• Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.


    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Welcome to the Haunted Boulevard. Join DJ Platinum (Grace Potter) and DJ Batsy (Jessi Hita) for a journey of the folklores, urban legends, and paranormal encounters from different cultures. 


    Listen online at KLMU.

  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.


  • Mexican artist Yoshua Okón’s videos blur the lines between documentary, reality, and fiction. He collaborates closely with his actors (often amateurs who are also the subjects of the work) to create sociological examinations that ask viewers to contemplate uncomfortable situations and circumstances.
  • Dana Johnson is the author of the short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. She is also the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California.

  • Gallery 169 will be hosting the Otis College of Art and Design Communication Arts Graphic Design Junior Show, "5328," displaying a selection of work made over the five thousand twenty eight hours that make up the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Work will include collected posters, publications, and typographic projects.
  • Clay, Body is a solo exhibition from artist Sydney Aubert: Unapologetically fat, crass, and sexual, a ceramics artist who also works in video, and whatever other materials arouse her in the moment. Exhibition will be on view from Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 at the Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design. On view by appointment only, please contact the artist at Reception: Thursday, April 27 | 6pm-9pm Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

  • Audrey Wollen is a feminist theorist and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Wollen uses social media, such as Twitter and Instagram, as platforms for her work on Sad Girl Theory, a theory which posits that internalized female sadness can be used as a radical and political action, separate from masculinized forms of protests such as anger and violence. She introduces this form of protest as an alternative to masculinized anger and violence.


Tips and Recommendations

Though the area surrounding Otis is relatively safe, please be cautious and aware of your surroundings.

 Safety tips:
  • There is safety in numbers. Walk in groups or use the buddy system, especially after dark.
  • Walk briskly and know your destination. If you see anyone who looks suspicious, change your path and cross the street. 
  • Walk in well-lighted and well-trafficked areas. Avoid shortcuts  through alleys, past heavy foliage or near other places where someone might be hiding. 
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash or wear expensive jewelry that draws attention to you. Carry bags, purses, or valuable equipment such as cameras and computers close to your body or out of sight.

Vehicles parked on the street can present an easy opportunity for thieves and vandals. Keep valuables out of sight in a locked trunk or leave them at home.

Establish a file that will help you if you are the victim of a crime, including:

  • Credit card numbers and email/phone numbers to report lost or stolen cards.
  • telephone number/email of your insurance agent
  • Your license plate and vehicle identification numbers
  • Your driver's license number
  • An extra set of keys
  • Your bank account numbers and the customer service phone number for your bank

For more information regarding Health, Safety, & Emergency Response, please view the Student Handbook "The HOOT" or download a PDF  here.

Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquakes are a fact of life in Southern California.The following basic behaviors should become a routine part of a student's life:

  • Maintain a three-day supply of non-perishable food, such as peanut butter, canned tuna, granola bars, and dried fruit.
  • Keep three gallons of bottled water per person in your home.
  • Make arrangements with your family or significant others for an out-of-state contact person. It may be impossible to email/text/phone people in California, but possible to contact those in other states.
  • Have a flashlight and a pair of sturdy shoes under your bed.
  • Do not place your bed directly under a window, and do not hang heavy items such as pictures/bookshelf over your bed.

Emergency Contacts

Otis Security Desk: (310) 665-6965
Police and Medical: 911
Natural Disaster/Campus Information: (888) 751-7523
Student Counseling Services: (310) 665-6968
Student Affairs: (310) 665-6960

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