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, 6–7 p.m.

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.
  • 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, 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

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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: 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