Gathering Together

We look forward to bringing our community together for shared experience and athletic competition again. The in-person CMC experience exudes a distinctive social warmth, and our goal is to continue to support the mental well-being and physical fitness of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni in the transition back to campus. We plan to restore all campus gatherings and events as soon as possible.

To start, we anticipate modified returns in the following areas:

  • Graduation: On May 15, CMC hosted a limited, in-person, student-only graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021. Future celebration weekends will follow in 2022 for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021. These 2022 gatherings will include full campus commencement experiences and time spent with family, friends, faculty, coaches, and staff.
  • 75th Anniversary and special reunion events: An all-class Alumni Weekend is scheduled for Memorial Day 2022, with in-person events related to the 75th Anniversary being discussed for the fall. Details are forthcoming.
  • The Athenaeum: We expect the return of in-person Ath programming, as permitted in the fall. An exciting, new distinguished speaker series for the 75th Anniversary will revolve around three primary themes: Civilization and commerce; unity and division; science and policy. The College also will continue its online offerings to increase accessibility for those who enjoyed being part of our virtual programming.
  • CMS varsity, club, and recreational athletics: Each fall program will adhere strictly to NCAA, SCIAC, and CMS Athletics guidelines for health and safety. CMS staff also are working closely with Pomona-Pitzer to plan for a safe resumption of 5C Club Sports.
  • Physical education: A full slate of PE classes will proceed in the fall, with most in-person courses to be taught outdoors to mitigate risk and meet state and county guidelines. Virtual classes also will be offered as a convenient alternative.

“I believe an enduring success in these unprecedented times will be the powerful memories students create by connecting creatively and deeply with one another despite their distance apart.”

DT Graves ’98
AVP and Dean of Students

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