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.

Just for fun: Take our Core Values Quiz and find out which Pitzer value you most align with! When you arrive on campus, you can claim a free button so you can represent your core value while you are on campus!

  • 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)

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  • Tours

    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

    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 admission@pitzer.edu

     

    Academic Field Name of Course Availability Time Location Professor Excluded Dates
    Africana
    Studies
    B(l)ack to Nature: Bird Watching W 8:00am-
    11:15am
    RRC  112 Harris, Laura 02/28, 03/07, 03/28, 04/25, 03/14
    Anthropology History Anthropological Theory Th 7:00pm-
    9:50pm
    SKD P106 Segal, Daniel
    Art History Topics Comtemp Art and Animals Th 1:15pm-
    4:00pm
    BH 204 Anthes, Bill 01/25
    Art History Tradition and Transformation in Native North American Art T/Th 9:35am-
    10:50am
    BH 210 Anthes, Bill 01/18,  01/25
    Biology Applied Biostatistics T/Th 1:15pm-
    2:30pm
    CU KS 1 Ferree, Elise 04/24,  04/26,  05/01
    Biology Introductory Biology T/Th 11:00am-
    12:15pm
    CM BC FOR Gilbert, Princess 02/15,  03/29
    Biology Introductory Biology M/W/F 10:00am-
    10:50am
    KS 39 Monroy, Jenna 02/12,  03/09,  04/09,  04/23
    Biology Introductory Biology M/W/F 11:00am-
    11:50am
    AV 201 Ferree, Elise 02/21,  04/04
    Biology Neuroscience I: Cell, Molecular M/W 9:35am-
    10:50am
    CU KS 127 Coleman, Melissa 02/12,  03/26
    Biology Selected Topics in Neuroscience T 2:45pm-
    4:00pm
    FL 106 Coleman, Melissa
    Biology/
    Chemistry
    Biochemistry M/W/F 10:00am-
    10:50am
    SC HM 204 Leconte, Aaron
    Chemistry Introductory Chemistry M/W/F 11:00am-
    11:50 am
    CM BC FOR Fucaloro, Anthony
    Chemistry Organic Chemistry M/W/F 8:00am-
    8:50am
    CM BC 36 Hurlocker, Brisa 02/14,  03/07,  04/11
    Chemistry Principles of Physical Chemistry T/Th 9:35am-
    10:50am
    CU KS 1 Fucaloro, Anthony
    Classics Ancient Colonization Th 1:15pm-
    4:00pm
    ATN A103 Lieberman, Leigh
    Economics Economic Development M/W 11:00am-
    12:15pm
    FL 104 Stephens, Emma 02/21,  02/23,  04/04,  04/06
    Economics Microeconomic Theory M/W 9:35am-
    10:50am
    AV 202 Stephens, Emma 02/21,  02/23,  03/28,  03/30
    Economics Principles of Macroeconomics T/Th 9:35am-
    10:50am
    FL 104 Bizuneh, Menna 02/20,  02/22,  03/27,  03/29
    Economics Principles of Macroeconomics T/Th 11:00am-
    12:15pm
    FL 104 Bizuneh, Menna 02/20,  02/22,  03/27,  03/29
    English Beyond Bars: Against Mass Incar Th 6:30pm-
    9:50pm
    BD 208 Bhattacharya, Sumangala 03/01
    English Intro Wrld Lit Texts on the Move M/W 11:00am-
    12:15pm
    skd p106 Lagji, Amanda 04/11
    English Survey of British Literature II T/Th 2:45pm-
    4:00pm
    BE 207 Bhattacharya, Sumangala 03/01
    English Terror and the Text T/Th 11:00am-
    12:15pm
    Avery 202 Lagji, Amanda 04/12, 04/17
    History History of the Human Sciences W 7:00pm-
    9:50pm
    SKD P101 Segal, Daniel
    History Journalism in America T/Th 1:15pm-
    2:30pm
    AV 224 McConnell, Stuart
    History The Arab-Israeli Conflict Th 7:00pm-
    9:50pm
    BH 214 Rezai, Hamid
    Math Calculus I M/W/F 9:10am-
    10:30am
    FL 110 Basilio, Jorge 02/19, 03/26, 04/27
    Math Calculus II T/Th 9:35am-
    10:50am
    FL 112 Hoste, Jim
    Math Calculus III M/W 1:15pm-
    2:30pm
    FL 110 Basilio, Jorge 02/19, 03/26, 04/25
    Math Combinatorial Group Theory T/Th 1:15pm-
    2:30pm
    FL 110 Hoste, Jim
    Math History of Math before 1636 M/W 1:15pm-
    2:30pm
    BH 210 Lorenat, Jemma
    Math Intro to Statistics M/W 8:10am-
    9:25am
    FL 112 Lorenat, Jemma 02/28, 04/09
    Media
    Studies
    Intro to Digital Media Studies M/W 9:35am-
    10:50am
    BD 208 D’Errico, Michael 03/07
    Media
    Studies
    Media Arts for Social Justice M 2:45pm-
    5:30pm
    WST Q116 Lamb, Gina 01/22
    Media
    Studies
    Media Sketchbook T/Th 11:00am-
    12:15pm
    West Q116 Lerner, Jesse
    Media
    Studies
    Social/Media M/W 11:00am-
    12:15am
    WST Q120 Affuso, Elizabeth 01/17
    Media
    Studies
    Sound Design T/Th 9:35am-
    10:50am
    WST Q116 D’Errico, Michael 03/08
    Organizational
    Studies
    Authoritarian Institutions W/F 9:35am-
    10:50am
    BD 209 Junisbai, Barbara
    Organizational
    Studies
    US Democracy in Comp. Perspective T/Th 1:15pm-
    2:30pm
    AV 201 Junisbai, Barbara
    Philosophy Continental Thought T 2:45pm-
    5:30pm
    BH 214 Anderson, Ellie
    Philosophy Philosophy of Race Th 1:15pm-
    4:00pm
    AV 202 Anderson, Ellie
    Physics Principles of Physics M/W/F 8:00am-
    9:50am
    TBD Landsberg, Adam
    Physics Principles of Physics M/W/F 10:00am-
    11:50am
    TBD Landsberg, Adam
    Physics Principles of Physics M/W/F 1:30pm-
    3:30pm
    TBD Landsberg, Adam
    Political
    Studies
    Anarchist History and Thought M/W 4:15pm-
    5:30pm
    AV 201 Ward, Dana
    Political
    Studies
    Ethnic Politics T/Th 2:45pm-
    4:00pm
    BH 210 Schneider, Mark
    Political
    Studies
    Intro to Devopmental Policy T/Th 11:00am-
    12:15pm
    SKD P105 Schneider, Mark
    Political
    Studies
    Local Democracy W 2:45pm-
    5:30pm
    WST Q120 Schneider, Mark
    Political
    Studies
    Politcs and Arts of Resistance Th 1:15pm-
    4:00pm
    SKD P106 Segal, Daniel
    Psychology Abnormal Psychology M/W 11:00am-
    12:15pm
    SC 230 Luger, Tana
    Psychology Child Development M/W 2:45pm-
    4:00pm
    SKD P105 Banerjee, Mita
    Psychology Introduction to Psychology M/W 11:00am-
    12:15pm
    FL 106 Banerjee, Mita
    Sociology Soc of Health and Med M 2:45pm-
    5:30pm
    SC 230 Bonaparte, Alicia
    Spanish Adv Conversation through Film M/W 1:15pm-
    2:05pm
    BH 209 Alfaro, Arianna

     

  • 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 last week of April, 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 Open to all high school seniors
    February 1 – March 8 Open to all applicants and admitted students
    March 19 – April 30 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 April 2, 2018