Family Focus Events

Every Spring we are excited to offer a series of events dedicated to families. We offer this programming for families to enjoy and learn more about their student’s upcoming experiences in a virtual format.

The programming will be recorded (when we can) and posted here to watch at your convenience, but we encourage you to attend what you can LIVE, so we can answer your questions directly. There are individual registration pages for each event, so make sure to register for each event separately to receive the corresponding Zoom information.

Also! Check out the sidebar for videos from each of our academic departments to hear an update and learn what our students are doing.

Preliminary Event Schedule 2023 (check back for updates)

Saturday, January 28 at 10 a.m. PST
Academic Overview – Video Recording
Featuring the associate dean for academic affairs and associate dean for academic resources and student success discussing staying on track, declaring a major, the writing center, and academic excellence. This event is a Zoom Webinar.

Saturday, January 28 at 1:30 p.m. PST
Career Services and Summer Research – Video Recording
Featuring the Office of Career Services and the dean of faculty in charge of summer research and opportunities.  This event is a Zoom Webinar.

Tuesday, February 21 at 5 p.m. PST
Clinic Overview
Join Colleen Coxe, senior director of corporate relations, as we discuss the Harvey Mudd College Clinic Program. As a capstone of the curriculum, the Clinic Program engages students in solving real-world, technical problems for corporate, government and non-profit clients. Seniors in engineering and computer science are required to complete a full year of Clinic, and engineering juniors are required to participate in an additional semester. Students from math, physics, biology and chemistry also may participate in Clinic projects. Students from the other Claremont Colleges may also elect to join a team. This event is a Zoom Webinar.

February
Session for International Families
Nikki Acosta, our Program Manager for International Students and Scholars will be available to answer any questions and offer additional resources for international students and family members. This is a great chance to meet other international families and discuss issues specific to international students. This event is a Zoom Meeting.

February
Session for First-Gen Families
This session is designed to be a conversation with first-generation families (parents, guardians, students, aunts, uncles, etc.) who have questions about their student’s experience at HMC. Families can describe what their fall semester has been like, and we’ll discuss what is on the horizon for the upcoming semester. We will also review resources and tips for students navigating college. Families with students from all class years are welcome to attend this event. This event is a Zoom Meeting.

March
Session for Families of Class of 2023 Graduates
This is a chance to ask any questions you might have as your student heads toward finishing their time at HMC and graduation. This event is a Zoom meeting.

Virtual Parent Socials

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4 and 5
Join fellow parents from your students’ class years in these casual social events hosted by members of our Parent Leadership Council (PLC)! This is a great opportunity to meet fellow parents and ask questions about where your students are in their journey at HMC. If you have multiple students in different class years, feel free to drop into multiple events.

  • Class of 2023 Social, Saturday, February 4 @ 2:30 p.m. PST – Melissa Lane P23
  • Class of 2024 Social, Sunday, February 5 @ 1 p.m. PST – Ann Stewart P24 and Brad Limpert P24
  • Class of 2025 Social, Saturday, February 4 @ 1 p.m. PST – Sunita and Jai Chulani P25, Giselle and Adam Galper P25, Holly Pease and Gene Davis P25
  • Class of 2026 Social, Sunday, February 5 @ 2:30 p.m. PST – Heather Mingst P22