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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 11, 2020.

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Saturday, February 15

All Day

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

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.

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.

TEACHING POLITICS IN THE AGE OF TRUMP
Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center
Jon Shields, Associate Professor of Government
University classrooms are not just places where students learn vocational skills or reflect on the meaning of life. They are also schools of democracy. Join Professor Jon Shields as he discusses why these schools of democracy are critical now more than ever, and what CMC is doing to strengthen them.

9:30 a.m. Prelims
3:30 p.m. Finals

CMS MEN’S AND WOMEN’S DIVING
Axelrood Pool, CMC Campus
SCIAC Championships
Admission Fees: Faculty, Staff, and Students with valid ID are free; children under the age of twelve are free; seniors and veterans are $5; and adults are $10. 

10:00 a.m.

CMS WOMEN’S TENNIS
Biszantz Family Tennis Center, CMC Campus
Occidental College at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

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

FAMILY BRUNCH AT COLLINS DINING HALL
Parent discounted rate is $14.00 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 MEN’S TENNIS
Biszantz Family Tennis Center, CMC Campus
Concordia University at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

11:00 a.m.

5C Women's Rugby 
Parents Field, CMC Campus
Riverside at Clarmeont Foxes

12:00 p.m. and 
2:00 p.m.

CMS SOFTBALL
Softball Field, CMC Campus
Vanguard University at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

12:15 to
1:15 p.m.

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

1:00 p.m.

CMS WOMEN’S TENNIS
Biszantz Family Tennis Center, CMC Campus
Whittier College at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

1:15 to 2:30 p.m. 

PARENT-STUDENT CAREER DISCOVERY NETWORKING HOUR
Flamson Plaza
Parents, share your experience, wisdom and advice about career options with CMC students. Students, come with your questions and curiosities to engage with parents who've been-there-done-that. Join others in your “interest cluster” when you arrive and dive into one-on-one or small group conversations. No pressure, just a chance to be yourself and meet others with common interests. Parents, there is no preparation required, but please click this link to sign up and we'll follow up with you to confirm and provide more information closer to the event.

1:15 to
2:15 p.m.

ÉXITO EN CMC
Kravis 102
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
Kravis 102
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
Athenaeum North Patio
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.

1:45 to
2:30 p.m. 

LEADERSHIP AROUND THE WORLD: 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 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.

2:45 to
3:45 p.m.

FACULTY IN ACTION
Two concurrent sessions

WOMEN AND THE MILITARY AS AN INSTITUTION
Bauer Forum, Bauer Center South
Jennifer Taw, Associate Professor of Government
The roles women play in war often are overlooked or, at best, an afterthought. And yet, war touches women no less than it does men with real and significant implications not only for individual women, but for society as a whole. In this talk, Professor Taw will briefly explore women and war through six lenses: women as warmongers; how governments free ride on women's support for soldiers and their families; women's economic contributions in war; relatedly, the relationships between military presence and prostitution; the unacknowledged heroism of women in war zones; and how and why defense institutions' structures are inimical to the inclusion of women (and why that matters).


UNDERSTANDING OUR EVER-CHANGING ECONOMIC CLIMATE
Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center South
Julio Garín, Assistant Professor of Economics
The US economy has evolved over the last few decades. This evolution has spanned not only the US labor market, but also affected GDP and policy responses. Join Professor Julio Garín as he explores this evolution, and examines both what economists have done to understand them and what the implications are. Hear how seemingly disconnected facts could be indeed linked; how does the one-child policy in China relate to low-interest rates observed in the U.S. during the last thirty years? Professor Garín is the winner of the 2019 The Glenn R. Huntoon Award for Superior Teaching, given to the faculty member voted by the student body as the most effective teacher. His lecture will open your eyes to the interconnectedness of our modern world.

4:15 to
5:15 p.m.

PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION
President's House
739 North College Avenue (corner of College Avenue and 8th Street).

President Hiram Chodosh and his wife, Priya Junnar Chodosh, invite parents and students to this informal reception with seasonal refreshments.

4:30 p.m.

CMS MEN’S TENNIS
Biszantz Family Tennis Center, CMC Campus
San Diego Christian University at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

4:30 to
6:30 p.m.

DINNER AT COLLINS DINING HALL
Parent discounted rate is $16.75 per person. 

5:45 to
7:15 p.m.

A FAMILY AFFAIR: STUDENT-PARENT DINNER AND SHOW - Sold out
Eggert Dining Room, 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.

7:20 to
8:20 p.m.

FAMILY TRIVIA NIGHT
Roberts Pavilion
Round up your family and friends, put on your thinking caps, and join us at Roberts Pavilion for a rousing game of team trivia. Winners will receive CMC swag and bragging rights!

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

THE HUB GRILL
Open at Emett Student Center

Sunday, February 16

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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.

7:45 to
10:00 a.m.

MORNING ON THE CLAREMONT LOOP - Sold out
The Claremont Wilderness Park
This 5-mile trek requires only tennis shoes and provides incredible views. Hosted in conjunction with Outdoor Initiative (OI). Meet at the Bauer Parking Lot and will depart promptly at 7:45 a.m. Pre-registration is required.

9:00 to
9:50 a.m.

CMC ADMISSION AMBASSADORS
Bauer Center South Room 22
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 to
11:00 a.m.

DEMYSTIFYING RECRUITMENT AT CMC
Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center South
Beth (Saliba) Milev '05, Director of Robert Day Scholars Program & Scholar Communities 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
Parent discounted rate is $14.00 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. to
12:00 p.m.

CLAREMONT COLLEGES DEBATE UNION
Roberts Hall North 15
The Trump Impeachment Does More Harm than Good
Join members of the award-winning Claremont Colleges Debate Union for a lively debate on a timely topic. The moderated public debate format is dynamic and engaging - audience members are invited to question and heckle participants as well as vote on the debate outcome. After the debate, meet members of the team and hear about their experiences with this long-standing group. 

12:00 p.m. and
2:00 p.m.

CMS SOFTBALL
Softball Field, CMC Campus
Pacific Lutheran at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

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

GIVING THANKS: WRITE A NOTE TO A CMC VETS
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.

1:15 to
2:15 p.m.

SENIOR THESIS PRESENTATIONS
Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center
Senior thesis is the quintessential capstone experience that allows 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 CMC 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
2:15 p.m.

HOW DO WE DEFINE SUCCESS? AN EXERCISE & DISCUSSION LED BY OUR CMC SUCCESS CONSULTANTS
Kravis 102
Achievement has guided our students to their enrollment at CMC. Maximizing learning opportunities and centering a self-authorship framework equips our students with a toolbox for success at CMC and beyond. In this session, we'll discuss and workshop resources and strategies that the Dean of Students Office offers through the student-to-student Success Consultant program.

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. 

2:30 to
3:15 p.m.

CIVILITY, ACCESS, RESOURCES, AND EXPRESSION: THE CARE CENTER
Roberts Hall South 102
Vince Greer, Associate Dean of Students for Diversity, Inclusion, and Residential Life
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 unique student-run activity designed to highlight the center’s purpose and benefits.

2:30 to
3:30 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!

3:30 to
4:45 p.m.

EXPLORING THE WINES OF AUSTRALIA
 Freeberg Forum, Kravis Center Lower Level
Join wine professionals from Packing House Wines as we explore wines of Australia. Known for its exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz wines, Australia has vast and successful wine regions that span thousands of miles. Come learn about this unique wine region. 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
Parent discounted rate is $17.00 per person. 

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

THE HUB GRILL
Open at Emett Student Center

Monday, February 17

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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
Parent discounted rate is $11.00 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.

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

LUNCH AT COLLINS DINING HALL
Parent discounted rate is $14.00 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
Parent discounted rate is $17.00 per person. 

5:30 to
8:00 p.m.

ATHENAEUM SPEAKER SERIES DINNER - Sold out
5:30 p.m. Reception; 6:00 p.m. Dinner; 6:45 p.m. Program
Eggert Dining Room, Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Speaker: Katherine Forrest P'22, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, former U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Topic: When Machines Can be Judge, Jury and Executioner: AI and Justice

7:00 p.m. to
10:30 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.

Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Weekends
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

THE HUB STORE OPEN
Emett Student Center

Friday
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Pitzer College Art Galleries
Nichols Art Gallery, Broad Center
Lenzer Family Ary Gallery, Atherton Hall, Pitzer College
For those arriving early, Pitzer College invites you to visit the Pitzer College Art Galleries to explore the spring 2020 exhibitions. In the Nichols Gallery, critically acclaimed artist Candice Lin’s exhibition Natural History: A Half-Eaten Portrait, an Unrecognizable Landscape, a Still, Still Life features a life-sized ceramic sculpture in the manner of an Etruscan terracotta sarcophagus. In the Lenzner Family Art Gallery, artist Hans Baumann’s 5 Distillations (Salton Sea) examines the political and biophysical processes that created—and now imperil—the largest body of water in California.

Friday
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

John D. Sullivan Memorial Lecture
Forever Chemicals: The Crisis of PFAS Contamination in the Nation’s Water Supply
George C.S. Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College
Hosted by Pitzer College. Known as “forever chemicals,” PFAS (or fluorinated organic compounds) have been found at detectable levels in the blood of 98 percent of Americans. This panel discussion will explore this growing public health and water-contamination crisis.

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 

Fridays

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.

Sundays

10:00 a.m.

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

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