• Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Only international students must attend International Student Orientation and New Student Orientation.

  • Orientation will be located at Pitzer College and Keck Graduate Institute, both in Claremont CA. The schedule will be published on our KGI Orientation website, soon.

  • No, students do not have to pay for Orientation.

  • Yes, Orientation is mandatory for all incoming new students.

  • No guests will be allowed at Orientation.

  • Please complete the Registration form by clicking here.

  • Dress code is casual.

  • No, at this time, masks will not be required. Students are welcome to wear them. If this should change, you will be notified via email.

  • Yes, all students, staff and faculty are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine. Submit your proof of vaccination on The Claremont Colleges’ Upload Medical Records  link. Please submit your proof of vaccination by July 15, 2022.

  • Yes, students can request a medical or religious exemption by filling out this form and submitting it directly to SHS via the Upload Medical Records  link. Submitting this request does not guarantee exemption and students may be required to regularly test for Covid.

  • Yes, every student must complete their respective school’s  Pre-Orientation checklist, available on the Orientation website.

  • For the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences, the Academic Prologue is a series of experiences to help ensure students are prepared for the academic year. This includes placement exams for writing and quantitative reasoning skills, career development workshops, an interdisciplinary project as a preview of the types of projects that will occur during the academic year and includes practice with assessment techniques and feedback. The prologue also includes lots of opportunities to interact with classmates and faculty, and helps in building personal and professional networks. The dress code is casual except for the last day is business professional.

  • Friday, August 19 and Monday, August 22 through Friday, August 26, 2022.

  • Both MSGC and MSGDA program students will need to attend the New Student Orientation and a continuous Genetics Program Orientation. The Genetics Program Orientation is scheduled to continue August 22 and August 23, 2022.

  • MSCM program students will need to attend the New Student Orientation on Thurdsday, August 18, 2022 and a continuous MSCM Program Orientation. These dates are TBD.

  • Please email Student Affairs at student_affairs@kgi.edu.