Parent Newsletters

Each semester, the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations sends out an electronic parent newsletter that recaps recent events and provides information on various important topics. To view archived issues of the parent newsletter, click on the links below:

Fall 2012
Year End 2012

Year End 2011

Spring 2011

Fall 2010

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Fall 2012


Fall Newsletter: October 2012
From the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations

Dear Fellow Pitzer Parent,  

Whether you are a first-year parent or now preparing for your student’s senior year, I welcome you to the Pitzer College Parent Association!

As the proud parent of a third-year student, I have seen my son grow in his knowledge and maturity at this unique academic institution. Pitzer has risen in reputation during the last several years due to the leadership of President Laura Skandera Trombley, the insight of the Board of Trustees, the support of the faculty and the commitment of the entire Pitzer staff. As president of the Parent Association, I have had the opportunity to meet not only Pitzer’s amazing faculty and staff, but also its talented alumni and parents. This community of dedicated individuals has inspired me to become involved with supporting the mission of the college and the parent community.
I encourage your involvement here at Pitzer. You can become a Parent Ambassador by helping with Parent Orientation and Family Weekend, assisting with Career Services, or becoming a contributor to the Pitzer College Parent Fund. However you choose to be involved, your efforts today will ensure Pitzer’s success for the next 50 years.


Karen Heaney Hook P’14
President, Parent Association

Parent Information

NEW! Online Pitzer Parent Community
The Pitzer Parent Directory was recently launched, providing you with the ability to search for fellow parents by first or last name, geographic location, organization name, profession or industry. Feel free to use the directory to connect professionally or to coordinate get-togethers and student logistics. For more information or to obtain account log-in information, contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at

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Get Involved

Parent Ambassador Program
Engage with the College in a meaningful way and experience all that Pitzer has to offer alongside your student. Volunteer opportunities include hosting small get-togethers in your hometown, assisting with campus events and making phone calls from the comfort of your own home. More...

Announcing Pitzer’s Parent Class Challenge
The Challenge is simple. Every Pitzer parent is asked to make a meaningful gift to the Parent Fund and help achieve the highest participation rate for their student’s class. The class with the highest participation total will be recognized during Family Weekend.
Your gift immediately benefits our students, so make your gift today. To learn about ways to give, including gifts of stock, visit the Giving page here.
Make your gift to the Parent Fund today.


Upcoming Events

Family Weekend 2013
February 15-18, 2013
Join us in February for Family Weekend. Enjoy presentations by award-winning faculty, delicious sustainable food and lively student performances. Also, connect with fellow parents and some of the most talented students in the nation. Don't forget to reserve your room as soon as possible, as hotels in the vicinity have limited availability during Family Weekend. More...

Master Calendar of Events

Important Dates to Remember


22-23: Thanksgiving break (no classes)

14: Final day of classes for fall semester
17-21: Final examinations
22: Residence halls close at noon

20: Residence halls open at 10 a.m.
21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
22: Spring semester classes begin

2012-13 Academic Calendar


News from Campus

Pitzer College Appoints New Dean of Faculty

Pitzer College appoints Muriel E. Poston as the College's 13th dean of faculty and vice president of academic affairs beginning fall 2012. More...
22 Pitzer College Graduates Awarded 2012-13 Fulbright Fellowships
Recent Pitzer College graduates have set another record this year with 22 Fulbright Fellowships for 2012-13. More...

Pitzer Named One of the 20 Most Exclusive Colleges In America
Business Insider reached out to the 150 most competitive universities in America to determine who had the most selective acceptance rates this year. More...

Read more about Pitzer in the news.

Campus Resources

Pitzer Store
Check out all the new Pitzer gear and parent merchandise. When we select products, we strive to uphold Pitzer’s focus on social responsibility and sustainability. More...


Pomona-Pitzer Athletics
Pomona-Pitzer Athletics. More...
Pomona-Pitzer Intramurals. More...

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To contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations:
Brooke Hendrickson, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations
Veronica Moy, Associate Director of Parent Relations
Phone: 909.607.3145

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