Diversity FAQs

Pitzer College seeks to enroll students whose backgrounds and experiences offer varying perspectives on living and learning in a multicultural world.  In order to accomplish this, we offer this program to encourage students to visit and enroll at Pitzer College. The Fall Diversity Program date will be October 26th through October 28th.

Fall 2017

Who is eligible?

High school seniors from underrepresented cultural backgrounds who attend school in the US.

 

How do I apply?
Please complete the online application. Additionally you will need to upload an unofficial copy of your high school transcript with your application. The application deadline will be announced this summer. Applications will become available in late July.

Who is accepted?
Approximately 50 high school seniors will be invited to an all-expense-paid visit to Pitzer College.

How do I know if my application was received?
Once you apply online, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive an email, please call 909.621.8129.

What will students do on campus?
As a participant of the Fall Diversity Program, you will attend Preview Pitzer Day, date to be announced this summer. Additionally, you will stay in a residence hall with a current student and learn about the admission selection process and how to apply for financial aid. You will also have the chance to meet with faculty, staff and student mentors. You may also interview with an admission officer or senior admission fellow.

Will the program cover the other Claremont Colleges?
While there will be a scavenger hunt around the other Claremont Colleges, this program is geared towards students who are interested in Pitzer College. All students on the Diversity Program are required to attend all planned programming and stay within the parameters of the five Claremont Colleges.

Why should I apply?
The program allows students who might not otherwise have the means to visit Pitzer an opportunity to experience our campus community.

 

Does attending the Diversity Program increase my chances of being admitted to Pitzer?
Pitzer is holistic in its admission approach. A variety of factors are taken into account by admission staff. Attending this program does not guarantee admission to Pitzer.

I cannot attend the program. Are there other opportunities

 

 to visit campus?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer other expense-paid options outside of the Diversity Program. To discover other visit opportunities, click here: https://www.pitzer.edu/admission/visiting-campus/

Who should I contact if I have more questions?              
Please contact Dwayne Okpaise or one of our Diversity Interns. They can be reached by calling (909) 621-8129 or emailing admdiversity@pitzer.edu.
We are excited about your interest in Pitzer College!

How will I get to campus from the airport?
Diversity Program admission staff will pick all fly-in students from the airport Thursday morning, and drop everyone off for their flight on Saturday morning.

I’m a local student. How do I get to campus?
If you are from the southern California area, you can have Pitzer staff members coordinate your travel to campus through bus or train. You will have the opportunity to indicate this on your RSVP form. If you are driving yourself or being dropped off, you will be reimbursed for the mileage. Here is more information on navigating your way to campus. If you are parking on campus during the program, parking is free in the East Mesa Parking Lot adjacent to the Office of Admission.

Will the program cover the other Claremont Colleges?
While there will be a scavenger hunt around the other Claremont Colleges, this program is geared towards students who are interested in Pitzer College. All students on the Diversity Program are required to attend all planned programming and stay within the parameters of the five Claremont Colleges.

Why should I attend?
The program allows students who might not otherwise have the means to visit Pitzer an opportunity to experience our campus community.

 

I cannot attend the program. Are there other opportunities to visit campus?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer other expense-paid options outside of the Diversity Program. You can schedule an overnight visit at another time, here: www.pitzer.edu/admission/visiting-campus

 

Who  should I contact if I have more questions?
Please contact Dwayne Okpaise at dwayne_okpaise@pitzer.edu.

 

We are excited about your interest in Pitzer College!

 

Once Selected…

Diversity Interns will email you requesting more information. Please check your email often.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring the following:
• Picture ID
• Towel, toothbrush & toiletry articles
• Comfortable clothes and walking shoes
• Homework or a book to read
• Sweater or Jacket
• Spending money
• Sleeping bag

 

…and don’t forget to bring a reusable water bottle!

Page last updated on July 21, 2017