E. Student Activities [Student Handbook]

Whether you seek diversions that are athletic, religious, literary, artistic, social, political or simply frivolous in nature, The Claremont Colleges are likely to have a group to match your interest. Many students find that the number of cocurricular activities that interest them far exceeds their spare time. Most student groups are always looking for new members. The key to making your academic experience a success is to supplement it with co-curricular activities.

At HMC, three student activity-coordinating groups exist to plan and implement a variety of events and programs. The Social Committee and the Committee for Activities Planning (CAP) are student government groups that provide funding and support for on- and off-campus events, respectively.

The dean of students office also plans and implements student activities on campus. A group of students (known as DOS student activity assistants or DOS Muchachos) is hired yearly to work with CAP-appointed representatives to increase fun opportunities for students and coordinate nonalcoholic events.

Since 1998, HMC’s Linde Activities Center (LAC) has been the hub of students’ recreational and fitness activities. The LAC has aerobics and weight rooms, meeting rooms, a basketball court, video games, a television, an Xbox 360 and a gaming area, including foosball, billiards and ping pong. The LAC, located at the east side of campus, is open to all students of The Claremont Colleges.

Movie and Amusement Park Tickets

Discount Laemmle and Edwards Theatre movie tickets are available at the Connection by the south entrance of Honnold/Mudd Library. Laemmle tickets cost $5 each, while Regal Cinema red tickets cost $7.15 (these are not valid during the first 12 days of selected new releases but may be upgraded at the theater) and Regal Cinema blue tickets cost $8.25.

Five-College Theater

Located at Seaver Theater, this group stages several productions each year. Interested students should contact the theater department at Pomona College for details at 909.621.8186.

Concerts and Recitals

The Claremont Graduate University presents regular concerts during the academic year. The Joint Music Program of Claremont-McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges hosts the Friday Noon Concert Series at Balch Auditorium, as well as concerts on evenings and weekends. In addition, other groups perform throughout the day in various dining halls, lounges and coffee houses. Look for current announcements and series posters.

Art Galleries

Ruth Chandler Williamson Art Gallery. Located in the Lang Art Building on Scripps campus. Highlights of the year include the student showcases in the spring and the Scripps Ceramic Invitational. For more information call 909.607.4690.

Pomona College Museum of Art. Located at the corner of Bonita Ave. and College Ave. at Pomona College. Phone: 909.621.8283.

Graduate Art Building. Located on Eleventh and Columbia, two galleries in this building, the East Gallery and the Peggy Phelps Gallery, feature exhibits by the graduate students. The Masters of Fine Arts shows are also held here.