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Orientation Schedule - 2014

Sunday, August 24 - DAY ONE

8:00 a.m. - Noon
*Residence Halls Open
Welcome and Check-In for Students
Outside Sumner Hall 

8:00 a.m. – Noon
Parent’s Orientation, Check-in and Information
Outside Sumner Hall

8:00 a.m. - Noon
*Orientation Adventure Check-in and Registration
Outside Oldenborg Hall

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Welcome Luncheon for Parents and Students
Marston Quad

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
*President’s Welcome for Parents and Students
Bridges Auditorium

2:15 p.m.
*Class Picture
Carnegie Hall 

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Sponsor Group Meetings
Residence Halls

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Last check-in with Parents and farewells
Residence Halls

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
*New Student Dinner with Sponsors and Mentors
Marston Quad

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
President’s Reception for Parents and Family Members Only
Richardson Garden

6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
*"Enter Here...”
College Avenue and Sixth Street

7:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m.
*Welcome to Pomona College
With Miriam Feldblum, VP and Dean of Students, and student speakers
Bridges Auditorium

9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Residence Halls Receptions
Harwood - Harwood Courtyard
Lyon - Lyon Lounge Patio
Mudd-Blaisdell/Gibson - Mudd-Blaisdell Courtyard
Wig - Wig Courtyard, south side 

Monday, August 25 - DAY TWO

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
*Language Placement Examinations and Placement Information Meetings
Locations TBA

9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
*Appreciating Diversity – Community Building: Living and Learning Together
Bridges Auditorium

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Advanced Calculus Advisory Placement Examination
Seaver North Auditorium

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Transfer/Exchange Academic Information Meeting
Smith Campus Center, Room 217

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*Social Responsibility Presentation
Bridges Auditorium

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Drawing the Shades Performance
Smith Campus Center, Edmunds Ballroom

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
*Drawing the Shades Discussions
As assigned in classrooms

5:30 p.m.
*Dinner with your Orientation Adventure (OA) group
Sontag Greek Theatre

6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
*OA Trip Orientation and Mug Passing, sponsored by the Alumni Association
Sontag Greek Theatre 

Tuesday, August 26 - DAY THREE

Orientation Adventure Trips Depart
Please consult your OA schedule for specific information and departure times and locations.

Wednesday, August 27 - DAY FOUR

Orientation Adventure in progress

Thursday, August 28 - DAY FIVE

Orientation Adventure in progress

Friday, August 29 - DAY SIX

Orientation Adventure trips return – times will vary

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Scripps Carnival
Scripps College, Sallie Tiernan Field House Alumnae Field

Saturday, August 30 - DAY SEVEN

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
*Academic Advising & Academic Resources Information panel discussion
Bridges Auditorium

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch with Faculty Advisors
Stover Walk

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Academic Department Fair
Stover Walk

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Preparing for the Health Sciences
Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
*Academic Advising to be arranged with your advisor
Faculty offices

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
3-2 Engineering Program Information Meeting
Smith Campus Center, Room 208

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Advanced Chemistry (Chemistry 51) Advisory Placement Examination
Seaver North Auditorium

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
*Healthy Behavior 
Bridges Auditorium

9:00 p.m.
Pitzer Welcome Dance
Pitzer College - Pellissier Mall

Sunday, August 31 - DAY EIGHT

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

9:00 a.m.
Religious Services
McAllister Center

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Academic Advising to be Arranged with your Advisor
Faculty Offices

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Brunch
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt, Walker Wall Painting, Walker Beach BBQ
Walker Wall and Walker Beach

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
*First-Year Book Discussion on Americanah
Bridges Auditorium

7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
*First-Year Book Break-Out Discussions on Americanah
Locations Assigned

9:00 p.m. - Midnight
Frosh-Aid
Donate school supplies for admission - Proceeds of the school supply drive will benefit Inland Valley Hope Partners
Bixby Plaza

Monday, September 1 - DAY NINE

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sagehen Café Coffee Service
Sagehen Café

8:00 a.m. – Noon
*Course Enrollment: By Appointment
Cowart Information Technology Building

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brunch
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Enrollment: By Appointment 
Cowart Information Technology Building

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*Leadership and Personal Development
Bridges Auditorium 

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
*Picnic with President and Mrs. Oxtoby
President’s House

Tuesday, September 2 - DAY TEN

8:10 a.m.
Classes Begin

11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*Pomona College Convocation
Bridges Hall of Music

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Each day, a small number of schedules will be printed, and schedules will be posted around campus. You may also download our free Orientation app for schedules, maps and other information (link TBA in July). Information on placement exams can be found here, and a separate schedule for parents and family is located here.

Mandatory schedule items are denoted with an asterisk and italics.