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In-person events are currently on pause. Watch your email and the Parents & Families Facebook Group for virtual event information during 2020-2021. Email Alumni and Parent Engagement with questions or for additional information on Pomona College Events for families.

Whether it’s helping your son or daughter unpack during Orientation, watching them graduate during Commencement, or becoming a part of the learning experience during Family Weekend, Pomona College invites its families to spectacular events throughout the year.

Summer Welcome Parties

Each summer, parents and alumni host Welcome Parties in various regions of the United States. It’s a great opportunity to meet members of the Pomona community before arriving on campus, including members of the incoming class and their families. 

New Student Orientation

Orientation is a week-long program to help new students settle into life at Pomona College and get excited about their intellectual passions. It's also an opportunity for families to get better acquainted with Pomona and learn more about the amazing journey that’s just beginning for their students.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend provides an annual peek for Pomona parents and families into campus life. It’s a great opportunity every February for students to share their experience with loved ones. Enjoy special presentations and events, join students in class, spend time in Claremont Village and more. View the Family Weekend schedule.

Winter Break Parties

Join Sagehen families, alumni, students, faculty and staff at our regional Winter Break Parties each January to mix, mingle and learn about the latest from the College. Watch your email in December for details on locations and registration.


Commencement is a singular achievement for each student who comes to Pomona. Since 1887, Pomona College has graduated more than 31,000 students. Come see this proud tradition for yourself in May.