Events
  • Otis College alumni in the New York/Tri-State area are invited to a reception welcoming visiting Otis College fashion students at Global Brands Group headquarters in the Empire State Building. Join fellow alumni to celebrate the culmination of the Fashion Design Department's annual trip to Manhattan. This special event - open to all alumni from both undergraduate and graduate departments - is a great chance to reconnect with friends, welcome new Fashion Design alumni from the Class of 2017, and meet Otis College leaders including Fashion Design Interim Chair Jill Higashi-Zeleznik.

  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

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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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