New Parent Orientation

Register for 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
Benson Auditorium
Learn more about campus based resources,  academic advising, career services, community engagement and study abroad.

3–4 p.m. Insights into Life at Pitzer, Part II
Benson Auditorium
Learn more about roommates, housing,  life on campus and the collective resources within the Claremont Colleges consortium (5Cs).

3–3:45 p.m. Pomona-Pitzer Athletics 101
Seaver Theatre, Pomona College
Come and meet the Sagehen Athletic team and learn how you and your student-athlete can get the most out of our varsity sports programs. Hear from department leaders including Lesley Irvine, Director of Athletics and Angel Mason, Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator. Key support areas including Sports Medicine, Student-Athlete Services and Sports Information will share important information on their roles and areas. This interactive session will also include coaches and former and current student-athletes in an interactive Q&A panel. Come and join us to learn more about exciting Sagehen Athletic updates and insights in to the varsity athletic program and the Division III student-athlete experience.

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 Barbecue
Pellissier Mall (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
Pellissier Mall (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

New Student Orientation information

Page last updated on June 7, 2017