Hotel and Travel
Double Tree Hotel
The Double Tree Hotel is approximately a mile away from Pomona College, with transportation to and from the conference. Rooms have been reserved at the Double Tree Hotel for this event. For those planning to arrive a day earlier, availability may vary so please book early. Attendees are responsible for reserving their own rooms under the block provided by Pomona College. By mentioning that you are a guest of Pomona College and will be attending the Small College Dean's Meeting, you can get the Pomona College discounted rate. Both single and double rooms are $117 per night. Room check-in begins at 3:00 PM and check-out is at 12:00 PM. You may reserve the room online or over the phone at (909) 626-2411. For general information about the Double Tree Hotel, you can view their website here.
Attendees may also reserve a room at Casa 425, which is within walking distance of Pomona College. However, the hotel does not offer the college discounted rate. For more information on Casa 425, please call their number at (909) 624-2272 or you can view their website here.
Claremont is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains and it is within traveling distance of four main airports: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Ontario Airport, John Wayne Airport (SNA), & Burbank Airport. Ontario Airport is the closest in distance to Pomona College and it is recommended that participants fly into this airport.
LAX is the largest airport in Los Angeles County and it is approximately 50 miles away from Pomona College. The LAX website can be viewed here.
Ontario Airport is located in the city of Ontario and it is approximately 10 miles away from Pomona College. The Ontario Airport website can be view here.
John Wayne Airport is located in the city of Santa Ana and it is approximately 40 miles away from Pomona College. The John Wayne Airport website can be viewed here.
Burbank Airport is located in the city of Burbank and it is approximately 40 miles away from Pomona College. The Burbank Airport website can be viewed here.
We strongly recommend that you contact the airlines directly 24 hours prior to departure to confirm details or changes. There are taxis, shuttles, buses, and trains that can be taken from all four airports to Pomona College.
If staying at the Doubletree, there is an offered Super Shuttle discount of 15%. Click here to book a Super Shuttle.
Passport Requirements for International Participants
The Visa Waiver Program
To view a VWP FAQ and learn more about this requirement, see the U.S. Department of State's VWP Web page.
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)
For information, see the U.S. Department of State's WHTI Web page.
For more information on U.S. border requirements, see the following websites: