2020 Commencement Schedule of Events

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

Friday, April 24, 2020

Lavender Graduation, 6 p.m.

  • Sponsored by the Queer Resources Center (QRC) Pomona College
  • Ceremony location: Little Bridges, Pomona College
  • Speaker: TBD
  • Reception after graduation

Friday, May 15, 2020

Annual Dr. Agnes Moreland Jackson Service Awards and Black Graduation, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

  • Sponsored by the Office of Black Student Affairs
  • Ceremony Location: Seaver Theatre, Pomona College
  • Speaker: TBD
  • Reception after graduation

The Claremont Colleges Interfaith Baccalaureate Service, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

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

International Student Graduation Celebration, 4–6 p.m.

  • Sponsored by the International Students and Scholars Office, HMC
  • Location: Platt Living Room, Platt Campus Center
  • Graduating and departing international students, scholars, their friends and families are invited to a reception in their honor.
  • RSVP to ereal@hmc.edu

7C Asian American/Pacific Islander Graduation, 5–7 p.m.

  • Sponsored by the 7-C Asian American Resource Center
  • Location: Edmunds Ballroom, Pomona College
  • Dinner following graduation celebration

Reception for Seniors and Families With Harvey Mudd College Board of Trustees, 6–8 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 required to register in advance.
  • Parents can email parents@hmc.edu or call 909.621.8342 for more information.

Chicano/a Latino/a Graduation, 7–9 p.m.

  • Sponsored by Office of Chicano Latino Student Affairs
  • Location: Little Bridges, Pomona College
  • Reception preceding graduation, 5–7 p.m.
  • Visit the Chicano Latino Student Affairs page to register

Saturday, May 16, 2020

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, Shanahan Center
  • Engineering- Platt Living Room
  • Mathematics- SkyCube (Shanahan 3460)
  • Physics- Keck-Jacobs Courtyard

Graduates’ Commencement Rehearsal, 3–4 p.m.

  • Rehearsal is mandatory for graduates
  • Line-up location: Kingston and Shanahan Center sidewalks

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 17, 2020

Brunch Service, 10:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

  • Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons
  • No reservation is needed, $15 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: Dr. Fei-Fei Li, Stanford University Artificial Intelligence lab and Professor in the Computer Science Department
  • Commencement Live Stream begins at 1:15 p.m. The processional will precede 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