Orientation Adventure (OA) is the off-campus component of Pitzer’s fall new student orientation program. Student participants spend four days on excursions with 10-15 of their peers in, above, and around the Los Angeles Basin and the greater Southern California area. From surfing to social justice, backpacking to bicycling, sustainability to dabbling in LA’s food scene; the breadth of trips is intentionally broad and inclusive. Students, staff and faculty have constructed each trip to engage the College’s Community Values: Community, Diversity, Dialogue, Inquiry and Action, all while being mindful of the program’s most fundamental goal– to foster the development of meaningful relationships between new students.
All incoming students who are not New Resources Students, transfer students or exchange students are required to go on an OA trip as part of their broader orientation to Pitzer College. NRS and transfer students are highly encouraged to register to participate in the OA program. At this time an OA trip is not an option for exchange students.
Important Fall 2019 OA Dates
|Friday, May 3||Fall 2019 OA Trip descriptions available online|
|Friday, May 17||Online trip registration begins|
|Friday, June 15||Online trip registration closes for first-year students|
|Monday, July 8||Online trip registration closest for transfer & New Resource students|
|Tuesday, July 30||Students notified of trip placement via SageDen portal|
|Saturday, August 24||New Student Move-In Day & OA trip meetings|
|Sunday, August 25||On-campus orientation and OA trip preparations|
|Monday, August 26||OA trips depart in morning|
|Tuesday, August 27||OA trips away from campus. Athletes on OA trips return to campus in evening to continue participating in athletic practices.|
|Wednesday, August 28||OA trips away from campus|
|Thursday, August 29||New Resource Student OA Trip all day |
OA trips return to campus in late afternoon