Resources for New Students

Moodle Course Enrollment

When you register for your regular academic courses, you will be automatically enrolled in your Moodle course site. Your list of enrolled courses will appear in the Navigation block in the upper right. If you are not able to view a course in which you are currently enrolled, ask your instructor if he or she has made the course visible to students yet.  If the instructor has published the course and you are still unable to see it, please contact the Technology Helpdesk.

For other courses however, you will need to self-enroll. These courses may include:

Card Office ID submission

Placement Exams

Note: if you qualify for extended time accommodations, please contact the office of Disability Services via accessibility@oxy.edu or (323) 259-2969 for a link to the appropriate placement exam.

To self-enroll...

Click on the link above for the "course" you would like to enter.

Moodle will prompt you to log in. Use the same username and password as your OxyConnect username and password.

After you log in, you will next see a page that says "Enrollment options" that may also contain a list of professors.

image of self enrollment button

On this page, click the button "Enroll me"

You will then be enrolled in the course and able to view its contents. If you experience difficulty enrolling in the card office ID submission or a placement exam "course," please contact the Technology Helpdesk.


Summer Reading

The first-year summer reading is intended to stimulate discussion and promote critical thinking on topics of contemporary relevance, as we enhance our connections to one another and provide a common intellectual experience for new students. 

For years the Core Program has asked incoming Oxy students to access or read a common text in the summer before they matriculate. This summer common reading is a way to engage new students, faculty, and staff in a conversation about the selected book or other materials. The goals of the first-year summer reading are to stimulate discussion and promote critical thinking on topics of contemporary relevance, as we enhance our connections to one another and provide a common intellectual experience for new students.  At Oxy, we envision these opportunities as an important first step in building and participating in an intellectual community.
 
The 2020 summer reading is organized around the idea of “The struggle for/the struggle against.” This year has had extraordinary personal and community challenges, for everyone in the world affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic, as well as for us locally at Oxy. In the early weeks of Spring 2020, our community lost two African-American students, Ilah Richardson and Jaden Burris. Barely two weeks later, we were faced with the sudden shock and stress of emergency remote instruction due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. These events left many of us vulnerable, and exposed some of the fundamental inequities in our society–and indeed, at Oxy as well. We selected this year’s texts to empower students and prompt awareness of social (in)justice. The texts we have selected illustrate multiple ways one can view equity and adversity: the struggle for and the struggle against.

There will be opportunities to engage in discussion of these materials and topics throughout your first year, starting with orientation and continuing through the fall. We expect you to watch, read, and listen to the following materials before orientation begins.

2020 Summer Reading List 

Starred items (**) will require you to be logged in to your @oxy.edu account in order to access them. The others you should be able to access directly by clicking on the title.

Audio
Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry
Video


Last modified: Friday, July 24, 2020, 9:46 AM