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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.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • 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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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.