Parents Orientation

Parent and Family Orientation 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: June 4, 2019.

Sunday, August 25 - Move-in Day

7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Collins Dining Hall open for breakfast
Cash only at the door; $10.75 per person.

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

PARENT CHECK-IN AND HOSPITALITY ROOM
The Hub, Emett Student Center
Before programming begins, head to the Hospitality Room located at The Hub at Emett Student Center to check in and receive your nametags, schedule, tickets, and other important information. Feel free to stop by throughout the day to take a break, ask a question, or mingle with other new CMC families. Please note students may begin moving in at 8:00 a.m.; students must be present to sign for their room keys. Keys will not be issued to family members. No exceptions.

8:30 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.
Drop-in times

VOLUNTEERING AT CMC
The Hub, Emett Student Center
As the parent of a CMC student, you are already a part of the Parent Network. If you would like to become more actively involved, please stop by the Parent Volunteer Kiosk to meet current members of our Parent Network Board. Here you can learn about the many opportunities available, including career services, admission, communications, events, and giving. You don’t have to live locally to volunteer and support CMC and our amazing students!

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

STUDENT AND PARENT LUNCH
Collins Dining Hall
Meet at Collins Dining Hall to attend lunch with other residence hall members and families. Lunch is complimentary, meal tickets are not required. Specific lunch times will be assigned by residence hall.

1:15 to
2:30 p.m.

WELCOME TO CMC
Roberts Pavilion Arena
Join the campus community at this memorable event as President Hiram Chodosh and college leadership officially welcome all new students and families into the CMC community. Doors will open at 12:45 p.m. for family seating.

3:00 to
3:50 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • Academic Requirements
    Mary Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center South
    While allowing your student to assert his or her independence is great for their overall development, as a parent you likely have plenty of questions regarding how they will achieve academic success. Elizabeth Morgan, registrar & assistant vice president for academic affairs, will provide an overview of the College’s academic requirements and the support students receive. 
  • Introduction to the Soll Center for Student Opportunity
    Freeberg Forum, Kravis Center, Lower Court
    The Soll Center for Student Opportunity is home to three important services at CMC, including Career Services, the Sponsored Internship Program, and the Scholar Communities. The Center sits in the middle of campus and is designed to see the campus through the 'eyes of a student,' enhancing their ability to more intentionally and strategically access the variety of resources available to support their personal and professional development. Join Michelle Chamberlain, associate vice president and dean for student opportunities, Ursula Diamond, director of student opportunities, and Evan Wollen, assistant director of sponsored internships, to learn more about how to support your student in getting the most out of their four years at CMC.
  • Student Wellness
    Bauer Forum, Bauer Center South
    Claremont McKenna College is committed to learning and living environments that empower students to make responsible choices that impact their physical, emotional, and mental health. In this session, members of the Dean of Students Office will highlight some of the many strategies in place to support this goal, and will discuss the many health and wellness resources available to students as they navigate their transition and their journey through college. Information about shared srvices dedicated to student wellness at the Claremont Colleges will also be covered, including, Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services, and Health Education Outreach

4:05 to
4:55 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Repeated)

  • Academic Requirements
    Mary Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center South
    While allowing your student to assert his or her independence is great for their overall development, as a parent you likely have plenty of questions regarding how they will achieve academic success. Elizabeth Morgan, registrar & assistant vice president for academic affairs, will provide an overview of the College’s academic requirements and the support students receive. 
  • Introduction to the Soll Center for Student Opportunity
    Freeberg Forum, Kravis Center, Lower Court
    The Soll Center for Student Opportunity is home to three important services at CMC, including Career Services, the Sponsored Internship Program, and the Scholar Communities. The Center sits in the middle of campus and is designed to see the campus through the 'eyes of a student,' enhancing their ability to more intentionally and strategically access the variety of resources available to support their personal and professional development. Join Michelle Chamberlain, associate vice president and dean for student opportunities, Ursula Diamond, director of student opportunities, and Evan Wollen, assistant director of sponsored internships, to learn more about how to support your student in getting the most out of their four years at CMC.
  • Student Wellness
    Bauer Forum, Bauer Center South
    Claremont McKenna College is committed to learning and living environments that empower students to make responsible choices that impact their physical, emotional, and mental health. In this session, members of the Dean of Students Office will highlight some of the many strategies in place to support this goal, and will discuss the many health and wellness resources available to students as they navigate their transition and their journey through college. Information about shared srvices dedicated to student wellness at the Claremont Colleges will also be covered, including, Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services, and Health Education Outreach

5:15 to
6:05 p.m.

CAMPUS LIFE 101
McKenna Auditorium
Join Sharon Basso, vice president of student affairs and dean of students, to learn more about student life on campus and how you and the College can partner to support your student.

6:15 to
6:45 p.m.

CMC ALUMNI LEGACY RECEPTION
The Soll Center for Student Opportunity
This reception is open to CMC alumni families (by invitation only) and is hosted by the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement.

6:15 to
6:45 p.m.

FIRST GENERATION FAMILY RECEPTION
The Hub, Emett Student Center
This reception is open to CMC first generation students and family members and is hosted by the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement.

6:30 to
7:45 p.m.

FAMILY FAREWELL
Gann Quadrangle, Kravis Center
As the sun sets on an amazing day, join the campus community for a bite to eat featuring the In-N-Out truck, a California institution! The program will include a photo opportunity with our very own Stag and Athena. Then, take a moment for one last hug as the remaining Orientation events are for students only.