Even though my college days are long gone, I still love being on college campuses, especially beautiful ones. Probably because the college campus represent youth and learning to me. Also because your college years are a time in life of great promise, of great dreams, of reaching for the seemingly impossible–to earn your degree. A time of great discoveries, including self-discovery and academic discovery. This is especially true if you are the first generation in your familia to attend college, like I was.
One of the prettiest campuses in Southern California is at the Claremont Colleges. There are seven colleges clustered together. The Claremont Colleges campus is very pedestrian friendly with lots of lush landscaping and walkways, and the students are extremely friendly. And, you won’t get run over by a bicycle like you would at UCSB. Stop by and check out the Claremont Colleges some time. Its an open campus. Take a walk at the Colleges and then stop for coffee in the Village.
Archway on the Pomona College campus, Claremont, CA
Another view of the archway on the Pomona College campus, Claremont, CA, empty, except for a parked bicycle
Columns at Pomona College, Claremont, CA
The police will not harass you (unlike at UCLA where the student got tasered for refusing to leave the library). Check out these neighborhood boys just climbing a tree, enjoying a pleasant Saturday afternoon, probably talking about girls, music or movies.
Now, this is what I call studying! Nothing better than to cuddle up with a good book and a good friend on an old couch out in the middle of campus.
Pomona College Gate