New Parent Orientation

Saturday, August 19

8 a.m.–Noon Registration & Student Move-In
(Gold Student Health & Wellness Center)
Meet members of the Parent Leadership Council, pick up your parent information packet, grab some breakfast and help your student move into their new room.

9 a.m.–6 p.m. Letter to Your Student
(McConnell Center Living Room)
Take a few moments to write a heartfelt note to your student as they embark on this new journey. Letters will be delivered to your student during their first week of classes.

9 a.m.–6 p.m. Family & Friends Lounge Open
(McConnell Center Living Room)
For those “in between” times, rest in this air-conditioned lounge, chat with fellow parents, write your student a letter, purchase Pitzer merchandise and enjoy light refreshments throughout the day.

Noon–1:30 p.m. Parent Welcome Luncheon
(McConnell Center Dining Hall)
Hear from President Melvin Oliver and senior administrators.

1:45–2:45 p.m. Insights into Life at Pitzer, Part I: Learn more about campus based resources,  academic advising, career services, community engagement and study abroad.
(George C.S. Benson Auditorium)

3–3:45 p.m. Insights into Life at Pitzer, Part II: Learn more about roommates, housing,  life on campus and the collective resources within the Claremont Colleges consortium (5Cs).
(George C.S. Benson Auditorium)

4–5 p.m. Pomona-Pitzer Athletics 101
(Broad Performance Space)
Learn more about Pomona-Pitzer Athletics and how you can support your student-athlete.

4–5 p.m. First-Generation Family Welcome Reception
(Gold Student Health & Wellness Center, Multipurpose Room)
Students and parents are invited to attend this session to learn about Pitzer’s FirstGen program, which supports students who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college.

5–6:15 p.m. Community Barbeque
(The Mounds)
Join us for dinner with your student and take a souvenir Parent Orientation picture. A photo booth will be available between 4 and 6 p.m. near the entrance to George C.S. Benson Auditorium.

6:15 p.m. Parent Farewell
(The Mounds)
As your student embarks on the next step of their journey, this is the time for family members to say goodbye.

6:30 p.m. Pitzer Parent Social Hour
(Casa 425, 425 West First Street, Claremont)
Join members of the Parent Leadership Council and the Office of Parent Relations for happy hour in the Claremont Village.
*Subject to change

Link to New Student Orientation page:

Page last updated on April 17, 2017