Frequently Asked Questions
When is Family Weekend?
Friday, February 15, through Monday, February 18, 2013
Where does Family Weekend take place?
All events will take place on the Pitzer College campus. A complete listing of other 5-College activities scheduled during Family Weekend will be listed in December.
What is the “Family Registration Fee” for Family Weekend and what does it include?
The Family Registration Fee helps defray costs associated with Family Weekend and is only incurred once per family. Additional fees may apply for special events or meals and is charged per individual. Students can attend all of the weekend's activities free of charge.
Should I attend every scheduled activity?
You may attend as many or as few events as you wish. The schedule has been designed to give you an overview of Pitzer College while providing you an opportunity to spend time with your student.
What is the process for attending classes with my student on Monday, February 20 (e.g., do we have to make arrangements prior to our visit)?
We've taken care of the arrangements so that you can enjoy Monday's class offerings at your leisure. Your Family Weekend registration package will include a schedule of the classes offered for Monday. You may attend your student’s class or any other class that interests you. Professors will determine limits on class sizes at their discretion. Class visitations are limited to Pitzer’s campus.
Is my student welcome to attend all of the programs for Family Weekend? How about siblings and other family members?
Of course! Your student is welcome at all of the Family Weekend events, free of charge. Although there is no specific programming for siblings or other family members, you'll find the weekend's unique offerings to be suitable for all ages.
My student is performing or participating in sports that weekend. Where do I find the schedule?
A complete listing of other 5-College activities scheduled during Family Weekend will be listed in December.
What should I wear for the weekend?
All events during Family Weekend are casual, so feel free to dress in comfortable clothing. The Southern California weather is spectacular in February! However, winter is our rainy season, so plan accordingly. Daytime highs are typically in the 60s and 70s and evening lows are chilly – typically in the 40s.
Where should I stay?
We have secured discounted rates at local hotels listed here. If you are looking for a specific hotel chain, the Ontario Airport area (located less than 10 miles from campus) has numerous options.
How do I get to campus?
Travel information and driving directions from all major airports is available here. Most of our negotiated hotels will also offer shuttle service to/from campus.
I am the parent of a Pitzer sophomore, junior or senior and have attended Family Weekend before...is there something new for me?
Absolutely! This weekend has been designed for all of our Pitzer families. All parents are sure to find unique topics, useful information for your current year and a completely new experience.
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