Alumni Weekend Schedule

Cecil waving from Seaver House balcony
Cecil Waving on Marston Quad

Alumni Weekend 2023 | Coming April 27–30

Please Note

Although Alumni Weekend 2022 has passed, continue reading to see a preview of what events may look like for Alumni Weekend 2023. Many programs and activities will be offered again next year. Chirp!


Alumni Weekend 2022 Schedule & Info

Updated regularly through Alumni Weekend. Information subject to change. For additional information on Alumni Weekend events, please see the Alumni Weekend Schedule of Events booklet, available at registration check-in locations. For campus locations or campus accessibility information, please see the Pomona College Campus Map.

Chirp about your #PomonaAW22 visit with fellow Sagehens in the Alumni Facebook Group and Instagram! Follow Pomona alumni social media — Alumni Facebook Group@SagehenAlumni on Instagram — for Alumni Weekend coverage and announcements. 

Questions? Please email the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement or call (888) SAGEHEN.

Schedule of Programs & Events

Thursday, April 28

9 a.m.-Midnight | The Coop Store | Smith Campus Center

Shop at the Coop Store for cool Pomona swag, beverages and snacks.

Noon-7 p.m. | Alumni Weekend Check-In | Seaver House

Pick up registration packets, purchase extra meal and event tickets as available.

1:15-2:05 p.m. | Attend A Class: Intermediate French (FREN033) | Prof. Bana Dahi, Lecturer in Romance Languages and Literatures | Seeley G. Mudd Outdoor Classroom

Class is in session! Come over and learn or practice your French along with current students.

2-6 p.m. | Benton Museum Walk-In Hours | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Stop into the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College to peruse the current exhibits.

4-7 p.m. | Geology Senior Presentations, Poster Session & BBQ | Edmunds Hall, Room 130 (Sr. Presentations) and Stanley Quad (Poster Session & BBQ)

Geology Department invites you to join us for Senior Presentations (4-5pm); Poster Session & BBQ to follow in the Stanley Quad/Pearsons Pergola.

5-6:30 p.m. Humanities Studio Presents: Careers in the Humanities Panel | Estella Laboratory, Argue Auditorium

Hear career trajectories from a panel of Pomona College alums who majored in the humanities. The event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Studio, the CDO and the Alumni Office.

5:30-8:30 p.m. | Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) Banquet | Seaver North, Outdoor Classroom

Senior PPE majors will describe their thesis projects and celebrate the end of the year with a banquet. Alumni and guests are welcome to attend.

6-8 p.m. | Classes of 1970 & 1971 Dinner with President Starr | Richardson Garden

Alumni from the Classes of 1970 and 1971 are invited to dine with President Starr for a belated celebration of their 50th reunions.

7-9 p.m. | Art After Hours Mixer: Museum Interns & Art History Majors Past and Present | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Calling all museum interns and Art History majors past and present to join us during Art After Hours at the Benton Museum of Art for a social mixer with refreshments and music. Galleries open until 10 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Art History Department.

8 p.m. | Pomona College Dance Concert | Seaver Theatre

The Pomona College Spring Dance Concert features dynamic original choreography and historic reconstructions by students, faculty, and guest artists.  The concert brings together students from five colleges to celebrate the breadth, depth, and diversity of dance, as well as to explore issues of our time through the movement arts. Tickets will be available through the Pomona College Theatre Box Office located in the Seaver complex and online.

8 p.m. | Pomona College Glee Club Concert | Bridges Hall of Music

Donna M. Di Grazia, David J. Baldwin Professor of Music, leads the celebrated Pomona College Glee Club in a bouquet of English choral music from across the centuries, featuring works by Britten, Finzi, Tallis, Bennett, Elgar, Clements, Amner, and Vaughan Williams. Join us!

Friday, April 29

7-8 a.m. | Sunrise Yoga | Prof. Tracy Brennan | Sontag Greek Theatre

Get your stretch in before the start of the day. 

8:10-9:45 a.m. | Attend A Class: Intro to Comparative Politics (POLI005) | Prof. Pierre Englebert, H. Russell Smith Professor of International Relations and Professor of Politics | Studio Art Hall Outdoor Classroom (Upper Level)

Class is in session! Come over and learn alongside current students about the major analytical approaches in the field of comparative politics.

8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | Alumni Weekend Check-In | Seaver House

Pick up registration packets, purchase extra meal and event tickets as available.

8:30-11:30 a.m. | Psychological Science Senior Thesis Presentations | Hahn Hall Outdoor Classroom

Join us for the Senior Thesis Presentations from Psychology majors.

9-9:45 a.m. |Ideas@Pomona: Faculty Lecture Series The Black Mathematician Chronicles: Our Quest to Update the MAD Pages by Prof. Edray Goins | Hahn Hall, Room 101

In 1997, Scott Williams (SUNY Buffalo) founded the website ``Mathematicians of the African Diaspora,'' which has since become widely known as the MAD Pages. Williams built the site over the course of 11 years, creating over 1,000 pages by himself as a personal labor of love. The site features more than 700 African Americans in mathematics, computer science, and physics as a way to showcase the intellectual prowess of those from the Diaspora. Soon after Williams retired in 2008, Edray Goins (Pomona College), Donald King (Northeastern University), Asamoah Nkwanta (Morgan State University), and Weaver (Varsity Software) have been working since 2015 to update the Pages. Edray Goins and Robin Wilson (Cal Poly Pomona) led a research group of 13 undergraduates during the 2021-22 academic year to write more biographies for the new MAD Pages.

9-10 a.m. | Student-Led Walking Tour of Campus | Sumner Hall

Enjoy the opportunity to hear from one of our students about their experience at Pomona on this hour-long tour showcasing key exterior campus spots.

9 a.m.-Midnight | The Coop Store | Smith Campus Center

Shop at the Coop Store for cool Pomona swag, beverages and snacks.

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Religious Studies (RLST) Senior Thesis Presentations | Pearsons Hall, Room 102

 

10-10:45 a.m. | Ideas@Pomona: Faculty Lecture Series Post Grid Futures: Generators, Microgrids and Energy decentralization from Lebanon to California with Prof. Joanne Nucho | Hahn Hall, Room 101

Joanne Randa Nucho is an anthropologist and filmmaker. Her research interests include critical infrastructure studies, urban studies and environmental inequality, as well as non-fiction film and video and visual ethnography. Her most recent work focuses on the relationship between infrastructures, urban development projects and the ways in which people begin to imagine themselves as part of a “public.”

10-11 a.m. | Pomona College Organic Farm Tour | Pomona College Organic Farm

See what The Farm is up to these days and enjoy a snack made from produce grown at The Farm.

10-11 a.m. | Benton Talks & Vault Tours: Parisian Ecologies | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Join academic curator Claire Nettleton and curatorial intern Maggie Allegar ’23 for an exhibition walk through of Parisian Ecologies: The City Transformed through Nineteenth-Century Prints and Drawings. Parisian Ecologies brings together prints and drawings from Pomona College’s collection—many from a significant gift to the museum in 1980—to highlight the tension between urban development and ecological disappearance from the 1850s through the end of the Belle Époque era in roughly 1914. Paralleling today’s debates about land use, gentrification, disease control, and environmental sustainability, Parisian Ecologies offers a history lesson as well as a demonstration of the wide array of printmaking techniques employed by the artists in their chronicles of the modern city. Space is limited.

10 a.m.-Noon | Neuroscience Department Sr. Experimental Thesis Presentations | Edmunds Hall, Room 101

 

CANCELLED | 11-11:45 | Ideas@Pomona: Faculty Lecture Series Poland and The Russian Invasion of Ukraine with Mietek Boduszynski, associate professor of politics | Hahn Hall, Room 101

Mieczysław (Mietek) Boduszyński teaches U.S. Foreign Policy at Pomona College, as well as courses on the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Balkans, democracy promotion and democratization. Previously, he was a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State at postings in Albania, Kosovo, Japan, Egypt, Libya and Iraq. Boduszyński is an expert on U.S. foreign policy, the Balkans, and the modern Middle East and North Africa. From 2019-2020, Boduszyński served as a volunteer advisor on the Biden/Harris campaign foreign policy team.

11 a.m.-Noon | Women's Union Reception and Celebration
Dedication of the Women’s Union in Memory of Professor Toni Clark | Walker Hall, South Outdoor Patio

Celebration and Dedication of the Women’s Union in memory of Toni Clark, Professor Emerita of English, Associate Dean of Students, Dean of Women (1983-2007) and a driving force behind the Women's Union. Reception follows.

11 a.m.-Noon | The Hive: Empathetic Listening Happy Hour | Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity (the Hive), North Patio

You grow and learn about another when you’re willing to put your agenda aside and listen to them. By keeping your emotions in check, and just remembering that secret empathetic sound, you’re able to fully focus on someone else.

Noon | Lunch On Your Own 

Check out some tasty new spots at The Village or rediscover where you were a regular. 

Noon-1:15 p.m. | Neuroscience Department Luncheon In Honor of Seniors | Seaver South

Lunch following Senior Thesis Experimental Presentations.

Noon-3 p.m. | Anthropology Senior Thesis Presentation & Luncheon |  Hahn Hall, Room 101

Senior Thesis Presentation & Luncheon.

Noon-3 p.m. | Attend A Class: Senior Research Design Seminar (ANTH190) | Joanne Nucho, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Chair of Anthropology | Carnegie Building Outdoor Classroom

Alumni are welcome to attend this class to learn more about how students develop the foundational skills to construct research proposals.

12:30-3:30 p.m. | Romance Languages & Literatures Senior Thesis Presentations | Hahn Hall Outdoor Classroom

Senior Thesis Presentations.

1-2 p.m. | Sage Counsel: A Panel Discussion with Dean Robert Gaines & Senior Faculty | Marston Quad Main Stage

Join Robert Gaines in conversation and reflection with some of Pomona’s longest-term faculty. Presenters will share their personal perspectives from their tenures and leadership on Pomona’s faculty.

1-3 p.m. | Classics Department Senior Thesis Presentations & Alumni Reception | Pearsons Hall, Room 101

The Classics Department welcomes students and alumni to our annual senior thesis presentation and reception event.

1-3 p.m. | Asian Languages & Literatures Department and Asian Studies Program Senior Thesis Presentation & Alumni Reception | Hahn Hall, Room 108

AS students will present their theses and an ALL/AS alumni reception will immediately follow.

1:15-2:15 | German and Russian Department Senior Theses and Significant Projects Presentations | Mason Hall, Room 020

Majors and Minors in Russian and German will present their senior thesis research. 

1:30 | Guided Tour of the Senior Art Exhibition and the Studio Art Building | Studio Art Hall

Join Professor Mercedes Teixido, the Loren Barton Babcock Miller Fine Arts Professor, as she takes you on a tour of the Studio Art Facilities and the Thesis Exhibition that showcases the work of graduating art majors.

1:30-5 p.m. | History Majors Thesis Presentations | Peter W. Stanley Academic Quad

Come watch history majors present their theses, 10 minutes per student. 

1:30-3 p.m. | EA 174: Building Los Angeles - Final Presentations | Seeley G. Mudd Building

Join Profs. Char Miller and Jeff Groves (HMC) in reviewing students projects reimagining key sites in Claremont.

2 p.m. | Pomona-Pitzer Softball vs. CMS | Pomona-Pitzer Softball Stadium

Pomona-Pitzer takes on Claremont Mudd Scripps Athenas. 

2-3 p.m. | Chirp & Chat – Alumni & Student Networking Mixer | Smith Campus Center Courtyard

Join us on the Smith Campus Center Courtyard for refreshments and casual conversations with other alums and current students. Bring your friends, reconnect with classmates, and make new friends at this networking event. Register for Sagehen Connect and volunteer to be available to students as a Sage Coach/Sagehen Mentor.

2-3 p.m. | Student-Led Walking Tour of Campus | Sumner Hall

Enjoy the opportunity to hear from one of our students about their experience at Pomona on this hour-long tour showcasing key exterior campus spots.

2-3:30 p.m. | Selecting the Class: Case Studies on How Selective Colleges Make Admissions Decisions | Smith Campus Center, Room 201

Do you ever wish you knew more about how students are actually selected for admission? Participate in a mock admissions committee where you can practice reviewing and discussing admissions cases with Assistant Dean of Admissions Paola Franco ‘17.

 2-3 p.m. | Benton Talks & Vault Tours: Each Day Begins with the Sun Rising: Four Artists from Hiroshima | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Sam Chan ’22 and Madeleine Mount-Cors ’23, curatorial interns at the Benton, will offer an exhibition walk-through of Each Day Begins with the Sun Rising: Four Artists from Hiroshima. The exhibition features contemporary Japanese artists Megumi Fukuda, Taro Furukata, Genki Isayama, and Kana Kou. Together, they explore the profound cultural, political, and social impacts of the United States’ World War II bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Space is limited.

2-3 p.m. | Math Alumni Panel | Estella Laboratory, Room 1051

Gather for a great Math Alumni panel presentation and discussion.

2-6 p.m. | Benton Museum Walk-In Hours | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Stop into the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College to peruse the current exhibits.

2:30-3:30 p.m. | Inclusive Excellence At Pomona | Smith Campus Center, Room 208

The Inclusive Excellence Committee will update the community on its efforts and programming over the past few years and also set out its goals for the upcoming years. A panel of students, faculty and staff will share their own experiences with programming related to Inclusive Excellence.

2:30 p.m. | Fastpacking the Death Valley Traverse, A Talk by Cameron Hummels '00 | Estella Laboratory, Room 1021

In February 2022, Cameron Hummels conducted an unsupported solo fastpack from the northern tip of Death Valley to its southern tip. He covered a distance of 165 miles, using no roads, trails, food/water caches, or human infrastructure, beating the previous record of seven days by finishing in just under four days. Over these four days, he experienced a major windstorm, a haboob (airborne wall of sand), 100+F temperatures on the salt flats, a salt swamp, arsenic- and uranium-laden water sources, a poisonous gas vent, moonlit route-finding over open desert, and devastating fatigue resulting in visual, auditory, and olfactory hallucinations. While it made for quite an adventure, he hopes to never do it again.

3-4:30 p.m. | Math Department Alumni Reception | Estella Laboratory Courtyard

Chirp with other Math Alumni and reconnect.

3-5 p.m. | Chemistry Alumni Reception & Retirement Symposium for Cynthia Selassie | Seaver North

Join us for an alumni reception and celebration for Cynthia Selassie. Molecular Biology alumni are welcome!

3-5 p.m. | Joint Reception with Politics, International Relations & Public Policy Analysis Programs | Hahn East Courtyard and Carnegie Hall Foyer and Outdoor Classroom

Joint Reception with Politics, International Relations & Public Policy Analysis Programs. Lee McDonald remembrance between 4-4:20 p.m.

3-5 p.m. | Physics & Astronomy Alumni Reception | Estella Laboratory Courtyard

Join our alumni reception to enjoy appetizers and drinks, and to chat and catch up with fellow physics and astronomy majors and faculty.

3-5 p.m. | Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Meet and Greet | Tranquada Student Services Center

 

3-5 p.m. | Linguistics & Cognitive Science (LGCS) Senior Thesis Poster Presentations & Reception | SkySpace

LGCS Senior Thesis Poster Presentations and Reception.

3:30-5 p.m. | Joint Reception with Oldenborg and the Foreign Language Resource Center | Mason Hall, Foreign Language Resource Center

 

3:30-5 p.m. | Economics Alumni Reception | Carnegie Building

Chirp with other economics alumni and reconnect.

3:30-5:30 p.m. | Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Alumni Mixer | Dom's Lounge Patio

We welcome all AARC/AAMP alumni and friends to mix, mingle, and reflect on our 30 years of rich history.

4-5:30 p.m. | Computer Science Alumni Reception | Estella Laboratory, Courtyard

Reconnect with fellow Computer Science Alumni.

4-6 p.m. | Environmental Analysis Alumni Reception | Pomona College Organic Farm

Reception with farm-fresh snacks and assorted beverages.

4-6 p.m. | Biology Alumni Reception | Seaver Sciences Parking Lot

Gathering for Biology Alumni to reconnect. Molecular Biology alumni are welcome!

4-6 p.m. | Philosophy Alumni Reception | Pearson Hall, Room 101 and Outdoor Classroom

Gathering for Philosophy alumni to reconnect.

4:15-6 p.m.| English Department Reception, Talk & Screening with Andrew Smith '89 | Peter W. Stanley Academic Quad (reception) and Crookshank Hall, Room 108 (screening) 

A reception, talk and screening of alumnus Andrew Smith's Winter in the Blood. Hosted by Prof. Colleen Rosenfeld--as part of our English dept. series of inviting alumni for English career help for juniors and seniors.

4:30-6:30 p.m. | Religious Studies (RLST) Alumni Reception & Senior Celebration | Hahn Hall Outdoor Classroom

A reception for graduating seniors and returning alumni. Food and conversation.

5:30-6:45 | A Taste of Pomona Wine & Mocktails Reception | Marston Quad

Kick-off Alumni Weekend mingling and enjoying wines from featured alumni vintners as well as a fun selection of mocktail non-alcoholic beverages before the All-Class Dinner! There are tickets available for both events combined, or just for the dinner starting at 7 p.m. (for those that will be arriving later on Friday).

6-7:30 p.m. | Alumni & Student Athlete Social | Athearn Field

Come join for yard games, conversation and a refreshing sweet treat between current and former Sagehens.

6-9 p.m. | Art Department Senior Art Exhibition and Reception | Studio Art Hall

Reception for the senior art exhibition.

7-8 p.m. | Claremont Christian Fellowship's Friday Fellowship | Smith Campus Center, SCC 208

Join students from Claremont Christian Fellowship for their weekly meeting: a time of reflection, community, and a talk and Q&A by Chris Harry ’97.

7:00-9:30 p.m. | All Class Dinner with President Starr | Marston Quad

Join us for this special evening on Marston Quad for the All-Class Dinner where you can hear from the president and then enjoy dinner with classmates under the stars on Marston Quad.

If you will be joining us for A Taste of Pomona Wine & Mocktails Reception taking place right before the dinner, there are tickets available for both events combined, or just for the dinner starting at 7 p.m. (for those that will be arriving later on Friday).

8 p.m. | Pomona College Dance Concert | Seaver Theatre

The Pomona College Spring Dance Concert features dynamic original choreography and historic reconstructions by students, faculty, and guest artists. The concert brings together students from five colleges to celebrate the breadth, depth, and diversity of dance, as well as to explore issues of our time through the movement arts. Tickets will be available through the Pomona College Theatre Box Office located in the Seaver complex and online.

8-11 p.m. | Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company Gala | Edmunds Ballroom

CCBDC Gala is a time to tease concert, social dance and celebrate the end of the year!

8:30-10:30 p.m. | Alumni of Color Reception at the Draper Center | The Draper Center for Community Partnerships

Join alumni of color, staff and faculty for an evening social with tasty treats hosted at the Draper Center for Community Partnerships.

9 p.m. | Pomona College Jazz Ensemble Concert | Bridges Hall of Music

Join the Pomona College Jazz Ensemble, Barb Catlin, director, for The Rolling Stones Project, featuring music by the iconic rock band arranged by New York jazz saxophonist Tim Ries (who tours with the Stones) and orchestrated by pianist Matt Harris. Our concert features the young L.A. phenom saxophonist Iban Lee with Elza Moore (Scripps) on vocals.

9-10:30 p.m. | Star Gazing with Astronomy Professor Alma Zook '72 | Brackett Observatory

Join Alumni and guests for celestial observations, weather permitting.

Saturday, April 30

8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | Alumni Weekend Check-In | Seaver House

Pick up registration packets, purchase extra meal and event tickets as available.

8 a.m.-Noon | Continental Breakfast | Alumni Village

Enjoy complimentary coffee, bagels and pastries to start your morning!

9-10 a.m. | Coffee with the Alumni Board | Richardson Garden

Enjoy coffee and chatting with the Alumni Board members and fellow Sagehens. 

9-10 a.m. | Student-Led Tree-Planting Ceremony and Reimagining Marston Quad | Marston Quad (Tree Planting) and Stover Walk (Reimagining Marston Quad)

Please join a dedicated group of students for a tree planting on Marston Quad.  Then grab a Sharpie and be part of the conversations concerning the reimagining of the Marston Quad post-windstorm!  We will continue the restoration process, as a group, in honor of the Tongva people and their land

9:30 -10:30 a.m. | Past, Present, and a Positive Future for Girls & Women in Sport | Marston Quad Main Stage

Join student-athletes to hear Dr. LaVoi, a Senior Lecturer in social and behavioral sciences in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota and the Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, speak about Title IX and the impact it has made. LaVoi’s appearance at Pomona’s Alumni Weekend is part of Pomona Pitzer’s year-long Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Title IX. There will be time for a brief Q&A period following the talk.

10 a.m. | Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Tennis vs Cal Lutheran Univ. | Pauley Tennis Complex

Come watch Pomona-Pitzer take on Cal Lutheran's Men's Tennis team.

10-11 a.m. | Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous | Carnegie Building, Room 110

10-11:30 a.m. | 5-College Campus Bus Tour | Oldenborg Center, Northeast Corner

 

10-11 a.m | Benton Talks & Vault Tours: Known & Understood: Selections from the Permanent Collection | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Salim Moore, assistant curator of collections, will take you on a tour through his exhibition Known & Understood: Selections from the Permanent Collection. A sixteenth-century frieze, a Native American hide painting, and contemporary photographs of ancient geological sites are works of art in the Benton Museum of Art’s collection that might not appear to have much in common. But they all demonstrate how art can convey—and even create—knowledge. Works of art do more than representing artists’ perceptions of the cultural moments in which they live; they also transmit meaningful lessons across time to contemporary audiences. Space is limited. 

10-11 a.m. | Student-Led Walking Tour of Campus | Sumner Hall

Enjoy the opportunity to hear from one of our students about their experience at Pomona on this hour-long tour showcasing key exterior campus spots.

10-11 a.m. | Latinx Alumni Reception | Edmunds Ballroom Outdoor Classroom

Join current students, faculty and staff and engage, connect and build community during this annual reception.

10 a.m.- Noon | Ideas@Pomona: 2022 Blaisdell Alumni Award Winners | Rose Hills Theatre

Join us for a very special edition of Ideas@Pomona featuring our guest speakers, the 2022 Blaisdell Distinguished Alumni Award winners.

11 a.m | Pomona-Pitzer Baseball vs. Chapman Doubleheader | Alumni Baseball Field

Game 1 starts at 11 a.m. and Game 2 at 2:30 p.m.

11 a.m.-Noon | Black Alumni Reception | Pearsons Hall Pergola

Join current students, faculty and staff and engage, connect and build community during this annual reception.

11 a.m.-Noon | Global Pomona Project (GPP) Presents: Pomona’s Global Future | Smith Campus Center, Hart Room 201

At this time of global challenge and change, this is an opportunity for every one of us to help shape Pomona’s place in the world for our students and the entire community.  

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | All-Class Lunch on the Quad | Marston Quad

All alumni and guests are invited to enjoy lunch and activities for all ages. To purchase meal tickets, please inquire at the registration tent. Additional tickets may be available.

Noon-Midnight | Coop Store | Smith Campus Center

Shop at the Coop Store for Pomona swag, beverages and snacks.

Noon-3 p.m. | Class Reunion Photos | Bridges Auditorium

See the Class Photo Schedule below.

12:30-2 p.m. | 5CIV Christian Fellowship Alumni Lunch | Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons, Weingart Patio

Join this free lunch, open to all Christian alumni. Hear from current Christian students and join in praying for the campuses. Hosted by 5CIV (InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the Claremont Colleges).

CANCELLED 1 p.m. | The Pomona College Campus:  A History | Rose Hills Theatre

Pomona College boasts a beautiful 140-acre campus in the heart of Claremont Village, featuring a varied blend of architectural styles.  Join Bob Robinson, assistant vice-president of facilities and campus services, as he describes the history of the campus design and efforts to maintain that history in current and future campus projects.

1-2:30 p.m. | Alumni Tennis and Pickleball Fun | Rogers Tennis Complex

Alumni Tennis and Pickleball Fun Rogers Courts (south of Frank Dining Hall) Saturday, April 30, 1 - 2:30 p.m. All are invited to attend—come and play or come and watch! The format will be an informal doubles mix-around. We will have the usual silly contests and opportunities to win valuable prizes!!! Plan on fun, camaraderie, and of course, plentiful refreshments. An RSVP will help us plan the refreshments, so please contact Lisa Beckett @ 909-560-4656 or lmb04747@pomona.edu if you plan to attend this event. We look forward to seeing you!

1-2:30 p.m. | Cultural Communities & Mentor Groups Mentor Mixer | Dom's Lounge

Playing a Pomona College trivia game with alum and Head Mentors.

1-3 p.m. | Humanities Studio Alumni & Guest Reception | Estella Laboratory Courtyard

Past and current Humanities Studio Fellows, humanities majors, and guests vaguely interested in what the humanities bring to our lives (art! music! literature! culture! language!) are invited to join the Humanities Studio for a reception. Learn about who we are, what we do, and enjoy light refreshments (health protocol permitting).

1-6 p.m. | SageTank | Hahn Hall, Room 101

Annual pitching competition held by Pomona Ventures to provide students with a taste of entrepreneurship and the opportunity to build a network of mentors in the start-up sector.

1:30 p.m. | Pomona College Glee Club Concert | Bridges Hall of Music

Donna M. Di Grazia, David J. Baldwin Professor of Music, leads the celebrated Pomona College Glee Club in a bouquet of English choral music from across the centuries, featuring works by Britten, Finzi, Tallis, Bennett, Elgar, Clements, Amner, and Vaughan Williams. Join us!

2-3 p.m. | Benton Talks & Vault Tours: Works on Paper, Native American, and Paintings and Sculpture collections | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Join associate director/registrar Steve Comba for a behind-the-scenes tour of our three collections vaults. Our vaults hold our Works on Paper, Native American, and Paintings and Sculpture collections. They are not usually open to the public, so make sure to sign-up for this special opportunity! Space is limited.

2-3 p.m. | Student-Led Walking Tour of Campus | Sumner Hall

Enjoy the opportunity to hear from one of our students about their experience at Pomona on this hour-long tour showcasing key exterior campus spots.

2-6 p.m. | Benton Museum Walk-In Hours  | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Stop into the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College to peruse the current exhibits.

2:45-3:45 p.m. | Music Department Alumni Reception | Carolyn Bartel Lyon Garden

Gathering for Music Department alumni (majors, minors, ensemble members, students enrolled in lessons, and other courses during their time at Pomona), to reconnect following the Glee Club concert.

3:30-4 p.m. | Parade of Classes | College Gates

Be a part of a Pomona tradition—the Parade of Classes! Alumni from all classes will gather for this special and symbolic opportunity to re-enter the College Gates.

4 p.m | State of the College Address with President G. Gabrielle Starr | Bridges Hall of Music

Come hear a special message sharing the latest updates and news about the College from President Starr, Pomona's 10th president.

5-6:45 p.m. | Party at the Wash | "The Wash", Blanchard Park

Calling all alumni! Head over to the Wash (Sontag Greek Theatre) for this all-class reception.  This year it is a ticketed event, so if you didn’t preregister online, make sure to purchase a ticket during check-in at Seaver House.

5-6 p.m. | Queer Resource Center (QRC) Alumni Happy Hour Mixer | Pearsons Hall Pergola 

Come join us in our QRC Alumni Happy Hour Mixer! This event is open to all LGBTQIA+ alums and allies! We will have libations and snacks for you to enjoy as you reconnect with old friends and make new ones! Cheers to queers!

5:30-7 p.m. | President's Leadership Reception (invitation-only event) | Robert B. Coon Garden, President's House

A special reception hosted by President G. Gabrielle Starr to honor Pomona College's lead volunteers and donors. Invitation only event.

7-9 p.m. | Reunion Class Dinners

Classes in reunion are invited to enjoy a celebratory dinner with classmates.

8 p.m. | Pomona College Dance Concert | Seaver Theatre, Allen Studio Theatre

The Pomona College Spring Dance Concert features dynamic original choreography and historic reconstructions by students, faculty, and guest artists. The concert brings together students from five colleges to celebrate the breadth, depth, and diversity of dance, as well as to explore issues of our time through the movement arts. Tickets will be available through the Pomona College Theatre Box Office located in the Seaver complex and online.

Sunday, May 1

9:30 a.m. | Memorial Convocation | Bridges Hall of Music

Join President Starr and Pomona’s Glee Club as we honor and remember fondly those Sagehens who we have lost in the last year.

10-11 a.m. |Student-Led Walking Tour of Campus | Sumner Hall

Enjoy tour showcasing key exterior campus spots.

10-11:30 a.m. | Black Alumni Open House Brunch | Office of Black Student Affairs Garden

OBSA welcomes alumni to explore the center, get to know our staff, (re)connect with one another and learn more about OBSA's current work to engage and connect with 7C Black alumni. Free and open to all.

10:30 a.m-Noon | All-Class Champagne Brunch | Marston Quad

A final celebration to toast and bid adieu to your fellow Sagehens….until next time!

Noon-9 p.m. | Coop Store | Smith Campus Center

Shop at the Coop Store for Pomona swag, beverages and snacks.

2 p.m. | Pomona College Dance Concert | Seaver Theatre 

The Pomona College Spring Dance Concert features dynamic original choreography and historic reconstructions by students, faculty, and guest artists. The concert brings together students from five colleges to celebrate the breadth, depth, and diversity of dance, as well as to explore issues of our time through the movement arts. Tickets will be available through the Pomona College Theatre Box Office located in the Seaver complex and online.

2-3 p.m. | Student-Led Walking Tour of Campus | Sumner Hall

Enjoy the opportunity to hear from one of our students about their experience at Pomona on this hour-long tour showcasing key exterior campus spots.

Schedule of Hotel & Campus Shuttles

Friday, April 29

DoubleTree (Pomona) to Sheraton 

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 10:40 a.m.
  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 6:40 p.m.

DoubleTree (Claremont) to Campus

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:45 p.m.

Campus to DoubleTree (Claremont)

  • 10:15 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m.
  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 10:00 p.m.

Sheraton to Campus

  • 9:20 a.m.
  • 10:55 a.m.
  • 5:20 p.m.
  • 6:50 p.m.

Campus to Sheraton

  • 9:45 a.m.
  • 11:20 a.m.
  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 7:20 p.m.
  • 9:15 p.m.

Sheraton to DoubleTree (Pomona)

  • 10:20 a.m.
  • 11:50 a.m.
  • 6:20 p.m.
  • 7:50 p.m.
  • 9:45 p.m.

Saturday, April 30

DoubleTree (Pomona) to Sheraton

  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 9:40 a.m.
  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 6:40 p.m.

DoubleTree (Claremont) to Campus

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.

Campus to DoubleTree (Claremont)

  • 10:15 a.m.
  • 1:15 p.m.
  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 9:30 p.m.

Sheraton to Campus

  • 8:20 a.m.
  • 9:55 a.m.
  • 5:20 p.m.
  • 6:50 p.m.

Campus to Sheraton

  • 8:40 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m.
  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 7:20 p.m.
  • 9:15 p.m.

Sheraton to DoubleTree (Pomona)

  • 9:15 a.m.
  • 10:50 a.m.
  • 6:20 p.m.
  • 7:50 p.m.
  • 9:45 p.m.

Sunday, May 1

DoubleTree (Pomona) to Sheraton

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.

DoubleTree (Claremont) to Campus

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.

Campus to DoubleTree (Claremont)

  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m.

Sheraton to Campus

  • 8:50 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m.

Campus to Sheraton

  • 9:05 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m.
  • 12:50 p.m.

Sheraton to DoubleTree (Pomona)

  • 9:35 a.m.
  • 11:05 a.m.
  • 12:15 p.m.
  • 1:15 p.m.

Golf Cart Taxi Route

From Friday, April 29, to Saturday, April, 30, the following golf cart taxis will be operating on campus from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Taxis arrive at stops approximately every 15 minutes.

Class Photo Schedule

Schedule

Saturday, April 30

Diamond Sagehens | 12:10 p.m.

Class of 1962 | 12:20 p.m.

Class of 1967 | 12:30 p.m.

Class of 1970 | 12:40 p.m.

Class of 1971 | 12:50 p.m.

Class of 1972 | 1 p.m.

Class of 1975 | 1:10 p.m.

Class of 1977 | 1:20 p.m.

Class of 1982 | 1:30 p.m.

Class of 1987 | 1:40 p.m.

Class of 1992 | 1:50 p.m.

Class of 1997 | 2 p.m.

Class of 2002 | 2:10 p.m.

Class of 2007 | 2:20 p.m.

Class of 2012 | 2:30 p.m.

Class of 2017 |  2:40 p.m.

Past Alumni Board Presidents | 2:50

Class Specific Events

Important: times and locations are subject to change.

Class of 1961 and Prior

Saturday, April 30 | 10 a.m.-Noon | Sharing Session | Crookshank Hall, Rm 8

Reconnect with other Sagehens from your class year as you tell stories, share pictures and reminisce.

Saturday, April 30 | 12:10 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | Diamond Reunion Class Dinner | Lebus Court

 

Class of 1962

Friday, April 29 | 8:30-10 p.m. | After-Dinner Gathering | Crookshank Hall, Rm 1

 

Saturday, April 30 | 12:20 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Sharing Session | Crookshank Hall, Rm 1

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | 60th Reunion Class Dinner | Lebus Court

 

Class of 1967

Thursday, April 28 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Informal Gathering | Sontag Greek Theater

Bring your own food and beverages, and blankets or beach chairs.

Friday, April 29 | 3-5 p.m. | Class Gathering |California Botanic Garden

1500 N. College Avenue. Purchase tickets online.

Saturday, April 30 | 10 a.m.-Noon | Sharing Session | Crookshank Hall, Rm 1

Reconnect with other Sagehens from your class year as you tell stories, share pictures and reminisce. Facilitated by Sybil Furman ’67

Saturday, April 30 | 12:30 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | 55th Reunion Class Dinner | Sumner Hall, Memorial Garden

With emcee Doug McConnell ’67

Sunday, May 1 | 11:30 a.m. | Class Hike, Foothills Near the College | Seaver House 

Meet in front of Seaver House and we’ll caravan to the trailhead. Bring water and comfortable shoes.

Class of 1970

Thursday, April 28 | 6-8 p.m. | Reunion Class Dinner With President Starr | Richardson Garden

Alumni from the Classes of 1970 and 1971 are invited to dine with President Starr for a belated celebration of their 50th reunions.

Saturday, April 30 | 9 a.m. | 1970 and 1971 Walking Tour | Bridges Hall of Music

Meet in front of Bridges Hall of Music.

Saturday, April 30 | 10 a.m.-Noon | Sharing Session | Crookshank Hall, Rm 10

Reconnect with other Sagehens from your class year as you tell stories, share pictures and reminisce.

Saturday, April 30 | 12:40 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | Dinner for 1970 and 1971 | Claremont Presbyterian Church

1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont (about 1 mile from campus). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. includes tacos (choice of 3 types of meat or a vegetarian portobello mushroom option), salad, rice, beans and dessert, with your choice of wine, beer, soft drinks or water. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Tickets are $35/person if you pay before April 18, and $40/person after April 18. Contact either Harry Pukay-Martin ’70 or Guy Lohman ’71 to purchase tickets.

Class of 1971

Thursday, April 28 | 6-8 p.m. | Reunion Class Dinner With President Starr | Richardson Garden

Alumni from the Classes of 1970 and 1971 are invited to dine with President Starr for a belated celebration of their 50th reunions.

Friday, April 29 | 10 a.m.-Noon | Sharing Session | Rembrandt Hall, Rm 104

Reconnect with other Sagehens from your class year as you tell stories, share pictures and reminisce. 

Friday, April 29 |1:30-3 p.m. | Campus Geology Walk for 1971 | Seaver House

Led by Tom Doe ’71. Meet in front of Seaver House.

Saturday, April 30 | 9 a.m. | 1970 and 1971 Walking Tour | Bridges Hall of Music

Meet in front of Little Bridges.

Saturday, April 30 | 10 a.m.-Noon | Sharing Session | Rembrandt Hall, Rm 104

Reconnect with other Sagehens from your class year as you tell stories, share pictures and reminisce.

Saturday, April 30 | 12:50 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | Dinner for 1970 and 1971 | Claremont Presbyterian Church

1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont (about 1 mile from campus). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. includes tacos (choice of 3 types of meat or a vegetarian portobello mushroom option), salad, rice, beans and dessert, with your choice of wine, beer, soft drinks or water. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Tickets are $35/person if you pay before April 18, and $40/person after April 18.  Contact either Harry Pukay-Martin ’70 or Guy Lohman ’71 to purchase tickets.

 

Class of 1972

Friday, April 29 | 8:30 p.m. | Observatory Gathering | Brackett Observatory

With Alma Zook ’72.

Friday, April 29 | 9 p.m. | Informal Class Gathering | Smith Campus Center, Rm 201

 

Saturday, April 30 | 9 a.m. | Class Bus Tour | Oldenborg Center, Northeast Corner

45 seats are available, first-come basis.

Saturday, April 30 | 1:00 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium


Saturday, April 30 | 1:10 - 3 p.m. | Sharing Session | Smith Campus Center, Hart Room (208)

Reconnect with other Sagehens from your class year as you tell stories, share pictures and reminisce.

 

Saturday, April 30 | 6 p.m. | Museum Extended Hours for Class of ’72 | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | 50th Reunion Class Dinner | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

 

Class of 1975

Saturday, April 30 | 1:10 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | 47th Reunion Class Dinner | Home of Eleanor Brown

Located within walking distance of the campus.

Class of 1977

Saturday, April 30 | 11 a.m.-Noon | Class Meet-Up Before Lunch | Crookshank Hall, Rm 2

 

Saturday, April 30 | 1:20 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | 45th Reunion Class Dinner | Smith Campus Center, Dom's Lounge

 

Class of 1982

Friday, April 29 | 11 a.m.-Noon | Private Class Tour of the Benton Museum | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

 

Saturday, April 30 | 1:30 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 2-3:15 p.m. | Sharing Session/Alumni-Faculty Panel | Crookshank Hall, Rm 108

With guest speaker, Mietek P. Boduszynski, Associate Professor of Politics

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | 40th Reunion Class Dinner | Richardson Garden

With guest speaker Seth Allen, Vice President for Strategy & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Class of 1987

Saturday, April 30 | 1:40 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 2-3 p.m. | Book Talk & Signing with Lian Dolan ’87 | Smith Campus Center, Rm 217

Join Lian Dolan ’87 for a fun, informal talk about her latest novel, Lost and Found in Paris, published by William Morrow this April. Lian is the author of three previous bestselling novels and hosts the long-running podcast Satellite Sisters. Lost and Found in Paris, an art history treasure hunt, is filled with inspiration from her time at Pomona, from namedropping the college to the music she played on KSPC. Come hear Lian talk about her work and how the details from all those humanities classes eventually found their way into her writing. Books will be available for purchase. For more information on Lian, visit liandolan.com.

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | 35th Reunion Class Dinner | Marston Quad

 

Class of 1992

Saturday, April 30 | 1:50 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

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Saturday, April 30 | 2-3:15 p.m. | Sharing Session | Hahn/Hahn Outdoor Classroom

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | 30th Reunion Class Dinner | Marston Quad

Bring your appetite and your singing voice for a special class dinner and throwback jam led by Paul Buckley ’92 and the Cookie Monster All Stars

 

Class of 1997

Saturday, April 30 | 2 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | 25th Reunion Class Dinner | Bridges Auditorium, North Patio

 

Class of 2002

Saturday, April 30 | 2:10 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | 20th Reunion Class Dinner | Marston Quad

 

Class of 2007

Saturday, April 30 | 2:20 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | 15th Reunion Class Dinner | Marston Quad

 

Class of 2012

Saturday, April 30 | 2:30 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | Young Alumni Food Truck Fest | Peter W. Stanley Academic Quad

 

Class of 2017

Saturday, April 30 | 2:40 p.m. | Class Photo | Bridges Auditorium

 

Saturday, April 30 | 7 p.m. | Young Alumni Food Truck Fest | Peter W. Stanley Academic Quad