The best way to get to know a college is to spend time on the campus. A visit illustrates the range of opportunities available to you at Pitzer and the Claremont Colleges. Tour the campus and sit in on a class! Meet with an admission representative and spend the night on campus! Eat in the dining hall and meet with a coach! Any and all of these options will better prepare you in your college search. We hope you will join us. If you have any problems with the online registration or have any questions please feel free to contact us at (800) PITZER1 or (909) 621-8129.
Please review all your visit options before submitting your online request. We encourage visitors to allow a minimum of two hours for a tour and information session and additional time for an interview and to visit classes. Most classes range from 50 minutes to 90 minutes in length and interviews may last up to one hour.
Day visit options include tours, information sessions, interviews, and class visits.
To schedule a campus visit, click on this link, fill out the form and submit it.
Led by a student guide, tours lasts approximately one hour. You will see all aspects of our beautiful campus including a classroom, a residence hall, the dining hall, Gold Student Center, Keck Science Center, the Mounds, the Grove House and much, much more.
Campus tours are given Monday-Friday at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm year round, and on Saturdays from mid-September through mid-December at 10 am and 11 am. Please be sure to check the visit calendar for schedule changes we may make before a holiday, holiday weekend or during exam weeks.
A 30-minute information session is available for all interested students and parents Monday through Friday at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm year round. The sessions provide an overview of the college followed by an informal Q&A period. Please be sure to check the visit calendar for schedule changes we may make before a holiday or holiday weekend.
Individual interviews provide students with the opportunity to both tell us about themselves and learn more about Pitzer from an admission counselor or admission fellow. Interviews are available for seniors only from June (end of junior year) through mid-December at selected times throughout the day, Monday through Friday. Interviews on Saturday mornings are available by appointment in the fall through mid-December. Students in their senior year are encouraged to schedule their interview in the summer or fall for a more informative conversation.
Interviews are required of Early Decision applicants and must be completed by December 1. Interviews are recommended, but not required, for Regular Decision candidates by December 15.
Transfer students and New Resources students can interview at any time, with some limited availability during certain times of the year.
Spring Diversity Program
As part of our commitment to diversity and intercultural understanding, Pitzer College will host its annual Spring Diversity Program to coincide with the Admitted Student Day program on Friday, April 12 or 19. This program is designed specifically for admitted students from underrepresented racial and cultural backgrounds from across the continental United States. The program will give you an opportunity to experience the distinct atmosphere that sets Pitzer College apart from other colleges while interacting with current students, faculty, staff, and other high school seniors considering Pitzer. If you are selected for the program, you will have your travel and expenses funded. Invites will be provided with the acceptance packets late March 2013.
A one-day visit to Pitzer can be arranged for most weekdays from late September through April during regular class sessions Monday through Thursday and Friday mornings (excluding fall, winter and spring breaks, campus holidays and final exams: please check our academic calendar).
To arrange a day visit, please schedule with us at least fourteen days in advance so we can personalize your visit. Plan to arrive early in the day so you have the time to experience all that Pitzer has to offer.
A day visit includes most facets of an overnight stay. We offer day visits to high school seniors, transfer students, and New Resources students.
To schedule a day visit (tours, information sessions, interviews and class visits), please submit our Request for a Day Visit form. We require fourteen days’ notice for day visits requesting class visits.
An overnight visit to Pitzer is the best way to experience life at the college and can be arranged most Monday through Thursday evenings, from late September through the last week of April when classes are in session (excluding fall, winter and spring breaks, campus holidays and final exams: please check our academic calendar). You will need to arrive on campus by 4:30 p.m. to meet up with your student host for the evening.
To schedule an overnight stay, please submit our Request for an Overnight Visit form. We require fourteen days' notice for overnight visits.
Your personalized overnight visit may include:
- • An overnight stay with a student host in one of the campus residence halls
- • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with current students
- • The opportunity to attend classes
- • An admission interview
- • A campus tour with a student
- • A visit with a professor and/or coach
- • Any number of evening activities (concerts, plays, sporting events, etc.) taking place during your stay
- • An appointment with a financial aid counselor
Please note that due to large numbers of visitors, we are unable to host prospective students prior to their senior year of high school. We are also unable to host transfer or New Resources students.
Please note: Pitzer College is officially closed on Friday, March 29 in observance of César Chavez Day.
Airport, Hotel, Shuttle Service and Arrival Information
Before making your flight arrangements, be sure to check with us to verify the availability of your intended visit date. Plan your flight in order to arrive at Pitzer no later than 4:30 p.m. Ontario Airport is located only 15 minutes away from campus. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a little more than an hour away (without LA traffic!). The LA Metrolink and Amtrak California trains stop in Claremont. For detailed directions to campus, click here. For information on nearby hotels and lodging, click here. For shuttle service from the surrounding airports, please click here for Pitzer’s 15% automatic online discount.