All first-year and second-year students are required to live in a residence hall. Students who continue studies at the College beyond eight semesters will be housed on a space available basis. Third- and fourth-year students who wish to live off campus must submit a formal application to and secure authorization from Housing and Residence Life. This application must include verification from the Financial Aid Office." - Pomona College Student Handbook, 2020-2021 (as well as the 2019-2020 and 2018-2019 versions)
As we prepare for your return to campus, below is important housing information and policies for the 2021-2022 academic year. Thank you for your patience as we waited for updated county public health guidance to shape decisions.
As we worked to arrange our housing schedule and spaces for next year, we took into account student concerns about having enough spaces available, recognizing that we may have a slightly larger first-year class and a smaller study abroad cohort, as well as some members of the Class of 2021 who had been on leave returning to campus for their final semester(s).
All students who have registered for classes for the fall 2021 semester will participate in room draw. It is scheduled for June 22 - 25 and will be held online using the Symplicity software program that was to be implemented in spring 2020.
Room draw will take place each day from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PDT.
June 22 - Roommate groups/suite draw
June 23 - Class of 2022
June 24 - Class of 2023
June 25 - Class of 2024* (for students who already have roommates)
All members of the classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024 are eligible for the room draw. Members of the Class of 2021 who are returning will also participate.
Information sessions will be held, and recorded, prior to room draw to answer possible questions.
* Students who have requested to be placed with a roommate will receive room assignments in July.
As of June 18, approximately 50% of the Pomona student body has submitted their records to Student Health Services showing they are fully vaccinated. Vaccination documents must be submitted by Friday, July 15, 2021 to maintain your housing assignment. (Submit your records here.) If you will not be fully vaccinated by July 15, please email Avis Hinkson, vice president of student affairs, at email@example.com.
Pomona will also lease housing at Oasis KGI Commons, an apartment complex located at 111 Bucknell Ave., Claremont, CA, right in the Claremont Village adjacent to the Packing House. Oasis is overseen by the Keck Graduate Institute. The College expects to lease rooms from Oasis only for the fall 2021 semester.
December 2021 graduates and juniors who are planning to study abroad in the Spring of 2022 who are interested, may be placed directly in Oasis without participating in room draw. Please contact Frank Bedoya at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 21 at 8:00 a.m.
We will give the Class of 2021 priority placement in Oasis for the fall 2021 semester.
The remaining Oasis spaces will be in the room draw. These spaces are especially recommended for juniors who hope to go abroad in spring 2022. Oasis spaces are considered college-sponsored housing.
Seniors and juniors (2021, 2022, 2023) will be able to apply to live off-campus for the 2021-2022 academic year. The number of students allowed to live off campus will be 60, which is the average number of students who have lived off-campus for the previous three on-campus academic years. Members of the Classes of 2021 and 2022 will be given priority.
Off-campus housing decisions were released in May.
As many of you have heard, each institution of The Claremont Colleges has agreed to only provide meals for its own students in its dining facilities to lower density during peak times and provide students with more flexibility in terms of when to eat. Dining will offer an unlimited meal plan for students which does not count swipes. Students can eat any time they want at Frank or Frary during their hours of operation. (Oldenborg will only be open for lunch, as is traditional.)
In addition, Pomona understands that students are eager to rebuild community after a year-plus away from campus. We believe that meals are one of the most effective ways to create community and, therefore, all students living in Pomona College housing (including Oasis) will have the unlimited meal plan.
We also will require all off-campus students to have a 10-meal plan to make sure that although they are not part of the residential community, they are included in the opportunity to reconnect with their peers, meet with faculty or staff, and have secure access to food.
We are finalizing our re-opening plans for August and will send a follow up email soon with dates for move-in and orientation for fall 2021. Classes begin August 30.
For further information, please call the Office of Housing and Residence Life, (909) 607-2239 or email email@example.com.