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Occidental College

Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

1600 Campus Road

Office of Admission

Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314

United States

Phone: 323-259-2700

Fax: 323-341-4875

Website

Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Vince Cuseo
Title:Vice Pres., Admission and Financial Aid
Admissions Office Address:Admission Office
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314
Admissions Office Phone:800-825-5262
Admissions Office Fax:323-341-4875
Admissions Office Email:admission@oxy.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Green Bean Coffee Lounge
Student Quad
Samuelson Pavilion
Clapp Library
Alumni Gymnasium Fitness Center
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Old Pasadena
Venice Beach
Taco Trucks
York Boulevard
Little Tokyo

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:No
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Varies
     Times:M-F 10:15a & 1:30p, Sat 10:45a & 12:15p
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:admission@oxy.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:June 1
Appointment Required:Required
Advance Notice:Yes
Length of Advance Notice:1 week
Average Length of Interview:45 min.
Information Sessions:Available
Times:Immediately following campus tour
Email Address to Sign-Up:admission@oxy.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Athletic Department
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admission@oxy.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:http://www.oxyathletics.com/Recruiting/R

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Any Limitations:Mon-Thurs, but not during exam periods

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
Burbank Airport is 10 miles from campus. Super Shuttle and taxi service is available from the airport to campus. Los Angeles International Airport is farther from campus, but close enough that buses run from the airport to hotels in the Pasadena area not too far from campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound/Trailways buses serve Los Angeles. Rapid Transit District bus service (public transportation) to campus is available from downtown L.A.: take either line 83 (on York Blvd.) or line 84 (on Eagle Rock Blvd.). Call 213-626-4455 for bus information and schedules.
 
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From downtown L.A., take I-110 N. (Harbor Freeway). Follow signs for Pasadena. Take I-5 N. (Golden State Freeway) toward Bakersfield. Then take Rte. 2 (Glendale Freeway) going toward Glendale. Exit at Verdugo Rd.; turn left at the end of the off ramp onto Eagle Rock Blvd. Continue on Eagle Rock Blvd. for 5 traffic lights to Westdale Ave. Turn right onto Westdale and follow it until it ends at Campus Rd. From the Ventura Freeway (Rte. 134) heading east, go through Glendale to the Harvey Dr. exit. Turn right at the end of the off ramp and then left at the light onto Broadway. When Broadway merges with Colorado Blvd., continue on Colorado Blvd. to Eagle Rock Blvd. Turn right and continue for 4 traffic lights to Westdale Ave. Turn left onto Westdale and follow it to Campus Rd. From the Ventura Freeway (Rte. 134) heading west, exit at Colorado Blvd. Take Colorado Blvd. to Eagle Rock Blvd. (approximately one mile). Turn left onto Eagle Rock Blvd. and continue 4 traffic lights to Westdale Ave. Turn left onto Westdale and proceed to Campus Rd.
 
Local Accommodations: Near By:
In the moderate range, about 15 minutes away, is Sheraton Pasadena (303 East Cordova Street, 626-449-4000. Ask for Occidental College's special rate). This property has a pool and exercise room. Also available, Westin Hotel (191 North Los Robles, Pasadena, 626-792-2727). This hotel has a full health club, exercise room, pool and jacuzzi. The least expensive place we suggest is also the closest to campus: Welcome Inn (1840 West Colorado Blvd., 323-256-1673). The California Institute of Technology entry also has suggestions for accommodations in Pasadena.

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • Admission Office
    1600 Campus Road
    Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314
    Phone: 800-825-5262
    Fax: 323-341-4875
    Email: admission@oxy.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    No
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    Yes
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Available
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