Schedule of Events

This schedule will be updated as information is finalized for the 2015 ceremony.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Lavender Graduation- Friday, May 1, 3:30 p.m.

  • Sponsored by the Queer Resources Center (QRC) Pomona College
  • Benson Auditorium/Avery Hall, Pitzer College, 1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
  • Reception to follow outside Benson Auditorium
  • Speaker:  Rika Aoki

Friday, May 15, 2015

Black Graduation Celebration- Friday, May 15, 1 p.m.

  • Location:  Pomona College’s Seaver Theater, 300 East Bonita Avenue, Claremont, CA
  • Sponsored by the Office of Black Student Affairs

The Claremont Colleges Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony- Friday, May 15, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

  • Garrison Theater, Scripps College, 231 East 10th Street, Claremont, CA 91711
  • Speaker: Sheldon Schuster, Phd., President Keck Graduate Institute

Reception for Seniors and Families with Harvey Mudd College Board of Trustees- Friday, May 15, 5:30–6:30p.m.

5C AAPI Graduation- Friday, May 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m. (tentative)

  • Location TBA
  • Sponsored by the Asian American and Pacific Islander Resource Center

Chicano Latino Graduation- Friday, May 15, 7 p.m.

  • (Little) Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College, 150 East 4th Street, Claremont, CA 91711
  • Sponsored by Office of Chicano Latino Student Affairs
  • Reception to follow at Edmunds Ballroom, Smith Campus Center, Pomona College, 170 East 6th Street, Claremont, CA 91711

International Place End of the Year Celebration- Friday, May 15, 6–9 p.m.

  • Farewell Celebration
  • McKenna Auditorium, Claremont McKenna College, 500 East 9th Street, Claremont, CA 91711
  • Graduating and departing international students, scholars, their friends and families are invited to a reception in their honor.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Senior Lunch and Program- noon–1:30 p.m.

  • Location: Linde Activities Center, Harvey Mudd College campus (families invited, no charge)

Academic Department Receptions- 1:30–3:15 p.m.

  • Biology- Oak Tree Lawn- lawn in front of the Linde Activities Center, between Atwood and the outdoor basketball court
  • Chemistry- Hixon Court
  • Computer Science- Caryll Mudd and Norman Sprague Jr Courtyard and Gallery
  • Engineering- Platt Living Room
  • Mathematics- SkyCube
  • Physics-Breezeway between Keck and Sprague

Graduates’ Commencement Rehearsal- 3:30 p.m.

  • Rehearsal is mandatory for graduates
  • Line-up location: Lawn between Kingston and Shanahan

President’s Reception for Graduates and Families- 4–5:30 p.m.

  • Graduates, families, faculty and staff are invited
  • Location: Garret House

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Brunch Service- 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

  • Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons
  • No reservation is needed, $10 per person (cash, check or Claremont Cash accepted)

 Commencement- 1:30–3:15 p.m.

  • Speaker: TBA
  • Location: Mudd Quadrangle (There is plenty of seating in the shade, no tickets required)
  • Live stream of Commencement is available Sunday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m.

 Reception- 3:30 p.m.

  • Location: R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning, lawn