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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: January 20, 2022.

Jump to: Sunday 

Saturday, February 19

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

CHECK IN AND HOSPITALITY ROOM
Hospitality Tent, Parents Field
Pick up name tags, an updated schedule, class listings, and special event tickets. Enjoy a continental breakfast or afternoon snack.

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

DONUTS WITH THE DEANS
The Hub Patio
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.

FACULTY IN ACTION
Event Pavilion, Parents Field
The Role of Computing and Data Science in the Liberal Arts
Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Founding Chair, Integrated Sciences
Experience with computational reasoning, programming, and data science concepts exposes college students to profoundly powerful ways of thinking, shaping every aspect of their daily lives and contributing to new challenges and opportunities for society. Additionally, this exposure provides vehicles for discovery in domains including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts. Computing, therefore, must be viewed as a fundamental literacy in a modern liberal arts education.  Join Professor Libeskind-Hadas as he explores this concept and describes how computation and data science are central to CMC’s new Integrated Sciences Program in development now in collaboration with stakeholders from across the College.

10:30 a.m.

MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
Pomona-Pitzer All Corners
Pomona College Track

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

TOWN HALL MEETING and Q&A WITH PRESIDENT HIRAM CHODOSH
Event Pavilion, Parents Field
Not to be missed! Bring your ideas and questions as President Chodosh reviews the College’s achievements and aspirations. Programming will feature the presentation of the Jil Stark '58 GP'11 Parent Volunteer Award.

12:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOFTBALL
CMS Softball Field, CMC Campus
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. Pacific Lutheran

1:00 p.m.

CLAREMONT COUGARS MEN’S LACROSSE
South Athletic Field at Pomona College, atop the parking garage at the corner of First Street and Columbia Avenue
5c Claremont Cougars vs. Cal State Fullerton

1:15 to 2:15 p.m. 

PARENT-STUDENT CAREER DISCOVERY HOUR
Event Pavilion, Parents Field
As part of the I’m Ready campaign,  CMC students and parents are welcome to participate in an interactive workshop designed to help students learn how best to develop and share their narrative of why an employer should really want to have them on their team. Join us and learn how to authentically and confidently present experience and knowledge in all recruitment activities. The workshop will include discussion, role-playing, and storytelling. Co-led by Kristin Mannion P’22 and Kristi Mitchell P’23 and co-hosted with the CMC Soll Center for Student Opportunity.

1:15 to
2:15 p.m.

ÉXITO EN CMC
Outdoor Classroom, Center Court
Únase para un panel de discusión con estudiantes, profesores, y representantes de la Oficina de los Decanos de Estudiantes. En esta platica, estudiantes de Claremont McKenna College (CMC por sus siglas en ingles) compartirán sus experiencias sobre la vida estudiantil. Profesores explicarán como miembros de la facultad apoyan a estudiantes para que sean exitosos en sus estudios. Finalmente, oirán de la Oficina de Decanos de Estudiantes (Dean of Students, por su nombre en ingles), quienes trabajan para apoyar con temas académicos, la vida residencial, varias organizaciones estudiantiles, y la salud física y mental de cada estudiante. Aprenda como padres universitarios pueden colaborar con CMC para que nuestros estudiantes encuentren éxito en su carera universitaria. Ustedes (Uds.) pueden llegar con sus preguntas. Los esperamos! Esta sesión será en español.


SUCCESS AT CMC
Please join us for a panel discussion with current students, faculty, and representatives from the Dean of Students Office to learn more about the resources at CMC and how you can partner with the College to promote student success. 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
Flamson Plaza
(Also available on Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.)
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.

1:30 to
2:30 p.m. 

LEADERSHIP AROUND THE WORLD: DISCOVERING THE CENTER FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION
Athena Pavilion, Parents Field
Kristen Mallory, Director of Global Education and Off-Campus Study
Join Kristen Mallory for an overview of the academic programs CMC offers worldwide through study abroad, exchange, and the Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley Internship programs. Current CMC students will discuss their experiences with these programs and answer any questions you may have.

2:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOFTBALL
CMS Softball Field, CMC Campus
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. Pacific Lutheran

2:45 to
3:45 p.m.

FACULTY IN ACTION
Athena Pavilion, Parents Field
Professor Angela Vossmeyer, Associate Professor of Economics

4:30 to
8:00 p.m.

MCKENNA MADNESS ON PARENTS FIELD
Event Pavilion, Parents Field
Gather with parents, students, faculty, and staff on Parents Field and enjoy time with good friends, good food, and a big dose of Stag and Athena spirit. Enjoy music, face painting, a photo booth, and more! After the meal, stick around and cheer on the teams  for the basketball double-header via livestream. The Stags are in action at 5:00 p.m., and the Athenas play at 7:00 p.m. $25.00 per person includes delicious burgers, sides, and beverages. If your student plans to join, please register them as well.
Registration is required

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

LATE NIGHT SWEETS AND TREATS
Event Pavilion, Parents Field
Grab a treat with new friends and celebrate the end to an incredible day. Registration is required

Sunday, February 20

Jump to: Saturday 

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.

CHECK IN AND HOSPITALITY ROOM
Hospitality Tent, Parents Field
Visit the information table and enjoy a snack.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

MORNING ON THE CLAREMONT LOOP 
The Claremont Wilderness Park
This 5-mile trek requires only tennis shoes and provides incredible views. Hosted in conjunction with Outdoor Initiative (OI). $25.00 per person includes transportation to the wilderness park, an event t-shirt, and a water bottle. Meet at the Bauer Parking Lot to board the bus which will depart promptly at 7:45 a.m. Registration is required.

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

CMC ADMISSION AMBASSADORS
Outdoor Classroom, Center Court
Start your Sunday morning off right by hearing the latest directly from an Office of Admission staff member and meeting 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. 

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

DEMYSTIFYING RECRUITMENT AT CMC
Beth (Saliba) Milev '05, Director of Robert Day Scholars Program & Scholar Communities and Ursula Diamond, Director of Student Opportunities
Event Pavilion, Parents Field
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.

11:15a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

PARENT NETWORK BOARD MEETING
Event Pavilion, Parents Field
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. - 12:00 p.m.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Athena Pavilion, Parents Field

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

GIVING THANKS: WRITE A NOTE TO A CMC VET
Outdoor Rec Deck, Parents Field
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 - 2:30 p.m.

MY TRANSFORMATIVE CMC MOMENT
Athena Pavilion, Parents Field
Moments that irrevocably change our lives can happen in an instant. Regardless of how they happen, they divide certain experiences into "before" and "after." Don’t miss this opportunity to join six CMC students and alumni for these short impactful TEDx style presentations. Hear about the pivotal moments of their CMC journeys and how they changed the way they lived, learned, worked, or pursued their degrees at the College.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

FAMILY PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Flamson Plaza
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.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

CMC: A HISTORY
Meet at Gann Quadrangle, Kravis Center
John Faranda '79, Ambassador-at-Large
Not to be missed! John Faranda '79, Ambassador-at-Large, will lead this special walking tour of CMC's historic and unique locations, including our incredible new art installations. 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!

3:45 - 5:15 p.m.

FAMILY WINE TASTING: THE WORLD OF PINOT NOIR
Event Pavilion, Parents Field
Join the proprietor of Packing House Wines, Sal Medina, for an in-depth exploration of all things Pinot Noir. We will try Pinot Noir wines from around the world, learn about country, region, and terroir differences, and what food pairs well with each wine region. All guests must register. Must be 21 or over to attend. $35 per person.; registration is required.