All Pomona College Events Canceled

To promote social distancing as recommended by public health professionals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the College has canceled all internal and public events on campus.

We recognize these temporary measures will bring inconvenience; we are taking them as an important community health precaution.

Frequently Asked Questions


What qualifies as a public event?

A public event is any event which is open to attendees from outside The Claremont Colleges. These events typically take place outside of the regularly scheduled classroom time. Examples: Admissions information sessions or tours, orchestra concerts, faculty-invited guest speakers taking place outside of a classroom visit, publicly advertised lecture series.

What qualifies as a community event?

A community event is an event that will be attended only by Claremont Colleges students, faculty and/or staff. Examples: Speaking events, parties or concerts that are limited to 7C students/faculty/staff.

What qualifies as an internal event?

An internal event is an activity or performance happening within the context of a regularly scheduled class or within the normal operations of an academic or administrative department, and which does not include participants from outside The Claremont Colleges. Examples: guest speakers in classes, peer mentor gatherings, weekly seminars, writing groups, academic counseling or support activities, regularly-scheduled on-site tutoring activities.

How does this affect admissions events?

We are not encouraging visitors to campus at this time in order to ensure everyone’s health and well-being. Instead, please enjoy our campus tour video and contact us with any questions at

When will in-person Commencement take place for the Class of 2020?

Pomona College is committed to holding in-person Commencement exercises for the Class of 2020. Current public health guidelines still do not permit large gatherings, and these restrictions directly impact planning for Commencement. As soon as large gatherings are permitted, we will work with the class leadership to select a date.

Can I start or continue planning for 2020-21 academic year events?

Pomona College will not be holding any public or community events on campus in Fall 2020 (see definitions above). A decision regarding Spring 2021 events will be based on public health guidelines at the time.

Internal Events and Meetings

Am I still able to hold meetings for my department?

All faculty and staff are encouraged to make use of remote technologies for meetings. Please contact ITS for more information regarding the available tools for your needs.

Does this include exhibitions at the Pomona College Museum of Art (PCMA)?

The PCMA will be closed beginning March 18 until further notice.