2017 Commencement Schedule of Events

Our campus map shows locations for events on Harvey Mudd College and the commencement ceremony itself.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lavender Graduation- 6 p.m. Ceremony, Reception to Follow

  • Sponsored by the Queer Resources Center (QRC) Pomona College
  • Ceremony location: Athenaeum Auditorium at CMC Campus
  • Speaker: TBD

Friday, May 12, 2017

Black Graduation Celebration- 11a.m.–2 p.m.

  • Sponsored by the Office of Black Student Affairs
  • Location: Seaver Theatre, Pomona College
  • Reception: To follow the ceremony
  • Speaker: TBA

The Claremont Colleges Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony- 3:30–4:30pm

  • Sponsored by the McAlister Center For Religious Activities
  • Location: Garrison Theater, Scripps College
  • Speaker: TBA

Reception for Seniors and Families With Harvey Mudd College Board of Trustees- 6–7 p.m.

7-C AAPI Graduation- 4–6 p.m.

  • Sponsored by the 7-C Asian American Advisory Board
  • Location:  Balch Auditorium at Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Avenue
  • Reception immediately following graduation
  • Speaker TBA

Chicano Latino Graduation- 7–9 p.m.

  • Sponsored by Office of Chicano Latino Student Affairs
  • Location: Bridge Hall of Music, Pomona College
  • Reception (immediately following ceremony) location TBA
  • Speaker TBA
  • See the Chicano Latino Student Affairs page to register

International Place End-of-the-Year Celebration- 7–9 p.m.

  • Farewell Celebration
  • McKenna Auditorium, Claremont McKenna College, 500 East 9th Street, Claremont
  • Graduating and departing international students, scholars, their friends and families are invited to a reception in their honor.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Senior Lunch and Program- noon–1:30 p.m.

  • Location: Linde Activity Center (families invited, no RSVP or tickets necessary)

Academic Department Receptions- 1:30–3:30 p.m.

  • Biology- Big Oak Tree lawn
  • Chemistry- Hixon Court
  • Computer Science- Sprague Gallery, Shanahan Center
  • Engineering- Platt Living Room
  • Mathematics- SkyCube
  • Physics- Breezeway between Keck and Sprague

Graduates’ Commencement Rehearsal- 3 p.m.

  • Rehearsal is mandatory for graduates
  • Line-up location: Lawn between Kingston and Shanahan

President’s Reception for Graduates and Families- 4–5:30 p.m.

  • Graduates, families, faculty and staff are invited
  • Location: Garrett House

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Brunch Service- 10:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

  • Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons
  • No reservation is needed, $10 per person (cash, check or Claremont Cash accepted)

Commencement- 1:30–3:15 p.m.

  • Location: Mudd Quadrangle, Tenth St. and Dartmouth Ave. (There is plenty of seating in the shade, no tickets required)
  • Speaker: Richard Tapia, University Professor and Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University
  • Commencement Live Stream begins at 1:15 p.m. The processional will preceded the official ceremony, which begins at 1:30 p.m. PDT.

Reception- 3:30 p.m.

  • Location: R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning, lawn