Our Fall Return

Updated September 12, 2021

We’re back! The entire Claremont McKenna College community has returned to a full residential campus for the 2021-22 academic year.

We have successfully resumed our immersive in-person experience, including seminars and tutorials with close relationships from faculty and staff; competitive athletics on playing fields and at Roberts Pavilion; expanded outdoor dining options and a new food truck rotation highlighted by @Theo’s; and an intellectually, socially engaging Athenaeum program featuring special speakers for our yearlong 75th Anniversary; and so much more to come.

A few important updates and reminders:

  • We have launched a newly developed Dashboard to allow students, faculty, staff, families, and the broader Claremont community to access a full, accurate, and timely view of our COVID-19 data. This tool will share testing data for the prior week (Monday through Sunday), the total number of tests administered within the CMC community to date, the current positivity rate, and the total number of negative and positive test results.
  • We have amended our Visitor Policy, which applies to all visitors on campus and places responsibility on campus hosts to ensure everyone is knowledgeable about—and complies with—our health and safety protocols. Please read our policy carefully.
  • We continue to emphasize that vaccination is the best, most effective way to protect our community from severe effects of COVID-19 and all known variants. Please read more about our Vaccine Imperative, current data on the effectiveness and safety of vaccines, and campus resources here.
  • We expect everyone on campus to adhere to our various safety guidelines, such as social distancing when possible, increasing hand sanitization, and wearing your mask as required in all indoor spaces, per Los Angeles County.

We will continue to track the County’s guidance for higher education. Policies and protocols may be adjusted, and our full return plan will reflect any changes. You can also stay current with County updates through the Department of Public Health’s website.

Finally, CMC has partnered with Hamilton Health Box to manage all related testing, health monitoring, quarantine, and isolation protocols. You can contact HHB with any questions by emailing covid19@cmc.edu.

Thank you to everyone for a successful return to campus. This is our shared responsibility throughout the academic year, and it is essential that we all protect one another as we continue to live with the reality of COVID transmission.

CMC COVID-19 Community Portal

How To Get a COVID-19 Test

CMC COVID
Visitor Policy

Coronavirus Relief Funding to Students

Student and Parents FAQs

Faculty FAQs

Staff FAQs

Message from Dean of Students

A Message from
President Chodosh

Additional Resources

Please see the following for COVID-19 updates for  Los Angeles and the state of California, in addition to federal resources listed below.

The Claremont Colleges Services