Bookmark and Share
  • Text +
  • Text -

Family Orientation

Families and roommates meet on move-in day.

Summer Welcome Parties

Please join us at a reception for Pomona College students and their families near your area. This will be a great opportunity to meet members of the Class of 2019! For a full list, visit our Summer Welcome Parties page.

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.

Family Orientation Schedule - Saturday, August 22, 2015

The schedule below will continue to be updated throughout the summer with additional information. 

8 am - 12 pm: Check-In and Information

Family Orientation check-in tables will be in Rose Hills Theater, located on the southwest corner of Smith Campus Center along 6th Street.

8 am - 12 pm: Resource Fair

The resource fair will have representatives from Pomona College and The Claremont University Consortium service and support organizations. 

8 am - 5 pm: ReCoop/Clean Sweep Sale

Clean Sweep and ReCoop aim to promote values of responsible living, social responsibility, and reuse within the Pomona College community by collecting unwanted items at the end of each academic year and reselling them in the fall. Pick up some gently used items for your student's room, including kitchen items, furniture, rugs, lamps, power strips and more. 

11:30 am - 1 pm: Parent and Student Welcome 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 pm - 2 pm: President's Welcome to Pomona College

President Oxtoby, Dean of Students Miriam Feldblum and Dean of Admissions Seth Allen will welcome parents and students. Held in Bridges Auditorium.

TBA: Q&A Sessions

4 pm - 5 pm: Last Check-In with Your Student and Farewells

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

5 pm - 6:50 pm: President's Reception

President Oxtoby and Mrs. Oxtoby will host a reception for parents and families, faculty and staff at the Richardson Garden, located between Seaver House and the President's House off of College Ave. This is an opportunity to meet informally with some of the people your student will interact with over the next four years.

6:45 pm: "Enter Here..." Through the Gates

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


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.

For more information regarding activities for parents on August 22, 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, visit the OA site or call (909) 607-2531.