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.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • 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.

     

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K-12 & Pre-College Policies

Refund Policy

Full refunds of tuition and fees are granted if:

  1. A course is canceled by the Continuing Education Division.
  2. Course day or time is changed and the individual student cannot attend.
  3. A course is filled before receipt of your registration form. Refunds are not given to students who notify the College of their withdrawal after the second class meeting.

After you have registered for a course, and you do not attend the first or second meeting, it is your responsibility to notify the Registration Office at registration@otis.edu to request a partial refund.

If a student withdrawal or drop causes the course to be subsequently cancelled, the Withdrawal Refund Policy and not the Cancellation Refund Policy applies to that student. Registration and Student Insurance Fees are non-refundable. Tuition refunds are granted for official drop and withdrawal procedures based on the following:

No Refund

Registration, insurance, and lab fees are not refundable in the case of withdrawal or drop. Parking fees are not refundable after the first class meeting. Refunds are not available to student who do not attend class and who do not officially drop or withdraw from their course. Refer to Drop and Withdrawal section, below. Absolutely no refunds after the start of the second class meeting.

Full Tuition Refund (Insurance and Registration fees non-refundable)

100% refund of tuition, lab, parking, and certificate fees to students who notify the Registrar of their drop or withdrawal prior to the first class session. Insurance and registration fees are non-refundable

Partial Tuition Refund (fees non-refundable)

Partial refunds are given only to students who drop or withdraw before the start of the second class meeting and are pro-rated as follows:

  • Lab, insurance, parking and registration fees are non-refundable.
  • 10% of tuition is charged for each session to students who withdraw from a course that is scheduled to meet 11 or more sessions.
  • 15% of tuition is charged for each session to students who withdraw from a course that is scheduled to meet 6-10 sessions.
  • 30% of tuition is charged for each session to students who withdraw from a course that is scheduled to meet for 3-5 sessions.

No refunds are issued to students who withdraw after the first meeting of a course that is scheduled to meet one or two sessions. Please refer to the catalog course listing section for meeting times and number of class sessions.

Appeals

To appeal for a refund, which falls outside the policy outlined above, students must submit a written appeal to the Refund Committee. The appeal must outline specific reasons for the refund request.

Refund Processing

Once the information is received by the Office of Registration and Records, tuition refunds require a minimum of four weeks to process.

Drop Policy

Students must officially drop a class through the Office of Registration and Records. Students who for any reason find it impossible to complete the course in which they are enrolled should inform the Office of Registration and Records by email immediately. Students who drop a course before the start of the second class meeting are eligible for a partial tuition refund based on the refund policy.

Withdrawal Policy

Students taking courses at certificate credit level:
After the drop deadline, a student may officially withdraw from a class by contacting the Office Registration and Records at registration@otis.edu. A grade of "W" is assigned. The grade of "W" has no effect upon the grade point average. Failure to complete a course does not constitute official withdrawal, nor does notifying the instructor. Students who do not meet the withdrawal requirements receive a failing grade.

Otis College of Art and Design reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny any person’s registration or enrollment in, or admittance to, any Continuing Education or Pre-College course.

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