New Student Orientation Schedule

Although orientation for new students will look different this year, we desire to warmly welcome students to the Pitzer community and introduce them to the many resources at Pitzer and the Claremont Colleges – through our academic orientation program, campus life educational sessions, and online social events with other new students and Pitzer student leaders. And, despite not being able to offer our traditional on-campus New Student Orientation or Orientation Adventure programs this fall, we are planning on providing new students with opportunities to make meaningful connections with other Pitzer students.  

Below are the New Student Orientation schedules, broken down by First-Year students and by Transfer & New Resource students. Please review the schedule that incoming Pitzer students should anticipate following during July and August. The current orientation schedule covers the initial academic orientation schedule that will prepare our new students to begin classes on August 24th, but there will be ongoing programming, mentorship, and resources that will be shared with new students throughout the entire fall semester.

Due to moving the New Student Orientation program online all of the academic orientation this fall will be hosted online. If you have a concern about having access to reliable internet during this time, please contact orientation@pitzer.edu.

  • First Year Student Schedule
    Wed. July 15th

     

    Email Everfi Online Learning Modules Live ·  Completion of the online learning modules is required by August 7th.
    Tues. July 21st

     

    Email New Student Orientation (NSO) Sakai* Site Live

     

    ·  Between Tuesday July 21st and Monday July 27th, new students can review the current information posted on the NSO Sakai site, which will include the most up to date orientation timeline, language placement exam overview, previously recorded JUICE presentations, and a few other relevant resources.

    ·  *Sakai is the course management and collaborative learning environment that serves the Claremont Colleges. It is used to deliver course materials, set up learning activities, and collaborate on projects.

    Mon. July 27th

    1pm PDT

     

    Mandatory Zoom Webinar “Pitzer College’s Academic Orientation Overview” with First-Year Seminar Director Sarah Gilman and Associate Dean Phil Zuckerman ·  The Zoom webinar link for this required webinar will be posted on the NSO Sakai site.

    ·  If a student is unable to attend this webinar live, it will be posted on the NSO Sakai site afterwards.

    Mon. July 27th –

    Fri. July 31st

     

    New Student Process Math & Language Placement Exams Live

     

    ·  Pre-registration is NOT required to take a placement exam. Information about who should take these exams and the options available will be outlined on the NSO Sakai site under the “Placement Exam” tabs.
    Wednesday July 29th, 11:00am PDT

     

    Zoom Webinar “Success in the Sciences” with Dean of Science of Keck Science Ulysses Sofia and Pre-Health Professions Advisor Susie Fang ·  The Zoom webinar link will be posted on the NSO Sakai site. If a student is unable to attend this webinar live, it will be posted on the NSO Sakai site afterwards.

    ·  Although not a mandatory session, if you are interested in a science major or a career in medicine, you should attend this live webinar.

    Tues. August 4th

     

    Email First-Year Seminar Announcement ·  All students will be contacted about their FYS course and faculty advisor assignment.
    Tues. August 4th

     

    Email New Student Guide Announcement

     

    ·  New Student Guides are student leaders who will be assigned to a group of new students (based on FYS class, transfer or New Resource) to assist with the academic transition into Pitzer and will provide ongoing support and community-building throughout the fall semester.
    Tues. August 4th

     

    Mandatory Asynchronous Presentation Course Registration & MyCampus2 Portal Overview

     

    ·  This presentation will be posted under the “Registration” tab on the NSO Sakai site.

    ·  It is important that all new students watch this presentation before they start preparing for course registration.

    Wed. August 5th

    1pm PDT

     

    Mandatory Zoom Meeting First-Year Seminar Meetings

     

    ·  During this meeting you will meet your FYS Advisor and sign up for an individual advising appointment

    ·  Zoom links for each section will be posted on the NSO Sakai site. Note that some sections may meet at a different time.

    Thurs. August 6th – Mon. August 10th

     

    Mandatory Meeting Individual Academic Advising for First-Year Students ·  These appointment times will be set up during your FYS meetings on Wednesday, August 5th.
    Tues. August 11th – Wed. August 12th

     

    New Student Process First-Year Student Course Registration

     

    ·  All new students will be emailed by the Registrar’s Office on August 5th with your individual course registration time slot on August 11th or August 12th.

    ·  New students will be able to get registration assistance from your New Student Guide, if desired.

    Fri. August 14th

    2:30pm PDT

    Zoom Webinar Student Support Services Snapshot During this webinar you will hear from the Office of Student Affairs and resource centers from The Claremont College Service, about some of the resources, services and programs that Pitzer students have access to during this semester online and throughout your time at Pitzer.
    Monday August 17th

    2:30pm-3:30pm PDT

    Zoom Webinar Conversations with Pitzer Student Leaders Hear from the Pitzer Student Senate Executive Board about ways to get involved in student governance, student clubs and organizations, and other aspects of community life. Additionally, get your questions answered by both Senate and all the New Student Guides about being a Pitzer student this semester.
    Friday August 21st

    11:00am – 12:00pm PDT

    Zoom Webinar Community Engagement Center Orientation Join us in learning about the Social Responsibility Praxis (SRP) & Social Justice Theory (SJT) internship & course requirements, receive a basic introduction to some of our core partners, meet this year’s Community Engagement Center (CEC) staff, and find out about jobs through the CEC.

     

     

  • Transfer & New Resource Student Schedule
    Tues. July 21st

     

    Email New Student Orientation (NSO) Sakai* Site Live

     

    ·  Between Tuesday July 21st and Monday July 27th, new students can review the current information posted on the NSO Sakai site, which will include the most up to date orientation timeline, language placement exam overview, previously recorded JUICE presentations, and a few other relevant resources.

    ·  *Sakai is the course management and collaborative learning environment that serves the Claremont Colleges. It is used to deliver course materials, set up learning activities, and collaborate on projects.

    Mon. July 27th

    1pm PDT

     

    Mandatory Zoom Webinar “Pitzer College’s Academic Orientation Overview” with First-Year Seminar Director Sarah Gilman and Associate Dean Phil Zuckerman ·  The Zoom webinar link for this required webinar will be posted on the NSO Sakai site.

    ·  If a student is unable to attend this webinar live, it will be posted on the NSO Sakai site afterwards.

    Mon. July 27th –

    Fri. July 31st

     

    New Student Process Math & Language Placement Exams Live

     

    ·  Pre-registration is NOT required to take a placement exam. Information about who should take these exams and the options available will be outlined on the NSO Sakai site under the “Placement Exam” tabs.
    Wednesday July 29th, 11:00am PDT

     

    Zoom Webinar “Success in the Sciences” with Dean of Science of Keck Science Ulysses Sofia and Pre-Health Professions Advisor Susie Fang ·  The Zoom webinar link will be posted on the NSO Sakai site. If a student is unable to attend this webinar live, it will be posted on the NSO Sakai site afterwards.

    ·  Although not a mandatory session, if Pitzer students have any interest in studying science, you should plan to attend this live webinar.

    Mon. August 3rd

    2pm PDT

     

    Mandatory Zoom Meeting Transfer Student and New Resource Student Meeting

     

    ·  All Transfer and New Resource students should plan to attend this meeting to hear about the course that Michael Ballagh will be teaching this fall, and hear about the fall advising process for transfer and New Resource students.

    ·  A Zoom link for this meeting will be posted on the NSO Sakai site.

    Mon. August 3rd

     

    Email New Student Guide Announcement

     

    ·  New Student Guides are student leaders who will be assigned to a group of new students (based on FYS class, transfer or New Resource) to assist with the academic transition into Pitzer and will provide ongoing support and community-building throughout the fall semester.
    Tues. August 4th – Thurs. August 6th Mandatory Meeting Individual Academic Advising Meetings for Transfer and New Resource Students ·  These appointments will be set up during the meeting on Monday, August 3rd.

     

    Tues. August 4th

     

    Mandatory Asynchronous Presentation Course Registration & MyCampus2 Portal Overview

     

    ·  This presentation will be posted under the “Registration” tab on the NSO Sakai site.

    ·  It is important that all new students watch this presentation before they start preparing for course registration.

    Fri. August 7th –

    Mon. August 10th

     

    Mandatory Zoom Webinar Transfer Student and New Resource Student Course Registration ·  All new students will be emailed by the Registrar’s Office on August 5th with your individual course registration time slot.

     

    Tues. August 11th – Wed. August 12th

     

    New Student Process First-Year Student Course Registration

     

    ·  All new students will be emailed by the Registrar’s Office on August 5th with your individual course registration time slot on August 11th or August 12th.

    ·  New students will be able to get registration assistance from your New Student Guide, if desired.

    Fri. August 14th

    2:30pm – 4pm PDT

    Zoom Webinar Student Support Services Snapshot During this webinar you will hear from the Office of Student Affairs and resource centers from The Claremont College Service, about some of the resources, services and programs that Pitzer students have access to during this semester online and throughout your time at Pitzer.
    Monday August 17th

    2:30pm-3:30pm PDT

    Zoom Webinar Conversations with Pitzer Student Leaders Hear from the Pitzer Student Senate Executive Board about ways to get involved in student governance, student clubs and organizations, and other aspects of community life. Additionally, get your questions answered by both Senate and all the New Student Guides about being a Pitzer student this semester.
    Friday August 21st

    11am – 12pm PDT

    Zoom Webinar Community Engagement Center Orientation Join us in learning about the Social Responsibility Praxis (SRP) & Social Justice Theory (SJT) internship & course requirements, receive a basic introduction to some of our core partners, meet this year’s Community Engagement Center (CEC) staff, and find out about jobs through the CEC.
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