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Exchange Students New Student Orientation - Fall 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. LIVING ON CAMPUS
Meet with Residence Life Staff to discuss campus life, living in the residential halls, and learn about becoming an active participant in the Pitzer community.
Broad Hall 210

Thursday, August 28, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CHECK-IN AND MOVE IN
Please pick up your information packet, which includes housing and registration information, and your orientation passport schedule of events.
Gold Center Multi-Purpose Room

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EXCHANGE MEETING & EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
All exchange students must attend. Once you are settled into your new residence hall room, come meet Pitzer students and the other exchange students.   Kebokile Dengu-Zvobgo, Associate Dean of International Programs, will outline Pitzer’s educational mission and learning objectives and how to be successful in your exchange here.  The GPI survey and Critical Incident assignments will be reviewed.
West Hall P106

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. LUNCH
McConnell Dining Hall

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EXCHANGE STUDENT CLASS REGISTRATION AND COMPUTER ORIENTATION
Staff from Information Technology and the Registrar’s Office will share information about the registration process and computing systems available to you.
This meeting is mandatory.
Benson Auditorium, Avery Hall

3:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. ACADEMIC ADVISING GROUP MEETINGS
Meet with Kebokile Dengu-Zvobgo, your faculty advisor, to learn about academic advising at Pitzer and your meeting time for Friday to create your academic plan.  This session is mandatory.

Language Lounge, Broad Hall 208

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. NEW STUDENT FACULTY DINNER
Enjoy a delicious dinner while dining alongside our very own faculty. Take this opportunity to learn about their field of study, courses they are teaching, hobbies, and interests. They will be sure to ask you the same! Pick up your table assignment as you enter the dining hall
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McConnell Dining Hall

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS DESSERT RECEPTION
Join your Vice President for Student Affairs Brian Carlisle, the Student Affairs staff, and our faculty-in-residence for a low-key dessert reception .
Gold Student Health & Wellness Center Patio

Friday, August 29, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ACADEMIC PLANNING MEETINGS
Meet to create your academic plan with your faculty advisor.
West Hall Q100

7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. BREAKFAST
McConnell Dining Hall

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAMS
Arabic, Claremont McKenna College - Bauer South 1.
Meet at the McConnell apron at 7:45 a.m. sharp if you would like assistance in finding your test location.

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. SPANISH PLACEMENT EXAMS
Broad Center Performance Space

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAMS
Chinese (written exam, all levels), Pomona College, Mason 5
Chinese (Oral Interviews), Pomona College, Mason 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6
Japanese (lower level), Pomona College, Mason 19
Japanese (upper division), Pomona College, Mason 15
Meet at the McConnell apron at 8:15 a.m. sharp if you would like assistance in finding your test location.

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAMS
French: Scripps College - Humanities Auditorium
German: Scripps College – Balch 218
Italian: Scripps College – Humanities 202
Meet at the McConnell apron at 8:15 a.m. sharp if you would like assistance in finding your test location.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAMS
Korean, Claremont McKenna College – Roberts North 103
Russian: Pomona College – Mason 102
Latin: Scripps College - Humanities 203
Portuguese: Claremont McKenna College – Roberts South 102
Meet at the McConnell apron at 8:45 a.m. sharp if you would like assistance in finding your test location.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAM
All Exchange Students are required to take this exam unless cleared by the Associate Dean of International Programs.
Broad Hall 210

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon MATHEMATICS INFORMATION SESSIONS AND PLACEMENT EXAM
All students are encouraged to attend this information session to find out about mathematics courses at Pitzer and what courses they need to take for different majors or to fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning requirement. After a short presentation, students who need to take the Mathematics Placement Test will be able to take the online placement exam.
Broad Performance Space, Broad Center

11:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
McConnell Dining Hall

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. DINNER
McConnell Dining Hall

7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. THE DATE AND DISCUSSIONS
This skit performed by students examines the issues surrounding sexual violence on college campuses.  After the performance, students will have a chance to discuss the skit and learn about resources at Pitzer, The Claremont  Colleges and in the community.
Benson Auditorium, Avery Hall

9:30 p.m. - 12:00 midnight 5-COLLEGE Carnival
The Carnival comes to Claremont! Join students from the 5 undergraduate colleges (the 5Cs) in this festive setting with a live DJ, games of skill and chance and lots of snacks.
Scripps College, Sallie Tiernan Field House, Alumnae Field

Follow schedule in Welcome Week and Orientation Handbook beginning Saturday, August 30 and also note the following events:

Monday, September 1, 2014

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EXCHANGE ADVISING LUNCH
Advising lunch with Kebokile Dengu-Zvobgo.  These will occur every Monday throughout the semester.
Private Dining Room, McConnell Dining Hall

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. MANDATORY MEETINGS FOR MEAD, WEST & EAST HALL RESIDENTS
Meet the residents living in your tower or floor and learn what you need to know about being a part of your residence hall community.  Attendance will be taken.
See your RA for location

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CLASSES BEGIN!!
Follow your class schedule you received after registering on Friday


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Come during assigned appointment time (check your folder for your assigned time). Be prepared to turn in copies of your I-20 or DS-2019, passport, visa, Student Health Form and Proof of Insurance
West Hall, Q100 (International Programs Office)

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. OPEN HOUSE AT INTERNATIONAL PLACE
Dessert will be served.
I-Place, Claremont McKenna College

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Come during assigned appointment time (check your folder for your assigned time). Be prepared to turn in copies of your I-20 or DS-2019, passport, visa, Student Health Form and Proof of Insurance
West Hall, Q100 (International Programs Office)

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. DINNER WITH THE PRESIDENT
All new students are invited to join President Laura Skandera Trombley for a delicious dinner! Please see your mentor for your group’s designated arrival time.
President’s Residence


Thursday, September 4, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Come during assigned appointment time (check your folder for your assigned time). Be prepared to turn in copies of your I-20 or DS-2019, passport, visa, Student Health Form and Proof of Insurance
West Hall, Q100 (International Programs Office)