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.
Registration and Community Resource Fair
Pick up your family registration packets and give Pomona College Parents Council members a chance to welcome you to campus. The Community Resource Fair will have representatives from Pomona College, The Claremont University Consortium, service and support organizations and local business from the City of Claremont. There will be a Bed, Bath and Beyond pop-up shop located at the fair in the Sumner Hall parking lot from 8-11 a.m., to assist you in outfitting your students room and providing small-space solutions.
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
A buffet luncheon will be served on Marston Quad for students and their families.
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

Recursos para estudiantes de Pomona College (information session in Spanish for families)
Rose Hills Theatre

3 – 4 pm
Breakout Sessions:

Global Pomona (information session for families)
Join us for an interactive panel discussion about the growing number of international opportunities that equip students for leadership in an interconnected world. Faculty and staff of the offices of Study Abroad, the International Relations program, Career Development and International Initiatives, as well as the Draper Center, will highlight some of the experiences, activities and future directions that promote creative and diverse programs and expand global engagement. The panel is moderated by Bertil Lindblad '78, senior advisor for International Initiatives.
Bridges Hall of Music

Mental Health, Disability and Wellness (information session for families)
This session will give an overview of the resources and supports available to students regarding mental health, wellness and disability as well as Pomona College policies and procedures regarding these areas.
Rose Hills Theatre

Pomona-Pitzer Athletics 101
Learn how you and your student-athlete can get the most out of our sports programs.
George C.S. Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College

4 – 4:30 p.m.
Last Check-in With Families
Time for students, family members, and guests to say “farewells.”

5 – 6:30 p.m.
President’s Reception for Parents and Family Members
President and Mrs. Oxtoby will host a reception in Edmunds Ballroom for parents and families, faculty and staff. This is an opportunity to meet informally with some of the people your student will interact with over the next four years.
Edmunds Ballroom

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

*Subject to change