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

Class visits are available to all student visitors. Below is a list of courses for which we have pre-approval to send prospective students; no RSVP required, but we cannot guarantee the locations, activities, and seat availability for every class. Once you’ve selected a class to visit, make sure you let the Admission front desk know before you go so they can register you and give you a copy of our Class Visit Policy.

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 China: Gender,Cosmology & State 01 M 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-BH-207 Chao, Emily 01/28, 03/04, 03/11
Anthropology History Anthropological Theory 01 T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-BH-204 Chao, Emily 01/22, 03/28, 05/07, 05/07, 03/11
Anthropology Intro Sociocultural Anthropology 01* M/W 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-AV-224 Hartman, Georgia 03/04, 03/06
Anthropology Sex, Body and Reproduction 01 W 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-BD-207 Chao, Emily 03/13, 03/11
Anthropology The World Since 1492 01******* M/W/F 11:00 AM-11:50 AM PZ-AV-201 Segal, Daniel
Art The Surfboard as Art & Culture 01** M/W 10:00 AM-12:30 PM PZ-MC-EART Pantoja, Adrian
Art History The Art World Since 1989 01* M/W 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-BH-210 Ennis, Ciara 02/13
Biology Analyses of Human Motor Skills T/Th 2:45 PM-4:45 PM CU-KS-B31 Milton, John 02/14, 02/21, 04/09
Biology Biochemical Physiology 01 M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM CU-KS-39 Preest, Marion 01/23, 01/28, 02/18, 04/01, 05/01
Biology Biochemical Physiology 01 M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM CU-KS-39 Wiley, Emily
Biology Biochemistry 01* M/W/F 9:00 AM-9:50 AM SC-HM-204 Van Arnam, Ethan
Biology Biochemistry 02 M/W/F 10:00 AM-10:50 AM PO-The Hive-127 Hatcher-Skeers, Mary
Biology Cell Biology 01 T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM CU-KS-101 Tang, Zhaohua 02/28
Biology Genetics 01 M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM CM-BC-PICK Jay, Kyle
Biology Introductory Biology 02 M/W/F 10:00 AM-10:50 AM CM-BC-36 Gilman, Sarah 02/22, 04/08, 02/15
Biology Introductory Biology 03 M/W 9:35 AM-10:50 AM CU-KS-39 Hall, Lucas 02/25, 04/01
Biology Introductory Biology 04 T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM CU-KS-B31 Budischak, Sarah 02/19, 04/04, 05/02
Biology Microbiology 01 T 1:15 PM-5:15 PM CU-KS-B32 Chandrangsu, Pete
Biology Microbiology 01 T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM SC-HM-121 Chandrangsu, Pete
Biology Molecular Biology 01 T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM CU-KS-1 Wiley, Emily
Biology Neuroscience 2: Systems 01* T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-AV-201 Solomon-Lane, Tessa 02/19, 03/14, 04/18
Chemistry Accelerated General Chemistry 01* M/W/F 8:00 AM-8:50 AM CU-KS-127 Williams, Nancy 02/20, 03/13, 04/17
Chemistry Land, Air, & Ocean Science 01* T/Th 2:45 PM-4:00 PM CM-BC-36 Caulkins, Bethany 02/19, 03/28
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 03 M/W/F 10:00 AM-10:50 AM SC-ST-101 Mackey, Joel 04/17
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 04 M/W/F 10:00 AM-10:50 AM CM-BC-25 Ung, Hou
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 05 M/W/F 11:00 AM-11:50 AM SC-ST-101 Mackey, Joel 04/17
Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Rural and Urban Social Movements 01** W 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-BH-214 Calderon, Jose 01/30, 02/27, 04/03
Creative Studies Greek Tragedy in Translation 01 W 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-BE-101 Wachtel, Albert
Creative Studies History of Creative Studies 01 T 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-BE-101 Wachtel, Albert
Economics Economics of Financial Markets 01* T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-FL-106 Germany, David 03/14
Economics Macroeconomic Theory 01 T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-FL-110 Yamane, Linus
English British Women Writrs Before 1900 01 Th 1:15 PM-4:00 PM PZ-ATN-A103 Bhattacharya, Sumangala 02/28, 03/14
English Growing Up “Postcolonial” 01*** T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-AV-202 Lagji, Amanda 04/11, 02/14
English Survey of British Literature II 01** W 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-AV-202 Bhattacharya, Sumangala 02/27, 03/13
English Terror and the Text 01*** T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-AV-202 Lagji, Amanda 02/14
Environmental Analysis Critical Environmental Analysis 01 T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-BD-208 Faulstich, Paul
Environmental Analysis Domestic Environmental Policy 01* T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-FL-112 Spezio, Teresa
Environmental Analysis Intro to Environmental Analysis 01** T/Th 8:10 AM-9:25 AM PZ-SKD-P103 Spezio, Teresa
Environmental Analysis Intro to Environmental Analysis 02** T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-SKD-P103 Spezio, Teresa
Gender & Women’s Studies Construction of Masculinity 01* T/Th 2:45 PM-4:00 PM PZ-SKD-P105 Hirsch, Dan
History Contemp Africa/Digital Archives 01** M/W 1:15 PM-3:45 PM PZ-WST-Q120 O’Rourke, Harmony 03/06, 04/29, 05/01, 05/06, 05/08
History Iran before & after 2 Revolutns 01 T 7:00 PM-9:50 PM PZ-SKD-P105 Rezai, Hamid
History Political Islam, 1798- Present W 7:00 PM-9:50 PM PZ-SKD-P105 Rezai, Hamid
International and Intercultural Studies African Politics 01 T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-AV-224 Tongun, Lako
International and Intercultural Studies Interdis Knwldg & Global Justice 01** W/F 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-AV-202 Parker, Joseph
International and Intercultural Studies Socl & Pol Movmnts in Third Wrld 01 T/Th 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-SC-230 Tongun, Lako
International and Intercultural Studies State/Development in Third World 01 M/W 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-SC-230 Tongun, Lako
International and Intercultural Studies Whose Justice? 01** W/F 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-AV-202 Parker, Joseph
Math History of Mathematcs since 1636 01 M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-AV-202 Lorenat, Jemma 03/04, 03/06
Math Introduction to Statistics 01 M/W 8:10 AM-9:35 AM PZ-FL-112 Lorenat, Jemma
Media Studies Animation as Voice 01 Th 1:15 PM-4:00 PM PZ-SKD-P104 Hutin, Stephanie
Media Studies Fan Culture and Celebrity 01* M/W 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-WST-Q120 Affuso, Elizabeth 03/13
Media Studies Intro to Film 01 M/W 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-WST-Q116 Ma, Ming-Yuen
Media Studies Media Arts for Social Justice 01 M 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-SKD-P104 Lamb, Gina
Media Studies Media Sketchbook 01* T/Th 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-WST-Q116 Lerner, Jesse
Media Studies Mexican Visual Cultures 01 T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-SKD-P104 Lerner, Jesse
Media Studies Silent Film 01 T/Th 2:45 PM-4:00 PM PZ-WST-Q116 Lerner, Jesse
Organizational Studies Negotiating Conflict 01 T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-FL-104 Lewis, Jeffrey
Organizational Studies Organizational Behavior 01* T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-FL-104 Lewis, Jeffrey
Organizational Studies Organizational Life 01* T/Th 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-FL-104 Lewis, Jeffrey
Philosophy Introduction to Philosophy**** T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-SKD-P103 Anderson, Ellie
Philosophy Philosophy of Film**** W 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-BC-208 Anderson, Ellie
Physics Computational Phys/Engineering 01 M 1:15 PM-2:30 PM CM-BC-35 Gould, Scot
Physics Principles of Physics 01 M/W/F 8:00 AM-9:50 AM CM-CC-D1 Landsberg, Adam 02/08
Physics Principles of Physics 01 M/W/F 8:00 AM-9:50 AM CM-CC-D1 Landsberg, Adam 02/08
Physics Quantum Mechanics Computal Appls 01 M/W 2:45 PM-4:00 PM CU-KS-1 Gould, Scot
Political Studies Agriculture/Political Rebellion 01*** W 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-SKD-P105 Barndt, William
Political Studies International Politics 01 M/W 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-SC-230 Bunyanunda, Mann
Political Studies Intro to Comparative Politics 01* T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-SKD-P105 Barndt, William
Political Studies Social & Political Justice 01 M 7:00 PM-9:50 PM PZ-SKD-P105 Rezai, Hamid
Psychology Child Psychopathology 01* M/W 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-BH-214 Phung, Janice 01/30
Psychology Ethics and the Brain 01 T/Th 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-BH-214 Huemer, Sabine 03/14
Psychology Neurodiversity 01 T/Th 2:45 PM-4:00 PM PZ-SC-230 Huemer, Sabine 03/14
Psychology Neuropharmacology and Behavior* M/W 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-FL-110 Borowski, Thomas 02/27, 04/10
Psychology Psychological Disorders T/Th 9:35 AM-10:50 AM PZ-SC-230 Rodriguez, Marcus
Psychology Stereotyping and Prejudice T/Th 2:45 PM-4:00 PM PZ-AV-202 Guillermo, Steffanie
Religious Studies Zen Buddhism 01 W 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-FL-110 Parker, Joseph
Sociology Qualitative Research Methods 01* F 1:15 PM-4:00 PM PZ-BH-110 Zuckerman, Phil
Sociology Sociology & View of the World 01 T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-SC-230 Bonaparte, Alicia 02/19
Sociology The Social Constrctn of Morality 01**** M/W 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-BH-210 Zuckerman, Phil
Spanish Adv. Spanish: Language & Culture 02* T/Th 11:00 AM-12:15 PM PZ-BE-101 Gutierrez, Paula
Spanish Spanish in the Community 01* T 2:45 PM-5:30 PM PZ-BH-210 Gutierrez, Paula
Spanish Strategies of Resistance in Lat 01* M/W 1:15 PM-2:30 PM PZ-BE-101 Gutierrez, Paula