Parent and Family Orientation 2021

Thursday, August 26 or Friday, August 27

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Move-in times for incoming students are split up between two days as indicated below.  Family members and guests (up to 2 per student) are welcome to be on campus for the day their student is moving in.

Schedule for Thursday, August 26
Summer Institute and International Families
Register for Family Orientation on Aug. 26
Time Event
8 a.m.–noon Parent and Family Check-in and Registration / Move into the Residence Halls
(Linde Activity Center [LAC])
Pick up family member name-tags and information as your student moves into their room. This is also where you will check-out at the end of the day.
Noon–2 p.m. Family/Student Box Lunch
(Tent by the Linde Activity Center [LAC])
Take a break with your student to grab lunch.
After Move-in Afternoon Activities
(All over campus)
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 175 East Eighth St., Claremont. They are offering a special discount coupon to incoming families.
All-day
till 5 p.m.
Parent and Family Check-out
(Tent by the Linde Activity Center [LAC])
All done moving-in your student? Want some great HMC swag? Make sure to let us know you are leaving campus for the day, and grab some family pins, stickers, tote bags, and more!

Beginning at dinner on Thursday, your student will have mandatory orientation programming and will no longer be available. We encourage you to say good-bye to your student before you Check-Out for the day. For safety reasons, parents and families of students moving in on Thursday are asked to leave campus once family programming concludes at 5 p.m. that day.

Schedule for Friday, August 27
First-year, Transfers and Sophomore Families
Register for Family Orientation on Aug. 27
Time Event
8 –11:30 a.m. Parent and Family Check-in and Registration / Move into the Residence Halls
(Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons)
Pick up family member name-tags and information as your student moves into their room. This is also where you will check-out at the end of the day.
11:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. Parent Box Lunch
(Tent by the Linde Activity Center [LAC])
Take a break, when you have a chance, and grab a quick lunch. These will box lunches to grab and eat whenever convenient. Take them to-go as you head out for final errands, or eat under our tent. Box lunches have limited options.
After Move-in Afternoon Activities
(All over campus)
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 175 East Eighth St., Claremont. They are offering a special discount coupon to incoming families.
All-day
till 5:30 p.m.
Parent and Family Check-out
(Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons)
All done moving-in your student? Want some great HMC swag? Make sure to let us know you are leaving campus for the day, and grab some family pins, stickers, tote bags, and more!

As students will become unavailable at dinner, we encourage you to say good-bye to your student before you Check-Out for the day. For safety reasons, parents and families of students moving in on Friday are asked to leave campus once family programming concludes at 5:30 p.m. that day.