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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates

    Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes Begin

  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes End.

  • Classes End

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures

    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.


Jill Higashi Zeleznik

Jill Higashi Zeleznik
Assistant Chair, Professor
Teaches In
BFA (Fashion Design) Otis
Freelance designer for Platium, Bugle Boy, and Shayan
Design Director for Carole Little, Motherhood, Saint Germain
Designer for Theodore Design Studio and Bronx Clothier's/Compagnie BX
Otis Teacher of the Year Award, 2011


Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist