First-Years: What to Bring

View of the Gold Student Center pool, Sanborn Hall and the San Gabriel mountains from Pitzer Hall. View of the Gold Student Center pool, Sanborn Hall and the San Gabriel mountains from Pitzer Hall.

Pitzer College has three residence halls on campus for incoming first-year students. Atherton Hall, Pitzer Hall, and Sanborn Hall rooms are all air conditioned, double occupancy rooms with two rooms sharing an adjoining vanity, bathroom, and shower.


All rooms are approximately 20 feet x 12 feet. Each room includes 2 beds, 2 desks, 2 desk chairs, 2 dressers, 2 closets, 2 internet ports, wireless internet, recycling and trash bins. Please note all beds are extra long (36 inches x 80 inches).


The closets in the residence halls are approximately 65 inches tall from the ground to the hanger area and 47 inches wide. Each side includes a top shelf that measures 36 inches to the ceiling.


We recommend that all students communicate with their roommates to make sure that items are not duplicated, such as refrigerators, etc. You will receive your roommate assignment in early August. Each residence hall is equipped with laundry machines which accept Claremont Cash or quarters. Washing costs $1.00 and drying costs $0.75.


What to Bring

One of the most exciting parts of college life is moving into your new home. This will be your home away from home, and although we wish you could bring everything with you to your new residence hall, it is essential that you limit yourself to necessities.


ReRoom-Fall-Sale-2014 Many of these items will be sold at the ReRoom sale. For more information, check out the ReRoom flyer and website!

Here is a list of things we recommend that you pack with you to make your living space as comfortable as possible.

  • Extra long sheets, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, bedspread or comforter
  • Towels, washcloths, toiletries, shower sandals
  • Alarm clock/radio
  • Desk lamp
  • Hangers
  • Eco-friendly laundry supplies
  • Eco-friendly cleaning supplies
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Surge protector power strip
  • Broom


Secondary Items:

  • Computer/Laptop
  • Television
  • Cell Phone
  • Electric fan
  • Room decorations
  • Blue painter’s tape (can be found at most hardware supply stores)
  • Thumb tacks
  • Refrigerator (under 4.3 cu. ft.)
  • Throw rug
  • Plate, bowl, cup, and utensils
  • Padlock for security drawer
  • Bicycle (with U-Lock)


The following items are not allowed in the residence halls:

  • Halogen lamps
  • Air conditioning units
  • Candles, incense or hookahs
  • Hot plates, toasters, and other hot cooking devices
  • Duct tape and nails
  • Pets

Additional Information

The following is for informational purposes for your convenience. These are not official Pitzer College programs.


Residence Hall Linens Residence Hall Linens provides you and your family with a convenient affordable way to ensure you have everything you need for life on campus. The extra-long sheets and bedding products fit beds in Pitzer, Atherton, and Sanborn Halls. Matching towels and storage items are also available. All products are guaranteed until graduation and shipping is free for all Value Pak orders. Residence Hall Linens recommend placing your order early since popular colors and patterns can sell out quickly. For more information click here.


Microfridge Rental Collegiate Concepts, Inc. provides a refrigerator/freezer that is conveniently delivered to your residence hall room prior to your arrival. The unit has a true freezer for long-term food storage, touchpad controls for the microwave oven, and uses less energy than other units. It will also be picked up at the end of the year so you do not need to store it over the summer! For more information, check out the micro fridge brochure.