CMC Fall Diversity Fly-in Program


2019 Fall Preview Program

Saturday, October 12 – Tuesday, October 15


Deadline: August 15, 2019

The 2019 Preview Fly-In Program application is now live! The deadline for all applications is Thursday, August 15, 2019.

During the Fall, Claremont McKenna College hosts a fly-in program for students from historically underrepresented communities - first generation American, first generation to college, etc. - who demonstrate strong academic excellence and genuine interest in exploring all that CMC has to offer. This program is open for students who will be seniors in high school in the Fall of 2019. Prospective applicants get an inside look into the life of a "CMCer" by attending classes, meeting faculty and students to discuss academic pursuits, research and co-curricular opportunities, enjoying an Athenaeum dinner and talk, and diving deep into conversations that explore CMC's commitment to diversity, academic success, and internships & experiences. 

If selected, all airfare, transportation between local airports and campus, housing accommodations, and meals will be covered by the College.

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

Saturday, October 12

1-10 p.m.
Welcome to Claremont!
Airport pick-ups @ Ontario International Airport & Welcome at the Office of Admission

3-4 p.m.
Ice Breakers

4-5 p.m.
Official CMC Tour
Familiarize yourself with the place you could call home for the next four years!

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Majors & Experiences Welcome Dinner - Curious about particular majors, experiences or opportunities? We will have your hosts and upperclassmen answer answer your questions.

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Program Overview and Meet Your Host

7:30-10 p.m.
Opening activity

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

Sunday, October 13

10-11 a.m.
Morning Session - TBD

11 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Brunch with your Admission Officers!

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.:
The Soll Center for Student opportunity
The Soll Center is home to three important resources: Career Services, Scholar Communities, and the Sponsored Internships & Experiences Program. This is an opportunity to hear an in-depth overview of these resources and programs.

4:30-5:15 p.m.
Financial Aid Workshop
Informational session on navigating financial aid: FAFSA & CSS Profile. 

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

7-9 p.m.:
(Optional) Trip to the Village for dessert
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 14

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

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
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
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

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 15

7:30-9 a.m.:
You’ve got a journey ahead, friend. Eat a hearty breakfast!

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

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