Orientation: Move-in Day

Orientation begins for most students on Move-In Day, which for the Class of 2020 and new transfer students is Saturday, August 20, 2016.

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, First-Year Book discussion, and many more orientation activities.

Orientation, Day 1: Saturday, August 20, 2016

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. – 11 a.m.
Resource Fair
Sumner Hall Parking Lot

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
ReCoop/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 

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

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

2 – 2:45 p.m.
Campus Life 101 (information session for families)
Bridges Hall of Music

Recursos para estudiantes de Pomona College (information session in Spanish for families)
Rose Hills Theatre

3 – 4 p.m.
Breakout Sessions:

Global Pomona (information session for families)
Join us for an interactive panel discussion about the growing number of international opportunities that equip students for leadership in an interconnected world. Faculty and staff of the offices of Study Abroad, the International Relations program, Career Development and International Initiatives, as well as the Draper Center, will highlight some of the experiences, activities and future directions that promote creative and diverse programs and expand global engagement. The panel is moderated by Bertil Lindblad '78, senior advisor for International Initiatives.
Bridges Hall of Music

Mental Health, Disability and Wellness (information session for families)
This session will give an overview of the resources and supports available to students regarding mental health, wellness and disability as well as Pomona College policies and procedures regarding these areas.
Rose Hills Theatre

Pomona-Pitzer Athletics 101
Learn how you and your student-athlete can get the most out of our sports programs.
George C.S. Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College

4 – 4:30 p.m.
Last Check-in With Families
Time for students, family members, and guests to say “farewells.”

4:30 – 5 p.m.
New Student Photo
All new students will come together for the official new student photograph. Say, “Cecil!” 
Front steps of Carnegie Hall

5 – 6:30 p.m.
President’s Reception for Parents and Family Members
President and Mrs. Oxtoby will host a reception in Edmunds Ballroom for parents and families, faculty and staff. This is an opportunity to meet informally with some of the people your student will interact with over the next four years.
Edmunds Ballroom

New Student Dinner with Sponsors and Mentors
Marston Quad

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

7 – 8:30 p.m.
The Cohort of 2016: The Journey Begins (students only)
Bridges Auditorium

9 – 10:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Receptions (students only)
Various locations

*Subject to change

Orientation, Day 2: Sunday, August 21, 2016

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

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

8 – 9 a.m.
Language Exams:
Chinese oral: Mason 5
Japanese (lower) oral: Mason 19
Japanese (upper) oral: Mason 19
Korean: Mason 13

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
A Culture of Respect: Sexual Violence Prevention (part 1)
Bridges Hall of Music

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Transfer Students - Academic Information Session
Smith Campus Center 217

Lunch with Sponsors
Frank and Frary Dining Halls

1 – 2 p.m.
Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Survey
Bridges Hall of Music

2 – 4:30 p.m.
Presentation and Small Group Discussion: Sexual Violence Prevention (part 2)
Bridges Hall of Music

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Policy Overview: alcohol and other substances, points system overview, and sub-free opening
Bridges Hall of Music

5:30 – 9 p.m.
Transition to Orientation Adventure (OA) Groups
Greek Theatre

Orientation, Day 3: Monday, August 22, 2016

Orientation Adventure

Orientation, Day 4: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Orientation Adventure

Orientation, Day 5: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Orientation Adventure

Orientation, Day 6: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Return from Orientation Adventure

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

Orientation, Day 7: Friday, August 26, 2016

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

8 – 9 a.m.
Language Information Meetings
French: Hahn 101
Spanish: Seaver North Auditorium
German: Mason 2
Russian: Mason 1

9 – 9:15 a.m.
Introduction to Academics at Pomona College
Bridges Hall of Music

9:15 – 10 a.m.
Introduction to Academic Areas and Disciplines
Bridges Hall of Music

10 – 10:15 a.m.
Introduction to New General Education Requirements
Bridges Hall of Music

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Introduction to Academic Resources 
Bridges Hall of Music, Rose Hills Theatre, Edmunds Ballroom

12:00 – 2 p.m.
Lunch with Faculty Advisors
Stover Walk (north of Marston Quad)

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

3 – 4 p.m.
Preparing for a Pre-Health Path
Rose Hills Theatre

3 – 5:30 p.m.
Academic Advising
Faculty offices

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

6 – 7 p.m.
BBQ with Faculty Advisors
Organic Farm

7 - 9 p.m.
Sponsor Group Activity
Various locations

9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
The New Student Carnival 2016: “Wind beneath your wings”
Comic-Con has passed, but that doesn’t mean you missed the opportunity to break out the spandex; this year, the Scripps 5C Carnival is superhero-themed!  Come meet first-year students from across the 5Cs and show off your super speed on the inflatables, challenge your new friends to classic carnival games with a super twist, and get recharge at our various food booths. Costumes are encouraged!
​Sallie Tiernan Field House, Alumnae Field

Orientation, Day 8: Saturday, August 27, 2016

7:30 – 9 a.m.
Breakfast
Frary Dining Hall, Breakfast Hours: 8 - 10:30 a.m.

9 – 11 a.m.
Community Building: Welcoming and Just Communities
Bridges Hall of Music

11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Brunch
Frank Dining Hall, Brunch Hours: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Frary Dining Hall, Brunch Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

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

4 p.m.
Chemistry Placement Exam
Seaver North Auditorium

4 – 5 p.m.
Classics “Meet and Greet”
Stop by the Classics Department for a snack and a glimpse into how studying some ancient civilizations might actually shape your future. 
Pearsons Hall 9

5 – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Frank Dining Hall, Dinner Hours: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Frary Dining Hall, Dinner Hours: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

7 – 9 p.m.
Community Resources
Bridges Hall of Music

9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Five-College '90s Band Concert
Come out and mingle with other new students form The Claremont Colleges and enjoy the music of our '90s covers band. Enjoy what Pitzer is known for: great music shows on the Mounds!
Pellisier Mounds, Pitzer College

Orientation, Day 9: Sunday, August 28, 2016

7:30 – 9 a.m.
Breakfast
Frary Dining Hall, Breakfast Hours: 8 - 10:30 a.m.

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

10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Choral Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building (located on the corner of 4th Street & North College Avenue). All singers must audition before this first full rehearsal, which will be on Tuesday, 6 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall (located inside Thatcher). 
Thatcher - Room 211

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Brunch
Frank Dining Hall, Brunch Hours: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Frary Dining Hall, Brunch Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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

5 – 6 p.m.
Dinner
Frank Dining Hall, Dinner Hours: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Frary Dining Hall, Dinner Hours: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

6:30 – 9 p.m.
First Year Book Discussion
Bridges Hall of Music

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 pm
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.
Frosh Aid
Come to Pomona’s Orientation Dance!  Donate school supplies for admission. Proceeds of the school supply drive will benefit a local elementary school.
Bixby Plaza

Orientation, Day 10: Monday, August 29, 2016

7 – 9 a.m.
Breakfast
Frary Dining Hall, Breakfast Hours: 8 - 10:30 a.m.

9 -10 a.m.
First Day of Classes: What to Expect
Rose Hills Theatre

Time Management
Edmunds Ballroom

Engaging Across Difference: Living In Community
Bridges Hall of Music

10 – 11 a.m.
Wellness Session
Rains Center

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:45 – 6 p.m.
Choral Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building (located on the corner of 4th Street & North College Avenue). All singers must audition before this first full rehearsal, which will be on Tuesday, 6 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall (located inside Thatcher). 
Thatcher - Room 211

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hillel Welcome Back BBQ
Celebrate the new semester with food and Jewish camp activities! Find more information about High Holy Day celebrations.
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lunch in Dining Halls, Sponsor Group Campus Tours, Sponsor Group Walker Wall Painting.
Walker Beach

3 – 5 p.m.
Claremont University Consortium Resource Scavenger Hunt
Visit and meet staff and students from OBSA, CLSA, AARC, QRC, I-Place, the Chaplains Office, SDRC, MCAPS, SHS, HEO, Honnold Mudd Library, Connection, Campus Safety, OEC, EmPOWER Center, the Bookstore, and the Hive. Make sure your group card gets stamped at each location – there will be prizes!  Your Sponsors should turn in the card to the ASPC office at the end of the day.
Start with your sponsor group at Walker Lounge.

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

8 – 10 p.m.
CMC Barn Party
TBA

Orientation, Day 11: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 2 – 5:45 p.m.
Choral Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building (located on the corner of 4th Street & North College Avenue). All singers must audition before this first full rehearsal, which will be on Tuesday, 6 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall (located inside Thatcher). 
Thatcher - Room 211

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

4 – 6 p.m.
Pomona College Jazz Band Auditions
Sign up sheets are on the Thatcher lobby bulletin board. Auditions will be in Thatcher as well. 

7 - 9 p.m.
I-Place Open House

Continued Events: Tuesday, August 30th - Sunday, September 13, 2016

Wednesday, August 31st, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Choral Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building (located on the corner of 4th Street & North College Avenue). All singers must audition before this first full rehearsal, which will be on Tuesday, 6 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall (located inside Thatcher). 
Thatcher - Room 211

Thursday, September 1st, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Choral Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building (located on the corner of 4th Street & North College Avenue). All singers must audition before this first full rehearsal, which will be on Tuesday, 6 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall (located inside Thatcher). 
Thatcher - Room 211

Thursday, September 1st, 2 – 6 p.m.
Pomona College Jazz Band Auditions
Sign up sheets are on the Thatcher lobby bulletin board. Auditions will be in Thatcher as well. 

Friday, September 2nd, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Choral Auditions
Reserve an audition time by signing up on the audition sheets posted outside Room 211 in Thatcher Music Building (located on the corner of 4th Street & North College Avenue). All singers must audition before this first full rehearsal, which will be on Tuesday, 6 September from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Lyman Hall (located inside Thatcher). 
Thatcher - Room 211

Friday, September 2nd, 1:15 p.m.
Jummu’ah Prayers
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue

Friday, September 2nd, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Back Shabbat Service and Dinner
Relax at the end of a busy week with yummy dinner and new friends! Services at 5:30. Dinner at 6:30. Look for more information about upcoming events.
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue

Saturday, September 3rd, & Sunday, September 4th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pomona College Orchestra Auditions
First rehearsal: Tuesday, 6 September
Sign up sheets in the Thatcher lobby

Sunday, Sept 4, 10 a.m.
Christian Interdenominational Service
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue

Sunday, Sept 4, 11 a.m.
Catholic Mass
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue

Monday, September 5, 6:45 – 8:10 p.m.
Concert Band – First Rehearsal (no audition required)
Bridges Hall of Music

Tuesday, Sept 6, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Chaplains of the Claremont Colleges Open House
Free Ice CreamSundaes! Meet the Chaplains and learn about spiritual and social justice opportunities!
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue

Tuesday, September 6, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Center for Asian Pacific Americans (CAPAS) Open House

Wednesday, Sept 7, 7:30 a.m.
Meditation
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue

Wednesday, September 7, 2 – 4 p.m.
​OBSA Open House 
The Office of Black Student Affairs offers students a wide range of opportunities to explore the breadth of African diasporic life and cultures, such as hosting prominent guest speakers, cultural celebrations, and community education workshops. All students of African descent are encouraged to participate in the programs and services we offer. Along with providing assistance and opportunities while earning their degrees, we aim to support the realization of the students’ highest aspirations.
139 East Seventh Street

Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
KSPC Radio Open House
Tours and refreshments
Find out about volunteer opportunities in DJing, podcasting, news, music reviews, blogging, concerts, live sound and more!
Thatcher Music Building, basement

Wednesday, Sept 7, 8:30 p.m.
Meditation
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue

Thursday, September 8, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE) Open House

Tuesday, September 13, 5 – 7 p.m.
7C Turf Dinner
Learn about all registered 7C student organizations at “turf dinner,” where you can ask questions, explore interests, and get connected with learning opportunities outside the classroom. Note: all dining halls are closed on this night, and dinner will be served at the event.
Scripps Campus 

Wednesday, September 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) Open House 

Wednesday, September 14, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
​QRC Open House
The Queer Resource Center of The Claremont Colleges invites you to our 2016 Open House!  Come to meet and re-connect with students, faculty, and staff across the 7Cs and learn about resources available at the QRC as well as new initiatives and upcoming programming!  This is a marvelously packed social event every year, and is not to be missed!  Light refreshments will be provided.
FMI: QRCClaremont@gmail.com
Queer Resource Center, Walton Commons (PO), 395 E. 6th St.

Thursday, September 15, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
EmPOWER Center Open House 
The EmPOWER Center works collaboratively to provide 7C-wide educational programs and confidential support to those impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, or stalking. Please come by our Open House to learn more about our programs and get some yummy food!
1030 Dartmouth

Friday, September 16, 3 - 5 p.m.
Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) Open House

Tuesday, September 27, 4:15 - 6 p.m.
Intercollegiate Feminist Center

Wednesday, September 28, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Africana Studies / Asian American Studies / Chican@-Latin@ Studies Joint Open House