Living on Campus

Residential living is an integral part of your educational experience and will give you valuable learning opportunities unique to life at Pitzer College.

All first-year students are required to live on campus and enter into a residency agreement. Exceptions to this policy may be made for new transfer students, students living with family, married students, students with children and students 24 years old or older. If you fall into one of these categories and wish to live off campus, contact the Residence Life Office at the information below.

The majority of our students live on campus in the residence halls. Residential living enables you to share in intellectual and educational pursuits while learning to live within a diverse community. It provides opportunities for individual growth through community involvement, interpersonal relationships and social interaction. Few learning situations in life are potentially more challenging or rewarding.

The Residence Life staff provides a variety of programs throughout the year. These include programs supporting wellness, social justice, sustainability, study abroad as well as a variety of community-building events in the residence halls and across the 5Cs. Look for flyers posted around your hall and let your Resident Assistant (RA) know what activities interest you.

  • Student Parking

    First Years & Sophomores

    As stated in the Student Handbook, first-year and sophomore students are not able to obtain a parking permit. Because of the extremely limited parking available to Pitzer students, exceptions to this policy are rarely able to be accommodated. The only three types of exceptions that can sometimes be made (subject to availability) are for those approved to live-off campus by housing to live with family, Career Services approved off-campus internships and medical accommodations. First- and second-year students may petition for exceptions to this policy via an online form that can be accessed online at The Transportation Coordinator and the Office of Student Affairs consider exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Please note that an exception may be made on a temporary basis and that an exception one year does not apply to the following year.

    Juniors & Seniors
    1. Go to (this link is only accessible on campus).
    2. Click on “Create New Account-Student” and enter your ID number from your Pitzer ID card, or login if you already have an account.
    3. Complete the required information or update existing information. If you are unable to create an account or login, a representative from Campus Safety can assist you.
    4. Bring your Pitzer ID, driver’s license, and DMV registration to the McConnell Lobby on Thursday during the third week of classes from 9 AM-12 PM or 1 PM-3 PM to pick up your parking permit or renewal sticker (look for emails for specifics). First years and sophomores must also bring confirmation that their parking permit petition was approved.

    If you miss the on-campus registration, stop by the Campus Safety office from 8-5 PM, Mon-Fri.

    Where can Pitzer students park?
    1. Holden Lot – East of McConnell in spots that are not specifically labeled for another purpose.
    2. Pitzer Road – there are few spots at the end that are not labeled.
    3. East Mesa Lot – in spots that are not specifically labeled for another purpose.