Family Orientation and Move-in Day 2024

We can’t wait for the Class of 2028 and transfer students to join us
Saturday, August 17, 2024!


8 a.m.–Noon 

Registration and Letter to Your Student
Multipurpose Room, Gold Student Health & Wellness Center
Begin your day by picking up your family information packet and lunch ticket, enjoying a light snack, and helping your student settle into their new home. Remember to dress comfortably as it can be quite warm!

*Make sure to stop by before noon for your lunch ticket.

*Registration will close in the Multipurpose Room at noon and will re-open in the McConnell Center Living Room at 1 p.m.

8 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Family and Friends Lounge, Pitzer Store, and Letter to Your Student
Living Room, McConnell Center
Take advantage of the Family Lounge for those in-between moments. Enjoy the air-conditioning, chat with fellow family members and ambassadors, purchase Pitzer merchandise, and participate in the cherished tradition of writing a heartfelt letter to your student, which will be delivered within the first few weeks of classes.

10:30 a.m.–11:15 p.m.

Athletics Information Session
Atrium, George C.S. Benson Auditorium
This session will provide opportunities to meet athletic administrators and other members of the Sagehen community. You will have the chance to ask questions about your student-athlete’s experience and learn ways to best support their success on and off the field.

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

New Student Gift from Alumni Association
Atrium, George C.S. Benson Auditorium
After moving your student into their new space, join us at the Benson Auditorium Atrium to receive a special welcome gift from the Alumni Association. This includes a note from a Class of 2024 graduate with valuable advice for embracing life at Pitzer.

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Family Welcome Lunch
Dining Hall, McConnell Center
Enjoy a meal from one of the nation’s top-ranked college dining halls while listening to presentations by President Strom Thacker and senior administrators. Seating inside the dining hall is limited. Please arrive on time to avoid interrupting the program.

*Overflow seating will be available upstairs in the Founders Room once maximum capacity is reached.

1:45–3:15 p.m.

Insights to Life at Pitzer Session
George C.S. Benson Auditorium
Hear from campus partners such as Academic Advising, Pitzer’s Academic Support Services (PASS), Strive2Thrive, Study Abroad, Career Services, Community Engagement Center (CEC), Residence Life, The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS), and Q&A.

*Additional seating for remote viewing in:
Fletcher Hall 104, 106, 110, 112
Broad Hall 110, 207, 210, 214

1:45–3 p.m. 

Información acerca de la vida en Pitzer en el Fletcher Jones Language and Culture Laboratory (Language Lab)
Broad Hall 209 Laboratorio de Lenguas y Cultura Fletcher Jones que está en el campus de Pitzer. Aprenderán más acerca de los recursos que hay en Pitzer como: (consejos) asesoramiento sobre los cursos y programas académicos, servicios que apoyan a los estudiantes, programas internacionales, servicios de carreras o profesiones, servicios comunitarios, e información sobre cómo será la vida de su estudiante en las residencias estudiantiles. 

3:15–4:15 p.m.

FirstGen Family Reception
Performance Space, Broad Center Patio
Students and families are invited to attend this session to learn about Pitzer’s FirstGen program, which supports students who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college. 

3:30–5 p.m.

Resource Fair
Multipurpose Room, Gold Student Health & Wellness Center
Visit the Pitzer Resources Fair to learn more about the various services and programs available to your student at Pitzer and The Claremont Colleges Services.

4:45–6 p.m.

Community Dinner
Dining Hall, McConnell Center

Toward the end of the day, students and families will come back together for a Community Dinner.
*Overflow seating will be available upstairs in the Founders Room once maximum
capacity is reached.

6:308 p.m.

Cheers and Tears Reception
The President’s Residence
Join President Strom Thacker, Isabelle Thacker, and Pitzer parent volunteers in celebrating this special moment as your student embarks on their new journey at Pitzer College.


Family Orientation registration is complimentary for your family’s first four (4) members (no need to register your incoming student—we’re already planning for them!). Each additional family member (beyond the first four) will cost $40 per person. Registration includes all programming, two full meals, and various receptions during the day.

Click here to find information about New Student Orientation.

Questions? Email [email protected].

Photos from last year’s Move-in Weekend