Orientation Adventure (OA) is the off-campus component of Pitzer’s fall new student orientation program. Student participants spend time away from campus on excursions with 10-15 of their peers in, above, and around the Los Angeles Basin and the greater Southern California area. From surfing and beach camping, to trips around LA around arts, food, music and activism; the breadth of trips is intentionally broad and inclusive. Students, staff and faculty have constructed each trip to engage the College’s Community Values: Community, Diversity, Dialogue, Inquiry and Action, all while being mindful of the program’s most fundamental goal– to foster the development of meaningful relationships between new students.
All incoming students who are not New Resources Students, transfer students, or exchange students are required to go on an OA trip as part of their broader orientation to Pitzer College. NRS and transfer students are highly encouraged to register to participate in the OA program.