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.

  • Fall 2023 Move-In Information (Returning Students)

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

    Returning Student Move-In

      • TBD
      • Returning students will move-in on Saturday and Sunday during the times associated with their class year. Students may arrive with their helpers anytime during their move-in slot
      • Please arrive directly to
        • Main Campus Residents – Check-in at East Sanborn C300, Residence Life Office.
        • Pitzer@CCA Residents – Check-in at Claremont Collegiate Apartments (CCA) –
          • Located at 1445 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

    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 2022.

    PCR COVID Test 3 Days Prior to Arrival

    • All Pitzer students will be encouraged to complete a PCR COVID-19 test 3-5 days prior to move-in arrival and produce a negative test upon move-in arrival.
  • Move-In Logistics: Step-by-Step
    • 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.  
    • 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 East Mesa Parking Lot, in front of the Office of Admissions, for check-in. There you will meet a PIT Crew helper who will: 
          • 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:
            • You will then:
              • Meet your Pitzer@CA Community Assistant!
              • Pick-up transportation information
              • Checkout a moving cart or moving hand truck
              • Be reminded to complete Room Condition Report will be available through Residence 
          • 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 & Examining 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.  
        • Meet your Resident Assistant
        • Complete your Room Condition Report (RCR) on your Residence homepage
        • Complete your door decoration/name tag on your door (optional)
      • Once your 1-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 [email protected] to order a new ID card before move-in. Once printed, old cards will not work.

    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 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.

  • Mail Center

    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
    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. 

    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). The mail center will be open for additional hours on new student and returning student move-in days: Saturday, Aug. 20; Sunday, Aug. 21; Saturday, Aug. 27; Sunday, Aug. 28 from 8am-5pm.

    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

    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