Events
  • 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
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    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.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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