A parent helps her daughter move in on the first day at Pomona College.

What should you expect for your child in his or her first year at Pomona? What needs to be done before reaching campus for Move-In Day and Orientation? Find answers to these and other questions on the New Students website

Here are few notes to help guide you before you and your child arrive on campus, during Move-In Day and beyond.

Before Arriving On Campus

Get prepped and ready by reviewing this list of tasks students need to complete prior to Move-In Day.

Move-In Day

Find out what to bring and what to expect when you and your child arrive on campus for Move-In Day.

Pomona plans many activities throughout the day for students and their families. Check out the Family Orientation Schedule for a Cecil’s eye view of the helpful and informative programs and activities you’ll experience on Move-In Day. Review the complete Orientation schedule for a broader look at Orientation for new students.

Staying Connected During the First Year at Pomona

Parents often wonder the best way to stay connected. Many students text or call their parents on a daily basis or multiple times a day. And, of course, some do not feel the need for consistent communication (but they still miss you). If you do not hear from your son/daughter and are concerned (or have other concerns), please feel free to call the Dean of Students Office at (909) 621-8017 and we will communicate your concerns. You can also read more about the First Year Experience for Pomona students here.

Contact Information for Families

Easily reach key Pomona offices and services like Student Affairs, Student Accounts, Disability Services, Housing and Residence Life and others by visiting Important Contact Information.