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Welcome from the Orientation Adventure Team

Orientation Adventure (OA) is Pomona's off-campus orientation program for incoming students.  Many different trips are available for students of all interests and ambitions.  While the activities of each trip differ, all participants will have the opportunity to meet classmates, learn about college life first-hand from student leaders, and discover California's rich recreational and community landscapes.

We have exciting trips planned this year, and whether you like water, mountains, beach, desert, or urban adventures, you're sure to find something to your liking!

Trips are led by Pomona students, with some being accompanied by faculty and staff.  OA leaders are enthusiastic, responsible, and experienced students selected from a competitive applicant pool.  All student leaders are certified Wilderness Medicine, many of which hold certifications in Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder.

Orientation Adventure is coordinated by the Outdoor Education Center.  Our organizers are students and staff members skilled in wilderness travel and event management and many of our adventures utilize highly qualified guides and outfitters.

Detailed information about the program, the staff and trips (including trip selection hints), can be found in the Orientation Adventure website.  You can also access it through the Admitted Students Portal on the Admissions Website at and selecting the “1st-Year Trips/Orientation Adventure” link.

Still have questions?  An OA coordinator is happy to answer them for you. 

Phone: (909) 607-2531

Fax: (909) 607-9020



Mailing Address:

Outdoor Education Center

Pomona College

333 N. College Way

Claremont, CA  91711


We are anxiously looking forward to your arrival and another exciting year of Orientation Adventure!  Have a great summer!

Martin Crawford, Assistant Director

Susan Deitz, Program Director

Dean of Students