Spring Orientation

Pre-Arrival Virtual Orientation

Zoom links will available on Sakai. Be on the lookout for email communications with more details about accessing Sakai. All times are in PST.

Thursday, January 5, 10:00 – 11:00 AM | Academic Orientation – This session will serve as your introduction to academic life at Pitzer. You’ll hear from the Dean of Faculty’s office, learn about various Pitzer polices, and get acquainted with the registration process. This is a mandatory session.

Friday, January 6 | Academic Advising – You’ll set up a virtual appointment with your advisor during the Academic Orientation session.

  • 2:00 – 5:00 PM | Academic Guide Drop In – You Academic Guide will be available for drop in support as your prepare to register for classes. They can answer any questions you have, talk through course options, and provide details on what to expect.

Monday, January 9 | Course Registration – You will receive more info at Academic Orientation and Academic Advising.

  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Academic Guide Drop In – You Academic Guide will be available for drop in support as your register for classes.
On Campus Orientation

Thursday, January 12 | New Student Move InPlease visit this webpage for more info regarding move in and pre-arrival Covid testing requirements.

  • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | New Student Move In, Admissions Office Patio
  • 3:30 – 5:00 PM | Family Engagement Mixer, The Grove House
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Dinner with your Orientation Leaders, McConnell Dining Hall
  • 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Student Hangout, TBD

Friday, January 13 | Orientation Sessions

  • 8:30 – 9:30 AM | Breakfast Available, McConnell Dining Hall
  • 10:00 – 11:15 AM | Welcome & Student Support Resources session (required for all new students), The Grove House
  • 12:00 – 1:15 PM | Lunch with Student Affairs, McConnell Dining Hall
  • 1:30 – 2:45 PM | Campus Policies & Resources session (required for all new students), The Grove House
  • 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Target Runs, Orientation Leaders will provide more info
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Dinner Available, McConnell Dining Hall
  • 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Student Hangout, TBD

Saturday, January 14  | Orientation Adventure Trip

  • 10:00 AM | Leave for LA, meet at the Admission Office Patio
  • Orientation Leaders will provide more info for the day
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Dinner Available, McConnell Dining Hall

Sunday, January 15 | Claremont Day

  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Brunch Available, McConnell Dining Hall (but we encourage you to go at 10:30 AM so you don’t miss the tour at 11:30 AM)
  • 11:30 AM | Campus Tour & Walk to the Village, meet at the Admission Office Patio
  • 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Dinner Available, McConnell Dining Hall


If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].