Summer Welcomes 2023

Summer Welcome Receptions

Parents of the incoming Class of 2027 and transfer students are invited to attend regional Summer Welcomes hosted/co-hosted by current and past HMC parents. Summer Welcome Receptions are a great way to make connections within the Mudd parent community, learn about the Mudd experience, and ask questions. For those that can’t attend a regional event, we have a Virtual Summer Welcome Hangout planned. Note: We are continuing to add receptions, please check back for updates.

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Summer Welcome Series

Registration for our Summer Welcome Series of virtual events for families will open in June! The schedule includes sessions designed to help new-to-Mudd families better understand the HMC student experience and help prepare for the fall. When available, video recordings will be posted below if you unable to attend. For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at

TBD | Academic Overview  

Sharon Gerbode, associate dean for academic affairs (ADAA), will introduce you to the core curriculum and academic support at Harvey Mudd College. Serving as ultimate academic adviser, the ADAA counsels students on matters related to curriculum, major choice, course withdrawals and transfers, and academic difficulties at large.  The ADAA works closely with the Office of Academic Resources and Student Success, which provides academic coaching and study strategies, supports students experiencing personal or health related issues that affect their academics, and oversees educational accessibility services.

TBD | Health and Wellness Overview 

This session will feature a panel with the director of the the student health center, assistant dean for wellness and residential life, and assistant director of wellness. They will cover the on-campus health services, the student health insurance plan (SHIP) and our wellness resources on HMC campus and at the five-college campuses.

TBD | Session for First-Generation Families

The session is designed to answer questions and offer additional resources for first-generation students and family members. A first-generation student is defined by the Harvey Mudd College Office of Institutional Diversity as a student for whom:

  • Neither parent/guardian graduated from a four-year college. This means that a student is part of the first generation in their family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor’s degree.
  • Neither parent/guardian completed a four-year college degree in the United States.
  • Only one parent/guardian completed a four-year college degree in the United States.

We understand that you may encounter terms, schedules or information that may be confusing or unclear while becoming a member of the Mudd community. We intend for the session to be a conversation between families and staff so that we can address your specific needs.

TBD | Session for International Families 

Nicki Acosta, the Program Manager for International Students and Scholars, will be available to answer any questions and offer additional resources for international students and family members. Parent Leadership Council members, will also participate in this session and share insights and respond to questions from an international parent perspective.

TBD | Parent Leadership Council (PLC) Introduction – Parent to Parent Panel 

The Parent Leadership Council is a group of parents committed to building community among Mudd families and fostering supportive relationships between families and the College. Members discuss their involvement with the council, shared insight as current parents, and make suggestions for resources for incoming families.

TBD | Division of Student Affairs Introduction 

This event features members of the Division of Student Affairs team, which comprises Residential Life, Institutional Diversity, Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Career Services, Academic Resources, Student Success, Accessible Education, and Campus Life. The DSA staff is responsible for a broad range of student services and support outside of the classroom experience and will guide your student throughout their time at Mudd.

NOTE: The above schedule of regional and virtual events is subject to change