Family Weekend

Register to Attend Family Weekend

Family Weekend Schedule

Pitzer College Family Weekend 2017
February 17-20

Where to Eat

McConnell Center Dining Hall

Breakfast 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Lunch Noon–1:30 p.m.
Dinner 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Brunch 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Dinner 5–6:30 p.m.

Breakfast 7:30–10 a.m.
Lunch 11:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

The Shakedown Cafe

February 17 and 18
12:30–4 p.m.

February 19 and 20
12:30–10 p.m.

*Subject to change

Claremont Restaurants

42nd Street Bagel
225 Yale Avenue

50-fifty Asian Fusion Cuisine
201 North Indian Hill Boulevard

Back Abbey
128 North Oberlin Avenue

206 West Bonita Avenue
909. 621.2255

Beer Belly Deli
590 West 1st Street

Bua Thai Cuisine
450 West 1st Street

Casablanca Bar & Grill
500 West 1st Street

Casa Moreno Mexican Grill
101 North Indian Hill Boulevard

Dr. Grubb’s
353 West Bonita Avenue
909. 621.6200

Eureka Burger
580 West 1st Street


Heroes & Legends Restaurant
131 Yale Avenue

Kick Back Jack’s
701 South Indian Hill Boulevard

Le Pain Quotidien
175 North Indian Hill Boulevard

The Junction
1 North Indian Hill Boulevard, Suite 102-103
909. 626.5100

The Press
129 Harvard Avenue

Saca’s Mediterranean Cuisine
248 West 2nd Street

Tutti Mangia Italian Grill
102 Harvard Avenue

Union on Yale
232 Yale Avenue

Viva Madrid
225 Yale Avenue

Walter’s Restaurant & Bakery
310 Yale Avenue

Where to Stay

Check for special Pitzer rates at these area hotels.

Claremont and surrounding area

DoubleTree Claremont – 1.1 miles from Pitzer
555 West Foothill Blvd.
909.626.2411 or 800.854.5733

Hotel Casa 425 – 1.6 miles from Pitzer
425 W First St
Claremont, CA 91711

Sheraton Suites Fairplex – 5.2 miles from Pitzer
601 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona 91768
909.622.2220 or 888.627.8074

Comfort Suites Near Fairplex – 7.2 miles from Pitzer
501 W. Bonita Ave.
San Dimas, CA 91773

Radisson Suites Hotel Covina – 11.3 miles from Pitzer
1211 East Garvey Street
626.915.3441 or 800.830.5222

Near Ontario Airport

Comfort Suites – 7.9 miles from Pitzer
1811 E. Holt Boulevard
Ontario, CA 91761


Country Inn & Suites by Carlson – Ontario Mills – 11 miles from Pitzer
4674 E. Ontario Mills Pkwy
Ontario, CA 91764
$79 per night

Azure Hotel & Suites – 8.4 miles from Pitzer
1945 East Holt Blvd.
Ontario 91761

DoubleTree Ontario Airport Hotel – 7.8 miles from Pitzer
222 N Vineyard Ave.
Ontario, CA 91764
800.222.TREE or 909.937.0900
Shuttle to Claremont Colleges for group room blocks, based upon availability.
(Please inquire with Karla in the sales office)

La Quinta Inn & Suites Ontario – 10.3 miles from Pitzer
3555 Inland Empire Blvd.
Ontario, CA 91764

Sheraton Ontario Airport – 7.6 miles from Pitzer
429 N. Vineyard Ave.
Ontario, CA 91764
909.937.8000 or 800.582.2946
Shuttle to Claremont Colleges for Group Room Blocks, based upon availability.
(Please inquire with the Sales office)

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Family Weekend?
Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20, 2017

Where does Family Weekend take place?
All events will take place on the Pitzer College campus or at the President’s Residence in nearby Claremont. A complete listing of 5-College activities scheduled during Family Weekend will be provided in mid-January.

What is the last day to register for Family Weekend?
Online Registration for Family Weekend closes Thursday, February 9. You can receive a full refund up until Friday, February 3.

Should I attend every scheduled activity?
You may attend as many or as few events as you wish. The schedule has been designed to give you an overview of Pitzer College while providing you with an opportunity to spend time with your student.

What is the process for attending classes with my student on Monday, February 20 (e.g., do we have to make arrangements prior to our visit)?
We’ve taken care of the arrangements so that you can enjoy Monday’s class offerings at your leisure. Your Family Weekend registration package will include a schedule of the classes offered on Monday. You may attend your student’s class or any other class that interests you. Professors will determine limits on class sizes at their discretion. Class visitations are limited to Pitzer’s campus.

Is my student welcome to attend all of the programs for Family Weekend? How about siblings and other family members?
Of course! Your student is welcome at all of the Family Weekend events, free of charge. Although there is no specific programming for siblings or other family members, you’ll find the weekend’s unique offerings to be suitable for all ages.

My student is performing or participating in sports that weekend. Where do I find the schedule?
A complete listing of all 5-College activities scheduled during Family Weekend will be provided mid-January.

What should I wear for the weekend?
All events during Family Weekend (except the membership-only Pitzer Society Dinner) are casual, so feel free to dress in comfortable clothing. The Southern California weather is spectacular in February! However, winter is our rainy season, so plan accordingly. Daytime highs are typically in the 70s and 80s and evening lows are chilly–typically in the 50s.

Where should I stay?
We have secured discounted rates listed above. If you are looking for a specific hotel chain, the Ontario Airport area (located less than 10 miles from campus) has numerous options.

I am the parent of a Pitzer sophomore, junior or senior and have attended Family Weekend before. Is there something new for me?
Absolutely! This weekend has been designed for all of our Pitzer families. All parents are sure to find unique faculty lectures, useful panel presentations for your current year and a completely new experience.

Wheelchair Accessibility
All campus facilities meet ADA requirements. For questions about wheelchair accessibility or other special arrangements, please contact the Office of Parent Relations at for more information.

Contact Us
Office of Parent Relations
Tel: 909.607.4030
Fax: 909.621.8539
To update your contact information, email

Page last updated on February 24, 2017