newest landmarks and take in spectacular views of the city. The excursion starts with a warm welcome by Los Angeles Conservancy President Linda Dishman and a Conservancy-led walking tour, followed by a trip to OUE Skyspace LA, offering a breathtaking panorama of the city from 70 stories up.

Please note that this tour covers approximately 10 blocks and includes hills, uneven pavement and steps. Additionally, there are no official rest stops during the 1.5-hour tour. Wheelchair access can be accommodated with advance notice.

This event is sold out. 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Norton Simon Museum with Professor Eric Frank
Tour departs from Mullin Entrance
From its inception in 1922 as the Pasadena Art Institute, the Norton Simon Museum has held true to its namesake’s vision. Simon believed that while a museum should be a place in which major art is constantly on view, it should also be used for teaching, for seeing and for education, both formal and informal. Join Eric Frank, professor of art and art history, on a tour of this astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and the collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years.

This event is sold out. 

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch available in the Marketplace
Johnson Student Center
Pay on site. Cash only.

Noon – 8 p.m. 
Tiger Football Classic
Scholl Canyon Golf & Tennis Club (Glendale)
Oxy’s annual football-fundraising golf tournament returns for its 28th year! The Tiger Football Classic will take place at the Scholl Canyon Golf & Tennis Club in Glendale. Profits support the Oxy football program. A dinner and silent auction will follow at the clubhouse. Call the Department of Athletics at (323) 259-2608 for more information and reservation details.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Hameetman Career Center Open House
Arthur G. Coons Administrative Center, First Floor
Opened in 2015, the Hameetman Career Center (HCC) exemplifies Occidental’s commitment to life during and after Oxy. With a strong belief that a broad-based liberal arts education remains the single most versatile preparation for an astonishing variety of careers and professional graduate programs, HCC advisers provide individual attention to students and alumni, helping connect classroom learning to life out in the world. Home to the College’s Career Services, National and International Fellowships and Pre-Health Advising offices, the HCC provides students and alumni with countless tools and resources in one central location. Stop by to take a look at the beautiful, modern space and meet our career services staff.


3 p.m. – 4 p.m. 
Mock Classes
Johnson Hall (Classrooms 104, 105 and 106)
It’s back to school time! Hit the books again with classes taught by some of Oxy’s most distinguished and beloved faculty, including economics professor Robby Moore, diplomacy and world affairs professor Movindri Reddy P’11 P’15 and kinesiology professor Stuart Rugg.

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
Dinner available in the Marketplace
Johnson Student Center 
Pay on site. Cash only.


6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
2017 Alumni Seal Awards Presentation and Reception
Collins House
Honoring Sally Ann Parsons '62, Roger Boesche, Mark Garcia '87, Judy Lam '87, Kylie Schuyler '82, Sara El-Amine '07 and Esau Berumen '97
This year’s Alumni Seal recipients will be honored at this intimate gathering. Friends of recipients, along with current and past Board of Governors and Alumni Council members and Alumni Seal Award recipients will be in attendance.

7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
Throwback Bash Under the Tiger Tent
Bell Softball Field
Kickoff your first night back on campus by connecting with your classmates and other reuniting alumni at the Throwback Bash, an event that will be filled with fabulous fare, beer and wine. No matter what year you graduated, we’re sure to have something for you in our stellar lineup of activities and entertainment!


Saturday, June 24


7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Breakfast available in the Marketplace
Johnson Student Center 
Pay on site. Cash only.

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. 
Oxy Special Collections: Inside the Moore Lab of Zoology Bird Collection (Session 1)
Moore Laboratory of Zoology
The Moore Lab collection of birds and mammals boasts 62,382 bird and 2,158 mammal specimens, placing it among the world’s largest research natural history collections. Committed to open access of data and specimens to researchers, the lab is visited often by international researchers. Join the MLZ’s staff as they give you a rare insider view of this renowned collection and its scientific importance.
Pre-registration required. Event full.

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Meet Ruth Jones, Title IX Coordinator
Salsbury-Young Room, Johnson Student Center
Ruth Jones, the College's full-time Title IX coordinator, will provide a brief overview of how the College addresses sexual misconduct and other forms of sex discrimination on campus, as well as how the College plans to address possible changes to federal guidance. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. This session will be moderated by Jim Tranquada, director of communications.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Polarized Press, Politicized Science
Choi Auditorium, Johnson Hall
Journalism and science have always been lightning rods in American politics, from freedom of speech and the role of thepress as watchdog to the space race and climate change. In today’s political landscape, however, the legitimacy and very existence of these fields is being called into question. Join our panel of scientists and journalists as they discuss navigating their professional landscapes in a “post-truth” world. Featuring Mark Garcia ’87, project manager of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) mission at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Ben Bergman ’04, senior reporter at KPCC Southern California Public Radio and frequent contributor to NPR; Sam Rubin ’82, Emmy-winning entertainment anchor for KTLA Morning News; and Annmarie Eldering, Caltech alumna and deputy project scientist for the OCO-2 at JPL.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
GOLD Pool Party
Taylor Pool
GOLD alumni can relax and reconnect at Taylor Pool with sun, fun and refreshments.
Don’t forget to bring towels! Towels are not provided by the
Athletics Center.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Phi Sig Reunion BBQ
Haines/Chilcott Lawn
The brothers of Kappa Sigma, Phi Sigma Omicron and Phi Sigma Kappa—casually referred to as Phi Sigs—will gather with their families to relive their days in Eagle Rock and to celebrate the unique evolution of the Oxy version of the brotherhood.
By invitation only.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
All-Class Clancy’s Lunch 
Gresham Dining Hall 
Johnson Student Center

Pay on site. Cash only.

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Alumni Assembly: A Tribute to Roger Boesche
Thorne Hall
Roger Boesche, Arthur G. Coons Distinguished Professor of the History of Ideas emeritus, spent 40 years teaching, motivating and encouraging the students of Occidental
College. Students have called his courses on political thought transformative, brilliant and engaging. Those he inspired— including Janette Sadik-Khan ’82 H’10, Bill Davis ’80 and of course, Barack Obama ’83—have gone on to achieve incredible things. Over the course of his tenure at Oxy, he was honored with Oxy’s most prestigious teaching awards. Roger passed away peacefully in his sleep just two days after we celebrated his retirement and innumerable contributions to Oxy at our 135th Commencement. Join President Jonathan Veitch and members of the Oxy community who knew Roger best as we share stories, reminisce and talk about Roger’s lasting impact on the College and the students to whom he devoted so much of his life.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Oxy Special Collections: Inside the Moore Lab of Zoology Bird Collection (Session 2)
Moore Laboratory of Zoology

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Making Community Organizing Sexy 
Featuring Sara El-Amine ’07, Erica J. Murray ’01 Young Alumna Award recipient
Choi Auditorium, Johnson Hall

Organizing from the ground up is no easy task, but grassroots guru Sara El-Amine ’07 has proven herself to be more than up for the challenge. With nine years of political experience under her belt, including work for Obama’s election and reelection campaigns and for Organizing for America, Sara knows what it takes to get people invested and energized.
 
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 
Leadership Giving Reception 
Collins House
In recognition of their loyal support, members of the McMenamin Society, the Ben Culley Society and Oxy’s leadership donors are invited to a special reception. The McMenamin Society recognizes all current donors who have made gifts to Occidental for at least five consecutive fiscal years. The Ben Culley Society honors individuals who have made deferred gifts to Occidental. Deferred gifts include bequests in wills and trusts, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts, which provide donors an opportunity to support Occidental beyond their lifetime.
By invitation only.


5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. 
All-Class Social & Class Photos
Reunion classes will begin their celebration around the Gilman Fountain with a cocktail and time to mingle. Individual class photos will be taken.

*The Class of 1967 will begin its celebration and take their class photo at Keck Theater.

6:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 
Reunion Dinners
Catch up with classmates and enjoy great food and special programs that highlight your class stories and achievements, all planned by the class reunion committees. Advance reservations are required.

9 p.m. – Midnight 
Casino Night Celebration & Dance
Bell Softball Field
Keep the good times rolling under the Tiger Tent! Continue to catch up with friends and enjoy music, dancing, fun photo opportunities, gaming tables, throwback arcade games and prizes. Beer, wine, soft drinks and late-night snacks will be served.


Sunday, June 25


7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 
Breakfast available in the Marketplace
Johnson Student Center 
Pay on site. Cash only.

9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.
All-Class Memorial Service 
Herrick Memorial Chapel and Interfaith Center
Reflect on and celebrate the lives of fellow alumni through an interfaith service led by the Rev. Susan Young, director of religious and spiritual life.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fifty Year Club Meeting and Class of 1967 New Member Induction
Thorne Hall
Honor the Class of 1967 at the Fifty Year Club annual induction event. Steeped in tradition and fun, this is an event you don’t want to miss. This year, we celebrate beloved Tigers as we present Ann ’57 and Stephen Hinchliffe ’55 with the Auld Lang Syne Award, and we thank Professor John Bouchard for his service to Oxy with the Io Triumphe Award.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fifty Year Club Luncheon
Thorn Hall Patio
The celebration of our new and returning Fifty Year Club members, and the five-year reunion classes, continues at this lovely champagne luncheon.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Oxy Pop-Quiz with President Veitch
Thorne Hall Patio
President Jonathan Veitch will lead this entertaining and interactive quiz session, which will test the Fifty Year Club’s knowledge of Oxy facts and legends. President Veitch will be assisted by Jim Tranquada, director of communications.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Motor Coach Tour of Campus
Tour departs from Thorne Hall patio
Take a final opportunity to relax and receive a guided tour of the campus by motor coach. Tour led by Office of Admission student tour guide.