• Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures

    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Transfer Day

    Apr 01| Admissions

    At Transfer Day, prospective transfer students are invited to take a tour of campus, have their questions answered in a one-on-one appointment, and learn how to make a smooth transition to Otis College. If you are considering transferring into one of our programs, please join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12-3pm. 


  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.



HR Benefits
Retirement Plan

Otis College offers a great retirement plan through Transamerica Retirement Solutions, our retirement plan administrator.

The Retirement Plan is a special type commonly referred to as a 403(b) plan. All employees are eligible to participate in the plan through Salary Deferral. Through Salary Deferral you can:

  • Add to your retirement savings on a pre-tax basis.
  • Pay no federal or state taxes on these savings or the investment income until you withdraw your funds.
  • Have the option to choose a specific percentage withheld from your salary.

Otis College also makes a contribution for employees who satisfy eligibility requirements including a waiting period, service hours, and age requirements.

To learn more about the Otis College's 403b Retirement Plan or to check your account click on the link below to access the Transamerica Retirement Solutions web portal.

Otis College 403b Retirement Plan

To help you make better investment decisions, Otis College offers free, counseling sessions for all employees and counseling on retirement planning.  Click here for more information:

Investment Counseling


Note:  The Summary Plan Description (SPD) contains major plan provisions including eligibility, benefits, and distribution of plan assets.  The Plan Document is also on file in Human Resources and is the controlling document for the adjustment or settlement of questions or claims.  To access the SPD click on:
Summary Plan Description
2014 403b SMM (Plan Update)
TRS Easy Access to Your Account

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