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)


  • 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 will be available soon at the Office of Admission front desk and in the calendar below. For more information, email

  • 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 January 16, 2018