Occidental College

Occidental College

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Parties
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


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.
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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 400 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 200
  • Largest Theatre Style: 800
Johnson Student Center
The Johnson Student Center offers 10 spaces that can accommodate up to 300 banquet style.
  • 300 Banquet Style
  • 32 Classroom Style
  • 20 Theatre Style
  • 32 Conference Style
Johnson Hall Classrooms
12 Classrooms with the largest accommodating 80 people classroom style
  • 80 Classroom Style
Fowler Hall Classrooms
10 classrooms accommodating 10 to 56 people, classroom-style. 
  • 56 Classroom Style
  • 28 Conference Style
  • 15 Hollow Square Space Style
Computer Labs & Classrooms
8 rooms accommodating from 12 to 26 people classroom-style. 
  • 26 Classroom Style

Food & Beverage Options

The Marketplace
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.

Catering options

Catering Services
Our award winning Catering Service offers exceptional food, professional service, creative presentation—and genuine value. Our extensive Catering Menu includes regional and ethnic specialties, and a wide assortment of vegetarian fare. Whether you are planning an afternoon coffee break, a rustic barbecue, or a black-tie gala, we have something for every taste and budget.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 400
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 690
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi


Erdman Hall
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.
  • 48 Rooms
  • 78 Beds
Newcomb Hall
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.
  • 71 Rooms
  • 165 Beds
E. Norris Hall
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.
  • 84 Rooms
  • 163 Beds
Haines Hall
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.
  • 75 Rooms
  • 132 Beds
Wylie Hall
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.
  • 41 Rooms
  • 59 Beds
Braun Hall
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.
  • 59 Rooms
  • 118 Beds
Stearns Hall
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.
  • 95 Rooms
  • 120 Beds
Berkus Hall
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.
  • 122 Rooms
  • 259 Beds
Stewart-Cleland Hall
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.
  • 74 Rooms
  • 140 Beds
Bell-Young Hall
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.
  • 58 Rooms
  • 139 Beds
Pauley Hall
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.
  • 59 Rooms
  • 128 Beds
Chilcott Hall
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.
  • 45 Rooms
  • 116 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • A/V Equipment
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Car Charging Station Car Charging Station
  • Chairs
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Dance Floor
  • In-House Catering
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Tables
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


1600 Campus Rd,
Los Angeles, California 90041


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Burbank - 15 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Los Angeles International Airport - 30 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

Downtown Los Angeles – 10|Pasadena – 5|Santa Monica – 20

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes
  • Do you offer tables, chairs, and linens?: Yes


Available upon request

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • LCD Projectors
    • Projector Screen
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: yes
  • Cannabis Consumption: No


Free Parking
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.
Free Internet Access
All accommodations and event spaces have free wireless access to Internet.
One-Stop Conference and Event Planning
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.
Zipcar Access
There are two Zipcars on campus that guests can access with Zipcar membership.
Athletic Facilities
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.
On-Call Phone
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.
Campus Safety
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.
Audio/Visual and Technical Support
Our audio/visual department is available if conference groups need a theater space as a venue.
Access to Public Transportation
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.
Cleaning Services
Residence hall common areas and other event spaces are cleaned on a regular basis by our dedicated cleaning services staff.


Internet Access
Free high speed wireless Internet is available to all guests.
Computer Labs
Computer labs with Internet access are available in residence halls and academic buildings.
Fully-Equipped Classrooms and Auditoriums
All classrooms and auditoriums are equipped with a computer, a projector, a projector screen, and a speaker system.
Equipment Rentals
Conference groups may rent speakers, projectors, etc.