Orientation

Welcome to Claremont McKenna College!

WOA staff

We are excited to welcome the newest members of our CMC community to campus. Orientation is designed to introduce you and your family to the College's traditions, academic programs, and unique culture as well as to help you meet new people and learn more about the college experience.

The Orientation website offers information about the freshman, transfer, and international student orientation programs and Parents and Family Orientation, a separate yet concurrent program designed specifically for parents and family members.

Important Dates 2018*

August 21: CMC international students attending NISSO can move into their residence hall.
August 22-24: New International Student and Scholar Orientation (NISSO) for CMC international students.
August 26: Residence Halls open for new student Move In Day at 8 a.m. Orientation runs throughout the day. Parents and families will depart after dinner.
August 27: New students depart for WOA trips.
August 30:New students return from WOA trips to continue on-campus Orientation.
August 31-September 3: New student orientation continues on campus.
September 4: Fall semester classes begin.
December 22: Residence Halls close at noon.

 

No personal appointments should be made away from the campus during the Orientation period, which will extend through Monday, September 4, 2018. Classes begin Tuesday, September 4, 2018. If your arrival must be delayed, you should make arrangements in advance with the Dean of Students Office at (909) 621-8114.


*Please refer to the Academic Calendar for additional dates.

Before You Arrive

To Do List: July 1 and August 1 are two important deadlines for submission of new student information. Remember to check your Orientation Portal often beginning in May to track deadlines and view new information.

Varsity Athletes: Fall sport athletes who are invited to participate in pre-season activities may have an arrival date that is before the start of orientation. Check with your coach for exact dates before making plans.

Orientation Schedule:The Orientation schedule will be available during Summer 2018.

WOA Trip details and options are available on our WOA website, so you can review them before making your selections through the Orientation Portal in May.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, including details about shipping items to campus.

Move In Day

Visit our Move In Day page for everything you need to know about your arrival to campus in August.

Information For Parents

Parent and Family Orientation will operate concurrently with New Student Orientation on Sunday, August 26, 2018. You can find many answers just for parents in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Information for International Students

New International Student Orientation (August 21-24, 2018) takes place prior to the Claremont McKenna College orientation. To learn more about New International Student Orientation and get information about transportation and early arrival housing, visit International Place.

Additional Information

No personal appointments should be made away from the campus during the Orientation period, which will extend through Monday, August 28. Classes begin Tuesday, August 29, 2017. If your arrival must be delayed, you should make arrangements in advance with the Dean of Students Office at (909) 621-8114.