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INFORMATION SESSIONS & TOURS

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A 45-MINUTE INFORMATION SESSION AND AN HOUR-LONG STUDENT-GUIDED TOUR. WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

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  • Information Sessions and Campus Tours are available year round, but the schedule may be altered on holidays, holiday weekends and exam weeks.

 Information
Sessions
Campus Tours
Monday – Friday
(Summer schedule)
9 am
2 pm
10 am
1 pm
Saturday
(Sept to mid-Dec)
N/A9 am
11 am

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR CAMPUS VISITS

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS MAY ADD THESE ENHANCEMENTS TO A CAMPUS VISIT.

INTERVIEW

  • On-campus interviews are available for rising and high school seniors.

CLASS VISIT

  • A variety of classes are available to observe during a campus visit. Please note classes are not in session during the summer months
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OVERNIGHT STAY

The Details

  • Monday through Thursday evenings
  • Requires a seven-day advanced notice
  • Arrive on campus by 4:00 p.m. to meet up with your student host for the evening

Overnight Visit Schedule

  • High School Seniors: September 20 – December 1
  • High School Seniors Who Have Applied:
    February 1 – March 8
  • Admitted High School Seniors: March 19 – April 30

Activities Available

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with current students
  • Student-led campus tour
  • Professor and/or coach visit
  • Evening activities (concerts, plays, sporting events, etc.) taking place during your stay
  • Appointment with a financial aid counselor

GROUP TOURS

The Details

  • Available for groups of 10 to 30 high school students from secondary schools and community-based organizations. Please provide one chaperon per 15 students.
  • Pitzer does not provide food or meals for the tour.
  • We may not be able to accommodate tour groups arriving more than 30 minutes after the scheduled tour time but are happy to re-schedule as needed.
  • Submit request at least three weeks and up to three months in advance.

Activities Available

  • A 60-minute walking tour of campus.

Interested in a Group Tour of the Claremont Colleges?

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GETTING TO CAMPUS

FIND THE OFFICE OF ADMISSION

The Office of Admission is located on the first floor of Pitzer Hall. Parking is available in the East Mesa parking lot. Bringing your electric car to campus? Charging stations are available for our guests in front of the Office. Stop by the lobby of the Office of Admission for an access card.

TRAVEL RESOURCES

Local Airports

  • Ontario International Airport: 15 minutes from campus. Commercial shuttle service to campus is available.
  • Los Angeles International Airport: About one hour and 15 minutes from campus (assuming minimal traffic). Commercial shuttle service to campus is available.
  • John Wayne International Airport: Approximately one hour from campus.

Shuttle Service

  • Approximately $25 between Ontario International Airport and Pitzer College.
  • Approximately $60 to $100 between LAX and Pitzer College.

Hotels and Lodging

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Metrolink & Bus Service

  • Claremont’s transit center offers commuter rail service and bus service to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and many other Southern California destinations.
  • An Amtrak Train station and Greyhound Bus depot are also located within a few miles of campus.

CAN’T MAKE IT TO CAMPUS?

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The Claremont Colleges Receptions

The Claremont Colleges invite you to attend an information session hosted by admission representatives from Claremont McKennaHarvey MuddPitzerPomona, and Scripps Colleges. Admission officers will discuss the benefits of attending each individual college, as well as the advantages of participating in one of the strongest and most cohesive college consortia in the nation. The program will include a media presentation, individual college information presentations, a general question-and-answer session, and time at the end of the program for you to speak individually with each college.

 

Upcoming Receptions

 

Portland, OR

Saturday, August 18, 2018
The Benson Hotel
309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
12:30 p.m. – Registration
1:00 p.m. – Program

Seattle, WA

Sunday, August 19, 2018
SeaTac Marriott
3201 S 176th Street
Seattle, WA 98188
12:30 p.m. – Registration
1:00 p.m. – Program

 

Minneapolis, MN

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Marriott Minneapolis West
9960 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program 
Complimentary parking available at the hotel

 

REGISTER FOR A RECEPTION

Come talk with…

Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Connecticut College
New London, CT

Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA

Haverford College
Haverford, PA

Kenyon College
Gambier, OH

Macalester College
St. Paul, MN

Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY

The deans and directors of admission of eight nationally recognized colleges invite you and your parents to a reception. The colleges each have an undergraduate-focused educational experience replete with a low student-faculty ratio, an intimate learning environment, and a challenging curriculum.

The program will include presentations on admission, financial aid, and distinctive characteristics of each college. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about each college individually.