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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Post Arrival Information

Check-in With Otis

Upon your arrival in Los Angeles, F-1 regulations require that you report to campus. To meet this requirement, follow the instructions below.

New Arrivals from Outside the U.S.

Step 1: Check-in with the Registration Office

Step 2: Submit a photocopy of your signed I-20, F-1 Visa, Passport, and Print-out of your I-94

Step 3: Report your U.S. Address to the Registration Office by completing form AR11. This action must be completed with-in 10 days of your arrival.

New Arrivals from Inside the U.S.

Step 1: Obtain your new Otis I-20 from the Registration Office

Step 2: Sign your name on page 1, line 11 on your new I-20

Step 3: Submit a photocopy of you signed I-20, F-1 Visa, Passport, and Print-out of your I-94 to the Registration Office

Step 4: Report your U.S. Address to the Registration Office by completing form AR11. This action must be completed with-in 10 days of your arrival.

 

Attend New Student Orientation – O Week

If you are a new international student, you will need to attend New Student Orientation. To register for orientation, please click here.

 

Airport Ground Transportation

If you are arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), there are several shuttle and shared-ride vans available to get you to your destination. These include, though are not limited to:

 

  • Super Shuttle and Prime Time Shuttle. You can find them in designated ground transportation areas just beyond the baggage claim area. Each van has a sign indicating its destination. Make sure your van is going to Los Angeles. You can ask where and when to board a shuttle van by using the courtesy phones available near baggage claim. The cost of a shuttle from LAX to Los Angeles is approximately $15-$35, in some cases more, including a recommended tip for the driver. The shared ride van will take you to the destination you specify.

 

  • Taxi Service: An alternative to shared shuttles and vans are taxis, though beware that taxis in Los Angeles tend to be more expensive than in other cities due to traffic and farther distances. The cost from LAX to Otis College of Art and Design (main campus) is approximately $20.00.

 

For additional LAX terminal information  click here.
For directions to Otis College of Art and Design click here.

 

Health Insurance

All Otis students are required to have health insurance. Please click here for more information.