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Family Weekend, February 14-16, 2014

Open all Weekend

Pomona College Museum of Art

Don't miss the opportunity to visit this semester's special exhibitions at the Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave.

Dividing the Light, the James Turrell ’65 Skyspace

Located in the Draper Courtyard, Lincoln and Edmunds buildings, is a unique light show that begins each evening at dusk and lasts for approximately one hour. Come for all or part of the show.

ASPC Coop Store

This student-run store in Smith Campus Center sells Sagehen apparel and memorabilia. Come dressed for the occasion! Visit the Parents and Alumni section on the web: Hours are Friday, 9 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, noon to midnight; Sunday, noon to 10:00 p.m.

ASPC Coop Fountain

The Coop Fountain serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. Don’t miss the famous Coop shakes. Hours are Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sagehen Café

The Sagehen Café offers a full service coffee bar featuring Peet’s coffee. Café hours are Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, with a lunch service from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon; Sunday, closed.

Dinner will be on your own each night. For more information on local restaurants and food establishments, please visit You’re also welcome at our dining halls during dinner hours.

Note: The following schedule is for reference only. Please check back in December 2014 for the Family Weekend 2015 schedule of events.

Friday, February 14

8 a.m.–5 p.m. Registration and information. Continental breakfast served until 11 a.m. Smith Campus Center Courtyard.
8 a.m.–Noon. Open classes. Pick up a class list at the registration table and join your student or pick any class that interests you. Classes begin on the hour.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Financial aid consultations. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for a consultation, walk-ins or by appointment, with one of our financial aid staff members. You can also stop by to make an appointment for Saturday morning. Alexander Hall, Room 117.
10–11:30 a.m. Asian American Resource Center - Family Weekend visitor hours. Meet the staff and learn about the exciting programs offered through the resource center. Smith Campus Center, Suite 240.
10 a.m.–Noon. Career Development Office  - Family Weekend visitor hours. The award-winning Pomona College Career Development Office (CDO) is hosting special hours for Family Weekend guests. Career Development Office, Alexander Hall.
10 a.m.–Noon. Draper Center for Community Partnerships - Family Weekend visitor hours. The Draper Center for Community Partnerships aims to foster mutually beneficial exchanges among community members, students, faculty and staff in order to support educational outreach initiatives, community-based research and learning and other community engagement activities. Draper Center, 735 Dartmouth Ave.
10 a.m.–Noon. Quantitative Skills Center Open House / Sage Learning Fellows Meet and Greet. The Quantitative Skills Center provides support to Pomona College students in skills related to empirical inquiry via mathematical, statistical, or computational data gathering and analysis. Tour the newly designed space and meet the staff, along with the Sage Learning Fellows, a select group of dedicated peer tutors. Smith Campus Center, Suite 228.
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch with your student. Reservations required. Join your student for lunch in Frank, Frary or Oldenborg Dining Hall.
Noon-1:00 p.m. Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium. Featuring presentations by the 2013 Oldenborg International Research and Travel Grant Recipients, Madeline DeMeules (PO ‘14) and Caitlyn Hynes (PO ‘14).  
Noon-5:00 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art open hours. Please visit for information on current exhibits.
1–2 p.m. Finding an Internship/Job/Full-time Position for Summer 2014. Spend an hour with the Career Development Office (CDO) and learn about the many resources to help your student find summer opportunities in a variety of fields. The CDO will show you how we teach students to use these resources, so bring your student with you and let’s take a journey through the heart of the CDO’s online resources. Smith Campus Center, Suite 208.  
1:15 p.m. Islamic Friday Prayer (Juma'h). McAlister Center for Religious Activities, 919 North Columbia Ave.
1:30–2:30 p.m. Pomona Family College. Faculty and administration members are have designed special sessions just for you.

  • Can Zombies Do Math? with Prof. Gizem Karaali, Carnegie 107
  • St. Francis of Assissi, Upside Down with Prof. Kenneth Wolf, Pearsons 101
  • “Smart” Drugs, In Sickness and in Health with Prof. Karen Parfitt, Edmunds 101
  • Study Abroad: Pomona Beyond the Gates with Rhoda Borcherding, Director of the Study Abroad Office, Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center
  • My Daughter/Son, the (Doctor) (Dentist) (Podiatrist) (Optometrist) (Nurse) (Physical Therapist) or (???) with Dr. Paula Goldsmid, Medical Sciences Office Director, Hahn 107

2:30 p.m.  Men's Baseball vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.  Arce Field (at Claremont-McKenna College).
3–4 p.m. Special Family Weekend Presentations by the Career Development Office. The award-winning Pomona College Career Development Office (CDO) has prepared special presentations for our Family Weekend guests.

  • Turning on the Light: Navigating the CDO for New Sagehen Parents with Wanda Gibson, Senior Associate Director of the CDO, and Marcela Rojas, Experiential Programs Coordinator, Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center
  • The Future is Bright: There is Life after Pomona with Sarah Park, Associate Director of the CDO, and Terry Preuit, Career Counselor, Smith Campus Center, Suite 208

3–5 p.m. Queer Resource Center Family Weekend Visitor Hours. Visit the Queer Resource Center (QRC), tour the space and learn about QRC's programs and events. Walton Commons, 395 E. 6th Street.
3–5 p.m. Organic Farm Tours. Come visit the Pomona College Organic Farm to learn about our chickens, bees, veggies, fruit, and more! A member of the Farm Staff will be in front of Frank Dining Hall every half hour (from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm) to lead people to The Farm.
4–6 p.m. Ten-Minute Play Festival. The festival features five original plays written, directed, and performed by Claremont College students. This year's theme is "air". Seaver Theatre. 
4:15–5:15 p.m. Quantitative Reasoning for Success in College. Travis Brown, Director of the Quantitative Skills Center, will give an overview to the services that the QSC offers to all Pomona students. The talk will also feature an interactive portion where you will get a chance to see how learning in college can differ from high school, and how you can support your student in making that sometimes tricky transition. Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center.
5–6:30 p.m. President’s reception.
Meet President David Oxtoby, his wife Claire, college faculty, staff and members of the Parents Council. Edmunds Ballroom, Smith Campus Center. 
5:30 p.m. Shabbat service and Dinner at McAlister Center. Reservations required for dinner. McAlister Center for Religious Activities, 919 North Columbia Ave. Please RSVP by calling (909) 621-8685.
8 p.m. Family Dance Night. The program will begin with a short performance by the Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company, followed by the dance company leading a brief class.  This ballroom party is for all levels of dancer, from beginner to advanced. Bridges Hall of Music.

Saturday, February 15

8 a.m.–Noon. Registration and information. Continental breakfast served. Smith Campus Center Courtyard.
8 a.m.–Noon. Financial aid consultations (by appointment only). Make an appointment on Friday for a consultation with one of our financial aid staff members. Alexander Hall, Room 117.
9:45–10:45 a.m. Pomona Family College.
This is your second chance to participate in academic offerings specially designed for Family Weekend.

  • The Economics of Sin with Prof. Eleanor Brown, Carnegie 107
  • Forging American Roots: The Real & the Fake in American Popular Music with Prof. Kevin Dettmar, Crookshank 10
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.: From Montgomery to Memphis with Prof. Lorn Foster, Pearsons 101
  • How to recognize--and analyze--a difficult poem when you see one with Prof. Paul Cahill, Carnegie 109
  • Life on Campus with Ric Townes, Dean of Campus Life, Smith Campus Center 208

10 a.m.–Noon. Coffee at the Queer Resource Center. LGBTQ family members and allies are all invited for snacks and conversation at the Queer Resource Center (QRC). Tour the space; learn about QRC's programs and events. Walton Commons.
10 a.m.–Noon. Volunteer Hours at The Farm. Stop by the Farm and lend a helping hand or to simply take this opportunity to visit The Farm; come and go as you please.  Pomona College Organic Farm.
11 a.m.–Noon. The Pomona College experience.
Discuss and explore opportunities, inside and outside of the classroom. Take part in a conversation with the Dean of Students, Miriam Feldblum. Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center.
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Brunch with your student. Reservations required. Join your student for lunch in Frank or Frary dining hall.
Noon–5 p.m.  Pomona College Museum of Art open hours. Please visit for information on current exhibits.
2 p.m. Men's Baseball vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Double Header). Alumni Baseball Field.
2 p.m. Claremont Men's Lacrosse vs. Santa Clara University. Parents Field (at Claremont McKenna College).
2 p.m. Claremont Men's Rugby vs. University of Southern California.
Linde Field (at Harvey-Mudd College).
2–4 p.m. Pomona’s Got Talent.
Students showcase their talents in the performing arts. Bridges Hall of Music.
4–5 p.m. Parents Council reception. Meet members of Pomona’s Parents Council and mix and mingle with current students and their families. Carolyn Lyon Garden.
8 p.m. Guitar Extravaganza. Jack Sanders, Jason Yoshida and Miroslav Tadić, guitars. Music by Tadić, Sor and various Baroque composers including J.S. Bach. Bridges Hall of Music.
8 p.m. That Saturday Group (TSG) Scavenger Hunt. Students and their siblings team up on a quest to find all the elusive items in the hunt list. Prizes are awarded to the first two teams to collect ALL the items on the list. Smith Campus Center, Suite 217.
8:15 p.m. Movement and Sound - A Presentation of 5C Consortium Performing Arts. Don't miss this inaugural event where parents from all five colleges have the chance to see talented students perform alongside their consortium peers in several gifted and show-stopping performing arts groups. Garrison Theater (at Scripps College).

Sunday, February 16

9–10:30 a.m. Conviértase en un Sagehen. Con la ayuda de la comunidad universitario, exploraremos que significa ser un estudiante de Pomona. Smith Campus Center, Room 208.
9:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Roman Catholic Mass. McAlister Center for Religious Activities, 919 North Columbia Ave.
11 a.m. Día de la Familia. Reservations required. The CUC Chicano-Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) will host family events on Sunday. Bridges Hall of Music. Please RSVP by calling (909) 621-8044
10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m Sunday Jazz brunch. Reservations are required. Join your student for brunch with live entertainment. Frary Dining Hall.
11:15 a.m. Interdenominational Christian Worship. McAlister Center for Religious Activities, 919 North Columbia Ave.
Noon–5:00 p.m.. Pomona College Museum of Art open hours.
Please visit for information on current exhibits.

Family Weekend participants are also invited to attend the following events:

Thursday, February 13

4:10–5:40 p.m. Pomona College Glee Club Rehearsal. The Pomona College Glee Club is a 25-voice advanced chamber choir that performs music from many periods and styles. The ensemble rehearses and performs only in the Spring semester, and ends the term with a 7-10 day tour. Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building.
6:30–8 p.m. Pomona College Choir Rehearsal. 
The Pomona College Choir is a 65-voice concert choir that draws its membership from across the Claremont Colleges and the community. The Choir generally presents two concerts a year of major choral works. Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building.

Monday, February 16

11 a.m–1 p.m. International Place Open House. I-Place offers a variety of services for international students, scholars, and faculty and offers educational programs and cultural events for the entire community.  Stop by the lounge and get acquainted with I-Place staff and programs and meet international students while you enjoy light refreshments featuring international cuisine. International Place, 390 East Ninth Street.
4 p.m. Claremont Men's Lacrosse vs. Washington State University. Parents Field (at Claremont McKenna College).