Parent Orientation Activities

Welcome to Parent Orientation 2013!
Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25
Check out the activities below, and hit the registration button when you know what you'd like to attend.

Questions: Please contact

Special Thank You To Our Sponsors who helped make these events happen:

William Stewart Young Level Sponsors

5015 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90041

Comfort Inn “Near Old Town Pasadena”
Located in Eagle Rock, CA
2300 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Tel: 323-256-1199

Ellen's Silkscreening, Embroidery, and Promotional Products
1500 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Tel: 626-441-4415

Spitz – Home of the Donor Kebab
2506 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Tel: 323-257-5600 

Clarence Spaulding Level Sponsors

Courtyard by Marriott, Old Town Pasadena
180 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

Hilton Pasadena
168 S. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena CA 91101

Myron Hunt Level Sponsors

Café De Leche
Coffe, tea, and pastries
5000 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Tel: 323-551-6828

Porto’s Bakery & Café
315 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203

Stefano’s Hair Design
1551 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
323-254-7666 ‎

Occidental 125th Anniversary Level Sponsor

1st Class Vending
6875 Suva St.
Bell Gardens, CA 90201


Saturday, August 24, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Dean's Reception
Enjoy refreshments while you meet other families, Oxy's Dean of the College, Jorge Gonzalez, as well as other members of the Occidental community.

Sunday, August 25, 2013
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
First Year Reading Book Club
Join the discussion! All first year students will be reading The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman , and will engage in a variety of panels and events related to this book during the year. Here's your chance to join the academic fun.

Sunday, August 25, 2013
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Morning Spin Class
Get in a vigorous work out, and enjoy the new workout room in the Rangeview residence hall. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Sunday, August 25, 2013
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Oxy at the Movies
Sit back and enjoy a special screening of clips from movies and TV shows that have been shot on campus, from the Marx Brothers' Horsefeathers to Beverly Hills 90210.  Because of its proximity to Hollywood, if the script called for a college, it was bound to be at Oxy!

Sunday, August 25, 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Parents Association Luncheon
Meet current parents, new parents and College administrators. Oxy staff will talk about the important role that parents can play at Oxy, and you'll learn how you can become involved in your student's college experience through Parents Association activities. The luncheon is first-come, first-serve, so make sure you arrive early!

  • Samuelson Alumni Center
  • 1600 Campus Road
  • Los Angeles, CA 90041
  • phone: (323) 259-2601
  • fax: (323) 341-4962
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