Congratulations! We are so excited to welcome your student and, in turn, your family to the Pomona community. We understand your student may not be passing along all (or, any) of the details about our upcoming Admitted Students Day programs. We hope to provide answers here to many of the questions we receive from parents about our on-campus programs. Key information is also available in the enrollment packet your student received in the mail.
When should we visit campus?
We have two Admitted Students Days with programming for students and parents on April 8 and April 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We encourage all admitted students to try and visit on one of these days if they can. We offer a full schedule that includes options for attending classes, student and faculty panels, residence hall tours, a department interest fair and more. Students can register through destination.pomona.edu. They will need their login information on hand.
Can we attend part of Admitted Student Day?
Yes, you can attend part of the day’s program on either April 8 or April 15. Just be sure to register and check in to receive information about all of the day’s scheduled options. You can participate in events as your schedule allows.
Can my student stay overnight?
Overnight hosting is available Monday–Thursday during April.
We can’t come on April 8 or 15, and an overnight doesn’t work either. Are there other options?
Yes! A Slice of Pomona is a half-day visit opportunity for your student to shadow a current student for class and a meal on campus. This is available Tuesday–Thursday during the month of April, either in the morning or afternoon. Students can also sign up to simply ask an admission counselor some questions. They can register through destination.pomona.edu and will need their login information on hand.
If you're on campus during a time other than Admitted Students Days, your student might find it helpful to sit in on a class or two. Our student government (ASPC) has put together an online tool to help your student search for potential classes. The best bet is to search across all departments after selecting the days and times you'll be on campus. On both Admitted Students Days, visiting students will have the opportunity to attend a class (or two). (Sorry, but parents cannot be accommodated due to our small class sizes. However, on Admitted Students Days, a mock Critical Inquiry class will be open for parent attendance.)
Will other things be happening on campus?
So many other things! See a list of campus events that are open to the public.
How can my student get from the airport to campus?
- Ontario International Airport is served by many major airlines and all major car rental agencies. A cab ride to Claremont takes 20 minutes.
- From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), rent a car or take a shuttle van to Claremont. The trip may take up to two hours, especially during morning and evening rush hours. Visit SuperShuttle for a 15% discount, or enter the discount code "FPCS2.”
- Three other airports are within a 45-mile radius of Claremont: Hollywood Burbank Airport in Burbank, John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana and Long Beach Airport.
Other travel info?
Find general information on visiting Pomona College, including information on parking, local accommodations, and getting to campus.
Could we talk to a faculty member or current student about a specific major/activity/sport, etc.?
There will be plenty of opportunities to speak with faculty and current students during Admitted Students Days. In addition to interactive panels, parents will have lunch with faculty, and the department fair will feature faculty members who teach in most of Pomona’s majors. If you are not able to get a specific question answered, let an admissions staff member know, and we will try to connect you with someone!
Can we meet with a coach while we are there?
Meeting with a coach is not built into the program, but you may contact the coach in advance to set up a meeting while you are on campus. Contact information may be found on our athletics website.
How can I get my student to relay all of this information to me?
We can’t help you there.
I have more questions!!
Shoot us an email, or give us a call at (909) 621-8134, and we’ll do our best to help.