OxyEngage is a pre-orientation program that introduces incoming students to the vibrant city of Los Angeles. Over two days, upperclassmen facilitators lead trips to experience culture, film, food, nature, social justice, the urban environment, and much more! On an OxyEngage trip you will make fast friends, get to know your surrounding area, and find some stunning places you will want to return to time and time again. The 2017 OxyEngage program will take place August 21 - 23.
OxyEngage is a pre-orientation program for students only; there is no family orientation during OxyEngage. As the content and goals of the programs are different yet complementary, all participants of OxyEngage are required to also participate in New Student Orientation (August 24 - 29). Family members are welcome to participate in Family Orientation from August 24-26. International Students should refer to communication from the International Programs Office regarding participation in OxyEngage.
Registration & Costs
Financial assistance can be requested when you complete the registration form. You will be notified if you qualify for assistance prior to the cancellation deadline so that you can make an informed decision.
Students must arrive at Oxy on Monday, August 21, between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Any students on the Santa Barbara Camping trip must arrive by 12:00 p.m. on August 21. Students will be able to move in to their permanent rooms on Monday, August 21.
We will provide shuttle services from Burbank Airport (BUR) during OxyEngage Registration on August 21. Students arriving at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) must get their own transportation to Oxy (taxi, Lyft, Uber, airport shuttle). Recommended sites for cheap flights: Airfare Watchdog, Student Universe, Kayak, Priceline.
There will be a small afternoon Parent and Family Reception on Monday, August 21. More information will be provided upon registration. While this is not an orientation session, some Oxy staff/faculty will be present to answer questions.
Family Orientation will take place on August 24-26. Ideally, parents should arrive at Oxy on August 24; we will keep your students busy until then! We understand that family travel can get complicated, if you choose to arrive with your student on Monday, August 21, we can provide you with supplemental educational materials if you are not able to stay through Orientation.