Events
  • 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
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    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.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Fall Registration Process

Fall 2014 Registration Process

To Register - Log into Self Service; please follow each step in sequence!

Step 1: Advisement
  • See your Major Department Advisor to be advised and receive your Alternate Pin number for Online Registration.
  • See the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department for questions regarding your Liberal Studies courses.
 
Step 2: Check Financial Aid
  • To view your financial aid award, go to www.otis.edu/selfservice and select the Financial Aid Tab.  Click on "Award" then "Award by Aid Year", select "current aid year" then submit.
  • To view your financial aid requirements and holds, click on Financial Aid Tab, then "Eligibility" to view Student Requirements and Financial Aid Holds.
  • For questions regarding  Financial Aid, contact the Financial Aid office at otisaid@otis.edu.
 
Step 3: Check Holds
  • Select Student Records Tab and "View Holds".
  • Contact the appropriate department to have your holds removed.
  • All holds on your account must be removed BEFORE you can register online.
  • To remove your "PN Hold", go to step 5.
 
Step 4: Emergency Contact
  • Select the Personal Information Tab, click Emergency Notification Phone Number, enter a phone number where you can be reached immediately; this must be done every semester.
  • Select 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.
 
Step 5: Promisary Note

Available April 9, 2014

  • Select the Student Records Tab, and Select "Sign your Otis Promissory Note" then "Select a Term" for Fall 2014.
  • Here you will electronically sign your Fall 2014 Otis Promissory Note by entering your student ID number.
  • Fall 2014 Promissory Note is available beginning April 9, 2014.
  • Once you have successfully signed you Promissory Note, your PN Hold is removed.
 
Step 6: Payment Deadline June 15th, 2014
  • To check your Tuition Balance: select the Student Records Tab, then Select the "Tuition Statement" option and from the "Select a Term" drop down menu select the desired term.
  • Pay student balances Online through Self Service with an Electronic Check (ACH) or Credit Card. Payments by phone are not accepted.
  • Enroll in a Payment Plan at TuitionPay.com
  • Payments must be finalized by June 15th or students may be dropped from their classes.
 
Step 7: Online Registration April 14th through May 9th

Monday-Friday
5 am to 10 pm

  • If you are not familiar with online registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial.
  • Students register according to their designated Priority Dates, check your Priority date and time.
  • To register online go to Self Service, Login and select the Registration Tab. Click on "Select Term" use Fall 2014 from drop down menu) Submit, then select "Add / Drop Classes". 
  • Enter the "Alternate Pin" you received on your Advisement Form or Degree Evaluation Form from your Advisor.
  • Any schedule changes after May 9, 2014 must be done in person at the Registration Office with an Add/Drop Form signed by your department chair.
  • Students who do not register by May 9th will have to Register Late Online Monday, August 4th through August 23rd and you will be Automatically charged a late fee of $275.00.

Once you have registered, double check your schedule carefully. Classes begin on Monday, August 25th. Please review your class schedule the week before classes begin, in case your classes have changed over the summer.