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.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • 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.

     

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Spring Registration

Spring 2016 Registration Process

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

Step 1: Advisement
  • See your Major Department Advisor to be advised and to receive your Alternate Pin number for Online Registration.
  • See Academic Advising Coordinator Carrie Malcom (Room 206, AHMN) for questions regarding your Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Courses.
  • For more information about Academic Advising, please click here.
 
Step 2: 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, select the Financial Aid Tab . Click on  "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 click, View Holds
  • Contact the appropriate department to have your holds removed.
  • All Holds on your account must be removed BEFORE you can register Online.
  • Please view the Student Hold Guide for more information on your holds.
  • NOTE: To remove your "Enrollment Agreement" hold, see step 5.

**Fall balances must at $0.00 BEFORE registering for Spring 2016**

 
Step 4: Emergency Contact
  • Go to Self Service, login and select the Personal Information Tab, click Emergency Notification Phone Number, this must be done every semester to remove your "EN Hold" for the 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.
 

Step 5: Enrollment Agreement

Available November 6, 2015

  • All students MUST sign the Otis Enrollment Agreement online.
  • Select  the Student Records Tab.
  • Click "Sign your Enrollment Agreement"  then click  "Select a Term".
  •  Here you will electronically sign your Spring 2016 Otis Enrollment Agreement by entering your student ID number.
  • Once you have successfully signed your Enrollment Agreement, your Enrollment Agreement hold is automatically removed.
 

Step 6: Payment Deadline

December 15, 2015

To check your Tuition Balance in Otis Self Service

  • Select the Student Records Tab, to view your Spring 2016 Tuition Statement.
  • To make a payment: Click the Student Records Tab, select the "Student Account/Payments/Charges/History" option and "Make Payment" link to pay by Electronic Check (no fee) or Credit Card (2.75% fee). 
  • To enroll in an Installment Payment Plan: Click on the Student Records Tab, select "Student Account/Payments/Charges/History" and click on the link to enroll in the Spring 2016 payment plan (not available for International Students).
  • Payments by phone are not accepted.
  • Payments must be finalized by December 15th or students may be dropped from their classes.

If you have any questions please contact the Student Accounts Office: (310) 846-5736 or StudentAccounts@otis.edu

 

Step 7: Online Registration

November 16th through December 15th
Monday - Friday: 5 am to 10 pm

  • Students not familiar with online registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial.
  • Students register according to their designated Registration Start Date.   
  • To register online go to Self Service, Login and select the Registration Tab.
  • Click on Select Term (use drop down menu) and Submit, then select Add / Drop courses, and enter the Alternate Pin you received from your Department Advisor.
  • Students enrolling over 18 credits will incur additional per unit charges.
  • Students who do not register Online by December 15th will have to Late Register ONLINE beginning, January 5th and will be Automatically charged a $275 Late Registration Fee.

Any schedule changes (ADD/DROP) after December 15, 2015 can be done ONLINE starting January 5, 2016.

Once you have registered, check your schedule carefully and PRINT (Concise Student Schedule) a copy to confirm your 2016Spring registration.

Classes begin on Monday, January 19, 2016.

 
Full-Time Status
  • Undergraduate students must be registered for 12 credits to be considered as a "Full Time" student.
  • Graduate students must be registered for 9 credits to be considered as a "Full Time" student.
  • Failure to register as a Full-Time student can jeopardize your Financial Aids/Grants, Scholarships and Loans.
  • Students who register for more than 18 credits will be charged the "per credit charge' for each over 18 credits.
 
Important Note:

If, after your best efforts, there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from registering before the registration deadline please contact Laura Kiralla, Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Student Affairs: student@otis.edu or (310) 665-6960, well before the deadline to discuss your situation.