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Through the Gates

Through the Gates 2021

Never before had two classes made the now-traditional entry through the Pomona College Gates on the same day. Yet in one of the most symbolic images of the return to campus after nearly 18 months, the Class of ’24—students who lost their entire first year on campus to the COVID-19 pandemic—joined President G. Gabrielle Starr for the happy procession on the morning of August 28. Shortly afterward, the Class of ’25 followed, with both classes joined by other new students beginning their time at Pomona. More information on Pomona’s return to campus and COVID-19 safety.

–Photo by Carrie Rosema


Pomona-Pitzer football team

The Pomona-Pitzer football team resumed practice in August after a lost year of competition for all sports. The Sagehens’ 10-game season is scheduled to conclude with the Sixth Street Rivalry on November 13 at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

—Photo by Jeff Hing

Class Photo

Classes of ’24 and ’25

In another of many firsts, separate class photos for the Classes of ’24 and ’25 (seen here) were taken on the steps of the Carnegie Building on the same day, with students wearing masks to the steps, briefly doffing them for posterity and then putting them back on.

—Photo by Kristopher Vargas

Outdoor Classrooms

Outdoor Classrooms

Pomona has adapted to the pandemic by adding outdoor classrooms throughout the campus, and many can be equipped with audiovisual equipment. Here, Eric Hurley, professor of psychological science and Africana studies, teaches Psychology of the Black Experience in the courtyard of Alexander Hall.

—Photo by Jeff Hing