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ORIENTATION ADVENTURE

ALL FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS SPEND FOUR DAYS IN SMALL GROUP EXCURSIONS WITH 10 TO 15 FELLOW CLASSMATES BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN AS PART OF NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION.

These adventures take place in, above and around the Los Angeles Basin and the greater Southern California area.

Recent Orientation Adventures

  • Backpacking in the San Gabriel Mountains
  • Exploring LA’s arts and food culture
  • Biking the central Pacific coast
  • Beach camping at Crystal Cove
  • Rock climbing and bouldering
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PITZER ACTIVITIES (PACT)

PAct, THE STUDENT-RUN PROGRAMMING BOARD, ORGANIZES A VARIETY OF ON- AND OFF-CAMPUS EVENTS FOR STUDENTS.

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SNACKIE SNACK:
A TASTY, TREASURED PITZER TRADITION

Every Tuesday at 10:00 pm in the GSC Multipurpose Room, PAct provides a delicious snack.

Most Loved Snackie Snacks

  • Donuts Snackie
  • Cinnabon Snackie
  • Acai Bowls Snackie
  • Thai Food Snackie
  • Boba Snackie
  • Valentine’s Day Snackie (chocolate covered everything)
  • Churros & Ice Cream Snackie (in celebration of the Rockabilly Festival)
  • Soul Food Snackie (in celebration of Black History Month)
  • Earth Week Snackie Snack
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ON-CAMPUS EVENTS

  • Super Bowl Viewing Party
  • Inauguration Carnival
  • Finals Week: In-N-Out Food Truck and De-stress Fest with puppies!
  • Multicultural Formal Dinner
  • Magic Show with Tom Ogden
  • Summertime Pool Party & BBQ with Alumni
  • Comedy Night with Megan Gailey
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FAVORITE OFF-CAMPUS EVENTS

  • Bowling & Pizza night
  • Snow Day at Mt. Baldy
  • Trip to L.A. Zoo & Botanical Gardens
  • Ceramic Painting at Color Me Mine
  • Day in L.A.: The Broad & Grand Central Market
  • Angels v. Mariners baseball game
  • Trip to the L.A. County Fair
  • Beach Day at Crystal Cove
  • Raging Waters, the largest water park in California

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

With over 150 club and organizations offered by Pitzer and the other 5Cs, there’s something for everyone. You’re covered from Filmnatics to the Women’s Brewing Club, and from the Rainbow People Collaborative to Tutors for a Cause.

Pitzer Breakfast Club

Pitzer Breakfast Club

Pitzer's KUYA Movement

KUYA Movement

21
VARSITY ATHLETIC TEAMS
17
INTRAMURAL SPORTS
12
CLUB SPORTS

ATHLETICS

ALONG WITH POMONA COLLEGE, PITZER FIELDS 21 VARSITY ATHLETIC NCAA DIVISION III TEAMS IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE.

MIGHTY SAGEHENS
BaseballM
BasketballMW
Cross CountryMW
FootballM
GolfMW
LacrosseW
SoccerMW
SoftballW
Swimming & DivingMW
TennisMW
Track & FieldMW
VolleyballW
Water PoloMW
Meet Cecil The Sagehen

MEET CECIL THE SAGEHEN

While origins of our beloved mascot date back to 1913, the name Cecil didn’t appear until 1946. Two conflicting stories exist as to how Cecil the Sagehen came to be our mascot.

Pitzer's Club And Intramural Teams

CLUB AND INTRAMURAL TEAMS

Each year, approximately 900 students compete in 17 intramural sports and 12 club sports. Club sports are organized by students from the 5Cs.

EXPLORE WITH PITZER OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

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This favorite campus club provides students with opportunities to access and enjoy the vast outdoor adventure found in SoCal. Students are invited to propose or join day, overnight, weekend and over-break trips.

POA Destinations

Recent POA Destinations

  • Big Sur
  • Point Reyes
  • Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Bryce Canyon, Utah

OFF-CAMPUS

You know the saying: location, location, location. Our surrounding area plays a crucial role in shaping the student experience here. We’re lucky to be located in Claremont, California: a bustling yet small city with a rich history, and a hub of activity just outside of Los Angeles.

Whether you’re a foodie, a mountain biker, an artist, or a skier, there is something for you in Claremont. Looking for fun activities nearby? We have some suggestions:

When you’re feeling more adventurous, Claremont is located approximately:

Claremont has a lot to offer. From community engagement, to outdoor adventure, to research opportunities, to just pure fun, we know you’ll love it.

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CONNECTIONS

When you join Pitzer, you join a broader network of students, alumni, employers, faculty, and family

Alumni, Parents, and Family

Pitzer maintains a thriving community of students, alumni, and the family of students. Parents often volunteer in the Office of Career Services, building a strong support network.

Pitzer also connects current and graduated student with the network of established alumni and parents to aid in finding the right job and career.

Read about some of our recent graduates and established alumni here. You can even meet some by requesting an Admission Interview with one of our Alumni here.

Community

Residence living enables students to share intellectual and educational pursuits while learning to live within a diverse community.

Pitzer and the 5Cs host hundreds of student clubs, affinity and resource groups, and mentoring programs to help you find a new home on campus.

You will also have multiple ways to engage the community through service and action. More information can be found in the Community Engagement Center.

Faculty

Pitzer faculty are passionate leaders in their fields. Hear from a few of them here.

Employers and Organizations

“Provida Futuri” in Action: Pitzer Career Services empowers and equips students and alumni to define and achieve post-graduate success as engaged, socially responsible citizens of the world.

With a robust and continual posting of positions on Handshake, collections of resources for alumniCareer Fairs on campus, winter break Job Shadowing, or even becoming staff at Pitzer College along with many other alumni, students go on to many brilliant career paths.

STUDENT FAVORITES

Class Out in the Community

“A class I took my first year, (Re)Learning Love of the Land, had us volunteer at the California Botanic Garden which introduced me to the immense variety of fun events they have. In addition to volunteer weekends, they have a haunted Halloween garden event, the Acorn Festival run by Tongva elders, and seasonal events for new plantings. It’s the perfect place to go to get away from my other obligations on a beautiful California day (of which we have plenty around here)!” – Vivian Anable Eme ’22

Local Digs 

“The Claremont Farmers Market happens every Sunday morning, and is one of my favorite parts of the Claremont Village. There are so many different stalls with everything from delicious locally farmed fruits and vegetables, fresh almond butter, succulents and plants, and different artisan products like candles and earrings. I try to go weekly and get little treats like fresh baked sourdough or the really incredible hummus and pita from Mom’s Specialty Foods. The farmers market is also a great way to be involved in the Claremont community and meet our neighbors!” – Olivia Landgraff ’22

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

Ever wonder what a day in the life of a Pitzer student was like? Try our Choose Your Own Adventure feature now.