Face Coverings and Physical Distancing Policy

Cal-OSHA (Division of Occupational Safety and Health) announced changes regarding masking and social distancing on June 24th 2021. Los Angeles County Public Health also revised its health orders to be consistent with State guidance. As a worksite Pitzer is required to follow Cal-OSHA and the state of California compliance standards. In addition to removing physical distancing as a required protocol, the revised masking requirements are largely based upon whether an individual employee has been fully vaccinated. The College has reviewed the new requirements and is, therefore, making the following changes to our current COVID-19 policies. All persons working on campus are required to follow these policies.

Face Coverings

  1. Fully Vaccinated: Fully Vaccinated individuals are not required to wear face coverings outdoors.  At this time face coverings will still be required indoors in alignment with LA county recommendations unless the individual is alone in a room, when eating or drinking (as long as physical distancing of at least six feet can be maintained), or when specific tasks cannot feasibly be performed with a face covering (in which case the face covering may only be removed during completion of that task).
    1. If you are fully vaccinated and would like to continue wearing your mask in any setting please feel free to do so.  The College will continue to supply face coverings to all employees regardless of vaccination status at no cost.
  2. Non-Vaccinated: Non-Vaccinated individuals are required to wear face coverings outdoors when physical distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained. “Non-vaccinated” includes employees who have yet to provide Pitzer with proof of full vaccination status, or whose vaccination has not been verified by Hamilton Health Box.
    1. Non-vaccinated employees are also required to participate in COVID-19 testing once or twice a week depending on your scheduling.  Please see the testing policy for details.
    2. COVID-19 testing is not an alternative to face coverings.
    3. Those who are required to wear a face covering but cannot do so due to a medical or mental health condition or disability, or who are hearing-impaired or communicating with a hearing-impaired person, must wear an effective, non-restrictive alternative (such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom) if the individual’s condition/disability permits it.

Physical distancing requirements:

  1. Other than the physical distancing conditions stated above, the State and County no longer impose any other physical distancing requirements.
  2. Physical distancing is still recommended, please be considerate of those around you and maintain 6ft apart when possible.

Enrollment and Leaves of Absence (LOA)

Spring 3+1 Enrollment Option and Summer Session

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2021 Enrollment Options for Spring and Summer Sessions

Pitzer College has created an optional enrollment pathway for the spring 2021 semester. The 3+1 enrollment option permits students to make academic progress with a reduced course load (3 classes) during spring semester and with an additional (+1) class taken during the six-week Pitzer Summer Session and for the full tuition rate for spring semester. This optional pathway should not alter spring financial aid packages for students who receive financial aid based on full-time enrollment, although students on financial aid are encouraged to discuss their plans with the Office of Financial Aid. Students are encouraged to talk with their advisor about their academic plans, and in this case, how selecting the 3+1 enrollment option may affect their academic progress.

The 3+1 enrollment option is considered full-time enrollment and supplements Pitzer’s usual tuition and enrollment structure in which students take four classes in a single semester. Tuition costs are the same whether students take the usual spring semester course load (i.e., 4 classes) or the 3+1 option: full tuition paid for spring semester. After February 5, 2021, selection of the 3+1 enrollment option is non-revocable and tuition, including for the summer class, is non-refundable.

Students do not have to select this 3+1 option, but it is the only new alternative full-time enrollment option for spring semester. Within this 3+1 option, it is important to note that the +1 summer class must be taken as a regular class through Pitzer’s 2021 Summer Session and students cannot take an Independent Study as their summer class with this option. Graduating seniors who select the 3+1 enrollment option will be eligible for fall 2021 graduation provided they have successfully completed all of their Pitzer and major/minor requirements. Prior to official graduation, the Pitzer Registrar’s Office can provide a letter stating that the student has completed all degree requirements if such verification is required for graduate school or employment purposes.

Specific questions and answers about the 3+1 option and Pitzer’s Summer Session can be found below. In general, questions and answers on the 3+1 enrollment option are listed first and information on Summer Session appear later in the list. If students have questions about the 3+1 enrollment option, they can send them to Dean_Faculty@pitzer.edu with the subject line “3+1 question.” Meanwhile, questions about Summer Session can be directed to Associate Dean Phil Zuckerman at phil_zuckerman@pitzer.edu with the subject line “Summer Session question.”

Q1: How do I select the 3+1 enrollment option?

To opt into 3+1 enrollment, full-time students who have already registered must add the zero-credit course PEND031 PZ – Spring-Summer 2021 3+1 Pathway, and also ensure that they are registered in 3.0 course credits. This action must be taken no later than February 5, 2021. After adding this placeholder summer course, students will be notified that they have selected the 3+1 option. In early March, students will complete the enrollment process by registering for their Summer Session class.

Students who have yet to enroll for spring semester should register for 3.0 spring course credits and also add the zero-credit PEND031 course.

Summer Session is scheduled to run May 24 – July 2, 2021 and the current planned course schedule can be found at www.pitzer.edu/summer/course-schedule/. As always, course offerings are subject to enrollment minimums and caps, and so it is possible that some courses will not actually run or will close.

Q2: What is the deadline for selecting the 3+1 enrollment option?

The decision to take the 3+1 option must be made by February 5, 2021, which is also the last day to add/drop a class for a tuition refund or financial aid adjustment (see www.pitzer.edu/registrar/academic-calendar/), and cannot be changed after that date.

Q3: Will enrolling in 3+1 impact my financial aid for spring semester?

No, students who select the 3+1 enrollment option should not see any changes to their full-time financial aid package for spring semester.  Students on financial aid are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Financial Aid (financial_aid@pitzer.edu) to discuss their plans and options.

Q4: Can I change my mind after February 5 and either opt in or opt out of the 3+1 enrollment option?

No, students must decide to take the 3+1 option by February 5, 2021. After February 5, students can drop a class, but they will not be able to enroll in a summer class as part of their spring registration and tuition bill. They also are not permitted to re-add a spring semester course that they have dropped to take this option.

Students who have selected the 3+1 option can always drop their summer class, but they will not receive a refund or other financial aid adjustment.

Q5: What if I select the 3+1 option but later decide that I don’t want to take the summer class? Can I get a refund for that course?

No, the +1 summer class is non-refundable because it is technically part of spring semester tuition. In Pitzer’s current tuition structure, 3 classes is considered full-time enrollment. If the student who has selected the 3+1 enrollment option decides against enrolling in a summer class or drops their summer class, they will not receive any tuition adjustment or account refund.

Q6: Are there any other special enrollment options, such as 4+1 or 2+2?

No, at this time, the only new enrollment option is the 3+1 option. Students can create their own enrollment options, but these are subject to Pitzer’s usual approval processes and tuition and financial aid considerations. For example, students wishing to pursue a 4+1 option would register and pay tuition for 4 classes in spring semester and then pay separate tuition for their one summer class. A 2+2 option would entail enrolling half-time in spring semester and then paying tuition for two summer classes. Students should be aware that less than full-time enrollment can have implications for financial aid and academic standing.

Q7: Can I arrange an Independent Study class as my summer class in the 3+1 enrollment option?

No, the +1 summer course in this option must be a course that is offered as part of the regular Summer Session schedule. Students can take an Independent Study class during the summer, but these classes are subject to several approvals and are priced separately from Pitzer Summer Session classes; see information at www.pitzer.edu/academics/independent-study/ and www.pitzer.edu/career-services/students/academic-credit-and-the-internship-experience/. The summer independent study form is available at: www.pitzer.edu/registrar/independent-study/.

Q8: Do I have to take the 3+1 option in order to take Summer Session classes?

No. Students who take the 3+1 enrollment option will register for their one summer class in a special pre-registration period in early March. General registration for summer classes will open on March 15, 2021. The planned Summer Session course schedule can be found at www.pitzer.edu/summer/course-schedule/. As always, course offerings are subject to enrollment minimums and caps, and so it is possible that some courses will not actually run or will close. Students who plan to take a summer class(es), should select 1-2 alternative classes in case their chosen class is canceled or closed.

Q9: Can I take my summer class at a different college as part of the 3+1 option?

No, the 3+1 enrollment option requires student to take their +1 summer class in the Pitzer College Summer Session. Moreover, the student must enroll in a regular class and cannot take an Independent Study for the +1 summer class.

Q10: Can I take more than one summer class if I take the 3+1 enrollment option?

Yes. However, tuition for only one summer class is part of this special enrollment option. A student who has selected the 3+1 enrollment option who plans to take a second summer class will have to enroll in that second class in the general summer registration period and pay regular tuition for that class (currently planned at $5200/class).

Q11: I’m a senior, can I select the 3+1 enrollment option?

Yes, the 3+1 enrollment option is available to seniors. Graduating seniors who select the 3+1 enrollment option will be eligible for fall 2021 graduation provided they have successfully completed all of their Pitzer and major/minor requirements. Prior to official graduation, the Pitzer Registrar’s Office can provide a letter stating that the student has completed all degree requirements if such verification is required, such as for graduate school enrollment or employment purposes.

Q12: If I select the 3+1 option, when will I graduate?

Seniors who take Summer Session classes to complete their requirements (including those who opt for the 3+1 enrollment option) will not graduate in May but will be eligible for fall 2021 graduation provided they have successfully completed all of their Pitzer and major/minor requirements. Prior to official graduation, the Pitzer Registrar’s Office can provide a letter stating that the student has completed all degree requirements if such verification is required, such as for graduate school enrollment or employment purposes.

Q13: If I select the 3+1 option, will I be able to take part in the spring semester commencement ceremony?

Pitzer College has not yet committed to plans for a spring 2021 commencement ceremony. If a ceremony does take place, we expect that seniors who have elected to take the 3+1 enrollment option will be able to participate in the ceremony, but they will not officially graduate or receive their diploma until after fall graduation. Prior to official graduation, the Pitzer Registrar’s Office can provide a letter stating that the student has completed all degree requirements if such verification is required, such as for graduate school enrollment or employment purposes.

Q14: Will taking the 3+1 option give me priority for on-campus housing when it becomes available?

No. There is no additional benefit or penalty for selecting the 3+1 enrollment option. Summer Session classes will be online and so do not require on-campus residence.

Q15: What are the dates for the Pitzer Summer Session?

The Pitzer Summer Session is scheduled for May 24 – July 2, 2021. Nearly all classes will meet multiple days/week for this 6-week period of time. More information on the summer academic calendar can be found at www.pitzer.edu/summer/academic-calendar/.

Q16: When will I know what classes will be offered during Summer Session?

The planned Summer Session course schedule can be found at https://www.pitzer.edu/summer/course-schedule/. As always, course offerings are subject to enrollment minimums and caps, and so it is possible that some courses will not actually run or will close. Students who plan to take a summer class(es), including students taking the 3+1 option, should select 1-2 alternative classes in case their chosen class is cancelled or closed.

Q17: What is the instructional format for Summer Session classes?

The Pitzer College 2021 Summer Session classes will be offered online. Instructors will decide on the best class formats and assignments to meet the educational goals for their courses. It is likely that instructors will use a combination of asynchronous and synchronous instructional methods.

Q18: What is tuition for a summer class at Pitzer College?

Pitzer Summer Session tuition is expected to be $5200 per course. Some limited financial aid may be available for Summer Session. Students who have selected the 3+1 option will not receive a separate tuition bill for their +1 summer class because that will have been paid for with their spring semester tuition. If a student who has selected the 3+1 enrollment option decides to take two summer courses, they will be billed $5200 for the second summer class.

As always, course offerings are subject to enrollment minimums and caps, and so it is possible that some courses will not actually run or will close. Students who plan to take a summer class(es), including students taking the 3+1 option, should select 1-2 alternative classes in case their chosen class is cancelled or closed.

Q19: When can I register for Pitzer’s Summer Session?

Students who have selected the 3+1 option will be granted early registration for their +1 summer class beginning on March 1, 2021. Regular priority registration for Summer Session will begin on March 15, 2021.

Q20: Will there be on-campus housing during Pitzer’s Summer Session?

At this time, Pitzer cannot commit to offering on-campus housing to any students either in spring semester or for Summer Session. This situation could change. However, the expectation is that spring semester classes and also Summer Session classes will be offered online, and so on-campus residency will not be required. Thus, enrollment in Summer Session, either through the 3+1 option or separately, does not entitle students to campus housing or housing assistance.

Q21: How can I get additional information about the 3+1 enrollment option or Pitzer’s Summer Session?

Carefully read over this list of FAQs to be sure that the information you seek is not already included in one of the provided answers. If it isn’t, send an email to Dean_Faculty@pitzer.edu, and be sure to specify if your question concerns the 3+1 option or is about Summer Session.

What is the deadline for requesting a deferral?

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Deferrals are not currently available to new transfer students entering Spring 2021. Students currently deferring until Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 who wish to update their entry term must contact the Office of Admission by December 18th, 2020. Please email santiago_ybarra@pitzer.edu or applicant@pitzer.edu.

I am a first-year, new transfer, or new New Resources student who decided to defer, but I have now changed my mind and would like to enroll. What do I do?

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We welcome any first-year students who wish to enroll this spring semester. All currently deferred students who now wish to enroll should contact the Office of Admission to reverse your deferral decision by mid-December. Please email santiago_ybarra@pitzer.edu or applicant@pitzer.edu to start the enrollment process. We may be able to accommodate new enrollments after this date, but we cannot guarantee the same access to courses, including first-year seminar choices if available. If you are still having trouble deciding what is the best decision for you, contact the Dean of Faculty’s Office at DOFcore@pitzer.edu. We are excited about next semester and welcome the conversation with you.

I applied for a leave of absence but I’ve changed my mind and want to enroll. How do I cancel my LOA?

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We welcome back students who have changed their minds about taking an LOA. To return from LOA or cancel an LOA, students should complete and submit the Notice of Return from Leave of Absence form. However, there are no guarantees about class availability for students who are returning from LOA or have changed their minds about taking an LOA. In addition, financial aid information and final billing may be delayed.

For information on returning from leave or changing your mind about a LOA, please contact registrar@pitzer.edu.

Can new students, New Resources Students (NRS) and transfer students defer enrollment until spring?

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Yes. For the 2020-21 academic year, all new students (first-years, NRS and transfers) will have the option to defer their enrollment for the fall semester. First-years can defer for one semester or the entire academic year. Transfers and NRS may defer for one semester. In order to defer, please email santiago_ybarra@pitzer.edu or applicant@pitzer.edu.

Can current students take a leave of absence?

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Pitzer’s leave of absence (LOA) policy can be found in the college course catalog. In brief, Pitzer students can take a LOA for 1-2 semesters, and even more in extenuating circumstances. LOAs processed before the start of the semester do not impact financial aid. Students apply for a leave by completing and submitting the Application for Leave of Absence form and also alerting their adviser of their plan. This form is available by logging into MyCampus2 and clicking on the “Student Forms” tab.

This form is available by logging into MyCampus2 and clicking on the “Student Forms” tab.

Students who want to take courses elsewhere during a LOA and transfer them back to Pitzer should carefully review the transfer credit policy before applying for a LOA. Students may transfer a total of 2.0 credits for courses taken during the 2020-2021 academic year and all transfer credits require approval by a Pitzer field group. That is, there is a limit on transfer credits and also no guarantee that courses taken elsewhere will be accepted for transfer to Pitzer.

For any more questions or for more information, contact registrar@pitzer.edu

Academics

Will students be permitted to take courses at their local universities or community colleges? How will those credits be counted at Pitzer?

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Incoming students who defer are not permitted to take classes at another school and transfer them to Pitzer.  If they do, they will need to reapply for admission as a transfer student. 

Meanwhile, continuing students are permitted to take classes at another regionally accredited college or university, but they are limited in the number of credits allowed to transfer to Pitzer this year.  Specifically, students are allowed to transfer up to a total of 2.0 Pitzer credits (i.e., 8 semester units or 12 quarter units) for coursework completed during the entire 2020-2021 academic year, including summer 2021.  Students should not assume that classes taken elsewhere will be accepted for transfer credit at Pitzer.  Transfer credit requires approval by a faculty member in a relevant discipline, and field groups may have stringent requirements on transfer credits and the classes that can be used to meet major/minor requirements.  Furthermore, classes that are accepted for transfer do not always count as full Pitzer credits.

Pitzer’s transfer credit policy can be found at http://pitzer.catalog.acalog.com/content.php?catoid=14&navoid=1152#Transfer%20Credits

For questions about transfer credits or for more information, contact registrar@pitzer.edu.

Spring 3+1 Enrollment Option and Summer Session

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2021 Enrollment Options for Spring and Summer Sessions

Pitzer College has created an optional enrollment pathway for the spring 2021 semester. The 3+1 enrollment option permits students to make academic progress with a reduced course load (3 classes) during spring semester and with an additional (+1) class taken during the six-week Pitzer Summer Session and for the full tuition rate for spring semester. This optional pathway should not alter spring financial aid packages for students who receive financial aid based on full-time enrollment, although students on financial aid are encouraged to discuss their plans with the Office of Financial Aid. Students are encouraged to talk with their advisor about their academic plans, and in this case, how selecting the 3+1 enrollment option may affect their academic progress.

The 3+1 enrollment option is considered full-time enrollment and supplements Pitzer’s usual tuition and enrollment structure in which students take four classes in a single semester. Tuition costs are the same whether students take the usual spring semester course load (i.e., 4 classes) or the 3+1 option: full tuition paid for spring semester. After February 5, 2021, selection of the 3+1 enrollment option is non-revocable and tuition, including for the summer class, is non-refundable.

Students do not have to select this 3+1 option, but it is the only new alternative full-time enrollment option for spring semester. Within this 3+1 option, it is important to note that the +1 summer class must be taken as a regular class through Pitzer’s 2021 Summer Session and students cannot take an Independent Study as their summer class with this option. Graduating seniors who select the 3+1 enrollment option will be eligible for fall 2021 graduation provided they have successfully completed all of their Pitzer and major/minor requirements. Prior to official graduation, the Pitzer Registrar’s Office can provide a letter stating that the student has completed all degree requirements if such verification is required for graduate school or employment purposes.

Specific questions and answers about the 3+1 option and Pitzer’s Summer Session can be found below. In general, questions and answers on the 3+1 enrollment option are listed first and information on Summer Session appear later in the list. If students have questions about the 3+1 enrollment option, they can send them to Dean_Faculty@pitzer.edu with the subject line “3+1 question.” Meanwhile, questions about Summer Session can be directed to Associate Dean Phil Zuckerman at phil_zuckerman@pitzer.edu with the subject line “Summer Session question.”

Q1: How do I select the 3+1 enrollment option?

To opt into 3+1 enrollment, full-time students who have already registered must add the zero-credit course PEND031 PZ – Spring-Summer 2021 3+1 Pathway, and also ensure that they are registered in 3.0 course credits. This action must be taken no later than February 5, 2021. After adding this placeholder summer course, students will be notified that they have selected the 3+1 option. In early March, students will complete the enrollment process by registering for their Summer Session class.

Students who have yet to enroll for spring semester should register for 3.0 spring course credits and also add the zero-credit PEND031 course.

Summer Session is scheduled to run May 24 – July 2, 2021 and the current planned course schedule can be found at www.pitzer.edu/summer/course-schedule/. As always, course offerings are subject to enrollment minimums and caps, and so it is possible that some courses will not actually run or will close.

Q2: What is the deadline for selecting the 3+1 enrollment option?

The decision to take the 3+1 option must be made by February 5, 2021, which is also the last day to add/drop a class for a tuition refund or financial aid adjustment (see www.pitzer.edu/registrar/academic-calendar/), and cannot be changed after that date.

Q3: Will enrolling in 3+1 impact my financial aid for spring semester?

No, students who select the 3+1 enrollment option should not see any changes to their full-time financial aid package for spring semester.  Students on financial aid are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Financial Aid (financial_aid@pitzer.edu) to discuss their plans and options.

Q4: Can I change my mind after February 5 and either opt in or opt out of the 3+1 enrollment option?

No, students must decide to take the 3+1 option by February 5, 2021. After February 5, students can drop a class, but they will not be able to enroll in a summer class as part of their spring registration and tuition bill. They also are not permitted to re-add a spring semester course that they have dropped to take this option.

Students who have selected the 3+1 option can always drop their summer class, but they will not receive a refund or other financial aid adjustment.

Q5: What if I select the 3+1 option but later decide that I don’t want to take the summer class? Can I get a refund for that course?

No, the +1 summer class is non-refundable because it is technically part of spring semester tuition. In Pitzer’s current tuition structure, 3 classes is considered full-time enrollment. If the student who has selected the 3+1 enrollment option decides against enrolling in a summer class or drops their summer class, they will not receive any tuition adjustment or account refund.

Q6: Are there any other special enrollment options, such as 4+1 or 2+2?

No, at this time, the only new enrollment option is the 3+1 option. Students can create their own enrollment options, but these are subject to Pitzer’s usual approval processes and tuition and financial aid considerations. For example, students wishing to pursue a 4+1 option would register and pay tuition for 4 classes in spring semester and then pay separate tuition for their one summer class. A 2+2 option would entail enrolling half-time in spring semester and then paying tuition for two summer classes. Students should be aware that less than full-time enrollment can have implications for financial aid and academic standing.

Q7: Can I arrange an Independent Study class as my summer class in the 3+1 enrollment option?

No, the +1 summer course in this option must be a course that is offered as part of the regular Summer Session schedule. Students can take an Independent Study class during the summer, but these classes are subject to several approvals and are priced separately from Pitzer Summer Session classes; see information at www.pitzer.edu/academics/independent-study/ and www.pitzer.edu/career-services/students/academic-credit-and-the-internship-experience/. The summer independent study form is available at: www.pitzer.edu/registrar/independent-study/.

Q8: Do I have to take the 3+1 option in order to take Summer Session classes?

No. Students who take the 3+1 enrollment option will register for their one summer class in a special pre-registration period in early March. General registration for summer classes will open on March 15, 2021. The planned Summer Session course schedule can be found at www.pitzer.edu/summer/course-schedule/. As always, course offerings are subject to enrollment minimums and caps, and so it is possible that some courses will not actually run or will close. Students who plan to take a summer class(es), should select 1-2 alternative classes in case their chosen class is canceled or closed.

Q9: Can I take my summer class at a different college as part of the 3+1 option?

No, the 3+1 enrollment option requires student to take their +1 summer class in the Pitzer College Summer Session. Moreover, the student must enroll in a regular class and cannot take an Independent Study for the +1 summer class.

Q10: Can I take more than one summer class if I take the 3+1 enrollment option?

Yes. However, tuition for only one summer class is part of this special enrollment option. A student who has selected the 3+1 enrollment option who plans to take a second summer class will have to enroll in that second class in the general summer registration period and pay regular tuition for that class (currently planned at $5200/class).

Q11: I’m a senior, can I select the 3+1 enrollment option?

Yes, the 3+1 enrollment option is available to seniors. Graduating seniors who select the 3+1 enrollment option will be eligible for fall 2021 graduation provided they have successfully completed all of their Pitzer and major/minor requirements. Prior to official graduation, the Pitzer Registrar’s Office can provide a letter stating that the student has completed all degree requirements if such verification is required, such as for graduate school enrollment or employment purposes.

Q12: If I select the 3+1 option, when will I graduate?

Seniors who take Summer Session classes to complete their requirements (including those who opt for the 3+1 enrollment option) will not graduate in May but will be eligible for fall 2021 graduation provided they have successfully completed all of their Pitzer and major/minor requirements. Prior to official graduation, the Pitzer Registrar’s Office can provide a letter stating that the student has completed all degree requirements if such verification is required, such as for graduate school enrollment or employment purposes.

Q13: If I select the 3+1 option, will I be able to take part in the spring semester commencement ceremony?

Pitzer College has not yet committed to plans for a spring 2021 commencement ceremony. If a ceremony does take place, we expect that seniors who have elected to take the 3+1 enrollment option will be able to participate in the ceremony, but they will not officially graduate or receive their diploma until after fall graduation. Prior to official graduation, the Pitzer Registrar’s Office can provide a letter stating that the student has completed all degree requirements if such verification is required, such as for graduate school enrollment or employment purposes.

Q14: Will taking the 3+1 option give me priority for on-campus housing when it becomes available?

No. There is no additional benefit or penalty for selecting the 3+1 enrollment option. Summer Session classes will be online and so do not require on-campus residence.

Q15: What are the dates for the Pitzer Summer Session?

The Pitzer Summer Session is scheduled for May 24 – July 2, 2021. Nearly all classes will meet multiple days/week for this 6-week period of time. More information on the summer academic calendar can be found at www.pitzer.edu/summer/academic-calendar/.

Q16: When will I know what classes will be offered during Summer Session?

The planned Summer Session course schedule can be found at https://www.pitzer.edu/summer/course-schedule/. As always, course offerings are subject to enrollment minimums and caps, and so it is possible that some courses will not actually run or will close. Students who plan to take a summer class(es), including students taking the 3+1 option, should select 1-2 alternative classes in case their chosen class is cancelled or closed.

Q17: What is the instructional format for Summer Session classes?

The Pitzer College 2021 Summer Session classes will be offered online. Instructors will decide on the best class formats and assignments to meet the educational goals for their courses. It is likely that instructors will use a combination of asynchronous and synchronous instructional methods.

Q18: What is tuition for a summer class at Pitzer College?

Pitzer Summer Session tuition is expected to be $5200 per course. Some limited financial aid may be available for Summer Session. Students who have selected the 3+1 option will not receive a separate tuition bill for their +1 summer class because that will have been paid for with their spring semester tuition. If a student who has selected the 3+1 enrollment option decides to take two summer courses, they will be billed $5200 for the second summer class.

As always, course offerings are subject to enrollment minimums and caps, and so it is possible that some courses will not actually run or will close. Students who plan to take a summer class(es), including students taking the 3+1 option, should select 1-2 alternative classes in case their chosen class is cancelled or closed.

Q19: When can I register for Pitzer’s Summer Session?

Students who have selected the 3+1 option will be granted early registration for their +1 summer class beginning on March 1, 2021. Regular priority registration for Summer Session will begin on March 15, 2021.

Q20: Will there be on-campus housing during Pitzer’s Summer Session?

At this time, Pitzer cannot commit to offering on-campus housing to any students either in spring semester or for Summer Session. This situation could change. However, the expectation is that spring semester classes and also Summer Session classes will be offered online, and so on-campus residency will not be required. Thus, enrollment in Summer Session, either through the 3+1 option or separately, does not entitle students to campus housing or housing assistance.

Q21: How can I get additional information about the 3+1 enrollment option or Pitzer’s Summer Session?

Carefully read over this list of FAQs to be sure that the information you seek is not already included in one of the provided answers. If it isn’t, send an email to Dean_Faculty@pitzer.edu, and be sure to specify if your question concerns the 3+1 option or is about Summer Session.

What is the modified P/NC policy for the fall 2020 semester?

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Pitzer College faculty voted on 11/12/20 to modify our P/NC grade policy for this semester (Fall 2020).  The modifications permit students to take up to three-fourths of their courses P/NC, extends the deadline for the submission of signed P/NC forms to December 7, 2020, and requires students to consult with their advisor – and to document this consultation – in making decisions about taking courses P/NC. The P/NC grading option is subject to instructor approval, and applies to all courses, including courses required to meet Pitzer major/minor or other graduation requirements.  Some parts of the current policy are unchanged. Specifically, a P grade is given for work equivalent to a “C” letter grade or better, and P/NC grades do not impact a student’s GPA.  Also, please be aware that off campus (non Pitzer) majors have their own restrictions and may not permit courses graded P/NC to count toward requirements.   

For any classes that students wish to take a P/NC grading option, they should submit to the Registrar 1) a completed P/NC form approved by the course instructor and 2) a copy of an email from their advisor confirming that they have consulted with the student.  These materials should be compiled and submitted together no later than December 7, 2020.  The Revised P/NC Policy for Fall 2020 is shown below and is posted on the Registrar’s website

“Students may, with instructor’s approval, take no more than three-fourths of their courses on a P/NC basis in the fall 2020 semester, including courses that are required for a student’s major, minor, and graduation. To do so, students must obtain the instructor’s signature on a P/NC form available from the Registrar’s website.  The deadline to elect to be graded for a course on a P/NC basis, done by submitting a form to the registrar, is December 7, 2020. Courses that instructors have already designated as P/NC do not count towards the three-fourths of course credits students may designate this semester as P/NC. Students must also have their advisor email the registrar letting them know that they have discussed with their students the possibility of an Incomplete, Pass/No Credit, Withdrawal, or leaving their grading policy for the course(s) as it currently stands. This policy will have no effect on students’ ability to take courses P/NC in future semesters.” 

What are the starting and ending dates of the spring 2021 semester?

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Classes will begin on Monday, January 25, and instruction will conclude on Friday, May 7. Final exams and assessments will be conducted Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14. This schedule has been adopted by all of the 5Cs. Please visit the Academic Calendar Spring 2021 for key dates and deadlines. www.pitzer.edu/academic-calendar/

For any more questions or for more information, contact dofcore@pitzer.edu

Will Pitzer still help seniors prepare for and apply to post-grad fellowship opportunities?

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Support for students applying for Fulbrights and other fellowships will be maintained. In addition to workshops, one-on-one meetings with fellowship advisers are being conducted through summer, fall, and this will continue into the spring.

For any more questions or for more information, contact dofcore@pitzer.edu

Will all courses be recorded to accommodate different time zones?

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Online classes make use of asynchronous tools such as recorded lectures and discussion boards. Faculty have redesigned their classes and have been encouraged to balance accessibility and accommodation with having class components that are engaging and personalized and that build connections between students in a class and between students and faculty.

For any more questions or for more information, contact dofcore@pitzer.edu

What is the grading policy?

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Our grading policy remains the same as in a conventional semester and may be found in the course catalog. If circumstances change, this policy may be revisited.

For any more questions or for more information, contact dofcore@pitzer.edu

I am an international student and would like to take courses in my home country this year. Will I be able to transfer credits from these classes to Pitzer?

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Pitzer’s transfer credit policy permits international students to take courses in their home country and transfer them to Pitzer. However, students are allowed to transfer a total of 2.0 credits for classes they take anywhere during this academic year. Students should consult with their academic advisers in developing a plan that makes the most sense for them in terms of taking a leave of absence or pursuing coursework elsewhere. Students should seek pre-approval from the relevant field group for any courses they plan to take and transfer to Pitzer. Field groups decide which courses can be transferred to Pitzer as well as counted toward major/minor requirements.

For more information, read the current transfer policy.

How will the Pitzer educational experience be translated online?

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All educational objectives of the College remain unchanged. Pitzer will continue to provide small classes that cover all graduation requirements, one-on-one faculty mentoring and advising, and individual support from student affairs staff. Many curricular innovations and co-curricular programs will inform this semester. Zoom enables greater global connection with networks of scholars, authors, activists and artists, as well as allowing students to connect with community groups in different locations.

For any more questions or for more information, contact dofcore@pitzer.edu

Will First-Year Seminar offerings be available in the spring?

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There is a possibility that a limited number of First-Year Seminars (FYS) will be offered in the spring semester. First-year students are expected to enroll in an FYS in their first semester, and the bulk of these seminars are offered at the same time during the fall semester. Having a common meeting time allows seminar instructors to coordinate guest speakers and special events, and thereby build bridges across classes. Furthermore, these First-Year Seminars are writing-intensive courses. In addition to covering interesting and timely topics, participation in FYS introduces incoming students to the Pitzer academic community and a faculty mentor, while also helping to set up students for future academic success.

For any more questions or for more information, contact dofcore@pitzer.edu

How will an online format allow for a rich advising experience?

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Faculty will conduct advising sessions and hold office hours remotely, but students can still expect to receive personalized attention and to work closely with faculty to design programs of study that meet individual needs and goals.

For any more questions or for more information, contact dofcore@pitzer.edu

Will classes vary in the way they are taught?

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Yes, they will vary in some ways. Many will take advantage of global networks of scholars, activists, etc. to bring in virtual speakers. Others have chosen topics relevant to understanding today’s challenges and are finding ways to explore them creatively through virtual means. Some classes dealing with shared topics such as civic engagement may offer multiple course sections at the same time so they can share guest speakers, workshops and common projects. Faculty have been working on this all through the summer. Low student-to-teacher ratios, personalized feedback and depth of relationships between professors and students will remain the same.

For any more questions or for more information, contact dofcore@pitzer.edu

How will students engage with the Community Engagement Center (CEC) and interact with our community partners?

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The CEC is revamping its website to streamline connections between students, faculty and partners around a variety of modalities and issues, and will post these changes here when they are complete. For now, see CEC’s Continuing Community Engagement Online presentation.

For any more questions or for more information, contact cec@pitzer.edu

Will the graduation praxis component have any other way to be completed if the CEC is at limited capacity?

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The Community Engagement Center has ramped up its work with partners who are in need of even more significant help during this time. CEC has a host of virtual community engagement opportunities that are components of SRX courses this semester and that can be done remotely. Please check the CEC website for those opportunities. We will work with students who find themselves unable to complete the requirement due to COVID-19.

For any more questions or for more information, contact dofcore@pitzer.edu

What will IGLAS programs look like in the spring?

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While there are no Institute for Global/Local Action & Study (IGLAS) trips scheduled for the fall, IGLAS will work with Study Abroad on future trips. IGLAS will continue to oversee the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, the IGLAS fellows program, and work with first-year students and prison education initiatives, including at least 14 Inside-Out classes being taught this year via Zoom.

For any more questions or for more information, contact dofcore@pitzer.edu

Will students still have access to the Writing Center?

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The Pitzer Writing Center will offer comprehensive virtual writing support after the semester begins. This includes one-on-one video conferences with peer Fellows trained to work with writers on assignments across the disciplines and at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming ideas to polishing a final draft. The Writing Center will also continue to host a wide range of virtual workshops and events, including regular “write-ins” that build community and foster resilience around the writing process. Specialized consultations will be available for senior thesis and multilingual writers. In addition, a research librarian will offer weekly video consultations on all aspects of the research process. Writing Center Fellows will continue to participate in a rich learning community dedicated to social justice-oriented writing pedagogies.

For any more questions or for more information, contact writing@pitzer.edu

Student Life, Student Affairs Resources & Housing

Is off-campus housing available in Claremont and the surrounding areas?

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Some students may still intend to live in Claremont or the surrounding areas, even though instruction will only be online and on-campus housing will not be open. The College discourages students from moving to Claremont this spring due to the ongoing pandemic. Students living off-campus will not have physical access to campus, except for pre-scheduled medical appointments with Student Health Services (SHS).  

Pitzer will not be responsible for providing access to dining services, quarantine or isolation housing, or any medical services beyond those provided by SHS.  

Pitzer students may direct lease with the Claremont Collegiate Apartments (CCA) for the Spring 2021 semester. 

Will there be campus housing in the spring?

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In compliance with LA County guidance, the College is not able to offer any campus housing or dining services for the spring 2021 semester. Students may choose to stay at home with family, lease elsewhere, or contact the Claremont Collegiate Apartments (CCA) to sign a direct lease with them for the spring semester (details below). At this time, students are not recommended to travel to Los Angeles to lease in the local Claremont area. 

Students currently living at CCA are encouraged to reach out to CCA staff to confirm continuation of their lease through Spring semester | Email: claremontapts@peakcampus.com 

We recognize that not having on-campus housing to offer, and the continuation of a remote mode of instruction, may continue additional hardships for students. Students who are housing insecure and do not have housing options for the spring as a result, should reach out to TreasurersOffice@pitzer.edu by December 7 to initiate connecting with the Housing Insecurity Working Group to explore circumstances and options available. More information on Financial Aid can be found on this website. 

What if I do not have the appropriate equipment to attend classes online?

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The Dean of Students Loan Program provides currently enrolled Pitzer College students with helpful academic resources such as textbooks, laptops and WiFi hotspots. For more information, please visit: www.pitzer.edu/student-life/student-affairs/dean-of-students-loan-program/

For any more questions or for more information, contact osastudent@pitzer.edu

Will Pitzer offer social activities and clubs online?

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Pitzer’s Office of Student Affairs and Student Senate are working to ensure that students can safely participate in as many social activities as possible virtually. Members of the Pitzer community may host events and activities online for everyone to attend.

For any more questions or for more information, contact senate@pitzer.edu

Which clubs/activities will be available to students, and how can they participate?

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Any groups that are able to meet virtually will be encouraged to do so. Pitzer’s Student Senate will work to put together a list of clubs and activities, as well as meeting times and links, for students to access.

For any more questions or for more information, contact senate@pitzer.edu

Will there be a New Student Orientation in the spring for those who defer in the fall?

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Yes. New Student Orientation will be adapted in the spring for both students who defer to spring and for students who choose to take Pitzer classes in the fall. Much of the orientation program will be modified for the spring but will cover all topics presented during the fall.

For any more questions or for more information, contact orientation@pitzer.edu

Will students have access to Career Services?

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Pitzer’s Career Services office will be fully operational and available to students. Programming will include virtual events featuring employers, graduate schools, and Pitzer alumni and family members. Regular workshops and a special career preparation series are being planned. As always, individual career advising is highly encouraged to help students make a customized career action plan. Students can register for events and schedule individual career advising appointments through Handshake. Incoming students will be provided with Handshake accounts in early- to mid-August and will have full access to Career Services resources and opportunities.

For any more questions or for more information, contact careerservices@pitzer.edu

Will students still have access to Pitzer’s Academic Support Services?

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Yes. If you are a student who has been approved for academic accommodations due to a disability, learning difference or chronic health challenge, please log into AIM to set up your accommodations for the coming semester as you have done in the past. If you are a new student or new to needing accommodations, please email PASS at academicsupport@pitzer.edu. Virtual academic coaching will be available once the semester begins, along with academic workshops to support your online learning experience.

For any more questions or for more information, contact academicsupport@pitzer.edu

Tuition, Financial Aid & Student Employment

Does my financial aid package cover off-campus housing?

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Most financial aid packages will have a room-and-board budget based on a scenario where students are living at home with their families. The Office of Financial Aid continues to work closely with Student Affairs, Residence Life and Finance to address the needs of students who are unable to live at home with family. Students who were approved for off-campus housing in the fall semester will have an off-campus budget for the spring semester.

For any more questions or for more information, contact financial_aid@pitzer.edu

Will I receive a tuition refund if I withdraw or take a leave of absence?

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The last day to add/drop for a tuition or financial aid adjustment is Friday, February 5. Only students that officially withdraw or take a leave of absence before the first day of classes, Monday, January 25, are eligible for a full refund. 

Please visit the Academic Calendar for more information: https://www.pitzer.edu/registrar/academic-calendar/

For any more questions or for more information, contact student_accounts@pitzer.edu

If we remain virtual, how does this impact my financial aid package?

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Students who have received a financial aid notification for the spring semester with on-campus room/board charges will receive an updated financial aid package reflecting an “at home budget” due to virtual learning. Students who have not received their initial notification will receive a financial aid package based on the new cost of attendance for virtual learning. These notifications will be released by December 4.

For any more questions or for more information, contact financial_aid@pitzer.edu

Will student employment be available in the spring 2021 semester?

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Plans for student employment in spring 2021 are currently in process. We are assessing job opportunities in a virtual environment at this point in time. Our goal is to continue to employ students in the spring semester through non-work-study positions.

Does the College plan to discount tuition?

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In late June, Pitzer announced a modest 2.2% tuition increase for the 2020-21 academic year. Based on the decision to pivot to a fully online fall semester, Pitzer’s Board of Trustees has decided to roll back that tuition increase and hold it constant at the 2019-20 level. There will be no increase to tuition and fees for the coming year. There will be no Pitzer room-and-board charges in the fall.

For any more questions or for more information, contact treasurers_office@pitzer.edu

Campus Operations

California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Notices

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Dear Pitzer Staff & Faculty,

On September 9, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1867, immediately expanding paid sick leave protections related to COVID-19. The law is designed to remedy a significant exclusion from Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and expand upon Gov. Newsom’s Executive Order N-51-20.

Under AB 1867, private employers with more than 500 employees are required to provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave starting no later than September 19 for individuals who:

  • Must quarantine or isolate because of COVID-19 pursuant to a federal, state or local quarantine or isolation order
  • Are advised by a healthcare provider to self-quarantine or self-isolate because of COVID-19, or
  • Are prohibited from working by the employer because of health concerns related to potentially transmitting COVID-19.

The new COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave may expire on December 31, 2020, or upon the expiration of any federal extension of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act established by the FFCRA, whichever is later. For more information on AB 1867 or Executive Order N-51-20, please see listed PDFs:

  • CA Covid-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Non-Food Sector Employees EnglishSpanish
  • CA Covid-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Food Sector Employees EnglishSpanish

Full-time employees are eligible for 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave. “Full-time” means the employee was either scheduled to work 40 hours per week or worked, on average, at least 40 hours per week during two weeks prior to taking leave.

Part-time employees are eligible for an amount of leave equal to the number of hours they’re normally scheduled to work in two weeks.


Employees should contact their supervisor and Human Resources if they experience any 1 of the 3 qualifying conditions as listed above. Human Resources will adjust timecards for employees who have previously used their personal sick hours to supplement time off for any of the qualifying conditions to reflect AB 1867 or Executive Order N-51-20.

Will staff continue to work remotely?

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The College aims to be flexible with work schedules and assignments. Some staff members will be needed on campus, while others will be directed to work remotely based on their individual circumstances. Staff members should discuss work arrangements with their supervisors, in consultation with area vice presidents.

For any more questions or for more information, contact hr_email@pitzer.edu

Can faculty and staff come to campus if Pitzer is closed to the public?

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For the safety of our campus community, staff and faculty visits to campus should be limited to essential work that cannot be performed remotely. On campus, all individuals must wear a face covering, practice social distancing and follow other safety measures as posted and announced.

For any more questions or for more information, contact hr_email@pitzer.edu

Will the College need to furlough or layoff staff?

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The Board of Trustees has tasked the College with finding ways to help our most vulnerable staff. We will make every effort to avoid furloughing or laying off anyone as we address the significant financial challenges we face.

How will moving to remote-only instruction this fall impact the College financially?

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The cost of moving online is a significant loss in revenue to the College. As a not-for-profit institution, we are tuition dependent, with almost 90% of our tuition and fee revenue covering our operating costs, 70% of which is compensation for our employees. For the coming academic year, we are projecting a significant budget shortfall as a result of reduced revenue. We have some savings that we planned to use for capital reinvestment that we can instead use to cover some of the deficit. It will be important that we consider measures to address the deficit without risking the long-term financial viability of the College.

For any more questions or for more information, contact financial_aid@pitzer.edu

Study Abroad and International Programs

What are the details on virtual study abroad courses in spring 2021?

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There will be ten virtual courses (five “traditional” seminars and the new virtual global internship courses) offered at our study abroad sites this spring in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Nepal and Zimbabwe.  

The link includes course descriptions along with details on the types of virtual internships available at each site. The seminars are open to all students at the Claremont Colleges and no foreign language knowledge is required.

The virtual internship courses are similarly open to all students at the Claremont Colleges with preference given to juniors and seniors who may lose the opportunity to study abroad due to the pandemic. A language prerequisite (one year of college-level Spanish) is only required for Costa Rica and Ecuador.

Both courses meet Pitzer’s “Intercultural Understanding Global” graduation requirement (IUG). The virtual global internship course also meets Pitzer’s “Social Responsibility Praxis” graduation requirement (SRX). All courses are cross-listed under Pitzer’s Critical Global Studies (CGS).

Students and/or faculty advisers interested in learning more about these courses or the internship possibilities should feel free to contact studyabroad@pitzer.edu. The Office of Study Abroad will also be happy to schedule one-on-one advising sessions with any students interested in these courses. While the fall semester ends on December 4, administrative offices will remain open until the end of business day Friday, December 18, then reopen after the holiday break on Monday, January 4.

For direct-enroll or exchange programs, will Pitzer defer to other institutions’ study abroad policies?

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For Pitzer students, the College will make its own policy determination for ALL study abroad programs, irrespective of individual providers’ policies.

For any more questions or for more information, contact studyabroad@pitzer.edu

Sagehen Athletics

Is there going to be any SCIAC conference competition, including championships, for fall and winter sports during the 2020-21 academic year?

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Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic several months ago, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) member institutions have prioritized the health and safety of their communities in plans for reopening their campuses.

In accordance with public health guidance and safety standards, as well as NCAA Resocialization recommendations, the SCIAC Presidents have unanimously agreed to cancel conference competition, including championships, for all fall and winter sports during the 2020-21 academic year. The following sports are included in this recent decision: men’s and women’s soccer, men’s water polo, football, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, and men’s and women’s basketball. Institutions have the autonomy to decide whether they wish to permit conditioning, practicing, and other forms of competition as it relates to fall and winter sports during this spring semester.

The SCIAC and its members remain committed to exploring meaningful competitive conference experiences for spring sport student-athletes later in the spring semester. As the pandemic evolves, the SCIAC will continue to monitor changing federal, state, and local guidance, and will continue to consult with each other as well as public health authorities. The health and well-being of all constituents involved has been, and will continue to be, the driving force behind our individual and collective decisions during this challenging time.

Read the press release on the Sagehens Athletics site.

Will there be athletic competitions this fall?

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Because students will not be on campus, we will not be competing this fall. The decision to cancel athletic competition was not taken lightly, nor was the decision made swiftly. Intercollegiate athletic participation is a highly valued aspect of the educational experience at Pomona and Pitzer. We will remain committed to the continued growth and development of our student-athletes and will support them by providing educational, team-building and wellness programming.

For more information, visit www.sagehens.com

How will we support athletics-related activity for students in the fall?

Though students will not be on campus, it is possible for coaches and strength and conditioning staff to engage with enrolled student-athletes. Student-athletes will have the opportunity to further their athletic development during this extended time away from the team training environment. Staff must adhere to all NCAA policies. Additionally, coaches will be able to stay connected with student-athletes through virtual meetings and will continue to offer support for their teams academically and socially.

What will leadership programming look like?

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Leadership programming is a great way to challenge, support, and grow leaders within athletic teams and the institutions. Ultimately, we hope to have an engaging curriculum that promotes leadership within our community and beyond.

For more information, visit www.sagehens.com

Why will diversity, equity and inclusion be a priority for our department during COVID-19?

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Pomona-Pitzer Athletics is firmly committed to supporting and furthering critical work surrounding equity and inclusion, actively working towards solutions on our campuses and beyond. Our department will use this time to build awareness, engagement, meaningful dialogue, education, action and accountability, as our faculty, staff and student-athletes work together for a future of social justice and positive change.

For more information, visit www.sagehens.com

How will the department support the mental health of its student-athletes?

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It is important for us to address the mental health needs of our student-athletes. The 2020 NCAA Student-Athlete COVID-19 Well-being Survey revealed that a majority of student-athletes surveyed reported experiencing high rates of mental distress since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, students also reported experiencing sleep difficulties, sadness, a sense of loss, and depression. The well-being of our student-athletes will always be of the utmost importance, and we are currently devising a plan to provide support.

For more information, visit www.sagehens.com

What is the status of our winter and spring sports?

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Our winter sports will not compete in the fall semester. Conversations about competitive seasons for the winter and spring sports will be ongoing and will depend on the State of California, Los Angeles County, and institutional safety guidelines.

For more information, visit www.sagehens.com

Will the fall sport teams be able to practice and/or compete in the spring?

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We will continue to monitor the health and safety guidelines presented by the NCAA, SCIAC, state and the county. Our hope is that there will be an opportunity for all teams to participate in intercollegiate athletic competition within the Spring semester, but health and safety will always come first.

For more information, visit www.sagehens.com

Claremont Colleges Resources

How do I access Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS)?

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Students need not be on campus to access services offered by the Monsour Counseling and Psychological Center (MCAPS). However, due to California mental health licensing laws, MCAPS can only offer ongoing teletherapy/telephone appointments (individual or group) to students living in California. MCAPS will serve out-of-state students via teletherapy/telephone for a one-time consultation, Rapid Access Initial Assessment, or a crisis session. Additionally, the center will work individually with out-of-state students to provide locally based referrals for ongoing care. To access services at MCAPS, please call 909-621-8202. For after-hours crisis services, the voicemail message will prompt you to press “1” to be connected to an on-call therapist. The Claremont Colleges are offering (at no cost to the student) an additional telehealth option for students seeking mental health counseling or medical care. To access, Pitzer students should visit the Campus.Health website or visit the Apple or Android stores to download the free TimelyMD app. You will need to create a profile and, at checkout, enter the customized coupon code (Pitzer 2020).

Do I still have access to Student Health Services?

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Student Health Services (SHS) will continue to operate during the academic year but with a modified schedule. If you live in the Claremont area, medical services through SHS can be received on an appointment-only basis. Walk-in appointments will not be allowed due to COVID-19 pandemic related restrictions. SHS can be contacted at 909.621.8222. While SHS is unable to serve our out-of-state students directly, The Claremont Colleges have contracted with Campus.Health, a telemedicine service. This no-cost option is available to all students at The Claremont Colleges, regardless of whether they are living off-campus, locally or in a different part of the country. International students will need to arrange for their own medical care where they reside. If you are an international student and would like to be waived out of SHIP, please email Katie Tewell at katie_tewell@pitzer.edu. For more information, please visit Fall 2020 Student Success Support Services & Resources.

What student services are available through The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS)?

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TCCS resources such as the Chaplains Office Services, the Queer Resource Center and The Claremont Colleges Library will continue to be available to students on a modified basis. For updated information, please visit 5C Campus Resources at Fall 2020 Student Support and Success Services & Resources.

Will The Claremont Colleges Library be open?

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Please refer to The Claremont Colleges Library’s COVID-19 web page for the most up-to-date information about the library’s services, as they are subject to change in response to public health recommendations.

Some highlights of the library’s remote resources and services include the following: The library’s online resources—databases, journals, articles, and e-books—are available off campus. Anyone with valid Pitzer credentials (what you use to login into Sakai or your college email account) has access to them by going through the library’s website. Once you have your login credentials, materials that are available in print can be requested online through the Resource Sharing service. You can request that they be mailed to your home address (mailing limit 5 per person, per semester). If you find a book or article you would like but it’s either checked out from the library or not in the collection, you can request it through the free Resource Sharing service. The library will make every effort to find an electronic version of your request. The library hopes to begin providing this service for print resources later this summer.

Research consultations with a librarian are available via Zoom. They also have chat and email research support. Special Collections staff are available to answer questions you might have about accessing their materials or conducting primary source research. For those who are not familiar, Special Collections houses distinctive and unique resources including rare books, maps, photographs, posters, college archives and more. You are encouraged to explore and browse the digital collections.

The library automatically acquires all course readings that faculty submit to the Huntley Bookstore, and the library will provide access to e-versions of them whenever possible. Search the Library’s website to see if the course readings for your classes are available. If you don’t see them, reach out to your professor and let them know to contact the library. For more information, visit: https://library.claremont.edu/coronavirus/