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 and/or Interview

Info Session, Tour, and Interview Schedule

Info Session, Tour, and Interview Schedule

REMAINING SUMMER SCHEDULE Through August 31, 2015
Monday – Friday
Information Sessions 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
Campus Tours 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Interviews 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Special Dates
August 24-31, 2015 Interviews will only be offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Please Note:
Information sessions and interviews will not be offered on August 10 and August 11, 2015.
FALL SCHEDULE September – December 2015
Monday – Friday
Information Sessions 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
Campus Tours 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Interviews 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Campus Tour 10 a.m., 11 a.m.
Interviews 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m.
Special Dates
September 7 Labor Day (Office of Admission closed)
October 17-20 Fall Break (campus tours, interviews and information sessions will NOT be offered)
November 26-28 Thanksgiving Holiday (Office of Admission closed)
December 24 – January 1 Winter Holidays (Office of Admission closed)
Please Note:

  • Information sessions will not be offered on Saturdays in the fall.
  • The Office of Admission will be closed on Sundays in the fall.
  • Campus tours, interviews and information sessions will not be offered October 17-20, 2015 in observance of Fall Break.
The spring 2016 visit schedule (January – May 2016) will be available online in mid-December.
Please visit our online event calendar to register for tours, interviews and/or information sessions: https://pitzer-uga.edu.185r.net/Event/

Tours

Tours

Residence-LifeLed 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 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 30-minute information session is available for all interested students and parents 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

To discover all your interview opportunities, click here.

To schedule an interview on campus, by phone or via Skype, click here.

 

Day Visits

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.

Day Visit Schedule
September 21 – December 4, 2015 Open to all prospective students (high school seniors, Transfers and New Resources students)
February 1 – March 4, 2016 Open to all applicants (high school seniors, transfers, New Resources students)
March 28 – April 29, 2016 Open to all admitted students (high school seniors, Transfers, New Resources students)

Overnight Visits

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.

Overnight Visit Schedule
September 21 – December 3, 2015 Open to all prospective students (high school seniors only)
February 1 – March 3, 2016 Open to all applicants (high school seniors only)
March 28 – April 28, 2016 Open to all admitted students (high school seniors only)

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.