Orientation

Welcome to Claremont McKenna College!


On behalf of the Office of the Dean of Students, welcome to the CMC community! The College continues to take informed action in response to COVID-19. As the situation continues to evolve, our top priority is the health and well-being of our community. We will update students, families, faculty, and staff regularly as plans for Orientation continue to develop.


We are excited to welcome the newest members of our CMC community to campus. Orientation is designed to introduce you and your family to the College's traditions, academic programs, and unique culture as well as to help you meet new people and learn more about the college experience.

The Orientation website offers information about the freshman, transfer, and international student orientation programs and Parents and Family Orientation, a separate yet concurrent program designed specifically for parents and family members.


*Please refer to the Academic Calendar for additional dates.

Before You Arrive

To Do List: July 1 and August 1 are two important deadlines for submission of new student information. Remember to check your Orientation Portal often beginning in May to track deadlines and view new information.

Varsity Athletes: Fall sport athletes who are invited to participate in pre-season activities may have an arrival date that is before the start of orientation. Check with your coach for exact dates before making plans.

Orientation Schedule:The Orientation schedule will be available during Summer 2020.

WOA Trip details and options are available on our WOA website, so you can review them before making your selections through the Orientation Portal in May.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, including details about shipping items to campus.

Move In Day

Visit our Move In Day page for everything you need to know about your arrival to campus in August.

Information For Parents

Parent and Family Orientation Please check back for updates for upcoming Parent and Family Orientation dates.