2018 Commencement Schedule of Events

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

April 2018 (date TBD)

Lavender Graduation Ceremony and Reception to Follow

  • Sponsored by the Queer Resources Center (QRC) Pomona College
  • Ceremony location: TBD
  • Speaker: TBD

Friday, May 11, 2018

Black Graduation Celebration

  • Sponsored by the Office of Black Student Affairs
  • Location: TBD
  • Reception: To follow the ceremony
  • Speaker: TBD

The Claremont Colleges Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony

  • Sponsored by the McAlister Center For Religious Activities
  • Location: TBD
  • Speaker: TBD

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

7-C AAPI Graduation

  • Sponsored by the 7-C Asian American Advisory Board
  • Location:  TBD
  • Reception immediately following graduation
  • Speaker TBD

Chicano Latino Graduation

  • Sponsored by Office of Chicano Latino Student Affairs
  • Location: TBD
  • Reception (immediately following ceremony) location TBD
  • Speaker TBA
  • See the Chicano Latino Student Affairs page to register

International Place End-of-the-Year Celebration

  • 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 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- Sprague Gallery, Shanahan Center
  • Engineering- Platt Living Room
  • Mathematics- SkyCube
  • Physics- Breezeway between Keck and Sprague

Graduates’ Commencement Rehearsal- 3:00 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 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: TBD
  • 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