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.
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 will keep next fall’s Orientation Adventure destinations within four hours’ driving distance from campus.
Through basic restructuring and more student input in the planning process, Pomona’s Orientation Adventure could be significantly more welcoming and helpful to new students.
Pomona College is moving its four-day Orientation Adventure program from students’ first year to their second year, President G. Gabrielle Starr announced at a faculty meeting Dec. 5. The decision shocked and angered many students and faculty members, and within hours a petition asking for the change to be reverted
Some Pomona College students who participated in the Wilderness Remote First Aid program were unaware of the requirement to join the Emergency Response Team that subsidizes the cost of the course for Pomona students. The Wilderness Remote First Aid program run by the Outdoor Education Center started in 2013 and