Parent & Family Orientation

Parent & Family Orientation Virtual Program Library

Welcome new CMC Families. If you missed the live viewing of a Parent & Family Orientation information session, please see the recorded versions below and watch at your leisure. For recorded sessions, video links will be posted as soon as they are available. Please note that videos with transcripts take longer to produce. If you have any questions, please email

Introduction to the Soll Center for Student Opportunity

The Soll Center for Student Opportunity is home to three important services at CMC, including Career Services, the Sponsored Internship Program, and Scholar Communities. Join Ursula Diamond, Director of Student Opportunities, and Priscilla Cobian, Assistant Director of First Year Programming, to learn more about how to support your student in getting the most out of their four years at CMC. 

Student Wellness and Success

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 highlight some of the many strategies in place to support this goal, and describe the well-being resources available to students as they navigate their transition and their journey through college. Information about shared services dedicated to student well-being at the Claremont Colleges are also covered,  Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services, and tele-med options.

Campus Life 101

Dianna Graves '98, Vice President for Student Affairs, explains student life on campus and how you and the College can partner to support your student. 

Academic Requirements

Associate Dean of the Faculty for Curriculum and Associate Professor of Literature Ellen Ketels provides an overview of the College’s academic requirements. Learn about the general education curriculum, academic policies, and the educational path your student will follow to complete their CMC degree.