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Founders Day 2023

February 21, 2023

There are few opportunities to celebrate the entire College community collectively. There are few times when we can all come together and renew the bonds of Pitzer life that connect us to one another and to those who have come before us. February 21 is one such celebration.

February 21, 1963, marks the founding of Pitzer College. We will celebrate the College’s founding and 60th Anniversary.

Be sure to stop at the check-in table in the McConnell Lobby to receive your free vintage 1963 T-shirt.

Additional Parking at
101 S. Mills Avenue with
Shuttle Service every 15 minutes 


Schedule of Events

8:45–9:45 a.m.
Community Breakfast with Interim President Jill Klein P’15
McConnell Dining Hall

10 a.m.–Noon
History of Pitzer slideshow followed by Let’s Talk Pitzer Then & Now Table Conversations with the Women of the Sixties
Gold Student Center
Heavy snacks will be provided

11 a.m.–Noon
Lawn games and 1963-themed challenges and activities
The Mounds
Bring something to add to the Founders Day Memory Chest!

1:30 p.m.
Pitzer History Walk
Join the Women of the Sixties as they lead this walking tour across campus.
Tour will begin in front of McConnell Center and will include the Grove House, Holden Garden, McConnell Founder’s Room, and other points of interest.

7 p.m.
Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Basketball vs. CMS Stags
The Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Wellness (CARW)

10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Hospitality Lounge 
McConnell Living Room
Drop in for refreshments throughout the day.



February 21, 2023
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Office of Advancement
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For more information contact
Shannon Spaccarotelli at [email protected]