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Parent Orientation - August 25, 2013

Every year, on Opening Day, we welcome both new students and their families to campus. In addition to helping students move into the residence halls, the College holds an orientation program to introduce parents to the campus community. While students are meeting each other and settling in, the orientation allows parents to learn about the academic life their students are beginning, gather information about campus services, and meet faculty, administrators and other parents.

Note: Below is the schedule for this year's Parents Orientation Program to help you plan your day.

8 - 11 a.m.   Registration and Continental Breakfast

Registration tables will be in front of Oldenborg Hall, across the parking lot from the student check-in tables. (College Way between 4th Street and Bonita Avenue).

8 - 11 a.m.   Community Resource Fair

The community resource fair will have representatives from Pomona College and The Claremont University Consortium service and support organizations. Some representatives from the Claremont Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to tell you about Claremont Village. 

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.   Parent and Student Luncheon

A buffet luncheon will be served on Marston Quad for students and their families. You will be joined by the staff and students who are helping today.

1 - 2 p.m.   President's Welcome to Pomona College

President Oxtoby, Dean of Students Miriam Feldblum and Dean of Admissions Seth Allen will welcome parents and students at Bridges Auditorium. Campus map

2:15 - 3 p.m.   College Life - Concurrent Question and Answer Sessions

Panel One: Student Affairs staff will discuss the many ways in which they support your student's college experience.
(Rose Hills Theatre in the Smith Campus Center)

Panel Two: Current parents, students and faculty will share their insights and experiences of the curriculum and support offered to students.
(Hahn 101) 

3:15 - 4 p.m.   College Life - Concurrent Question and Answer Sessions

Panel One: Student Affairs staff will discuss the many ways in which they support your student's college experience.
(Rose Hills Theatre in the Smith Campus Center)

Panel Two: Current parents, students and faculty will share their insights and experiences of the curriculum and support offered to students.
(Hahn 101)

Panel Three: Pomona College provides students with disabilities equal access and reasonable accommodations to help all students actualize their academic passions. First year students experience a major transition from high school to college in managing their academics, accommodations, and adjusting to a new environment. This session will focus on the procedures to receive accommodations, the role the Dean of Students Office plays in creating an equitable environment, and available  resources for students with disabilities.
(Room 208 in the Smith Campus Center)

4 - 5 p.m.   Last check-in with your student

Meet your students in their rooms and finish getting settled. This will be a good time to say those last good-byes.

5 - 6:30 p.m.   President's Reception

President and Mrs. Oxtoby will host a reception in Richardson Garden for parents and families, faculty and staff. This is an opportunity to meet informally with some of the people your student will interact with over the next four years.

6:45 - 7 p.m.   Enter Here...

Corner of 6th Street and College Avenue. Join students, faculty and staff in officially welcoming your sons and daughters to the Sagehen family.

Only students will attend the new student welcome in Bridges Hall of Music.



The Coop Store will be open for purchase of Pomona College merchandise from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located in the Smith Campus Center, directly behind Alexander Hall. Campus map [pdf] .

For more information regarding activities for parents on August 25, send an e-mail or call the Parent Relations Office at (909) 607-9999.

For information on students' year-opening activities, contact the Office of Campus Life at (909) 607-2239 or visit: the student orientation page.

For Orientation Adventure information, call (909) 607-2531.

Parents