Student Life

A vibrant, close-knit liberal arts college experience in the heart of Los Angeles. That鈥檚 something you won鈥檛 find anywhere else.

swag外流 students are socially active and globally aware, and when opportunities come along they鈥檙e all in. Check out a new swag外流 Arts exhibit. Write for newspaper. Shine onstage in . Work in the FEAST organic garden. And of course, L.A. provides limitless opportunity to play, get involved and expand your classroom experience.

Our student body is diverse, with nearly half of our students identifying as domestic students of color or international students. Our community strives for inclusivity when it comes to sexuality, gender identity and faith, and swag外流 students take full advantage of L.A.鈥檚 rich cultural diversity.

Never a dull moment

There鈥檚 no shortage of opportunities to explore your passions, try new things and meet new people. Join student government (or another of our 100+ student clubs), play an intramural sport, or take part in community service.

- Clubs & Organizations
- Student Leadership & Involvement
- Athletics & Wellness

Home away from home

swag外流 students are a close-knit group. You鈥檙e required to live on campus for three years鈥攖hough most stay for four. Our 13 residence halls and themed and multicultural housing options help make the experience uniquely yours.

- Living at swag外流
- Our residence halls

What鈥檚 cooking?

Between Marketplace, the Tiger Cooler and the student-run Green Bean coffee shop, it鈥檚 easy to find what you鈥檙e looking for.

- Eating at swag外流
- Eating in the neighborhood

Location, location, location

The surrounding Eagle Rock and Highland Park neighborhoods are full of food trucks, record stores, and art galleries. You can also bike through the arts district downtown, eat your way through Koreatown or catch the cool ocean breezes in Venice.

- Making the most of L.A.
- Getting around town

We鈥檙e here to help

Your swag外流 journey will be challenging, transformative and rewarding. Our team of dedicated professionals is here to offer guidance and support whenever you need it.

- Student resources and support
- Student Success
- A Culture of Care

swag外流 Neighborhood Tour: Highland Park

swag外流 is tucked between the eclectic neighborhoods of Eagle Rock and Highland Park. In this tour, Shae Campbell shows us around the shops and cafes on Eagle Rock Blvd. and York Blvd. and give some tips on how to get around the city.

Inside The Occidental: The College鈥檚 Student-Run Newspaper

Since 1893, has been written, published and distributed by students for the swag外流 community. Meet some of the team behind the student newspaper and hear about what makes the newsroom such a special part of campus.