Nestled in the hills of Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock community and replete with natural beauty, the Occidental campus is both peaceful and a place of palpable energy.
Though downtown is mere miles away, our picturesque campus defies the stereotype of an urban college. Ranked the sixth "Most Beautiful" college campus by Newsweek, we reside on 120 acres studded with century-old oak and eucalyptus trees, graceful arches, and halls built in the Spanish Colonial style. Planned in 1911 by noted California architect Myron Hunt, the Oxy campus reflects a rich history; today, state-of-the-art science facilities are just down the path from beautifully preserved historic buildings.
Between the Academic Commons and the Johnson Student Center, the Academic Quad is the heart of campus, where trees provide shade for study, conversation, and contemplation. At lunchtime, members of student clubs promote their events or sell treats as part of fundraising efforts. On any given day, the Quad is the setting for DJs, food trucks, performances and art installations. It’s also a great place for friends and colleagues to gather.