Marian Miner Cook
Athenaeum

A distinctive
feature of social and
cultural life at CMC

Athenaeum Guidelines

Etiquette

  • The Athenaeum serves as a gathering place where ideas, inquiry, and fellowship bring students, faculty, staff, other scholars, and nationally prominent speakers together.

  • Attendance at any event may be limited to persons associated with CMC, to the people who signed up for the dinner, or to the maximum number of people allowed by fire regulations.

  • On some occasions the speaker may address the group in another forum or the College may set up a video feed to handle an overflow crowd. All programs at the Athenaeum are filmed. Individuals attending should understand that their image might appear on the recording.

  • House rules and common courtesy prohibit disruptive actions inside the building during an Athenaeum sponsored program. Time allowing, there will be a period set aside for questions. Students will have priority during this portion of the program.

  • Guests are expected to dress appropriately in all dining rooms. Shorts, jeans, and t-shirts are not acceptable at dinner; more casual attire is acceptable for lunch and tea. No bare feet at any time.

Recording Policy

  • It is the policy of the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum that no lecture, appearance or performance by any speaker or performer at the Athenaeum is to be videotaped, audiotaped, or otherwise recorded and/or broadcast without the prior written permission of the relevant speaker, performer, or other authorized owner of the intellectual property rights to the event.

  • Anyone requesting permission to record an event is required to submit an “Event Recording Request Form” to the Director of the Athenaeum, at least 48 hours in advance of the relevant event.

  • It is understood that the speaker, the performer, the Athenaeum, and any other event sponsor, as appropriate, reserve all intellectual property rights for each Athenaeum event.

  • If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the director at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

Reservations

Reservations for Athenaeum meals are always required in advance.

  • Due to limited dining capacity, meal reservations are initially open to CMC community members only.

  • CMC faculty and staff may bring one family member to each Athenaeum meal free of charge. Subject to availability, additional guests may attend lunch for $17.50 and dinner for $20. Please contact the Athenaeum directly for additional guest reservations.

  • CMC students may not bring guests without prior Athenaeum approval.

  • Subject to availability, meal reservations may be opened to the larger Claremont Colleges community. Meals are free of charge to all undergraduate students, faculty, and staff of the Claremont Colleges. CGU students may attend lunch for $17.50 and dinner for $20.

Additional Information

  • Reservations are not required to attend the speaker presentation portion of the programs, which typically begin at 12:15 p.m. for lunch programs and 6:45 p.m. for evening programs.

  • Due to limited seating capacity, the Athenaeum reserves the right to restrict selected presentations to CMC community members only.

  • For high demand presentations, some CMC and all non-CMC guests may have to view presentations via live-feed at a remote location without prior notification.

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Follow the Athenaeum

 

Unless otherwise noted, lunch begins at 11:45 a.m.; speaker presentations begin at 12:15 p.m.
Evening receptions begin at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is served at 6 p.m.; speaker presentations begin at 6:45 p.m.