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Orientation is designed to introduce students and their families to the College's traditions, academic programs, and unique culture as well as to help students meet new people and learn more about the college experience. The Orientation Web Site offers information about the student, transfer, and international student orientation program and Parents Orientation, a separate yet concurrent program designed specifically for parents and family members.



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President Gann at the CMS women's basketball team's Feb. 14 game at Pomona-Pitzer. President Gann cheering on the Athenas

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Dear Members of the Claremont McKenna College Community,

Pamela Gann

Dear CMC Community,

It is my pleasure to welcome you back to campus. I hope that everyone had an enjoyable, restful winter break. As we look ahead, I want to highlight some important information for you about the spring semester at Claremont McKenna College.

As you already may know, the College experienced an exciting, historic fall. The Campaign for Claremont McKenna not only achieved its $600-million goal but also surpassed it – and is steadily climbing as we approach the Campaign’s completion in June.

Hiram Chodosh

The Board of Trustees of Claremont McKenna College (CMC) has elected Hiram E. Chodosh as CMC’s fifth president. President-elect Chodosh, 50, serves as Dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, where he is also the Hugh B. Brown Endowed Presidential Professor of Law and Senior Presidential Adviser on Global Strategy.

Chodosh will take office on July 1, 2013, and succeeds Pamela B. Gann, who has served as President of CMC since 1999. She will continue at the College as a Professor of Legal Studies.