International Parent and Family Orientation

International Place of The Claremont Colleges recognizes that parents and family are an important part of the international student experience.

For this reason, we offer an orientation session customized for the international parents and family members accompanying our incoming international students and scholars to NISSO.


International Parent & Family Orientation Session

Thursday, August 22, 2019
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Bauer Center, CMC Campus (500 E. 9th Street)

Register here by Friday, August 2!

This information session is designed specifically for the parents and family of international students attending Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, or Scripps College. It is an excellent opportunity to meet other parents and family of international students at The Claremont Colleges.

  • 1:30-2:30: Presentation by I-Place Director | Student Panel (Pickford Auditorium)
  • 2:30-3:30: Reception with Campus Representatives (Founders Room)

During the session, guests will:

  • Learn about international student support services and resources at The Claremont Colleges
  • Learn about immigration and employment issues related to students’ immigration status
  • Address issues directly related to being the parent of an international student
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions to current international students and representatives of your student’s college

Please note: This event is for parents and family members of students. During the International Parent and Family Orientation Session, new students will be engaged in the New International Student and Scholar Orientation (NISSO).


College-Specific Parent & Family Programs

International Parent & Family Events by College

Each of The Claremont Colleges are hosting an event especially for the parents and families of new international students. Please click on the links below for more information on the event at your student’s campus.

Claremont McKenna College International Friday Reception
Friday, August 23, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Click here for CMC International Family Registration
Pitzer College International Parent Orientation
Thursday, August 22, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Click here to register for Pitzer Parent Orientation 2019
Pomona College International Families Dinner
Friday, August 23, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
188 W. Seventh Street, Claremont, CA 91711
RSVP required by August 17
Scripps College Reception for International Families
Thursday, August 22, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Registration coming soon

General Parent and Family Orientation Programming

All accompanying international parents and family should also plan to attend the general parent and family orientation at their student’s college.  Dates for these events vary, and there may be multiple events for parents and family events at each college.

Click on the links below to view full details for general parent and family activities specific to your college:

Claremont McKenna College
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Scripps College