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Registration and Orientation Schedule

Fall 2021 Course Registration

Course registration for the Class of 2025 and Fall 2021 transfers will take place online and is scheduled for August 17 and August 18, 2021. Further details are forthcoming. Please watch your "Three Things" emails for updates.

Fall 2021 Student Orientation Schedule 

Please note that this schedule is subject to change. The final schedule will be provided to students when they arrive on campus.

Class of 2025/Fall 2021 Transfer Online Orientation (All sessions are found on the Orientation 2021 Sakai page will be recorded unless otherwise noted.)

  • Monday, July 26 - International students ONLY
    • 8:00 a.m. PDT - "What to Expect When Traveling to the U.S."
      • This Zoom session will prepare you with arriving to the U.S.  We will go over documents needed to enter the U.S. for F-1 visa holders, airport experience, transportation options, currency, and cell phone information among other topics.  You’ll also be able to meet international students from Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps College since this is a 5C event.  

        Link to Register: https://tinyurl.com/5C-Pre-Arrival-Session

  • Monday, August 2
    • 8:00 a.m. - Welcome & "It's More Than the Major"
    • 9:00 a.m. - "It's More Than the Major" Alumni Panel
    • 10:00 a.m. - Academic Department Information Session 
  • Tuesday, August 3
  • Wednesday, August 4
    • 8:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. - Join the Chorus: Community Standards at Pomona
    • 9:00 a.m. OR 2:00 p.m. - Culture of Respect/Title IX
    • 10:00 a.m. OR 3:00 p.m.
      • Accessibility Resources and Services
      • Student Health Insurance Policy (SHIP)
  • Thursday, August 5
    • 8:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. - Library Resources
    • 9:00 a.m. OR 2:00 p.m. - What to Expect for Move-In Day
    • 10:00 a.m. OR 3:00 p.m. 
      • Career Development Office (CDO)
      • Financial Aid
      • Sustainability at Pomona
  • Friday, August 6
    • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Drop-in hours for Pomona College offices (not recorded)

International Student On-Campus Orientation (Classes of 2025, 2024 and Fall 2021/2020 transfers)

  • Sunday, August 22
    • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - International Student Orientation
    • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
    • 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. - International Student Orientation
    • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Dinner
    • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Social event
  • Monday, August 23
    • 9:00 a.m. - Noon - International Student Orientation
    • Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
    • 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. - International Student Orientation
    • 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Social event
    • 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner

International students will have time set aside to open bank accounts, activate cell phones, and connect with Pomona College offices.

Class of 2025/Fall 2021 Transfers On-Campus Orientation

  • Tuesday, August 24
    • 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Move-In
      • Last name beginning with A-M, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
      • Last name beginning with N-Z, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    • 8:00 - 11:00 a.m., 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Family Farewell
      • Parents are invited to return for Family Weekend, October 15-17, 2021
    • 11:00 a.m. - Lunch with Sponsors - Students only
    • 3:00 p.m. - Sponsor meeting - Students only
    • 4:00 p.m. - Welcome to Pomona with President Gabrielle Starr, Dean Robert Gaines, Dean Avis Hinkson, and Nirali Devgan '21, president of the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) - Students only
    • 5:00 p.m. - Dinner with Sponsor Groups
    • 7:00 p.m. - Ice Cream Social in Residential Areas
  • Wednesday, August 25
    • 7:00 a.m. - Breakfast with Resident Advisors (RAs)
    • 9:00 a.m. - Floor meeting with RAs
    • 10:00 a.m. - Wellness Session with First-Year Class Dean Paola Ruiz-Beas
    • 11:15 a.m. - Ethical Reasoning Discussion with Sponsor Groups
    • 1:00 p.m. - Campus Tours
    • 5:30 p.m. - Class of 2025/Fall 21 Transfers picnic with President Gabrielle Starr
    • 8:30 p.m. - Social events
  • Thursday, August 26
    • 9:00 a.m./11:00 a.m. - InterACT performance or Sponsor Group meeting
    • 11:30 a.m. - Lunch
    • 1:00 p.m. 
      • Library tours
      • Financial aid 
      • Employment on campus
    • 5:00 p.m. - Dinner
    • 8:00 p.m. - Social event
  • Friday, August 27
    • 9:00 a.m. - Exploring the Liberal Arts
    • 10:00 a.m. - Academic department fair
    • 11:00 a.m. - Lunch
    • 1:30 p.m. - Resource Center open houses (e.g. Writing Center, Quantitative Skills Center, etc.)
    • 5:00 p.m. - Dinner with Sponsor Groups
    • 6:30 p.m. - First-year book talk (Medea and Mojada)
    • 9:00 p.m. - Social event
  • Saturday, August 28
    • 10:00 a.m. - Class of 2025/Fall 2021 transfer class photo and "Through the Gates"
    • 11:00 a.m. - Paint Walker Wall with Sponsor Group
    • 1:00 p.m. - 5C and Student Affairs Resource Center open houses
    • 5:00 p.m. - Dinner
    • 7:30 p.m. - Social event

Class of 2024/Fall 2020 Transfers On-Campus Orientation

  •  Wednesday, August 25
    • 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Move-In
      • Last name beginning with N-Z, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
      • Last name beginning with A-M, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    • 8:00 - 11:00 a.m., 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Family Farewell
      • Parents are invited to return for Family Weekend, October 15-17, 2021
    • 11:00 a.m. - Lunch with RAs - Students only
    • 3:00 p.m. - Floor meeting with RAs -  Students only
    • 4:00 p.m. - Welcome to Pomona with President Gabrielle Starr, Dean Robert Gaines, Dean Avis Hinkson, and Nirali Devgan '21, president of the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) - Students only
    • 5:00 p.m. - Dinner
    • 7:00 p.m. - Ice Cream Social
  • Thursday, August 26
    • 9:00 a.m. - Transitioning to College Life
    • 10:00 a.m. - Ethical Reasoning discussion
    • 11:30 a.m. - Lunch 
    • 1:00 p.m. 
      • Library tours
      • Financial aid
      • Employment on campus
    • 5:00 pm/7:00 pm - InterACT or dinner
    • 8:00 p.m. - Social activity
  • Friday, August 27
    • 9:00 a.m. - Campus Tours
    • 10:15 a.m. - The Second-Year Experience
    • 11:00 a.m. - Academic department fair
    • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch
    • 1:30 p.m. - Resource Center open houses (e.g. Writing Center, Quantitative Skills Center, etc.)
    • 1:30 p.m. - Campus tours, mail room pick-up, buying books
    • 5:00 p.m. - Class of 2024/Fall 2020 Transfer picnic with President Starr
    • 7:00 p.m. - Optional social activity
  • Saturday, August 28
    • 9:00 a.m. - Class of 2024/Fall 2020 Transfer class photo and "Through the Gates"
    • 10:00 a.m. - Paint Walker Wall
    • 11:00 a.m. - Lunch
    • 1:00 p.m. - 5C and Student Affairs Resource Center open houses
    • 5:00 p.m. - Dinner
    • 8:00 p.m. - Social event

Music Department Auditions/Rehearsals

If you have questions, please email the Music Department at music@pomona.edu.

Friday, August 27 

  • 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Pomona College Choir auditions

Saturday, August 28 

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Pomona College Choir auditions 
  • 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. - Pomona College Choir auditions 

Sunday, August 29 

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Pomona College Choir auditions 
  • 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. - Pomona College Choir auditions 

Monday, August 30 

  • 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Pomona College Choir auditions 
  • 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. - Pomona College Choir auditions 
  • 4:00 p.m. – Balinese Gamelan open rehearsal (all are welcome) 
  • 6:30 p.m. – West African Music Ensemble open rehearsal (all are welcome) 

Tuesday, August 31 

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Pomona College Choir auditions 
  • 2:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - Pomona College Choir auditions 
  • 4:00 p.m. – Jazz Ensemble auditions 

Wednesday, September 1 

  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Pomona College Choir auditions 

Thursday, September 2 

  • 4:00 p.m. - Jazz Ensemble auditions 

Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5 

  • TBA – Pomona College Orchestra auditions 

Wednesday, September 8 

  • 6:45 p.m. – Pomona College Band open rehearsal – If you would like to participate, please email Prof. Graydon Beeks (graydon.beeks@pomona.edu).