COVID-19 News and Announcements

Claremont McKenna College continues to take informed actions in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As the situation continues to evolve, our top priority remains the safety, health and well-being of our community. We will persevere in our mission as we take all appropriate measures in this collective public health challenge. We will update students, families, faculty and staff with regular updates, news and announcements.

The CMC Crisis Response Fund was established to help the College respond quickly and strategically to the evolving financial needs of our community related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News and Announcements

Dear CMC Community,June11

We hope you are staying well. We know you are eager to learn about our plans for fall. Below is a joint statement from the Presidents’ Council of The Claremont Colleges outlining the 5C undergraduate academic calendar.

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Federal CARES Act emergency grants to assist studentsMay19

As Claremont McKenna College continues to plan for multiple scenarios related to academic and residential life in the fall, we are diligently working to help students with the ongoing, unexpected disruption COVID-19 has caused.

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CMC adopts SAT, ACT test-optional policy for Fall 2021 applicantsApril28

As high school students around the world continue to grapple with challenges from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Claremont McKenna College is adopting a test-optional policy for all first-year students applying for admission in Fall 2021. As a result, students will not be required to submit SAT and/or ACT scores for admission.

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CMC Planning UpdateApril22

President Hiram Chodosh shared the following letter with the CMC community outlining a plan that protects the health and safety of the community while adapting to the widest range of circumstances.

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Commencement 2020 AnnouncementMarch27

Since our COVID-19 announcement on March 11, CMC has rallied to take the necessary steps to support each member of our community, keep us safe and healthy, and successfully complete this academic year. I want to thank all of you for your leadership, resourcefulness, and grace during this difficult time.

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CMC President Hiram Chodosh (center) along with Andrea Gale, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Coreen Rodgers, Vice President of Business and Chief Operating Officer, and Dean of the Faculty, Peter Uvin, address the community.

President Hiram Chodosh addresses the community

On March 15th, CMC President addressed the community in the rapidly evolving situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 College AnnouncementMarch11

Dear CMC Community: I write to update you on several decisive steps CMC has taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus). 

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