Occidental College

Interning in LA this summer? Come stay with us!
Interning in LA this summer? Come stay with us!
Berkus Hall: Private bathroom in every room
Berkus Hall: Private bathroom in every room
Surf lessons at Manhattan Beach
Surf lessons at Manhattan Beach
Pizza at the Marketplace... open every day
Pizza at the Marketplace... open every day
Coolest neighborhood in the WORLD... says TimeOut
Coolest neighborhood in the WORLD... says TimeOut
In the neighborhood: Hiking in Eagle Rock
In the neighborhood: Hiking in Eagle Rock
Catch the Metro Gold Line and explore the City
Catch the Metro Gold Line and explore the City
Los Angeles has an awesome food truck scene
Los Angeles has an awesome food truck scene
Life at Oxy: Living up to California's laid-back reputation
Life at Oxy: Living up to California's laid-back reputation
Use our fully equipped Fitness Center during your stay
Use our fully equipped Fitness Center during your stay
Catch a Dodgers game... 10 minutes from campus
Catch a Dodgers game... 10 minutes from campus
Tacos with house-made salsa @ Oxy's Marketplace
Tacos with house-made salsa @ Oxy's Marketplace
Just another day in LA... sunset from campus
Just another day in LA... sunset from campus
Visit world-class museums
Visit world-class museums
Oxy's Green Bean Coffee Lounge
Oxy's Green Bean Coffee Lounge
Academic Quad is the heart of campus
Academic Quad is the heart of campus
Average # of sunny days in LA = 284
Average # of sunny days in LA = 284
Kayaking the LA River (for real)
Kayaking the LA River (for real)
Shared room in Berkus Hall
Shared room in Berkus Hall
PETA2 gave Oxy an "A" on our Vegan report card
PETA2 gave Oxy an "A" on our Vegan report card
Instagram-worthy sites are everywhere in LA
Instagram-worthy sites are everywhere in LA
Your stay includes access to our fully equipped Fitness Center
Your stay includes access to our fully equipped Fitness Center
Downtown Los Angeles, 15 minutes from campus
Downtown Los Angeles, 15 minutes from campus
Amoeba Records is THE place for all your music needs
Amoeba Records is THE place for all your music needs
Hanging out at Rincon Surf Beach
Hanging out at Rincon Surf Beach
Oxy's small community is a great place to meet new friends
Oxy's small community is a great place to meet new friends
#LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
#LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Oxy is ranked 6th "most beautiful" campus by Newsweek
Oxy is ranked 6th "most beautiful" campus by Newsweek
Al fresco dining... in January
Al fresco dining... in January
In the footsteps of Barack Obama: Oxy's most famous student
In the footsteps of Barack Obama: Oxy's most famous student
Epic people-watching at Venice Beach
Epic people-watching at Venice Beach
Downtown destination: The Last Bookstore
Downtown destination: The Last Bookstore
We've been a popular film location for over 80 years
We've been a popular film location for over 80 years
Work out at our fully equipped Fitness Center
Work out at our fully equipped Fitness Center
Hollywood: Shopping, sightseeing, people watching
Hollywood: Shopping, sightseeing, people watching
LA art scene... from pop-up galleries to the Getty
LA art scene... from pop-up galleries to the Getty
LA skyline from Griffith Observatory
LA skyline from Griffith Observatory
The Last Bookstore: Instagram perfection
The Last Bookstore: Instagram perfection
Picture yourself here this summer
Picture yourself here this summer

ABOUT US
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, California 90041

Oxy (that’s shorthand for ‘Occidental College’) welcomes LA-bound interns to spend the summer with us. You’ll enjoy the best of both worlds: Oxy’s small campus provides an affordable, clean and laid-back home-base while you take care of business on weekdays. When you’re ready to unwind, our hip urban location offers easy access to every epic scene Los Angeles has to offer. Whether your goal is an in-depth comparison of authentic ramen noodles, or to visit every beach in LA (impossible!), living at Oxy puts it all within reach.

Nearby Transportation

Bikes
Bus
Rideshare
Metro
Scooters
Taxi
Rideshare

Housing Availability

  Minimum Length of Stay: 5 weeks
  Maximum Length of Stay: 11 weeks
  First Check In: May 24, 2020
  Last Check Out: August 8, 2020

Housing Options

Affordability, privacy, convenience... we've got options to meet all your needs. Choose from 6 room types in 2 residence halls. All rooms are fully air-conditioned, furnished with the basics, and include access to lounges and laundry. Each room has a microwave and mini-fridge. Choose a basic Meal plan with 8 'all-you-care-to-eat' meals per week, or simplify your life with one of our expanded Meal Plans.


Bell-Young Hall

Bell-Young Hall offers affordability without compromising comfort. It is fully air conditioned with 3 communal restrooms (1 on each floor), 2 lounges, 2 laundry areas, and a large patio deck. The entire building (55 rooms) is dedicated to college interns, so you’ll be sharing the space with peers. Choose from the following options:

  • Single room ($2,971 for 5-weeks + $603 per additional week)
  • Double room ($1,981 for 5-weeks + $399 per additional week)
  • Triple room ($1,628 for 5-weeks + $327 per additional week)

Residence Type: Residence Hall
Occupancy Type: Double, Single
Bath Type: Communal
Fully Furnished: Yes
Air Conditioning: Yes
Washer/Dryer: Yes

Berkus Hall

Looking for privacy? Berkus Hall is our newest (and most private) residence hall. Each room has its own bathroom, with a study lounge, TV lounge, and laundry room just steps from your door. Free secure on-site parking included. Choose from the following options:

  • Standard single with bathroom ($3,572 for 5-weeks + $727 per additional week)
  • Standard double with bathroom ($2,335 for 5-weeks + $472 per additional week)
  • 3-Person Suite: 3 private bedrooms with 1 bathroom ($2,668 for 5-weeks + $545 per additional week)

Residence Type: Hotel-Like
Occupancy Type: Double, Single
Bath Type: Private Shared
Fully Furnished: Yes
Air Conditioning: Yes
Washer/Dryer: Yes

On-site Amenities

Oxy Fitness Center

Oxy is small but mighty. Chowhound rated our food #5 out of the top 18 campus sites. Our Marketplace dining room is open every day, with all-you-care-to-eat options ranging from vegan pizza and organic salads, to authentic street-style tacos with homemade salsa. You’ll enjoy free Fitness Center access, free wi-fi (of course), and free parking (can you believe it?). Residence halls feature keycard security with on-site lounge and laundry. Our beautiful grounds and proximity to Hollywood have made us a popular movie and TV location for more than 80 years; we were even ranked 6th ‘most beautiful’ campus by Newsweek. Yeah... you could get used to this.
Coffee Shop
Dining Options
Fitness Center
On-Site Parking
Swimming Pool
Wi-Fi

Around Us

Coolest neighborhood in the WORLD? Yep… that’s what TimeOut says. Oxy is nestled on the border between the Eagle Rock and Highland Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles. You’ll be steps from York Boulevard, with its vegan cafes, live music, third wave coffee houses, handsome cocktail spots, vintage vinyl shops, and buzzing food truck scene. Catch the Gold Line and explore all of LA… from sandy beaches and canyon hiking trails, to world-class museums and shopping galore. Still want more? How about scuba diving off Catalina Island or a weekend trip to Joshua Tree National Monument (1.5 hours away)? Los Angeles awaits you.

Banks
Dining Options
Gas Stations
Grocery Shopping
Medical Facilities
Nightlife
Post Office
Shopping

Payment Methods

Check
Credit Card

Requirements

Gov. Issued I.D.
Proof of Internship
Valid Student I.D.




FAQs

How do I secure a spot in housing? 

First, complete the application. Applications are typically approved within 14 days. If approved, you will receive a Housing Agreement via email. To guarantee your space, you must sign and return the Housing Agreement with a $500 Reservation Deposit within 2 weeks of the issue date. 

When do I need to apply? 

Applications close FRI 4/17/2020 or when housing is filled.  

What is the payment schedule?

  • $500 Reservation Deposit due with your signed Housing Agreement (non-refundable)
  • Payment of full balance due 10 calendar days before your arrival date   

Do you offer payment plans?

Payment plans are not available.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

  • You may terminate your Housing Agreement by providing written notice to the Conference Services Office at least 10 days before your arrival date. The $500 Reservation Deposit is not refundable.
  • Once your terms have been contractualized on your Housing Agreement, there are no refunds for late arrivals or early departures.

Can I request a specific person for a roommate?

  • Yes. Roommates must have compatible arrival and departure dates, the same housing selection, and roommate preference.
  • You may request roommate(s) by name on your application, or submit a request to conference@oxy.edu up to 14 days before your arrival date.
  • We make every effort to accommodate roommate requests but cannot guarantee assignments. Roommates are strongly encouraged to submit applications as early as possible and at the same time.

If I don’t have a roommate, do you choose for me? How is my roommate assigned?

You will specify roommate preferences on the application; we’ll use your info to identify a person(s) with compatible preferences and stay dates. Please note that we do not communicate roommate information to residents at any time.

When can I check-in? When is checkout?

  • Check-ins take place on Sundays between 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. You will receive an email with check-in instructions approximately 14 days before your arrival date. 
  • Checkouts take place on Saturdays between 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM.