Welcome to Claremont Graduate University! We look forward to meeting each and every one of you in person when you arrive on campus. On this website, you will find helpful information for Orientation and for your first year at CGU.
Orientation is designed to familiarize you with important aspects of graduate life at Claremont Graduate University. Some events are intended for all new students, while others address specific needs and interests. We encourage you to see these events as opportunities to meet new people and learn more about the new environment and learn more about your campus.
New Student Orientation is the first component of your graduate experience. Through the first year at CGU, you will have the opportunity to participate in a mix of academic events, cultural happenings, and discussions about campus issues. The programs are designed to get you talking and thinking about the big ideas you will face in your scholarship and life on campus.
New Student Orientation Schedule
August 27, 2015
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Continental Breakfast & Check-in
Location: Lyons Courtyard, Pomona College
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Location: Hall of Music “Little Bridges”
10:30 - 12:00 PM
Panel Sessions (10:50-12:00)
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Individual Program Meetings
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Reception and Resource Fair
Location: DesCombes Quad and Tenth Street
Individual Program Meeting Times Coming Soon
Welcome to Claremont Graduate University! Orientation for international students is designed to introduce you to CGU’s academic programs, policies, and services. You will be given specific information on maintaining your immigration status and advice for adapting to a new culture.
For further information about the International Student Orientation please visit the I-Place page.
The Claremont Village is a short walk from CGU's campus and offers a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Be sure to check out over a dozen coffee shops, three free live music venues on Fridays, and the Sunday Farmers' Market.