Parking Shuttle Arrangements 🚍

Parking on campus at Occidental College is extremely limited. A twenty-four (24) seat mini-bus bus will shuttle passengers between Eagle Rock Plaza parking lot and Occidental College, according to the schedule indicated below. Look for the “Fast Deer” bus. Eagle Rock Plaza is located at 2700 Colorado Blvd, near the Glendale Freeway.

Map to Parking at Eagle Rock Plaza

Please park in the area west of the Macy’s store. The shuttle will depart from the upper level in this area. It is important not to park in spaces associated with the recycling operation. The support of Eagle Rock Plaza is greatly appreciated and essential to the success of the Science Olympiad.

Carpools are strongly encouraged! Please drop off passengers at Occidental College, near the intersection of Campus Road and Armadale Avenue (refer to the Logistics Map posted on the website), and then park at Eagle Rock Plaza and return to campus using the shuttle bus. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

School Busses should enter campus at the intersection of Campus Road and Bird Road to drop off students – this is the same route as the shuttle bus route.

This shuttle bus service is provided in an attempt to facilitate parking arrangements and make your day at the Science Olympiad a little more convenient.

6:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Two shuttles will run continuously (as needed) between the remote parking area at Eagle Rock Plaza and the Occidental College campus. Drivers may drop off students/passengers, equipment, coolers and other belongings at the college, then drive to Eagle Rock Plaza where they may leave their cars and take the shuttle to campus.

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
One shuttle may run as needed between Occidental campus and the remote parking area at Eagle Rock Plaza, providing service back to the remote parking area as needed. During this time, service from the remote lot to campus is not guaranteed.

4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Three shuttles will run continuously (as needed) between the Occidental College campus and the remote parking area at Eagle Rock Plaza. Drivers may ride the shuttle to retrieve their cars and return to pick up students/passengers etc. As space on the mini-bus permits, students may also ride to the remote lot but please do not transport large items on the shuttles. Courtesy indicates that if there is a waiting line to ride the shuttle, that drivers only take the bus to the remote parking lot and then return to pick up passengers on campus.

Final Event Schedules Posted

The Final Event Schedules for Divisions A, B and C have been posted for Occidental College.

Event schedules can be found in Events, Schedules, Teams > 2015 Event Schedules.

Only the latest schedules are official; download a copy of the event schedule for your division. Copy and distribute the schedule to students, coaches, parents, and guests. The Science Olympiad will not have multiple copies of schedules to distribute on the day of the competition.

Use the following schedules:
Division A updated 02/24/15 at 8:07 AM
Division B updated 02/24/15 at 8:07 AM
Division C updated 02/24/15 at 8:07 AM

We Are "Live Tweeting" the Science Olympiad This Weekend

Using Twitter to Follow the LA County Science Olympiad
The LA County Science Olympiad will be "live tweeting" the competition on Saturday, February 28, 2015. A "tweet' is a short (140 character maximum) text message distributed by the Twitter network worldwide. For more information about tweeting see http://webtrends.about.com/od/socialnetworking/a/what-is-twitter.htm.

In order to get up-to-the-minute information about Science Olympiad events, room changes, weather, event cancellations, and the like, you either will need to use your existing Twitter account or you will need to activate a Twitter account. Should there be a need, we plan to tweet regular updates about weather conditions at this year's competition.

If You Have a Twitter Account
If you already have a Twitter account you are good to go. Simply log in to your account and choose to follow @LACoSciOly. That's the official Los Angeles County Science Olympiad Twitter account. On your home Twitter account page you can search for LACoSciOly using the box at the top right of your account page that contains a magnifying glass icon. Enter @LACoSciOly.

When the search is done, click on the button that says "Follow." That's it.

If You Do Not Have a Twitter Account
Go to http://twitter.com and to register for your own Twitter account. At the opening page you can sign up for an account.

Twitter will ask you a few questions about your preferences and then set up your account based on the answers to those questions.

You will be taken to the main screen of your account. At this point you can enter @LACoSciOly into the search box using the box at the top right of your account page that contains a magnifying glass icon. LACoSciOly is the official Los Angeles County Science Olympiad Twitter account.

Monitor the Science Olympiad During the Competition
Keep your Twitter client open during the competition and you will receive live updates sent to your Twitter account regarding the Science Olympiad. We promise, no spam or offers to join a book club.

Helpful Reminders and Rules Clarifications for Wright Stuff

The Event Supervisor for Division C Wright Stuff has prepared a Helpful Reminders and Rules Clarifications document for all student competitors. Helpful Reminders includes tips along with clarification of Wright Stuff rules. You can retrieve the document here: Helpful Reminders and Rules Clarifications.

Weather Update–Occidental College

“Rain or Shine” - Science Olympiad Weather Update

The forecast for Saturday, February 28th indicates a daytime high of 62°F. As you have probably noticed, the forecast shows about a 50% chance of for showers. Basically: cold and wet weather is a possibility.

The Science Olympiad is a “rain or shine” event. We will do all we can to hold all of the events, indoors and outdoors, unless it is unsafe or unreasonable. If the weather is severe enough that an event cannot be reasonably, safely, or fairly completed, we will cancel that event. These decisions will be made on a case by case basis.

We will hold on to our optimism. However, the following information is important for your planning.

Teams must understand that there is no indoor shelter where students and adults can retreat in the event of rain. It is up to each school to bring a canopy and appropriate rain clothing to deal with the uncertainty of the weather. Individuals are not permitted to crowd into already busy hallways and common areas on campus if it rains. This creates an unsafe condition that could force the closure of the Science Olympiad tournament. If it rains heavily or steadily, it is up to each school to determine if it is reasonable to shelter under outdoor canopies or head home.

If weather permits the indoor events to continue, and teams do not crowd interior spaces in an unsafe way, the Science Olympiad will proceed to the best of our ability. Your cooperation and flexibility will be critical to this success.

The awards presentations are scheduled outdoors in the stadium. If the weather dictates, the awards presentation may be cancelled. All earned awards will be mailed to the schools.

Cross your fingers for good weather and bring layers of clothing and pads to sit on—it will likely be cold in the outdoor stadium seats.