Pomona College's commitment to equity and inclusion is the driving force behind the Perspectives on Pomona (POP) fall fly-in program. We welcome applicants who come from diverse backgrounds, traditionally underrepresented in higher education (including low-income, first-generation, rural, and those from underrepresented ethnic or racial groups), to fully experience the Pomona College campus.
During POP, prospective students will dine in view of José Clemente Orozco's world-famous "Prometheus" mural in Frary dining hall, learn directly from our inspiring professors, share late-night discussions with our current students in their residence halls, and explore the engaged and engaging Pomona College community.
All POP participants are provided with on-campus housing, meals and shuttle transportation between local airports and Pomona College. Travel grants are available to cover airfare expenses.
This program is open to rising seniors attending high school in the United States. Undocumented and DACAmented students are encouraged to apply.
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POP DAY 1: SATURDAY
12 – 5 p.m.
POP! Arrival and Check-in
Local attendees might drive, while those who fly in will travel to campus in style on the Sagecoach. After check-in, peruse your program itinerary and mingle with our Admissions Interns and the POP overnight hosts.
5 – 7 p.m.
Dinner at Frary Dining Hall
Enjoy the vittles at one of Pomona's three dining halls amid the company of Pomona students.
7 – 9 p.m.
Don't be shy! Connect with other POPsters from near and far, current Pomona students, and reps from campus organizations.
POP DAY 2: SUNDAY
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Sip your coffee, schmear your bagel, or design your own omelet while Admissions officers go over the schedule and provide their own warm welcome to all POP attendees.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
QuestBridge and Posse Session & Campus Tours
Here's your chance to discover the hidden nooks on our campus (as well as all the academic buildings and facilities). We will also offer sessions about QuestBridge and Posse scholarship programs.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Financial Aid Workshop
Meet our dedicated Financial Aid counselors, who will walk POP attendees through Pomona's financial aid policies.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Brunch at Frary Dining Hall
Breakfast was long ago, so it's time for Pomona's famous Sunday brunch!
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
No, this is not a ten-year-old's birthday party. It's a fun way to explore campus with newly made or soon-to-be friends.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Real Talk about Pomona
No props or stage directions, just current Pomona students who want to meet POPsters and answer their questions about academics and life at Pomona.
POP DAY 3: MONDAY
7:30 – 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast at Frank Dining Hall
Wow! That's early! But breakfast is an important meal, so set your alarm and join other POP attendees for tea and muffins (or bacon and eggs) to jump-start your day.
8:30 – 10 a.m.
Meet the Admissions Team
One of our favorite times of the year: a chance to meet POP attendees and share silly stories about ourselves.
10 – 11 a.m.
If you haven't yet figured out "why Pomona?" we offer you the chance to hear from faculty about the kind of academic experiences and support you can expect at Pomona.
12 – 1 p.m.
Lunch with Staff
Hungry yet? Time for another meal, this time with staff who can answer questions about residence halls, sponsor groups, orientation, academic resource centers, and other first-year-experience stuff.
1:30 – 4 p.m.
Class Visits, Open Offices & Campus Tours
You decide: visit a class, stop by the Career Development Office, or hop on a campus tour? We'll have options for you to consider, so feel free to join activities that pique your interest.
4 – 4:30 p.m.
Applying to Pomona
Getting down to the nitty-gritty, an Associate Dean of Admissions will chat with POPsters about the application process.
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Eat, meet and be merry! Share a meal with Pomona faculty, deans, and senior leaders as the sun sets on another day.
POP DAY 4: TUESDAY
We will be sad to see you go but will try to keep the tears to a minimum. Until we meet again!