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Ongoing Events and Programs

5-College Young Alumni Hours

Second Wednesday of March and September

Join young alumni from the five colleges for drinks, appetizers, and conversation. There is a semi-annual National 5-College Happy Hour that takes place on the second Wednesday of March and September in more than fifty cities around the world, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Chicago, Boston, Washington, DC, London and more! If you'd like to help organize a Happy Hour in your city, let us know at

Fall Lecture Series

Select Wednesdays in Fall

The Fall Faculty Lecture Series offers a diverse range of lectures from the College's distinguished faculty. All lectures begin at 12:10 p.m. in the Frank Dining Hall Blue Room and include lunch free of charge to faculty, staff, alumni, and friends unless otherwise noted. Please plan to arrive at noon to sign in and get your lunch before the lecture begins. A schedule of upcoming lectures can be found by checking the Pomona-Public Events calendar at

International Relations

Periodically Throughout the Academic Year

The student-faculty sponsored International Relations Colloquium offers lunchtime discussions on international issues throughout the year. Past speakers have included ambassadors, State Department officials, journalists, and distinguished foreign visitors. All discussions are held at Oldenborg Dining Hall and include lunch for $5, unless otherwise noted. More information is available at

The Pacific Basin Institute and Studies Program

Periodically Throughout the Academic Year

The Pacific Basin Institute and Asian Studies Program at Pomona College are partnering to offer a series of lectures, discussions, films, and demonstrations on select Thursday afternoons. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For the most up to date information, visit