Alumni Weekend Schedule

2017 Schedule of Events

Monday, April 24

One Week. One Pitzer. Kick off
View the week-long schedule of events here!

Friday, April 28

Claremont McKenna College’s Athenaeum Presents Pitzer alumnus Kevin de León ’03
11:45 a.m.
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Senator Kevin de León ’03, president pro tempore of the California State Senate, will speak about the challenges and opportunities presented by legal and policy innovation in California. RSVP required, please contact 909.607.4030.

Registration and Alumni Lounge
Noon–5 p.m.
Broad Center Performance Space
Pick up your registration materials, shop for Pitzer swag and enjoy light refreshments.

Pitzer in the Pool
Noon–3 p.m.
Gold Student Center Pool
Join current students for some grilling and chilling! Hosted by PAct, we’ll be kicking off the weekend with a heaping helping of vitamin D.

2017 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition
Noon–5 p.m.
Nichols Gallery and Lenzner Family Art Gallery
Take a stroll through Pitzer’s art galleries and peruse the works of our current seniors.

Quick Dive into the Hive
3–6 p.m.
Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity
Mosey on down to the Hive to mingle with fellow 5C alums and discover how we are giving the 5C community space to generate, experiment, and play. There will be a photo booth, a button maker and much more. We hope to see you there!

Sagehen Athletics Reception
3:30–5 p.m.
Gold Student Center Multipurpose Room
Pitzer and Pomona alumni-athletes are invited to meet with current student-athletes to share stories about how athletic participation enhanced their lives after college.

Farewell to Pitzer’s Dean of Students, Moya
4 p.m.
Broad Center Patio
Please join us in thanking and celebrating the many accomplishments of our outgoing Dean of Students, Moya Carter.

Study Abroad Reception featuring Director of Pitzer in Italy Franca Mora
4–6 p.m.
West Hall Courtyard
Gather with world travelers from across the years to celebrate all of Pitzer’s outstanding study abroad opportunities. This reception will include a special commemoration for the 25th anniversary of the Pitzer in Italy program.

Scripps College 3C Wine Tasting
5–6:30 p.m.
Scripps College, Elm Tree Lawn
Enjoy rollicking reds and whimsical whites while mingling with fellow alumni from Scripps and Harvey Mudd.

Fulbright Reception
5–6:30 p.m.
The Home of Nigel Boyle, Claremont, CA
Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Nigel Boyle will once again open his home to Fulbright alumni to greet the newest class of recipients and raise a glass to the 200+ Pitzer scholars who have earned this prestigious award.

Senior Art Class Thesis Display
6–9 p.m.
Brant Clock Tower Lawn
View the collective culmination of the senior art class, an experiential, one time event, called Normalia.

Hahas and Hors d’Oeuvres
6:30–9 p.m.
Gold Student Center Multipurpose Room
An evening of hot appetizers and hotter comedians!

Story Slam
8:30–10:30 p.m.
The Grove House

MIX-hosted Groove at the Grove
11 p.m.–1 a.m.
The Grove House
A Pitzer tradition! Wind the night down (or up!) with tasty Grove House treats and groovy tunes.

Saturday, April 29

Rise and Shine Yoga
8:30 a.m.
The Mounds or Brant Clock Tower Lawn
Greet the day with some mindful stretching and sun-soaking poses. Mats will be provided or you can bring your own mat or a towel (registration required).

Registration and Alumni Lounge
9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Broad Center Performance Space 
Pick up your registration materials, shop for Pitzer swag and enjoy light refreshments.

Mimosas and a Meander Down Memory Lane
9–11 a.m.
Skandera Hall Lobby and Pitzer Archive Conference Center
Start the morning off right with a mimosa bar and DIY donuts. If sprinkles and glaze and bacon bits aren’t enough, we’ll be unfurling our Alumni Reunion Memory Book and touring a special display put together by Pitzer Archivist Stacy Elliott.

Pitzer’s Latinx Student Union (LSU) 10th Annual Rockabilly Festival
11 a.m.–11 p.m.
The Mounds and McConnell Center Apron
Celebrating ten years, the festival features a car exhibition, food trucks, arts and crafts, vendors and, of course, live music! The festival has been extended into the evening and will include musicians from a wide range of genres that encompass the diverse identities of the Latinx community.

Tenth Anniversary Claremont in Entertainment and Media (CEM) Alumni Panel and Mixer
11 a.m.–Noon
Benson Auditorium and Atrium
Join the CEM Alumni Group for a panel discussion on the evolving digital media landscape featuring special guest alums from Amazon, Tongal, and Paramount Pictures.

Alumni Admission Engagement
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Pitzer Hall, Office of Admission
Want to contribute to future Pitzer classes in a direct and meaningful way? Join members of the Pitzer Admission Office to learn how you can get involved in prospective student outreach through college fairs, on-campus activities and the Pitzer Alumni Interview Program.

Career Services Open House and Career Advice Video
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Scott Hall, Suite 126
Career Services is throwing open its doors for our alumni! Whether you’re interested in navigating your own career path or helping a current student launch theirs, come in to talk with the team about job search strategies, targeted networking or crafting an effective LinkedIn profile. You can also contribute 30-seconds of informal career advice to current students through a student video project.

Grove House Lunch
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
The Grove House
We heard you missed the sammys and schmear, so we asked Zenia for a spread to cure the worst case of PZ homesickness.

New Resources Lounge Open House
1–3 p.m.
Mead Hall
Visit the newly renovated New Resources Lounge and speak with the staff about their programs.

Pitzer People of Color Reception
1–3 p.m.
Founders Room, McConnell Center
An empowering opportunity to celebrate our diverse community while reuniting with friends, establishing new relationships and reconnecting with mentors, colleagues and allies.

Mashup on the Mounds
3–6:30 p.m.
North Mounds and Brant Clock Tower Lawn
Fun in the sun! Our friends from the Hive will be joining us for Pitzer Pong, henna, face painting, dancing and more.

5C Education in Alumni Panel & Mixer
4:30–6 p.m.
Rose Hill Theater – Pomona College
5C Educate is hosting an alumni panel and mixer with alumni in the education realm.

Beer Tasting featuring NRS Alumni Brewmasters Dave Bolinger ’11 and Anna Alquitela ’15
5–6:30 p.m.
Broad Center Patio
Brewmasters Dave Bolinger ’11 and Anna Alquitela ’15 will join forces to tantalize the taste buds and oblige the olfactory senses with this year’s batch of exquisite craft brew.

Alumni Celebration Dinner with President Melvin L. Oliver (SOLD OUT)
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Gold Student Center Multipurpose Room
Join President Oliver and Suzanne Oliver as we celebrate our amazing and unique alumni and honor our Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Achievement Award recipients. We’ll be sampling a feast of Latin American food while recognizing our current Student Leadership Award winners and cheering on our milestone alumni. It promises to be a fantastic evening!

Musica y Mas
7–11 p.m.
The Mounds and McConnell Center Apron
Enjoy the music of a wide range of genres that encompass the diverse identities of the Latinx community.

Sunday, April 30

Alumni Association Open Meeting
9–10 a.m.
Broad Center Performance Space
All alumni are welcome to attend this annual open meeting chaired by Alumni Board President Brian Christiansen ’93. The breakfast buffet will open for attendees at 8:30 a.m.

This schedule is subject to change. All of the items above are included in the Alumni Weekend Flat-rate and Last Decade registration options.

Register here!


Page last updated on April 24, 2017