Commencement 2020

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Claremont McKenna College
73rd Annual Commencement Ceremony

Claremont McKenna College's 73rd Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 16th, 2020. No tickets are required for the Commencement Ceremony and it will be streamed live on YouTube. This page will be updated regularly with information for students and their families including ceremony photographs, special events, weather updates, commencement day parking, and disability access, so check back regularly before the celebrations.

Watch the 2019 commencement video or the recap video.

Commencement highlights
Commencement recap
 

 

Important News & Dates

Last day of CMC classes: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Vacating Residence Halls: All students must vacate their residence hall or student apartments by 12:00 noon on Sunday, May 17.

Alumni Medical Insurance & Benefits

Academic Calendar: View the complete academic calendar.

Future Commencement Dates: May 15, 2021 and May 14, 2022


 

Claremont McKenna College Commencement Events

 

Thursday, May 14

4:30 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony
Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center South

Friday, May 15

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
First-Generation
Graduate's Celebration
McKenna Auditorium

5:45 p.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Reception and Dinner
(By Reservation)
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

Friday, May 15

9:00 a.m.
Commencement Rehearsal for All Graduates
Cap and Gown Distribution for Undergraduates
Arena, Roberts Pavilion

4:30-6:00 p.m.
Reception for Graduates, Families, and Friends
Hosted by the CMC Alumni Association
Collins Dining Hall

Saturday, May 16

9:00 a.m.
R.O.T.C. Commissioning Ceremony
Gann Quadrangle, Kravis Center

11:30 a.m.
Honors Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

12:00 p.m.
Gates Open for Ceremony Seating
Pritzlaff Field

1:00 p.m.
Line-up for ALL Graduates
Arena, Roberts Pavilion

2:00 p.m.
73nd Annual Commencement Ceremony
Keynote Speaker: (Name & title will be added once confirmed)
Pritzlaff Field

4:00 p.m.
Reception for Graduates, Families, and Friends
Parents Field

 

Celebrations at The Claremont Colleges

 

Friday, April 24

6:00 p.m.
Lavender Graduation (QRC)
Keynote Speaker: (Name & title will be added once confirmed)
Little Bridges, Pomona College

Thursday, May 14

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Claremont Colleges
International Celebration
Ceremony: Rose Hills Theater, Pomona College
Reception: Dom's Lounge

Friday, May 15

11:00 a.m.
Annual Dr. Agnes Moreland Jackson Service Awards and Black Graduation
Keynote Speaker: (Name & title will be added once confirmed)
Seaver Theatre, Pomona College

Friday, May 15 (continued)

3:30 p.m.
Interfaith Baccalaureate Service
Keynote Speaker: (Name & title will be added once confirmed)
Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music,
Pomona College

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Chicano Latino Graduation Reception
Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music,
Pomona College

5:30 p.m.
Asian-American Pacific Islander
Graduation Celebration
Edmonds Ballroom, Pomona College

7:00 p.m.
Chicano Latino Graduation Celebration
Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music,
Pomona College

 

*For the community events, please note that once available, hyperlinks to the respective organizing offices will be added to each event so that guests can access details/RSVP directly to the appropriate offices.


Commencement Ceremonies at The Claremont Colleges

 

Saturday, May 16

Pitzer College
Scripps College

 

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