Incoming Parent Resources for Fall 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming students and families into the Mudd community and hope to provide some helpful resources for parents as we enter Fall. Below are links to resources to learn about HMC, answer your questions, and provide helpful information for all our incoming families.

Summer Welcome Series 2020

This schedule of events includes sessions designed to help new parents better understand the HMC student experience and help prepare for the fall. You’ll meet members of our faculty, senior administrators and parent leaders and have the chance to connect with other incoming families. This is being offered instead of an in-person Parent Orientation, but contains all the sessions previously offered on-campus.

EXTRA EVENT – The Summer Welcome Series will have one additional event on August 15th at 9 a.m. PDT targeted to first-generation or partial first-generation students and their families. Register separately and find out more on the event site.

Virtual Summer Welcome Hangouts

This schedule of events includes sessions designed to help new parents better understand the HMC student experience and help prepare for the fall. You’ll meet members of our faculty, senior administrators and parent leaders and have the chance to connect with other incoming families. This is being offered instead of an in-person Parent Orientation, but contains all the sessions previously offered on-campus.

Stay Safe @ Mudd for Families

This resource is your main guide for specific answers for the fall. It includes details on move-in, classes, quarantine, and more to help everyone understand how we can safely educate our students at Mudd.

The “Reopening Approval Statement” read during the 8/1 Summer Welcome Session is available under the Information For Families Section, titled “Reopening Approval”.

Student Drop-Off Hotels

Here is a list of hotels to help guide parents during Fall drop-off. Some hotels have room blocks, and others are just recommendations in the area.

Visitor Parking Pass

The Huntley Bookstore

The Huntley Bookstore has remained open and will continue to remain open throughout the Fall semester to support students and the campus community. Starting August 24th the bookstore hours will be Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Currently, they are open Monday – Friday from 10:00am – 4:00pm. https://www.bkstr.com/claremontstore/home

Shipping is free for orders over $65, and $7.50 for orders under $65. They also have a 30% off promotion for new students and their families.

Huntley takes the same precautions you’ve experienced at many other retail stores such as:

  • Face masks required for all staff and customers.
  • Thorough cleaning, including wiping down commonly touched surfaces.
  • Promoting social distancing by limiting the number of customers in the store.

The bookstore will offer limited contact/curb side pickup for the first two weeks from 10am – 4:00pm. This will take place near the bookstore courtyard entrance on Dartmouth Ave. Directional signs and posters will help direct students to this area.

The bookstore will also offer mailroom delivery for the first two weeks of class for schools that have students on campus. Students can order online and select ‘Mailroom Delivery’ from the delivery options.