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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.

You may download our free Orientation app for schedules, maps and other information (link TBA in August). 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 (In front of Oldenborg)
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 pm - 4 pm: Parent and Family Orientation Sessions (Smith Campus Center)
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 - 5:30 pm: Language Placement Exam - Chinese (Mason 005) More information [pdf]
8 am - 5:30 pm: Language Placement Exam - Japanese (Mason 019) More information [pdf]
8 am - 5:30 pm: Language Placement Exam - Korean (Mason 013)
8 am - 9:15 am: Chemistry Placement Exam (Seaver North Auditorium)
9:15 am - 11:30 am: Community Building Session: Building the Class of 2019 (Little Bridges)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Transfer Academic Information Meeting (SCC 217)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch with Sponsors (Frank and Frary Dining Halls)
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm: Introduction to Responsibilities 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: Language Information Meeting - Spanish (Carnegie 107)
8 am - 9 am: Language Information Meeting - German (Mason 022)
8 am - 9 am: Language Information Meeting - Russian (Mason 023)
8 am - 9 am: Language Information Meeting - Latin (Hahn 108)
8 am - 9 am: Language Information Meeting - French (Hahn 101)
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 (SCC 217)
6 pm - 7 pm: BBQ with Academic Advisors (Marston Quad)
7 pm: Sponsor Group Activities (to be arranged with your sponsor group)
9 pm - 12 am: Scripps Carnival (Sally Tiernan Field House, Scripps College)

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 - 11:15 am: Skills Session: Navigating the First-Year (Smith Campus Center)
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: Social Skills in College (Little Bridges)
9 pm – 12 am: Pitzer 90’s Party (Pitzer Mounds, Pitzer College)

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
9:30am: Music Auditions begin (sign-ups required) More Information [pdf]
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
9 pm - 12 am: Frosh Aid (Bixby Plaza, next to Frary Dining Hall)
9 pm - 12 am: 5C Transfer Student Bowling (Meet in front of Keck Science Center, 9th St. and Mills)

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 am: Student Wellness (Little Bridges)
11 am - 2 pm: Painting of Walker Wall with Sponsor Groups and Food Trucks (Walker Beach)
3 pm - 5 pm: 5C Resource Fair (Honnold Library Lawn)
5:30 pm - 7 pm: Picnic at President Oxtoby's House
9 pm – 12 am: CMC Barn Party (The Court Student Event Plaza, Claremont McKenna College)

Tuesday, September 1

Classes Begin!