Alumni Listening Tour

The purpose of the Alumni Listening Tour is twofold: to gain a deeper understanding of your experiences, aspirations, and expectations as valued members of the Pitzer alumni community, and to use this knowledge to shape the future direction of our alumni programs. Your insights and perspectives are invaluable, and I believe that by engaging in open and honest conversations, we can create a vibrant and inclusive alumni community that meets the needs of all its members. I am eager to hear your stories, learn from your successes, and better understand the challenges or concerns you may have.  

The Alumni Listening Tour will serve as a catalyst for fostering connections among alumni and strengthening the bonds we share as members of the Pitzer community. Your participation is crucial to the success of this initiative, and I wholeheartedly encourage you to join me on this journey. Together, we can shape the future of our alumni programs and create an environment where all alumni feel valued, supported, and connected.   


We are so excited to invite you to two upcoming alumni regional events—now called Alumni Listening Tour stops—this month in the Bay Area. At each event, you will be able to mix and mingle with local alumni, meet College leadership, and hear from Weinberg Family Dean of the Keck Science Department, UJ Sofia. Please see below for more details and to register.

*Complimentary Registration is open until Sunday, January 21, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
**Please note while registration is free, refreshments are not included.


Happy Hour at Sens Embarcadero

Friday, January 26
5–7 p.m.

4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111


Wine Tasting at Donkey & Goat Winery, Tasting Room & Wine Shop

Saturday, January 27
12–3 p.m.

Bring the family to Berkeley’s first natural winery, crafting wines from sustainably farmed vineyards.

1340 5th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710


COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU!

More details will be shared soon.

March 15, 2024 – Seattle, WA

March 16, 2024 – Portland, OR

April 2024 – East Coast


Please email questions to [email protected].

Alumni Weekend Schedule

Take a peek at what’s in store for Alumni Weekend 2024. Be sure to check this page often for updates.


Thursday, April 25

3–4 p.m.

5–7 p.m.

Senior Art Thesis Exhibition and Opening Reception
Nichols Gallery and Lenzner Family Art Gallery


Friday, April 26

12–7 p.m.

Registration, Information Center, and Pitzer Store
Broad Center, Performance Space

12–5 p.m.

Art Galleries Open House
Nichols Gallery and Lenzner Family Art Gallery

1–2:30 p.m.

Alumni-Student Reception: New Resource Program
Broad Center, East Patio

1–2:30 p.m.

Alumni-Student Reception: Inside-Out Pathway-to-BA
Broad Center, East Patio

1–2:30 p.m.

Alumni-Student Reception: Fulbright Scholars
Scott Courtyard

2–3:30 p.m.

Alumni-Student Affinity Reception: The Pitzer Identity Group Network
The Mounds (Pellissier Mall)
First-Generation College, Black and African Diaspora, Chicanx/Latinx, Native and Indigenous, Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Southwest Asian, Middle Eastern, North African, Queer/Trans/Gender Nonconforming, International, or with disabilities.

3:30–5 p.m.

Alumni-Student Field Group Reception: Environmental Analysis
Broad Center, East Patio

3:30–5 p.m.

Alumni-Student Field Group Reception: Media Studies
Media Center Courtyard

3:30–5 p.m.

Alumni-Student Field Group Reception: Sciences
W.M. Keck Science Center Courtyard

3:30–5 p.m.

Alumni-Student Field Group Reception: Psychology
Scott Courtyard

3:30–5 p.m.

Alumni-Student Field Group Reception: Organizational Studies
McConnell Center, Apron

5–6:30 p.m.

3C Wine Tasting at Scripps College
Elm Tree Lawn

5–7:30 p.m.

Dinner with the Campus Community
McConnell Center, Dining Hall

6:30–8:30 p.m.

50th and 55th Reunion Dinner (Classes 1969 & 1974 hosted by President Strom C. Thacker and Isabelle Thacker
President’s Residence

Private Event.

6:30–8 p.m.

CEC 25th Anniversary Dinner
Gold Student Health & Wellness Center, Multipurpose Room

Private Event.

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Saturday, April 27

8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Registration, Information Center, and Pitzer Store
Broad Center, Performance Space

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Art Galleries Open House
Nichols Gallery and Lenzner Family Art Gallery

9–10 a.m.

Somatic Therapeutic Event with Jacey Rubinstein ’13
Yoga Studio, Gold Student Health & Wellness Center

9–10 a.m.

Rise and Shine Yoga with Michelle Dowd ’90
Brant Clock Tower Lawn

10–11 a.m.

Tour of the Nucleus led by UJ Sofia, Dean of W. M. Keck Science Department
Meet at W.M. Keck Science Center East Entrance

10–11 a.m.

Alumni College Faculty Sessions
Various Classrooms TBA

10–11 a.m.

Children’s Programming
Brant Clock Tower Lawn

10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Saturday Brunch with the Campus Community
McConnell Center, Dining Hall

Pitzer Community Only.

1–2 p.m.

Conversation with President Strom C. Thacker and Alumni Board President Mark Cunningham ‘89 P ‘25
McConnell Center, Founders Room

1–4 p.m.

Children’s Programming
Brant Clock Tower Lawn

2–4 p.m.

Social Justice Speaker/Panel
Gold Student Health & Wellness Center, Multipurpose Room

2–4 p.m.

Short Film Festival presented by Claremont Entertainment & Media 5C Group
George C.S. Benson Auditorium

4–7 p.m.

Taste of Pitzer Alumni Music and Food Festival
The Mounds (Pellissier Mall) & McConnell Center, Apron

7–8:30 p.m.

Sagehen Soiree (Alumni Awards)
Gold Student Health & Wellness Center, Multipurpose Room

Alumni Only Event.

9–11 p.m.

Groove at the Grove House After Party
Grove House Patio


Sunday, April 28

8–10 a.m.

Tour of the Robert Redford Conservancy
Meet at Broad Center, West Entrance

8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Art Galleries Open House with Art Galleries Fellows
Nichols Gallery and Lenzner Family Art Gallery

9–11 a.m.

Alumni Board Open Meeting (hybrid)
Broad Center, Performance Space

Alumni Only Event.

10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Farewell Mariachi Brunch at Scripps
Jaqua Quadrangle, East
$35 via credit card upon entry.

10:30 a.m.–
12:30 p.m.

Community Brunch
McConnell Center, Dining Hall

10:30 a.m.–
12:30 p.m.

7C OBSA Annual Alumni Brunch
OBSA Garden, 139 E. 7th Street, Claremont

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*This information is subject to change without notice. Please email questions to [email protected].

A special message from President Melvin L. Oliver and Suzanne Oliver to the Class of 2020!

Presidential Town Hall for the Pitzer College Alumni Community

Thank you for your interest in joining Pitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver for a virtual Town Hall discussion with our alumni community on Friday, May 1, at noon (PST).

Online registration on ended. Please email [email protected] if you would like to participate.

Paul Faulstich Message

April 2020 Newsletter

Warmest Wishes from Pitzer College

Greetings, Pitzer alumni and families. Wherever you are, I hope you are doing well and staying safe.

During these difficult days, I take comfort in the strength and resilience of our community. I began my Pitzer experience as a student 45 years ago. While I didn’t imagine then that I would become a Pitzer professor and parent, I knew that I had found a rare, wonderful collection of student peers and teachers, drawn together by curiosity, creativity, and a determination to make this world a better place.

Today, I am heartened by the overwhelming acts of kindness from members of our community. Many of you contributed to the Pitzer Student Emergency Fund, and we thank you for that. Our upcoming One Pitzer campaign, launching on Monday, April 13, will highlight the College’s COVID-19 Relief Fund and provide more opportunities for us to support one another during these uncertain times.

At Pitzer, students are asked to wrestle with new ideas, stretch their minds, and apply their ideals to the lives they live. I am confident that we will not only get through this together, but that we will emerge more connected and stronger than ever.

Provida Futuri,

Paul Faulstich ’79, P’15
Professor of Environmental Analysis
Chair, Faculty Executive Committee

Pomona-Pitzer Football Golf Tournament

The Pomona-Pitzer Football Program would like to invite all alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and supporters of Pomona-Pitzer Football to join us for The 4th Annual Pomona-Pitzer Football Alumni Golf Tournament onFriday, May 1!

Sponsorship Opportunities:
$10,000: 3 4-person bundles, Sagehen Swag/Gift, Commemorative Plaque, Lunch w/ Walsh, Signed Football
General Donation Opportunity
$5,000 Tournament: 2 4-person bundles, 2 Sagehen Swag Bags/Gift, Commemorative Plaque, Gunshot Announcement
$750 Hole: Includes 4-person bundle and Sagehen Swag Bag
$125 Lunch Table: Sponsoring a lunch table of current players, a sign printed with their name to put on the table

In-Tournament Competitions–winners to receive Sagehen Football Gifts: Winner of Tournament
4-Person Winner
Longest Drive
Closest to Pin
Best Dressed

Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2020

The Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Hall of Fame will induct five individuals on Saturday, April 11. Our 2020 Hall of Fame inductees are: Ruchi Patel ’09 for volleyball, Jose Cortez ’09 for baseball, David Obert PO’84 for swimming, Megan Prior PO’09 for volleyball, and Nancy Treser-Osgood PO’80 for Distinguished Service.

Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. in the Edmunds Ballroom of Pomona College’s Smith Campus Center at 170 E. Sixth Street, Claremont, CA 91711.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 909.607.4030.

Life after Graduation: A CLS Major in “The Real World”

A 5C multi-generational gathering with Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Alumni in diverse professions with opening and closing performances by La Marisoul and Dorian Wood. There will be pastries & coffee in the morning and a catered lunch in the afternoon. This event is free and open to the public.

We are so glad you will be joining us for this special celebration on Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This event will take place at Scripps College in the Hampton Room, Malott Commons.

*An event schedule will be sent to all registered attendees approx. 2 weeks before the event

We can’t wait to see you there!

Pitzer in San Jose: Cheers to Pitzer!

We are so glad you will be joining us at the Pitzer in San Jose: Cheers to Pitzer! event on Wednesday, January 18, 2020. We can’t wait to see you there! If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Pitzer in Los Angeles: A Young Alumni Toast to Pitzer!

Thank you for registering for A Young Alumni Toast to Pitzer at the Jonathan Club on Wednesday, October 23. We can’t wait to see you there! If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

This event is currently at capacity. To be placed on the waiting list, please email [email protected].

Lindsey Burkart-Lima ’16
Kyle Dalrymple ’17
April Forrest ’18
Mia Hepner ’19
Chance Kawar ’17
Alexander Landau ’18
Bailey Masullo ’15
Marley Reifert ’17
Evan Slovak ’14, Alumni Board
Event Committee

Pitzer College at the Magic Castle

Thank you for your interest in this event. We have reached our maximum capacity. Keep your eyes peeled for future communication of this event next year.