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Athenaeum Location and Hours


(during the academic semester)

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tea: Monday through Friday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Lunch Program: Meal starts at 11:45 a.m.; speaker presentation at 12:15 p.m.
Dinner Program: Reception starts at 5:30 p.m.; meal at 6:00 p.m.; speaker presentation at 6:45 p.m.


Directions to Claremont McKenna College

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I-10 EASTBOUND from Los Angeles:

Stay on I-10 until you reach the Indian Hill/Claremont exit. Turn left (north) off the exit. You will be on Indian Hill; continue north on Indian Hill for about 1.5 miles until you reach 6th Street. Turn right (east) on 6th Street and follow it until you reach College Way. Turn left (north) on College Way and continue until you come to a stop sign. Turn right  (east) on Columbia, continuing until the road turns north.  The next right (east) is 8th St (now a parking lot).  The Athenaeum (385 E. 8th St.) is the last building on the left (north side) at the far end.

I-10 WESTBOUND from San Bernardino:

Stay on I-10 until you reach the Monte Vista Avenue exit. Turn right (north) off the exit. You will be on Monte Vista Avenue; continue north on Monte Vista for one mile until you reach Arrow Route. Turn left (west) on Arrow Route and continue past Claremont Blvd. and Mills Avenue. Turn right (north) on Amherst; Amherst dead ends on 8th Street. The Athenaeum is there at 385 E. 8th Street.

I-210 EASTBOUND OR WESTBOUND from Pasadena or Rancho Cucamonga:

Stay on the I-210 until you reach the Baseline Road exit, #52. Turn west back to Monte Vista Avenue and turn left and go south down Monte Vista past Foothill Blvd. to Arrow Route/Sixth Street. Turn right (west) and continue past Claremont Blvd. and Mills Avenue and turn right (north) on Amherst. Amherst dead ends on 8th and the Athenaeum is there at 385 East 8th Street.


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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.