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 current high school seniors, and prospective transfer and New Resources students (23+). A select list of Spring 2018 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

 

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