Fall 2021 Move-In Information

Fall Athletes and International Students 

If you are scheduled to move-in prior to August 24 because you are participating in a fall sport or international orientation, 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.) 

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. 

A reminder that non-Pomona friends and family are not allowed in the residence halls as we work to protect our unvaccinated students, staff, and guests. Because of the time of your arrival Pomona College staff can help you navigate to your residence hall, but we do not have help available to move you into your room. 

Class of 2025 and Fall 2021 Transfers – Tuesday, August 24 

Move-in on Tuesday, August 24 will happen in two shifts: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Students with surnames/last names BEGINNING with A-M) and noon – 3 p.m. (Students with surnames/last names BEGINNING with N-Z). 

Class of 2024 and Fall 2020 Transfers – Wednesday, August 25 

Move-in on Wednesday, August 25 will happen in two shifts: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Students with surnames/last names BEGINNING with N-Z) and noon – 3 p.m. (Students with surnames/last names BEGINNING A-M 

Move-in instructions

Please follow these steps to ensure an efficient and safe move-in: 

If arriving by car, all families should park in the South Campus Parking Structure (295 E. First Street, Claremont, CA, 91711). If you are arriving by taxi, uber, or walking from the train station, please head directly to Oldenborg Hall (350 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711). Here is an online campus map to help you navigate before your arrival on campus

Students and their families should leave all belongings in their vehicle and walk to Oldenborg Center lawn to pick up keys and Pomona College ID. Families can check-in with Family Engagement. (Note: only students can pick up their keys and IDs.)  

Since families and non-Pomona guests are not allowed in the residence halls, we recommend that once a student has checked in, they return to their vehicle with one family member. All other family members are welcome to head to Edmunds Ballroom for the Family Farewell event (8:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:00 – 3:30 p.m.) or explore the Claremont Village. 

Pomona staff and students will direct you to your residence hall for unloading and move-in. 

At your residence hall, RAs, Sponsors, and Orientation Team will help students and the family member unload their vehicle and bring items directly to the student’s room. The family member must stay with the vehicle so move-in goes smoothly and expediently. 

Students should label their items with their name and residence hall 

After a student’s belongings are completely unloaded, the family member should park in the South Campus Parking structure. They can then head to the Family Farewell event or wait outside their student’s residence hall for them to come down. 

The student can meet their family, at their leisure at the Family Farewell or somewhere else on campus or in Claremont. 

If you shipped items ahead of move-in: 

All items can be picked up by students, with assistance from Pomona students and staff, from the Mudd-Blaisdell lounge.  

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

Families and new students will say their goodbyes at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Students will either go to lunch with their Sponsors or head to a Sponsor or RA meeting and an Orientation welcome event. Families will be invited to take a tour of the campus.  

This marks the beginning of Orientation and we hope to see families again at Family Weekend, October 15 – 16. They can register on our website.  


Vaccinations and Quarantine

Students who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 (regardless of vaccine manufacturer) are eligible to move into their residential space. Once you have completed your vaccination process of one or two shots depending on the manufacturer,  please upload your vaccination information.

For those who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine, there will be a seven-day quarantine in a designated quarantine space. In addition to the COVID-19 vaccine, new students will need to have completed all other required vaccinations on their medical form to be allowed directly into their rooms. Details on COVID-19 and flu vaccination requirements and quarantine details can be found in our COVID-19 web FAQ.

If you will not be vaccinated by your move-in date, please email Avis Hinkson, vice president of student affairs, to request quarantine housing. (Your quarantine housing date is seven days prior to your scheduled move-in. If you are a fall athlete, please check with your coach about move-in dates.) 


International Students (Classes of 2024 and 2025)

International students in the Classes of 2024 and 2025, as well as international transfers who matriculated with those classes, will return to campus on Saturday, Aug. 21, beginning at noon PDT if they have been vaccinated. Families are welcome but will not be allowed into the residence halls at this time. (RAs, Sponsors, and Orientation Team will welcome students to campus.) 

International student orientation will begin on Sunday, August 22.  

If you will not be vaccinated by the time of your scheduled move-in, please email Avis Hinkson, vice president for student affairs, Avis Hinkson, to request quarantine housing, Avis.hinkson@pomona.edu. (Your quarantine housing date is seven days prior to your scheduled move-in. If you are a fall athlete, please check with your coach about move-in dates.)

If you have not received a vaccine,  please see the information above.

Class of 2025 and Fall 2021 Transfer Students

First-year students and transfers who matriculated in Fall 2021 will move in on Tuesday, Aug. 24 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. PDT. Families are welcome but only students will be allowed into the residence halls at this time. (RAs and Sponsors will help students with move-in.) 

Students whose last names begin with  A  - M  will move in from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  
Students whose last names begin with  N - Z  will move in from noon to 3 p.m. 
New Student Orientation will begin after 3 p.m.   

Class of 2024 and Fall 2020 Transfer Students 

Rising sophomores and transfers who matriculated in Fall 2020 will move in on  Wednesday, Aug. 25 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. PDT. Families are welcome but only students will be allowed into the residence halls at this time. (RAs will help students with move-in.) 

Students whose last names begin with  N  - Z  will move in from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  
Students whose last names begin with  A - M  will move in from noon to 3 p.m. 

Questions? Email newstudentorientation@mymail.pomona.edu