What if I do not have the appropriate equipment to attend classes online? - 07.14.20

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? - 07.14.20

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

Will Pitzer provide students with campus housing for the fall semester? - 07.14.20

No. For public health reasons, the College does not intend to offer any campus housing or dining services for the fall semester. Students may choose to stay at home with family, live off-campus locally, lease elsewhere, or contact the Claremont Collegiate Apartments (CCA) to sign a direct lease with them for the fall semester (details here).  

We recognize that the decision not to offer campus housing, and the move to a remote mode of instruction, may create additional hardships for students. Students who do not have housing options for the fall, or will be in a situation that makes remote learning extremely difficult, should reach out to TreasurersOffice@pitzer.edu to initiate a process to have their circumstances reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid, Student Affairs, Treasurer’s Office, and other partners.

8/24/2020 Update: As the academic year has now begun, review of applications for students experiencing housing insecurity for the fall has now ceased.  Any extenuating/emerging circumstances can reach out to Financial Aid directly to discuss. 

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

Which clubs/activities will be available to students, and how can they participate? - 07.14.20

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

What will New Student Orientation be like online? - 07.14.20

We look forward to welcoming new students to the Pitzer community and introducing them to the many resources at Pitzer and The Claremont Colleges. NSO 2020 will include an academic orientation program, campus life educational sessions and online social events. There will be many opportunities to make meaningful connections with other Pitzer students. All new students will be emailed more information about the online New Student Orientation schedule on Thursday, July 16, to help them start planning for the upcoming semester. After July 16, we will keep the New Student Orientation webpage updated with the most accurate schedule and links to resources. www.pitzer.edu/newstudentorientation/

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

Will there be a New Student Orientation in the spring for those who defer in the fall? - 07.14.20

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? - 07.14.20

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? - 07.14.20

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

Will students be permitted to return to campus during the spring semester? - 07.14.20

The College will continue to monitor the developments of COVID-19 over the next several months and will follow state and local heath guidance to make a responsible and informed decision about in-person instructions for the spring semester.

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

What does spring 2021 housing look like and what does it mean that “the College will not be able to guarantee housing in the spring for students who take a leave in the fall?” - 07.14.20

The spring 2021 housing assignment process will be based on the College’s overall health and safety plan for spring semester. The wide variety of occupancy models being considered includes, all students, 50% occupancy, only first-year and senior students, single room occupancy, etc. The College will prioritize those who enrolled for fall semester above those who took a leave of absence for fall semester. No housing for spring 2021 can be guaranteed at this time and a process will be announced at a later date.

For more information contact: housing@pitzer.edu.