Dear Pitzer Community,

I am pleased to report that we are planning for in-person instruction and residential living on campus at Pitzer this fall. The first day of classes will be August 30, 2021. More information on the academic calendar and other important dates will be shared soon.

Our planning takes into account that vaccine availability will be expanded to all members of our community over the next few months, that infection rates continue to decline and that public health authorities ease the current restrictions in place for our region. Your health and safety will continue to be our top priority in every circumstance and scenario.

As I mentioned in my message of March 8, Student Health Services (SHS) of The Claremont Colleges was approved as a COVID-19 vaccination site. I am so pleased to report the SHS has administered more than 500 doses to eligible faculty, staff, students, and the local community. All this done in only the past few weeks. SHS is prepared to continue to provide vaccinations throughout the spring and summer as we bring students back to campus in Claremont.

Continually updated information on Pitzer’s plans and COVID-19 can be found here. Information on student housing for the fall semester will be shared in the next few days, as will other important information and dates regarding move-in and orientation for new students.

New students can also access the Admission portal where they can find details on admitted student events, orientation, medical insurance, and more. All students should continue to keep an eye out for emails and information shared via social media about fall semester plans and dates.

The Pitzer Community is resilient, resourceful, and determined. I am so proud of our collective efforts to educate, care for, and sustain each other over the past year. I look forward to being together in person, this fall. Until then, continue to remain careful – wear masks, social distance, and please vaccinate as soon as you are eligible.

Provida Futuri,

Melvin L. Oliver