Parent Orientation Activities

Welcome to Parent Orientation 2014!
Friday, August 22 - Saturday, August 23
Check out the activities below, and hit the registration button when you know what you'd like to attend.

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Friday, August 22, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Deans' Reception
Enjoy refreshments while you meet other families, Oxy's Dean of the College, Jorge Gonzalez, and Dean of Students, Barbara Avery, as well as other members of the Occidental community.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
First Year Reading Book Club
Join the discussion! All first year students will be reading The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream by Gary Younge, 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.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
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!

Saturday, August 23, 2014
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!

Saturday, August 23, 2014
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!

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  • 1600 Campus Road
  • Los Angeles, CA 90041
  • phone: (323) 259-2601
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