Parent Orientation 2018

Wednesday, August 29–Thursday, August 30

Tentative schedule is listed below. Schedule is subject to change at any time.

Register for Parent Orientation

Information about local hotels.

Parent Orientation 2018 Parking Pass August 29–30 (PDF)

Wednesday, August 29
Time Event
8 a.m.–noon Registration/move into the residence halls
(Platt Living Room/Green Room)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Parent/Family Lunch – Welcome
(Linde Activities Center)
Hear from President Maria Klawe, Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid Thyra Briggs, and the new VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Anna Gonzalez.
12:45–2 p.m. Academic Overview
(Shanahan Center, Auditorium, Room 1430)
Faculty will discuss the curriculum at Mudd, highlighting the core courses incoming students take during their first semester at HMC.
2:15–3:15 p.m. Making the Transition
(Shanahan Center, Room 1430)
Join the Associate Dean of Health & Wellness Rae Chresfield in discussing the challenges that might arise during the transition into College, and the changes that occur from high school to HMC.
3:15–3:45 p.m. Ability-Related Services and Title IX
(Shanahan Center, Room 1430)
Learn about our resources on campus from our Title IX Coordinator and Student Disability Adviser Brandon Ice
4–5:30 p.m. President’s Welcome Reception
(Garrett House)
5:30–6:30 p.m. Session for First Generation Families
(Hoch-Shanahan Dinning Commons, Aviation Room)
5:30–7 p.m. Parent Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
(Hoch-Shanahan Dinning Commons, Sprague PDR)

For Wednesday evening dinner, you are welcome to take your child out for dinner on the town, or join us in the campus dining hall for dinner (between 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.). Registering for the on campus event costs $15 per person (students free). You can also purchase this dinner when you arrive (with cash) at the same price if you are concerned about you or your student’s schedule.

Thursday, August 30
Time Event
9–10 a.m. Parents to Parents: What I Wish I Knew Last Year
(Shanahan Center, Auditorium, Room 1430)
Current sophomore parents from the Parent Leadership Council (PLC) share information on what they wish they had known when they first dropped their student off at Mudd.
10–11 a.m. An Introduction to Student Affairs
(Shanahan Center, Auditorium, Room 1430)
Get an introduction to all the services and staff members housed in the Division of Student Affairs.
11 a.m.–Noon HMC Resources Open Office Hours
(Various Locations)
Visit different offices around campus to meet staff members a multitude of interests including: Study Abroad, Community Engagement, Career Services, Dining Service, Student Accounts, and more!
Noon–1 p.m. Lunch and Parent Leadership Council Closing
(Linde Activities Center)