Parent and Family Orientation 2022

Thursday, August 25

Registration is now open for Parent and Family Orientation! Let us know you plan to be on campus.

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

Preliminary Schedule for Thursday, August 25
Time Event
8 a.m.–noon Parent and Family Check-in and Registration / 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.
Noon–1:30 p.m. Family Lunch
(Location TBD)
Take a break and grab lunch. The details of this lunch will depend on health precautions in place in August. Student’s will have their own lunch separately.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Innovation at Mudd with the Dean of the Faculty
(Shanahan Auditorium)
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Campus Resource Fair/Reception
(Shanahan Center Lawn)
A resource fair for families to talk to offices at HMC to answer any questions. Offices that will be available include: Office of Career Services, Dining Services, Office of Community Engagement, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, and Student Health Services.
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Makerspace Hours
(Makerspace, McGregor Center)
Come see the new Makerspace and learn about all the tools and resources available for students to use and learn.
5 – 6 p.m. President’s Reception and Family Farewell
(Strauss Plaza)
Join this casual reception with President Maria Klawe 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.