A family hugging at Pomona College Commencement

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.

Want to Plan Ahead?

Visit Pomona's Academic Calendar and Three-Year Planning Calendar to learn about breaks, holidays, finals schedules and more.

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 the Class of 2022 and their families. Click through for Summer 2018 Welcome Parties registration information.

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 families and friends of Pomona College students into campus life. It’s a great opportunity every February for students to share their experience with loved ones.


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.