Visiting Campus

The MoundsCould 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

Info Session, Tour, and Interview Schedule

Info Session, Tour, and Interview Summer Schedule (June, July, and August)

 Information Sessions 9 a.m., 2 p.m.
Campus Tours 10 a.m., 3 p.m. (1 p.m. tour begins Monday, July 11)
Interviews (for rising high school seniors, i.e. Class of 2017) 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Special Dates
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 No 2 p.m. information session or 3 p.m. campus tour
Friday, July 1, 2016 College Holiday (Office of Admission closed)
Monday, July 4, 2016 Fourth of July Holiday (Office of Admission closed)
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 First day of fall classes
 
To sign up for a campus tour and/or information session, please register using this event calendar. If you are a rising high school senior or a prospective transfer or New Resources Student and would like to register for an interview, please use our online interview calendar.

Tours

Tours

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

Campus tours are given Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. year round, and on Saturdays from September through mid-December at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. 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

Information Sessions

A 45-minute information session is available for all interested students and family members Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. year round. The sessions provide an overview of the college followed by an informal Q&A period. Please be sure to check the Info Session, Tour, and Interview Schedule above for schedule changes that we may make before a holiday or holiday weekend.

Interviews

Interviews

Interviews are available for rising high school seniors (i.e. Class of 2017), prospective transfer students, and prospective New Resources Students beginning in June 2016. To discover all your interview opportunities, click here.

To register for an on-campus, phone or Skype interview, please visit our online interview calendar.

 *If interviews are booked, you may also submit a video of yourself on SlideRoom.

Day Visits

Day Visits

Please note: Day visit sign-ups will be come available this summer.

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.

Day Visit Schedule
September 21 – December 4, 2016 Open to all prospective students (high school seniors, Transfers and New Resources students)
February 1 – March 4, 2017 Open to all applicants (high school seniors, transfers, New Resources students)
March 28 – April 29, 2017 Open to all admitted students (high school seniors, Transfers, New Resources students)

Overnight Visits

Overnight Visits

Please note: Overnight visit sign-ups will be come available this summer.

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.

If you are an admitted student scheduling an overnight in April, we require only 7 days notice to schedule the visit.

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.

Overnight Visit Schedule
September 21 – December 3, 2016 Open to all prospective students (high school seniors only)
February 1 – March 3, 2017 Open to all applicants (high school seniors only)
March 28 – April 28, 2017 Open to all admitted students (high school seniors only)

Group Tours

Pitzer College offers tours for groups of 10 or more students from secondary schools and community-based organizations. To schedule a tour, please submit your request below at least three weeks in advance. Due to scheduling considerations, we are unable to arrange tours more than three months in advance.

To find out more, see Group Tours.

Airport, Hotel, Shuttle Service and Arrival Information

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 surrounding airports, please click here for Pitzer’s 15% automatic online discount.