Four-Year Planning Calendar

Fall Semester 2022
Date Day Event
Aug 20 Sat New Student Move-in / Family Orientation
Aug 20-28 Sat-Sun New Student Orientation
Aug 27-28 Sat-Sun Residence halls open for returning students
Aug 29 Mon Classes begin
Sept 5 Mon Labor Day Holiday (no classes in session)
Oct 17-18 Mon-Tue Fall break (no classes in session)
Oct 28-30 Fri-Sun Fall Family Weekend
Nov 23-25 Wed-Fri Thanksgiving break (no classes in session)
Dec 16 Fri Final day of Fall Semester
Dec 17 Sat Residence halls close at Noon
Spring Semester 2023
Date Day Event
Jan 12 Thur Spring Move-in to Residence Halls (Spring Transfers)
Jan 13-15 Fri-Sun Spring Transfer Orientation
Jan 15-16 Sun Spring Move-in to Residence Halls (Returning Students)
Jan 16 Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes in session)
Jan 17 Tue Classes begin
Mar 13-17 Mon-Fri Spring break
Mar 31 Fri César Chavez Day (no classes in session)
May 12 Wed Final Day of Spring Semester
May 13 Sat Commencement
May 14 Sun Residence halls close at Noon
Fall Semester 2023
Date Day Event
Aug 19 Sat New Student Move-in / Family Orientation
Aug 19-27 Sat-Sun New Student Orientation
Aug 26-27 Sat-Sun Residence halls open for returning students
Aug 28 Mon Classes begin
Sept 4 Mon Labor Day Holiday (no classes in session)
Oct TBA Family Weekend
Oct 16-17 Mon-Tue Fall break (no classes in session)
Nov 22-24 Wed-Fri Thanksgiving break (no classes in session)
Dec 15 Fri Final day of Fall Semester
Dec 16 Sat Residence halls close at Noon
Spring Semester 2024
Date Day Event
Jan 11 Thur Spring Move-in to Residence Halls (Spring Transfers)
Jan 12-14 Fri-Sun Spring Transfer Orientation
Jan 14-15 Sun Spring Move-in to Residence Halls (Returning Students)
Jan 15 Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes in session)
Jan 16 Tue Classes begin
Mar 11-15 Mon-Fri Spring break
Mar 29 Fri César Chavez Day (no classes in session)
May 10 Wed Final Day of Spring Semester
May 11 Sat Commencement
May 12 Sun Residence halls close at Noon
Fall Semester 2024
Date Day Event
Aug 17 Sat New Student Move-in / Family Orientation
Aug 17-25 Sat-Sun New Student Orientation
Aug 24-25 Sat-Sun Residence halls open for returning students
Aug 26 Mon Classes begin
Sept 3 Mon Labor Day Holiday (no classes in session)
Oct TBA Family Weekend
Oct 14-15 Mon-Tue Fall break (no classes in session)
Nov 27-29 Wed-Fri Thanksgiving break (no classes in session)
Dec 13 Fri Final day of Fall Semester
Dec 14 Sat Residence halls close at Noon
Spring Semester 2025
Date Day Event
Jan 16 Thur Spring Move-in to Residence Halls (Spring Transfers)
Jan 17-19 Fri-Sun Spring Transfer Orientation
Jan 19-20 Sun Spring Move-in to Residence Halls (Returning Students)
Jan 20 Mon Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes in session)
Jan 21 Tue Classes begin
Mar 17-21 Mon-Fri Spring break
Mar 28 Fri César Chavez Day (no classes in session)
May 16 Wed Final Day of Spring Semester
May 17 Sat Commencement
May 18 Sun Residence halls close at Noon

Fall Semester 2025 and Spring Semester 2026 schedule coming soon.

*The dates listed above are subject to change.

Alumni & Family Ambassadors

Since its founding in 1963, Pitzer College has relied on alumni and family volunteers to create a connected community and make an impact on the lives of Pitzer students. Please join this proud tradition and share your volunteer interest today.

Volunteer Opportunities

Be a Career Services Ambassador and provide Pitzer students real-world experience and advice to further their career development. Offer job-shadowing or internship opportunities through the Office of Career Services.

Be an Event Ambassador and help plan engagement activities for the Pitzer community. Volunteer regionally or at on-campus events such as Family Orientation or Family Weekend. Due to the pandemic, all events will be held until further notice.

Be a Social Media Ambassador, or “super user,” to promote Pitzer. Post, like, and share your unique experiences and the latest news about the College.

Be a Fundraising Ambassador and encourage others to invest in the Pitzer experience.

Pitzer’s Institute for Global/Local Action & Study (IGLAS) invites you to become an IGLAS Ambassador. IGLAS prepares Pitzer students to be engaged, socially responsible citizens of the world through a variety of resources, including the College’s FirstGen Program and the Office of Fellowships & Scholarships. As an IGLAS Ambassador, you can offer encouragement to first-generation college students during their Pitzer journey. IGLAS is also looking for volunteers who have received post-graduate awards, such as Fulbright and Watson fellowships, to share their experiences and advice with current students who are applying for one of these prestigious honors.         

Be an Admission Ambassador and help conduct interviews with prospective students in your area (alumni only).

Be a member of the Alumni Board or Family Leadership Council and inspire others to be involved with Pitzer.

Family Association

The mission of the Pitzer College Family Association is to serve and engage the community by fostering relationships between families and the College, support in developing engaged, socially responsible citizens of the world, and initiate and lead programs that further the advancement of the College.

All parents of current students and alumni at Pitzer College are considered members of the Family Association.

View the past presidents of the Family Association.

Family Leadership Council

The Family Leadership Council (FLC) serves as the leadership and representative volunteer organization for the Pitzer College Family Association, which is directed by the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement.

The mission of the Family Leadership Council is to uphold the core values of Pitzer College through organized family outreach. As family ambassadors, the Family Leadership Council assists the Alumni & Family Engagement office with the design and implementation of programs to engage families and cultivate support for the College.

Family Leadership Council Members: 2022–23

Arnold Longboy P’23, FLC Co-President
London, England

Rosalie Gutierrez Ledesma P’24, FLC Co-President
San Jose, CA

Shari Simon P’22, P’25
Moraga, CA

Jamie Rhodes P’22
La Jolla, CA

Arman Ariane P’23
Claremont, CA

Mojgan “Morgan” Ariane P’23
Claremont, CA

Susie Balch Longboy P’23
London, England

Catherine Brown P’20
Little Falls, NJ

Lisa Gamble P’23
Cambridge, MA

Syed Zaeem “Z” Hosain P’22
San Jose, CA

Raeena Lari P’22
San Jose, CA

Caroline Moassessi P’20
Reno, NV

Linda Quan P’22
South Pasadena, CA

Megan Swezey Fogarty P’22
Palo Alto, CA

Carl Taibl P’21
Danville, CA

Fan Chen P’25
El Paso, TX

Victoria Milano P’25
HIngham, MA

Michele Oram P’25
White Plains, NY

Darlene Robles P’25
Whittier, CA

Jim Ranney P’25
Baltimore, MD

Mindi Ranney P’25
Baltimore, MD

Lynette Tamayo P’25
Diamond Bar, CA

Ekta Champsi P’26
San Diego, CA