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 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Continental Breakfast & Check-in
Location: Lyon Courtyard, Pomona College
(Adjacent to Bridges Hall of Music)
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Location: Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College
150 E. 4TH St.
Reception and Resource Fair
Location: DesCombes Quad and Tenth Street
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.