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Sagehen Family Orientation

Join us online Saturday, July 18, for our Sagehen Family Orientation!

Join us online Saturday, July 18, for our Sagehen Family Orientation!

Visit the site through August 31
The College Gates

The College Gates

Smith Campus Center

Smith Campus Center

Family Orientation Regional Chat Rooms

Visit Regional Chat Rooms and Click Around for Resources

Sagehen Family Orientation Saturday, July 18.
Schedule of Programs and Events

Miss the Family Orientation virtual event? 

Log in here to watch the presentations and explore the available resources on our virtual Pomona College campus through August 31, 2020.

Please log in using the email you used for your registration. If you haven't registered already, submit your registration and you'll be set to explore the site.

8:30 a.m. PDT (new families only) | Marston Quad Page

New Families’ Regional Chat Rooms

Please note: The Regional Chat Room environments are open to click on resources, however the Zoom chats are now closed.

Join a chat room over coffee and meet fellow incoming families, parent and alumni volunteers, and College representatives from your geographic region. A great way to start our day together!

10 a.m. PDT (new and returning families) | Little Bridges Page

Welcome from Pomona College Leadership

Please join us for a warm welcome from members of our College leadership: President G. Gabrielle “Gabi” Starr, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Bob Gaines, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Avis Hinkson, and Vice President for Strategy and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Seth Allen.

10:30 – noon PDT (new and returning families) | Little Bridges Page

Pomona’s Approach to the Liberal Arts and Academics – LIVE Q&A

  • Robert Gaines, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College; Edwin F. and Martha Hahn Professor of Geology
  • Janet Russell, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Support and Instructional Services
  • Jane M. Liu, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Genevieve F. Lee, Everett S. Olive Professor of Music, Piano and Chamber Music
  • Daniel J. O’Leary, Carnegie Professor of Chemistry

Join Bob Gaines, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, for a discussion and Q&A session about what makes the Pomona College academic experience unique and how we will offer an exceptional education online for your student.

1 – 2 p.m. PDT (new and returning families) | Little Bridges Page

Pomona Life: Community and Wellness – LIVE Q&A

  • Avis Hinkson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Josh Eisenberg, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of Campus Life
  • Tracy Arwari, Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Personal Success

Join Avis Hinkson, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, and a panel of Student Affairs leaders for a discussion about the Pomona College experience in Fall 2020 and beyond. 

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. PDT (new and returning families) | Little Bridges Page

Introduction of New Athletic Program Director, Miriam Merrill

Meet our new Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Program Director, Miriam Merrill to learn more about her vision for athletics, and how our program will resume for the upcoming year.

Campus History Tour

Get an inside look at the history of how our beautiful campus has evolved through the years and the vision for the future. Hosted by Pomona College architect consultant, Nelson Scott Smith.

Sneak Peek: The New Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College

Join Pomona’s Museum Director and Professor of Art History Victoria Sancho Lobis for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the new Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College. Scheduled to open in fall of 2020, this new campus museum promises to exhibit one of Southern California’s most compelling and innovative collections by ground-breaking artists and house a growing permanent collection of Native American art, Renaissance panel paintings and much more.

4:30 p.m. PDT (new and returning families) | Little Bridges Page

Through the Gates

Parents and families, along with their student, are invited to attend a special conclusion to the Sagehen Family Orientation featuring President Starr and members of the Pomona College community who will share some parting words before the new academic year.