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New Student Orientation

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Welcome, Class of 2019!

Pomona College welcomes first-year students to campus on Saturday, August 22, 2015, well before the start of classes, to give newcomers a chance to make friends and begin to adjust to college life.


The Pomona College New Student Orientation program sets the foundation for a student’s journey towards their holistic development, focused on personal and social responsibility, co-curricular education, and community engagement on and off campus. The orientation experience provides knowledge of the intellectual, cultural and social climate of the college in order for new students to learn the educational opportunities and responsibilities within a diverse and inspired community that values critical inquiry and creative learning that enables students to identify and address their intellectual passions.


The program is centered on meaningful exchanges designed to introduce new students to Pomona College and the Claremont community. By the end of the program, new students should:

  • be aware of reliable sources of information for academic issues and institutional policies and regulations. 
  • be knowledgeable of the rich support structures on campus to maintain their wellness and well-being on an emotional, social, and physical level
  • begin the process of making social connections within a diverse community and understand the rewards and challenges of living, learning and working within such a community. 

While students may not get all of their questions answered or anxieties addressed, we hope that they enter their first semester confident that they can find the help and resources they need to succeed.

Before You Arrive

Visit our New Student Guidebook for information on tasks to complete before you arrive on campus.

Move-In Day FAQs

Visit our FAQ section to learn what Move-In Day will be like -- where you should park and go when you arrive on campus, how the move-in process works, what to bring, and more.