Parent and Family Orientation

Class of 2025 Move-in Day and Parent & Family Orientation

Congratulations on your student’s acceptance to CMC! We know that this is an exciting time for you and your student, and we look forward to welcoming you to campus for move-in day and orientation programs on Sunday, August 22.

While students are meeting each other and settling in, parents are offered the opportunity to:

  • Attend special events and presentations
  • Learn about various aspects of the College's residential and student life
  • Meet and mingle with other CMC families

Before you arrive on campus, you are also invited to join several virtual sessions designed to prepare family members to assist with their student’s transition to college by becoming familiar with the College and its many resources.

In addition, throughout the summer, the Offices of Alumni and Parent Engagement and Dean of Students are hosting a series of New Student Parties in cities around the world to welcome you and your student before you arrive on campus! For more information about the plans in your area, visit the New Student Party registration site.

We look forward to seeing you on campus and welcoming you into the CMC community!

All events are scheduled for Pacific Daylight Time.

Virtual Sessions

Well-Being and Success
Monday August 9 | 12:00 p.m.

Claremont McKenna College is committed to learning and living environments that empower students to make responsible choices that impact their physical, emotional, and mental health. In this session, members of the Dean of Students Office will highlight some of the many strategies in place to support this goal, and will describe the well-being resources available to students as they navigate their transition and their journey through college. Information about shared services dedicated to student well-being at the Claremont Colleges will also be covered, including Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services, and tele-med options.

Join Well-being & Success

Academic Requirements
Tuesday, August 10 | 3:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Morgan, Registrar & Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, will provide an overview of the College's academic requirements. Join and learn about the general education curriculum, academic policies, and the educational path your student will follow to complete the CMC degree.

Join Academic Requirements

Introduction to the Soll Center for Student Opportunity
Thursday, August 12 | 12:00 p.m.

The Soll Center for Student Opportunity is home to three important services at CMC, including Career Services, the Sponsored Internship Program, and the Scholar Communities. Join Ursula Diamond, Director of Student Opportunities, and Jesal Pothi, Assistant Director of First Year Programming, to learn more about how to support your student in getting the most out of their four years at CMC.

Join Soll Center Introduction

Pre-registration for Parent & Family Orientation has closed. If you plan to attend, please go to the Hub at Emett Student Center upon your arrival.
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Sunday, August 22
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Select this option if you plan to be on campus on move-in day. Do not register your CMC student.
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Pre-registration for Parent & Family Orientation has closed. If you plan to attend, please go to the Hub at Emett Student Center upon your arrival.
Sunday, August 22
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Enjoy a fun and casual food truck lunch with your student and fellow families. Each family will receive two complimentary tickets at registration; each additional ticket is $10. Do not register your CMC student. Your CMC student(s) will receive their own ticket from Dean of Students; do not pay for their ticket.
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Pre-registration for Parent & Family Orientation has closed. If you plan to attend, please go to the Hub at Emett Student Center upon your arrival.
Sunday, August 22
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Gather with fellow CMC parents for light refreshments and conversation at this reception open to all CMC families. Hosted by the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement. Do not register your CMC student.
Not Available
Pre-registration for Parent & Family Orientation has closed. If you plan to attend, please go to the Hub at Emett Student Center upon your arrival.
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