Family Weekend Frequently Asked Questions

Attendees in a colaborative classroom at family weekend 2017

When is Family Weekend?
Family Weekend 2023 takes place from Friday, November 10, through Sunday, November 12, 2023.

What is Family Weekend?
Family Weekend is an annual event organized by Pitzer to welcome veterans and new families, which allows families to visit their college students, experience campus life, engage with other families, and meet the faculty and alumni in various activities.

Where is Family Weekend held?
The majority of Family Weekend events are held on Pitzer’s campus however we also organize activities at other Claremont Colleges. Here is an interactive map of the Claremont Colleges

I am the parent of a Pitzer sophomore, junior, or senior and have attended Family Weekend before. Is there something new for me?
Absolutely! All parents are sure to find unique faculty talks and panel discussions. Plus, Pitzer students change every year they’re here. Family Weekend is a great chance to meet your student’s new favorite professor or learn about programs that have sparked a new interest.

Can siblings or other family members attend Family Weekend?
Yes! Family Weekend is not limited to parents only. It is open to other family members, such as siblings, grandparents, and extended family. Some activities may have age restrictions, so check the event details for verification.

What activities are usually provided by Pitzer during Family Weekend?
This weekend promises an array of activities, providing a perfect opportunity to reconnect with your students and meet their friends, and cherished professors. You’ll also be able to explore their favorite spots on campus, see Claremont’s charm, foster connections with other Pitzer families, take part in social gatherings, engage in enlightening extraordinary faculty talks, and show your support for our Sagehen athletes.

A preliminary schedule is below. Be sure to keep an eye on the Family Weekend online schedule for updates:

  • Friday, November 10: Exciting programming commences around noon.
  • Saturday, November 11: A full day of engaging activities.
  • Sunday, November 12: Morning activities and a delightful community brunch.

Where can I stay during Family Weekend?
We have blocked a few neighboring hotels for Family Weekend. Be sure to check with the hotels for accommodation and booking procedures information. Reserve your accommodations here.

Is there a cost associated with Family Weekend?
Yes, there are three different registration options that cover the cost of activities, meals, and any materials provided during the weekend. You can choose whichever option best suites your family’s needs:

Option # 1 (All Inclusive) – $110 per person: This comprehensive package covers Friday through Sunday programming, including access to meal tickets.

  • Friday: Lunch and dinner 
  • Saturday: brunch and dinner 
  • Sunday: Brunch 

Option # 2 (Saturday Only) – $60 per person: Enjoy access to all Saturday programming and receive lunch and dinner meal tickets for Saturday.

Option # 3 (General Registration) – $10 per person: This option grants programming access throughout the weekend but excludes meal tickets.

If your student has a meal plan, they can swipe their ID card at the dining hall entrance. Students without a meal plan can pay the student rate upon entry. Find more information about meal plans and student pricing.

How can I register for Family Weekend?
Registration details are on the Family Weekend 2023 webpage. Be sure to check the registration deadlines and procedures.

What should I bring or wear to Family Weekend?
We recommend comfortable clothing and walking shoes as you explore the Pitzer campus and neighboring campuses. You should bring any necessary personal items depending on the weather and planned activities.

Where can I view photos of the last Family Weekend?
You can view photos from Family Weekend 2022 on our Flickr page.

Click here to view photos from Family Weekend 2020.

How can I get more information about Family Weekend?
Visit the Family Weekend 2023 webpage or email us at [email protected] to request any additional information.

Start planning! We eagerly look forward to seeing you in November!