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  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
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    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
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    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    I AM THE CITY

    Design Week
    June 21-27, 2015

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne and Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC www.field-experiments.com

  • Bolsky

    Jun 27| Exhibition
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    Image: Erin Watson, Sausage, 2014, Inkjet print, 20 x 30 inches


    The Nature of Personal Reality

    June 27 – September 1, 2015
    Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm
     

  • Opening Reception

    Jun 27| Special Event
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    Image: Erin Watson, Sausage, 2014, Inkjet print, 20 x 30 inches


    The Nature of Personal Reality

    Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm

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Orientation (O-week)

O WEEK is a series of programs and events focused on the importance of welcoming new first year students to the Otis Community. Events take place at the start of the fall semester and a condensed version of the same activities is provided to students entering in the spring semester. The cost of events are included in the student’s tuition and registration fees. Students do not incur out-of pocket expenses.

O Week/New Student Orientation takes place both on and off campus and is scheduled for August 24–28, 2015.

The components of O Week are as follows:


Day 1, Monday, August 24, 2015 - Goldsmith Campus
  • Arrive 8:45am if you are scheduled by the Office of Admissions to take the EPA exam.

  • Arrive 11:00am under the large open tent on the main lawn. (Welcome remarks begin at 11:15am)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT WILL OPEN IN EARLY JUNE 2015

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY

Otis Family Day

Students meet the President and/or Provost of the college, the VP of Academic Success/Dean of Student Affairs, the entire Student Affairs Staff, and student leaders including Student Government members, the Campus Activities Board, the Orientation Owl Leaders and the Peer Mentor team. A full lunch is served and the opportunity for students to mix and mingle is provided. All foundation and first-year transfer students at Otis are expected to attend. Graduate level students are welcomed and also encouraged to participate.

 

Day 2, Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 8:30 - 4:30pm -Goldsmith Campus

CLASS REGISTRATION DAY

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Academic Advisors and select faculty members involved in the First Year student experience are available to assist with preparing students first year class scheduling. New students are expected to attend registration day to not only create their class schedule, but to obtain information on how to create an E-Portfolio account and use O SPACE, a necessary tool to succeed in classes.  New students will also take Student ID photos and can inqire about parking permits on campus.  Student ID photos are taken on the lower level of Ahmanson Hall room B02. Please note that select students will attend an earlier registration day in July 2015, as directed by the Otis Office of Admissions.

 

Day 3, Wednesday August 26, 2015 - Goldsmith Campus

EVENT LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED

 

The Office of Student Activities hosts a full day outing in the greater Los Angeles area. Outings in the past have included a trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific or a Grand Hollywood tour providing students a sight-seeing extravaganza on a Hollywood double-decker bus. This activity has limited space and is offered on a first-come first served basis to 50-75 students depending on the location of the program. A link to a sign-up form will be made available in mid July 2015.

 

Day 4, (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS) Goldsmith Campus - Day and Time to be determined

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION

EXACT DATE AND TIME TO BE DETERMINED - For more information please email  international@otis.edu

International Student Orientation

Otis College of Art & Design provides an International Student Orientation (ISO) for all incoming international students. This orientation will familiarize new students with U.S. immigration requirements, Otis programs and services, adjusting to life in the U.S. and Los Angeles, and learn about the culture at Otis from current students.

Attending ISO is required of all incoming international students.

The Office of Student Activities provides an extended opportunity to gather and get to know your fellow Otis Owls. A live cover band, and barbeque style dinner will be served followed by a blockbuster movie on an outdoor screen. Students are advised to wear warm clothing and bring a portable chair and/or pillows and blankets as the film will shown after sundown on the lawn outside of the Galef Fine Arts building.

 

Day 5/6 - 9:00am Friday, August 28, through 6:00pm Saturday, August 29 2014 - Location to be determined.

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O BEACH DAY - PROGRAM DETAILS AVAILABLE IN EARLY TO MID JUNE 2015! Please check back!

 

All new first year Otis Owls are invited and encouraged to spend an afternoon on a Los Angeles Beach! These events are Staff and Faculty supervised opportunity for new students to get to know other students by way of participating in academic, recreational and social activities over the course of a 24 hour period. Transportation to the camp to/from the Otis Goldsmith campus is provided and 4 full meals are included. Activities from past overnight experiences include swimming, archery range, Frisbee, board games, movies, hiking and a newspaper fashion show. Overnight activities are planned by Orientation Owl leaders who strive to create an experience that embodies the true spirit of an Otis Owl. Fees for the activities are included in the normal tuition and fee structure and there is no out-of pocket expense for this activity. Space is limited.

 

MORE DETAILS REGARDING ALL O WEEK PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES WILL BE POSTED SOON. QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES AT studentactivities@otis.edu, or call 310-846-2595 Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 6:00pm.