2017 Commencement Schedule


Thursday, May 11

4:30 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony and Dinner
Pickford Auditorium and Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
(By invitation only)


Friday, May 12

10 a.m.
Commencement Rehearsal for All Graduates
Cap and Gown Distribution for Undergraduates
Roberts Pavilion, Arena

3:30 p.m.
Interfaith Baccalaureate Service
Speaker: Reverend Cecil Murray, Ph.D.
Chair, Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement, University of Southern California
“Religion and Education”
Scripps College, Garrison Theatre
231 E. 10th Street

4:30-6 p.m.
Reception for Graduates and Families
Hosted by the CMC Board of Trustees and the CMC Alumni Association
Collins Dining Hall

7-9 p.m.
International Farewell Celebration sponsored by International Place
McKenna Auditorium


Saturday, May 13

9 a.m.
R.O.T.C. Commissioning Ceremony
McKenna Auditorium

1 p.m.
Line-up for ALL Graduates
Roberts Pavilion, Arena

2 p.m.
70th Annual Commencement Ceremony
Pritzlaff Field

4 p.m.
Reception for Graduates, Families, and Friends
Parents Field

graduation cap


Office of Special Events

Claremont McKenna College
400 N. Claremont Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 607-4006

Campus Location

400 N. Claremont Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711