Move-In Guide: Returning Students

Welcome to Pitzer College’s “Returning Students Move-In Guide” resource page!  You’ll find updated information here about the Fall and/or Spring Arrival process for returning students.

  • Spring 2022 Move-In Information (Returning Students)
    • The Residence Halls open for ALL students on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 10AM.
    • The location for Spring check in is the Residence Life Office, East Sanborn, C300 from 10AM- 9PM on Sunday, January 16 and 10AM- 7PM on Monday, January 17.
      • PLEASE NOTE: All residents will need to check-in at the Residence Life Office (C300) upon arrival to campus.
      • Moving carts will also be available for checkout for one hour at a time.
      • Please allow at least 10-20 minutes for check in. Wait times will vary based the number of check ins throughout the day.
      • If you are unable to check-in during the days/times above, please contact housing@pitzer.edu for an early arrival application.
  • Fall 2021 Move-In Information (Returning Students)

    NOTE: Information on Returning Student Orientation (sophomores/transfers) can be found here.

    Returning Student Move-In (mostly Juniors and Seniors)

      • Saturday, August 28, 2021 and Sunday, August 29, 2021
      • Returning students will move-in on Saturday and Sunday during the times associated with the first letter of their last name. Each student may have up to two (2) persons assist with move-in. Students may arrive with their helpers anytime during their move-in slot.
      • Saturday, August 28
        • A-K: 9am-1pm
        • L-Z: 1pm-5pm
      • Sunday, August 29
        • L-Z : 9am-1pm
        • A-K: 1pm-5pm
      • Please arrive directly to Mead Hall Courtyard (for main campus check-in) or to the CCA Office (Building B) for Pitzer@CCA check-in.
        • Claremont Collegiate Apartments (CCA) – 1445 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
      • Maps for navigating arrival, unloading, parking, etc. on these move-in days can be found here.

    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 3 Days 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.
  • Move-In Logistics: Step-by-Step
    • 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.
        • Come to the Mead Courtyard for check-in. There 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
            • NOTE: Only students can check-in to receive their keys; 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 check-in, you’ll want to drive (or walk) to the unloading location closest to your room assignment. Please refer to the move-in 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 move-in day maps 

  • Pitzer ID Cards - Required for Check-In

    ID Cards

    All returning students should bring their student ID card upon arrival. If students have misplaced their ID cards, they should contact housing@pitzer.edu to order a new ID card before move-in.

    Students that have not been provided an ID card will be provided one at move-in.

    If students arrive to campus without their ID and have not notified residence life during the summer, they will need to go to the Connection located on the first floor of the Honnold/Mudd library.

    For both fall and spring semester openings, the Connection will have altered hours to accommodate our openings days. Please visit http://cards.cuc.claremont.edu/ for more information about the most current hours.

  • No College Issued Furniture Removal

    Due to the lack of storage space on campus, Pitzer Facilities will not be removing any furniture from rooms (beds, mattresses, desks, dressers, and chairs). If you choose to remove any of the furniture provided for you in the residence halls, you are responsible for ensuring the original furniture you were given during check in is placed back in the room during check out to avoid any fees. Please take this into consideration as you are planning your return to campus.

  • Room Layouts

    Please note that measurements are estimates and can vary. This information should be used as guides when purchasing items for your room.

    Room Layouts

    Room layouts can be found on each Residence Hall’s page.

  • 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.

  • Dining Hall Info and Meal Plan Updates

    Once you arrive on campus all students will receive an ID Card that will give you access to your room and the dining hall. Upon entering the dining hall, you will be required to ‘swipe’ or ‘tap’ your I.D. Card at the cashier’s entrance and to use verify and use your selected meal plan.

    Meal Plan:

    Students have the option to choose between the 12 meal plan and the 16 meal plan. The dining hall is open three times a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday – Friday and on the weekends it is open for brunch and dinner.

    For more information about the McConnell Dining Hall please visit  http://pitzer.cafebonappetit.com

    Need to update your meal plan?

    Students have one week after classes begin each semester to change their meal plan. To update your meal plan before the deadline, please log in to MyCampus portal and click on the Student Services tab. You may opt to change your meal plan up until the deadline specified on the portal. Please keep an eye out for meal plan change deadlines every semester!

  • Mail Center

    Sending Mail & Packages to Pitzer

    For fall semester, 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). Early arrival students can ship 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: 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.

    NOTE: If you are living at Pitzer@CCA this year, you will have BOTH a Pitzer Mail Center mailbox AND the ability to ship packages/mail to your CCA room assignment. CCA CANNOT hold packages that are pre-delivered and all your packages shipped to CCA would need to arrive AFTER you check-in. More mail info for Pitzer@CCA students can be found here.

     

    Package Shipped BEFORE Move-In Days

    Any package received by the mail center on-campus for a student by the Thursday before move-in day (Thursday, Aug. 26 – returning students) will be pre-delivered to the student’s assigned main campus residence hall room. All packages received after these dates will need to be picked up at the mail center.

    NOTE: If you are living with Pitzer@CCA in Fall 2021, you CANNOT ship packages to your CCA apartment until AFTER you arrive/check-in at CCA. You are welcome to pre-ship packages to Pitzer’s Mail Center instead, and the Mail Center will hold them for your pick-up during move-in weekend/regular business hours.

     

    Pitzer 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.

  • Bed Lofting Information

    Due to the limited number of lofting kits available, lofting requests will be granted based on availability by building. All requests will be taken on a first come first serve basis starting every semester.

    As a reminder, submitting a request does NOT guarantee approval.

    Specific information regarding online form requests and deadlines, please visit the online form during the open request period. Dates will vary every semester. Please check back here for more details.

    Fall – August of each year

    Spring – January of each year