2022 Orientation Schedule

Orientation sessions for the class of 2026 and fall 2022 transfers will occur online and in-person. These sessions will help prepare incoming new students for their transition to campus in late August. Below find more details on both online and in-person orientation. 

Online Orientation 

Online orientation is the first step in preparing students for life as a Sagehen. Sessions are designated as either required, content that applies to all students or optional, content that is more specialized. We highly recommend attending all sessions live so that you may ask questions. However, if you are unable to attend a session there will be a follow-up video. For required sessions students must either attend live or watch the follow-up video. Participation will be tracked. 

All times are Pacific Daylight Time and are live sessions. All sessions will be recorded and shared at a later date.

August 1

  • 9:30 a.m. - Required -  Orientation and Advising: What to Expect and Where to Find Things - NOTE TIME CHANGE
  • 10 a.m. - Required - It's More Than the Major Alumni Panel

August 2

  • 8 a.m. - Required - Preparing to Meet Your Liberal Arts Advisor
  • 9 a.m. - Required - Navigating General Education Requirements
  • 10 a.m. - Required - How to Register for Courses

August 3

  • 9 a.m. OR 2: p.m. - Required - Community Standards/Judicial Council - NOTE TIME CHANGE
  • 10 a.m. OR 3 p.m. - Optional - Accessibility Resources and Accommodations
  • 10 a.m. OR 3 p.m. - Optional - Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

August 4

  • 8 a.m. OR 1 p.m. - Required - Library Resources
  • 9 a.m. OR 2 p.m. - Required - What to Expect on Move-In Day
  • 10 a.m. OR 3 p.m. - Optional - Financial Aid
  • 10 a.m. OR 3 p.m. - Optional - Orientation Adventure Information Session

International Students

Wednesday, August 17

New international student move-in.

Thursday, August 18 - Saturday, August 20

International orientation.

 

Fall Athletes

Students who are participating in fall sports (football, cross-country, soccer, men's water polo, volleyball) will receive information from the athletics department and coaches during the summer.

For immediate questions, please email orientation@pomona.edu.

 

General On-Campus Orientation Dates

Saturday, August 20

  • Move-in - 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. PDT - International students and fall athletes, see below.

Sunday, August 21

  • Academic experience and on-campus transition.
    • It's More Than the Major
    • First-Year Experience
    • Title IX
    • Breaking the Ice/Communication

Monday, August 22 - Wednesday, August 24

  • Orientation Adventure

 

Thursday, August 25

  • Academic advising
    • In-person language placement conversations
    • Pre-professional information sessions (pre-health, pre-engineering, pre-law)
    • Academic department fair
    • Advising lunch
    • Liberal arts and the week ahead
    • Advising appointments

Friday, August 26

  • Course registration
    • Transfer and Class of 2026 registration for Fall courses
    • Orientation book discussion

Saturday, August 27

On-campus transition programming.

 

Monday, August 29

Fall 2022 classes begin.

 

Music Department Audition Information

Pomona College Choir

Friday, August 26

10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. AND 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 27

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  AND  1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Sunday, August 28

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  AND  1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Monday, August 29

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  AND  3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, August 30

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 31

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

First rehearsal: Thursday, 1 September at 6:30 p.m. 

For audition signups and more information, visit pomona-choral-auditions 

 

Orchestra (MUS 33) 

  • Auditions: Sat. 9/3 and Sun. 9/4 (various times) 

  • First rehearsal: Tuesday, 6 September at 6:30 p.m.  

  • For more information, visit pomona.edu/orchestra/auditions; audition signup sheets will be posted in the first-floor Thatcher lobby. 

Jazz Ensemble (MUS 37) 

  • Auditions: Tues. 8/30 and Thurs. 9/1 from 4:15-7:00 p.m. 

  • For audition signups and more information, visit pomona-jazz-auditions 

Band (MUS 35) 

  • No audition. 

  • First rehearsal: Wednesday, 7 September at 6:30 p.m. 

  • For more information, contact Professor Graydon Beeks (graydon.beeks@pomona.edu)

Balinese Gamelan “Giri Kusuma” (MUS 41) 

  • No audition. 

  • First rehearsal: Monday, 29 August at 4:15 p.m. 

  • For more information, contact Professor Joti Rockwell (joti.rockwell@pomona.edu

West African Music Ensemble (MUS 42B) 

  • No audition. 

  • First rehearsal: Monday, 29 August at 6:30 p.m. 

  • For more information, contact Nani Agbeli (victor.agbeli@pomona.edu

 

Other important Fall semester dates:

Monday, October 17 - Tuesday, October 18

  • Fall Break

Friday, October 28 - Sunday, October 30

  • Family Weekend

Wednesday, November 23 - Sunday, November 27

  • Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, December 17, Noon

  • Residence Halls close for winter break (students should leave 24 hours after their last exam)