With just over five weeks until students return to campus, Pomona College announced some of its COVID-19 guidelines going into the fall semester. The announcement comes on the heel’s of last week’s surge in cases among the college’s faculty and staff.
Pomona College’s Orientation Adventure programs are slated to return this fall semester after a three year hiatus, but this time around, the college is focusing on inclusivity and proximity to campus.
The coordinator for Pomona College’s Outdoor Education Center Chris Weyant-Forbes has resigned from her position, according to an email from Weyant-Forbes and Dean of Campus Life Josh Eisenberg. Weyant-Forbes accepted an offer to serve as the coordinator of outdoor excursions at the University of California, Riverside, leaving Pomona effective Feb. 9, according to the email.
As the pandemic-related housing crisis forces students off-campus, students express a sense of displacement while learning to adapt.
Pomona College will replace its points-based system with a conversation-based conduct system beginning in fall 2021.
Pomona College is planning a slew of changes to its first-year orientation programming, designed to increase awareness of campus resources.
Pomona College is shortening its Orientation Adventure by a day and a half, and adding LA-based options which won’t require wilderness travel.
Pomona College is making its resident advisors hourly employees, administrators announced in a meeting with RAs Monday evening, a change from previous policy that treated RAs as independent contractors and paid them an annual salary.