Fall Move-In Information

Fall 2024 Move-In Information 

Fall Move-in Dates 

  • New Students: Saturday, August 17, 2024, 8:00am – 11:00am 
  • Returning Students: Residence Halls open Saturday, August 24, 2024

New Student Move-in Information

Before you arrive

Mailroom Information

  • Shipping Address: 
    • (Student name) 
    • 150 E. 8th Street, Claremont CA 91711 
  • Items can be shipped to the Mailroom for scheduled arrival starting Monday, August 5th
  • Residence halls are not accessible before approved move-in. 

Amazon Lockers

  • Finnclosest to first-year/transfer residence halls - 
  • 260 E Bonita Ave, at Pomona College, Claremont, CA, 91711.                                                     
  • Directions: You will find the locker at Pomona College near the Frank Dining Hall entrance, outside under the arches.
  • Frary - 347 E 6th St, at Pomona College, Claremont, CA, 91711
  • Directions: This Locker is available only to students of Pomona College. You will find the Locker near the entrance of Frary Dining Hall.
  • Suggested Packing List (and what not to bring)

Getting to Campus

  • Initial Parking location  
  • Rideshare information
    • Please arrive in the lot adjacent to Big Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711)

Check-in and Unloading

  • Student Check-in Station – Oldenborg Hall Courtyard 
    • See Oldenborg on the Campus Map 
    • Please bring a form of ID with you. 
    • Only students may Check-in to receive their Student ID Card and room key.
    • Check-in will begin at 8:00am 
  • Family Check-in Station 
  • Unloading Zones 
    • Students and families may choose to move their vehicles to one of 4 unloading zones. Loading zones will be assigned according to building and room assignments. Directions will be provided at check-in. 
    • Please only take a few minutes to unload the vehicle. 
    • Please label ALL luggage/boxes with student name, building and room number.
    • One driver must stay with the vehicle while it is unloaded. Families can visit the room after a student is moved in.
  • After Unloading Parking 
    • Please return to the Pomona College South Campus Parking Structure after unloading. 

Getting Settled and Orientation Activities

  • Family Lunch & Orientation Schedule. 
  • New Student ReCoop Sale 
  • New Student Mailroom Pick-up 
    • Location: The MailRoom has moved to Pendleton. Get Directions here. 
    • Hours 
      • Friday, August 18, 8:00am – 8:00pm *note, early pick-up only, items will not be able to be brought to residential rooms before check-in. 
      • Saturday, August 19, 7:00am – 1:00pm 
    • Students must have their Student ID Card to pick up packages. 
  • Coop Store
    • Open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Smith Campus Center
    • New families can enjoy a 20% discount off all logo items (August 15-19)
  • Cafe 47 (Pomona-run coffee beverages featuring Peet's Coffee)
    • Open from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Smith Campus Center

New Student Early Arrivals (International and Athletes)

Fall Athletes and International Students  

If you are scheduled to move-in prior to August 19 because you are participating in a fall sport or international orientation:

  • You will be emailed to complete an Early Arrival form on your Residence account.
  • Once approved, you will recieve specific check-in instructions via you Pomona Email.
    • Athletes - Please check-in at Edmunds Ballroom and Steele Forum in the Smith Campus Center. You will be able to pick up your room key and Pomona ID. (Please bring a form of ID with you to the check-in table. Only students can pick up their keys and ID.) Move-in begins at 9:00 a.m. on your designated move-in date. (Please note the time change.) Athletes must pick up keys by 3:00 p.m. PDT. International students must pick up keys by 4:00 p.m. PDT. Keys will be moved to Campus Safety afterwards. 
    • International students - Please check-in at Oldenborg Hall. If you are arriving via ride share you can be dropped off at Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711). Keys will be picked up on August 16 at Oldenborg Hall (350 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711). If you have questions, please email Kathy.Quispe@pomona.edu.
    • Parking is available on College Ave. or in these Pomona College parking lots: Alexander Hall (550 N. College Ave.) and the Cowart Parking Structure (156 E. Seventh Street).   
    • Here is an online campus map to help you navigate before your arrival on campus.  
  • If you shipped items ahead of move-in:
    • All items can be picked up by students at the Pomona College Mailroom (150 E. 8th Street, Claremont CA 91711)

    • Please have your Pomona ID ready in order to pick up your items. 

Returning Student Move-in Information

Check-in Directions

  • Check-in Station: – Housing and Residence Life, Smith Campus Center 132
  • Check-in Hours: - Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, 25 - 9:00am – 7:00pm  
  • After Hours Arrival instructions: 
    • Students arriving on campus after 7pm can utilize on-duty RAs and/or Campus Safety (24 hours) at 909-607-2000 to allow initial access into their room. Students will then formally check-in and receive their room key the next morning from the Housing and Residence Life check-in station at Smith Campus Center. 
    • RA On-Duty Hours
      • Saturday, August 24: 7:00pm - 2:00am
      • Sunday, August 25: 7:00pm - 12:00am Midnight
    • Please note, students are highly recommended to arrive during check-in hours as there may be a delay in access response times due to demand. 

Returning Student Mailroom Information 

  • Location: The Mailroom is in Pendleton. Get Directions here.  
  • Hours: Saturday and Sunday of Returning Student Move-in 12:00pm noon – 4:00pm 
  • Students must have their Student ID Card to pick up packages. 

Returning Student Re-coop Sale Information

Storage Unit Registration and Locations

  • All storage units must be registered (registration, dates, and delivery directions at this Storage Unit Registration Form).

  • Approved Sites

    • North – North Amherst Parking spots

    • South – Kenyon House

    • Do not have pods delivered to any other locations.

  • Approved Dates

    • Earliest Arrival – Friday before approved move-in.

    • Last Departure – All units must be removed by Tuesday after returning student opening.

    • Please do not keep your storage container on campus more than 4 days.