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Preliminary Schedule

Please note that this schedule is preliminary and subject to change. This schedule will be updated with reunion activities and a wide variety of other campus events in the coming months. Last updated: January 8, 2019.

ContinuED Session: Feed your desire for lifelong learning with lectures, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions from our esteemed faculty, staff, and alumni. 

College Connection: Connect with College staff and learn more about the innovative programs and services available to our students and how you can get involved.

Student Spotlight: Engage current CMC students, network with the various student organizations, and share in the college experience.

Event Registration: Registration fee includes refreshments and bar at the Alumni Club; ContinuED, College Connection, and special interest sessions; live music; campus tours; Monte Carlo Night; and more.

Event Shuttle: If you’re staying at the Doubletree by Hilton Claremont, a complimentary shuttle will take you to and from campus. The shuttle will run on a scheduled loop between the hotel and Kravis Center all day Friday and Saturday.

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Thursday, April 25

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Class of 1968 Reception
Packing House Wines, 540 W. First St., Claremont
Reunite with classmates at this special reception for the 50th Reunion Class of 1969.

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Alumni Welcome Mixer
Casa 425, 425 W. First St., Claremont
Welcome back to Claremont! Join fellow CMC alumni and enjoy beverages and food, strike up a conversation, and make connections.

Friday, April 26

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8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Audit Classes
Various Classrooms
Observe current professors and students in their natural habitat without the risk of being assigned a 20-page paper or pop quiz. Class lists will be available at the information desk in the Alumni Club.

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Alumni Club
Kravis Center, Gann Quadrangle
For all our V.I.P. guests (you!), the Alumni Club is reserved for your exclusive use for the weekend. Connect with classmates, relax and enjoy refreshments and energizing snacks, and discover the various programming offered throughout the weekend.

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Kick­-Off Breakfast
Alumni Club, Kravis Center
Meet up with new and old friends as we get the weekend started off right with a breakfast buffet and beverages. Registration required.

10:15 a.m. to Noon

Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Freeberg Forum
Curious about the inner workings of the Alumni Association or would like to become more involved in the alumni community? All alumni are welcome to join CMCAA President Paul Nathan '80 to learn more about Alumni Association activities.

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Campus Tour
Meet at the Alumni Club, Kravis Center
Join John Faranda ’79, vice president and ambassador-at-large, on a walking tour of the CMC campus. Explore the latest additions and revisit past landmarks to see what has changed since your days as a student.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Collins Lunch
Collins Dining Hall
Whether it’s a colorful salad, made-to-order sauté, or burger fresh off the grill you are craving, discover all the options and fill your plate at Collins Dining Hall. Register online or pay at the door; cash only at the door.

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Scholarship Lunch
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Witness firsthand the incredible opportunity provided by your generous donations by lunching with recipients of CMC’s financial aid program! Hosted by the Office of Stewardship and the Office of Events. Invitation only. Registration required through the Office of Events.

12:30 p.m.

Islamic Prayer (Juma'a)
McAlister Center, 919 Columbia Ave.

1:00 p.m.

ContinuEd Session
Kravis 102

1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Fourth Annual Angel Summit, Sponsored by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Bauer Forum, Bauer Center South
Featuring a discussion with a few of CMC's many entrepreneurial graduates, this half-day summit will also include a pitch event featuring promising venture ideas of current students and young alumni. Open to entrepreneurs of all stripes!

2:00 p.m.

Student Spotlight: Claremont Women in Business (CWIB) - CWIB Tank
Roberts North 15
Claremont Women In Business is a pre-professional organization aimed to connect and empower career-driven women through a community of collaboration, mentorship, and development. Join us for CWIB Tank: A Shark Tank style product/idea pitch competition aimed at creatively solving problems that college students face today.

2:00 p.m.

College Connection: What is the CARE Center?
CARE Center, 2nd Floor, Heggblade Center
Part of the College’s initiative to support and create an inclusive learning environment for all students, the CARE Center (Civility, Access, Resources, and Expression) seeks to engage the campus community through dialogue, workshops, and social and educational programs. Explore the CARE Center and learn more about its services.

CARE Center hours and location:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and weekends , 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Heggblade Center, Second Floor

3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Tea
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Enjoy this weekday staple of the CMC student experience in Parents Library with Rice Krispie Treats and other tasty snacks.

3:00 p.m.

ContinuEd Session: Half Past Trump: The 2018 Midterm Elections
Davidson Lecture Hall, Adams Hall
Join Professor Pitney as he talks about the current state of American politics.

3:00 p.m.

College Connection: Career Services at the Soll Center for Student Opportunity
The Soll Center for Student Opportunity
Home to Career Services, Sponsored Internship and Experiences, and Scholar Communities, the Soll Center for Student Opportunity has a dedicated team of professionals who provide support for students at all stages of their college experience with complementary advising, coaching, mentoring and networking services. Soll also assists alumni as well. Drop-in to ask questions, learn more about the Center, and how to get involved. Thinking about changing your career or need some assistance with next steps? Drop-in to review your resume, ask questions, learn about opportunities in different fields and how to use the CMC network.

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

CMC Wine Tasting
4th Floor Terrace, Kravis Center
Connect and toast to college memories under the setting California sun. Featuring wines from CMC alumni-owned vineyards. Registration Required.

5:00 p.m. - Services
5:30 p.m. - Dinner

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Oldenborg Center, Pomona College, 350 N. College Way
Reservations for dinner appreciated, RSVP to the Chaplains' Office at 909-621-8685 by Wednesday, April 6.

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

CMS Alumni Reception
3rd Floor South Terrace, Kravis Center
Join fellow Athena and Stag alumni for light refreshments on the South Terrace of the Kravis Center to reminisce about the “glory days” of playing for CMS.

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Alumni Club, Kravis Center
Rolling out the maroon carpet for all our esteemed guests, the welcome reception will offer a selection of gourmet hors d’oeuvres and specialty beverages. Student leaders will be on hand to exchange CMC battle stories.

7:15 to 9:00 p.m.

Reunion Celebration Dinner
Gann Quadrangle, Kravis Center
Our traditional “all class” reunion dinner. Join us as we celebrate CMC and the “4”s and “9”s. Registration Required.

9:00 to 10:00 p.m.

After Dinner Lounge
Alumni Club, Kravis Center
Live music and refreshments.

9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

After Hours at the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont
555 W. Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711
The Doubletree by Hilton Claremont bar will be open extra late for those who want to continue the revelry off campus. (No host)

Saturday, April 27

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8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Alumni Club
Gann Quadrangle, Kravis Center
For all our V.I.P. alumni guests (you!), the Alumni Club is reserved for your exclusive use for the weekend. Connect with classmates, relax and enjoy refreshments and energizing snacks, and discover the various programming offered throughout the weekend.

8:45 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - Talk

Continental Breakfast and ContinuEd Session: Academics, Then and Now
Pickford Auditorium
Panelists Elizabeth Morgan, registrar and assistant vice president for academic affairs; Peter Uvin, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty; Anthony Fucaloro, the George Benson Professor of Public Affairs; and President Emeritus Jack Stark ’57 will discuss the progression of academics throughout the years.

10:30 a.m. to Noon

State of the College with President Hiram E. Chodosh
Pickford Auditorium
Learn about the current state of the College as well as what the future holds for your alma mater.

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Class of 1969 Golden Medallion Luncheon
Security Pacific, Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
The 50th reunion class receives their coveted medallions during this lunch celebration. Registration required.

Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Stag-a-palooza! Lunch
Gann Quadrangle, Kravis Center
Find a shady spot and enjoy a delicious lunch featuring a live band, lawn games, a bounce house, and sweet treats—it’s fun for all ages! Registration required.

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Craft Brew Review
Gann Quadrangle, Kravis Center
Stroll from station to station to sample delicious craft beers, with flavors that range from the traditional to the eclectic. Your taste buds will be hopping! Under 21 not admitted. Registration required.

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

1946 Legacy Partners Root Beer Floats
Gann Quadrangle, Kravis Center

1:00 p.m.

Student Spotlight: The Rose Institute - Intern Presentation and Reception
The Rose Institute, Kravis Center, Fourth Floor
The Rose Institute and their interns will host student presentations on local and state government. Drop by and hear about the research the Rose Institute interns are working on. Topics include campaign finance, redistricting, criminal justice, and more! Alumni will be encouraged to engage with students through questions. After the presentation, enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with Rose Institute interns, staff, and faculty. All are welcome!

1:00 p.m.

Student Spotlight: 1Gen Networking Reception
Kravis Lower Court, North Side
Come and meet the students of 1Gen, a student-led organization that seeks to support first generation college students by fostering community and promoting academic and professional success. This reception is an opportunity for alumni and students to connect and share CMC experiences with one another. All are welcome to join!

2:00 p.m.

Student Spotlight: CMC Model UN Simulation
Davidson Lecture, Adams Hall
Join CMC's nationally-ranked Model United Nations team for an exciting simulation of the real UN Security Council! Feel free to observe or pair up with a student team member and act as a member country to push national policy while simultaneously brainstorming international solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues.

2:00 p.m.

ContinuEd Session
Kravis 102

2:00 p.m.

Student Spotlight: SOURCE
Kravis 164
Get creative and make an impact with SOURCE Nonprofit Consulting, a student-run organization focused on addressing local nonprofits' institutional challenges. Learn more about SOURCE and their mission through an interactive brainstorming session with a local nonprofit. After advising and helping create impactful solutions, end the session with a coffee break to chat one-on-one with their consultants.

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Target Shoot and ROTC Open House
Lower Level, Bauer Center
Practice your sharp-shooting skills with a lesson from members of the Army ROTC.

2:00 p.m. - CMS Athletics Meet & Greet
3:00 p.m. - Tour of Roberts Pavilion

Roberts Pavilion Tour
Roberts Pavilion Lobby
Connect with current CMS athletes, coaches, and Mike Sutton '76, director of advancement for athletics at Roberts Pavilion. Meet the athletes and coaches, talk about their current seasons, and receive updates from Director of Athletics Terrance Tumey. At 3:00 p.m., the group will tour the athletics and event facilities of Roberts Pavilion, led by Mike Sutton '76 and John Faranda '79, CMC’s vice president and ambassador-at-large.

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Student-Alumni LGBTQ Mixer
Kravis Lower Court, North Side
CMC’s SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) is hosting a mixer for LGBTQ alumni and students. Light refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome!

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

President's Reception
The President’s House (by invitation only)
A reception honoring members of the Res Publica Society and the President’s Society. For more information, please contact Annual Giving at 909-607-1929.

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Reception
Toad Hall, 875 North College Ave. (SW Corner 9th & College)
Join the PPE crew at Ward Elliott's home for an afternoon of memories with fellow PPErs and professors! In the name of Bjork!

6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Reunion Reception and Photo Shoot
Alumni Club, Kravis Center
Immortalize your return to CMC with class photos and enjoy a lively reception with fellow CMCers.

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Reunion Class Dinners
Kravis Center and Athenaeum (class locations to be announced)
Reminisce about years past with classmates over a gourmet meal. If you can only attend one event at Alumni Weekend, this signature affair should be it. Registration required.

9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Monte Carlo Night
McKenna Auditorium
Let us transport you to the decadent world of Monte Carlo. Try your luck at the casino tables, lounge with friends over beverages, or step onto the starlit dance floor. A recreation of the longest running CMC event, we hope to leave you with yet another cherished “college” memory.

9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

After Hours at the Doubletree by Hilton Claremont
555 W Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711
The Doubletree by Hilton Claremont bar will be open extra late for those who want to continue the revelry off-campus. (No host)

Sunday, April 28

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8:45 to 11:00 a.m.

Morning Hike: The Claremont Loop
Meet at Kravis Center
Join students, faculty, staff, and alumni for a 5-mile trek through the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park, located just 10 minutes from campus. This hike only requires sneakers and provides incredible views. Registration required, transportation included. Meet at the Alumni Club at 8:45 a.m. to depart. Consider joining for brunch after at Collins!

10:00 a.m. to Noon

Athena and Friends Brunch
Collins Dining Hall
Unfortunately, it is true; all good things must come to an end. Enjoy scrumptious breakfast fare and bubbly mimosas with the Stag and Athena before you say your goodbyes. Registration required.

11:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.

Catholic Mass
McAlister Center, 919 Columbia Ave.

11:15 a.m.

Interdenominational Christian Worship
McAlister Center, 919 Columbia Ave.

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