Admitted Students Days 2018

photo booth strip of 4 photos of admissions staff, Admitted Students Day, 2016

The Admissions staff take advantage of the photo booth at Admitted Students Day, 2016.

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 destination.pomona.edu.

Admitted Students Day Schedule

This is a sample from the 2017 program. Details may change for 2018.

8:30–9 a.m.                

Check-In 

Enjoy coffee and tea as you complete the check-in process.

9–9:45 a.m.                

Welcome

10–10:50 a.m. and 11–11:50 a.m.

Panels for students and their families.

Topics include The Four-Year Journey (life as a Sagehen), Faculty Talk Shop (faculty discuss the Pomona classroom experience) and They Paid Me For This! (student panelists in a range of majors discuss their experiences conducting funded research).  Additional panel offerings are listed in the schedule you will receive at check-in.

Noon – 12:50 p.m.     

Lunch

Admitted students meet up and eat lunch with Pomona students in Frank or Frary dining halls. Parents and other guests will dine with faculty and staff in Edmunds Ballroom.

1:15–2:30 p.m.            

Open Class Visit Options

Class visits are limited to admitted students only.

1–1:50 p.m.

Transfer Experiences

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 through their transition to Pomona and during their four years here.

2–2:50 p.m.                

Financial Aid 

Our financial aid staff would love to meet you. They can answer questions about your current aid package, what the process is like (and what to expect) for renewing years, as well as how the Financial Aid Office can be a resource to you as a student or parent.

2–2:50 p.m.                

Panel: Proud Pomona Parents 

Parents of current Pomona students and recent graduates share more about how you can get involved and support your student.

3–3:45 p.m.                

Department Fair

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

3:45–5 p.m.                

Closing Celebration

Formal closing remarks will be followed by a social with members of the Pomona community joining the fun to celebrate admitted students and guests. Food and drinks, student performers and local vendors are all on the program.

 

ONGOING AFTERNOON OPPORTUNITIES

1:15–3 p.m.

(Hours subject to change; please check schedule on Admitted Students Day.)            

Housing Tours

Tours will show the locations of first-year dorms and will (gasp!) even travel inside a room.                  

Drop-In Office Hours

  • Accessibility Resources and Services

The Dean of Students Office is committed to providing equal access and reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled students. Student Affairs at Pomona College fosters the holistic development of students by focusing on personal and social responsibility, co-curricular education, and community engagement on and off campus. We are committed to nurturing an engaged, thriving, safe and healthy community that is responsive to student needs.    

  • Athletics and Physical Education Opportunities at Pomona

The Rains Center is the hub of everything physically active! Whether you’re a DIII athlete, have an interest in taking classes or plan to be an intramural enthusiast, please come and visit us to learn more about the physical education department. Coaches, department leaders and current students will be available to answer questions.

  • Department of Dance - Pendleton Dance Center

The interdisciplinary art form of dance embraces elements of theatre, music, kinesiology, history and the study of diverse cultures. We offer numerous performing opportunities throughout the year through joint concerts with Scripps Dance, student-run concerts and an annual, fully produced spring concert featuring work by senior majors, faculty and guest artists. Our professors bring years of professional experience as dancers, choreographers and scholars to their classes, coaching and advising. They are dedicated to helping you create your own journey as a Pomona undergraduate and beyond. Stop by for a tour and more information!

  • American Indian Programming

Draper Center Assistant Director Scott Scoggins works to increase the Native presence at Pomona through recruiting students, inviting Native scholars and leaders to speak on pressing issues, hosting the Pomona College Powwow and connecting students to Elders and local Native community projects. He is also the advisor for IndigeNATION, a college preparatory program for local Native youth at Sherman Indian High  School and Semillas del Pueblo.

  • Asian American Resource Center (AARC) 

The AARC helps Asian Pacific American students develop intellectually, socially, personally, academically and politically. With the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS), the AARC raises awareness of issues affecting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and builds strong mentoring opportunities among The Claremont Colleges and in the surrounding communities.

  • Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA)

The OBSA collaborates with faculty, staff and alumni of the consortium to support and enhance the well-being of students of African descent at The Claremont Colleges through advising, mentorship, programming and events.

  • Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Office (CLSA)

Chicano/Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) provides support programs and services that enhance the academic success and personal development of Chicano/Latino students at The Claremont Colleges. Student organizations ranging from advocacy, to cultural appreciation, to fellowship further enrich cultural identity and develop a sense of familia within the 5C consortium.

  • The Draper Center for Community Partnerships

The Draper Center embodies the College’s vision to support learning through service, collaboration and change-making in our local communities by coordinating programs that promote educational outreach, combat homelessness and hunger, sustain community gardens and promote social justice. Students can seek solutions with community partners on and off campus.

  • Queer Resource Center (QRC)

The QRC provides leadership development and an inclusive, welcoming space for all members of The Claremont Colleges to explore issues related to sexual and gender identities. Through a library of over 1,200 books and movies related to gender and sexuality and extensive programming, the QRC facilitates fellowship, thoughtful dialogue and the pursuit of knowledge.

  • Quantitative Skills Center 

The Quantitative Skills Center provides academic support in the areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, math and physics. The QSC offers assistance with time management, study skills and research opportunities. QSC staff will be available to provide additional information and answer questions.

  • I-Place

The International Place of The Claremont Colleges serves as a resource and cultural exchange center for international students and scholars. I-Place provides a wide range of services and programs that help support the social environment and academic success of international students and scholars. I-Place staff will be on hand to share information and answer questions.

  • The Hive

The Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity (the Hive) accelerates the creative development of students across the 5Cs. We do that through Exploration (by creating a safe space to experiment and play), Collaboration (by bringing people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives together to be in the “intellectual muck” together), and through Experiential Learning (thinking by doing). Activities run the spectrum from one-hour mini-workshops to class activities that allow students to interact with outside partners on real world challenges. Mosey on down to the Hive to discover how we are giving the 5C community space to generate, experiment and play. There will be a photo booth, a button maker and so much more to do!

  • Department of Theatre

Through a synthesis of body, mind and spirit, theatre students engage great works of dramatic literature both in the classroom and in production. The curriculum includes performance, design and technology, theatre history and literature, movement and community engagement. The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance serves as the theatre program for all five undergraduate Claremont Colleges, presenting four major productions and a dance concert each year in the modern Seaver Theatre Complex. Stop by for a tour!