2018 Commencement Schedule of Events
Our campus map shows locations for events on Harvey Mudd College and the commencement ceremony itself.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Lavender Graduation Ceremony, 6 p.m.
- Sponsored by the Queer Resources Center (QRC) Pomona College
- Ceremony location: Galileo McAlister auditoria, Harvey Mudd College, 301 Platt Blvd, Claremont
- Speaker: Jessica Valenzuela, Pomona ’12 and Ph.D. Candidate in Education, CGU
- Reception after graduation in Hixon courtyard
Friday, May 11, 2018
Black Graduation Celebration, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
- Sponsored by the Office of Black Student Affairs
- Ceremony Location: Seaver Theater at Pomona College 300 East Bonita Avenue, Claremont
- Speaker: Erikan Obotetukudo, CMC ’13
- Reception after graduation
The Claremont Colleges Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
- Sponsored by the McAlister Center For Religious Activities
- Location: Little Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College, 150 E 4th Street
- Speaker: Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, CMC ’72
7-C Asian American/Pacific Islander Graduation, 5–7 p.m.
- Sponsored by the 7-C Asian American Resource Center
- Location: Balch Auditorium at Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont
- Reception preceding graduation
Reception for Seniors and Families With Harvey Mudd College Board of Trustees, 6–9 p.m.
- Location: Strauss Plaza, HMC campus
- Beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Photo booth fun and more!
- Seniors and families are encouraged to attend.
- Parents can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 909.621.8342 for more information.
Chicano/a Latino/a Graduation, 7–9:30 p.m.
- Sponsored by Office of Chicano Latino Student Affairs
- Location: Garrison Theater at Scripps College, 231 East 10th Street, Claremont
- Reception preceding ceremony 5–7 p.m.
- Visit 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, 390 East 9th Street, Claremont
- Graduating and departing international students, scholars, their friends and families are invited to a reception in their honor.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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- Shakespeare Plaza & Sprague Gallery in the Shanahan Center
- Engineering- Platt Living Room
- Mathematics- SkyCube Shanahan 3460
- Physics- Keck Jacobs Courtyard
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
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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: Nergis Mavalvala
- 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