Alumni Weekend Schedule

FRIDAY, MAY 3
9 a.m.–3 p.m.Girls Fly! Pitzer Second Annual Inter-Generational Global Women’s Leadership Conference
Various locations around campus
Please join us to connect with Pitzer students, faculty, staff, alumni, community partners, and other special guests on activities related to STEAM (STEM + Arts), leadership, and empowerment. Brought to you in partnership with Girls Fly! and Pitzer’s Community Engagement Center with the support of Pitzer Alumnae Gael Sylvia Pullen ’78, Tricia Morgan ’08, and many more.
10 a.m.Campus Tour with Office of Admission
Pitzer Hall, Admission Office
Meet at the Admission Office for a one-hour walking tour of Pitzer. Additional tours will be given at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
11 a.m.Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous
Smith Campus Center, Room 212, Pomona College
Open meetings: drop-ins welcome. Additional meetings at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.Religious Service: Lunch & Jummu’ah (Islamic Friday Prayer)
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue
Lunch before the service begins at 11:45 a.m.,Jummu’ah begins at 12:30 p.m.
Noon–5 p.m.Registration and Pitzer Store Open
Broad Center Performance Space
Welcome back! Pick up your registration materials and enjoy light refreshments.
Noon–5 p.m.2019 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition
Nichols Gallery and Lenzner Family Art Gallery
We have amazingly talented student artists! Take a stroll through Pitzer’s art galleries and peruse their work.
Noon–5 p.m.Pool open
Gold Student Health & Wellness Center
Join members of the Pitzer community at the Gold Student Center Pool for a heaping helping of vitamin D.
12:15–1 p.m.Friday Noon Concert: Music by Schubert at Scripps College
Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Avenue
The venerable Quartet Euphoria performs music by Austrian composer, Franz Schubert. Veteran music faculty from Pomona and Scripps make up this ensemble. Violinists Rachel V. Huang and Jonathan Wright, violist Cynthia R. Fogg, and cellist Tom Flaherty will have you dancing in the aisles and humming the melodies as you go about your Friday. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open at noon.
1:30–6:30 p.m.CEC and CASA Pitzer 20th Anniversary Celebration
Various locations around campus
The Community Engagement Center (CEC) and CASA Pitzer have put together an afternoon of dedication and celebration for current and past students, community partners, faculty and the CEC and CASA staff. You can look forward to an Opening Ceremony, followed by Alumni Panel: From Pitzer to the Public Sector, Community Cinema: Screening of Student Films, and a Community Celebration Reception. Use the link above to register.
3–5 p.m.Art and Tea Event at the Queer Resource Center
Walton Commons, Pomona College, 395 East Sixth Street
Join LGBTQIA alumni and students for tea and fellowship.
3:30–5 p.m.Pomona-Pitzer Alumni & Student-Athlete Reception at Pitzer
McConnell Center Living Room
Chirp! Pitzer and Pomona alumni athletes are invited to meet with current student-athletes to share stories about how athletic participation enhanced their lives after college.
3:30–6:30 p.m.Open House and Alumni Reception: Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center
757 College Way, Tranquada Student Services Center
Stop by for an afternoon of great food and even better company.
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5–6:30 p.m.3C Wine Tasting
Elm Tree Lawn, Scripps College
Cheers! Enjoy rollicking reds and whimsical whites while mingling with fellow alumni from Scripps and Harvey Mudd. Be sure to try the delicious Meadowcroft Wine from Pitzer Parent Tom Meadowcroft P’20—a crowd favorite!
5–6:30 p.m.Fulbright Reception at Nigel Boyle’s home
Dean Boyle’s home
Pitzer is a national leader in Fulbright awards! Fulbright alumni are invited to meet the newest winners and raise a glass to the 200+ Pitzer Fulbright alumni.
5:30–7:30 p.m.Religious Service: Shabbat Service & Dinner
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue
Shabbat service will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Shabbat dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.. Please RSVP to dshapiro@claremont.edu.
6–9 p.m.Class of 1969 Reception & Dinner at the President’s Residence
President’s Residence, 739 Harvard Avenue
Welcome to the Class of 1969! President Melvin L. Oliver and Suzanne Oliver look forward to hosting alumnae from the Class of 1969 at their home.
6–9 p.m.Class of 1974 Dinner hosted by Gary Kates ’74
Home of Gary Kates ’74 
Classmates and their families are welcome to attend this casual and informal dinner to reconnect before the weekend kicks-off.
6:30–8 p.m.Tacos & Boogie
Scott Hall Courtyard
Celebrate the first evening of Alumni Weekend with music that will make your feet move and tacos that will make your belly happy. Members of the senior Class of 2019 will be invited to share in the fun.
8–11 p.m.Ballroom Dance Gala: Big Bridges Lobby
Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College
Tap your toes and cheer this award-winning group of student dancers from across The Claremont Colleges. Free lesson begins at 8 p.m., performances begin at 10 p.m. Festive attire requested.
9 p.m.Story Slam at the Grove House with the Student Impact Council (SIC)
Outdoor Classroom, Grove House
Join members of SIC, students, and alumni at the Outdoor Classroom for an open mic night. Bring your favorite story to share or listen to student performers.
SATURDAY, MAY 4     
9 a.m.–6 p.m.Registration and Pitzer Store Open
Broad Center Performance Space
Welcome back home to Pitzer! Pick up your registration materials, buy some Pitzer gear, and enjoy light refreshments. Note: Registration will close at 5 p.m. and relocate to McConnell Dining Hall for the Celebration Dinner.
9–11 a.m.QRC Breakfast Social
Walton Commons, Pomona College, 395 East Sixth Street
Join LGBTQIA alumni and students for breakfast. Mimosas available to those age 21 and over.
9:30–10:30 a.m.Rise and Shine: Meditation and Yoga
Yoga Studio, Gold Health & Wellness Center
Good morning, world! Start your day with some mindful stretching with Claremont City Councilwoman—and certified yoga instructor—Jennifer Stark ’98. Limited mats available.
10 a.m.–NoonOpen House: The Leadership in Environmental Education Partnership (LEEP)
Bernard Field Station, 1400 North Amherst Avenue
Take a self-guided tour of the Bernard Field Station and interact with the college students and mentors who lead LEEP environmental education activities for local elementary school children. LEEP is Pitzer’s longest running community partnership.
10:30–11:30 a.m.Open House: Innovative and Flexible Classroom Space
Avery Hall 202
Drop in Avery 202 to experience Pitzer’s newest innovative, flexible classroom. Created by combining two small classrooms, Avery 202 is a model of Pitzer’s vision for interactive, tech-friendly learning environments across campus. Executive Director of Advancement Jim Marchant will be on hand to share more about Pitzer’s Innovative and Flexible Classroom Initiative.
11 a.m.–1 p.m.Brunch
McConnell Center, Founders Room
Like being back in college, without the finals! Have fun reminiscing over a delicious brunch spread while enjoying refreshing mimosas.
11 a.m.–6 p.m.Pitzer’s Latinx Student Union (LSU) 12th Annual Rockabilly Festival
The Mounds and McConnell Center Apron
A Pitzer tradition! The festival features a car exhibition, food trucks, arts and crafts, vendors, and, of course, live music with musicians that encompass the diverse identities of the Latinx community.
11 a.m.Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous
Smith Campus Center, Room 212, Pomona College
Open meetings: drop-ins welcome. Additional meetings at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
12:30–2 p.m.Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS) Boba Social
Center for Asian Pacific American Students, Mead Hall
Visit the Center for Asian Pacific American Students to meet with CAPAS staff, current students, and alumni. Come learn about programming and resources at CAPAS! Boba and snacks will be provided.
12:30–2 p.m.InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the Claremont Colleges Luncheon (5CIV)
Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons, Aviation Room, Harvey Mudd
Reconnect with and meet 5CIV alumni and hear the latest 5CIV news from students and staff. All are welcome to attend this free lunch. Contact Kate Vosburg for more information, khvosburg@gmail.com.
1 p.m.Tennis Alumni Mixer
Rogers Tennis Complex, Pomona College
All tennis alumni are invited to attend this informal mixer at Rogers Courts. Come ready to mingle with other alumni and hit some balls.
1–2 p.m.Class of 1989 “About Time 瞬息” Guided Art Gallery Tour
Nichols Gallery
We have amazingly talented students who will be giving a guided tour of their senior project, “About Time 瞬息”, with the Class of 1989.
1–2 p.m.Alumni Interview Program Reception with the Office of Admission
Admission Office, Conference Room
Did you know alumni around the country are conducting intake interviews with prospective Pitzer students? Come to this reception and learn about one of our most popular volunteer programs with Associate Director of Admission, Owen Wolf and Admission Interview Volunteer, Alejandra Gillette-Teran ’09.
2–5 p.m.Lounge on the Lawn
Brant Clocktower Lawn
You are back in SoCal, so have some fun in the sun! Socialize with friends in the great outdoors while enjoying a variety of activities. We’ll have some sweet treats and yearbooks on display for your viewing pleasure.
2–3:30 p.m.Alumni of Color Reception
Broad Center, East Courtyard 
Celebrate with the Alumni Board’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee while reuniting with friends, establishing new relationships, and reconnecting with mentors, colleagues, and allies. Refreshments will be served.
3–4 p.m.Memorial Celebration for Professor Stu McConnell
Benson Auditorium
Join with members of the Pitzer community to remember Professor of History Stu McConnell who taught at Pitzer for 31 years.
3:30–5 p.m.Beer and Wine Tasting & Class Photos
Scott Hall Courtyard
Cheers! Alumni Brewmasters are back to tantalize the taste buds with this year’s batch of exquisite craft brews. For those who’d prefer a smooth red or cool white, wine will be available, as well. Gather with your classmates and say “cheese” to update those class photos. We will also be joined by the seniors in the Class of 2019!
4 p.m.Catholic Mass
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue
5:15–6 p.m.Alumni & Student Awards
Benson Auditorium
Our Pitzer community is changing the world! Join President Melvin L. Oliver and Suzanne Oliver as we honor our 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Angela Sanbrano ’75 and Young Alumni Achievement Award winner, Mere Abrams ’10, along with our Student Leadership awardees.
5:30–7:30 p.m.Community Celebration Dinner
McConnell Center Dining Hall 
Enjoy dinner in the McConnell Center Dining Hall with live music, open wine and beer bar, and a special toast for those celebrating a milestone reunion. Pitzer students and faculty are invited to join us for this fantastic evening.
6–7:30 p.m.Ballroom Dance Concert 2019: Break-up to Make-up
Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College
Ticket Prices: General: $20, Alumni Tickets: $15, Faculty and Staff: $10, Students (college and otherwise): $5
7–9 p.m.QRC Evening Mixer
Walton Commons, Pomona College, 395 East Sixth Street
Join current students, graduating seniors, and alumni from across the 7Cs to celebrate the end of the academic year. Alcohol will be available for those over 21 years of age.
7:30–11 p.m.Pitzer-Pomona After Party (NEW)
Pitzer Basketball Court
Don’t miss the first, the official, Alumni Weekend After Party! We’ve partnered with Pomona to bring our alumni and Pitzer students together to hang out and dance under the stars. You won’t want to miss this!
7:45–8:45 p.m.Class of 2009 & 2014 Sangria After Sunset
Scott Hall Courtyard
Enjoy the DIY sangria bar before your salsa lesson with dance instructor and Huerta del Valle Co-Founder and Project Manager Arthur Levine ’14. We will raise a glass to your class. Dessert will also be served.
8 p.m.The Claremont Concert Orchestra, Concert Choir, Treble Singers, and Chaffey College Choir
Garrison Theater, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Avenue
Joint Music Program ensembles and guests interpret Mendelssohn’s majestic Lobgesang symphony-cantata. Conducted by David Cubek, with choral preparation by Charles W. Kamm. Admission is free and open to the public.
SUNDAY, MAY 5  
9–10 a.m.Open Alumni Board Meeting
Broad Center Performance Space
Pitzer’s Alumni Board invites all alumni to attend this open meeting chaired by Alumni Board President and Pitzer Trustee Tim Campos ’10. The board will adjourn to closed session beginning at 10 a.m. The breakfast buffet will open for meeting attendees at 8:30 a.m.
10:30–NoonFarewell Mariachi Brunch
Bowling Green Lawn, Scripps College
Join your friends from Scripps at a traditional Mexican brunch with an all-female mariachi band. Tickets are $20 cash, payable at the event.
11 a.m.–1 p.m.Open House: Black Alumni-Student Affairs Event
139 East Seventh Street
Come to the Office of Black Student Affairs Bungalow to tour the space and connect with fellow alumni and students.
Noon–1:30 p.m.Ballroom Dance Concert 2019: Break-up to Make-up
Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College
Ticket Prices: General: $20, Alumni Tickets: $15, Faculty and Staff: $10, Students (college and otherwise): $5
2 p.m.Pomona Spring Dance Concert
Seaver Theatre, Pomona College, 300 East Bonita 
The Pomona Spring Dance Concert features a rich array of new and reconstructed choreography by senior dance majors, faculty and guest artists. An exceptionally broad range of themes and styles are explored, and the choreography, dancing and design are always at a very high level of artistic achievement in this fine culmination of the Dance Program’s academic year. To purchase tickets, contact Mary T. Rosier at mary.rosier@pomona.edu.
2 p.m.The Claremont Concert Orchestra, Concert Choir, Treble Singers, and Chaffey College Choir
Garrison Theater, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Avenue
Joint Music Program ensembles and guests interpret Mendelssohn’s majestic Lobgesang symphony-cantata. Conducted by David Cubek, with choral preparation by Charles W. Kamm. Admission is free and open to the public.


This schedule is subject to change. Please be sure to check back often for any updates.

Additional Information
Sagehen Sports Composite Calendar
The Claremont Colleges Map
Harvey Mudd College Reunion Schedule
Scripps College Reunion Schedule 
Pomona College Reunion Schedule