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 faculty advisor, selecting classes, attending Orientation Adventure, meeting your sponsor group, placement exams, New Student / Community Book discussion, and many more orientation activities.

Schedule

ORIENTATION WEEK, DAY 1: SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017

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

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

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Resource Fair
Sumner Hall Parking Lot

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.
2nd Street behind Mudd-Blaisdell and Gibson Courts

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 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Family Lounge
For those “in between” times, rest in this air-conditioned lounge, chat with fellow parents and enjoy light refreshments.
Smith Campus Center – Fireplace Lounge

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

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

2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Campus Life 101 (information session for families)
Bridges Hall of Music

La Vida en el Campus 101 (Sesión de información en Español para las familias)
Rose Hills Theatre

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

3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions:

Mental Health, Disability and Wellness (information session for families)
Rose Hills Theatre

Global Pomona (information session for families)
Bridges Hall of Music

Pomona Pitzer Athletics
Seaver Theatre

4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

What Parents Need To Know About A Liberal Arts College
Location TBA

Lo Que Los Padres Necesitan Saber Sobre Una Universidad De Artes Liberales (Sesión de información en Español para las familias)
Location TBA

4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
New Student Picture
Location TBA

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
President’s Reception for Parents and Family Members
Richardson Garden

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

9 p.m.
Residence Hall Refreshments
Various locations

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

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Chemistry Placement Exam
Seaver North Auditorium

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Introduction to Academics: "It's Not About The Major"
Location TBA

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. – 5 p.m.
Community Resources Block: Ombuds, Campus Safety, ITS, HEO, SHS, Monsour, Teal Dot, L47, Judicial Board, RAs and Head Sponsors
Location TBA

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: Spanish, German, Russian, Latin, French
Locations TBA

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.
Academic Breakouts: Student Panel - "How I Met My Major."
Location TBA

12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Lunch with Faculty Advisors
Edmunds Ballroom, Faculty Offices

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.
Academic 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
Location TBA

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sponsor Group Meeting
Various locations

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
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sagehen Café Coffee Service
Sagehen Café

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Introduction to General Education Requirements
Location TBA

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Academic Resources: Sage Fellows, Writing Center, QSC, Library, Sakai
Location TBA

11:15 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.
Academic Advising
Faculty offices

11:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Intentional Downtime
Various locations

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Department Open Houses
Various Locations

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
Location TBA

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

ORIENTATION, DAY 9: SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
New Student / Community Book Discussion
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. – 12 a.m.
Evening Programs at Pomona College: Improv, CCBDC, Contra Dance, Movie on the Quad, Yoga
Various Locations

ORIENTATION, DAY 10: MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017

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

9 a.m. -10 a.m.
Wellness Session
Bridges Hall of Music

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

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mentor Group Fair
Location TBA

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

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

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
CMC Barn Party
TBA

ORIENTATION, DAY 11: TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017

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