Family Weekend Schedule

Cecil and Pomona family in front of Bridges Auditorium

Family Weekend 2022 Schedule of Events

Please check this page regularly for added events, schedule changes and other updates. Family Weekend is an outdoor event, rain or shine. Questions? Email Alumni and Family Engagement or call (888) SAGEHEN.

For those families arriving early on Thursday, October 27, or staying through Sunday, October 30, some programming will be available.

Full programs and events for Family Weekend begin Friday, October 28, and conclude on Saturday, October 29.

For campus locations or campus accessibility information, please see the Pomona College Campus Map.

COVID-19 Information

Safety measures are in place, and campus community members and guests are additionally advised to take personal precautions, including making travel arrangements that are cancellable and/or refundable. Due to the large number of campus guests traveling domestically and internationally, there will be no guest access to residence halls and dining halls during Family Weekend. All event dining will take place outdoors; no food or drink will be allowed indoors. Masking is optional.

Schedule of Programs & Events

Thursday, October 27

Noon – 3 p.m. | Check–In | Bridges Auditorium

Welcome families! This should be your first stop on campus so you can pick up your registration packets and other materials. Please be ready to present your photo ID at Check-In. Each registrant must be present to check in.

Noon – 10 p.m. | Current Exhibitions On View | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Christina Fernandez: Under the Sun

Kameelah Janan Rasheed: Worshipping at the Altar of Certainty: 1985

Wardell Milan: Recent Work

Helen Pashgian: Primavera

From the edge of L.A., Pomona College has launched some of the region’s most influential artists. now the College has taken its next step forward as a home for cutting–edge art in Southern California. The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, which opened in 2020, is a space for some of the region’s most compelling and innovative exhibitions.

4:15 – 5:30 p.m. | English Department: Roger Reeves, Reading and Talk | Crookshank Hall Rm. 108, Ena Thompson Reading Room

Poet Roger Reeves will read from and discuss his latest book of poetry, Best Barbarian. A brief Q&A session will follow.

4:15 – 5:15 p.m. | Japan’s Nuclear Dilemmas and Hibakusha Poets: From Hiroshima to Iraq, and after Fukushima | Virtual on Zoom

The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has shed light on the imminent threat imposed by nuclear weapons. It is important, now more than ever, to understand both the obvious and less obvious consequences that the global community may endure because of nuclear powers. Despite being the only nation that has experienced both an atomic bombing and nuclear plant catastrophe, Japan’s stance towards usage of nuclear powers is far from consistent. The talk will explore the dilemmas that Japan faced following its disasters through the lens of hibakusha poems and government policies. Register here to attend. If you have any questions or issues, please contact Kyoko Kurita.

Nobuo Kazashi is Professor emeritus at Kobe University and specializes in comparative philosophy and is a recipient of the William James Prize from APA (1991) and the Kakiuchi Memorial Practice Award from Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies (2012).

5:40 p.m. | Dividing the Light James Turrell Skyspace | Skyspace

The architectural installation Dividing the Light, a Skyspace by James Turrell ’65, heightens the viewer’s awareness of light, sky and the activity of perception. The evening program begins about 25 minutes before sunset and continues for approximately one hour. For the full immersive experience, please arrive at the suggested time; capacity is limited. Please note that food and drink are not permitted in the Skyspace.

6 – 7 p.m. | Volta Drum Dance and Exhibition of Ghanaian Instruments | Loeb Family Art Pavilion and John and Louise Bryson Courtyard, Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Art After Hours at the Benton presents Volta Drum Dance and Exhibition of Ghanian Instruments in partnership with the Folk Music Center & Museum, Volta Drum Dance Group, and Pomona College Music Department. The exhibition is on view starting at 4:15 p.m. in the Loeb Family Art Pavilion and the performance starts at 6 p.m. in the John and Louise Bryson Courtyard. Exhibition in the Loeb Family Art Pavilion and performance in the John and Louise Bryson Courtyard. Register for the Voltra Drum Dance and Exhibition of Ghanian Instruments.

6:30 – 8 p.m. | Pomona College Choir Rehearsal | Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building

Come watch the 75–member Pomona College Choir rehearse. All are welcome. (Masks required)

7 – 8:30 p.m. | The Humanities Studio Presents Marcos Trinidad on Nature & City Life | Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center

Join the Humanities Studio at Pomona College in welcoming Marcos Trinidad, Southern California native, center director of the Audubon Society at Debs Park, and co–host of the NPR podcast "Human/Nature" for a talk (with Q&A) about nature and city life. The event is part of the Humanities Studio's 2022–23 "Human/Nature" Speakers Series.

Friday, October 28

7 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Café 47 | Smith Campus Center

The all-new Café 47 introduces fresh tastes and variety to the campus dining scene. Enjoy Peet’s Coffee at our newly remodeled coffee bar or take your time and connect with other Sagehen families.

7 a.m. – 11 p.m. | The Coop Fountain | Smith Campus Center

Fuel up on the go with a new core menu with rotating weekly specials.

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Check–In | Bridges Auditorium

Welcome families! This should be your first stop on campus so you can pick up your registration packets and other materials. Please be ready to present your photo ID at Check-In. Each registrant must be present to check in.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Visit The Claremont Colleges Library's Special ExhibitsHonnold/Mudd Library

Unboxing the Fernando R. and Enriqueta Gomez Mormon Mexican History Collection | Honnold/Mudd North Library Gallery

  • This exhibit features the most extensive, publicly accessible collection in the world of Mormon history among Spanish-speaking Latter-day Saints in the Americas. The exhibit will close on October 30.

Celebrating Filipino American History | Asian Library Gallery, Honnold 3

  • This newest exhibit at the Asian Library aims to present Filipino Americans’ cultural heritages and regional stories, showcasing a range of Filipino linguistic texts and primers of religion, history and literature, as well as documents and photographs depicting life and work of Filipino Americans in the United States. This exhibit will close on November 30.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Continental Breakfast | Marston Quad

All registered guests are invited to a complimentary continental breakfast to start your day.

9 – 10 a.m. | AARC Open House | 2nd Floor Balcony, Smith Campus Center

Learn how the Asian American Resource Center (AARC) team works to support Asian American students and helps them to develop intellectually, socially, personally, academically and politically. Meet with AARC staff and learn what makes this a unique place on campus for all Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) members across The Claremont Colleges and the greater community.

9 – 10 a.m. | Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Wellness Tour | 220 E. Sixth Street, Claremont

Be among the first to tour the new athletics facility on the Pomona College campus. As the new home of Sagehen Athletics, the 94,000-square-foot facility provides a greatly expanded strength and conditioning center, ample locker rooms for Pomona-Pitzer's 21 varsity teams, classroom space, and much more. Tours run in 15-minute increments, have a 20-person capacity, and last for 30 minutes. No reservation is necessary.

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

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

9:45 a.m. | Claremont Challah | Smith Campus Center

Claremont Challah is a student-run club that bakes challah, a traditional Jewish bread, and donates all proceeds to local charitable organizations. They offer a variety of flavors, so stop by and grab a loaf or two before they run out!

10 a.m. – Noon | Career Development (CDO) Open House | Career Development Office Patio, Alexander Hall (Facing Smith Campus Center)

The Career Development Office is excited to invite you and your family to our Open House outside suite 143 at Alexander Hall! Come meet our team and learn how you can take advantage of all the incredible resources available at the CDO. From individual career advising to preprofessional advising, career education programming and resources to internships/full–time job opportunities, internship funding and much more, the CDO is here to help prepare you for what comes next.

10 a.m. – Noon | Draper Center Open House | The Draper Center for Community Partnerships

The Draper Center for Community Partnerships welcomes families to swing by and get to know what is happening inside and outside of the center.

10 – 10:45 a.m.| Ideas@Pomona: Controversies in Cognitive Science | Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center

Can patients in a vegetative state have consciousness? What issues can arise from using artificial intelligence to simulate human cognition? Professor Abrams will discuss how cognitive science has attempted to answer fundamental questions like these. Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary field that studies the nature and operations of the mind, using perspectives from philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, computer science and linguistics.  

Session by Lise Abrams '91, Peter W. Stanley Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science; Chair of Linguistics and Cognitive Science

10 – 11 a.m. | McAlister Center for Religious Life Open House | McAlister Center for Religious Life

The Center offers a full schedule of weekly worship opportunities, events that promote faith and learning, and celebrations of holy days. Visit the prayer rooms, a library of religious texts and study spaces available at the Center.

10 – 11:30 a.m. | Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA) Open House | OBSA Garden

Visit the Office of Black Students Affairs (OBSA) Garden at The Claremont Colleges to meet the staff, enjoy refreshments and learn more about the OBSA's programs, which provide support, resources and space for students of African descent to feel safe, valued, informed and connected. 

10 a.m. – Noon | Prehealth Advising Information | Career Development Office, Alexander Hall

The Director of Prehealth Advising will be available to answer questions and provide information about prehealth student support and success at Pomona College and beyond.

11 a.m. | Benton Museum of Art Behind the Scenes Vault Tour | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Join Associate Director/Registrar Steve Comba and our collections interns for a behind-the-scenes tour of our three collections vaults. How do Pomona College student interns contribute to the care of over 18,000 works of art in the collection? Our vaults hold our Works on Paper, Native American, and Paintings and Sculpture collections. Tour meets in the John and Louise Bryson Courtyard entrance. Register for the Behind the Scenes Vault Tour.

11 – 11:45 a.m.| Ideas@Pomona: Managing Stress in a Time of Crisis | Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center

Hi, Sagehens! We have spent so much time the last few years talking about stress. How about we shift things around and talk a bit about stress reduction? That’s what this talk will be all about! 

Session by Nicole Y. Weekes, Harry S. and L. Madge Rice Thatcher Professor of Psychological Science and Professor of Neuroscience; Chair of Psychological Science

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Muslim Jummah Prayer | McAlister Center for Religious Life

 

Noon – 1:30 p.m. | Art History Department Open House | Lebus Court

An open house event with an open discussion of the Art History Department, the Benton Museum and the Sr. Salon.

Noon – 6 p.m. | Current Exhibitions on View | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

  • Christina Fernandez: Under the Sun
  • Kameelah Janan Rasheed: Worshipping at the Altar of Certainty: 1985
  • Wardell Milan: Recent Work
  • Helen Pashgian: Primavera

From the edge of L.A., Pomona College has launched some of the region’s most influential artists. now the College has taken its next step forward as a home for cutting–edge art in Southern California. The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, which opened in 2020, is a space for some of the region’s most compelling and innovative exhibitions.

1 – 3 p.m. | Chicano/Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) Open House  | Tranquada Student Services Center, 2nd Floor Pergola 

Join the staff of Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) at The Claremont Colleges for refreshments and conversation. Learn how CLSA provides enrichment programs and services that enhance the academic success and personal development of Chicanx/Latinx students at The Claremont Colleges. 

1 – 2 p.m. | Meet the Biology Department | Seaver South Patio (NW corner of 6th and College Ave.)

Meet the biology department faculty, staff and students. Light refreshments and student research posters.

1 – 2 p.m. | Pomona Funded Summer Experiences Info Panel | Estella 1051 John C. Argue Auditorium, Estella Laboratory

Hear about student experiences with the Pomona College Internship Program (PCIP) and the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). Student panelists will present their final products from summer 2022 and talk about their experiences. Staff will describe how students can plan to participate in these intense and invaluable summer experiences while at Pomona.

1 – 3 p.m. | International and Domestic Programs Office (IDPO) Open House | International and Domestic Programs Office, Oldenborg Residence

Visit the IDPO to meet staff and Peer Mentors and to learn more about study away opportunities and process at Pomona. Browse information about programs offered, application process and timeline, and cost and scholarships. Our staff and Peer Mentors will be available to answer questions and share information about student experiences and how study away enhances on–campus academics, builds valuable life and career readiness skills, and contributes towards greater intercultural awareness and agility.

2 p.m. | Benton Museum of Art: Curatorial Walkthrough of Christina Fernandez: Under the Sun | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Curatorial Assistant Nicolas Orozco–Valdivia ’18 offers a deep look at works by Christina Fernandez. An artist born and based in Los Angeles, Fernandez creates works that address the Southern California border region by examining labor, gender, migration, and her Mexican–American identity. Register for the Curatorial Walkthrough of Christina Fernandez: Under the Sun.

2 – 3 p.m. | Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Wellness Tour | 220 E. Sixth Street, Claremont

Be among the first to tour the new athletics facility on the Pomona College campus. As the new home of Sagehen Athletics, the 94,000-square-foot facility provides a greatly expanded strength and conditioning center, ample locker rooms for Pomona-Pitzer's 21 varsity teams, classroom space, and much more. Tours run in 15-minute increments, have a 20-person capacity, and last for 30 minutes. No reservation is necessary.

2 – 3 p.m. | HenTalks with Pomona Faculty | Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center

Want to discover ideas worth chirping about? Come to this HenTalks session and hear a series of brief TED Talk–like presentations led by the following Pomona faculty members:

  • Joanne Randa Nucho, Anthropology
  • Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, English
  • Tom Le, Politics

Introduction by John Sutton Miner Professor of History in Classics Kenneth Baxter Wolf, Creator and coordinator of Late Antique-Medieval Studies (LAMS).

Learn about ideas you might not typically seek out and expand your knowledge base!

2 – 3:30 p.m. | Empathetic Listening Workshop and Hive Introduction | The Hive and Hive North Patio, Seeley G. Mudd Building

Empathy and listening are at the heart of design. This hands-on workshop will allow you to experience a key human-centered design mindset and learn about the Hive.

2 – 3 p.m. | Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Wellness Tour | 220 E. Sixth Street, Claremont

Be among the first to tour the new athletics facility on the Pomona College campus. As the new home of Sagehen Athletics, the 94,000-square-foot facility provides a greatly expanded strength and conditioning center, ample locker rooms for Pomona-Pitzer's 21 varsity teams, classroom space, and much more. Tours run in 15-minute increments, have a 20-person capacity, and last for 30 minutes. No reservation is necessary.

2 – 4 p.m. | Visit The Farm | The Pomona College Organic Farm

Head over to The Farm for a tour and learn all about its mission and important work giving students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges, as well as local community members, hands–on experiences in various methods of small–scale ecological farming.

2 – 3 p.m. | Oldenborg Open House | Oldenborg Center

Join us in front of the Oldenborg Center to learn about opportunities for students to engage with different languages, cultures, and the world. Language Residents representing Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish will also be there offering short activities related to their respective languages (no language experience required).

3:15 p.m. | Family Weekend Welcome with President G. Gabrielle Starr | Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges)

Join President Starr as she welcomes Families to campus and our Family Weekend events.

4 – 6 p.m. | Classics/Late Antique – Medieval Studies (LAMS) Open House and Reception | Pearsons Hall Outdoor Classroom

A brief talk by a Classics/La.m.S faculty member followed by an informal reception.

4 – 5 p.m. | Beyond the Gates (for families of juniors and seniors) | Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center

The Division of Students Affairs offers transformational learning experiences that can shape career direction, as well as other choices for students as they consider life after Pomona. Attend and learn more about how students are being prepared for and navigating post-graduate opportunities. Event moderator: Assistant Dean and Deputy Director of the Career Development Office Wanda Gibson with Assistant Director, Fellowships & Career Advising, Jason Jeffrey.

4 – 6 p.m. | Pomona College Student Recital | Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building

Students perform a variety of selections that they have studied with faculty during the semester.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Shabbat Service & Dinner hosted by Jewish Chaplaincy and Hillel | McAlister Center for Religious Life

 

5:40 p.m. | Dividing the Light, a Skyspace by James Turrell ’65 | Skyspace

The architectural installation Dividing the Light, a Skyspace by James Turrell ’65 heightens the viewer’s awareness of light, sky and the activity of perception. The evening program begins about 25 minutes before sunset and continues for approximately one hour. For the full immersive experience, please arrive at the suggested time; capacity is limited. Please note that food and drink are not permitted in the Skyspace.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | California Taco Night | Marston Quad

Join us for this California tradition. The event’s highlight will be a live performance by SitaraSon, a Los Angeles-based group that plays a variety of Cuban dance music with influences from Afro–Cuban Folklore. Put on your dancing shoes for this community celebration. 

Pre–registrants will receive tickets in their registration packet. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at on-site registration. Pomona students are eligible for free tickets, while supplies lasts. Pomona students should RSVP for this event for our meal counts but may use Flex Dollars or Claremont Cash card swipes onsite to receive a dinner ticket.

7 p.m. | Women’s Volleyball: Caltech vs. Pomona–Pitzer – Senior Night! | Center for Athletics, Recreation and Wellness

Cheer on the Sagehens as they take on the Caltech Beavers in the brand-new Center for Athletics, Recreation and Wellness.

8 – 11 p.m. | Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company Presents: Masquerade | Edmunds Ballroom, Smith Campus Center

Join the CCBDC for a free dance lesson, social dancing, and performances by the members of the ballroom dance company. This event is fun for the whole family!

Saturday, October 29

8 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Check–In | Bridges Auditorium

Welcome families! This should be your first stop on campus so you can pick up your registration packets and other materials. Please be ready to present your photo ID at Check-In. Each registrant must be present to check-in.

8 – 10:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast | Marston Quad

All registered guests are invited to a complimentary continental breakfast to start their day.

8 – 9 a.m. | Community Wellness Program: Yoga at the Center for Athletics, Recreation and Wellness | Center for Athletics, Recreation and Wellness

Family members and students are invited to start their Family Weekend Saturday with a restorative yoga class led by one of Pomona’s wellness instructors. Start your day in the College’s newest and most iconic space: The Center for Athletics, Recreation and Wellness. Yoga mats will be provided for attendees.

8:30 a.m. | Women’s Cross Country—SCIAC Championships | Strehle Track

Support Sagehen Women's Cross Country at home during the SCIAC Championships!

9 – 10 a.m. | Student–Led Campus Tour | Departs from the front of 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 – 10 a.m. | Inclusive Excellence at Pomona | Edmunds Ballroom, Smith Campus Center

The newly launched Institute for Inclusive Excellence will lead an interactive session on the importance of engagement and belonging. Additionally, the session will cover how the Institute will foster inclusive excellence at Pomona.

9 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Mystery in the Library Scavenger Hunt | Honnold/Mudd Library

Head to the Main Services Desk to pick up a library tour & scavenger hunt packet, tour the library, have fun and solve a mystery! Following the success of the Fall 2021 Mystery in the Library scavenger hunt, we have added a brand new version for this fall. Both the original "Mystery in the Library: Mysterious Figures" and the new "Mystery in the Library: Lost Lecture" are now available for play in the Library. The scavenger hunts help players learn to navigate the Library building while at the same time gaining basic library skills, such as finding books using call numbers and having fun in the process. The scavenger hunts can be played individually or in groups of up to five people.

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

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

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. | Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Wellness Tour | 220 E. Sixth Street, Claremont

Be among the first to tour the new athletics facility on the Pomona College campus. As the new home of Sagehen Athletics, the 94,000-square-foot facility provides a greatly expanded strength and conditioning center, ample locker rooms for Pomona-Pitzer's 21 varsity teams, classroom space, and much more. Tours run in 15-minute increments, have a 20-person capacity, and last for 30 minutes. No reservation is necessary.

10 – 11 a.m. | The Pomona College Campus: A History | Rm. 104, Rembrandt Hall

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.

9:30 a.m. | Men’s Cross Country SCIAC Championships | Prado Park

Cheer on Men's Cross Country at Prado Park in Chino, CA!

10 – 11 a.m. | Meet & Greet Coffee Hour for First-Gen Families and Students | Memorial Garden (West of Sumner Hall)

Attention First–Gen Sagehens! Please join us for a gathering where first-generation students and families can connect with each other and College staff, share their experiences and hear about the programs and resources available for our First Gen community Who’s first–gen? First–generation college students are the first in their families to attend or graduate from a four–year college or university. As a campus, we celebrate the strengths, assets and leadership that these students bring to our community. The event is hosted by Dean of Students, Avis Hinkson who will be joined by Associate Dean of Students for Student Development and Leadership, Brandon Jackson and Assistant Director, First Generation & Undocumented Student Programs, Daniel Caballero.

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. | The Pomona Academic Experience: A Faculty Panel Discussion led by Dean WuRose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center

Join Dean of the College Y. Melanie Wu at this panel discussion that features some of the academic programs that Pomona has to offer its students. Panelists and their topics include:

  • Research programs and Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) – Pierre Englebert, Associate Dean of the College; H. Russell Smith Professor of International Relations and Professor of Politics
  • Language programs (language residence and language tables) – Paul Cahill, Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Faculty Director of Oldenborg
  • Health, well-being and life-long good habits (PE courses) – Miriam Merrill, Director of Athletics and Professor of Physical Education

Please note that masks will be required to attend this event.

11 a.m. | Benton Museum of Art: Preview of Night Contains Multitudes Opening Spring 2023 | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Assistant Curator of Collections, Solomon Salim Moore will provide a sneak peek into the upcoming exhibition Night Contains Multitudes slated to open on February 8 together with his team of curatorial student interns. The night—velvety, fraught, imperceptible, inevitable—has been explored by artists across all times and places. This exhibition charts this vast territory of the night through more than 50 works by artists including Ansel Adams, Leonard Freed, Ed Ruscha, June Wayne, Carrie Mae Weems, and James McNeill Whistler. Register for the Preview of Night Contains Multitudes.

11 a.m. | Men’s Water Polo vs. Chapman | Chapman University

Cheer on Men's Water Polo at Chapman in nearby Orange, CA!

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Visit The Claremont Colleges Library's Special Exhibits | Honnold/Mudd Library

Unboxing the Fernando R. and Enriqueta Gomez Mormon Mexican History Collection | Honnold/Mudd North Library Gallery

  • This exhibit features the most extensive, publicly accessible collection in the world of Mormon history among Spanish-speaking Latter-day Saints in the Americas. The exhibit will close on October 30.

Celebrating Filipino American History | Asian Library Gallery, Honnold 3

  • This newest exhibit at the Asian Library aims to present Filipino Americans’ cultural heritages and regional stories, showcasing a range of Filipino linguistic texts and primers of religion, history and literature, as well as documents and photographs depicting life and work of Filipino Americans in the United States. This exhibit will close on November 30.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | BBQ Picnic on the Quad | Marston Quad

Meet up with your student and join members of the College community for a delicious BBQ meal on Marston Quad. Live music from the Claremont Colleges Jazz Ensemble tops off this fun gathering.

Pre-registrants will receive tickets in their registration packet. A very limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at on-site registration. Students will have the option of using Flex or Claremont Cash for their meal

Noon – 2 p.m. | Celebration of Family Philanthropy Luncheon (Invitation Only)  | Richardson Garden 

President Starr hosts a special lunch program celebrating the impact made through parent and family philanthropy at Pomona College. 

Noon – 6 p.m. | Current Exhibitions on View | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Christina Fernandez: Under the Sun

Kameelah Janan Rasheed: Worshipping at the Altar of Certainty: 1985

Wardell Milan: Recent Work

Helen Pashgian: Primavera

From the edge of L.A., Pomona College has launched some of the region’s most influential artists. now the College has taken its next step forward as a home for cutting–edge art in Southern California. The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, which opened in 2020, is a space for some of the region’s most compelling and innovative exhibitions.

Noon – 5 p.m. | Painting: New Approaches (exhibition open for viewing) | Chan Gallery of Studio Art Hall 123

A painting exhibition in the Chan Gallery curated by Pomona students.

1 p.m. | Pomona-Pitzer Football at University of Redlands | Ted Runner Stadium

Cheer on Pomona-Pitzer Football at Redlands! Go 'Hens!

1 – 2 p.m. | HenTalks with Pomona Faculty | Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center

Want to discover ideas worth chirping about? Come to this HenTalks session and hear a series of brief TED Talk–like presentations led by the following Pomona faculty members:

Virginie A. Duzer, Romance Languages & Literatures - French
Esther Hernández-Medina, Latin American Studies, Gender & Women's Studies
Dan O'Leary, Chemistry
Kenneth Baxter Wolf, The John Sutton Miner Professor of History in Classics, Creator and coordinator of LAMS: (Late Antique-Medieval Studies)

Learn about ideas you might not typically seek out and expand your knowledge base!

1 – 2 p.m. | Student–Led Campus Tour | Departs from the front of Sumner Hall (tentative)

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 p.m. | Benton Museum of Art: Exhibition Walking Tour of Wardell Milan: Recent Work | Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Wardell Milan is a New York¬–based artist deeply engaged in materiality, process, and story–telling. Milan’s recent work will be on exhibit in two distinct but related presentations: five monumental billboards on the campus of Pomona College, and five large works on paper in the lobby of the museum. Student Interns will lead you on a 30–minute walking tour starting of the show starting in the Benton lobby. Register for the Wardell Milan: Recent Work Walking Tour.

2 – 3 p.m. | The Global Pomona Project | Edmunds Ballroom, Smith Campus Center

Come hear about––and weigh in on––the Global Pomona Project, a strategic effort to bring our liberal arts education to life in ways that reach beyond disciplinary and national borders and better equip our students to engage with people and organizations around the world.

2 – 3 p.m. | Getting Out of the Game: A Conversation with Deans Hinkson and ArwariLyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building

The transition of children to college can be a difficult one for parents as they find themselves on the sidelines while their students navigate their own experiences. Dean of Students Avis Hinkson talks with parents about how to move from the role of “player” to “coach” while empowering students to succeed.

3 – 4 p.m. | Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Wellness Tour | 220 E. Sixth Street, Claremont

Be among the first to tour the new athletics facility on the Pomona College campus. As the new home of Sagehen Athletics, the 94,000-square-foot facility provides a greatly expanded strength and conditioning center, ample locker rooms for Pomona-Pitzer's 21 varsity teams, classroom space, and much more. Tours run in 15-minute increments, have a 20-person capacity, and last for 30 minutes. No reservation is necessary.

3 – 4 p.m. | The Pomona College Campus: A History | Rembrandt Hall, Rm. 104

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.

3 p.m. | Men’s Water Polo vs. Chapman | Golden West College

Cheer on Men's Water Polo in Huntington Beach at Golden West College!

4 – 6 p.m. | Family Connections | Marston Quad

Mix and mingle with fellow Sagehen families while enjoying lawn games, entertainment and ice cream from Bert & Rocky's, a local favorite. Families will have a chance to connect with other families from their region.

5:40 p.m. | Dividing the Light, a Skyspace by James Turrell ’65 | Skyspace

The architectural installation Dividing the Light, a Skyspace by James Turrell ’65 heightens the viewer’s awareness of light, sky and the activity of perception. The evening program begins about 25 minutes before sunset and continues for approximately one hour. For the full immersive experience, please arrive at the suggested time; capacity is limited. Please note that food and drink are not permitted in the Skyspace.

6 – 11 p.m. | Pomona Event Committee's (PEC) Haunted House | Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center

Pomona Events Committee (PEC) has something exciting and haunting for you on Saturday. The tour begins at the Rose Hills Theatre, located at the Smith Campus Center. Walk through our haunted house featuring themed rooms, putting your fright levels to the test and enjoying a thrilling and entertaining tour of our haunted house!

7 p.m. | Men’s Soccer vs. Whittier College | Whittier College

 

Sunday, October 30

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

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

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Queer Resource Center (QRC) Open House | QRC

Gather outside of the QRC with light refreshments and get information about the services and programming the QRC provides.

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Visit The Claremont Colleges Library's Special Exhibits | Honnold/Mudd Library

Unboxing the Fernando R. and Enriqueta Gomez Mormon Mexican History Collection | Honnold/Mudd North Library Gallery

  • This exhibit features the most extensive, publicly accessible collection in the world of Mormon history among Spanish-speaking Latter-day Saints in the Americas. The exhibit will close on October 30.

Celebrating Filipino American History | Asian Library Gallery, Honnold 3

  • This newest exhibit at the Asian Library aims to present Filipino Americans’ cultural heritages and regional stories, showcasing a range of Filipino linguistic texts and primers of religion, history and literature, as well as documents and photographs depicting life and work of Filipino Americans in the United States. This exhibit will close on November 30.

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

From the edge of L.A., Pomona College has launched some of the region’s most influential artists. now the College has taken its next step forward as a home for cutting–edge art in Southern California. The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, which opened in 2020, is a space for some of the region’s most compelling and innovative exhibitions. Capacity at the Benton is limited, and admission will be on a first–come, first–served basis.

3 – 4 p.m. | Anniversary Celebration of the Hill Memorial Organ's Premiere Performance | Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges)

Organist and emeritus faculty member William Peterson returns to the organ console in an all-Bach program to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premiere of the Hill Memorial organ. Built by C.B. Fisk as Opus 117 the organ has three–manuals, 66 ranks and over 3500 pipes.


Community Events for Families in the Area

While official Family Weekend events conclude on Saturday, the Claremont Village and surrounding areas offer a wide variety of shopping, entertainment and cultural opportunities that families can enjoy whenever in town. 

6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Claremont Hills Wilderness Park 

Parking at lots on Mills Avenue and Mt. Baldy Road 

The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains and the Angeles National Forest. The park offers a five-mile walking loop and smaller trails. 

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market 

On Harvard Avenue, between First St. & Bonita Ave., Claremont Village 

The Farmers & Artisans Market was founded in 1996 to connect California farmers and artisans to the local community. There are now over 100 growers and artisans sharing their goods and services throughout the year. 

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. | California Botanic Garden 

1500 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 

At 86 acres, the California Botanic Garden is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants. It promotes botany, conservation and horticulture to inspire, inform and educate the public and scientific community about California’s native flora. The garden is a living museum with curated collections of more than 22,000 California native plants, some of which are rare or endangered.