Media Relations

Many frequently asked questions about Occidental Athletics may be found on our Quick Facts page.

Department of Athletics Interview Policy

Interviews other than those immediately following a contest must be requested and arranged through the Sports Information Director. Interviews and photo sessions will be arranged by the Sports Information Director at a time that will not interfere with the student-athlete's academic schedule or coach or administrator’s daily responsibilities. Requests should be made at least one day in advance to allow proper notification to the player, coach, or administrator. 

Working Press Credentials

Press and photographer media credentials will be issued to members of the working media only. Credentials for all Occidental home games can be obtained by contacting the Sports Information Director via e-mail ( Credentials will be left at the ticket window. Press pass requests should be made no later than 24 hours prior to a home contest.

Press Row

Only credentialed members of the media, coaches, league officials, and designated administrators and staff will be allowed to sit at specified areas of the scorer’s table.

Press Row Services

Team and individual statistics are available online at for most sports. Halftime and postgame play-by-play and box scores will be made available to members of media in attendance upon request. Box scores will be provided during media timeouts when applicable. Please inform the scorer’s table before the start of the game or match that you would like these materials provided.

Postgame Interviews

Occidental College locker rooms are closed to all media. A 10-minute cooling off period will be enforced following each contest, after which the Occidental head coach and requested players will be made available to the media. Postgame interviews will be conducted outside each team's respective locker room. Requests for visiting coaches and players should be made through the opponent's sports information contact.


Radio stations planning to broadcast Occidental home contests must make arrangements with the Sports Information Director at least one week prior to the requested game. Telephone lines will be supplied by the College, provided the requested notice is given. Wireless internet is available at certain Occidental venues.


Photographers interested in shooting Oxy sports events should contact the sports information office first.

Contact Information

Michael Wells
Sports Information Director