2014 Family Weekend

Family Weekend Schedule
*Schedule subject to change

Friday, February 14



3-4 p.m.

Walking Tour of Pitzer's Native Landscape
This student-led tour will take you through the College’s beautiful collection of drought tolerant and native California flora.

3-5 p.m.

Pitzer Campus Tours
Enjoy Pitzer's beautiful campus on a student-led tour. Tours are one hour and depart at 3p.m. & 4p.m.

4-5 p.m.

Exhibition Walk Through: Lenzner and Nichols Galleries
Led by Ciara Ennis, director/curator of campus galleries and current students.

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Pitzer Society Valentine's Dinner
By invitation only
A special dinner with President Laura Skandera Trombley and the Pitzer Board of Trustees for members of the Pitzer Society. 
The Pitzer Society is the College's premier giving group. Donors who give $1,963-- the founding year of Pitzer College-- or more qualify for yearly membership.


Saturday, February 15



6:30 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.

Morning Hike with President Trombley and Trustees (Event is Full)
Join President Trombley and Pitzer's trustees on a five-mile hike and enjoy beautiful views of the San Gabriel Mountains.

8:30 a.m.-
6:30 p.m.

Registration and Information Center
Learn more about the weekend's activities and pick up your registration materials.


Welcome Breakfast
Enjoy a light breakfast and mingle with student group leaders
before you begin your day.

10:30 a.m.

Sagehen Athletes Breakfast
Enjoy a light breakfast and mingle with fellow athlete parents
before you begin your day.

10:45 a.m.-
12 p.m.

Beyond the Classroom, Session I
Please choose one of the following sessions to attend:

Pitzer's 50-Year Legacy: The Wonder Child that Came to Transform the World
Stu McConnell, professor of history, and Stacy Elliott, Pitzer archivist

Blowback: How Anti-Immigrant Policies and Rhetoric Wrecked the GOP
Adrian Pantoja, professor of political studies and Chicano/a studies

Career Ready: Career Services at Pitzer
Matt Donato, associate dean of student and director of career services

12-1:30 p.m.

Enjoy lunch with your student at one of the following establishments:

- Grove House (Event is Full)
- McConnell Center Dining Hall
- President's Residence (Event is Full)

1:45-3 p.m.

Beyond the Classroom, Session II
Please choose one of the following sessions to attend:

The Legacy of Decolonization in Africa
Harmony O'Rourke, assistant professor of African history

Critical Impact Through Local Community Engagement
Tessa Hicks Peterson, assistant vice president of community engagement and assistant professor in urban studies

Resume Review Workshop
Matt Donato, associate dean of student and director of career services

3:15-4:15 p.m.

Conversation with Associate Dean of Faculty Kathleen Purvis-Roberts & Vice President of Student Affairs Brian Carlisle
Join the two Deans for a conversation about student and academic programs at Pitzer College

4:15-5:15 p.m.

Life After Pitzer: A Conversation with Young Alumni

5:15-6 p.m.

State of the College Address with President Laura Skandera Trombley
President Trombley will deliver her State of the College address and discuss the future of Pitzer College

6-8 p.m.

Family Weekend Celebration Dinner
Families and students are invited to this celebration dinner with lively performances

8:30-10 p.m.

Movement and Sound  - A Presentation of 5C Consortium Performing Arts
(Garrison Theater, Scripps College)
Parents from all five colleges have the chance to see talented students perform alongside their consortium peers


 Sunday, February 16



8-10 a.m.

Cycling and Sustainability: Pitzer's Green Bike and Farmers Market Field Trip (EVENT IS FULL)
Take a bike ride to the Claremont Village. Shop, dine, relax and enjoy this Sunday morning staple.

10:45 a.m.

Study Abroad at Pitzer
Join Michael Ballagh, associate vice president for study abroad and international programs, and students for this informative discussion about Pitzer's Study Abroad Program.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

See why Pitzer's dining hall ranks among the best in the country

11:30 a.m.

We LOVE Pitzer Because...
Please choose one of the following sessions to attend:

Walking Tour of Pitzer's Native Landscape
Led by Joe Clements, Pitzer's arboretum manager, this tour will take you through the College's beautiful collection of draught tolerant and native Californian flora

Hippy Couture: Tie-Dye Session (EVENT IS FULL)
This Pitzer student-led session willl demonstrate tie-dye fundamentals for creating your own one-of-a-kind tie-dye clothing.

Enjoy the afternoon with your student

Monday, February 17



All Day

Be a Pitzer Student for a Day!
Join your student for classes on Pitzer's campus. A class schedule will be available in your Family Weekend program.

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Campus Open House
Visit these Pitzer College administrative offices to meet the staff and learn more about the services they provide:

Office of Admission
Office of Career Services
Office of Study Abroad and International Programs
Office of Financial Aid

Office of Student Affairs

 * Schedule is Subject to Change.