2024 Student Orientation Schedule

Most of our New Student Orientation (NSO) sessions will be presented in an online, virtual format throughout the summer and leading up to our on-campus Orientation. Students will receive more information regarding the sessions to their HMC email in June with sessions beginning in July. These sessions will include presentations and interaction from Mudd’s faculty, staff, and student leaders.

We will have a combined in person NSO for all incoming students.

Proposed dates (events are subject to change):

  • First-year and transfer student move-in will be on Aug. 22.
  • New Student Orientation (NSO) will take place Aug. 22–25.
  • Course registration for new students will take place Friday, Aug. 23.
8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.Student Registration/ Move Into Residence Halls
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.New Student Lunch
12:45 p.m.–1:00 p.m.Class Photo
1:00–1:45 p.m.Honor Code Forum
2:00–3:30 p.m.Roster Signing
3:30–5:00 p.m.Intro to Academic Affairs
5–6 p.m.President’s Reception & Family Farewell
6:00–7:30 p.m.Mentor Dinner
8:00–9:30 p.m.Mentor Group Time
9:30–10:30 p.m.Residence Hall Meeting
*1–5 p.m.*Only for Interested Students

Choir and Orchestra Auditions

-All auditions will be held in the Scripps College Performing Arts Center:

-Saturday, August 26, 1:00-5:00 pm – Choirs & Orchestra

-Sunday, August 27, 1:00-5:00 pm – Choirs & Orchestra

-Monday, August 28,  5:00-8:30 pm- Orchestra only

The link to all audition information and sign-ups is http://www.jointmusicprogram.org/ensemble-auditions 
Orientation Day 1: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2024
7:30–9:00 a.m.Breakfast
9 a.m.–5 p.m.OA Trip
5–7 p.m.Dinner and Muddlore
7:30 p.m.Head back to HMC
Orientation Day 2: Friday, Aug. 23, 2024
10:00–10:30 a.m.CIS Information Session 1 (only attend 1)
10:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.Brunch

(Optional HMC Music event inside the Hoch Aviation Room)
Noon–12:30 p.m.CIS Information Session 2 (only attend 1)
12:30–2:30 p.m.Beyond Alcohol Edu
2:30–4:00 p.m.Sexual Misconduct: Prevention, Awareness and Support
4–5 p.m.Office of Health & Wellness: ProjectConnect Intro
5–7 p.m.Dinner
6–10 p.m.Casino Night & Ice Cream truck
7:30–8:30 p.m.Mentor & Proctor Skit Session 1 (only attend 1)
8:30–9:30 p.m.Mentor & Proctor Skit Session 1 (only attend 1)
Orientation Day 3: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024
7:45–11:00 a.m.Adventure Club Hike (Claremont Loop)
10:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.Brunch
Noon–1:30 p.m.Faculty/ Student Honor Code Forum Discussion
1:30 –2:30 p.m.Color Wars
2:30–3:30 p.m. Office of Civic & Community Engagement Dessert Social
3–4 p.m.Scavenger Hunt
4–5 p.m.Hive Open House
5–7 p.m.Dinner
7–9 p.m.Talent Show/Closing Ceremony
Orientation Day 4: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2024
All DayFirst Day of Classes
Monday, Aug. 26, 2024
11 a.m.–NoonConvocation
Noon–1 p.m.Lunch with Faculty Advisor
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2024