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Welcome from the Orientation Adventure Team

Welcome from the Orientation Adventure Team

Orientation Adventure (OA) is Pomona's off-campus orientation program for incoming first-year and transfer students. Our outdoor trips are a great opportunity for new students to make their first friends at Pomona while enjoying several days of exciting activities in various California locations. A variety of trips is available for students of all interests and skill levels. While the activities of each trip differ, all participants will have the opportunity to meet their classmates, to learn about college life first-hand from student leaders and to discover California’s rich recreational landscape. Each trip has a community engagement component where students have the opportunity to learn about the local area, to participate in mutually-beneficial service projects, and to make lasting connections with communities throughout California.

Operating out of Pomona’s Outdoor Education Center, OA offers trips in several different categories. No trip requires specialized skills or experience, though students on some trips must have basic swimming ability and/or good cardiovascular fitness. Many trips are accessible to students with physical and/or medical limitations.

New students will arrive at Pomona College on Saturday, August 22, and will depart on trips on Monday morning.

OA trips last four days and three nights. Athletes in training may return from their trip early and may choose from the Camp OA, Beach, Community Engagement, Climbing and Surfing adventures.

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:

Orientation Adventure/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, Director of Outdoor Education