Claremont McKenna College selected to enter float in 2023 Rose Parade®

Artistic rendering of the CMC "Leading Responsible Leaders" float.
November 9, 2022
Celebrate CMC at the Rose Parade

The 2023 Rose Parade presented by Honda, and Rose Bowl Game® are just around the corner! From VIP tickets to meals and transportation, we have you covered! Join friends and classmates for this special, once in a lifetime experience! Register today—packages are close to selling out. Learn more here.

Tournament House Party

We hope you will join us for a holiday reception at Tournament House in Pasadena to celebrate our 2023 Rose Parade experience. You won’t want to miss this special evening as we kick off the holiday season festivities in this historic setting. Please register here. Learn more here about Parade opportunities for CMCers!

Adopt A Rose Today!

Alumni, parents, and friends can contribute to scholarships for current CMC students, in honor of our participation in the 2023 Rose Parade® by adopting a rose which will “float” down Colorado Blvd. 100%—every dollar—will support student scholarships. Please see more details here.

Claremont McKenna College (CMC) has been selected to participate in the 2023 Rose Parade® presented by Honda, celebrating the College’s recent diamond anniversary with a 55-foot-long float highlighting CMC’s stories and traditions.

The float is funded entirely through special donations, and 100% of gifts received as part of the Adopt a Rose program will support student scholarships.

As the first Rose Parade float for any of The Claremont Colleges, CMC’s 25-foot-tall float is being designed and built by noted float builder, Fiesta Parade Floats. Fiesta has earned the most awards in Rose Parade history. The theme of the parade, “Turning the Corner,” celebrates the unlimited potential that each new year brings.

“We look forward to sharing the history and beauty of CMC with millions of parade viewers,” said Evan Rutter ’06, assistant vice president for alumni and parent engagement. “This is the perfect way to bring our community together and celebrate our more than 75 years of excellence.”

The float depicts several iconic elements of the Claremont McKenna campus, including:

  • snow-capped Mt. Baldy, with the College emerging from the San Gabriel mountains;
  • noted public art from Christopher Burden, Jeppe Hein, and Pae White (Scripps ’85);
  • iconic buildings, including Roberts Pavilion, Kravis Center, and the new Robert Day Sciences Center;
  • a creative take on Claremont McKenna’s book and globe logo, showing a commitment to world affairs; and
  • Southern California flora.

Since 1890, the Tournament of Roses has produced America’s New Year Celebration®, bringing the traditions of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game® to Pasadena and the world.

CMCers of all ages can join the fun with a slate of engaging activities, including an evening at the Tournament House in Pasadena, a family-friendly event at Fiesta Parade Floats, float decorating, and other gatherings to celebrate CMC and 2023.

Learn more here about the opportunities available to CMCers, which include decorating the float at Fiesta and other festive family-friendly events!

Alumni, parents, and friends can contribute to scholarships for current CMC students, in honor of our participation in the 2023 Rose Parade® by adopting a rose which will “float” down Colorado Blvd. 100%—every dollar—will support student scholarships. Please see more details here.

 

Gilien Silsby

Contact

Office of Public Affairs and Communications

400 N. Claremont Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 621-8099
Email: publicaffairs@cmc.edu

Media inquiries: Gilien Silsby
Phone: (213) 500-8673
Email: gsilsby@cmc.edu