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Chapter Programs
Tournament of Roses® Family Fun Day
Sunday, December 11 | 11:00 a.m.

Join the CMC Community for a family-fun day with our float builder, Fiesta Parade Floats! Food trucks, bounce castles, photo opportunities, special guests, and of course the ability to see the CMC float, and other floats, sans floral.

Tournament of Roses® Packages

Decorate the CMC Float
Wednesday, December 28 - 30 (Several shifts available)

We need you! Join alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff as we prepare the CMC float for the BIG stage and over 100 million TV viewers. We’ll hold morning and afternoon/evening shifts for this entire week. Volunteers will register for an 8 or 6-hour shift to help put roses and other decor on our float. As a small token of our appreciation, all volunteers will receive exclusive CMC/Tournament of Roses merchandise, snacks, and either lunch or dinner. Be a part of history! 

Decorating Shifts

Tournament of Roses Festivities® with CMC
Sunday, January 1 - January 2, 2023

New Year’s Weekend is just around the corner! From lodging, to tickets, transportation, events, gifts, and more, we hope you will make plans now to join friends and classmates for this special experience!

We also hope you will consider decorating the CMC float. Join the community for one or more shifts and be a part of history! 

Tournament of Roses® Packages

Live Programming

All the presentations below will be live streamed. Links will be posted as soon as they are available.

If you missed an event, you may be able to view it in our Virtual Programs Library.
The Midterms Are Over... What's Next? With Professor Jack Pitney
Thursday, January 19 | 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m ET

In the ten weeks leading up to the midterms, no two issues were more frequently searched online than taxes and jobs. These concerns are a staple in conservative talking points and helped fuel the belief there would be a "Red Wave." However, with the election behind us, the Democrats holding the Senate and only narrowly losing the House, many refer to the change in Washington as a "Red Trickle."

Why did the election play out the way it did? Was it former President Donald Trump, or was there something greater at play? More importantly, what does this mean for the future of the country and 2024?

Join us as Jack Pitney, Roy P. Crocker Professor of Politics, attempts to answer these questions and more. The political landscape is heating up! Don't miss this opportunity to get the inside scoop.

Prof. Pitney Registration

Lectio et Colloquium: The (Un)Written Constitution with Professor George Thomas 
Wednesday, February 15 | 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m ET

We are excited to announce the second installment of Lectio et Colloquium: A CMC Book Club. Please join us as we gather with Professor George Thomas—Burnet C. Wohlford Professor of American Political Institutions—to discuss and learn about his latest book: The (Un)Written Constitution.

Book Club Registration

Travel Programs
Wild Galápagos Escape 2024
June 20 - 27, 2024

After a long hiatus, the Claremont McKenna College travel program is restarting in 2024 with a magical visit to the enchanted Galápagos Islands.

We are honored that Ron Libeskind-Hadas, the founding chair of the new Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences, will be leading the exploration organized for us by Lindblad Travel on the beautiful new all-suite National Geographic Islander II.

Members of The Claremont community from around the globe will spend June 20 to 27, 2024 exploring the wonders of the Galápagos on a customized itinerary of education, recreation, and relaxation. It is the perfect family vacation!

Galápagos Information

Athletic Events
Ted Ducey CMS Hall of Fame
Sunday, January 22 | 1:00 p.m.

Join us in Claremont to celebrate the 2023 Hall of Fame inductees.

Class of 2023 Inductees:

David Austen CMC '73, Football
Tim Behrens CMC '97, Water Polo
Darcy Burton Harlan CMC '99, Water Polo and Basketball
Jonathan Byers CMC '93, Soccer
Raymond “Bim” Jollymour, Golf Coach

Tain Lee CMC '12, Golf
Jeff Manassero CMC/HMC '07, Football
Suzy Nicoletti CMC '02, Swimming
Annie Richardson Wright CMC '06, Water Polo

Evelyn Ross-Shapiro SC '09, Cross Country and Track & Field
Pam Tanase CMC '88, Athenas Swimming & Diving and Water Polo Coach
Larry Wang CMC '09, Tennis
Kevin Zitar CMC '96, Basketball

Hall of Fame Registration

Athenaeum Reservations for CMC Alumni and Parents

To register, please select the event(s) you wish to attend and select the total number attending in your party and click, "Continue." 

Registration for the event opens the Friday before the scheduled date and closes the morning of.

Note: These events are reserved for CMC alumni and parents only.

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Wednesday, November 16
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Talk Radio: A Political, Cultural and Social Force

In an era of 24-hour hyper partisan cable television and a deluge of podcasts all over the ideological map, talk radio shows have become few and far between, especially on public radio. Despite fewer listeners tuning in to the airwaves, some radio talk shows however are still influential and have loyal followings. Larry Mantle P’23, host of KPCC’s long-running AirTalk with Larry Mantle joins us for a moderated conversation about how talk radio has evolved during his 37-year career in the medium, the influence it continues to hold over political, cultural, and social issues, and how to keep it relevant in the digital age. Terril Jones, instructor of international journalism at CMC will moderate the conversation.

Registration for the event opens the Friday before the scheduled date and closes the morning of.