Visiting Campus

The Mounds

Could Pitzer be your home for the next four years? Visit us to find out! Tour the campus, sit in on a class, meet with an admission representative, spend the night on campus, eat in the dining hall and/or meet with a coach! Any and all of these options are available for you to experience the range of opportunities offered at Pitzer and the Claremont Colleges. We hope you join us! If you have any problems with the online registration or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (800) PITZER1 or (909) 621-8129.

Please review all your visit options before submitting your online request. We encourage visitors to allow a minimum of two hours for a tour and information session and additional time for an interview and to visit classes. Most classes range from 50 to 90 minutes and interviews may last up to one hour. Day visit options include tours, information sessions, interviews and class visits.

Schedule a Campus Visit


Led by a student guide, tours lasts approximately one hour. You will see all aspects of our beautiful campus including a classroom, a residence hall, the dining hall, the Gold Student Center, the Keck Science Center, the Mounds, the Grove House and much, much more.

Campus tours are given Monday through Friday at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm year round, and on Saturdays from mid-September through mid-December at 10 am and 11 am. Please be sure to check the visit calendar for schedule changes that we may make before a holiday, holiday weekend or during exam weeks.


If campus tours are not offered during the day of your visit, please feel free to use our Walking Tour. The walking tour follows the same route as our tour guides, and is full of helpful information about Pitzer!

Information Sessions

A 30-minute information session is available for all interested students and parents Monday through Friday at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm year round. The sessions provide an overview of the college followed by an informal Q&A period. Please be sure to check the visit calendar for schedule changes that we may make before a holiday or holiday weekend.


Individual interviews provide students with the opportunity to both tell us about themselves and learn more about Pitzer from an admission counselor or admission fellow (current Pitzer student). Interviews are available for seniors only from June (end of junior year) through mid-December at selected times throughout the day, Monday through Friday. Interviews on Saturday mornings are available by appointment in the fall through mid-December. Students in their senior year are encouraged to schedule their interview in the summer or fall for a more informative conversation.

Interviews are recommended of Early Decision 1 applicants (due December 1), Early Decision 2 applicants (due January 10), and Regular Decision applicants (due December 15).

Transfer students and New Resources students can interview at any time, with some limited availability during certain times of the year. Please note that New Resources students are required to interview with us.

To schedule an interview on campus, by phone or via Skype, click on this link, and at the bottom of the request form, indicate your interview location. You can also interview off-campus via LikeLive.

Are you interested in learning more about Pitzer’s interview process, and how you can interview more effectively? Click here for information about our webinar, Interviewing at Pitzer.

Pellissier Mall (The Mounds)Day Visits

A one-day visit to Pitzer can be arranged for most weekdays from late September through April during regular class sessions, Monday through Thursday and Friday mornings (excluding fall, winter and spring breaks, campus holidays and final exams: please check our academic calendar).

To arrange a day visit, please schedule with us at least 14 days in advance so we can personalize your visit. Plan to arrive early in the day so you have the time to experience all that Pitzer has to offer.

A day visit includes most facets of an overnight stay. We offer day visits to high school seniors, transfer students, and New Resources students. If you are requesting a day visit, please do not schedule an interview or tour separately. You will have the option to select an interview and/or tour in the activities section of the ‘Request for a Day Visit form’. These activities will be scheduled by our Day Visit Coordinator.

To schedule a day visit (tours, information sessions, interviews and class visits), please submit our Request for a Day Visit form

Overnight Visits

An overnight visit to Pitzer is the best way to experience life at the college and can be arranged most Monday through Thursday evenings, from late September through the first week of March, when classes are in session (excluding fall, winter and spring breaks, campus holidays and final exams: please check our academic calendar). You will need to arrive on campus by 4:00 p.m. to meet up with your student host for the evening.

To schedule an overnight stay, please submit our Request for an Overnight Visit form. We require 14 days’ notice for overnight visits.

Your personalized overnight visit may include:

  • An overnight stay with a student host in one of the campus residence halls
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with current students
  • The opportunity to attend classes
  • An admission interview
  • A campus tour with a student
  • A visit with a professor and/or coach
  • Any number of evening activities (concerts, plays, sporting events, etc.) taking place during your stay
  • An appointment with a financial aid counselor

Please note that due to large numbers of visitors, we are unable to host prospective students prior to their senior year of high school. We are also unable to host transfer or New Resources students.

Airport, Hotel, Shuttle Service and Arrival Information

Before making your flight arrangements, be sure to check with us to verify the availability of your intended visit date. Plan your flight in order to arrive at Pitzer no later than 4:30 p.m. Ontario Airport is located only 15 minutes away from campus. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a little more than an hour away (without LA traffic!). The LA Metrolink and Amtrak California trains stop in Claremont. For detailed directions to campus, click here. For information on nearby hotels and lodging, click here. If using a shuttle service from the surrounding airports, please click here for Pitzer’s 15% automatic online discount.