Events
  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Transfer Day

    Apr 01| Admissions
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    At Transfer Day, prospective transfer students are invited to take a tour of campus, have their questions answered in a one-on-one appointment, and learn how to make a smooth transition to Otis College. If you are considering transferring into one of our programs, please join us on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12-3pm. 

     

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

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Student Hold Guide

Student Holds
A Navigation Guide

As an Otis student, you may experience holds on your student account throughout your academic journey.  Holds are an electronic mechanism to remind you that you have something “outstanding” at the College whether money is due, or a book needs to be returned to the library, a hold will stop you from moving forward with course registration until you have completed the action required.   It is normal to have more than one hold and the College recommends that all students check their self-service account multiple times prior to course registration to allow enough time to remove all holds. 

The following information details all holds at the College, what department the hold is from, and who to contact to gather more information about the hold.

Unless specified below, all holds stop you from registering, receiving official transcripts, and getting your grades.

The holds below are placed onto your account by:
 

One Stop - Student Accounts Office

Ahmanson Hall, 2nd Floor

(310) 665-6838

studentaccounts@otis.edu

HOLD CODE DESCRIPTION STEPS TO REMOVE HOLDS
SA Student Accounts Hold: past due balance Pay your balance due and notify Student Accounts to have hold removed

B3

Registration Payment Hold: payment is required to register Pay your tuition and fees and notify Student Accounts to have hold removed
NC Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) Check Hold: When you made a payment to the College using a personal check, the check did not clear therefore a NSF check hold was posted to the account and this hold remains for a calendar year from the date the account became clear The hold stops you from writing a personal check at the College for one year based on the time the hold was placed on your account.
PX Perkins Loan Exit Interview: Seniors are required to complete an exit interview with Student Accounts if they have been awarded Perkins loans during their time with the college Contact Student Accounts to schedule the interview and hold is removed upon completion of the necessary paperwork.

The holds below are placed onto your account by:
 

One Stop - Financial Aid Office

Ahmanson Hall, 2nd Floor

(310) 665-6880

otisaid@otis.edu

F1 Financial Aid Exit Hold: Seniors or withdrawn students who borrowed Federal loans at any time while attending Otis are required by Federal regulation to complete a loan exit counseling at www.studentloans.gov. Students graduating in the current school year must also complete an -in-person counseling. Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions. Student must complete online exit counseling and/or in-person exit counseling.

The holds below are placed onto your account by:
 

Library

Residence Hall Building - Room 100

(310) 665-6930

otislib@otis.edu

BR Library Materials Hold: Items are past due with the library Need to return item(s) to the library. Library will notify Student Accounts to remove hold.

LD

Delinquent Library Hold: Items are past due with the library and require payment less than $10.00 to be made directly to the library. Outstanding fees will not be added to your student account. Make payment to the library. Library will notify Student Account to remove hold
LB Library Fine: All library fines in excess of $10.00 are added to your student account. Pay the fine. Library will notify Student Account to remove hold.

The holds below are placed onto your account by:
 

Fashion Library

Academic Building - Room 231

(310) 665-6943

 

FL Fashion Library Hold: You checked out items from the library and they are past due with the fashion library Return item to the library. Fashion library will notify Student Account to remove hold.

The holds below are placed onto your account by:
 

Residence Life and Housing Office

Academic Building - Room 155

(310) 846-2648

housing@otis.edu

HD

Housing Damages: During housing inspection in the Residential Hall, damages were found in your unit. The charges have been added to your account for housing damages Pay the balance due. Housing Office will notify Student Accounts to remove hold.

The holds below are placed onto your account by:
 

Academic Computing

Ahmanson Hall, 4th Floor

(310) 665-6810

acstech@otis.edu

CL Computer Lab: You checked out an item from the computer lab and it has not been returned. Return item to the lab. The computer lab will notify Student Accounts to remove hold.

The holds below are placed onto your account by:
 

Video Lab

Ahmanson Hall, Lower Level

(310) 665-6972

videolab@otis.edu

VL Video Lab: You checked out an item from the video lab and it has not been returned. Return item to the lab. Video lab will notify Student Accounts to remove hold.

The holds below are placed onto your account by:
 

Technical Support Services (TSS)

Ahmanson Hall, 6th and 7th floor

(310) 665-6970

PL Photo Lab Hold: You checked out an item from the photo lab and it has not been returned. Return item to the lab. Photo lab Library will notify Student Accounts to remove hold. Photo Lab can be contacted at (310) 846-2621 or aferriss@otis.edu (6th floor)
TC Tool Crib Hold: You checked out an item from the tool crib and it has not been returned. Return item to the shop. Tool crib will notify Student Accounts to remove hold. The tool crib can be contacted at (310) 846-2592 or mthomas@otis.edu (7th floor)

The holds below are placed onto your account by:
 

One Stop - Registration Office

Ahmanson Hall, 2nd Floor

(310) 665-6950

registration@otis.edu

RG Registrar’s Hold: Hold placed on a student by the Registrar. It could be for a variety of reasons and will be specified in the comment screen on self-service. Contact the Registration Office to make an appointment to see the Registrar.
RH Registration Hold: Given to students who are missing transcripts, missing forms, missing a Social Security number, who need to apply for readmission or pay the readmission tuition deposit. Contact the Registration Office and submit the needed forms and paperwork. Upon verification that the forms have been submitted, the Registration staff will remove the hold.
EN Emergency Notification and Contact: Telephone number where a student can receive an emergency text or voice message. Cell number is highly recommended Automatically removed when a student enters EN information in Self Service.
E1 Enrollment Agreement: student acknowledges and agrees to important payment, refund and enrollment policies of the college. Automatically removed when a student electronically signs the enrollment agreement in Self Service
IS International Student Document Check: for International students who need to submit or pick up important documents. Must submit required forms or pick up forms. See the Designated School Official in Registration at (310) 846-2559 or asaeed@otis.edu.

The holds below are placed onto your account by:
 

The Office of Student Affairs

Ahmanson Hall, 2nd Floor

(310) 665-6960

studentaffairs@otis.edu

TN Haven (Title IX): Mandatory sexual assault training software. All new students are required to complete the software training in their first semester at Otis. Contact Carol Branch, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at (310) 846-2554 or cbranch@otis.edu. She will verify completion of HAVEN and remove your hold.
IM Immunization: All new students are required to comply with the immunization policy. Contact Cathering Kreamer, Student Health and Wellness Center at (424( 207-3762 or ckreamer@otis.edu. She will verify that she has received your immunization records and remove your hold.
PV Parking Violation: parking fine has been added to your student account Hold will be removed when your parking ticket payment has been made to the Student Accounts office.
DS Dean’s Hold: Placed on by the VP of Student Success/Dean of Student Affairs or the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. This hold is used when a student has outstanding conduct sanctions, has been placed on an Interim Suspension, or is required to speak to Student Affairs before returning to the College. This hold is also used when a student is dismissed/expelled from the College for conduct. Contact the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at (310) 665-6967 or nnegrete@otis.edu

The holds below are placed onto your account by:
 

Center for International Education (CIE)

Academic Building - Room 150

(310) 665-6994

international@otis.edu

TS Travel Study Documentation: Student is missing documentation needed for a travel study program Hold will be removed once all documentation has been submitted to the Center for International Education.
TW Travel Study Seminar: Student did not attend the Travel Study Seminar for pre-departure and is required to attend a make-up session prior to departure. Hold will be removed once you have attended a make-up Travel Study Seminar.

 

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