vASD Schedule

Virtual Admitted Student Day 2020 Schedule

*Missed the event? Click here to watch the recorded sessions.

If you’re a parent/family of an admitted student, we recommend that you have a separate laptop/tablet/phone ready for the the Pitzer Student Panel for Families at 10:20-11:20 AM. All other sessions can be viewed together!

We also recommend that you take a look at our Campus Resource Fair ahead of time to decide which sessions and Zoom links you would like to join. Our Campus Tours will be offered at 1:45, 2:40, and 3:20 PM at the same time as the fair.

Should you run into any difficulties and need assistance, we will have a Live Chat on our website ( from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM during the program. You can also contact our office at 909-621-8129.

Zoom virtual backgrounds are available to download here. In order for the text orientation to show up properly, you will have to click the option for “Mirror my video”. When the text orientation looks flipped for you, it will show up correctly for everyone else.

Please use the Zoom Links below to join the different presentations. All times shown below are in Pacific Daylight Time.

Time Event Link
9:45 AM Webinar Broadcast Begins
10:00 AM Welcome from Admission & Student Affairs
10:20 AM Pitzer Student Panel for students
Pitzer Student Panel for families
11:20 AM Break!
11:30 AM First-Year Support Systems Panel
12:30 PM Pitzer Faculty Panel
1:30 PM Break or Zoom-ba class!
1:40 PM Campus Resource Fair View the schedule and links
Campus Tour
4:00 PM Closing Remarks

Program Descriptions

Welcome from Admission & Student Affairs
Yvonne Berumen, Vice President for Admission & Financial Aid
Mike Segawa, Vice President for Student Affairs

Pitzer Student Panel for Students
Panelists: Justin Coopersmith ’20, Olivia Landgraff ’22, Andy Nhiv ’23, Danya Saeurhaft ’20, Kaila Teague ’22

Pitzer Student Panel for Families
Panelists: Julia Cohen ’20, Talha Jilani ’20, Kailey McNeal ’21, Eamon Morris ’22

First-Year Support Systems Panel
Dan Hirsch, Dean of Campus Life
Alayna Session-Goins, Assistant Dean of Campus Life
Connie Helland, Academic Coach
Sarah Gilman, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of First Year Seminars

Pitzer Faculty Panel
Brinda Sarathy, Professor of Environmental Analysis and Director of Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability
Ruti Talmor, Associate Professor of Media Studies
Marcus Rodriguez, Assitant Professor of Psychology
Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert, Associate Professor of Biology

Zoom-ba Class
Instructor: Kailey McNeal ’21

Campus Resource Fair
Click here for more information

Campus Tour
Tour Guides: Milena Passage ’22, Jahaan Vaswani ’21, Vivian Anable Eme ’22

Closing Remarks
Meet your admission counselors!

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