Category: "Students"

Mudd Traditions- Anya ’23

Image of paper hearts on walls.

Mudd has developed plenty of traditions and lore over the years. Prank club has pulled some truly spectacular stunts like stealing CalTech’s cannon, erecting a pedestal saying that it is “on loan from HMC,” or labeling CalTech as “Harvey Mudd: Pasadena campus.” On campus, we have lore of why our honor code forbids siege weapons, […]

Junior Year Reflections with Katheryn ’23

As we approach the start of a new school year, let’s take a look at Katheryn Wang’s (‘23) junior year! Katheryn is an Engineering and History double major; on top of an Engineering degree at Harvey Mudd, she is also pursuing an off-campus History major at Scripps College.  Within her Engineering major, Katheryn is most […]

Mudd for the Musically Inclined

Many Mudders make music, and there are many outlets for doing so here at HMC. Other blog posts have focused on one particular aspect, so here I will go for a general overview. First, there is the joint music program which has two choirs and an orchestra. I personally have sung in both choirs, the […]

Placement Exams

Looking at Mudd’s core curriculum, you may be wondering why we include some of the classes we do. Calculus, for example, when one year of high school calculus is required for enrollment. This blog post addresses some of those questions and options for placing out. First: calculus. At HMC, Math 19, our core calculus course, […]

So what’s challenging about Harvey Mudd?

People sometimes ask me what is the most challenging part of Mudd. When I got here, I thought it would be having roommates. Before college, I had never lived in the same room with anyone, I always had my own space to retreat to. But surprisingly, I hit it off really well with my freshman […]

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipients – Daniel ’22 and Madelyn ’22

Daniel Yang ‘22 and Madelyn Andersen ’22 – and six recent graduates- have been granted the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF) this year. The NSF GRF program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United […]

Core during CORE: A Rundown on Ways to Fit In Exercise at Mudd

What do a bunch of Mudders do when they’re all put in a room together? Well, your first thought might be “collaborate on homework” because we are all frosh going through the Harvey Mudd CORE curriculum together, after all. But that’s not exactly the core I have in mind. This article is for the students […]

Club Feature: The Muddraker

The Muddraker is Harvey Mudd’s resident student newspaper, publishing new print and web issues once a semester. Their stories cover a variety of topics: this semester, they’re writing a profile on the Hoch and its inner workings, publishing an interview with Dean Marco, and describing different rites of passage for the majors on campus. Some […]

Tips for the Pass/Fail Semester

Good morning, afternoon or evening, prospective Mudders! At this point, you may have already heard that Mudd’s course load is very demanding. When I was applying to HMC, I remember reading on forums that I would be lucky to get 5 hours of sleep, and, as someone who can’t function without proper sleep, those posts […]

Following Free Food: Why You Won’t Starve at Mudd

Who doesn’t love free food? Exactly—and if you agree, Mudd is the place for you! From events, presentations, to parties, free food is everywhere: here, you’ll never go hungry. Here are some of my experiences with cost-free Mudd munchies; enjoy! I’m a part of SWE on campus, or the Society of Women Engineers club at […]