Students admitted to the Class of ’24 experienced a unique period of national history. For better or worse, most made their college decisions without the benefit of visiting campus in the spring. In March, the Pomona College community rallied together to ensure the health and safety of our members, and to safeguard those around us, as we all acted to minimize the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). While we sincerely regretted the need to cancel our on-campus Admitted Students Weekend, we threw a virtual event and rolled out new ways to engage with our newest Sagehens, giving them access to our resources and sending them our wishes to stay safe and healthy.
Sagecast Podcasts: Listen & Learn
Recorded in the studios of KSPC, Pomona’s FM radio station, Sagecast offers our extended community a chance to listen in on vibrant intellectual conversations with Pomona College faculty and students. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. We’ve curated a few for you to try.
- The Psychology and Biology of Stress Response with Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience Nicole Weekes
- Language and Identity with Professor of Linguistics & Cognitive Science Nicole Holliday
- From the Marines and Army to Pomona with Jordan Petersen ’19 and Travis Werling ’21
- Summer Undergraduate Research Projects with Ian Poveda '21 and Pauline Bekkers '21
- Mentorship Stories: Professor of Theatre & Dance Giovanni Ortega and Anais Gonzalez Nyberg '20
- Mentorship Stories: Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Gilda Ochoa and Rene Valenzuela '20
YouTube: Almost Like Being Here!
Pomona’s YouTube channel offers visual insights into campus, residence halls, days in our students’ lives, Ski Beach Day and more.
- Tours: what’s it like to live at Pomona? Pro tip: new students live on South Campus.
- Virtual Campus Tour
- Tour The Claremont Colleges
- Lyon Residence Hall (South Campus): DIY on steroids
- Harwood Residence Hall (oldest hall on South Campus): a friendship suite
- Mudd Hall (South Campus): the perks of air conditioning
- Clark I Residence Hall (North Campus): 4-year residents reminisce
- Lawry Court Residence Hall (North Campus): turning your room into a shrine to your home state
- Sagehen Life: what’s life really like at Pomona?
- Sagehen Life: Elena Vedovello '23, a student from Italy, visits many dining halls, introduces you to some hoodie entrepreneurs, works as a videographer, goes to classes at several of the 5Cs (Claremont Colleges), attends an environmental conference, and goes to a lacrosse class.
- Sagehen Life: Bria VarnBuhler '20, a chemistry major and National Soccer Player of the Year, takes you along to soccer practice, a session at the Hive (the 5C Center for Collaborative Creativity), and to the chem lab.
- International Students at Pomona: Sagehens from China, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan and Thailand share their experiences.
- The Power Is in the Relationships: the impact of friends and mentors
- Move-In Day 2019: sneak preview of what happens in August!
- Adventures Off Campus: when you’ve got to get out.
- Orientation Adventure 2019: new students, meet Southern California.
- Ski-Beach Day 2020: where else can you ski in the morning and body surf in the afternoon?
- The Adventure Is in the Opportunities: research, internships, study abroad—figuring out what's important to you
- The Promise Is in the Place: California, Los Angeles—a location to love for (at least) four years
- Post-Pomona: bearing their riches for mankind
Voices: Pomona students in their own words
Voices is a Pomona College student blog that opens a window into student life at Pomona College.
- Why Did I Choose Pomona? by Myles Ashitey ’22
- Ten Things to Look Forward to Your First Year at Pomona, by Jack Buyske ’18
- Learning to Love Los Angeles, by Elias van Emmerick ’21
- How to Start a Club (It’s Really As Easy As the Tour Guides Make It Sound), by Danny DeBare ’22
- From Cornfields to Palm Trees, by Max Ober ’22
- A Letter for Incoming Black Students, from a Black Student, by Ebere Amadi ’22
- Good Weather Is a Good Basis for Making Your College Decision, by Sarah Binau ’19
- Tips About Financial Aid, by Kensi Martinez ’21
- Need Aware Does Not Mean No Aid, by Ebenezer Mensah '23
- On Being Part of an Underrepresented Group at Pomona, by Daniel Garcia ’21
- How Pomona Shot to the Top of My List, by Libby Rose ’19
Pomona Professors: wisdom being dropped and knowledge being acknowledged
- Professor of Economics Fernando Lozano named co-chair of California’s Council of Economic Advisors
- Assistant Professor of Linguistics Nicole Holliday on Amy Klobuchar’s speech on NPR
- Assistant Professor of Politics Amanda Hollis-Brusky’s work made it into an amicus brief for an upcoming Supreme Court case [pdf]
- Assistant Professor of Politics Tom Le and Daphne Yang ’20 write about Japan-Korea relations in Tokyo Review
- Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies Aimee Bahng has been awarded a $285,000 grant as part of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s highly competitive New Directions Fellowship program
- Professor of Creative Writing & English Jonathan Lethem’s novel Motherless Brooklyn comes to the big screen under Edward Norton’s direction
- Professor of Physical Education Frank Pericolosi’s Baseball Analytics class builds on the success of Pomona grads who have gone on to work in major-league sports
Pomona Alumni: making their mark
- Alumni Answer the Call and Respond to the Coronavirus Crisis
- Career Stories: read about alumni in varied career fields
- Kanye West’s Fascination with James Turrell ’65 Explained in Rolling Stone
- Jennifer Doudna ’85, one of the world’s most sought-after scientists
- Erika James ’91, first woman and first person of color to be appointed dean of Wharton’s Business School
- Art philanthropists Kiki Ramos Gindler ’83 and David Gindler ’81 featured by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
- NASA Scientist Laura Kerber ’06 on terraforming Mars
- Laszlo Bock ’93, former Senior VP of People Operations at Google, talks machine learning with the Wall Street Journal
Pomona Students: this could be you
- Linguistics major Franco Liu ’20 awarded Downing Scholarship to pursue his master’s degree at the University of Cambridge
- Chemistry major Yanni Kashtan ’20 is Pomona’s first recipient of the prestigious Knight-Hennessy scholarship at Stanford University
- International relations major Daphnide Nicole ’20 incorporates art activism into her Pomona experience
- Chemistry major Brendan Terry ’20, winner of a Gates Cambridge scholarship, will focus on disease and disparities in pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge
- A double major in math and physics, Elise Koskelo ’20 is awarded a Churchill Scholarship to pursue research and study at the University of Cambridge
- History major Paul Kiefer ’20 researches Islam in the American South
- Chemistry major Bria VarnBuhler ’20 is National Soccer Player of the Year