2016 Schedule of Events

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

Friday, April 29, 2016

Lavender Graduation, 3:30–5 p.m.

  • Sponsored by the Queer Resources Center (QRC) Pomona College
  • Ceremony location: Balch Auditorium, Scripps College
  • Reception location: Sycamore Court
  • Speaker: Jewelle Gomez

Friday, May 13, 2016

Black Graduation Celebration, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

  • Location: Seaver Theatre, Pomona College
  • Reception: Seaver Theatre Foyer, Pomona College
  • Sponsored by the Office of Black Student Affairs

The Claremont Colleges Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony-  3:30–4:30 p.m.

  • Location: Little Bridges, Pomona College
  • Speaker: Milia Islam-Majeed, Executive Director, South Coast Interfaith Council

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

7C AAPI Graduation- 6:30–8:30 p.m.

  • Location: Gold Center, Pitzer College
  • Reception immediately preceding graduation
  • Sponsored by the 7C Asian American Advisory Board

Chicano Latino Graduation-  7 p.m.

  • Location:  Garrison Theatre, Scripps College
  • Sponsored by Office of Chicano Latino Student Affairs
  • Speaker:  Devanie Doñez, Scripps College ’94, Board of Trustees Member
  • Reception (immediately following ceremony) location: Garrison Theatre Foyer, Scripps College

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

  • Farewell Celebration
  • McKenna Auditorium, Claremont McKenna College, 500 East 9th Street, Claremont, CA 91711
  • Graduating and departing international students, scholars, their friends and families are invited to a reception in their honor.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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

  • Location: Linde Activities Center, Harvey Mudd College campus (families invited, no charge)

Academic Department Receptions- 1:30–3:15 p.m.

  • Biology- Big Oak Tree Lawn
  • Chemistry- Hixon Court
  • Computer Science- Shakespeare Plaza and adjoining Gallery
  • Engineering- Platt Living Room
  • Mathematics- SkyCube
  • Physics- Breezeway between Keck and Sprague

Graduates’ Commencement Rehearsal- 3:30 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: Garret House

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

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.

  • Speaker: Carol S. Dweck, PhD, a leading researcher in the field of motivation and the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University
  • Location: Mudd Quadrangle (There is plenty of seating in the shade, no tickets required)
  • Live stream of Commencement is available Sunday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m.

 Reception- 3:30 p.m.

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