Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcom

August 27 – September 24, 2021

Please see below for all of the wonderful events taking place during the first weeks of the semester to welcome our new and returning students! For any questions/concerns, please reach out to the office facilitating the event. This page is best viewed on a desktop.


Ongoing Events

Pitzer Friday

We are kicking off Weeks of Welcome with the first Pitzer Friday of the semester – and Pitzer Friday will continue weekly with a raffle for prizes each month!

Pitzer Friday is a time to show your love for Pitzer by submitting a photo that shows just that! The possibilities are endless! Sport your favorite Pitzer swag, express Pitzer colors creatively or enjoy a juicy orange! Capture a moment on campus! Whatever you do to show you’re proud to be a part of the Pitzer community, snap a photo a submit it on Fridays for a chance to win that week’s prize! Check your student email at the @PitzerOSA Instagram for more information!

The Chaplains of The Claremont Colleges

High Holy Days: Zoom services, In-Person meals

Rosh Hashanah- September 6th-8th

Yom Kippur- September 15th-16th

The High Holy Days are fast approaching and we are looking forward to spending this sacred time praying, reflecting, and celebrating with you. Even though services will be virtual again this year, we’re excited to gather together as a community to bring in the new year. Services will be led this year by Rabbi Hannah Elkin and Cantor Sarah Fortman Zerbib-Berda. The services will blend traditional prayers and melodies with reflective meditations and interpretive readings, creating a meaningful and relevant prayer experience for all members of the community.

RSVP for High Holy Days Services

RSVP for High Holy Day Meals

|| ART EXHIBITION || Jenny Perlin: Maelstrom
September 11–December 17, 2021

Maelstrom is a 16mm black and white animated film made up of hand-written text and drawn images. The film is processed by hand using large quantities of photographic chemistry. As a result, scratch marks, camera flaws, and other physical effects are visible on its surface, which gives it a raw, unpolished, and magical appearance. The work references Edgar Allan Poe’s Descent into the Maelstrom (1841), which recounts a terrifying tale of a ship piloted by three brothers that is pulled inexorably into a monstrous whirlpool near the Lofoten Islands in Norway. The narration of the story takes place on a rocky mountain overlooking the sea from which the maelstrom is visible. The vertiginous framing and the storyteller’s dizzying tale plunges the reader into the detailed horror of the experience. In addition to hand-drawn images of whirlpools, floods, and maps from historical and contemporary sources, the film includes evocative language from Poe, Herman Melville, and the Oxford English Dictionary. Images from a storm-tossed ferry ride in New York harbor—just before the COVID 19 pandemic arrived on those shores—present a loss of mooring and a desire for the unknown. Poe’s writings during the turbulent, unstable period of early 1800s America hold a mirror up to our own. We too find ourselves struggling to use all our reason to emerge, gasping, from the chaos of our times.


Schedule of Events

Week 1
Convocation
Convocation Ceremony
Monday 8/30
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Event Website
Study Abroad Info Session
Study Abroad Information Session
Monday 8/30
4:00 p.m.
Zoom Link
Peace Corps: Panel Discussion – Self Care During Service
Tuesday 8/31
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Register on Handshake
PO Theatre & Dance: Theatre Orientation
Tuesday 8/31
5:00 p.m.
@ Seaver Theatre Courtyard
Contact Email
PO Theatre & Dance: Dance Orientation
Tuesday 8/31
6:00 p.m.
@ Pendleton Dance Center
Contact Email
Consulting & Finance Career Intensive: Get Ready for Fall Recruiting
Tuesday 8/31
6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
RSVP via Handshake
Fulbright Information Session
Tuesday 8/31
7:00 p.m.
Benson Auditorium
Contact Email
Study Abroad Information Session
Wednesday 9/1
12:00 p.m.
Zoom Link
Wellness Wednesday Kick-Off Event
Wednesday 9/1
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Outside of McConnell
FMI Email
Student Resource Fair
Wednesday 9/1
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
FMI Email
Sophomore Series: Sagehens Getting Ahead Kick-Off Session
Wednesday 9/1
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
RSVP on Handshake
Info Link
Dean of Faculty Open House
Thursday 9/2
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
*Check your student email for more information*
Zoom Link
Q&A with the Office of Student Affairs
Thursday 9/2
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
*Check your student email for more information & Zoom link*
Career Services’ On-Campus Job Fair
Thursday 9/2
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
The Mounds
*Masked Outdoor Event*
Welcome Shabbat
Thursday 9/2
Service @ 5:30 p.m.
Dinner @ 6:45 p.m.
McAlister Center
RSVP Here
Muslim Welcome Dinner
Thursday 9/2
5:30 p.m.
McAlister Center
Sophomore Series: Sagehens Getting Ahead Kick-Off Session
Thursday 9/2
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
RSVP on Handshake
Info Link
Jummah Lunch and Prayer @ the Tent
Friday 9/3
Lunch | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Speech & Prayer | 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Meet @ McAlister Center
First Gen Welcome Event
Friday 9/3
5:00 p.m.
Scott Hall Courtyard
RSVP Here
Mode @ the Hive: Succulent Planting
Friday 9/3
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Outdoor Space @ the Hive
Event Website
Week 2
Career Services
Industry Series: Technology
Tuesday 9/7
6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
RSVP & Info Website
Wellness Wednesday: Return to Campus Life
Wednesday 9/8
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Outside of McConnell
FMI Email
Career Chat – Using Handshake: The Ins and Outs
Wednesday 9/8
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
RSVP & Info Website
Study Abroad Information Session
Wednesday 9/8
3:00 p.m.
Zoom Link
36 Questions to Make Friends with Anyone
Thursday 9/9
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
RSVP & Info Link
Halaqah
Thursday 9/9
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
McAlister Center Tent
Contact Email
Study Abroad Information Session
Friday 9/10
2:00 p.m.
Zoom Link
Metalsmithing Skill Share
Saturday 9/11
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
RSVP & Info Link
Week 3
The Hive
Woodworking Skill Share
Monday 9/13
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Event Website
Drop-In Hours with the QRC
Tuesday 9/14
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
@ KGI Cafe
FMI Email
MCAPS Presents: Returning to College with COVID-19: Drop-In Support Space for Students Readjusting to Campus
Tuesday 9/14
12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
Email to Register
CEC Ethics and Orientation Training
Tuesday 9/14
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Event Website
Industry Series: Consulting
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Event Website
Wellness Wednesday: Finding the Joy
Wednesday 9/15
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Outside of McConnell
FMI Email
Career Chat – Building Your Resume
Wednesday 9/15
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Zoom Link
Study Abroad Information Session
Wednesday 9/15
2:00 p.m.
Zoom Link
Print Lab Skill Share
Wednesday 9/15
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Event Website
Yom Kippur Services
Wednesday 9/15
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Email FMI
Yom Kippur Services
Thursday 9/16
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. &
5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
Email FMI
Halaqah
Thursday 9/16
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
McAlister Center Tent
Contact Email
Hillel Study Session
Thursday 9/16
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Email FMI
CEC Ethics and Orientation Training
Friday 9/17
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Event Website
Racial Justice Initiative 2021 Speaker Series:
Politics of Belonging and Exclusion: Orientalism and Racialization of Arabs and Muslims in the US
Friday 9/17
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Register Here
Sewing Skill Share
Friday 9/17
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Event Website
Sound Recording Skill Share
Friday 9/17
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Event Website
En Plein Air Excursion (Painting Excursion)
Saturday 9/18
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
RSVP Required
Event Website
Machine Knitting Skill Share
Saturday 9/18
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Event Website
Student Senate Meeting
Sunday 9/19
7:00 p.m.
**Login with your PZ Email**
Zoom Meeting ID: 954 9842 3831
Week 4
5C Club Fair
5C Clubs and Orgs Fair
Tuesday 9/21
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Pitzer College Campus – TBD
Wellness Wednesday: Fall Semester Self-Care
Wednesday 9/22
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Outside of McConnell
FMI Email
Halaqah
Thursday 9/23
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
McAlister Center Tent
Contact Email
Sewing Skill Share
Friday 9/24
4:30 – 6:30pm
Event Website
Sound Recording Skill Share
Friday 9/24
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Event Website
Mode @ the Hive: Mycelium Sculpting
Friday 9/24
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Event Website