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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates

    Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes Begin

  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes End.

  • Classes End

  • 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

    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.


Health Insurance

Mandatory Otis Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

All degree seeking students enrolled in BFA/MFA programs are required to have health insurance. 

Current Plan Benefits (through August 18, 2016)

2015-2016 Student Health Insurance Plan

New Plan Benefits through CHP (Begins August 19, 2016)

2016-2017 Student Health Insurance Plan


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MFA Graphic Design Summer/Fall 2016 Waiver Period

5/6/2016 to 6/15/2016

BFA/MFA Fall 2016 Waiver Period

5/6/2016 to 9/9/2016

BFA/MFA (including MFA Graphic Design) Spring 2017 Waiver Period

11/13/2016 to 1/24/2017

Accident Insurance

All degree seeking students are automatically enrolled into a comprehensive Student Accident Insurance plan.  

Accident Insurance Plan

Accident Insurance Claim Form  
(Download the form to fill it out online)

If you have questions please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (310) 665-6960 or email: student@otis.edu


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