From that wonderful moment an acceptance letter hits your mailbox to showing up on campus with boxes of clothes and family in tow to attending your very first college class, the first year of college is a whirlwind of excitement, nervousness, activity and change. At Pomona College, first-year students are supported through all these events with sponsor groups, which join 10 to 20 students in adjacent rooms with sophomores as mentors and guides; through Orientation Adventure, a chance to get to know classmates and enjoy the natural splendor of California; and in first-year seminars, where you'll join classmates in intense writing, discussion and learning on fascinating topics. Below is a glimpse of the first-year experience in, naturally, 47 photos.