Admitted Student Day 2024

Admitted Student Day 2024

REGISTRATION CLOSED: We have reached capacity for event registration and closed the waitlist for this Saturday.

While we wish we were able to host every student and family for Admitted Student Day, we are a very small college with limited crowd capacity that we are approved to host on campus. We are very sorry that we won’t be able to welcome you this weekend.

The recorded panel sessions for last year’s Admitted Student Day can be viewed on this page below. Our programming is very similar year to year, and these recordings can be a great resource to get to know Pitzer and our programs.

We encourage all admitted students and families to visit our campus on another date that we can accommodate or to connect with us online in the meantime. Please be sure to check out all of our in-person and virtual visit offerings this spring.

An email communication was sent 4/8 to all students on the waitlist for the event to inform that we must close the event waitlist and are unable to accommodate this Saturday any additional guests. 

Welcome

Congratulations on your acceptance to Pitzer’s Class of 2028!

The entire Pitzer community is so excited to host you during Admitted Student Day. Please join us Saturday, April 13th, 2024 to celebrate your accomplishment being admitted to Pitzer and to envision your experience as a Pitzer student.

Our Admitted Student Day is a great opportunity for admitted students and their families to experience what our campus and community is all about, especially for students who have not yet had the opportunity to visit campus! Interact with current students, faculty, and staff throughout the day to get a taste of the day in the life of a Pitzer student, and a taste of our highly ranked campus food. We hope you will join us this spring to see why you can call Pitzer your new home.

Our event will offer various programming ranging from learning more about the academic experience, student life, resources for students, financial aid, campus tours, and much more. In addition, take advantage of the opportunity to visit our location in sunny Claremont, California and learn why you will love going to college in Southern California.

Program Schedule

Financial Aid Appointments

  • The Office of Financial Aid will be available for appointments on Saturday between 9:30am – 4:00pm – you can sign-up for a meeting during check-in. Planning to arrive early? Call 909.621.8208 to schedule an in-person financial aid meeting for Thursday or Friday.

Pitzer Store

  • The Pitzer Store will be located in the Benson Atrium (#4 on Campus Map) throughout the day!
Time Event
8:00am – 8:50am
  • Registration Check-In & Breakfast
    • Location: McConnell Center Living Room, 1st floor (#9 on Campus Map)
    • Breakfast located in McConnell Dining Hall, next to check-in inside
8:50am – 9:00am
  • Welcome
    • Location: Benson Auditorium (#4 on Campus Map)
    • Yvonne Berumen ’97, Vice President and Dean for Admission & Financial Aid
9:00am – 10:00am
  • Current Student Panel – For Admitted Students:
    • Location: Gold Student Center – Multi-Purpose Room (#3 on Campus Map)
  • Current Student Panel – For Parents & Families
    • Location: Benson Auditorium (#4 on Campus Map)
10:15am – 11:15am
  • Academic Panel for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
    • Location: Benson Auditorium (#4 on Campus Map)
      • Faculty Panelists:
        • Brian Keely, Professor of Philosophy, Neuroscience
        • Amanda Louise Johnson, Assistant Professor of English & World Literature
        • Marcus Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Psychology, Director, Global Mental Health Lab
        • Kathy Yep, Professor of Asian American Studies
  • Academic Panel for STEM
    • Location: Gold Student Center – Multi-Purpose Room (#3 on Campus Map)
    • Faculty Panelists:
      • Darin Brown, Assistant Professor of Psychology
      • Sarah Budischak, Assistant Professor of Biology
      • Tessa Solomon-Lane, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
11:30am – 12:30pm
  • First-Year Support Systems Panel 
    • Location: Benson Auditorium (#4 on Campus Map)
    • Panelists:
      • Campus Life & Orientation, Alayna Session-Goins, Lexi Lai
        Athletics, Miriam Merrill
        Residence Life and Housing, Dr. Leticia Romo
        Career Services,  Brad Tharpe
        Student Success, Tasmia Moosani
12:30pm – 1:30pm

1:00pm – 2:00pm

  • Resource Fair (concurrent with first half of lunch)
    • Location: McConnell Center Founder’s Room, 2nd floor (#9 on Campus Map)
    • Chat with and have your questions answered by representatives and students from:
      • Career Services, The Claremont Colleges Library, Center for Community Engagement, Office of Student Affairs, Pitzer College’s Academic Support Services (PASS), Writing Center, Campus Safety, Campus Life & Orientation, and Alumni Engagement.
  • Lunch 
    • Location: McConnell Center Dining Hall, 1st floor (#9 on Campus Map)
Additional Optional Events for More Pitzer!
2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • General Campus Tour

    • Location: Leaving from The Mounds (#12 on Campus Map)
  • Residence Hall Tour
    • Location: Leaving from outside the Admission Office (#19 on Campus Map)
  • Financial Aid 101 Session
    • Location: Admission Office Conference Room (#19 on Campus Map)
3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • General Campus Tour
    • Location: Leaving from The Mounds (#12 on Campus Map)
  • Residence Hall Tour
    • Location: Leaving from outside the Admission Office (#19 on Campus Map)
  • Pitzer Students Meet & Greet Reception
    • Location: Gold Student Center – Multi-Purpose Room (#3 on Campus Map)
    • Join and mingle with current students and fellow admitted students over some coffee, tea, and cookies!
4:00pm
  • Walk to the Claremont Village
    • Informal walk to the village, or stop by to get recommendations for our favorite spots before you leave campus!

Directions & Parking

  • The Office of Admission is located in Pitzer Hall at the northwest corner of East Mesa Parking Lot: here are Google Maps Directions to our building, and visitors can input Pitzer Hall into their GPS for best directions to arrive at our office. You can also visit our Directions website for more detailed written directions.
  • There will be students and staff helping with parking upon your arrival. You may park in the designated Admission Guest parking spots located on the Pitzer Service Road, or anywhere in the East Mesa Parking Lot. You may also park in the Holden Parking lot, located to the west of the Pitzer Service Road.
  • Parking on campus is going to fill up quickly. We recommend arriving promptly so that you have time to park, complete your health screening and documentation review at check-in before the program begins. Overflow parking will be available along the southbound length of Claremont Blvd between Foothill and 6th Street. This is unlimited parking all day. 

Local Lodging

  • The two hotels closest to Pitzer’s campus are the DoubleTree by Hilton and Hotel Casa 425.
  • Given a high volume of visitors in the area throughout April, local hotels will fill up fast. There are several hotels within 20 minutes of campus that should have availability. We recommend exploring options near the Pomona Fairplex, Pomona/Diamond Bar, West Covina, Chino Hills, Ontario, and Rancho Cucamonga.
  • We are also within commuting distance of Los Angeles, and Pasadena is another convenient option for lodging. Please note that driving time from Pasadena in the morning is likely 30-40 minutes, and 45 minutes – 1 hour heading back in the afternoon.

Check Out Admitted Student Day 2023 Session Recordings

Unable to attend this year’s Admitted Student Day? Don’t worry! If you are interested in watching last year’s sessions to learn more, please view the recordings below. 

Current Student Panel

Academic Panel for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

First-Year Support Systems

Academic Panel for STEM