Move In & Transition Details

Below you will find important information regarding new student move in.

  • 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.

    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

    Any mail sent to Pitzer should be address as follows:

    Students Name
    Pitzer College
    1150 Pitzer Service Road
    Atherton Mail Center Room #101
    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. Note: Delivery people will not go directly to student rooms to deliver packages.

    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 the address below. Delivery people will not go directly to student rooms.
    1150 Pitzer Road. Atherton Mail Center Room #101

  • On-Campus Check In & Move In Process


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

    Main Campus Check In – Fall 2024:

      • Move in slots are 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
      • All students will check in at the East Mesa Parking Lot and then will be directed to their Residence Hall from there
      • At check in we will give you your Pitzer student ID card and/or room key (NOTE: Only students can check in to receive their ID card and keys, these will not be issued to family members or friends)

    After check in, you will be directed to the unloading location closest to your room assignment. Upon arrival at the room:

      • Complete your Room Condition Report (RCR)
      • Complete your door decoration/name tag on your door

    Once you’ve moved in:

      • Please be sure to move your vehicle to one of the designated parking locations.
      • Review the Orientation Schedule so you don’t miss any important events that afternoon.