|By Rcz (Rcz) on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 08:01 pm: Edit|
i am considering pomona at the moment and i am wondering about the social life. are there many parties? do they onvolve drinking? what is the dating scene like? i have heard that pomona is a good choice for people who want a good education but also want to havea good time. is that true?
|By Gnatcire (Gnatcire) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 05:49 pm: Edit|
There are definately many parties to go to. The school sponsors some, while students have unofficial parties in the halls. The only night when it's really dead is Sunday night it seems. The nice thing about the consortium is that if there is nothing going on at Pomona (which is unlikely), you can go over to the parties at the other colleges because they are open to Pomona students as well.
Alcohol is not really that hard to find here. Many of the college-sponsored parties have free beer, but technically you're only allowed to get it if you're 21 or over. The school also sponsors some sub-free events as well, such as movies, concerts, study-breaks, the game room, etc.
With the dating scene, it seems like people either just hook-up or have long serious relationships with people.
Hope this helps.
|By Eadad (Eadad) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 12:28 pm: Edit|
one good way to get another perspective of the school or any school for that matter is to read the student newspapers.....at pomona it's called "the student life" and is available on the school's website....this way you can cut thru the admissions dept viewbook pr and maybe see what the real pulse of the school is.
you can see what the students are happy and bitching about through letters to the editor and get a feel for the big issues on campus currently a change in the alcohol policy (which seems to be making their already widely known drinking problem worse)and the change in venue of an event called "snack".
my s has applied rd and also to stanford, princeton, yale and amherst....he visited pomona in the fall and really liked it...attended 3 classes and spent a weekend as well.
our concerns are remoteness if you don't have a car (having to drive to la regularly for real fun doesn't seem like a good option)and the fact that claremont is not a typical small college town....read not very student friendly from everything we have been able to discern.
|By Gnatcire (Gnatcire) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 02:25 pm: Edit|
For some reason, this semester has been one of the worst for Pomona when it comes to alcohol poisonings. I think there were about 9 cases where students (mostly first-years) had to go to the hospital due to alcohol poisoning.
The change in the alcohol policy was that there would be no hard alcohol on south campus (where mainly the first-years and sophomores live). They changed it to this policy because they realize that most cases of alcohol poisoning are due to hard alcohol and they wanted to prevent any trips to the hospital. Some people think that it's caused the opposite effect, but the Dean of Students believes the number of cases this year has nothing to do with the change in policy. I think the college is a little lenient on the alcohol policy because they know that students will find a place to drink anyway and they'd rather have them drink on campus where they can be taken care of if something happens.
"Snack" is just a study-break on weeknights where students can go to the dining hall to have free snacks. Usually the college has snack at the north campus dining hall, but south campus students argued to have it at the south campus dining hall at least once a week. Eventually, that occured, but it will probably change next semester after an evaluation of attendance at both dining halls.
|By Jimjunior (Jimjunior) on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 - 02:12 pm: Edit|
Concerning the smog issue
In the early 1970s the smog problem was so bad that it completely prevented my dad from playing college football. He has been back to the area in recent years and has been amazed with the improvement
|By Momx4 (Momx4) on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 - 04:08 pm: Edit|
Thanks Jimjunior, that was helpful. I think my daughter will have to do a little more investigation into the smog there if she gets admitted and see whether or not it is likely to affect her.
|By Angelic12786 (Angelic12786) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 08:27 pm: Edit|
I got accepted early to Pomona and when I went and visited in April I had a blast. I went to a soccer party in clark V and there were tons of cool people and hot guys!
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