Move-In Day & Transition Details

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We hope you’re getting excited for the trek to campus. We are just THRILLED to have our student body back on-campus this fall. As you approach move-in day, please review this website in its entirety. There’s lots of info to review here, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any additional questions! housing@pitzer.edu

First-Year Student Move-In for Orientation: Saturday, Aug. 21

Sophomore & Transfer Student Move-In for Orientation Program: Sunday, Aug. 22

Family Orientation information can be found here.

  • Pre-Arrival Information
    • Pre-Arrival COVID Expectations: 
      • Please review the complete COVID information below.
      • All Pitzer students will be required to complete a PCR COVID-19 test at least 72 hours prior to move-in arrival and produce a negative test upon move-in arrival.
      • Students are allowed up to two move-in helpers during the allocated move-in period. Move-in helpers must provide their vaccination record card OR a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken at least 72 hours upon arrival at check in table.  
      • Students and move-in helpers should complete their Healthy Pitzer screening form the morning of move-in/prior to their arrival. We will ask to see the green check mark/confirmation email on your phone upon arrival.  
      • Be sure to bring masks with you as masks will be required for ALL, indoors and outdoors, on move-in days.
    • Pre-Arrival Logistics:
      • Be sure to know/write down your building and room number! You’ll need to know this upon arrival.
      • Plan to only bring one car to move-in day as we have very limited parking on-campus.  
      • Each student can bring up to two (2) move-in helpers/family members on move-in day. 
  • Check-In Process (Main Campus or Pitzer@CCA?)

    Main Campus (Pitzer, Atherton, Sanborn, Skandera, West, East, and Mead Halls)

    • All students will check-in during their two-hour assigned move-in slot on their assigned day.
    • As you turn from Claremont Blvd. And onto 9th Street
      • Pitzer staff and students will welcome you and hand you some printed materials.
      • These materials will be your move-in maps, a parking pass, meal tickets, COVID reminders, Wi-Fi info, and other move-in day info. 
    • As you enter the East Mesa Parking lot, you will meet a PIT Crew helper who will: 
      • Review your PCR COVID negative test results (students) and move-in helpers vaccine cards OR PCR COVID negative test results
      • Review your green check marks from the Healthy Pitzer screening 
      • Give you your ID card/keys and ID card holder
        • NOTE: Only students can check-in to receive their ID card; IDs and/or keys will not be issued to family members or friends.

     

    Pitzer@CCA (Claremont Collegiate Apartments)

    • Please check-in and arrive directly to CCA, Building B, to check-in.
    • Review the Pitzer@CCA move-in day map (last page)
    • When you arrive outside the CCA Office, Building B, you will:
      • Pitzer ResLife Staff will:
        • Review your PCR COVID negative test results (students) and move-in helpers vaccine cards OR PCR COVID negative test results
        • Review your green check marks from the Healthy Pitzer screening 
        • You will then:
      • CCA Management Staff will give out:
        • Info sheet with CCA amenities
          • Ex: Mail info, WiFi, gym, printing, codes, work order, etc.
        • Bike registration (optional)
        • Car registration (optional)
        • Get apartment keys 

  • Moving In & In the Room
    • After getting your ID card/keys at check-in, you’ll want to drive (or walk) to the unloading location closest to your room assignment. Please refer to the New student maps 
    • Once you’ve parked, identify the closest “PIT Crew Orange Carts” info table. This is where you can checkout a PIT Crew helper and an orange cart to help unload.  
    • Upon arrival at the room:
      • Air Flow: We ask that you keep all windows and doors open in student rooms when non-household members are in the room. You should also use the outdoor benches in the hallways (PAS/WES Halls) instead of sitting in the rooms.  
      • Complete your Room Condition Report (RCR) on your Residence homepage
      • Meet your RA!
      • Complete your door decoration/name tag on your door (optional)
    • Once the 2-hour move-in window is over, we ask all families move their cars from the designated unloading zones to alternative parking areas (see maps above) and return the moving carts so the next group of students and families can conveniently move-in.
  • After Move-In
    • Please move your vehicle to one of the designated parking locations on the New student maps 
    • During this time you can:
      • Settle into the room
      • Pick-up a free wellness kit from Strive2Thrive (Skandera Courtyard)
      • Grab a free picnic blanket from the Advancement Office (GSC Patio)
      • Visit the Pitzer Store for some swag (GSC Patio)
      • Connect at the Families Lounge (GSC Patio)
    • Depending on your move-in time, you will receive two family meal tickets for either lunch OR dinner. Students can eat with their families during these meals or not. There is no formal programming during meals. 
    • Review your Orientation schedule 
    • The first Orientation session will begin at 6:30pm on move-in day. This is when students can plan to say goodbye to their families and will join their RAs for first meetings and orientation sessions.   
    • Family Engagement is hosting a reception for families at 6:30pm on both move-in days as well.
  • COVID Safety During Move-In

    Pitzer Pathway Forward

    • Please take a moment to review our Pitzer Pathway Forward website which encompasses our return to campus planning for Fall 2021.

    PCR COVID Test 72 Hours Prior to Arrival

    • All Pitzer students will be required to complete a PCR COVID – 19 test at least   72 hours prior to move-in arrival and produce a negative test upon move-in arrival

    Move-In Helpers: COVID Vaccine Proof OR Negative PCR COVID Test Prior to Arrival

    • Students are allowed up to two move-in helpers during the allocated move-in period. Move-in helpers must provide their vaccination record card OR a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken at least 72 hours upon arrival at check in table.

    Healthy Pitzer Screening Form

    Face Coverings/Masks

    • ALL students, staff, faculty, families, friends, and move-in helpers who are participating in move-in must wear a face mask on all large move-in days (regardless of vaccination status). This will be in effect Aug. 21/22 and Aug. 28/29.
    • Masks may only be removed to eat outdoors, drink water, or when a student is inside their room/suite with only their “household” members.
  • Getting Yourself Here

    By Plane

    We recommend flying into Ontario International Airport, located six miles east of Claremont, rather than Los Angeles International Airport.

    By Automobile
    The Claremont Colleges are easily reached from either Interstate 10 or 210 Freeway.

    Parking
    Once you have entered the College grounds via Ninth Street, park in East Mesa parking lot, the first lot on your right.

    Click here for more information about getting to Pitzer.

  • Getting Your Stuff Here

    Sending Mail & Packages to Pitzer

    Please do not ship packages to Pitzer before August 2, 2021 due to limited space in the mail center. Additionally, do not send items that you will need immediately upon your arrival to campus (for example, important documents or medication). If you are a new student that is arriving to campus early due to athletics or a required quarantine, you can ship your packages to arrive the week before your early arrival to campus.

     

    Any boxes sent to Pitzer should be marked and addressed as follows:

    Hold for New Student: (Student’s Name, Room Number, and Mailbox Number)
    Pitzer College
    1050 North Mills Avenue
    Claremont, CA 91711

    Mailbox Numbers can be found on students’ mycampus2portal in early August.

     

    Package Shipped BEFORE Move-In Days

    Any package received by the mail center on-campus for a student by the Thursday before move-in days (Thursday, Aug. 19 – orientation students) will be pre-delivered to the student’s assigned residence hall room. All packages received after these dates will need to be picked up at the mail center.

     

    Mail Center Hours: 

    The mail center is typically open Monday through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm. The Mail Center is not open on weekends for students to collect packages, although students can access any mail that is already in their assigned mailbox from the work week. Students can access Amazon packages 24/7 via our on-campus Amazon Locker, named Lizzie.

    The mail center will be open for additional hours on new student and returning student move-in days: Saturday, Aug. 21; Sunday, Aug. 22; Saturday, Aug. 28; Sunday, Aug. 29 from 8am-5pm

     

    For more information on the Mail Center please visit their website.

  • PIT Crew Move-In Helpers

    The PIT Crew is a team of volunteer Pitzer staff, faculty, trustees and family members who will be available during all move-in days to:

    • Help students move-in with the use of our handy orange carts
    • Answer questions at strategic info/refreshment tables
    • Provide directions to various on-campus resources
    • Support all parts of the move-in day process

    PIT crew volunteers will be wearing orange lanyards and a big button with the “PIT Crew” logo.

  • Re-Room Sale on Move-In Day

    Re-Room

    Fall 2021 Re-Room: Aug. 28/29, open from 8am-5pm, cash only! 

    Founded in 2013, Re-Room looks to re-circulate a wide range of materials each year, keeping our stuff in our community and reducing waste campus-wide!  We encourage new students to shop at the Re-Room sale on move-in day in August to find refrigerators, microwaves, couches, lamps, fans, bookshelves, shower caddies, trash cans, etc.

    If you can’t find what you need at Re-Room, then consider purchasing new appliances/furniture, reuse them every year, and give them to Re-Room at the end of your time at Pitzer for future students to us.