Update on HMC Opening Plans

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Earlier today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced that institutions of higher education may continue to offer some limited, in-person training and instruction but only for students who are or who will become part of the essential workforce. LACDPH also said that colleges and universities must limit their on-campus student residency to at-risk students or those who have no other housing options.

Like many of you, we have a number of questions about what this might mean for Harvey Mudd College and for our previously announced plans for fall semester. We have reviewed both the state interim guidelines and the county’s draft guidelines as part of our planning to open our campus and the residence halls and believe that we meet all of their requirements.

I, along with other members of the administration, plan to attend a special meeting with LACDPH Friday afternoon to find out if, how and when we might be able to open our residence halls for students this fall. I realize that this news is frustrating for those of you who are planning to return to Mudd to live on campus, but we ask for your patience until we can learn more details from this Friday’s call with LADPH. We will send another communication following that call once we have more details for our community.

Be well,


Anna K. Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students