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Admissions Special Events & Presentations

Choosing a college means choosing a community, finding your people, meeting those who will open your eyes to new ideas, support your ambitions or include you in once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Is Pomona the right community for you? Why not meet some of our students to see if you can imagine yourself as a Sagehen. Events hosted by current students will be posted soon!

Upcoming Events

President's Preview

Curious about college admissions and the Pomona College experience? Join us on President's Day, February 15, for a half-day virtual program on the Hopin platform designed for high school juniors and their parents/guardians. President's Preview will provide an overview of all things Pomona: our liberal arts academic program, Southern California location, vibrant student body, and admissions process and financial aid policies. Admissions staff and current students will provide the content, and you are welcome to attend any or all sessions of interest. All times are Pacific. Register online.

9:30 - 10 a.m. Welcome and Overview

10 - 10:45 a.m. Virtual Campus Tour led by Pomona students

10 - 10:45 a.m. Academic Roadmaps: choosing a major, four-year academic journeys

11 - 11:45 a.m. Demystifying Admissions: separating admissions facts from myths

12 - 12:45 p.m. Snack-Time with Sagehens: meet with current students in themed breakout rooms

1 - 1:45 p.m. Residential Life: learn how Pomona students build community

1 - 1:45 p.m. The Parent Perspective: admissions staff who are parents share tips!

2 - 2:30 p.m. Admissions Office Hours: connect with your admissions officer for Q&A

Past Events: Playlists and Recordings

Sight Unseen: Choosing Pomona in a Virtual World

Sight Unseen, held on Saturday, October 24, used the interactive, web-based platform Hopin to offer sessions designed to help students figure out if Pomona is a good fit. Sessions included panel discussions of (1) Prestige, Purpose and Pomona and (2) Beyond the Student-Faculty Ratio. Chats with admissions, financial aid and current students were also available. Recordings of the panel sessions will be available soon.  

In Trust for Humankind: Activism & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Pomona

In Trust for Humankind, held on October 3, 2020 using internet-based platforms Zoom and GoToWebinar, featured sessions on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Pomona. Recordings for these sessions are available:

Lighting the Path: An Overview of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Pomona

Diversifying the Classroom

Social Justice and Admissions

My Activism Journey (Student Panel)

Apply Yourself: Pomona's Application Process Revealed

Apply Yourself, held on August 29, 2020 using internet-based platforms Zoom and GoToWebinar, featured sessions on applying to college in general and Pomona in particular. Catch up on our sessions through these recordings!

What Are We Looking For? Reflections from the Admissions Leadership Team

Sharing Your Story: How to Approach the College Essay

You've Applied: Now What?

Decoding "Optional" (Application Elements)

Pomona Plunge: A Deep Dive into Academics and Admissions

Pomona Plunge, held on July 23, 2020 using internet-based platforms Zoom and Kahoot, featured sessions to make the college application season less complicated and more empowering. Dip your toe in or swim for awhile as you catch up on the sessions on this YouTube playlist: The Admissions Numbers Game; The Natural Sciences with Chemistry Professor O'Leary; Money Talks-Financial Aid at Pomona; Major Madness-An Alumni Panel; Application Options; A Foot in the Door-Your High School Academic Record; Quality Questions-A Discussion with Pomona Students; Supporting Your Student Through the College Application Process (for Parents & Guardians).