Students moving in boxes into residence hall.

Orientation begins for most students on Move-In Day, which for the Class of 2021 and new transfer students is Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Move-In Day is the start of Orientation Week, which includes moving in, meeting your Liberal Arts Advisor, selecting classes, attending Orientation Adventure, meeting your sponsor group, placement exams, New Student / Community Book discussion, and many more orientation activities. 

Family Orientation Schedule

Schedule

ORIENTATION, DAY 1: SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017

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

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

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Student Health Services open for students who have not yet received their required vaccines.
Tranquada Student Services Center

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Re-Coop/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. You can purchase gently used items for your room, including kitchen gear, furniture, rugs, lamps, power strips and more.
Kenyon House Parking Lot

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Community Resource Fair
Representatives from Pomona College, the Claremont University Consortium, service and support organizations and local businesses from the City of Claremont will be available to answer questions and provide information.
Marston Quad

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

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

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Sponsor Group Meetings
Location TBA

4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Photo Session: President Gabi Starr and Students
Front Steps of Carnegie Hall

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
New Student Dinner with Sponsors and Mentors
Marston Quad

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

7 p.m.
Parents Depart

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
New Students 2017: The Journey Begins - Dean Feldblum’s welcome to new students, where you will be introduced to key faculty and staff, as well as your Resident Advisors, sponsors, and mentor group leaders, and you’ll also hear personal stories and advice from returning students. 
Bridges Auditorium

ORIENTATION, DAY 2: SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Breakfast
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Language Exams:

  • Chinese oral: Mason 5
  • Japanese (lower) oral: Mason 19
  • Japanese (upper) oral: Mason 19
  • Korean: Mason 13
  • French: Hahn 108

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Chemistry 51 Placement Exam
Note: please bring a calculator and #2 lead pencils.
Seaver North Auditorium

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Introduction to Academics: "It's Not About The Major"
Bridges Hall of Music

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.
A Culture of Respect: Sexual Violence Prevention
Bridges Hall of Music

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Transfer Lunch and Academic Information Session
Smith Campus Center 217

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch with Sponsors
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Student Health Services open for students who have not yet received their required vaccines.   
Tranquada Student Services Center 

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Policy Overview: alcohol and other substances, points system overview, sub-free, TAAP.
Bridges Hall of Music

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break
Carolyn Bartel Lyon Garden

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Community Resources: Ombuds, Campus Safety, ITS, HEO, SHS, Monsour, Judicial Board, RAs and Head Sponsors
Bridges Hall of Music

5:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Transition to Orientation Adventure (OA) Groups
Greek Theatre

ORIENTATION, DAY 3: MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017

ORIENTATION, DAY 4: TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017

ORIENTATION, DAY 5: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017

ORIENTATION, DAY 6: THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017

Return from Orientation Adventure

ORIENTATION, DAY 7: FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Breakfast
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Language Information Meetings:

French: Hahn 108
German: Mason 1
Latin & Greek: Mason 13
Russian: Mason 2
Spanish: Carnegie 107

9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Life In The Classroom: What To Expect On Day One
Bridges Hall of Music

10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Student Panel: "How I Met My Major."
Bridges Hall of Music

12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Lunch with Liberal Arts Advisors
* Pick-up lunches on Stover Walkway (north of Marston Quad)

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Academic Departments and Programs Fair
Stover Walkway (north of Marston Quad)

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Pre-Health Orientation
Rose Hills Theatre

3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts Advising
Faculty offices

4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
3-2 Engineering Program Information Meeting
Smith Campus Center 217 

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Dinner with Orientation Presenters
Frank Dining Hall

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sponsor Group Meeting
Location: TBA

9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
The New Student Carnival 2017
Sallie Tiernan Field House and Alumnae Field, Scripps College

ORIENTATION, DAY 8: SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Breakfast
Frary and Frank Dining Halls

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Introduction to General Education Requirements
Bridges Hall of Music

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Academic Resources: Sage Fellows, Writing Center, QSC, Library, Sakai
Bridges Hall of Music

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Brunch
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Quest Cohort Meeting
Frank Blue Room

11:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Liberal Arts Advising
Faculty offices

11:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Intentional Reflection, Down Time, and Settling-in

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Department / Program Open Houses

Anthropology
Hahn Hall

Art History
Lebus Court

Chemistry

Seaver North Chemistry Student Lounge

Classics
Pearsons 9

English
Library, 1st Floor, Crookshank

German and Russian

Mason 102 (German and Russian Library)

Mathematics and Statistics
Harry Mullikin Room, Second Floor of the Millikan Lab 

Music

Thatcher Music Building Lobby

Pomona College Organic Farm

Politics
Carnegie Hall Lobby and 109

Romance Languages and Literatures
Mason Hall 220, The Fireside Lounge

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
“The Date” and Small Group Discussions
Bridges Hall of Music

9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
90’s Dance Party
Pitzer College

ORIENTATION, DAY 9: SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017

8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Frary and Frank Dining Halls

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Course Enrollment (by appointment)
Various locations

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Intentional Reflection, Down Time, and Settling-in

10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  
Pomona College Choir Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building. Singers should audition before the first full rehearsal on Tuesday, 5 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Brunch
Frary and Frank Dining Halls

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Course Enrollment (by appointment)
Various locations

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  
Pomona College Choir Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building. Singers should audition before the first full rehearsal on Tuesday, 5 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall.

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

Sagehen Student Athlete BBQ
Sontag Greek Theatre

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
New Student / Community Book Discussion: Responding to Strangers in Their Own Land
A conversation with Pomona College Faculty: Chuck Taylor, Associate Professor of Chemistry; Gilda Ochoa, Professor of Chicana/o Studies; Susan McWilliams, Associate Professor of Politics. Moderator: Tony Boston, Associate Dean of the College
Bridges Hall of Music

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
5C Transfer Student Bowling
Enjoy bowling and some late night snacks with new transfer students and upperclassmen from all the 5Cs!
Meet at the corner of 9th and Mills, in front of Keck Science Center

9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Evening Programs at Pomona College:

The Green Room: The Claremont college's performing arts collective, invites you to an interactive workshop for all actors, directors, writers, stage managers, lighting set & sound designers, and all others interested in theater at the 5Cs!
Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building 

CONTRAversial: Come make some new friends while learning an energetic, easy/accessible, and incredibly fun style of social folk dance! No prior experience is needed, and you don't need to come with a partner. There will be live music, professional lessons/calling, and snacks.
Edmunds Ballroom, Smith Campus Center 

Glow in the Dark Ultimate Frisbee
South Campus Lacrosse Field (on top of Parking Garage)

Beach Volleyball
Walker Beach, North Campus

The Hive: Exit the Boredom! Join us as we dive into sensory awareness activities, friendly competitive games, event creation, and creative projects. Chill alone or come with your friends and make new friends as you activate yourselves in the Hive - a 5C center for collaborative creativity. You can expect snacks, drinks, good vibes, and maybe even some dancing.
"The Hive," Seeley G. Mudd Building

Screen On The Green: “Moana”
Bring a blanket - snacks provided! 
Marston Quad

9:00 – 9:50 p.m. = Fitness Class – Yoga
10:00 – 10:50 p.m. = Fitness Class – Shaolin Kung Fu
MacLeod Room, Rains Center

Indoor Soccer
Memorial Gym, Rains Center

Weight Room: Open for Drop-In
Racquetball/Squash/Foosball/Basketball: Equipment Available for Check-Out
Rains Center

ORIENTATION, DAY 10: MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Breakfast
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

9 a.m. -10 a.m.
Wellness / Athletics / Physical Education: 
Note: we’ll be giving away free wrist “Fitness Activity Trackers,” with sleep-tracking and Bluetooth capabilities to all new students who attend.
Voelkel Gymnasium Rains Center

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Community Building Panel
Bridges Hall of Music

10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  
Pomona College Choir Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building. Singers should audition before the first full rehearsal on Tuesday, 5 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch with Sponsor Groups
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Paint Walker Wall with Sponsor Groups
Walker Wall

1:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  
Pomona College Choir Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building. Singers should audition before the first full rehearsal on Tuesday, 5 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall.

5:30 – 7 p.m.
Student Picnic
President Starr’s House

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Barn Party
Claremont McKenna College

ORIENTATION, DAY 11: TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  
Pomona College Choir Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building. Singers should audition before the first full rehearsal on Tuesday, 5 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Convocation
Bridges Hall of Music

2 p.m. - 6 p.m.  
Pomona College Choir Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building. Singers should audition before the first full rehearsal on Tuesday, 5 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall.

4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Pomona College Jazz Ensemble Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building

ORIENTATION, DAY 12: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017

5:00 p.m. 
Pomona College Theatre Open House
Seaver Courtyard

6:00 p.m.
Pomona College Dance Open House
Pendleton Dance Center

ORIENTATION, DAY 13: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  
Pomona College Theatre Fall Productions Auditions
Sign up for an audition slot in the Theatre Office.
More info is available on our theater homepage.

ORIENTATION, DAY 14: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Pomona College Theatre Fall Productions Auditions
Sign up for an audition slot in the Theatre Office.
More info is available on our theater homepage.

Orientation: Additional Music Auditions

Wednesday, August 30

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.  
Pomona College Choir Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building. Singers should audition before the first full rehearsal on Tuesday, 5 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall.

2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Pomona College Choir Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building. Singers should audition before the first full rehearsal on Tuesday, 5 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall.

Thursday, August 31

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
Pomona College Choir Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building. Singers should audition before the first full rehearsal on Tuesday, 5 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall.

3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Pomona College Choir Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building. Singers should audition before the first full rehearsal on Tuesday, 5 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall.

4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Pomona College Jazz Ensemble Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building

Friday, September 1

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pomona College Choir Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building. Singers should audition before the first full rehearsal on Tuesday, 5 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall.

Saturday, September 2

Pomona College Orchestra Auditions
​Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building. First rehearsal: Tuesday, 5 September, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Bridges Hall of Music.

Sunday, September 3

Pomona College Orchestra Auditions
​Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building. First rehearsal: Tuesday, 5 September, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Bridges Hall of Music.

Monday, September 4

6:45 p.m. - 8:10 p.m.
Pomona College Band
First Rehearsal (no audition required)
Bridges Hall of Music