Orientation - Family

Every year, on Move-In Day, we welcome both new students and their families to campus. In addition to helping students move into the residence halls, the College holds an orientation program to introduce parents and other family members to the campus community. While students are meeting each other and settling in, the orientation allows parents to learn about the academic life their students are beginning, gather information about campus services, and meet faculty, administrators and other parents and family.

Summer Welcome Parties

This summer, we will offer receptions for Pomona College students and their families near your area. This will be a great opportunity to meet members of the Class of 2020! Keep an eye on our Summer Welcome Parties page and your email to be notified.

Family Orientation Schedule

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Residence Halls Move-In, Orientation Adventure Check-In and New Student Registration
South Campus

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
In front of Oldenborg Hall

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Resource Fair
In front of Oldenborg Hall

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
ReCoop/Clean Sweep Sale
At the end of each year, Clean Sweep promotes values of responsible living and reuse by saving unwanted items from the landfill. Students can purchase gently used items for their rooms, including kitchen gear, furniture, rugs, lamps, power strips and more.
2nd Street behind Mudd-Blaisdell and Gibson Courts 

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Parent and Student Welcome Luncheon
Marston Quad

1 – 2 p.m.
President’s Welcome to Pomona College
Bridges Auditorium

2 – 2:45 p.m.
Campus Life 101 (information session for families)
Bridges Hall of Music

Campus Life 101 (information session for families en español)
Rose Hills Theatre

3 – 4 pm
Breakout Sessions:

Global Pomona (information session for families)
Bridges Hall of Music

Mental Health, Disability and Wellness (information session for families)
Rose Hills Theatre

Inside Athletics (information session for families)
Location TBA

5 – 6:30 p.m.
President’s Reception for Parents and Family Members
Location TBA

6:45 – 6:55 p.m.
Enter Through the Gates
College Avenue and Sixth Street

*Subject to change