Family Orientation 2023 Schedule

Thursday, August 24

Registration is open for Family Orientation! When that opens, please let us know if you plan to be on campus. Below is our tentative schedule of events; check back in for updates and changes.

Information about local hotels. Summer Institute and International Families – please check the student orientation pages for details.

8 –11:30 a.m.Parent and Family Check-in and Name-tag Pick-up/ Move into the Residence Halls
(Platt Living Room, Platt Campus Center)
Pick up family member name-tags and information as your student moves into their room.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Family Lunch
(Platt Lawn)
Take a break and pick-up a grab-n-go lunch. Student’s will have their own lunch separately.
1–2 p.m.President’s Welcome
(Shanahan Auditorium)
2–4 p.m.Campus Resource Fair/Reception
(Shanahan Center)
A resource fair for families to talk to offices at HMC to answer any questions. Offices that may be available include: Student Health Services, Office of Career Services, Dining Services, Office of Community Engagement, Student Accounts, Financial Aid and the Huntley Bookstore.
5–6 p.m.President’s Reception and Family Farewell
(Strauss Plaza)
Join this casual reception with President Harriet Nembhard and share some final moments with your student before they head-off to continue their orientation programming.

As students will become unavailable at dinner, we encourage you to say good-bye to your student at the conclusion of the  President’s Reception and Farewell to Families. Beginning at dinner on Thursday, your student will become immersed in their orientation programming and will be less available.

If you are looking for something to do after you finish move-in, we have a few suggestions to fill your time.

  • Take a trip to see the picturesque downtown Claremont area.
  • Take a walk around campus with our self-guided campus tour hand out.
  • Take a break and grab a Starbucks drink at the Cafe located in our Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Visit Huntley Bookstore (Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) located at 800 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont. They are offering a special discount coupon to incoming families.