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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Fall Re-Admit Registration

Fall 2014 Re-Admit Registration Process

To register without any problems, follow each and every step in sequence!

PLEASE NOTE: *Only students that have applied and have been officially Readmitted to Otis College are eligible to register.*

Step 1:  Advisement
  • Contact your Major department and the Liberal Arts and Sciences department to set up an advisement appointment. Click: Otis Directory
  • You will also receive your Online Registration Alternate Pin number from your studio department advisor.
  • Students not familiar with online registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial.
 
Step 2:  Financial Aid
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office at (310) 665-6880 or email: otisaid@otis.edu if you expect to receive financial aid (including loans) for the 2014 - 2015 academic year.
 
Step 3:  Check Holds
  • Go to Self Service, (Click: Enter Secure Area). Login and select Student Records Tab, and View Holds.
  • Contact the appropriate department to have your holds removed.
  • Any Holds on your account must be removed before you can register Online for your classes.
  • To remove your "Promissory Note Hold" go to Step 5.
  • To have your Student Accounts Hold removed - payment is required.
 
Step 4:  Emergency Contacts
  • Select the Personal Information Tab, click on Emergency Notification Phone Number, enter a phone number where you can be reached immediately; this must be done every semester.
  • Click on Update Emergency Contacts, enter the requested information, then submit. You are required to enter at least one emergency contact person, but may enter more than one contact person.
 
Step 5:  Promissory Note
  • Click the Student Records Tab.
  • Select "Sign your Otis Promissory Note".
  • Here you will electronically sign your Fall 2014 Otis Promissory Note by entering your Otis ID number.
 
Step 6:  Payments
  • Payment is required before registering, please contact the Student Accounts Office if you have any questions regarding payments at (310) 846-5736 or by email: StudentAccounts@otis.edu

         ** Payment Is Required Before Registering **

 
Step 7:  Online Registration 

               Monday, August 4th thru Friday, August 22nd
               Monday thru Friday - 5 am to 10 pm

 
  • Students not familiar with Online Registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial.
  • Readmitted students may register online starting August 4th through August 22nd.  Monday thru Friday - 5:00 am to 10:00pm only.
  • Register through Self Service, then print your schedule to confirm your registration is correct.
  • You can also do Online Adds/Drops through Self Service Monday, August 4th until August 22th.
 
Step 8:   Otis ID Card
  • Once you have finished your registration, take your printed class schedule to the Student Activity Office, Room B-02 (basement) for your Otis Student Photo ID card.
  • For Photo ID hours, check with Student Affairs (310) 665-2595 or email: studentaffairs@otis.edu