Overnight Visits

Pitzer College offers high school seniors the chance to participate in a structured visit to campus, providing them with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with an interactive slice of the Pitzer experience. These visits take place throughout the day and can include an overnight stay with a current Pitzer student in the residence halls if requested.

All visits begin at 4 p.m. A visiting student should make the Office of Admissions their first stop after parking to grab a visitor parking pass, a drink of water, and their itinerary for the day.

A typical campus visit includes:

  • A 60-minute guided walking tour around Pitzer College, led by a current student.
  • A 45-minute information session, led by an admission counselor or admission fellow.
  • A chance to sit in on one or more classes.
  • Meals in Pitzer’s dining hall, the McConnell Bistro.
  • A unique schedule, created by a student visit coordinator, which includes all desired on-campus activities.
  • Some free time to hang out on The Mounds, grab a cookie at the famous Grove House, and take a breather in a hammock!

A campus visit including all the activities listed above will take at least 4 hours. Visitors should plan their arrival and departure times accordingly. Shorter visits cannot realistically include all potential activities!

Special Information for Overnight Visitors

  • Overnight visits are offered Monday through Thursday during the school year. A visiting student may stay a maximum of one night.
  • Visiting students will be matched with a student host currently living in one of Pitzer’s residence halls, either PAS (Pitzer-Atherton-Sanborn)West & East Halls,or Mead Hall.
  • Visiting students will meet their host at the Office of Admissions at 4 p.m. on the evening of their visit. All overnight visitors must be at the Office of Admissions by 4 p.m. on the evening of their visit.
  • All students staying overnight are required to follow the guidelines set forth in Pitzer’s Student Handbook [PDF] and should familiarize themselves with our community values.
  • Visiting students should bring everything they could possibly need for a night away from home, including a toothbrush, dental floss, any scheduled medicines, a pillow, etc. If a visiting student has the chance to bring their own sleeping bag they are certainly welcome to do so, but the Office of Admissions has both sleeping bags and pads to loan out to visitors.
  • A visiting student should also consider bringing homework assignments to work on during their stay. Although Pitzer’s student hosts are universally friendly and gracious, they are also studious and busy! A visiting student shouldn’t be surprised if they become a weeknight study buddy.

Important Notes About a Visit to Pitzer

  • Your opportunity to visit a class through our visit program should be considered more of a chance to experience a Pitzer classroom than an early start to your intended college major! While we will collect academic interests from visitors on the visit request form, the classes open to visiting students are limited by both time and space. We will try our best to place visitors in a class that aligns with their interests.  If a visiting student would rather visit a different class, they will receive a list of open classes upon their arrival at Pitzer.

Schedule an Overnight Visit

Class Visits

Below is a list of some of the courses offered for students this semester. While we do not currently have virtual class visits available, we do have some upcoming recorded faculty lectures and other opportunities to engage with our classes online. Please check out our virtual connections page for info and these and other opportunities to connect with us.


OUR STUDENT WORKERS RECOMMEND: The number of * indicate the number of our student workers who voted this as their favorite class. Note: this does not represent the whole student body—just a few recommendations!


Academic Field Name of Course Availability Time Location Professor Excluded Dates
Anthropology Intro Sociocultural Anthropology* M/W 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-AV-204 Haxby, Andrew
Anthropology Language, Culture & Society M/W 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-BH-214 Strauss, Claudia 03/11, 02/26
Anthropology Law and Culture M/W 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-SKD-P103 Haxby, Andrew
Art History Art and Animals Th 1:15 PM-4:00 PM PZ-AV-224 Anthes, Bill 03/26
Art History The Art World Since 1989* M/W 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-BH-210 Ennis, Ciara 01/29, 02/12
Art History Theories of Contemporary Art T 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-AV-224 Anthes, Bill 03/24
Art History Trad/Trans Native N American Art M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-BH-210 Anthes, Bill 05/06
Biology Applied Biostatistics M/W 1:15 PM-2:30 PM CU-KS-1 Faldyn, Matthew
Biology Applied Biostatistics T/Th 1:15 PM-2:30 PM CU-KS-1 Ferree, Elise 22-Apr
Biology Biochemical Physiology T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM CU-KS-1 Preest, Marion 02/13, 03/31, 04/28, 04/30, 04/16
Biology Biochemistry* M/W/F 9:00 AM-9:50 AM PO-HIVE-127 Hatcher-Skeers, Mary 02/17, 03/13
Biology Cell Biology T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM CU-KS-101 Tang, Zhaohua Irene
Biology Genetics M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM CM-BC-PICK Jay, Kyle 04/20, 05/06, 03/11, 02/17, Fridays
Biology Intro Computational Neuroscience T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM CU-KS-39 Milton, John
Biology Introductory Biology T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-AV-201 Budischak, Sarah 02/18, 04/02, 04/28
Biology Marine Ecology M/W/F 11:00 AM-11:50 AM CU-KS-39 Gilman, Sarah 2/17, 2/19, 3/11, 3/25, 4/01, 4/15, 5/6
Biology Microbiology T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM CM-BC-1 Chandrangsu, Pete 02/27, 04/30
Biology Neuroscience 2: Systems* M/W 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-AV-201 Solomon-Lane, Tessa 02/26, 04/01, 04/27
Biology Neuroscience I:Cell, Molecular M/W/F 11:00 AM-11:50 AM CU-KS-127 Coleman, Melissa 02/17, 03/09, 04/13
Biology Nutritional Biology M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM CU-KS-1 Ferree, Elise 02/24, 04/22
Biology Selected Topics in Neuroscience T 2:45 PM-4:00 PM CU-KS-101 Coleman, Melissa
Biology Selected Topics in Neuroscience T 2:45 PM-4:00 PM CU-KS-101 Duistermars, Brian
Biology Virology M/W/F 9:00 AM-9:50 AM SC-HM-121 Grill, Larry 02/07, 02/10, 02/17, 02/19, 02/21, 3/2, 3/4, 3/30, 4/1, 4/3, 4/27-End
Chemistry Basic Principles of Chemistry M/W/F 11:00 AM-11:50 AM CM-BC-FOR Fucaloro, Anthony
Chemistry Basic Principles of Chemistry M/W/F 11:00 AM-11:50 AM CM-BC-FOR Fucaloro, Anthony
Chemistry Basic Principles of Chemistry M/W/F 11:00 AM-11:50 AM CM-BC-FOR Fucaloro, Anthony
Chemistry Basic Principles of Chemistry M/W/F 9:00 AM-9:50 AM CM-BC-FOR Van Arnam, Ethan 2/19, 4/1, 4/22
Chemistry Basic Principles of Chemistry M/W/F 9:00 AM-9:50 AM CM-BC-FOR Van Arnam, Ethan 2/19, 4/1, 4/22
Chemistry Basic Principles of Chemistry M/W/F 9:00 AM-9:50 AM CM-BC-FOR Van Arnam, Ethan 2/19, 4/1, 4/22
Chemistry Organic Chemistry M/W/F 11:00 AM-11:50 AM CU-KS-101 Mackey, Joel 02/19
Chemistry Organic Chemistry M/W/F 11:00 AM-10:50 AM SC-ST-101 Ung, Hou 02/14, 03/13, 04/17
Chemistry Principles of Physical Chemistry T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM CU-KS-1 Fucaloro, Anthony
Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Chicana Feminist Epistemology W 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-SKD-P105 Soldatenko, Maria
Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Gender, Race & Class T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-BD-209 Soldatenko, Maria
Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Latina Activism Work & Protest M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-SKD-P103 Soldatenko, Maria
Classics Fantastic Archaeology T/Th 2:45 PM-4:00 PM PZ-BH-210 Berenfeld, Michelle L. 02/18, 03/10, 03/12, 04/23, 04/30
Classics International Cultural Heritage T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-FL-110 Berenfeld, Michelle L. 03/10, 03/24
Computer Science Introduction to Computer Science T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM CM-AD-DAVD Bachman, David
Creative Studies History of the Creative Process T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-BE-207 Wachtel, Albert
Economics Economics of Financial Markets* T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-AV-202 Germany, David 03/12, 03/12
Economics International Money and Finance T/Th 2:45 PM-4:00 PM PZ-BE-101 Bizuneh, Menna
Economics Macroeconomic Theory T/Th 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-BE-101 Bizuneh, Menna 03/24
Economics Money and Banking M/W 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-FL-106 Brown, Bruce 02/26, 04/15
Economics Principles of Microeconomics T/Th 8:10 AM-9:25 AM PZ-FL-106 Brown, Bruce 03/05, 04/16
Economics Principles of Microeconomics T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-FL-106 Brown, Bruce 03/05, 04/16
Economics Statistics M/W 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-FL-110 Pedace, Roberto 03/04, 05/04
English Survey of British Literature II** Th 1:15 PM-4:00 PM PZ-BD-209 Morse, Samantha
Environmental Analysis Critical Environmental Analysis Th 1:15 PM-4:00 PM PZ-BD-PERF Phillips, Susan
Environmental Analysis Domestic Environmental Policy* T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-SKD-P103 Spezio, Teresa 02/06, 3/12, 3/26, 4/2, 4/7, 4/28, 4/30, 5/5
Environmental Analysis EnviroLab Asia: Research/Methods T 1:15 PM-4:00 PM PO-HIVE-127 Park, Albert
Environmental Analysis Intro to Environmental Analysis** T/Th 8:10 AM-9:25 AM PZ-SKD-P103 Spezio, Teresa 02/06, 3/12, 3/26, 4/2, 4/7, 4/28, 4/30, 5/5
Environmental Analysis Intro to Environmental Analysis** T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-SKD-P103 Spezio, Teresa 3/12, 3/26, 4/2, 4/7, 4/28, 4/30, 5/5
Environmental Analysis Science and the Environment T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM SC-HM-204 Faldyn, Matthew
Environmental Analysis Soils and Society M/W 9:35 AM-10:50 AM CU-KS-1 Robins, Colin 02/19, 3/30, Thursdays
Environmental Analysis The Desert as a Place T/Th 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-BD-208 Faulstich, Paul
Environmental Analysis Urban Environments M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-BE-101 Phillips, Susan
Environmental Analysis Visual Ecology T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-SKD-P105 Faulstich, Paul
History Minorities in the Middle East T 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-SKD-P106 Rezai, Hamid
History Popular Protests in Middle East W 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-FL-112 Rezai, Hamid
History THe US in the Middle East Th 1:15 PM-4:00 PM PZ-FL-112 Rezai, Hamid
International and Intercultural Studies Engaging Difference T/Th 2:45 PM-4:00 PM PZ-BH-207 Dengu-Zvobgo, Kebokile 03/03, 04/07, 3/3- 4/7
International and Intercultural Studies Interdis Knwldg & Global Justice** W/F 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-BD-208 Parker, Joe
Math Calculus I M/W/F 11:00 AM-11:30 AM PZ-SKD-P105 Oudich, Ali
Math Calculus II M/W/F 9:00 AM-9:50 AM PZ-FL-104 Oudich, Ali
Math Differential Equations/Modeling M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-FL-110 Bachman, David
Media Studies Embodying Identity in Practice Th 1:15 PM-4:00 PM PZ-WST-Q116 Talmor, Ruti
Media Studies Introduction to Media Studies M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-WST-Q120 Affuso, Elizabeth 04/01, 04/20, 04/22, 04/27, 04/29
Media Studies Media Arts for Social Justice M 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-WST-Q116 Lamb, Gina
Misc. Anarchist History & Thought M/W 4:15 PM-5:30 PM PZ-AV-201 Ward, Dana
Misc. Divine Hiddeness T 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-SKD-P105 Alwishah, Ahmed
Misc. Elementary Astronomy T/Th 1:15 PM-2:30 PM SC-VN-100 Naftilan, Stephen 2/20, 4/9
Misc. Elementary Astronomy M/W 1:15 PM-2:30 PM CU-KS-B31 Paterno-Mahler, Rachel 02/19, 04/08
Misc. Intensive Introductry Portuguese M/T/W/F 11:00 AM-10:50 AM PZ-BE-101 Aristizabal, Juanita
Misc. International Politics M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-AV-201 Herrera, Geoffrey
Misc. Intro to Comparative Politics* T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-AV-201 Barndt, William
Misc. Law and Politics T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-BE-101 Vansickle-Ward, Rachel 03/12
Misc. Politial Thought East&West Intro T/Th 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-BH-207 Snowiss, Sharon
Misc. Science, Politics & Alt Medicine T/Th 2:45 PM-4:00 PM PZ-SC-230 Snowiss, Sharon
Misc. The Criminlztn of Latns & Resist T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-FL-104 Pantoja, Adrian
Misc. US Campaigns and Elections Th 1:15 PM-4:00 PM PZ-BH-214 Pantoja, Adrian
Misc. US Foreign Policy M/W 2:45 PM-4:00 PM PZ-BE-207 Herrera, Geoffrey
Misc. Women and Public Policy M 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-SKD-P105 Schroedel, Jean 03/09, 3/23, 4/4
Misc. Writing the Senior Thesis F 1:15 PM-4:00 PM PZ-SC-230 Scott, Andrea
Organizational Studies Leadership and Social Change T/Th 2:45 PM-4:00 PM PZ-AV-202 Hirsch, Dan 03/31
Philosophy Knowledge, Mind & Existence M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-FL-106 Alwishah, Ahmed 02/05
Physics Electromagnetism T/Th 1:15 PM-2:30 PM CU-KS-39 Marzen, Sarah 01/21
Psychology Child Development T/Th 2:45 PM-4:00 PM PZ-FL-106 Moore, David 02/13, 03/03, 03/05, 03/24, 04/21
Psychology Hist and Sci of Innateness T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-BD-208 Moore, David
Psychology Introduction to Matlab M 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-BH-119 Brown, Darin
Psychology Introduction to Psychology M/W 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-FL-110 Borowski, Thomas 02/26, 04/01
Psychology Neuropharmacology and Behavior M/W 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-BH-207 Borowski, Thomas 02/26, 04/06
Psychology Psychological Statistics M/W 2:45 PM-4:00 PM PZ-BD-208 Brown, Darin 02/12, 03/11, 04/15, 05/12
Psychology Social Psychology T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-FL-110 Guillermo, Steffanie 02/27, 03/10, 03/12, 04/16
Psychology Stereotyping and Prejudice T/Th 2:45 PM-4:00 PM PZ-AV-204 Guillermo, Steffanie 02/27
Sociology Contemporary Central Asia W 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-FL-104 Junisbai, Azamat
Sociology Internship: Soc of Health & Med W 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-SC-230 Bonaparte, Alicia 02/05, 03/25
Sociology Race & Family as Organizations M 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-SKD-P106 Kizer, Jessica
Spanish Adv Conversation through Film T/Th 1:30 PM-2:20 PM PZ-BH-209 Alfaro, Arianna
Spanish Adv. Spanish: Language & Culture M/W 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-BH-110 Alfaro, Arianna
Spanish Adv. Spanish: Language & Culture* T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-BH-110 Gutierrez, Paula
Spanish Environ Issues in Latin America Th 1:15 PM-4:00 PM PZ-FL-110 Aristizabal, Juanita
Spanish Intensive Introductory Spanish M/T/W/F 11:00 AM-11:50 AM PZ-BH-110 Alfaro, Arianna
Spanish Spanish in the Community* T 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-BH-214 Gutierrez, Paula
Spanish Strategies of Resistance in Lat* M/W 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-BE-101 Gutierrez, Paula