Occidental College is on a 120-acre campus in an urban setting in Los Angeles, California. There are many activities and organizations for Occidental College students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Occidental College also has fraternities and sororities.
Occidental College students' favorite campus traditions are Dance Production, Fall Fest/Spring Fest and Apollo Night.
Occidental College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. . First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Occidental College offers coed housing.
At Occidental College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Occidental College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Golf||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Water Polo||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 3|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Occidental College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Occidental College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Occidental College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, Occidental College has Surveillance cameras; emergency notification system; blue light phones.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Occidental College, take State Route 134 to Los Angeles, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Burbank Bob Hope airport.
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