Alumni Weekend 2017 Schedule & Info Guide

Updated regularly through Alumni Weekend. Information subject to change.

On-site registration available during Alumni Weekend. Event tickets may be available for purchase, though at an increased price. Space is limited for some events; tickets may sell out.

For academic department and organization receptions, open houses and presentations, please scroll down and click the corresponding schedule bar to see the full schedule of these events.

Chirp about your Alumni Weekend visit with fellow Sagehens in the Alumni Facebook Group and on Twitter and Instagram using hashtag #PomonaAW17! And be sure follow Pomona alumni social media (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) for Alumni Weekend coverage, announcements and updates.

Questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at (909) 621-8110 or alumni@pomona.edu.

Thursday, April 27

Noon-5 p.m.

Spring 2017 Exhibitions at the Pomona College Museum of Art
Discover the exhibits on view: Goya’s War: Los Desastres de la Guerra; Project Series 51: Incendiary Traces (a collective art and research project focused on visualizing landscapes of international conflict); and Now Screening: Andy Warhol Prints.

Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave.

1-5 p.m.

Alumni Weekend Check-In
Pick up your registration packets, purchase extra meal and event tickets and give Pomona staff and volunteers a chance to welcome you back to campus!

Seaver House, 305 N. College Ave.

5-11 p.m.

Art After Hours at the Pomona College Museum of Art
View current exhibitions and enjoy live music. Co-sponsored by KSPC.

Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave.

5:30-7 p.m.

Class of 1967 Welcome Reception with President David & Claire Oxtoby
Members of the 50th Reunion class and their guests are invited to the home of President David and Claire Oxtoby for a reception to kick off this special reunion year.

President’s House, 345 N. College Ave.

6-7:30 p.m.

Lavender Graduation Ceremony and Reception
Celebrate the accomplishments of The Claremont Colleges LGBTQIA graduates! This annual celebration recognizes the scholarship and community contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally graduating seniors and graduate students from across The Claremont Colleges. Sandra Kim, a Claremont McKenna College alumna, educator, trained life coach and the Founder and Executive Director of Everyday Feminism (an education platform for personal and social liberation) will present the keynote address. Hosted by the Queer Resource Center of The Claremont Colleges.

Claremont McKenna College, Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum (Ceremony) and Athenaeum Courtyard (Reception), 385 E. Eighth St.

7 p.m.

Class of 1967 Welcome Dinner

Richardson Garden (north of Seaver House), 305 N. College Ave.

7-10 p.m.

Phys Fest
Don’t miss this annual Physics Festival featuring student projects, performing artists, contra dancing, planetarium shows and a large variety of music and bands.

Millikan Courtyard (In case of inclement weather, the festival will be held inside Millikan Laboratory, 610 N. College Ave.)

8 p.m.

Pomona College Glee Club Concert
Enjoy secular choral music from Russia, France, Germany and the United States, conducted by Donna M. Di Grazia, David J. Baldwin Professor of Music.

Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 150 E. Fourth St.

8 p.m.

The Annual Pomona College Dance Concert
The Annual Pomona College Dance Concert features a rich array of new and reconstructed choreography by senior dance majors, faculty and guest artists. An exceptionally broad range of themes and styles are explored, and the choreography, dancing and design are always at a very high level of artistic achievement in this fine culmination of the Dance Program’s academic year. Alumni are invited to attend the concert for the student price of $6. The Box Office is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 909-607-4375. 

Seaver Theatre, Allen Studio Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave.

8-11 p.m.

Techno Contra Dance
CONTRAversial, the contra dance club of the Claremont Colleges, invites alumni of all ages to attend a techno contra dance, which will feature live music by the nationally renowned contra band "Buddy System" and instruction/calling by Frannie Marr.

McKenna Auditorium, Claremont McKenna College

Friday, April 28

6:30 a.m. (sign in begins), 8 a.m. (shotgun start)

Pomona-Pitzer Football Alumni Golf Tournament
The Pomona-Pitzer Football Program invites all alumni, faculty, staff, parents and supporters of Pomona-Pitzer Football to join us for the Third Annual Pomona-Pitzer Football Alumni Golf Tournament. Come and meet new Head Coach John Walsh and pay tribute to former Head Coach Roger Caron.

Cost: Golf and lunch for recent graduates (2012-present) is $125. The cost for golf and lunch for other alumni and guests is $150. A group package that includes golf and lunch for a complete foursome is $500. The cost for lunch only is $40 per guest. 

Brookside Golf Club, 133 Rosemont Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Alumni Weekend Check-In
Pick up your registration packets, purchase extra meal and event tickets and give Pomona staff and volunteers a chance to welcome you back to campus.

Seaver House, 305 N. College Ave.

9-10:15 a.m.

Ideas@Pomona: Achieving Success, One Lap at a Time With Penny Lee Dean ’77
Hear Penny Lee Dean engage in a conversation about her decorated career as a record-setting open-water distance swimmer, author and champion of opportunities for women in athletics. As a coach, Dean implemented her groundbreaking training philosophy to guide athletes to world records and championships. While most of us will never become an elite athlete, the advice and life lessons that Dean applied in her own life to overcome strong crosscurrents can provide a roadmap for achieving success. The discussion will be moderated by Lesley Irvine, director of athletics and chair of physical education.

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

9:45-11 a.m.

Challah for Hunger
Buy fresh-baked Challah bread while supporting hunger relief projects. Stop by to meet the students who volunteer their time to bake and sell this delicious bread each week. 

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

10 a.m.-11:50 a.m.

Attend Classes
Class is in session! Sit in with current Pomona students for a selection of classes open to alumni throughout the day. See the courses schedule.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Spring 2017 Exhibitions at the Pomona College Museum of Art
Discover the exhibits on view: Goya’s War: Los Desastres de la Guerra; Project Series 51: Incendiary Traces (a collective art and research project focused on visualizing landscapes of international conflict); and Now Screening: Andy Warhol Prints.

Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave.

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Ideas@Pomona: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Reducing Natural Disaster Risk in the World’s Most Vulnerable Communities with Brian Tucker ’67
Despite sustained international efforts, human and economic losses due to natural hazards such as earthquakes and tsunami are increasing and are projected to rise in the future. The past decade saw, for example, more than three times as many earthquake-related deaths as the preceding two decades. These losses are increasingly concentrated in developing countries for reasons that include differences in the rate of urban population growth and in the quality of seismic-resistant construction. Why does this matter to industrialized countries and why is much-needed progress so frustratingly slow? In this discussion, Brian Tucker, founder and president of GeoHazards International, and Tahir Andrabi, the Stedman-Sumner Professor of Economics at Pomona, will describe why reducing this natural disaster risk is important and how the application of both STEM and humanities approaches is helping to accelerate progress.

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous
Open meetings will be held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Smith Campus Center, Room 212, 170 E. Sixth St.

Noon-1 p.m.

Lunch at Oldenborg Language Tables
Join us for lunch at Oldenborg where students gather daily at their favorite language tables within the dining hall and converse with fellow students, faculty and staff. Friday’s schedule includes six languages taught at Pomona (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish), as well as Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Swahili and Swedish. No English is allowed at tables. Cost: $8 (cash only, payable at the door).

Oldenborg Dining Hall (north side), 350 N. College Way

Noon-1 p.m.

Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium (OLC)
Join novelist and editor Yi Shun Lai for this special OLC as she discusses themes from her first novel-Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu, published in 2016. Lai, a novelist and editor, examines themes related to communication across languages and cultures. Cost: $8 (cash only, payable at the door).

Oldenborg Dining Hall (south side), 350 N. College Way

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Alumni Buffet Lunch
Catch up with fellow alumni and friends at an informal Mexican buffet lunch. Additional tickets may be available for $25 at the door. (Note: Women from the Class of 1967 who pre-registered will be attending the Women’s Luncheon in the Frank Dining Hall Blue Room at this time).

Smith Campus Center, Edmunds Dining Ballroom, 170 E. Sixth St.

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Friday Noon Concert Series
Enjoy early plucked-string music by Narváez, Guerau and others, performed by Pomona College Music faculty members Jack Sanders and Jason Yoshida on period instruments including the vihuela, baroque guitar and therobo.

Scripps College, Balch Auditorium, 1030 N. and Columbia Ave.

12:30 p.m.

Guided Tour of the New Millikan Laboratory and Andrew Science Hall
Join members of the Facilities team for a guided tour of the new copper-domed Millikan Laboratory and Andrew Science Hall, complete with digital planetarium, outdoor classroom and new physics labs.

Meet at the corner of College Ave. and Sixth St. 

1:15-2:15 p.m.

The Shame of Satire with David Misch '72
Join David Misch (Mork & Mindy, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Saturday Night Live, Funny: The Book) as he calls on references from South Park to the Russian Orthodox Church to examine the unique ways satire deals with society’s taboos, and explores the ways current satirical comedians like John Oliver, Samantha Bee and Trevor Noah may be ushering in a new Golden Age of this comedic form.

Crookshank Hall, Room 10, 140 E. Sixth St.

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Ideas@Pomona: A Conversation with Judge Richard Taranto '77
Hear Judge Richard Taranto ’77 engage in a conversation about his distinguished career in law, culminating with his current appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by former President Barack Obama in 2013. An expert in appellate advocacy, Taranto will be joined by April Xiaoyi Xu ’18, a politics major and the Editor-in-Chief of the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy, an undergraduate academic journal that produces three print editions yearly and five to seven web articles weekly, with submissions from across the United States and overseas. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Delta Pi, the 2016 recipient of the Iberian Grant, and a Pomona College Student Ambassador.

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

1:30 p.m.

Guided Tour of the New Studio Art Hall
Follow Art faculty member Michael O'Malley through this stunning, open and free-flowing facility designed to encourage interaction and collaboration in shared spaces. Meet in front of the Studio Art Hall.

Studio Art Hall, Fourth St. and Columbia Ave.

2-3 p.m.

Over the Years: A Group for Former Glee Club and College Choir Alumni
Join Donna Di Grazia, David J. Baldwin Professor of Music, and Grammy Award-winning alumnus Frank Albinder ’80 as they lead alumni singers in classics from the choral repertoire by Bach, Brahms, Mozart and others, along with favorite College songs from the past 100 years.

Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall, 340 N. College Ave.

2:45-4 p.m.

Ideas@Pomona: "Coming Home" with Myrlie Evers-Williams '68
Hear Myrlie Evers-Williams engage in a conversation about her distinguished career as a journalist, leader, acclaimed speaker and activist. A true pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement and a champion for women’s rights, Evers-Williams will be joined by Charles and Henrietta Detoy Professor of American Government and Professor of Politics Lorn Foster, whose research examines issues of race, community and power. 

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

3:30-5 p.m.

Alumni and Student-Athlete Networking Reception
Join fellow Pomona-Pitzer alumni athletes for a meet and greet reception that will also serve as a career networking event for current Sagehens. Meet current Pomona-Pitzer student athletes and share your own career path tips and advice with them. This reception, hosted on the Pitzer campus, includes an opportunity to meet Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education, Lesley Irvine, head coaches and other Athletic Department members.

Pitzer College, Gold Student Center (Multipurpose Room), 1050 N. Mills Ave.

4-5:30 p.m.

Pomona Organic Farm Stand

Purchase organic vegetables, fruits, herbs and teas grown right here at Pomona College. Produce will be sold at a very low price and T-shirts and sweatshirts will be available for sale, with all proceeds supporting the Farm. 

Smith Campus Center Courtyard, 170 E. Sixth St.

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Sharing Our Sagehen Stories
Join members of the Alumni Association Board and Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC) for an interactive discussion including panelists with diverse perspectives on the traditions and values within our beloved Pomona College community. Over the years, there have been changes to the Pomona experience that are celebrated by some, and not fully embraced by others. This session will provide opportunities for the respectful sharing of our individual stories as we reflect on our divergent experiences and how change affects our sense of community.

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

5 p.m.-Sunday noon

Sigma Tau Fraternity Pole Sit
Standing over 10 feet tall, the pole on Walker Beach will be home to at least one Sigma Tau member for the entirety of Alumni Weekend, day and night, to raise awareness and money for the Kids Pack. This program provides homeless and very low-income school children with backpacks filled with nutritious foods each weekend, when school meals are not available.

Walker Beach

5-6:30 p.m.

5C Fulbright Reception
Pitzer College Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Nigel Boyle, will once again open his home to Fulbright alumni to greet the newest class of recipients and raise a glass to the 5C scholars who have earned this prestigious award.

The Home of Nigel Boyle, 601 W. 11th Street, Claremont

5-6:30 p.m.

Asian Pacific Islander Commencement
Join the Asian American Resource Center (AARC) and alumni and guests to celebrate the contributions of seniors of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage. Light dinner and refreshments will be served.

Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge, 170 E. Sixth St.

5-6:30 p.m.

Craft Beer Tasting with the Class of 2017
Join the Class of 2017 to enjoy a selection of local beers on Marston Quad. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Tickets are available on site for $20.

Marston Quad

5-6:30 p.m.

Alumni Vintner Wine Tasting
Mingle and enjoy wines from our featured alumni vintners. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Additional tickets may be available for $20 at the door.

Frary Dining Hall, 347 E. Sixth St.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Alumni Weekend Check-In
Pick up your registration packets, purchase extra meal and event tickets and give Pomona staff and volunteers a chance to welcome you back to campus.

Rains Center, 220 E. Sixth St. (west side of the building)

6:30-7:10 p.m.

Over the Years: Former Glee Club and College Choir Alumni
As guests gather for the All-Class Dinner, join this alumni group led by Frank Albinder ’80 in singing favorite College songs.

Rains Center Lobby, 220 E. Sixth St.

7-8:30 p.m.

All-Class Dinner with President David W. Oxtoby
Join President David Oxtoby and fellow alumni for a buffet dinner with beer and wine. Reunion classes will have designated tables. Additional tickets may be available at the door for $35.

Rains Center, Voelkel Gymnasium, 220 E. Sixth St.

8 p.m.-midnight

Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company Annual Benefit Gala
Join alumni, parents and friends of the company to celebrate this year’s spring concert, “CCBDC Presents: From Broadway to Hollywood to Bridges” Formal black tie optional. Cost: $10 suggested donation.

Smith Campus Center, Edmunds Ballroom, 185 E. Sixth St.

8 p.m.

Pomona College Jazz Ensemble Concert
Join Pomona College Jazz Ensemble Director Barb Catlin for a special evening of jazz music ranging from classic to contemporary.   

Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 150 E. Fourth St.

8 p.m.

The Annual Pomona College Dance Concert
The Annual Pomona College Dance Concert features a rich array of new and reconstructed choreography by senior dance majors, faculty and guest artists. An exceptionally broad range of themes and styles are explored, and the choreography, dancing and design showcase the artistic achievements of the Dance Program’s academic year. Alumni and guests are invited to attend the concert for the student price of $6. The Box Office is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 909-607-4375.  

Seaver Theatre, Allen Studio Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave.

8 p.m.

Antikythera Mechanism Talk by Elijah Quetin
The Antikythera Mechanism is the world’s oldest known computer, built over 2,000 years ago to make physical predictions about the universe, specifically about the exact times and types of eclipses. In anticipation of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse visible to large portions of the United States, come hear Visiting Instructor in Physics and Astronomy Elijah Quetin share the brilliant story of how astronomers, archaeologists, sponge divers, x-ray technicians, artists, classicists and mathematicians have collaborated to decipher the intricate workings of a machine that has disrupted and transformed our understandings of technology and history.

Millikan Laboratory, John C. Argue Auditorium (1051), 610 N. College Ave. 

8:30-10:30 p.m.

Pomona College Alumni of Color Reception
Join alumni of color, staff and faculty for an evening social with tasty treats hosted at the Draper Center for Community Partnerships. Mingle with alumni of color and allies and learn about the Center's dynamic programs.

Draper Center for Community Partnerships, 735 Dartmouth Ave.

8:45 p.m.

Star Gazing with Astronomy Professor Alma Zook ’72
Join other alumni and guests for celestial observations. Weather permitting.

Brackett Observatory, Sontag Greek Theatre

9 p.m.

After-Dinner Social Time
Catch up with old friends and make new ones in this fun, pub-style social space. Complimentary for all Alumni Weekend registrants.

Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge, 170 E. Sixth St.

Saturday, April 29

7:30 a.m.

Sagehen Triathlon
Join members of Coach J.P. Gowdy’s triathlon training class and other faculty, staff and students in a sprint triathlon: 600m swim (in Haldeman Pool), 20km bike (around the Claremont Colleges) and 5km run (on Pomona’s campus). Participate as an individual or form a team! To participate, all entrants must sign a waiver. Blank waivers will be available at the starting line. Starts and ends at Haldeman Pool (east of the Rains Center).

Starts and ends at Haldeman Pool (east of the Merritt Football Field).

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Alumni Weekend Check-In
Pick up your registration packets, purchase extra meal and event tickets and give Pomona staff and volunteers a chance to welcome you back to campus.

Marston Quad (main registration tent is located on the east side of the Quad)

9-10:10 a.m.

Class Reunion Photos
All photos, with the exception of the Class of 1992's photo, will be taken on the steps of Bridges Auditorium. See the Class Photo Schedule for specific times.

Bridges Auditorium (Big Bridges), 450 N. College Way

9:30-11 a.m.

Selecting the Class: Case Studies on How Selective Colleges Make Admissions Decisions
Do you ever wish you knew more about how students are actually selected for admission? Come by and participate in a mock admissions committee interview where you can practice reviewing and discussing admissions cases with Assistant Dean of Admissions Slade Burns ’14.

Smith Campus Center, Room 201, 170 E. Sixth St.

10 a.m.-noon

Volunteer at Pomona’s Organic Farm
Bear your added riches right here on campus! Work side-by-side with students and other community members and enjoy the beauty of California’s spring landscape.

The Farm is located southeast of Seaver Theatre, in the Wash.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pre-owned Sagehen Sports Gear Sale
Swing by Rains Center for a sale of pre-owned Sagehen sports gear. In preparation, all 21 Pomona-Pitzer sports teams are doing spring cleaning. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics.

Rains Center, Memorial Gym, 220 E. Sixth St.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sage Tank Competition and Reception
Pomona Ventures invites alumni and guests to Sage Tank, an annual event for Pomona students to pitch their start-ups to a panel of alumni. The panel will offer advice, criticism…and even money if the pitch is right! Structured similarly to the popular television show Shark Tank, this is an exciting and engaging event for both students and alumni. Competition and judging from 10 a.m.-noon, followed by a reception with contestants in the lobby from noon-1 p.m.

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Visit the Pomona College Archives
Meet our archivist, browse historical photographs and artifacts and learn why your donations are important and how you can make them. Early birds get the chance to walk away with choice College publications. Historical postcards are also for sale. 

Marston Quad

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

All-Fraternity Memory Table
Join other fraternity alumni and share memories at a marked table on the Quad.

Marston Quad

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Spring 2017 Exhibitions at the Pomona College Museum of Art
Discover the exhibits on view: Goya’s War: Los Desastres de la Guerra; Project Series 51: Incendiary Traces (a collective art and research project focused on visualizing landscapes of international conflict); and Now Screening: Andy Warhol Prints.

Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave.

10:30-11:40 a.m.

5-College Campus Bus Tours
Buses depart periodically for this guided 20-minute, five-college tour.

Buses depart from outside the northeast corner of Oldenborg.

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bounce House and Face Painting for Kids on Marston Quad
Bring the kids over to Marston Quad for some afternoon fun. Activities are provided for our younger guests.Parents must supervise their children at all times.  

Marston Quad

11 a.m.

Pomona College Band Concert
Enjoy music by Boysen, Chance, Grainger, Kohn, Jager, Sousa and other musical talents, conducted by Graydon Beeks ’69, with soprano soloist Hayden Eberhart ’07 and viola soloist Cynthia Fogg.

Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 450 N. College Way.

11 a.m.-noon

Latino Alumni Mixer
Mix with Pomona Latino alumni from across the generations and find out how we can grow, strengthen and expand our Pomona College familia latina.

Lincoln Hall, Chicano Studies Suite, Room 114, 647 N. College Way

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

KSPC Open House and Alumni DJ Hours
Celebrate the sounds of KSPC’s FM broadcast while you enjoy light refreshments, music and fun. If you were a KSPC DJ, you are also invited to come back and play a few of your favorite songs on the air! Bring your KSPC mementos and peruse the photo albums, music library and share your memories.

Thatcher Music Building, Basement, 340 N. College Ave.

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous
Open meetings will be held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Smith Campus Center, Room 212, 170 E. Sixth St.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

LGBTQIA Luncheon: Bridging the Generations
Join 7C faculty, staff and students for the sixth annual LGBTQIA Alumni Luncheon. Come mingle and talk about life at the 7Cs then and now. An RSVP is not required, but is recommended. Please contact QRC Acting Director Al Forbes at Allan.Forbes@pomona.edu if you have any questions. 

Queer Resource Center, Walton Commons, 395 E. Sixth St.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Picnic Lunch
All alumni and guests are invited to a boxed picnic lunch on the Quad. To purchase meal tickets, please inquire at the registration tent on Marston Quad. Additional tickets may be available for $25 per person on site. 

Marston Quad

Noon-2 p.m.

Oldenborg 1985-1989 Reunion Luncheon
Residents of Oldenborg Center from classes ’85-'89 are invited to a special opportunity to meet and speak with Pomona College alumni and Board of Trustee member (and former 'Borgie) Bernard Chan '88, who will be flying in from Hong Kong. Non-reunion year alumni and their families are welcome, as well. Cost: $25 per person. 

Oldenborg Dining Hall, 350 N. College Way

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social
Enjoy free, handmade ice cream courtesy of your friends with the Pomona Plan.

Marston Quad

1-2 p.m.

Faculty Book Signing
Professor Emerita of Romance Languages and Literatures Monique Saigal signs copies of her book French Heroines, 1940-45: Courage, Strength and Ingenuity. The book with photos is based on her story as a hidden Jewish child as well as her interviews of women in the French Resistance during World War II. 

Stover Walk/Smith Campus Center South Lawn

1-2:30 p.m.

Alumni Tennis Fun
All are invited to attend—come and play or come and watch! Balls will be provided and the format will be an informal doubles mix-around. Please contact Lisa Beckett at lbeckett@pomona.edu or 909-621-8428 if you plan to attend or if you have any questions.

Pauley Tennis Courts

1-3 p.m.

Alfred Kwok Memorial Reception
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Alfred Kwok passed away in September of 2016 while on a trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Known as a source of energy and excitement, and for his love of teaching, Kwok influenced the lives of many students and helped shape the Physics department at Pomona. Join alumni, students and faculty to honor and celebrate his life. Remembrances continue at the reception in the Millikan Courtyard. 

Millikan Laboratory, Argue Auditorium (Memorial) and Courtyard (Reception), 610 N. College Ave.

1-3 p.m.

Sagehens of Color Mixer
Join DJ Brandi Garcia spinning in Walker Lounge and connect with fellow alumni and students of color. This is a complimentary event. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Walker Lounge

1:15-1:55 p.m.

5-College Campus Bus Tours
Buses depart periodically for this guided 20-minute, five-college tour.

Buses depart from outside the northeast corner of Oldenborg

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Pomona College Glee Club Concert
Enjoy choral music from across the centuries, conducted by Donna M. Di Grazia, David J. Baldwin Professor of Music

Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 150 E. Fourth St.

3 p.m.

Honoring David & Claire Oxtoby and the 2017 Distinguished Service Award Winners
Join the Alumni Board to honor David and Claire Oxtoby for their fourteen years of leadership within the Pomona College community and to celebrate this year’s volunteers, including the 2017 winners of the Alumni Distinguished Service Award: Barbry Amberg Hogue ’72 and JP O’Connor ’72.

Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 150 E. Fourth St.

3:45 p.m.

Parade of Classes
Be a part of a true Pomona tradition—the Parade of Classes! Following the Little Bridges event honoring the Oxtobys and this year's Alumni Distinguished Service Award winners, gather with alumni from all classes in front of Little Bridges to celebrate the alumni community and proceed down Fourth Street to the Wash Party. Carts will be available for those needing assistance.

Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 450 N. College Way.

The Wash Party
Following the Parade of Classes. Complimentary to all Alumni Weekend registrants.

Sontag Greek Theatre (The Wash)

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Alumni in Education Panel and Mixer hosted by 5C Educate
Join fellow 5C alumni for a panel featuring Maribel Gonzalez ‘10, Jordan Meyer ‘07, Ajoy Vase ‘07, Matthew O'Connor ‘15, and Hsuanwei Fan ’12, Bryan Coreas ‘11 and Terril Jones ‘80.

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

4:45-6:30 p.m.

Tours of Pomona’s Organic Farm
Meet student tour guides for a short walk to Pomona’s Farm, just south of the Seaver Theatre. Tours last about 20 minutes.

Meet at Sontag Greek Theatre (The Wash)

5-6:30 p.m.

Black Alumni Reception
Alumni and guests are invited to join current students, faculty and staff for a reception.

Lyon Garden, 173 E. Second Street (between Thatcher Hall, Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), Rembrandt Hall)

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Trends in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Associate Professor Marc Los Huertos gives a 20-minute lecture describing environmental, economic and policy trends that influence agricultural sustainability. He highlights the results of research projects, changes in farming practices and various policy developments that influence the environmental out- comes in food systems in California and US.

The Pomona College Organic Farm, Outdoor Classroom (northeast corner of First St. and Amherst Ave.)

6-7:30 p.m.

Claremont College Ballroom Dance Company Annual Spring Concert
Join Claremont's nationally-recognized ballroom dance company for “CCBDC Presents: From Broadway to Hollywood to Bridges,” a showcase of all four CCBDC performance teams accompanied by music from Tony Award-winning shows, blockbusters and more. Cost: $10 for alumni and seniors, $5 for children. Click here for tickets or more information. 

Bridges Auditorium (Big Bridges), 450 N. College Way

7-10 p.m.

Class Reunion Dinners on Campus
See “Class Specific Events” for individual class reunion dinner information. Some tickets for dinner may still be available. Check at the registration area on Friday at the Seaver House or at the Registration Tent on Marston Quad on Saturday.

8 p.m.

The Annual Pomona College Dance Concert
The Annual Pomona College Dance Concert features a rich array of new and reconstructed choreography by senior dance majors, faculty and guest artists. An exceptionally broad range of themes and styles are explored, and the choreography, dancing and design showcase the artistic achievements of the Dance Program’s academic year. Alumni and guests are invited to attend the concert for the student price of $6. The Box Office is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 909-607-4375.

Seaver Theatre, Allen Studio Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave.

8-10 p.m.

Black Arts Showcase
Celebrate and uplift the work of the many Black creatives we have here on campus and those who have since graduated. Share your experiences within and between the Black community through artistic expression.

Bridges Auditorium, North Patio

9 p.m.

After-Dinner Social Time
Catch up with old friends and make new ones in this fun, pub-style student social space. Complimentary to all Alumni Weekend registrants.

Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge, 170 E. Sixth St.

9:30-11 p.m.

LGBTQIA Student and Alumni Mixer
Join current students, graduating seniors and alumni from across the 7Cs for a swanky soiree at the Queer Resource Center celebrating the end of the year.

Queer Resource Center, Walton Commons, 395 E. Sixth St.

Sunday, April 30

8-10:30 a.m.

Alumni Champagne Brunch
Open to all alumni. A time for bidding farewell until your next reunion.  Additional tickets may be available for $35 on site.

Richardson Garden, north of the Seaver House, 305 N. College Ave.

9:30-10 a.m.

Memorial Convocation
All Alumni Weekend attendees and guests are invited to honor those alumni, trustees, faculty, staff and students who have passed away in the last year. This short service is appropriate for people of all ages. 

Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 150 E. Fourth St.

10 a.m.

Nu Alpha Phi Brunch
Join past and present Nu Alpha Phi members and guests of the fraternity for an informal brunch. Cost: $20 at the door.

Frank Dining Hall, Blue Room, 260 E. Bonita Ave.

Noon-5 p.m.

Spring 2017 Exhibitions at the Pomona College Museum of Art
Discover the exhibits on view: Goya’s War: Los Desastres de la Guerra; Project Series 51: Incendiary Traces (a collective art and research project focused on visualizing landscapes of international conflict); and Now Screening: Andy Warhol Prints.

Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave.

1 p.m.

Claremont College Ballroom Dance Company Annual Spring Concert
Join Claremont's nationally-recognized ballroom dance company for “CCBDC Presents: From Broadway to Hollywood to Bridges,” a showcase of all four CCBDC performance teams accompanied by music from Tony Award-winning shows, blockbusters, and more. Cost: $10 for alumni and seniors, $5 for children. Click here for tickets or more information.

Bridges Auditorium (Big Bridges), 450 N. College Way

2 p.m.

The Annual Pomona College Dance Concert
The Annual Pomona College Dance Concert features a rich array of new and reconstructed choreography by senior dance majors, faculty and guest artists. An exceptionally broad range of themes and styles are explored, and the choreography, dancing and design are always at a very high level of artistic achievement in this fine culmination of the Dance Program’s academic year.  Alumni are invited to attend the concert for the student price of $6. The Box Office is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 909-607-4375.

Seaver Theatre, Allen Studio Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave.

8 p.m.

Pomona College Band Concert
Enjoy music by Boysen, Chance, Grainger, Kohn, Jager, Sousa and other musical talents, conducted by Graydon Beeks ’69, with soprano soloist Hayden Eberhart ’07 and viola soloist Cynthia Fogg.

Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 150 E. Fourth St.

DEPARTMENT AND ORGANIZATION RECEPTIONS, OPEN HOUSES & PRESENTATIONS

(departments/offices/organizations listed alphabetically)

American Studies

Senior Thesis Presentations
Enjoy lunch while listening to graduating seniors from across the five colleges present 15-minute presentations of their thesis work. 

Friday, Noon-2 p.m., Mason Hall, History Department Library (106), 550 N. Harvard Ave. 

Art

Senior Thesis Exhibition
Celebrate this culminating event with senior art majors, faculty, friends and family while enjoying live music and light refreshments. Various exhibitions are on display throughout the building.

Friday, 5-9 p.m., Studio Art Hall, 370 Columbia Ave.

Art History

Reception
Mingle with fellow art history alumni, faculty and students and see the current exhibition at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, 11 a.m.-Noon Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave

Asian Languages and Literatures/Asian Studies

Senior Thesis Presentations and Alumni Reception
Join current faculty and students for a reception from 12:30-1 p.m., followed by student presentations. Between 3-4 p.m., Asian Studies majors are invited to join alumni for a reception.

Friday, 12:30-4 p.m., Hahn Hall, Room 108, 420 N. Harvard Ave.

Biology

Experimental Senior Thesis Presentations
Friday, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, Seaver Commons, Room 102, 175 W. Sixth St.

Alumni Reception
Swing by for light refreshments and to meet fellow biology alumni, current faculty and students.

Friday, 3-5 p.m., Seaver Biology Buildimg, Biology Lounge (101), 175 W. Sixth St.

Career Development Office (CDO)

Open House
Stop by to meet the staff of the CDO and learn about the palette of alumni career services and ways for alumni to interact with current students offered by this award-winning office. Open to all alumni thinking about a career transition or ways to assist other Sagehens in developing a bridge from life at Pomona to life after graduation.

Friday, 10-11:30 a.m., Alexander Hall, Suite 143, 550 N. College Ave.

Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Wine and Cheese Reception
Former chemistry and molecular biology students are encouraged to stop by to enjoy cheese and wine and meet with current faculty and students.

Friday, 4-5:30 p.m., Seaver North Student Lounge, Room 106, 645 N. College Ave.

Chicano/Latino Student Affairs

Alumni Reception
Enjoy a casual afternoon celebrating friendship and enjoying tasty refreshments.

Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Tranquada Student Services Center, Second Floor, Suite 2100, 757 College Way

Claremont in Entertainment Media (CEM)

10th Anniversary CEM Alumni Panel
Join the CEM Alumni Group for a panel discussion on the evolving digital media landscape featuring special guest alumni speakers.

Saturday, 11 a.m., Pitzer College, Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Ave.

Computer Science

Alumni Reception
Stop by for food and drinks and to meet current faculty, students and fellow CS alumni.

Friday, 3-4 p.m., Edmunds Hall, Second Floor, 185 E. Sixth St.

Dance 

Our Way with Words: A Presentation of Scenes and Songs 
Enjoy this special presentation put on by the Department of Theatre and Dance with light refreshments to follow. 

Friday, 3-4 p.m., Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave.

Economics

Alumni Reception
Swing by for food and drinks and to meet current faculty, students and fellow economics alumni.

Friday, 3:30-5 p.m., Carnegie Building, Upstairs Foyer, 425 N. College Ave.

Environmental Analysis

Alumni Reception
Former EA students are invited to a reception to meet and gather with current faculty and students. Drinks and appetizers will be served.

Friday, 2-4 p.m., Edmunds Hall Foyer, 185 E. Sixth St. 

Geology

Senior Thesis Presentations and BBQ
Alumni are invited to join students and faculty for thesis presentations and a BBQ.

Thursday, 4:15 p.m., Edmunds Hall, Room 130, 185 E. Sixth St.

Alumni Reception
Stop by for food and drinks and to meet current faculty, students and fellow geology alumni.

Friday, 4-5 p.m., Edmunds Hall, Woodford Reading Room (234), 185 E. Sixth St.

German and Russian/REES

Senior Thesis Presentation
Enjoy light refreshments while listening to senior theses presentations.

Friday, 1:15 p.m., Mason Hall, Room 5, 550 N. Harvard Ave.

History

Alumni Reception and Senior Thesis Presentations
Stop by and listen to history seniors give 10-minute talks about their theses while enjoying light refreshments.

Friday, 1-5 p.m., Mason Hall, History Library (121), 550 N. Harvard Ave. 

International Relations

Joint Reception with Politics and Public Policy Analysis (PPA)
Swing by to meet fellow alumni, current students and faculty in Politics, Public Policy Analysis, International Relations and Politics programs.

Friday, 3-5 p.m., Carnegie Building Lobby, 425 N. College Ave.

KSPC

Open House and Alumni DJ Hours
Celebrate the sounds of KSPC’s FM broadcast while you enjoy light refreshments, music and fun. If you were a KSPC DJ, you are also invited to come back and play a few of your favorite songs on the air! Bring your KSPC mementos and peruse the photo albums, music library and share your memories.

Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Thatcher Music Building, Basement, 340 N. College Ave.

Mathematics

Alumni Panel
Join alumni and current students for a panel discussion.

Friday, 2-3 p.m., Millikan Laboratory, Emmy Noether Room (1021), 610 N. College Ave.

Alumni and Faculty Reception
Math alumni are invited to meet current department faculty, students and staff.

Friday, 3-4:30 p.m., Millikan Laboratory, Second Floor, 610 N. College Ave.

NIH Pre-Freshman Program Reunion 
Participants in the NIH-funded biophysics/biochemistry/biomathematics program during the summers of 1963 through 1967 and their guests are invited to an informal gathering in the Math Department to meet Dr. Don Bentley, one of the faculty leaders of those summer experiences, share the wonders of interdisciplinary math and science, and to marvel at the changes since 1963.

Friday, 4 p.m., Millikan Laboratory, Math Department Seminar Room (216), 610 N. College Ave. 

Media Studies

Alumni Reception (joint reception with the English Department)
Stop by for food and drinks and to meet current faculty, students and fellow English and media studies alumni.

Friday, 2-4 p.m., Crookshank Hall, Ena Thompson Reading Room, Room 108, 140 W. Sixth St.

Modern Languages

Joint Reception with Oldenborg and the Foreign Language Resource Center
Enjoy the annual reception for those who majored in languages at Pomona, hosted by Oldenborg, the Foreign Language Resource Center and the German/Russian, Asian, and Romance Languages and Literatures Departments.

Friday, 3:30-5 p.m., Mason Hall, Foreign Language Resource Center, 550 N. Harvard Ave.

Neuroscience

Neuroscience Senior Thesis Presentations
Join fellow neuroscience alumni and current faculty and students to hear about the thesis research completed this year in the laboratories of the current Neuroscience Department and enjoy a continental breakfast. 

Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hahn Hall, 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave.

Neuroscience Department Lunch 
Join neuroscience faculty, staff and current seniors for lunch.

Friday, 12:45 p.m., Hahn Hall, Room 101, 420 N. Harvard Ave.

Philosophy

Philosophy Department Alumni Reception
Meet current faculty and students and catch up with fellow philosophy alumni.

Friday, 4-5:30 p.m., Pearsons Hall, Room 101, 551 N. College Ave.

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

Annual Dinner
Join fellow PPE alumni, current students and faculty members for the annual PPE banquet in honor of this year’s graduating seniors, who will speak informally about their theses and the process of creating them. Space is limited. 

Thursday, 5:45-7 p.m., Seaver House, 305 N. College Ave.

Physics and Astronomy

Senior Thesis Presentations
Hear 15-minute presentations from students on their senior thesis projects with a short question and answer session to follow.

Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Millikan Laboratory, Argue Auditorium (1051), 610 N. College Ave.

Phys Fest
The sixth annual Physics Festival features student projects, performing artists, contra dancing, and a large variety of music and bands. (In case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside Millikan Hall). 

Thursday, 7-10 p.m., Millikan Laboratory Courtyard, 610 N. College Ave.

Alumni Reception
Meet current faculty and students and catch up with fellow physics and astronomy alumni.

Friday, 3-5 p.m., Millikan Laboratory Lobby (outside Auditorium 1051)

Planetarium Shows
Journey through an incredible galaxy tour from the comfort of Pomona’s new digital planetarium. Please check the Physics & Astronomy Department website for sign-up sheets.

Friday, 5 p.m. & 6 p.m., Millikan Laboratory, Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium, 610 N. College Ave. 

Antikythera Mechanism Talk by Elijah Quetin
The Antikythera Mechanism is the world’s oldest known computer, built over 2,000 years ago to make physical predictions about the universe, specifically about the exact times and types of eclipses.  In anticipation of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse visible to large portions of the United States, come hear the brilliant story of how astronomers, archaeologists, sponge divers, x-ray technicians, artists, classicists and mathematicians have collaborated to decipher the intricate workings of a machine that has disrupted and transformed our understandings of technology and history.

Friday, 8 p.m., Millikan Laboratory, Argue Auditorium (1051), 610 N. College Ave. 

Star Gazing with Astronomy Professor Alma Zook ’72

Enjoy a night of observing with Professor Alma Zook. 

Friday, 8:45 p.m., Sontag Greek Theatre, Brackett Observatory, 400 Amherst Ave. (weather permitting).

Alfred Kwok Memorial Reception
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Alfred Kwok passed away in September of 2016 while on a trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Known as a source of energy and excitement, and for his love of teaching, Kwok influenced the lives of many students and helped shape the Physics department at Pomona. Join alumni, students and faculty to honor and celebrate his life. Remembrances continue at the reception in the Millikan Courtyard. 

Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Millikan Laboratory, Argue Auditorium 1051 (Memorial) and Courtyard (Reception), 610 N. College Ave.

Politics

Joint Reception with International Relations and Public Policy Analysis (PPA)
Swing by to meet fellow alumni, students and faculty in Public Policy Analysis, International Relations and Politics programs.

Friday, 3-5 p.m., Carnegie Building Lobby, 425 N. College Ave.

Psychology

Senior Thesis Presentations
Join us for student presentations. Alumni reception to immediately follow.

Friday, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m., Lincoln Hall, Room 1135 (presentations) and First Floor Lounge (luncheon), 647 N. College Way

Public Policy Analysis (PPA)

Joint Reception with International Relations and Politics
Swing by to meet fellow alumni, students and faculty in Public Policy Analysis, International Relations and Politics programs.

Friday, 3-5 p.m., Carnegie Building Lobby, 425 N. College Ave.

Quantitative Skills Center

Quantitative Skills Center Open House
Stop by for a visit and check out check out the Center, as well as the resources available to students.

Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Smith Campus Center, Room 228, 170 E. Sixth St.

Religious Studies

Senior Thesis Presentations
Enjoy lunch while you listen to students present their senior theses. Brunch will be served.

Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Pearsons Hall, Room 202, 551 N. College Ave.

Alumni Reception
Meet current faculty and students and catch up with fellow religious studies alumni.

Friday, 4-5:30 p.m., Pearsons Hall Lounge, Room 009, 551 N. College Ave.

Sociology

Senior Thesis Presentations - APOLOGIES... EVENT CANCELED
Swing by and listen to students present their senior theses. Lunch will be provided.

Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hahn Hall, Room 214, 420 N. Harvard Ave.

Theatre Department

Our Way with Words: A Presentation of Scenes and Songs 
Enjoy this special presentation put on by the Department of Theatre and Dance with light refreshments to follow. 

Friday, 3-4 p.m., Seaver Theatre Courtyard, 300 E. Bonita Ave.

The Writing Center

Open House
Meet some of the Center’s writing partners and enjoy delicious treats and fun games. 

Friday, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Writing Center, Smith Campus Center, Writing Center, Suite 148

Pomona College Courses Open to Alumni

Please note that space is limited in all classes. All details of scheduled classes are subject to change. If a class is full or not meeting, please choose another class.

9-9:50 a.m.
Education Politics & Policy
David Menefee-Libey
Carnegie Building 107

10-10:50 a.m.
Modern Political Theory
John E. Seery
Carnegie Building 107

Modern Europe Since 1789
Pey-Yi Chu
Pearsons Hall 102

The Social Brain - APOLOGIES... EVENT CANCELED​
Richard Lewis
Lincoln Hall 1125

11-11:50 a.m.
Materials of Music
Eric Lindholm
Thatcher Building 210

Music Theory I
Alfred Cramer
Thatcher Building 109

Introduction to American Politics
David Menefee-Libey
Carnegie Building 107

Student Guide to Alumni Weekend

Thursday

6-7:30 p.m.

Lavender Graduation Ceremony and Reception
Celebrate the accomplishments of The Claremont Colleges LGBTQIA graduates! This annual celebration recognizes the scholarship and community contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally graduating seniors and graduate students from across The Claremont Colleges. Sandra Kim, a Claremont McKenna College alumna, educator, trained life coach and the Founder and Executive Director of Everyday Feminism (an education platform for personal and social liberation) will present the keynote address. Hosted by the Queer Resource Center of The Claremont Colleges.

Claremont McKenna College, Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum (Ceremony) and Athenaeum Courtyard (Reception), 385 E. Eighth St.

Friday

9-10:15 a.m.

Ideas@Pomona: Achieving Success, One Lap at a Time With Penny Lee Dean ’77
Hear Penny Lee Dean engage in a conversation about her decorated career as a record-setting open-water distance swimmer, author and champion of opportunities for women in athletics. As a coach, Dean implemented her groundbreaking training philosophy to guide athletes to world records and championships. While most of us will never become an elite athlete, the advice and life lessons that Dean applied in her own life to overcome strong crosscurrents can provide a roadmap for achieving success. The discussion will be moderated by Lesley Irvine, director of athletics and chair of physical education.

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Ideas@Pomona: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Reducing Natural Disaster Risk in the World’s Most Vulnerable Communities with Brian Tucker ’67
Despite sustained international efforts, human and economic losses due to natural hazards such as earthquakes and tsunami are increasing and are projected to rise in the future. The past decade saw, for example, more than three times as many earthquake-related deaths as the preceding two decades. These losses are increasingly concentrated in developing countries for reasons that include differences in the rate of urban population growth and in the quality of seismic-resistant construction. Why does this matter to industrialized countries and why is much-needed progress so frustratingly slow? In this discussion, Brian Tucker, founder and president of GeoHazards International, and Tahir Andrabi, the Stedman-Sumner Professor of Economics at Pomona, will describe why reducing this natural disaster risk is important and how the application of both STEM and humanities approaches is helping to accelerate progress.

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

Noon-1 p.m.

Lunch at Oldenborg Language Tables
Join us for lunch at Oldenborg where students gather daily at their favorite language tables within the dining hall and converse with fellow students, faculty and staff. Friday’s schedule includes six languages taught at Pomona (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish), as well as Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Swahili and Swedish. No English is allowed at tables. Cost: $8 (cash only, payable at the door).

Oldenborg Dining Hall (north side), 350 N. College Way

Noon-1 p.m.

Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium (OLC)
Join novelist and editor Yi Shun Lai for this special OLC as she discusses themes from her first novel-Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu, published in 2016. Lai, a novelist and editor, examines themes related to communication across languages and cultures. Cost: $8 (cash only, payable at the door).

Oldenborg Dining Hall (south side), 350 N. College Way

1:15-2:15 p.m.

The Shame of Satire with David Misch '72
Join David Misch (Mork & Mindy, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Saturday Night Live, Funny: The Book) as he calls on references from South Park to the Russian Orthodox Church to examine the unique ways satire deals with society’s taboos, and explores the ways current satirical comedians like John Oliver, Samantha Bee and Trevor Noah may be ushering in a new Golden Age of this comedic form.

Crookshank Hall, Room 10, 140 E. Sixth St.

1:15-2:30 p.m.

Ideas@Pomona: A Conversation with Judge Richard Taranto '77
Hear Judge Richard Taranto ’77 engage in a conversation about his distinguished career in law, culminating with his current appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by former President Barack Obama in 2013. An expert in appellate advocacy, Taranto will be joined by April Xiaoyi Xu ’18, a politics major and the Editor-in-Chief of the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy, an undergraduate academic journal that produces three print editions yearly and five to seven web articles weekly, with submissions from across the United States and overseas. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Delta Pi, the 2016 recipient of the Iberian Grant, and a Pomona College Student Ambassador.

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

2:45-4 p.m.

Ideas@Pomona: "Coming Home" with Myrlie Evers-Williams '68
Hear Myrlie Evers-Williams engage in a conversation about her distinguished career as a journalist, leader, acclaimed speaker and activist. A true pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement and a champion for women’s rights, Evers-Williams will be joined by Charles and Henrietta Detoy Professor of American Government and Professor of Politics Lorn Foster, whose research examines issues of race, community and power. 

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

3:30-5 p.m.

Alumni and Student-Athlete Networking Reception
Join fellow Pomona-Pitzer alumni athletes for a meet and greet reception that will also serve as a career networking event for current Sagehens. Meet current Pomona-Pitzer student athletes and share your own career path tips and advice with them. This reception, hosted on the Pitzer campus, includes an opportunity to meet Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education, Lesley Irvine, head coaches and other Athletic Department members.

Pitzer College, Gold Student Center (Multipurpose Room), 1050 N. Mills Ave.

3:30-6:30 p.m.

Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Alumni Reception
Enjoy a casual afternoon celebrating friendship and enjoying tasty refreshments.

Tranquada Student Services Center, Second Floor, Suite 2100, 757 College Way

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Sharing Our Sagehen Stories
Join members of the Alumni Association Board and Associate Students of Pomona College (ASPC) for an interactive discussion including panelists with diverse perspectives on the traditions and values within our beloved Pomona College community. Over the years, there have been changes to the Pomona experience that are celebrated by some and not fully embraced by others. This session will provide opportunities for the respectful sharing of our individual stories as we reflect on our divergent experiences and how change affects our sense of community. This will be a moderated panel discussion with Q&A portions. 

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

5-6:30 p.m.

Asian Pacific Islander Commencement
Join the Asian American Resource Center (AARC) and alumni and guests to celebrate the contributions of seniors of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage. Light dinner and refreshments will be served.

Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge, 170 E. Sixth St.

8 p.m.

Antikythera Mechanism Talk by Elijah Quetin
The Antikythera Mechanism is the world’s oldest known computer, built over 2,000 years ago to make physical predictions about the universe, specifically about the exact times and types of eclipses. In anticipation of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse visible to large portions of the United States, come hear Visiting Instructor in Physics and Astronomy Elijah Quetin share the brilliant story of how astronomers, archeologists, sponge divers, x-ray technicians, artists, classicists and mathematicians have collaborated to decipher the intricate workings of a machine that has disrupted and transformed our understandings of technology and history.

Millikan Laboratory, John C. Argue Auditorium (1051), 610 N. College Ave. 

8:30-10:30 p.m.

Pomona College Alumni of Color Reception 
Join alumni of color, staff and faculty for an evening social with tasty treats hosted at the Draper Center for Community Partnerships. Mingle with alumni of color and allies and learn about the Center's dynamic programs.

Draper Center for Community Partnerships, 735 Dartmouth Ave.

8:45 p.m.

Star Gazing with Astronomy Professor Alma Zook ’72
Join alumni and guests for celestial observations. Weather permitting.

Brackett Observatory, Sontag Greek Theatre

Saturday

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sage Tank Competition and Reception
Pomona Ventures invites alumni and guests to Sage Tank, an annual event for Pomona students to pitch their start-ups to a panel of alumni. The panel will offer advice, criticism…and even money if the pitch is right! Structured similarly to the popular television show Shark Tank, this is an exciting and engaging event for both students and alumni. Competition and judging from 10 a.m.-noon, followed by a reception with contestants in the lobby from noon-1 p.m.

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

LGBTQIA Luncheon: Bridging the Generations
Join 7C faculty, staff and students for the sixth annual LGBTQIA Alumni Luncheon. Come mingle and talk about life at the 7Cs then and now. An RSVP is not required, but is recommended. Please contact QRC Acting Director Al Forbes at Allan.Forbes@pomona.edu if you have any questions. 

Queer Resource Center, Walton Commons, 395 E. Sixth St.

1-3 p.m.

Alfred Kwok Memorial Reception
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Alfred Kwok passed away in September of 2016 while on a trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Known as a source of energy and excitement, and for his love of teaching, Kwok influenced the lives of many students and helped shape the Physics department at Pomona. Join alumni, students and faculty to honor and celebrate his life. Remembrances continue at the reception in the Millikan Courtyard. 

Millikan Laboratory, Argue Auditorium, 1051 (Memorial) and Courtyard (Reception), 610 N. College Ave.

1-3 p.m.

Sagehens of Color Mixer
Join DJ Brandi Garcia spinning in Walker Lounge and connect with fellow alumni and students of color. This is a complimentary event. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Walker Lounge, Walker Hall

3:00 p.m.

Honoring David & Claire Oxtoby and the 2017 Distinguished Service Award Winners
Join the Alumni Board to honor David and Claire Oxtoby for their fourteen years of leadership within the Pomona College community and to celebrate this year’s volunteers, including the 2017 winners of the Alumni Distinguished Service Award: Barbry Amberg Hogue ’72 and JP O’Connor ’72.

Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), 150 E. Fourth St.

3:30-6 p.m.

BLOC Alumni Barbecue
This event will provide BLOC alumni and students with an opportunity to connect with each other over food and drinks.

Harwood Patios Grill, Harwood Court

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Alumni in Education Panel and Mixer hosted by 5C Educate
Featuring: Maribel Gonzalez Cabrera ‘10, Jordan Meyer ‘07, Ajoy Vase ‘07, Matthew O'Connor ‘15, and Hsuanwei Fan ’12, Bryan Coreas ‘11 and Terril Jones ‘80.

Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth St.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Black Alumni Reception
Alumni and guests are invited to join current students, faculty and staff for a reception.

Lyon Garden, 173 E. Second Street (between Thatcher Hall, Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), Rembrandt Hall)

8-10 p.m.

Black Arts Showcase
Celebrate and uplift the work of the many Black creatives we have here on campus and those who have since graduated. Share your experiences within and between the Black community through artistic expression.

Bridges Auditorium, North Patio

9:30-11 p.m.

LGBTQIA Student and Alumni Mixer
Join current students, graduating seniors and alumni from across the 7Cs for a swanky soiree at the Queer Resource Center celebrating the end of the year. For more information, please contact QRC Interim Director, Al Forbes, at Allan.Forbes@pomona.edu.

Queer Resource Center, Walton Commons, 395 E. Sixth St.

Class Specific Information

Class Specific Events

Diamond Sagehen Reunion Classes 1930-1956

Friday

All-Class Dinner w/ President
7 p.m.
Rains Center, Voelkel Gym

Saturday

Class Photo
10:10 a.m. (sharp)
Big Bridges Steps

Diamond Sagehen Dinner
7 p.m.
Hahn Hall, Room 101
VALET PARKING

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

1957

Friday

All-Class Dinner w/ President
7 p.m.
Rains Center, Voelkel Gym

Saturday

Class Photo
9:55 a.m. (sharp)
Big Bridges Steps

Class Pre-Dinner Social
6-7 p.m.

Millikan Laboratory, Millikan Courtyard

Class Dinner
7 p.m.
Millikan Laboratory, Foyer
VALET PARKING

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

1962

Friday

All-Class Dinner w/ President
7 p.m.
Rains Center, Voelkel Gym

55th Reunion After-Dinner Social
8:30 p.m.
Millikan Laboratory, Argue Auditorium (1051)

Saturday

Class Photo
10 a.m. (sharp)
Big Bridges Steps

Sharing Time
10:30 a.m.
Hahn Hall, Room 108

Class Dinner
7 p.m.
Frank Dining Hall, Blue Room

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

1967

Thursday

Reception w/ President David and Claire Oxtoby
5:30 p.m.
President’s House

50th Reunion Welcome Dinner
7 p.m.
Richardson Garden (north of Seaver House)

Friday

Ideas@Pomona: Brian Tucker '67
10:30 a.m.
Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre

Women’s Luncheon
11:30 a.m.
Frank Dining Hall, Blue Room
Pre-registration required.

Ideas@Pomona: Myrlie Evers-Williams '68
2:45 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre

All-Class Dinner w/ President
7 p.m.
Rains Center, Voelkel Gym

50th Reunion Social and Sharing Time
8:30-10:30 p.m.
Thatcher Music Building, Bryant Hall

Saturday

Class Photo
9 a.m. (sharp)
Big Bridges Steps

Sharing Time
9:30 a.m.
Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall

Class Dinner
7 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Edmunds Ballroom
VALET PARKING

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

50th Reunion Hike to Evey Canyon
Following Memorial Convocation
Meet in the parking lot of Evey Canyon

1970

Friday

Class of 1970: 50th Reunion Kickoff (Part 1)
3-4 p.m.
Carnegie Building, Room 214

All-Class Dinner w/ President
7 p.m.
Rains Center, Voelkel Gym

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Saturday

Class Photo
10:15 a.m. (sharp)
Big Bridges Steps

Class of 1970: 50th Reunion Kickoff (Part 2)
10:45 a.m.
Carnegie Building, Room 214

Class Dinner
7 p.m.
Seaver Theatre, Large Studio

47th Reunion Party at the home of Kim Bruce '70 & Fatma Kassamali
Following the class dinner
895 North Mountain Avenue, Claremont

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

1972

Friday

All-Class Dinner w/ President
7 p.m.
Rains Center, Voelkel Gym

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Saturday

Class Photo
9:15 a.m. (sharp)
Big Bridges Steps

Sharing Time
9:45 a.m.
Smith Campus Center, Room 208

Alumni Distinguished Service Awards: Barbry Amberg Hogue '72 & JP O'Connor '72
3 p.m.
Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges)

Class Dinner
7 p.m.
Oldenborg Dining Hall

Star Gazing with Astronomy Professor Alma Zook '72
8:45 p.m.
Bracket Observatory, Sontag Greek Theatre

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

1977

Friday

Ideas@Pomona: Penny Lee Dean '77
9 a.m.
Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre

Ideas@Pomona: Judge Richard Taranto '77
1:15 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre

All-Class Dinner w/ President
7 p.m.
Rains Center, Voelkel Gym

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Saturday

Class Photo
9:20 a.m. (sharp)
Big Bridges Steps

Class Dinner
7 p.m.
Frank Dining Hall, Main Room

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

1982

Friday

All-Class Dinner w/ President
7 p.m.
Rains Center, Voelkel Gym

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Saturday

Class Photo
9:25 a.m. (sharp)
Big Bridges Steps

Class Dinner
7 p.m.
Studio Art Hall, Terrace

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

1987

Friday

All-Class Dinner w/ President
7 p.m.
Rains Center, Voelkel Gym

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Saturday

Class Photo
9:30 a.m. (sharp)
Big Bridges Steps

Class Dinner
7 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Hart Room (upper level)

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center Doms Lounge (lower level)

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

1992

Friday

Alumni Buffet Lunch
Noon
Smith Campus Center, Edmunds Ballroom Patio
(Reserved seating for Class of 1992)

Class of 1992 Dinner
7 p.m.
Walter's Restaurant (310 Yale Ave., Claremont)

Class of 1992 Social at Walter's
9 p.m.
Walter's Restaurant (310 Yale Ave., Claremont)

Saturday

Class Photo
7 p.m. (sharp)
Carnegie Building Steps

Class Dinner
7:15 p.m.
Richardson Garden (north of Seaver House)

25th Reunion Social
9 p.m.
Walker Lounge

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

1997

Friday

All-Class Dinner w/ President
7 p.m.
Rains Center, Voelkel Gym

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Saturday

Class Photo
9:40 a.m. (sharp)
Big Bridges Steps

Class Dinner
7 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

2002

Friday

All-Class Dinner w/ President
7 p.m.
Rains Center, Voelkel Gym

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Saturday

Class Photo
9:45 a.m. (sharp)
Big Bridges Steps

Class Dinner
7 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Sagehen Cafe

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

2007

Friday

All-Class Dinner w/ President
7 p.m.
Rains Center, Voelkel Gym

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Saturday

Class Photo
9:50 a.m. (sharp)
Big Bridges Steps

Young Alumni Food Truck Extravaganza
7 p.m.
Marston Quad

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

2012

Friday

All-Class Dinner w/ President
7 p.m.
Rains Center, Voelkel Gym

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Saturday

Class Photo
10:05 a.m. (sharp)
Big Bridges Steps

Young Alumni Food Truck Extravaganza
7 p.m.
Marston Quad

After-Dinner Social
9 p.m.
Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge (lower level)

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

Return to the Coop 2013-2016

Saturday

Young Alumni Food Truck Extravaganza
7 p.m.
Marston Quad

Sunday

Memorial Convocation
9:30 a.m.
Little Bridges

CLASS PHOTO SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 29 

Please be on time to be sure you’re included…the shutter snaps promptly at your class’s scheduled time.
In case of inclement weather, all photos will be moved to the lobby of Big Bridges and times will be adjusted. Additionally, the photo for the Class of 1992 will be moved to the tent on Richardson Garden (north of Seaver House).

Class Time Location
Diamond Sagehens 10:10 a.m. Big Bridges Steps (south)
1957 9:55 a.m. Big Bridges Steps (north)
1962 10:00 a.m. Big Bridges Steps (south)
1967 9:00 a.m. Big Bridges Steps (center)
1970 10:15 a.m. Big Bridges Steps (south)
1972 9:15 a.m. Big Bridges Steps (north)
1977 9:20 a.m. Big Bridges Steps (south)
1982 9:25 a.m. Big Bridges Steps (north)
1987 9:30 a.m. Big Bridges Steps (south)
1992 7:00 p.m. Carnegie Building Steps
1997 9:40 a.m. Big Bridges Steps (south)
2002 9:45 a.m. Big Bridges Steps (north)
2007 9:50 a.m. Big Bridges Steps (south)
2012 10:05 a.m. Big Bridges Steps (north)

Services & Information

SHUTTLE SCHEDULES

For all hotel shuttles:

HOTEL PICK UP/DROP OFF:  At the main entrance.

ON CAMPUS PICK UP/DROP OFF:  At the shuttle tent on Fourth Street & College Way, just south of Bridges Auditorium.

Please expect all shuttles to depart on time and note that shuttle drivers can make no other stops on campus.  If a shuttle is not at the tent at the scheduled time, please call your hotel at the number listed below. For transportation, please call Yellow Cab at 909-622-1313.

Shuttle schedules subject to change.

Sheraton Fairplex Shuttle Schedule

(909) 622-2220

Friday, April 28

Sheraton Fairplex to Campus
8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m.

Campus to Sheraton Fairplex
9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29

Sheraton Fairplex to Campus
8:30 a.m., 9:20 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 6:40 p.m.

Campus to Sheraton Fairplex
11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 9 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 30

Sheraton Fairplex to Campus
8:30 a.m., 9 a.m.

Campus to Sheraton Fairplex
10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m.

Claremont Doubletree Shuttle Schedule

(909) 626-2411

Friday, April 28

Claremont Doubletree to Campus
8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m.

Campus to Claremont Doubletree
8:40 a.m., 10:10 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 29

Claremont Doubletree to Campus
8:30 a.m., 9:20 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 6:40 p.m.

Campus to Claremont Doubletree
11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 9 p.m.

Sunday, April 30

Claremont Doubletree to Campus
8:30 a.m., 9 a.m.

Campus to Claremont Doubletree
10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m.

Ontario Doubletree Shuttle Schedule

(909) 937-0900

Friday, April 28

Ontario Doubletree to Campus
8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m.

Campus to Ontario Doubletree
9:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29

Ontario Doubletree to Campus
8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

Campus to Ontario Doubletree
9:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m.

Sunday, April 30

Ontario Doubletree to Campus
8:30 a.m.

Campus to Ontario Doubletree
11:30 a.m.

Sheraton Ontario Shuttle Schedule

(909) 937-8000

Friday, April 28

Sheraton Ontario to Campus
9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Campus to Sheraton Ontario
 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 29

Sheraton Ontario to Campus
9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Campus to Sheraton Ontario
 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.

Sunday, April 30

Sheraton Ontario to Campus
9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Campus to Sheraton Ontario
 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.

COOP FOUNTAIN AND STORE, SAGEHEN CAFÉ, HUNTLEY BOOKSTORE

Coop Fountain

Smith Campus Center, Main Level, 170 E. Sixth Street
Hours: Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6:30-11 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

The Coop Fountain sells coffee, sandwiches, burgers, shakes, drinks and snacks.

Coop Store

Smith Campus Center, Main Level, 170 E. Sixth Street
Hours: Thursday, 9 a.m.-midnight
Friday, 9 a.m.-midnight
Saturday, 9 a.m.-midnight
Sunday, noon-10 p.m.

The Coop Store sells Pomona College merchandise, including clothes, glassware, stationery and hats, as well as various snacks and sundries. In celebration of Alumni Weekend, a 20% discount is offered for merchandise in the parent and alumni section.

Huntley Bookstore

Huntley Bookstore, 175 E. Eighth Street
Hours: Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, closed

Sagehen Cafe

Smith Campus Center, Main Level, 170 E. Sixth Street
Hours: Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (lunch served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (lunch served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Saturday, closed
Sunday, closed

CHILD CARE & MOTHER'S ROOM

Child care is offered during Alumni Weekend for infants and toddlers up to age 5. The cost is $35 per child, per day for alumni and guests who registered in advance.

Infant/Toddler Care:

United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont, (909) 625-3810
Enter by the stairs on the southwest corner of the church off Harrison Avenue. The child care room is on the second level. Parents must provide the food, diapers, change of clothes, etc. Additional fees will be charged for late pick up.
Available Friday from 6:30-10 p.m. and Saturday from 5-10 p.m.

Mother’s Room

A space for nursing mothers who prefer privacy. Includes a changing table.
Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Cowart ITS Building, ITB Project Room, 156 E. Seventh St.

RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES

For more information about the services below, please contact The Chaplains of the Claremont Colleges at (909) 621-8685. The services and the Shabbat dinner are held at McAlister Center, 919 N. Columbia Ave. (unless otherwise noted)

  • Friday, 12:30 p.m. – Islamic Prayer (Jum’ah) preceded by lunch at 11:45 a.m.
  • Friday, 12:30-1:15 p.m. (hosted at Oldenborg Dining Hall)
  • Friday, 5:30 p.m. – Shabbat Services – McAlister Center
  • Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Shabbat Dinner – McAlister Center
  • Sunday, 11 a.m. – Catholic Mass
  • Sunday, 4:30 p.m. – Catholic Mass

Additional Information

Directions and Parking

Please park in the southeast parking structure located at 295 E. First St. Parking is not permitted on Claremont city streets from 2-6 a.m. This includes (but is not limited to) College Avenue, Harvard Avenue and Yale Avenue. Cars will be ticketed by the Claremont Police Department for parking on those streets overnight. Learn more about parking and directions.

Policy on Alcohol

For the safety and enjoyment of all members of our community, please adhere to campus policies during your visit. Pomona’s policy prohibits open containers of alcohol or cups containing alcohol in public spaces. In addition, common containers of alcohol (kegs, party bowls, etc.) are not allowed in residence halls or public spaces. (Speaking of residence halls, while we understand that many alumni would like to relive campus life by visiting residence halls, please respect students — many of whom are preparing for final exams — by avoiding campus residences during your visit.)

Restrooms

Facilities can be found in the following buildings: Smith Campus Center, Big Bridges Auditorium, Bridges Hall of Music, Seaver House and Thatcher Music Building.

Sustainability at Pomona

Pomona College is committed to reducing the environmental impacts of all campus operations, including Alumni Weekend. While on campus, please keep your eyes open for opportunities to recycle, turn lights off and otherwise reduce resource use. (Keep an eye out for our new compost bins!) Pomona College Catering and Dining Services, which provides much of the delicious food available throughout the weekend, emphasizes the use of local, organic and otherwise sustainable food options and is committed to reducing landfill waste. Most kitchen scraps are composted at our very own on-campus Organic Farm. These are just a few small ways we’re trying to green Pomona. Thank you for pitching in while you’re here!

Wireless Access on Campus

Wireless access is available at many locations on campus during Alumni Weekend, including the Smith Campus Center, Marston Quad, the Cowart Information Technology Building, Frary Dining Hall and the Seaver House. Choose POM-GUEST from the list of available wireless networks. Problems connecting? Call (909) 621-8061.