International Student Orientation

Fall 2022


Welcome to the CMC International Community! We are excited to meet all of our new international students this fall at New International Student Orientation.

Our international student community at CMC is made up of 200+ students who have spent all or a significant part of their lives outside of the United States before coming to Claremont. New International Student Orientation is designed specifically for supporting these students in their transition to college in the United States. By the end of the program, our hope is for international students to feel prepared and supported as they begin their journey at CMC.


New International Student Orientation Schedule

Friday, August 19 - New International Student Move-In (8:00-11:00 AM)
Afternoon of August 19 to Morning of August 21 - International Student Orientation Programming

Please keep an eye on your CMC email inbox for updates on International Student Orientation!


New International Student Arrival & Move-In

New international students in the class of 2026 and transfer cohort are expected to arrive on campus early and to attend two days of New International Student Orientation programming prior to the Welcome Orientation Adventure (WOA) trips and New Student Orientation programs for all students.

The arrival window for international student orientation is 8:00 to 11:00 AM on Friday, August 19, 2022. Students who are traveling long distances or those who cannot find flights to arrive by 11 AM on August 19 may request to arrive on campus on the afternoon of August 18 before orientation programming begins.

To confirm your arrival to campus, please complete the 2022 International Student Arrival Info form by Sunday, July 31, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

2022 International Student Arrival Info Form

More information about New International Student Arrival & Move-In will be communicated by email from International Student Services (


Transportation from Airport to Campus

The closest airports to campus are Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Ontario International Airport (ONT) airports. LAX is located about 50 miles/80 km from Claremont and offers the most flights. ONT is a small airport conveniently located about 10 miles/16 km from Claremont. Below are the most commonly used options for getting to campus from LAX and Ontario airports.

Rideshare Apps
Rideshare companies, such as Lyft or Uber, offer affordable and convenient transportation services from the airport to Claremont. Download the applications to your mobile electronic device to create an account and reserve your transportation service.

Each airport has a “Ground Transportation” area where taxis are available for hire.

Shared Shuttle Services
Generally, shared ride van services are very convenient. They provide door-to-door service to and from the airport. 

For drop-off locations, please visit our Move-In Day page.

Important Dates Following International Student Orientation

August 21 – Class of 2026 and Transfer Student Move In Day and Parent and Family Orientation  
August 22-24 – Class of 2026 and Transfer Student WOA Trips
August 24-28 – Class of 2026 Orientation Activities
August 27-28 – Upper class student move in
August 29 – First day of classes 

Please visit our Orientation page for more information about New Student Orientation.