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Occidental College


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1600 Campus Rd
Los Angeles, California 90041

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Retreat/Camp
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About Occidental College

Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA is the antidote to the big university conference experience. Our friendly 120-acre campus has everything you need: A beautiful park-like setting, small town atmosphere, personalized attention, and unparalleled service.

We accommodate the following:

  • Residential adult programs and youth camps, from 25 – 400 people (5-night minimum / summer only)
  • Weddings and private social events (year round)
  • Due to our small campus size and high internal demand for space, we are generally unable to accommodate other rental requests. 

Downtown Los Angeles - 10
Pasadena - 5
Santa Monica - 20

Burbank - 15 minutes

All food or beverages must be provided by Occidental College.

In-House CateringYES

Overnight Accommodations
Theatre Style 800 | Classroom Style 200

Available upon request


400 Overnight Guests

Residence Halls|Hotel-Like

Semi-Private Communal Private

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Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 58 rooms | 139 beds | image

Bell-Young Hall is conveniently located on the south side of campus overlooking the Hameetman Science Center. The hall features 2 large lounge areas for study or recreation.
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| Hotel-Like | 122 rooms | 259 beds | image

Newly constructed Berkus Hall opened in Spring 2008. This hotel-style facility blends historic styling with modern amenities. Oxy’s historic Spanish Revival architecture is reflected here in open courtyards, covered loggias, and tile rooftops, and the hillside setting lends a quintessential “California” feel to the site. Guest rooms include private baths. Convenient on-site classrooms and parking make it possible to create a one-stop destination for your program.
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| Residence Halls | 59 rooms | 118 beds | image

Nestled into a hillside, Braun Hall has 3 floors and includes an extra large lounge area for gatherings, programming, or recreational use. A large patio flanks the north side of the building and overlooks the rustic Sycamore Glen picnic area.
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| Residence Halls | 45 rooms | 116 beds | image

Chilcott Hall is conveniently located in the center of lower campus, near dining facilities, classrooms, and meeting areas. It fronts a large lawn area suitable for gatherings and recreational use. A newly constructed brick patio on the east side of the facility is well suited to catered functions and other program needs.
| Residence Halls | 84 rooms | 163 beds | image

E. Norris Hall consists of 4 color-coded towers: Blue, Yellow, Orange, and Green. Residents share a large lounge in the Orange tower. The building layout is “quad style” with 4 rooms per quad. Each quad shares a common bathroom, living area and outdoor deck. Norris is located on upper campus, and is not handicapped accessible. Rooms in Norris Hall enjoy sweeping views of the campus and surrounding hillside neighborhoods.
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| Residence Halls | 48 rooms | 78 beds | image

Historic Erdman Hall was designed in 1927 by famed Rose Bowl architect Myron Hunt, and reflects the Spanish revival style seen throughout the Occidental College campus. Period details include hardwood floors, French doors, and wrought iron balconies. Erdman Hall has played host to numerous Hollywood films, television shows, and commercials. Guest rooms have hardwood floors. The hall is a short walk from dining, classroom, and meeting facilities.
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| Residence Halls | 75 rooms | 132 beds | image

Haines Hall was home to Barack Obama during his Occidental College student days. Designed by Rose Bowl architect Myron Hunt, the building retains its original 1940s Spanish-revival character with its tiled roof, graceful arches, and charming lounge area. Guest rooms feature hardwood or linoleum floors and sinks. Haines Hall is located near dining, classroom and meeting facilities.
| Residence Halls | 71 rooms | 165 beds | image

Newcomb Hall is conveniently located in the lower campus area near the Marketplace dining facility, classrooms, and meeting areas. The building is fully air conditioned, and features a large lounge for gathering, programming, and recreation. Guest rooms are carpeted.
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| Residence Halls | 95 rooms | 120 beds | image

Stearns Hall is dramatically sited on the hillside between upper and lower campus. The building has 4 floors accessible via elevator. An airy 2-story lounge provides generous gathering space; a second lounge on the mezzanine level overlooks the main lounge area.
| Residence Halls | 59 rooms | 128 beds | image

Pauley Hall is home to the Occidental College Multicultural Center and the Martin Luther King Lounge, which features a painted mural of its namesake. Spacious patios provide additional gathering areas and afford dramatic city and hillside views. Guest rooms have linoleum floors.
| Residence Halls | 74 rooms | 140 beds | image

Nicknamed “Stewie” by the Occidental College community, Stewart-Cleland Hall offers sweeping views of the campus and surrounding hillsides. Its flexible "U" shaped layout enables separation of residents by wing or floor. The hall is fronted by a large lawn affectionately referred to as "Stewie Beach" by Oxy students.
| Residence Halls | 41 rooms | 59 beds | image

Built in 1940, Wylie Hall was the last structure designed by Oxy's original architect, Myron Hunt. The residence hall has subtle Spanish revival styling, and boasts a convenient lower campus location close to dining, classroom, and meeting facilities. The building is fully air conditioned and has newly renovated bathrooms. Guest rooms have linoleum floors.
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Amenities + Unique Experiences


Overnight Accommodations
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Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities

Meeting + Event Spaces

The Johnson Student Center offers 10 spaces that can accommodate up to 300 banquet style.

12 Classrooms with the largest accommodating 80 people classroom style

10 classrooms accommodating 10 to 56 people, classroom-style. 

8 rooms accommodating from 12 to 26 people classroom-style. 

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage


All food or beverages must be provided by Occidental College.
Dining Options
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The Marketplace offers a unique, upscale dining experience for guests. Seven stations offer pasta, “Homestyle” entrées, grilled items, sandwiches, soup, salads, and baked goods daily, plus an ever-changing selection of specialty menu items such as wood-fired pizza and regional dishes. Vegetarian and vegan selections are always available. Marketplace meals are included in residential Room & Board plans, and can also be purchased a la carte for day campers or guests.


Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Burbank - 15 minutes
Nearby Cities
Downtown Los Angeles - 10 miles | Pasadena - 5 miles | Santa Monica - 20

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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From Malibu and Santa Monica Pier in LA, to the Orange County beaches of Newport and Laguna... ask us about our favorites.

All of Southern California's most popular destinations are within reach, including Disneyland, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Raging Waters, and Hurricane Harbor.

Dodgers Stadium, Staples Center, and the Rose Bowl are right in our backyard.

The Getty Museum & Villa, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Norton Simon Museum, Huntington Library & Gardens, Hammer Museum, REDCAT, and galleries galore.

Old Pasadena, Americana at Brand, Third Street Promenade, Rodeo Drive, the Grove & the Original Farmer's Market, Grand Central Market... just for starters.

Griffith Park & Observatory, La Brea Tar Pits, Natural History Museum, California Science Center, Aquarium of the Pacific, and many more.

Hollywood Bowl, LA Opera, Disney Concert Hall, and the Grammy Museum. And we're just getting warmed up.

From craftsman landmarks to midcentury icons, Los Angeles has something for every design interest. Visit the Neutra VDL Studio & Residences, Gamble House, El Pueblo de Los Angeles (Olvera Street), Hollyhock House, Eames Foundation, or the Architecture & Design Museum.

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Zoo, Norton Simon Museum, Huntington Library & Gardens, Griffith Park & Observatory, Staples Center, Gamble House, downtown LA, and more.

Check out the Museum of Jurassic Technology, or catch an outdoor movie screening at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Watts Towers, Petersen Automotive Museum, Museum of Tolerance, or the Skirball Cultural Center. Looking for more ideas? Just ask.




Our staff is here to assist you with all your conference needs! Whether it be arranging housing, reserving event spaces, planning meals, or figuring out how to make the most of your time in LA, we are here to help make your stay go smoothly.

When our office is closed, guests will always have access to speak to one of our staff members through our on-call number for emergencies.

Feel free to bring a car or van without worrying about the cost of parking -- there are three general parking lots, two parking garages, and parking spaces near residence halls and facilities. There are additional spaces for commercial vehicles.

Our campus safety department is on campus 24/7 to provide all guests with protection from possible dangers, support in case of emergency, and to secure the well-being of the campus as a whole.

Residence hall common areas and other event spaces are cleaned on a regular basis by our dedicated cleaning services staff.

Conference groups can reserve access to the swimming pool with a lifeguard on duty, basketball courts, and athletic fields with an on-site athletic coordinator. Individual guests can pay for a guest pass to use our fully equipped gym.

Don’t have a car during your stay but want to take full advantage of Occidental’s great location? There are buses and metro rails that are accessible by just a short walk.

All accommodations and event spaces have free wireless access to Internet.

Our audio/visual department is available if conference groups need a theater space as a venue.

There are two Zipcars on campus that guests can access with Zipcar membership.



Available upon request

Free high speed wireless Internet is available to all guests.

All classrooms and auditoriums are equipped with a computer, a projector, a projector screen, and a speaker system.

Computer labs with Internet access are available in residence halls and academic buildings.

Conference groups may rent speakers, projectors, etc.

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110