CS in the Time of Coronavirus

The lead-up and planning that took place before the fall semester was a stressful time for students and professors, as big changes to the academic calendar, as well as the shift to remote learning, forced professors to adjust their course plans and students to adapt to them. While each class went remote in its own […]

Core at Mudd: Physics Lab!

I think the classes that have been changed the most this semester with remote learning are the labs. One of the things that Mudd has that really drew me to it to begin with was the chance to work with specialized equipment and get hands on experience (starting in frosh labs). Obviously, that’s not quite […]

ED 1 Deadline extended for Coalition App users

We understand that some Coalition App (MyCoalition) users experienced technical issues on November 15, our ED 1 Deadline. Therefore we have extended our application deadline to November 17, 2020 at 11:59pm PST. If you have any questions please email us at

11 Things I’m Thankful For!

Hello all! It’s Mason again! This month is November, the month of Thanksgiving, so on this 11th day of the 11th month, here’s 11 things I’m thankful for! My parents I have a loving and supportive family. Both my parents have always pushed me to figure out what I want out of life and to […]

The Pod Life!

Hello, It’s Mason!  This semester, I’ve been living in a “pod” with other mudders – once we learned that HMC would be completely remote for the fall 2020 semester, some of my future suitemates and I decided we’d go to a friend’s house and live here for the semester. It’s only an approximation of living […]

Voting at Mudd: General Election

Last spring, I wrote a blog on how Mudders were getting involved in the primary election. Given that today is the general election, I thought highlighting some of the election activities that have been going on virtually this semester at Mudd would be interesting. Office of Institutional Diversity The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) has […]

Faculty Profile: Professor Anup Gampa

Prof. Anup Gampa, our newly-hired Assistant Professor of Psychology, has worn many different hats on his path to Harvey Mudd College. After growing up in India, Prof. Gampa received a Bachelor’s of Science in System Engineering from Ohio State University. After graduating, he briefly worked as a tech consultant for Accenture. However, during his education […]

Self-reported Test Scores and other Testing updates

[Note: This post was originally published on November 7, 2017 and has been updated for the 2021 application process.] Harvey Mudd started accepting self-reported test scores in November 2017 for students applying for first-year and transfer admission. We made this change in our policy in order to alleviate some of the stress and cost of […]

Core at Mudd: Engineering 79

It feels like the semester has barely begun, but my midterms are in full swing so I know that’s not quite true. I’m a sophomore, so one of my Core classes this semester is Engineering 79 (Engineering Systems, colloquially referred to as E79). Engineering is a field I hadn’t taken any courses in before Mudd, […]

Clubs at Mudd: Moving Online

One of the things that I personally like best about Mudd is the sense of community. Normally, that’s expressed on campus through clubs and activities. Unfortunately, this semester is pretty weird. Due to the pandemic, no one is on campus. Like everything else, clubs have had to meet online. Mudd activities like Paint Night have […]