Group Travel

Come talk with five distinguished colleges and universities at Behind the Curtain: An Intimate Conversation with Five Admission Deans and Directors. 

Bates College
Lewiston, ME

Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA

Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA

Lawrence University
Appleton, WI

Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA

The directors and deans of admission of five nationally recognized colleges and universities invite you and your parents to attend a program in your area. This group of institutions is traveling as part of the American Talent Initiative (ATI), a growing alliance of top colleges and universities committed to increasing access and opportunity for students of all economic backgrounds. The programs are open to all students and their parents and aims to demystify the college admission and financial aid process. The panelists will be available to answer specific questions about our institutions during a mini college fair at the end of the program.

We look forward to answering your questions in person!

Detroit, MI

Monday, April 16, 2018
The Cranbook Kingswood Upper School
39221 Woodward
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program


Chicago, IL

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Latin School of Chicago
59 W North Blvd
Chicago, IL 60610
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program
Parking is $10 with school validation


Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Blake School - Northrop Campus
Juliet Nelson Auditorium
511 Kenwood Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55403
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program


Kansas City, MO

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Raphael Hotel (Marriott)
325 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, KS 64112
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program 


Register For A Reception


Behind the Curtain: ATI Counselor Breakfasts

In addition to student programs, the deans and directors of admission at Bates College, Claremont McKenna College, Franklin & Marshall College, Lawrence University, and Lehigh University are also hosting breakfasts for local high school counselors. Please join us at the counselor breakfast in your area to learn more about our institutions and admission processes.

Please visit for details and registration.



Eight of the Best College Receptions

Come talk with...

Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Connecticut College
New London, CT

Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
  Haverford College
Haverford, PA

Kenyon College
Gambier, OH

Macalester College
St. Paul, MN

Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY

The deans and directors of admission of eight nationally recognized colleges invite you and your parents to a reception. The colleges each have an undergraduate-focused educational experience replete with a low student-faculty ratio, an intimate learning environment, and a challenging curriculum.

The program will include presentations on admission, financial aid, and distinctive characteristics of each college. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about each college individually.

Seattle, WA

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017
Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program


Portland, OR

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 S.W. Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program 


Berkeley, CA

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
DoubleTree Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Boulevard
Berkeley, CA 94710
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program


Santa Clara, CA

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054
12:30 p.m. – Registration
1:00 p.m. – Program


Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
Sheraton Universal Hotel
333 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608
1:00 p.m. – Registration
1:30 p.m. – Program


Orange County, CA

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612-1004
6:30 p.m. - Registration
7:00 p.m. - Program 

Register For A Reception


The Claremont Colleges Receptions

The Claremont Colleges invite you to attend an information session hosted by admission representatives from Claremont McKennaHarvey MuddPitzerPomona, and Scripps Colleges. Admission officers will discuss the benefits of attending each individual college, as well as the advantages of participating in one of the strongest and most cohesive college consortia in the nation. The program will include a media presentation, individual college information presentations, a general question-and-answer session, and time at the end of the program for you to speak individually with each college.

Upcoming Receptions

Indianapolis, IN

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
Marriott North
3645 River Crossing Pkwy
Indianapolis, IN 46240
12:30 p.m. – Registration
1:00 p.m. – Program


Wichita, KS

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
The Sedgwick County Science and Discovery Center
300 N. Mclean Blvd
Wichita, KS 67203
6:30 p.m. – Registration 
7:00 p.m. – Program 


Omaha, NE

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
Creighton Preparatory School
7400 Western Avenue
Omaha, NE 68114
6:30 p.m. – Registration
7:00 p.m. – Program


Register For A Reception


Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Claremont McKenna College
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 621-8088
Fax: (909) 621-8516

Campus Location

Kravis Center
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711