Celebratory Reception

Immediately following the Inauguration Ceremony, all attendees are welcome to attend the celebratory reception on the Pellissier Mall to enjoy light refreshments and music.

Inauguration of President Melvin L. Oliver

The Inauguration of
Pitzer College’s
Sixth President

Inauguration and Investiture Ceremony
Pitzer College
Claremont, California

Saturday, the Twenty-Fifth of March
Two Thousand and Seventeen

Passion. Purpose. Pitzer.

View Inauguration Website

Inauguration Carnival

Pitzer College students host this special carnival in honor of President Melvin L. Oliver for the Pitzer community.

Ticketed Event

Presidential Panel: Liberal Arts Education Amid Political Climate Change

A panel of prominent national scholars discusses the future of a liberal arts education in the new political climate. Moderated by President Melvin L. Oliver.

Art, Science & Environment Walk

The self-guided Art, Science & Environment Walk features faculty and student exhibitions and research at Nichols Gallery, Scott Hall and Broad Center Gardens and the W.M. Keck Science Center.

Staff-Hosted Reception

Immediately following the faculty panel, the Pitzer College’s Staff Council Representatives invite you to a hosted reception to continue the conversation and enjoy light refreshments. 

Faculty Panel: Knowledge and Power: Pitzer’s New Educational Objectives in a Changing World

Faculty Panel: Knowledge and Power: Pitzer’s New Educational Objectives in a Changing World

Faculty panel moderated by Melinda Herrold-Menzies,  associate dean of faculty & professor of environmental analysis

Michelle L. Berenfeld,  associate professor of classics
Kebokile Dengu-Zvobgo, associate dean of study abroad and international programs
Colin Robins, assistant professor of environmental analysis
Ruti Talmor, assistant professor of media studies

A staff-hosted reception will follow the Faculty Panel.

*This is not a ticketed event and is open to the community on a first‐come, first‐served basis.