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Schedule

Preliminary Schedule

*This schedule is subject to change. Updates to the schedule will be posted online. A finalized schedule, with locations, will be available at check in. Last updated: February 15, 2019.

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Saturday, February 16

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

CHECK IN AND HOSPITALITY ROOM
Founders Room, Bauer Center North
Pick up name tags, an updated schedule, class listings, and special event tickets. Enjoy a continental breakfast or afternoon snack.

All day

CMS MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers Meet
Pomona College Track 

All day

CMS WOMEN’S GOLF
SCIAC #1

Los Serranos Golf Course

8:15 to 9:15 a.m. (Drop-in hours)

DONUTS WITH THE DEANS
Heggblade Center
Don’t miss this fun and informal meet and greet with donuts and coffee. Stop by to meet the Dean of Students staff and student leaders and learn more about the important role they play in the day-to-day lives of CMCers.

9:30 to
10:30 a.m.

THE SKILL OF IMAGINATION
Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center
Amy Kind, Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy
Talk about the skills associated with a liberal arts education often tends to focus on critical thinking. But just as important as one’s analytic skills are one’s imaginative skills. As science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin has famously said, imagination is “an essential tool of the mind, a fundamental way of thinking, an indispensable means of becoming and remaining human.” Join Professor Amy Kind as she discusses her research on imagination and the important role that the skill of imagination can play in helping us to navigate and shape our futures.

10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.

FAMILY BRUNCH AT COLLINS DINING HALL
Cash only at the door. $14.25 per person.

10:45 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.

TOWN HALL MEETING and Q&A WITH PRESIDENT HIRAM CHODOSH
Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center
Not to be missed! Bring your ideas and questions as President Chodosh reviews the College’s achievements and aspirations.

11:00 a.m.

CMS BASEBALL
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Occidental

12:00 p.m.

CMS Softball
Chapman at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Softball Field

12:15 to
1:15 p.m.

PARENTS FUND DONOR RECOGNITION LUNCH
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
By invitation only. Programming will feature the presentation of the Jil Stark '58 GP'11 Parent Volunteer Award. By invitation only.

1:00 p.m.

MEN'S 5C RUGBY
University of San Diego at Claremont Lions
Parents Field

1:00 p.m.

MEN'S 5C LACROSSE
Biola at Claremont Cougars
South Athletic Field, Pomona College
295 East First Street

1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (CIE) MIXER
The Hub Patio
Curious about innovation and entrepreneurship on campus? Join us for beverages and snacks while connecting with parents and students, and learn more about how our center fosters and supports the entrepreneurial spirit at the 5C’s.

1:15 p.m.

Men's SCAIC Diving Championships
Haldeman Pool, 220 E. 6th Street
Pomona College

1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Programas académicos y oportunidades en CMC
Bauer Center 22
Lee Skinner, profesora de español y decana asociada
Conversen por una hora con Lee Skinner, profesora de español y decana asociada, para aprender más sobre el curriculum, los recursos académicos y sistemas de apoyo, y las varias oportunidades para estudiantes en CMC, y sobre las maneras en que las familias pueden colaborar con CMC para promover los logros de sus estudiantes. En esta sesión informal Uds. pueden hacer cualquier pregunta que tengan.

Academics and Opportunities at CMC
Bauer Center 22
Lee Skinner, Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean of the Faculty
Please join us for an hour discussion with Lee Skinner, Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean of the Faculty, to learn more about the curriculum, resources, opportunities at CMC, and how families can partner with the College to promote student achievement. This session will be in Spanish, and is an informal session where you can ask any questions you may have.

1:30 to
3:30 p.m. (Drop-in hours)

FAMILY PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Athenaeum North Patio
Take advantage of this opportunity to have your family picture taken with your CMC student. Be on the lookout for the Stag and Athena who are always ready to strike a pose.
Also available on Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

1:45 to
2:30 p.m. 

LEADERSHIP IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY: DISCOVERING THE CENTER FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION
Freeberg Forum - Kravis Center Lower Court
Kristen Mallory, Director of Global Education and Off-Campus Study
Join Kristen Mallory for an overview of the study abroad offerings, including the Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley programs. Several current students will discuss their experiences.

1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

FREE FOOD FOR THOUGHT PODCAST - LIVE!
Pickford Auditorium
Free Food For Thought is a student-run podcast sponsored by the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum that seeks to feed intellectual curiosity. Join us for a live recording with Kim Sajet P'20, the first woman to serve as director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, as she discusses bringing history alive through portraiture.

2:00 p.m.

CMS Softball
Chapman at Claremont-Mudd Scripps

2:00 p.m.

CMS Baseball
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Occidental College

2:30 to 4:00 p.m. (Drop-in hours)

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF FACULTY PUBLICATIONS AND GRANTS
McKenna Auditorium
There is no doubt that CMC packs a punch when it comes to faculty scholarship. We invite you to see for yourself and peruse the display of scholarly work (including books, creative works, articles, and grants) from over 100 professors from 10 different departments. Members of the Dean of Faculty's Office will also be on hand to answer questions regarding the many student opportunities to conduct research at CMC. Light refreshments provided.

2:45 to
3:45 p.m.

FACULTY IN ACTION

UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, SLAVERY IN OLD AGE, AND THE COMING OF THE CIVIL WAR
Bauer Forum, Bauer Center North
Daniel Livesay, Associate Professor of History

It's a famous - though untrue - story that when Abraham Lincoln met Harriett Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, he remarked, "So here's the little lady that started the Civil War." Even if it didn't happen, Stowe's novel was transformational in American life and turned many people's attitudes against slavery. But why was it such a phenomenon? Why did the story of an aging African American galvanize public opinion so quickly? Associate Professor Dan Livesay explores the novel's impact, but also considers the wider question about why elderly enslaved people became so fascinating in the nineteenth century. He will document not only what life was like for the aged in slavery, but also why they became such important political pawns in the lead up to the Civil War.


WHAT IS THE CONSTITUTION? INTRO TO CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
George Thomas, Burnet C. Wohlford Professor of American Political Institutions
Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center North
Perhaps the most quoted line from any Supreme Court case in our history is Chief Justice John Marshall’s insistence in McCulloch v. Maryland that “we must never forget that it is a constitution we are expounding.” But what is the Constitution? It’s fundamental law, but just what does this mean? It’s the text, but is it more? Does it include underlying political principles? Does it include history? Who gets to interpret it? Is there a final interpreter? Join Professor George Thomas for a look into the Intro to Constitutional Law course, which is organized around these basic questions to better understand the American Constitution.

2:50 p.m.

Women's Water Polo
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. Cal State East Bay
University of Redlands

4:15 to
5:15 p.m.

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION
Robert Pavilion 
President Hiram Chodosh and his wife, Priya Junnar Chodosh, invite parents and students to this informal reception with seasonal refreshments.

4:30 to
6:30 p.m.

DINNER AT COLLINS DINING HALL
Cash only at the door. $17.25 per person.

6:00 to
7:15 p.m.

A FAMILY AFFAIR: STUDENT-PARENT DINNER AND SHOW
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Join us for an evening of great food and great company, featuring CMC students displaying their creative talents. Space is limited. Business attire is preferred; no shorts, jeans, or t-shirts. $35 per person. Registration is required.

7:00 p.m. to
2:00 a.m.

THE HUB GRILL
Open at Emett Student Center

9:30 p.m.

Women's SCIAC Diving Championships
Haldeman Pool, 220 E. 6th Street
Pomona College

Sunday, February 17

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8:30 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.

CHECK IN AND HOSPITALITY ROOM
Founders Room, Bauer Center North
Visit the information table and enjoy a snack.

All day

CMS WOMEN’S GOLF
SCIAC #1
Los Serranos Golf Course

All day

CMS MEN'S GOLF
CSUSB Coyote Classic
Oak Valley Golf Course Beaumont, CA

7:45 to 9:30 a.m.

MORNING ON THE CLAREMONT LOOP
The Claremont Wilderness Park
Hosted in conjunction with Outdoor Initiative student group. Join students and staff 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. Meet at the Bauer Parking Lot. $25 per person. Includes transportation to the wilderness park, an event t-shirt, and a CMC water bottle. Registration is required.

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

CMC ADMISSION AMBASSADORS
Bauer Center South Room 22
Start your Sunday morning by hearing the latest directly from an Office of Admission staff member and meet your fellow Admission Ambassadors in person! Not sure if you are interested in volunteering to be a parent Admission Ambassador? Join us to find out what it is all about. Questions? Contact Heidi Friedlander P'19 at heidiannf@hotmail.com or TJ Rathi P'19 '21 at tjrathi@yahoo.com. Make sure to stop by the Hospitality Center in the Founder's Room to grab a coffee and a pastry before making your way to the session.

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

DEMYSTIFYING RECRUITMENT AT CMC
Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center South
Beth (Saliba) Milev '05, Director of External Relations and Ursula Diamond, Director of Student Opportunities
The Soll Center for Student Opportunity is home to career services, the sponsored internship program, and the scholar communities. Join the team and get answers to all your questions about how recruitment works at CMC, including the timelines for internships and jobs, and guidance about how to handle tricky situations.

10:30 to 11:45 a.m. (Drop-in hours)

ROTC SESSION AND PISTOL SHOOT
Bauer Center South, Lower Level
Come learn about the ROTC program, scholarships available, and have the opportunity to use the shooting range. Participants must be 18 or older to enter the shooting range. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

FAMILY BRUNCH AT COLLINS DINING HALL
Cash only at the door. Family discounted price is $10.75 per person

11:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m.

PARENT NETWORK BOARD MEETING
Freeberg Forum, Kravis Center Lower Court
The goal of the Parent Network Board is to expand parent engagement to enhance our students' CMC experiences,  as well as to provide a forum for general fellowship with other parents. During this meeting, board members will discuss Parent Network Board business.

11:15 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

MAINTAINING INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY: AN HOUR WITH CMC MODEL UN
Kravis Center 102
Team up with 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.

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

HOW PARENTS CAN ENABLE (OR DISABLE) THEIR CHILDREN'S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Roberts Hall North 15
Ron Riggio, Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology
Join Professor Riggio to learn about the studies of youth leadership development conducted by faculty and students of the Kravis Leadership Institute over the past decade, and to hear about the role of parenting, skill attainment, and leadership role models on developing children into leaders. Some of the factors that negatively impact children’s leadership development will also be discussed.

1:00 to
3:00 p.m. (Drop-in hours)

GIVING THANKS: WRITE A NOTE TO A CMC VET
The Hub Patio
Share an uplifting experience with your student as we write letters to our CMC veterans. Take this opportunity to put pen to paper and share your thoughts and appreciation for our troops. Music, snacks, and a fun and festive environment provided.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m

STUDENT/PARENT NETWORKING SESSIONS
Roberts Pavilion
By invitation only. For more information, please contact Ursula Diamond at udiamond@cmc.edu.

1:00 to
2:00 p.m.

SENIOR THESIS PRESENTATIONS
Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center
Senior thesis is the quintessential capstone of the CMC journey, allowing students to explore academic areas of their most passionate interests, engage in the process of discovery, and make creative contributions in their areas of interest. Join several current seniors as they discuss a summary of their work, covering a wide range of topics. You will no doubt agree that the projects are impressive!

1:15 to 2:00 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY GATHERING
International Place Lounge, Heggblade Center
International parents are invited to meet Parent Network Board I-Parent representatives and I-Place staff members, ask questions, and get to know fellow international parents over refreshments.

1:30 to
3:30 p.m.

FAMILY PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Athenaeum North Patio
Take advantage of this opportunity to have your family picture taken with your CMC student. Be on the lookout for the Stag and Athena who are always ready to strike a pose. 

2:15 to
3:00 p.m.

CMC: A HISTORY
Meet at Gann Quadrangle, Kravis Center
John Faranda '79, Vice-President and Ambassador-at-Large
Not to be missed! John Faranda '79 will lead this special walking tour of CMC's historic and unique locations. Get ready to ask John your behind-the-scenes questions about how a building was named or why there is a plaque under your favorite campus tree. 

2:15 to
3:00 p.m.

CIVILITY, ACCESS, RESOURCES, AND EXPRESSION
Roberts Hall South 102
Vince Greer, Assistant Dean of Students of Diversity and Inclusion
The CARE Center (Civility, Access, Resources, and Expression) seeks to proactively engage and educate the campus community on issues of diversity and inclusion, providing resources for all students and also fostering community building and wellness. Join Vince Greer to learn more about the center, and feel free to either observe or engage in a student-run activity designed to highlight the center’s purpose and benefits.

3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

EXPLORING THE WINES OF SPAIN
 Freeberg Forum, Kravis Center Lower Level
From La Mancha, to Rioja, to Catalunya, Spain and its many regions and terroirs provide a majestic backdrop to some of the world’s best, and best value, wines. Join Sal Medina, sommelier and proprietor of Packing House Wines in the Claremont Village, as we explore these unique wine regions through a series of tastings and pairings. Must be 21 or over to attend. $35 per person. Registration is required.

4:30 to
6:30 p.m.

DINNER AT COLLINS DINING HALL
Cash only at the door. Family discounted price is $14.00 per person.

7:00 p.m. to
2:00 a.m.

THE HUB GRILL
Open at Emett Student Center

Monday, February 18

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All Day

AUDIT CMC CLASSES
Various Location
Find out for yourself what being a student at CMC is all about! You are welcome to participate in the dynamic academic environment at CMC and share in your student’s college experience. A full schedule of classes and locations will be provided upon check in. Please note, only CMC classes on the schedule are open to visitors. You do not necessarily need to attend your student’s classes.

7:30 to
9:00 a.m.

BREAKFAST AT COLLINS DINING HALL
Cash only at the door. Family discounted price is $7.75 per person.

8:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.

HOSPITALITY ROOM
Founders Room, Bauer Center North
Visit the information table and enjoy a continental breakfast.

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

ROBERTS PAVILION TOUR
Meet in the Roberts Pavilion Lobby
Mike Sutton '76, Director of Advancement for Athletics
Named in honor of CMC trustee and alumnus George R. Roberts '66 P'93, the Roberts Pavilion is the spectacular new fitness and events center for Claremont McKenna College and the athletic center for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps intercollegiate, intramural, and physical education programs. Join Mike Sutton '76 for a behind the scenes look of the facility and hear how it brings our community together through activity and fitness.

11:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m.

LUNCH AT COLLINS DINING HALL
Cash only at the door. Family discounted price is $10.50 per person.

11:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m.

THE HUB GRILL
Open at Emett Student Center

3:00 to
4:30 p.m.

ATHENAEUM TEA
Parents Library, Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Join students, faculty, and staff for this wonderful CMC tradition.

5:00 to
7:00 p.m.

DINNER AT COLLINS DINING HALL
Cash only at the door. $16.75 per person.

5:30 to
8:00 p.m.

ATHENAEUM SPEAKER SERIES DINNER
5:30 p.m. Reception; 6:00 p.m. Dinner; 6:45 p.m. Program
Speaker: Kim Sajet P'20, Director, Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
Make I Contact. Portraiture & (Me)mory
Always political in nature, a historical portrait cannot illustrate the “truth” of someone’s appearance, let alone their accomplishments. Particularly in terms of selfie-culture and the endless forms of narcissism it promotes, all portraiture empowers individuals to attain a broad knowledge of the wider world as well as a healthy dose of skepticism about their surroundings. To paraphrase Picasso, “portraiture is a lie that illustrates the truth.” As the first woman to serve as director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Kim Sajet P’20 has been exploring new ways to place personal experience and creativity at the center of learning and civic awareness. Join Kim to learn more.
Business attire preferred. $20 per person. Advance reservations required.

7:00 p.m. to
10:00 p.m.

THE HUB GRILL
Open at Emett Student Center

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Weekdays
9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

ADMISSION INFORMATION SESSION
Admission Office, Kravis Center
Given by a member of the admission staff, group information sessions provide a solid overview of Claremont McKenna College and its academic programs and social culture. Admission requirements, financial aid, and merit scholarships also are covered in this presentation.

Weekdays
10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

ADMISSION CAMPUS TOUR
Admission Office, Kravis Center
Tours begin at 10:00am and 2:30pm, and last approximately one hour. Tours include Claremont McKenna College facilities only.

Daily
12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

THE HUB STORE OPEN
Emett Student Center

Friday, February 15
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

THE DREAMT LAND: CHASING DUST AND WATER ACROSS CALIFORNIA
Mark Arax, Author
George C.S. Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College Campus
For those arriving early, Pitzer College invites 5C family members to a talk with author Mark Arax who will discuss his forthcoming book, The Dreamt Land: Chasing Dust and Water Across California. In the world of journalism, Arax stands out as a rarity. On one hand, he is a skilled investigative reporter who unearths secrets from the depths of shadow governments. On the other hand, he is a gifted writer whose feature stories and books are distinguished by the “poetry of his prose.” A top graduate of Fresno State and Columbia University, Arax left the Los Angeles Times in 2007 after a public fight over censorship of his story on the Armenian Genocide. He has taught literary nonfiction at Claremont McKenna College and Fresno State University and served as a senior policy director for the California Senate Majority Leader. Presented by the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability.

Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

HUNTLEY BOOKSTORE OPEN
175 East Eighth Street
Stop by the bookstore and use the discount coupon provided in your registration packet.

Anytime

CITY OF CLAREMONT SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR
Take a self-guided tour of the charming village area of Claremont, and enjoy the artisan shops, historic homes, and numerous murals that dot the city. Information is available at www.claremontheritage.org.

Daily
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTANIC GARDEN SELF-GUIDED TOUR
1500 North College Avenue
Enjoy a self-guided tour of one of the largest botanical gardens in California dedicated exclusively to the conservation of the state’s native plants. Entry to the Garden for all visitors is $9 per adult; $6 for senior citizens and students; $4 for children (ages 3–12); children under 3 years are free. Call 909-625-8767 or go to www.rsab.org.

Sundays
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

CLAREMONT FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET
Second Street (between Indian Hill and Yale)
Just a short walk away from campus, the Claremont Farmers Market, in the downtown area known as the Village, is a great place to pick up some fresh fruit or veggies, baked goods, tasty samples, fresh-cut flowers, and arts and crafts. Wander around and enjoy the fellowship and the sights, sounds, and smells of freshness!

Wednesday - Sunday
12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

RUTH CHANDLER WILLIAMSON GALLERY
Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Avenue (in the courtyard adjacent to 11th Street and Columbia Avenue)
Visit www.rcwg.scrippscollege.edu for a listing of collections and exhibitions. 909-607-2029.

Religious Services 

Friday, February 15

12:30 p.m.

ISLAMIC FRIDAY PRAYER (JUMA'H)
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue, Claremont
Please call 909-621-8685 if you should have any questions.

5:30 p.m.

SHABBAT SERVICES
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue, Claremont

6:30 p.m.

SHABBAT DINNER
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue, Claremont
Please call 909-621-8685 if you should have any questions.

6:00 p.m.

SHABBAT DINNER at CHABAD
830 Harvard Ave, Claremont, CA
Reservations appreciated, RSVP to info@chabad4students.com.

Sunday, February 17

10: 00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

CATHOLIC MASS
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue. Calremont
Please call 909-621-8685 if you should have any questions.

Monday, February 18

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

MUSLIM PRAYER
McAlister Center, 919 North Columbia Avenue, Claremont
Please call 909-621-8685 if you should have any questions.

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