CMC Fall Diversity Fly-in Program


2018 Fall Preview Program

Saturday, October 13 – Tuesday, October 16


Deadline: August 18, 2018

The fall Preview Program is designed for high school seniors from historically underrepresented communities in higher education to learn about CMC’s academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular opportunities. During the Preview Program prospective students get an inside look into the life of a CMCer by attending classes, exploring the research institutes, experiencing the dining halls, mingling with our students and professors during our workshops, and enjoying the perks of that Southern California sun! 

Preview Program participants are provided with on-campus housing, meals, roundtrip airfare, and shuttle transportation between local airports and campus.

If you have any questions please reach out to the Preview Program team at or 909.621.8088.



Omar Zazueta, Director of Admission Email
Yaneli Ruiz ’12, Assistant Dean of Admission Email
Hanna Shiferaw ’20, Student Director of Outreach 2018-19 Email
Alejandro Posada Sanchez ’21, Student Director of Outreach 2018-19 Email

Saturday, October 13

5-10 p.m.
Welcome to Claremont!
Office of Admission
Airport pick-ups @ Ontario International Airport (SDOs and Ambassadors) Welcome at the Office of Admission (Admission Ambassadors)

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Collins Dining Hall
Welcome dinner at the dining hall with your hosts and student directors.

7-10 p.m.
Opening activity
Inland Empire

10 p.m.-midnight
Free Time/Optional Activities
Chance to settle in and take a breather. HW time. Night Social. Sleep!

Sunday, October 14

10-11 a.m.
Official CMC Tour
Admission office
Familiarize yourself with the place you could call home for the next four years, with a tour led by Hanna Shiferaw and Alejandro Posada Sanchez

11 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Brunch
Gann Quadrangle
Under the California sun!

1:30-2 p.m.: Welcome and Introduction
Admission Office
Meet in the Admission Office for a rundown of Preview activities

2-3 p.m.: 5C tour
Admission office
Explore The Claremont Colleges

3:15-4:15 p.m.: Student Opportunities
The Soll Center for Student opportunity
Hear from Michelle Chamberlain, Associate Vice President & Dean of Student Opportunities and the Dean of the Robert Day Scholars Program, about the vast resources available.

4:30-5:15 p.m.: Financial Aid Workshop
Freeberg Forum
Informational session on navigating financial aid: FAFSA & CSS Profile. Led by Clint Gasaway, Senior Director of Financial Aid

5:30-7 p.m.: Dinner
Collins Dinning Hall
Dinner with our CMC students!

7-9 p.m.: (Optional) Trip to the Village for dessert
Departing from Collins Dining Hall
Stroll downtown; the heart of the city of trees and PhDs

7 p.m.-midnight: Homework Time
The brightest minds must work hard as well!

Monday, October 15

8-9:20 a.m.: Breakfast with your Admission & Student Life Staff
Collins Dining Hall
A great opportunity to ask questions about applications and student life!

9:20-9:35 a.m.: Walk to Class
Don’t know where to go? Ask any staff or student director!

9:35-10:50 a.m.: Morning Classes and Interest Meetings
Experience a great preview of a college class!

11 a.m.-noon: C.A.R.E. Center lunch & panel
Heggblade Center – 2nd floor Discussion on diversity, inclusion, and resources on campus with our Care Fellows and affinity group leaders

1:15-2:30 p.m.: Afternoon classes

4-4:45 p.m.: Private tea with faculty & upper classmen
M.M.C. Athenaeum
An opportunity to interact with faculty members (hear about the courses they teach, the research they collaborate with students on, etc.) and listen to the exciting academic & internship opportunities upper classmen have participated in!

5:45-8 p.m.: Athenaeum Dinner & Speaker Presentation
M.M.C. Athenaeum

9-10 p.m.: Senate meeting TBD
Meet and hear from the senators of the Student Government (ASCMC)

10:30-11:30 p.m.: Snack/Open evening
Experience late night snack: milk on tap, assorted cereals, PB&Js, mozzarella sticks, mini quesadillas, fruit etc.

Tuesday, October 16

7:30-9 a.m.: Breakfast
Collins Dining Hall
You’ve got a journey ahead, friend, eat a hearty breakfast

8 a.m.-noon: Departures
Admission Office Safe travels back home! Please don’t hesitate to keep in touch!

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