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Adventures Close to Home Part 2: Potato Mountain

February 7, 2019

One of the best weekend hikes, in my opinion, is Potato Mountain. I have done this hike a couple of times, and it always offers great views without taking a long time. The last time I went on this hike was right before Thanksgiving break. It was such a great opportunity to go on a […]

What I (Really) Learned From Core

February 6, 2019

I have officially begun my first “non-core” semester at Harvey Mudd. With the end of what feels like a significant chapter of my time here, I have been reflecting on what I learned from core… and I mean like what I reaaaally learned. Sure, I can tell you a few things about unit cells, Style and Grace, […]

A Goodbye!

February 1, 2019

Hi guys! Today I’m making a post just to say goodbye! I’ve been writing blogs for the admissions office since my freshman year, and I’ve written dozens of blogs over the last 4 years. But next semester I’m going to be doing a new job, and therefore won’t be bringing you all blogs anymore! It’s […]

Tip of the Month: Summer Plans

February 1, 2019

This is the time of year when we start receiving emails and phone calls from high school juniors asking what they could be doing to prepare for the college admission process. First and foremost, summer is a time for you to rest and relax! You work hard all year – as do we 🙂 – and […]

N+1: Optimism in Spite of Physical Reality

January 25, 2019

Hey everybody! Today I’m going to talk about a Mudd dining hall tradition, N+1. Let me describe what I believe is a fairly relatable dilema: You’re walking into the Hoch Shanahan Dining Hall, the premier location for food-eating on Mudd’s campus, and you see some friends sitting together. You go over to them… Only to […]

Being the BBQ Frosh!

January 4, 2019

Hello! It’s Mason again with another post! About two weeks after the start of school, at my dorm’s very first dorm meeting, I volunteered to be Atwood dorm’s BBQ Frosh – but what does it mean to be the BBQ Frosh?  Well, in summary, it means that I’m the freshman responsible for organizing Atwood’s weekly […]

Sunday Morning Comics: Research @ HMC Edition

December 30, 2018

Mudd students learn to be good scientific communicators, and four Mudd students have created comics to explain some of the research that students are doing with faculty*. Grab some milk and cereal (or whatever your preferred weekend breakfast food is), get comfy in your favorite chair, and enjoy these Sunday Morning Comics. If the print […]

My Semester in Review

December 21, 2018

Four finals, three projects, two presentations, and one massive sleep deficit later: the fall 2018 semester is finally over. I’m sitting at the Ontario airport waiting to board my flight home and looking forward to the restful month ahead of me. Although sophomore fall is reputably the most challenging, it’s been the one I’ve enjoyed […]

Winter Break Closure

December 18, 2018

The Office of Admission and Financial Aid will close for winter break at 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time on Friday, December 21st. We will reopen at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. During winter break, we recommend contacting our office by email at We will be monitoring this account, though please be patient […]

My Time as a Hooligan

December 17, 2018

What’s up people? Today I’m going to talk a bit about some of my favorite people, the Ninth Street Hooligans! I’ve made posts like this one before, but now that I’ve spent 3 years in the group, and I’m coming up on my last semester as a member, I think it’s a good time to […]