Visiting Campus

Could Pitzer be your home for the next four years? Visit us to find out! Tour the campus, sit in on a class, meet with an admission representative, spend the night on campus, eat in the dining hall and/or meet with a coach! Any and all of these options are available for you to experience the range of opportunities offered at Pitzer and the Claremont Colleges. We hope you join us! If you have any problems with the online registration or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (800) PITZER1 or (909) 621-8129.

Please review all your visit options before submitting your online request. We encourage visitors to allow a minimum of two hours for a tour and information session and additional time for an interview and to visit classes. Most classes range from 50 to 90 minutes and interviews may last up to one hour.

Schedule a Campus Visit
Note: If you would like to cancel or change a scheduled campus visit or interview, please see your confirmation email. If are unable to locate your confirmation email, please call the Office of Admission for assistance.

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  • Info Session, Tour, and Interview Schedule

    Info Session, Tour, and Interview Schedule

    Information Sessions 9 a.m., 2 p.m.
    Campus Tours 10 a.m., 1 p.m, 3 p.m.
    Interviews for prospective first year students, prospective transfer students & prospective New Resources students (ages 23+) 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
    To sign up for a campus tour and/or information session, please register using this event calendar. If you are a rising high school senior or a prospective transfer or New Resources Student and would like to register for an interview, please use our online interview calendar.

    Special Dates (Holidays, Breaks)


  • Tours


    Residence LifeLed by a student guide, tours last approximately one hour. You will see all aspects of our beautiful campus including a classroom, a residence hall, the dining hall, the Gold Student Health & Wellness Center, the Keck Science Center, the Mounds, the Grove House and much, much more.

    Campus tours are given Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. year round, and on Saturdays from September through mid-December at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Please be sure to check the “Visit” calendar for schedule changes that we may make before a holiday, holiday weekend or during exam weeks.

    If campus tours are not offered during the day of your visit, please feel free to use our Walking Tour. The walking tour follows the same route as our tour guides, and is full of helpful information about Pitzer!






  • Information Sessions

    Information Sessions

    A 45-minute information session is available for all interested students and family members Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. year round. The sessions provide an overview of the college followed by an informal Q&A period. Please be sure to check the Info Session, Tour, and Interview Schedule above for schedule changes that we may make before a holiday or holiday weekend.

  • Interviews


    Interviews are available for rising high school seniors (i.e. Class of 2018), prospective transfer students, and prospective New Resources Students beginning in June 2017. To discover all your interview opportunities, click here.

    To register for an on-campus, phone or Skype interview, please visit our online interview calendar.

    To register for an alumni interview, please visit our alumni interview page.

  • Class Visits

    Class Visits

    Class visits are available to current high school seniors, and prospective transfer and New Resources students (23+). A select list of courses is available at the Office of Admission front desk and in the calendar below. For more information, email

    Academic Field Name of Course Availability Time Location Professor
    Anthropology Intro to Sociocultural Anthropology Tuesday/Thursday 115 pm – 230 pm Avery 202 Hartman, Georgia
    Anthropology The World Since 1492 Monday/Wednesday/Friday 1100 am – 1150 am Avery 201 O’Rourke, Harmony
    Art Drawing Tuesday/Thursday 1000 am – 1230 pm Atherton Hall-A105 McCoy, Jessica
    Art Introduction to Studio Art Monday/Wednesday 1000 am – 1230 pm McConnell Center Art Studio Huebsch, Eric
    Art Drawing Tuesday/Thursday 115 pm – 345 pm Atherton Hall-A105 McCoy, Jessica
    Art History Modern Into Contemporary Art Monday/Wednesday 115 pm – 230 pm Broad Hall 210 Anthes, Bill
    Astronomy Elementary Astronomy Monday/Wednesday 115 pm – 230 pm Keck Science-B31 Naftilan, Stephen A.
    Biology Introductory Biology Tuesday/Thursday 935 am -1050 am Avery 201 Spence, Rory
    Biology Introductory Biology Monday/Wednesday/Friday 900 am – 950 am Avery 201 Holt, Jonathan
    Biology Applied Biostatistics Tuesday/Thursday 245 pm – 400 pm Keck Science-1 Smith, David S.
    Chemisty Principles of Physical Chemistry Thursday 935 am – 1050 am Keck Science-1 Fucaloro, Anthony F.
    Chicano Literature Central Americans in the US Tuesday/Thursday 115 pm- 230 pm West Hall P105 Portillo Villeda, Suyapa G.
    Classics Roman Art and Archaeology Tuesday/Thursday 115 pm – 230 pm Broad Hall-210 Lieberman, Leigh
    Creative Studies History of Creative Studies Wednesday 245 pm – 515 pm Fletcher 112 Wachtel, Albert
    Economics Microeconomic Theory Wednesday/Friday 935 am – 1050 am Fletcher 104 Stephens, Emma
    English Survey of British Literature Tuesday 700 pm – 950 pm Scott Hall 230 Bhattacharya, Sumangala
    Environmental Analysis Intro to Environmental Analysis Tuesday/Thursday 810 – 925 am Fletcher 104 Spezio, Teresa
    History Central Americans in the US Tuesday/Thursday 115 pm – 230 pm West Hall P 105 Portillo Villeda, Suyapa G.
    International/Intercultural Studies Decolonization from Below Wednesday 245 pm – 530 pm Fletcher 104 Parker, Joseph
    International/Intercultural Studies Introduction to IIS Tuesday/Thursday 115 – 230 pm Fletcher Hall 112 Tongun, Lako
    Mathematics Calculus 1 Monday/Wednesday/Friday 900 am – 950 am Fletcher 106 Hoste, Jim
    Mathematics Mathematics of Gambling Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10 am – 1050 am Fletcher 106 Hoste, Jim
    Media Studies Popular Music & Digital Culture Monday/Wednesday 9:35-10:50 am West Hall , Q120 D’Errico,Michael
    Media Studies Intro to Media Studies Monday/Wednesday 1:15-2:30 pm West Hall , Q120 Affuso, Elizabeth
    Organizational Studies Organizational Theory Wednesday/Friday 935 am – 1050 am Avery 202 Junisbai, Barbara
    Philosophy Existentialism Monday/Wednesday 115 pm – 230 pm Avery Hall 201 Anderson, Ellie
    Political Studies Political Econ of Global Football Wednesday 700 pm – 950 pm Avery 201 Goldblatt, David
    Political Studies The Olympics: History and Politics Monday/Wednesday 245 pm 400 pm Fletcher 110 Goldblatt, David
    Political Studies Intro to Comparative Politics Monday/Wednesday 1100 am -1215pm West Hall Q 120 Schneider, Mark A
    Psychology Introduction to Psychology Monday/Wednesday 9:35-10:50 am West Hall, ARC Lugar, Tana
    Pyschology Introduction to Psychology Tuesday/Thursday 8:10 am-9:25 am Broad Hall , 214 Larson, Rakel
    Pyschology Introduction to Psychology Tuesday/Thursday 9:35 am -10:50 am Fletcher Hall , 104 Larson, Rakel
    Sociology Sociology and its View of the World Monday/Wednesday 245 pm – 400 pm Scott Hall 230 Bonaparte, Alicia
    Sociology Sociology and its View of the World Tuesday/Thursday 935 am – 1050 am West Hall P103 Alcantar, Cynthia
  • Overnight Visits

    Overnight Visits

    An overnight visit to Pitzer is the best way to experience life at the college and can be arranged most Monday through Thursday evenings, from late September through the first week of March, when classes are in session (excluding fall, winter and spring breaks, campus holidays and final exams: please check our academic calendar). You will need to arrive on campus by 4:00 p.m. to meet up with your student host for the evening.

    To schedule an overnight stay, please submit our Request for an Overnight Visit form. We require 7 days’ notice for overnight visits.

    Your personalized overnight visit may include:

    • An overnight stay with a student host in one of the campus residence halls
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with current students
    • The opportunity to attend classes
    • An admission interview
    • A campus tour with a student
    • A visit with a professor and/or coach
    • Any number of evening activities (concerts, plays, sporting events, etc.) taking place during your stay
    • An appointment with a financial aid counselor

    Please note that due to large numbers of visitors, we are unable to host prospective students prior to their senior year of high school. We are also unable to host transfer or New Resources students.

    Overnight Visit Schedule
    September 20 – December 1, 2017 Open to all high school seniors
    February 1 – March 2, 2018 Open to all high school seniors who applied to Pitzer
    March 28 – April 27, 2019 Open to all admitted high school seniors
  • Group Tours

    Pitzer College offers tours for groups of 10 or more students from secondary schools and community-based organizations. To schedule a tour, please submit your request below at least three weeks in advance. Due to scheduling considerations, we are unable to arrange tours more than three months in advance.

    To find out more, see Group Tours.

  • Airport, Hotel, Shuttle Service and Arrival Information

    Airport, Hotel, Shuttle Service and Arrival Information

    Before making your flight arrangements, be sure to check with us to verify the availability of your intended visit date. Plan your flight in order to arrive at Pitzer no later than 4:30 p.m. Ontario Airport is located only 15 minutes away from campus. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a little more than an hour away (without LA traffic!). The LA Metrolink and Amtrak California trains stop in Claremont. For detailed directions to campus, click here. For information on nearby hotels and lodging, click here. If using a shuttle service from surrounding airports, please click here for Pitzer’s 15% automatic online discount.

Page last updated on November 8, 2017