Fall New Student Orientation | August 20-28, 2022

Below you will find the New Student Orientation schedule for first year and transfer students. Please note: schedule is subject to change and more details will be available as we approach NSO. Students will also get access to the Orientation schedule app once they arrive on campus.

Other Orientation Schedules:

Saturday, August 20

8:00 -11:00 AM | New Student Move In (slots will be assigned by last name; move in-specific details can be found here)

  • 8:00 – 8:45 AM: S-Z
  • 8:45 – 9:30 AM: M-R
  • 9:30 – 10:15 AM: G-L
  • 10:15 – 11:00 AM: A-F

12:00 – 12:45 PM | New Student Campus Welcome (Parent & Family afternoon schedule and sessions can be found here)

12:45 – 3:00 PM | Lunch with your Resident Assistant & Hangs with your Floor

5:00 – 6:30 PM | Community BBQ, Resource Fair, and President’s Farewell Message

7:00 – 10:00 PM | Life in the ResHalls Session and Social

Sunday, August 21

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM | Student Affairs Welcome, Campus Introductions, and OA Group Meetings

1:30 – 3:30 PM | Academic Overview Session and First Year Seminar Group Meetings (A note for transfer students: You will not participate in the First Year Seminar Group Meetings and will be given specific info next steps at the Academic Overview portion of this session.)

3:45 – 10:00 PM | Orientation Adventure Group Preparations & Bonding

Monday, August 22 – Wednesday, August 24

Orientation Adventure Trips | you’ll get more details about schedules from your OA Leader when you arrive on campus

Thursday, August 25

all day | Individual Academic Advising Appointments (you’ll set up a time slot with your Advisor prior to this day)

8:00 – 9:00 AM | Breakfast with your Academic Guide

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Academic Guide Drop In Hours

1:00 – 5:00 PM | Sagehen Shuttles to Target

6:30 – 8:30 PM | Beyond AlcoholEDU Session

Friday, August 26

all day | Course Registration (you’ll be assigned a time slot by the Registrar prior to this day)

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Academic Guide Drop In Hours

9:30 – 10:30 AM | Academic Success & Opportunities Panel A

10:30 – 11:30 AM | Academic Success & Opportunities Panel B

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Academic Resource Fair

1:00 – 5:00 PM | Sagehen Shuttles to Target

6:30 – 8:30 PM | Title IX and Sexual Assault and Prevention Session

Saturday, August 27

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Living Our Values Session A (time slots will be assigned prior to this day)

2:00 – 4:00 PM | Living Our Values Session B (time slots will be assigned prior to this day)

Sunday, August 28

morning | Class Tours and Resource Roundabout

2:00 – 5:00 PM | Social Community Event


Key Fall Events

Wednesday, August 31, 3:30 – 5:00 PM | Pitzer Resource Fair

Thursday, September 1, 3:30 – 5:00 PM | Pitzer On-Campus Job Fair

Thursday, September 8, 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Pitzer Club Fair

Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 – 8:00 PM | 5C Club Fair

Friday, September 2, 10:30 AM | Convocation for the Class of 2026 and Faculty only (This event will be live streamed and recorded here: https://www.pitzer.edu/event/convocation-2/)

Friday, September 2, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM | Pitzer Community Celebration Lunch & Ice Cream Social (more info here)