Pitzer in Ontario House

The Ontario House is a quaint home owned by Pitzer College that houses Pitzer in Ontario classes, serving as an experiential classroom and center for community organizing and activism. Students use college vans to carpool from campus on Tuesday mornings and Wednesdays to the house, which is located six miles from campus at 132 East H St in Ontario. On Wednesdays, students cook and eat a weekly communal lunch between classes and on other days they may use the house to study, relax, or attend or host meetings and events. The Ontario House is a public community space to be shared by Pitzer College and its community partners.


The House also functions as an alternative residence for students who have a particular interest in community engagement and social justice. While preference will be given to students currently enrolled in the Pitzer in Ontario program, graduates of the program or students currently involved with local community engagement efforts or Ontario program partner sites are also invited to apply. Students living at the Ontario House share responsibility for the upkeep, safety, and activities that take place throughout the house and report any issues to the Site Manager. Student residents who live in the Pitzer in Ontario House will be expected to coordinate or participate in a community-based project related to the goals of the Pitzer in Ontario program and act as a community liaison in addition to fulfilling household responsibilities.

Ontario House Student Residents pay 75% of Pitzer College regular double room fees (whether living in single or double-occupancy rooms). If receiving financial aid, residents are responsible for working out details with Financial Aid (909.621.8208) well in advance.


Student Residency Description

Ontario House Residency Application, Spring 2013

For more Information e-mail Arthur Levine or call (909) 607-1268.