Bookmark and Share
|
  • Text +
  • Text -

Orientation Schedule - 2015

Orientation begins for most students on Move-In Day, which is Saturday, August 22, 2015. The schedule below will continue to be updated throughout the summer with additional information.

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). A separate schedule for parents and family is located here.

Saturday, August 22

8 am: Residence Halls Open
8 am - 12 pm: Orientation Adventure Check-In and Registration (Oldenborg)
8 am - 12 pm: Parent's Orientation Check-In (Rose Hills Theater)
8 am - 12 pm: Resource Fair
11:30 am - 1 pm: Welcome Luncheon for parents and students (Marston Quad)
1 pm - 2 pm: President's Welcome to Pomona College for parents and students (Big Bridges)
2:15 pm - 2:25 pm: Class Picture (Carnegie)
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm: Sponsor Group Meetings
4 pm - 5 pm: Last Check-In with Families and Farewells
5 pm - 6:30 pm: New Student Dinner with Sponsors and Mentors (Marston Quad)
5 pm - 6:50 pm: President's Reception for parents/family members (Richardson Garden)
6:45 pm: "Enter Here..." Through the Gates (College Ave.)
7 pm - 8:30 pm: The Cohort of 2019/The Journey Begins (Big Bridges)
9 pm - 10:30 pm: Residence Hall Receptions

Sunday, August 23

7:30 am - 9 am: Breakfast (Frank and Frary Dining Halls)
8 am - 9 am: Language Information Meeting - Spanish (SCC 208)
8 am - 9 am: Language Information Meeting - German (Mason 001)
8 am - 9 am: Language Information Meeting - Russian (Mason 002)
8 am - 9 am: Language Information Meeting - Latin (Hahn 108)
8 am - 5:30 pm: Language Placement Exam - Chinese (Mason 005)
8 am - 5:30 pm: Language Placement Exam - French (Hahn 101)
8 am - 5:30 pm: Language Placement Exam - Japanese Lower (Mason 019)
8 am - 5:30 pm: Language Placement Exam - Japanese Upper (Mason 015)
8 am - 5:30 pm: Language Placement Exam - Korean (Mason 013)
TBA: Chemistry Placement Exam
9:15 am - 11:30 am: Community Building Block: Building the Class of 2019 (Little Bridges)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Transfer Academic Information Meeting (Frank Dining Hall Blue Room)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch with Sponsors (Frank and Frary Dining Halls)
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm: Introduction to Life on Campus (Little Bridges)
5:30 pm: Dinner with OA Groups (Frank and Frary Dining Halls)

Monday, August 24, through Thursday, August 27

Orientation Adventure
Departure and arrival times will depend on the trip. Frank and Frary Dining Halls will be open for dinner on Thursday, August 27, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 28

7:30 am - 9 am: Breakfast (Frank and Frary Dining Halls)
8 am - 9 am: Placement Review Sessions - Info TBA
9 am - 12:55 pm: Introduction to Academic Areas, Disciplines, and Resources (Little Bridges)
1 pm - 2 pm: Lunch with Faculty Advisors (Edmunds Ballroom)
2 pm - 3 pm: Department Fair (Stover Walk)
3 pm - 4 pm: Preparing for the Health Sciences (Rose Hills Theater)
3 pm - 5:30 pm: Academic Advising (to be arranged with your faculty advisor)
4 pm - 4:30 pm: 3-2 Engineering Program Information Meeting (Location TBA)
6 pm - 7 pm: BBQ with Academic Advisors (Marston Quad)
7 pm: Sponsor Group Activities (to be arranged with your sponsor group)

Saturday, August 29

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Breakfast (Frank and Frary Dining Halls)
7:30 am - 3:30 pm: Coffee at the Sagehen Café (Smith Campus Center)
8:30 am - 9:15 am: Skills Session - Info TBA
9:30 am - 10:15 am: Skills Session - Info TBA
10:30 am - 11:15 am: Skills Session - Info TBA
11:15 am - 1 pm: Brunch (Frank and Frary Dining Halls)
11:15 am - 1:30 pm: Quest Cohort Meeting (Frank Dining Hall Blue Room) 
11:15 am - 5 pm: Academic Advising (to be arranged with your faculty advisor)
11:15 am - 5 pm: Downtime!
5 pm - 6:30 pm: Dinner (Frank and Frary Dining Halls)
7 pm - 7:45 pm: Personal Development and Leadership (Little Bridges)
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm: Young Adulthood: Social Skills Workshop (Little Bridges)

Sunday, August 30

7:30 pm - 9 am: Breakfast (Frank and Frary Dining Halls)
8 am - 12 pm: Course Enrollment: By Appointment (Cowart ITS)
9 am - TBA: Religious Services and Downtime
11 am - 1 pm: Brunch (Frank and Frary Dining Halls)
1 pm - 5 pm: Course Enrollment: By Appointment (Cowart ITS)
5 pm - 6 pm: Dinner (Frank and Frary Dining Halls)
6 pm - 7:30 pm: First-Year Book Talk (Little Bridges)
7:45 pm - 9 pm: First-Year Book Break Out Discussion
9pm - 12 am: Frosh Aid (Bixby Plaza, next to Frary Dining Hall)

Monday, August 31

7 am - 9 am: Breakfast (Frank and Frary Dining Halls)
9 am - 10 am: The First Day of Classes: What to Expect (Little Bridges)
10 am - 11:30 am: Scavenger Hunt
12 pm - 3 pm: Painting of Walker Wall with Sponsor Groups and Food Trucks (Walker Beach)
3 pm - 5 pm: 5C Resource Fair (Location TBA)
5:30 pm - 7 pm: Picnic at President Oxtoby's House

Tuesday, September 1

Classes Begin!