Admitted Students Days 2018

Admitted Student Days

Admitted students and their families are warmly invited to attend our Admitted Students Day open house program on Monday, April 9 or Monday, April 16, 2018. We hope the program will allow you to get a sense of the rich and varied student experience here at Pomona and show you the wonderful opportunities that await you on our campus for the next four years.  

Each day's program includes:

  • An opportunity for students to attend Pomona classes
  • Panel discussions on academic and residential life
  • Lunch with faculty and current Pomona students
  • Opportunities to hear more about student activities and organizations
  • An open house for Pomona's academic departments


Register for Admitted Students Days through

Admitted Students Day Schedule

Please note that this schedule is tentative and events are subject to change..

Morning 8- 11:50 a.m.

8:30 a.m.


9 a.m.


10 a.m.

Panels & Sessions

  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go (Study Abroad)

Did you know that more than half of all Pomona students study abroad?  This panel of experts will talk about where you can go, and, perhaps more importantly, why you should consider off-campus study.

  • The Four-Year Journey (Senior Panel)

Do you want to learn more about what it’s like to be a Sagehen? Join current seniors in a moderated discussion about their four-year journey at Pomona College.

  • Real Talk with Students (student-only panel)

An unmoderated conversation between current Pomona students and admitted students. There will be no staff or parents in the room – just #realtalk (admitted students only)

Assigned Class Visits (students only)

During registration for Admitted Student Day, we have you complete a ranking of your session preferences in the morning. If you were placed in a course, you will find an Assigned Class handout in your folder. Please note that additional classes will also be available at 1:15 p.m. to attend on a drop-in basis.

11 a.m.

Panels & Sessions

  • The First-Year Experience

Hear from students who lead programs for first-years and serve as mentors. Faculty and staff who help with academic and social transitions to the College will also share their thoughts.

  • Faculty Talk Shop

You’ve heard about the 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio – now hear from faculty about the classroom experience! Professors will discuss their roles as faculty, mentors, teachers and research/internship supervisors.

  • They Paid Me For This! (Research and Internships)

Student panelists in a range of academic disciplines will discuss their experiences conducting funded research through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) or a paid internship through the Pomona College Internship Program (PCIP). Staff from the Career Development Office will also provide their insight.

Assigned Class Visits (students only)

Lunch 12  – 12:50 p.m.     

Admitted students will meet up with their Pomona student lunch-buddy at Marston Quad, where they will head either to Frank or Frary Dining Hall to eat lunch.

(The name and cell phone number of your Pomona student lunch-buddy will be in your folder.)

Parents and other guests will dine with faculty and staff.

Afternoon 1 - 5 p.m.

1 p.m.

Panels & Sessions

  • Sample Critical Inquiry (ID1) Seminar Course

Every first-year student at Pomona takes an interdisciplinary, discussion-based Critical Inquiry seminar in their fall semester. Feel free to come and explore what this unique class looks like – both parents and students are welcome.

  • Transfer Transitions

Every transfer student has a unique path to and through Pomona. Current Pomona transfers are on hand to share their stories and answer any questions you may have about campus life and the academic environment.

  • Housing, Mentoring and Student Life

Pomona may be your new home-away-from-home for the next few years – come and learn about the many programs in place to support students, both through their transition and over their four years at Pomona. Student Affairs and Res Life Staff will share more about the ways we support and engage with students.

Open Class Visits *1:15 - 2:30 p.m. (students only)

Please review the “Course Catalog and Faculty Profiles” handout in your folder for course offerings from a variety of academic departments – professors of these classes are expecting you. Participation is welcome!

Drop-In Office Hours (hours may vary)

​No appointment needed! Take a look through the “Drop-In Office Hours” handout to learn more about the affinity groups, academic support services and athletic facilities – then drop-in to learn more from welcoming leaders and staff members. Options include:

Student-Led Tours (tours leave every 15 minutes)

  • Residential Tours (Housing)

Harwood Residence Hall

  • Academic Tours (*subject to change based on student availability)

Studio Art Hall

Seaver Theatre

Thatcher Hall (Music)

Pendleton Hall (Dance)

Carnegie and Hahn Halls (Economics, Politics, Social Sciences)

Crookshank, Mason and Pearsons Halls (Humanities, Languages)

Seaver Science Complex (Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences)

Millikan and Edmunds Halls (Physics, Computer Science)

Tour Guides will be stationed at these various campus locations wearing neon orange t-shirts.

Come meet them and hear more about their residential and academic experiences at Pomona!

2 p.m.

Panels & Sessions

  • Financial Aid

Our financial aid staff will answer questions about your current aid package, what the process is like (and what to expect) for renewing years, as well as how their office can be a resource to you as a student or parent.

  • Proud Pomona Parents (for parents and guardians)

Parents of current Pomona students and recent graduates share more about how you can get involved and support your student. Our Director of Parent Engagement will also share her thoughts.

Drop-In Office Hours (continued)

Student Led Tours - tours leave every 15 minutes (continued)​

3 p.m.

Academic Browsing Fair

Come and learn more about the many academic departments at Pomona, as well as other campus programs and offices. Talk with faculty, professors and staff about how your interests and passions can be developed at Pomona.

4 p.m.

Food Truck Farewell

Closing remarks will be followed by a social with members of the Pomona community who are looking forward to mingling and meeting you. The In-and-Out truck will help fuel your journey home!