Move-In & Transition Details

Fall 2022 Move In | Saturday, August 20, 2022

Below you will find important information regarding new student move in! If you’re looking for info about the housing selection process, please visit this website.

New student check in slots will be assigned by last name.

  • 8:00 – 8:45 AM: S – Z
  • 8:45 – 9:30 AM: M – R
  • 9:30 – 10:15 AM: G – L
  • 10:15 – 11:00 AM: A – F

  • Pre-Arrival COVID Testing & Vaccination Requirements

    All students will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test completed three to five days prior to their arrival and two to three days after their arrival on campus in August. However, if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days (prior to your move-in date), you will not be required to provide a PCR test at this time (unless you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms). Students should refer to the Pathway Forward: Frequently Asked Questions website for more detailed information about vaccination requirements and pre-arrival testing.

    Families, parents, and guests will not be required to provide a negative COVID test, but everyone—students, family, staff—will be required to wear masks indoors during the move-in process. Masking outdoors is optional. We fully support community members who choose to mask outdoors, and masks will be available at check-in.

  • Check In Process | August 20, 2022

    Be sure to have your building and room number on hand! You’ll need to know this upon arrival.

    New student check in slots will be assigned by last name.

    • 8:00 – 8:45 AM: S-Z
    • 8:45 – 9:30 AM: M-R
    • 9:30 – 10:15 AM: G-L
    • 10:15 – 11:00 AM: A-F

    Main Campus Check In

    • Check in, unloading, and parking maps can be found here.
    • All students will check in at the East Mesa Lot and then will be directed to their Res Hall from there.
    • At check in we will:
      • Review your negative COVID PCR test
      • Give you your Pitzer student ID card and room keys (NOTE: Only students can check in to receive their ID card and keys, these will not be issued to family members or friends)

  • Moving In

    After check in, you can walk or drive to the unloading location closest to your room assignment

    • Upon arrival at the room:
      • Complete your Room Condition Report (RCR) on your Residence homepage
      • Complete your door decoration/name tag on your door (optional)
  • After Move In


    • Please be sure to move your vehicle to one of the designated parking locations
    • Check out the ReRoom sale to finish making your room your own! The ReRoom program is designed to keep resources in our community, helping you avoid the expense and hassle of purchasing new items. Items you might be able to find: appliances, fans, chairs, furniture, Tv’s, clocks, shelves, storage containers, electronics, refrigerators, and more! You can learn more about ReRoom here.
    • Review the Orientation Schedule so you don’t miss any important events that afternoon. Family events can be found here.
  • Getting Yourself Here

    By Plane

    We recommend flying into Ontario International Airport, located six miles east of Claremont, rather than Los Angeles International Airport. Rideshare services are available to and from the airport.

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

    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

    New students packages should not be sent to campus more than 7 days prior to move in/arrival.

    Any boxes sent to Pitzer should be address as follows:
    Students Name
    Pitzer College
    1050 N. Mills
    Claremont, Ca.  91711

    Students are not assigned individual mail boxes. An email will be sent out when you have letters/packages to pick up. These will be sent from Kathleen Kile. Please check for emails before coming to the Mail Center. 

    Mail Center Hours: The Mail Center is typically open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and closed for lunch 12:00 – 1:00 PM. The Mail Center is not open on weekends for students to collect packages. Students can access Amazon packages 24/7 via our on-campus Amazon Locker, “Lizzie” (located in the Holden parking lot just east of McConnell Center).

    Mail Center Operations: The Mail Center accepts packages from all services: UPS, USPS, DHL, and Federal Express. Your current ID is required to pick up your mail and parcels. You are not permitted to pick up any other students mail. Delivery and pick services will not go to the dorm rooms.

    To send a package, go online to the service you will be using pay and print a shipping label. Then bring the packaged item to the Atherton Mail Center and the staff will arrange pick up.

    Delivery services such as Door Dash, Uber Eats, etc. should be directed to:
    1150 Pitzer Road. Atherton Mail Center Room #101