New Student Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation is Friday January 17th – Saturday January 18th, 2020.

All new spring transfer students who will be living on campus should plan on checking in on Thursday, January 16, 2020 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Students should plan on checking at the Gold Student Health & Wellness Center front desk to get their ID cards for their residence hall rooms and orientation materials.


Welcome to Pitzer College from Orientation Programs! Whether you are joining us in August or January as a first-time, transfer, or New Resources student, New Student Orientation (NSO) marks the official beginning of your Pitzer college adventure. We are very excited to join you in your journey at Pitzer. You’ve made a wise choice, Pitzer is a great place to study and live!

NSO is a program designed to introduce you to many aspects of life at Pitzer. You will meet with faculty, staff and other students for discussions, advising and social events. You will register for classes and settle into your new routine. During the week you will also have the opportunity to learn about the following:

  • The nature of a Pitzer education and the unique educational opportunities available here.
  • Our educational objectives, academic policies, course planning, majors and graduation requirements.
  • How to make the most out of your Pitzer experience and how to personalize it through independent study programs, seminars, internships and study abroad opportunities.
  • How to actively participate in residential living and campus life.
  • Your financial aid options including grants, loans and part-time employment opportunities.
  • The campus environment at Pitzer and how to make safe and well-informed decisions.
  • Student involvement in campus organizations, service learning and governance.

Browse the New Student Orientation menu to the right/below to find out more information about all aspects of your transition experience.

For any immediate questions about New Student Orientation please contact the Orientation Staff.