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Summer Math

August 14, 2017

Today’s blog post is from our summer tour guide, Emily Hwang ’20. Enjoy! Hi everyone! I’m Emily, a rising sophomore, and I’m here to talk about summers here at Harvey Mudd. So I think a lot of people will agree that summer vacation is pretty great. You can go to the beach with your friends, […]

Tip of the Month: Getting an early start on your application

August 1, 2017

Last night the Common Application went live! Now, I am hesitant to suggest that just because you CAN access the Common Application on August 1st that you should.  I completely understand that students want to do what they can on their application before the craziness of senior year begins. I agree with that sentiment because […]

New essay prompt for Fall 2018 applicants

July 27, 2017

We are excited to announce a third* topic choice for our required essay: Many students choose HMC because they don’t want to give up their interests outside of STEM and because they’ve seen exciting connections between their work in STEM and their work in the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts – or HSA as […]

Frosh Adventures

July 6, 2017

Hi everyone! Today’s special summer blog post comes to you from our summer tour guide, Toty Calvo ’20. Hi everyone, there is a new blogger here in town! I just trekked the Mudd for my first time and let me tell you it has been a very exciting and tiring year. My friends and I […]

Tip of the Month: Constructing Your College List

July 1, 2017

With so many choices – over 4,000 if you’re counting – coming up with a list of colleges to apply to can be overwhelming. Add to that the sheer volume of information and advice flooding your brains and inboxes, and well, let’s just stop. The point is, where do you begin? How many schools should […]

Tip of the Month: Planning those summer visits to colleges…

June 1, 2017

I am often asked to identify the best time to visit a college. There are two answers to this question. The first answer is to see the campus when everything is in its usual flow because this allows the guest to visit classes, to see people interacting, to stop someone in the dining hall, dorm, […]

Shakespeare: Theater at Mudd

April 24, 2017

Hi everybody! Today I’m going to talk to you about one of the classes that I’m taking this semester at Mudd, Shakespeare! Shakespeare is a bit of an anomaly here at Mudd, because half of the class is readings chosen based on some theme, and the latter half is students putting on a play, chosen […]

West Side Story: Meet Shamu

April 24, 2017

Hi all, long time no see, again. I’ve been meaning to be more regular about these but, as it would, life keeps getting in the way! No matter, because today I’m going to share with you a fun little tidbit about dorm culture. HMC prides itself on strong dormitory identities and cultures, and West Dorm […]

A Sneak Peek into Orwin Lab

April 21, 2017

Given the generality of the engineering major, research is a fun and productive way to explore engineering topics not covered by major requirements – E82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 101 and 102. I joined Prof. Orwin’s biomedical engineering research team last January. I stayed on campus last summer to work on the tissue engineered Brain Patch project […]