Move-In Guide: New Students

Welcome to Pitzer College’s “New Students Move-In Guide” resource page!  This is where you’ll find information on how to prepare for your arrival to Pitzer College.

  • Photos of PAS Hall Rooms

    PAS Double Room (example)

    Typical Pitzer-Atherton-Sanborn Residence Hall room

    Typical Pitzer-Atherton-Sanborn Residence Hall room

    Typical Pitzer-Atherton-Sanborn Residence Hall bathroom

     

    PAS Single Room (example)

    Typical Pitzer-Atherton-Sanborn Residence Hall single room

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    Typical Pitzer-Atherton-Sanborn Residence Hall bathroom

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    Community Kitchen in East Sanborn

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    Living Room in East Sanborn

    Living room in East Sanborn

  • What to Bring/Pack

    For your bed:

    • Bed sheets for Twin-XL
    • Pillow(s)
    • Comforter or blanket
    • Alarm clock

    For your wardrobe:

    • Shoe rack
    • Laundry hamper (and detergent)
    • Hangers
    • Seasonal clothing
    • Swimsuit and athletic clothing
    • “Under the bed” storage containers

    “Fix-Its”:

    • First-aid kit
    • Sewing kit
    • Flashlight
    • Small tool kit

    For the shower:

    • Towels and washcloths
    • Bathrobe
    • Shower shoes
    • Toiletries (shampoo, soap, shaving cream, hand lotion, toothbrush, etc.)
    • Hair dryer
    • Shower caddy

    For study breaks:

    • MP3 Player/iPod
    • Television
    • DVD Player
    • Coaxial cable for connecting to the TV

    For making the most of your study time:

    • Computer, power cord and other accessories
    • Ethernet cable
    • Calculator
    • Office supplies

    For light and power:

    • Desk or bedside lamp
    • Surge protector

    For all your other needs:

    • Small vacuum
    • Plates, cups, bowls, utensils
    • Prescription medication
    • Fan
    • Umbrella
    • Backpack
    • Good walking shoes
    • Boots for wet weather

    So it feels like home:

    • Posters
    • Family photos
    • Decorations
  • Linen Program

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    Pitzer College Residence Hall Linens Program


    Pitzer College has been offering the Residence Hall Linens program since 1993. Students at Pitzer College require specially-sized sheets, mattress pads and comforters to fit campus mattresses. These beds, which are longer than 76 inches, are intended to maximize student comfort.

    When you reserve your college bedding through the Residence Hall Linens Program at Our Campus Market (OCM), you ensure the right size linens for move-in. The selection is larger than you will find anywhere else, at prices that are budget-friendly. Best of all, every Residence Hall Linens product available through OCM is guaranteed to fit and guaranteed to last from move-in all the way to graduation. Extra-long sheets, extra-long mattress pads, extra-long comforters, pillows, décor and storage solutions and all other products are backed by this guarantee. And using the OCM.com website is EASY!

    Residence Hall Linens Program


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    We recommend that parents and students respond early, in order to have the widest selection of college bedding to choose from. Doing so will guarantee your first choice color or pattern and help you make great progress on your college shopping checklist.

    Residence Hall Linens Program

    Testimonials


    “After receiving your literature, I went to the stores and compared what it would cost me, the stores prices for everything you offered in ‘The Complete Campus Collection’ totaled over $295.00. I came straight home and ordered your package! Thank you for all the help.”
    – B. Kelly, parent


    “This is an exceptional value. I know from past experience that dorm beds are impossible to fit – I’m glad this service is available. ”
    – N. Lawrence, parent of first-year student


    “I liked that you had several different “Value Pak” options. I checked out prices at several stores as well as online and found that your prices seemed to be a really good deal. ”
    – V. Mead, parent of first-year student


    “My daughter will be going away to college for the first time. With everything that needs to be done, ordering from RHL made things a lot easier. The time and money saved made it even better. ”
    – K. Engel, parent of first-year student


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  • What to Leave at Home
    • Basic furniture (bed, dresser, desk etc.)
    • All of your books and notes from high school
    • Clothes for every season
      • don’t bring your entire closet
      • save space in your room by dropping off and picking up clothes when you go away for breaks
    • High school mementos
      • bring a few pictures but don’t bring all your yearbooks
    • Duct Tape, you won’t be able to use it to hang up anything in your room. Thumbtacks and blue tape only.
    • Any items that are not allowed in the residence halls.
      • No hot plates, no pets, no weapons, no subwoofers, no candles, nothing hung from the ceiling, etc.
      • For a detailed list of items that are not permitted in the residence halls, please refer to the 2016-17 Student Handbook. 
  • Re-Room & Purchasing Appliances

    Re-Room & Purchasing Appliances

    Founded in 2013, Re-Room looks to re-circulate a wide range of materials each year, keeping our stuff in our community and reducing waste campus-wide!  We encourage new students to shop at the Re-Room sale on move-in day in August to find refrigerators, microwaves, couches, lamps, fans, bookshelves, shower caddies, trash cans, etc.

    www.facebook.com/reroomatpitzercollege

    If you can’t find what you need at Re-Room, then consider purchasing new appliances/furniture, reuse them every year, and give them to Re-Room at the end of your time at Pitzer for future students to use.

  • Room Furnishings
    • XL Twin Bed frame and mattress
      • adjustable height
    • Desk with chair
      • lap drawer
      • side drawer with lock
      • 2 side cubbies
    • Open closet
    • Dresser with 3 drawers

    Internet Access

    All residence halls, academic buildings, and the dining hall are all equipped with wireless internet access. The preferred WiFi on campus is Claremont-WPA. Once on campus, follow the instructions on this website to connect your laptop to WiFi.

    Housekeeping and Toilet Paper

    There is no cleaning service available for the residence halls and students are responsible for cleaning up their rooms. There are limited cleaning supplies available at the service desk.

    The college provides toilet paper to all residents. Students can pick up toilet paper from the service desk during the day or wait until night time when the Toilet Paper trolley comes around and delivers it to your door.

  • Driving Directions to Campus

    From Ontario International Airport:
    Travel west on I-10 (towards Los Angeles). Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard going north (towards the mountains) for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parking lot).

    From Los Angeles International Airport:
    Take the CA-1 south/Sepulveda Boulevard towards I-105. Take the I-105 east (Imperial Highway). Take I-605 north. Take I-10 east (towards San Bernardino). Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard going north (towards the mountains) for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parking lot).

    From San Diego:
    Take I-15 north. Take I-10 west (towards Los Angeles). Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard going north (towards the mountains) for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parking lot).

    From Orange County:
    Take the CA-57 freeway north (towards Pomona). Take I-10 east. Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard going north (towards the mountains) for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parkinglot).

    From Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley:
    Take I-210 east to Towne Exit. Turn right (south) to Foothill Boulevard. Turn left onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parking lot).

    From I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway):
    Exit on Indian Hill Boulevard going north (towards the mountains) for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parking lot).

    From I-210 east (Foothill Freeway):
    Take I-210 east to Towne exit. Turn right (south) to Foothill Boulevard. Turn left onto Foothill Boulevard. Turn right onto Claremont Boulevard, which is the third stoplight after Indian Hill. Turn right onto Ninth Street. The Pitzer visitor parking lot will be directly on your right (East Mesa parking lot).

  • Dining & Meal Plans

    Dining Hall Information

    Once you arrive on campus all students will receive an ID Card that will give you access to your room and the dining hall. Upon entering the dining hall, you will be required to ‘swipe’ or ‘tap’ your I.D. Card at the cashier’s entrance and to use verify and use your selected meal plan.

    Meal Plan:

    Students have the option to choose between the 12 meal plan and the 16 meal plan. The dining hall is open three times a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday – Friday and on the weekends it is open for brunch and dinner. As a Pitzer student, you will have access to all the undergraduate dining halls on the Claremont College campus.

    For more information about the McConnell Dining Hall please visit  http://pitzer.cafebonappetit.com

  • Mail Center

    Mail Center Location:

    The Mail Center is located on the bottom floor of Atherton Hall. You will need to your ID Card to access the Mail Center to pick up packages. Please note the Mail Center is closed on the weekends so please plan the shipping of your packages accordingly.

    Shipping Items for Move-In:

    • New Students can begin shipping their things to the Pitzer Mail Center starting on Monday, August 8, 2016.
    • Returning Students can begin shipping their things to the Pitzer Mail Center starting Monday, August 22, 2016.

    Mail Center Hours:

    • Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Closed on Saturday and Sunday

    Mailbox:

    All new students are assigned a mail box number and you will be given this information upon your arrival. The boxes operate using a combination lock and each student is responsible for remembering their combination.
    Tip:  as soon as you get your box number and combination, put it in your cell phone.

    When mailing boxes or letters to campus, please use the format below:

    Student’s Name
    Pitzer College Box #___ (do Not use P.O. Box)
    1050 N. Mills Avenue
    Claremont, CA 91711

    For more information on the Mail Center please visit their website.

  • Laundry

    There is a laundry room located in every residence hall. Laundry costs $1.00 to wash and $0.75 to dry. Students are responsible for purchasing their own detergent, dryer sheets, etc.

    Laundry room locations for each residence hall are listed below:

    • Pitzer Hall, Atherton Hall, and East Sanborn Hall – Second floor of each building
    • West Hall and East Hall – First floor of each building
    • Mead Hall – Second floor between W and X Towers

    The laundry machines take quarters and Claremont Cash (which is loaded on your I.D. card). Since there are no change machines on campus, we encourage all students to use Claremont Cash for laundry machines. Students, and parents/guardians, can add money to your Claremont Cash account online.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Off Campus Storage Options

    There are no storage spaces available on campus for students to store their items during the summer. There are several storage companies in the area.

    Residence Hall Break Information

    During Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, and Spring Break, the residence halls remain open and students are not required to move off of campus. Dining options are also limited during this time. Students will be notified of dining hall locations that will be open during each break period via email during the academic year.

    All residence halls CLOSE for winter break and  this date and time is at always at noon the Saturday after finals. Students are not allowed to return to Pitzer until   the residence halls re-open in the spring. While students do not need to move out of their rooms, we do encourage then to take the necessary items they will need until we re-open for the spring semester. Some of those items include:

    • Passports
    • Medication
    • Seasonal clothing
    • Items not needed for the spring

    We encourage each student to refer to the academic calendar before confirming travel arrangements to avoid arriving too early or too late. The College will not be able to provide housing accommodations outside the dates in which the residence halls are open for the academic year.

    For specific dates for each break, please refer to the academic calendar.

  • What should I do if I lose my I.D. card?

    If you lose your ID card will need to visit the Connection located in the Honnold Mudd Library on the first floor to purchase a new ID card. There is a replacement fee of $15.00. If an ID card is broken or damaged, you may bring in your broken or damaged card and the Connection may not charge you if you have all the pieces. For Connection office hours please visit their website.

    For students living in Pitzer, Atherton, and Sanborn Halls or West and East Hall, you will need to get your new ID card coded for access to your room. The Housing Office is located in East Sanborn C226. Mead residents do not need to visit the Housing Office.

  • Grocery & ATM locations

    ATM Locations

    Chase ATM – Pomona Campus – Smith Campus Center
    Bank Of America ATM – 170 E 6th st
    Citibank ATM – 405 W Foothill Blvd
    U.S. Bank – 393 W Foothill Blvd
    Wells Fargo ATM – 550 Baseline Rd

    Stores in the Surrounding Area

    Grocery Stores

    • Vons – 550 Baseline Rd, Claremont, CA
    • Sprouts Farmers Market – 835 W Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA
    • Super King Market – 436 Auto Center Dr., Claremont, CA
    • Trader Joes – 475 W Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA

    Superstores

    • Target – 9052 Central Ave, Montclair, CA
    • 99 Cents Only Store – 5200 Moreno St, Montclair, CA
    • Walmart – 1540 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland, CA

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    • 1865 N. Campus Ave, Upland, CA
Page last updated on October 5, 2016