Events
  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • 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.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

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

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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Fall Registration Process

Fall 2014 Registration Process

To Register - Log into Self Service; please follow each step in sequence!

Step 1: Advisement
  • See your Major Department Advisor to be advised and receive your Alternate Pin number for Online Registration.
  • See the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department for questions regarding your Liberal Studies courses.
 
Step 2: Check Financial Aid
  • To view your financial aid award, go to www.otis.edu/selfservice and select the Financial Aid Tab.  Click on "Award" then "Award by Aid Year", select "current aid year" then submit.
  • To view your financial aid requirements and holds, click on Financial Aid Tab, then "Eligibility" to view Student Requirements and Financial Aid Holds.
  • For questions regarding  Financial Aid, contact the Financial Aid office at otisaid@otis.edu.
 
Step 3: Check Holds
  • Select Student Records Tab and "View Holds".
  • Contact the appropriate department to have your holds removed.
  • All holds on your account must be removed BEFORE you can register online.
  • To remove your "PN Hold", go to step 5.
 
Step 4: Emergency Contact
  • Select the Personal Information Tab, click Emergency Notification Phone Number, enter a phone number where you can be reached immediately; this must be done every semester.
  • Select Update Emergency Contacts, enter the requested information, then submit. You are required to enter at least one emergency contact person, but may enter more than one.
 
Step 5: Promisary Note

Available April 9, 2014

  • Select the Student Records Tab, and Select "Sign your Otis Promissory Note" then "Select a Term" for Fall 2014.
  • Here you will electronically sign your Fall 2014 Otis Promissory Note by entering your student ID number.
  • Fall 2014 Promissory Note is available beginning April 9, 2014.
  • Once you have successfully signed you Promissory Note, your PN Hold is removed.
 
Step 6: Payment Deadline June 15th, 2014
  • To check your Tuition Balance: select the Student Records Tab, then Select the "Tuition Statement" option and from the "Select a Term" drop down menu select the desired term.
  • Pay student balances Online through Self Service with an Electronic Check (ACH) or Credit Card. Payments by phone are not accepted.
  • Enroll in a Payment Plan at TuitionPay.com
  • Payments must be finalized by June 15th or students may be dropped from their classes.
 
Step 7: Online Registration April 14th through May 9th

Monday-Friday
5 am to 10 pm

  • If you are not familiar with online registration should start with the Online Registration Tutorial.
  • Students register according to their designated Priority Dates, check your Priority date and time.
  • To register online go to Self Service, Login and select the Registration Tab. Click on "Select Term" use Fall 2014 from drop down menu) Submit, then select "Add / Drop Classes". 
  • Enter the "Alternate Pin" you received on your Advisement Form or Degree Evaluation Form from your Advisor.
  • Any schedule changes after May 9, 2014 must be done in person at the Registration Office with an Add/Drop Form signed by your department chair.
  • Students who do not register by May 9th will have to Register Late Online Monday, August 4th through August 23rd and you will be Automatically charged a late fee of $275.00.

Once you have registered, double check your schedule carefully. Classes begin on Monday, August 25th. Please review your class schedule the week before classes begin, in case your classes have changed over the summer.