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2016-2017 Student Handbook 
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I. Athletic Resources and Facilities

Harvey Mudd College operates in conjunction with Scripps College and Claremont McKenna College (CMC) to form the tri-college Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) Stags (men) and Athenas (women). The Stags and Athenas are headquartered at Ducey Gym on the CMC campus. The intercollegiate athletic program includes football, softball, water polo, diving, basketball, volleyball, soccer, cross country, swimming, track and field, lacrosse and tennis. The Stags and Athenas are members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). For more information regarding specific athletic programs and team season game schedules, see cmsathletics.org.

Five-College Athletic Facilities

Listed here are the facilities available to the self-determined athlete and used by teams and club sport enthusiasts.

Tennis Courts

CMC has a tennis complex (Biszantz Tennis Center) containing 12 courts, located south of Sixth Street across from Burns Stadium. Courts are available to students only during those hours when classes or tennis team practice/matches are not being held. Night lighting is available. Pomona has 10 tennis courts at Sixth and Mills and four courts on the south end of campus bordering First Street. Four of the courts at Sixth and Mills and two of the four courts on First Street provide night lighting.

Swimming Pools

The CMC Axelrood Pool is usually open for workouts but has a lifeguard on duty only at certain times. Pool hours will be posted. This pool is usually used for team practices, swim meets and water polo games. The Scripps College Athletic Pool is located at the Sallie Tiernan Field House. Pool hours are posted on the web page scrippscollege.edu/wellness/. Climbing the fences is not permitted, and motion sensors and silent alarms are located throughout the pool area. Those caught in the pool outside authorized times are subject to disciplinary action.

Gymnasium Facilities

HMC’s Linde Activities Center (LAC) has aerobics and weight rooms, meeting rooms, and basketball, badminton and volleyball courts. Additionally, the LAC offers video rentals, T-shirt-making facilities, sports equipment, hiking and surfing equipment rental, HDTV, ping pong, foosball and air hockey tables, a hangout room and a computing facility. Access and equipment are available to all HMC students and their accompanied guests. Call 909.607.1478 for more information.

The Roberts Pavilion on the CMC campus is the fitness and events center for Claremont McKenna College and the athletic center for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps intercollegiate, intramural and physical education programs. Gym Facilities (shared by Scripps, HMC and CMC) are open each day and available for student use when classes or team practices are not in session. For information about hours, entry requirements and availability, call 909.607.7421.

Pomona Rains Center has a weight room and badminton, basketball and volleyball courts. Equipment for these sports is available. Students not attending Pomona College may use these facilities with a paid membership only when classes or team practices are not in session.

Pitzer Gold Center has a swimming pool and a climbing wall. Students not attending Pitzer must pay a small fee to use the facilities.

Scripps’ Tiernan Field House is available to HMC students during most hours, with the exception of some Scripps-only and women-only times. ID cards are required for entry. The facility has an aerobics room, a weight room and a cardio machine room, as well as a pool. Hours are posted online at scrippscollege.edu/campus/tiernan-field-house/index.php, or call 909.607.8810 for more information.


There are running tracks located at CMC’s Burns Stadium and at the intersection of Mills and Sixth Street on Pomona’s campus. They are open at all times, seven days a week. The track and field teams have first priority.

Club Sports

  1. List of Approved Club Sports
    A club sport is an athletic activity. An athletic activity is defined as being physical in nature and having a winner or loser determined by either score or time. To be recognized as such, a club sport (team) must meet the following test:
    1. Participation is open to all of The Claremont Colleges members and their affiliates, if individual league rules allow.
    2. The club (team) consists of participants from more than one institution.
    3. The club (team) competes against off-campus competition.

Currently recognized club sports (teams) at The Claremont Colleges are:

Men’s Rugby Women’s Rugby
Men’s Lacrosse Rowing – Coed
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Volleyball Cycling – Coed Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Men’s Volleyball Field Hockey – Coed Pomona-Pitzer
Women’s Lacrosse Equestrian
Raquetball – Coed Roller Hockey

These are the only clubs or teams that should be considered for institutional funding and facility use. For any other club or team to be considered, it must meet the approval by the Office of Risk Management and the Club Sports program director. The criteria that would be used to consider other approved club sports would be:

  • College willingness and ability to cover the proposed club (team) on the college’s insurance plan.
  • Availability of playing and/or practice opportunities for existing approved clubs.
  • No duplication of a varsity sport sponsored by the athletic departments.
  1. Use of name “The Claremont Colleges” by clubs
    No club/team engaged in any athletic activity shall use the name “The Claremont Colleges” or any of the individual college names to define their club/team without being registered through the Club Sports Office. Should a club/team utilize the designation “The Claremont Colleges” without authorization, disciplinary procedures will be enforced by the appropriate agency of The Claremont Colleges.
  2. Club Sport Funding
    No organization that competes as a club sport (team) and is on the list of approved and sponsored club sports by “The Claremont Colleges” should receive any funding from any organization(s) associated with The Claremont Colleges unless they are registered with the Club Sports Office.

Intramural Program

The intramural program is designed to permit all students to participate in a variety of sports, including water polo, soccer and volleyball. For more information on the intramural program, call Roberts Pavilion at 909.607.7421, the ASHMC athletic director, any residence hall athletic representative or the HMC Division of Student Affairs.

II. Campus Life

Students seeking diversions that are athletic, religious, literary, artistic, social, political or simply frivolous in nature are likely to find a group at The Claremont Colleges that matches their interest. Many students find that the number of co-curricular activities that interests them far exceeds their spare time. Most student groups are always looking for new members. The key to making the academic experience a success is to supplement it with co-curricular activities.

At HMC, three student activity-coordinating groups exist to plan and implement a variety of events and programs. The Social Committee and the Committee for Activities Planning (CAP) are student government groups that provide funding and support for on- and off-campus events, respectively.

The associate dean for campus life and the assistant dean for campus life also plan and implement student activities on campus. A group of students (known as student activity assistants or DSA Muchachos) is hired yearly to work with CAP-appointed representatives to increase fun opportunities for students and coordinate non-alcoholic events.

Since 1998, HMC’s Linde Activities Center (LAC) has been the hub of students’ recreational and fitness activities. The LAC has aerobics and weight rooms, meeting rooms, a basketball court, video games, a television, an Xbox 360 and a gaming area, including foosball, billiards and ping pong. Located at the east side of campus, the LAC is open to all students of The Claremont Colleges.

III. Career Services

When seeking an on-campus job, internship, part-time or full-time position or tutoring job, students should contact the Office of Career Services (OCS) located in Platt Campus Center, 909.621.8091, hmc.edu/career-services.

OCS maintains an online career management system called ClaremontConnect that is shared with all The Claremont Colleges. It can be accessed by using a student ID number through the OCS website. Students are urged to set up a profile to learn about various opportunities and activities presented by OCS on behalf of employers and graduate school representatives seeking to recruit at HMC. These recruiters set up information sessions, hold on-campus interviews/office hours and attend fall and spring career fairs sponsored by OCS.

Whether students are considering an internship, summer research, a job or graduate school, there are three career counselors to help students prepare documents ranging from resumes and cover letters to personal statements for research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) or graduate school. Help is also available regarding internship/job search techniques, networking, decision making and much more.

Appointments may be scheduled Monday through Friday and can be made through the ClaremontConnect system. Students may stop by if they have a quick question, and there are designated walk-in hours on Mondays and Wednesdays.OCS information can be found on the digital sign in the mailroom, the sign stand in Hoch-Shanahan and the screen outside the OCS office, which is located in the Platt Campus Center behind the registrar’s office. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the school year and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the summer. A description of services, programs and resources, including access to the Career Guide, is available at hmc.edu/career-services.

IV. Community Engagement

As one of the student support offices within the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Community Engagement works collectively with on-campus constituents and the broader community to educate and empower one another to make meaningful contributions to society. The director and associate director for community engagement seek to achieve this by facilitating dialogue, sharing expertise and building capacity. For more information about getting involved with the Office of Community Engagement visit hmc.edu/community-engagement.

V. Directory

Faculty and staff directories for Harvey Mudd College and The Claremont Colleges can be found at hmc.edu/directory.

VI. Diversity

Headed by the associate dean for institutional diversity and the assistant dean for institutional diversity, the Office of Institutional Diversity serves as the hub of campus diversity and social justice education and as an additional resource for students, faculty and staff. This office, located in Platt Campus Center, coordinates campus diversity planning with a variety of committees and provides funding for cultural programs sponsored by student clubs. The OID also hosts the Summer Institute, an intensive, four-week summer residential experience for new students. See hmc.edu/diversity or call 909.607.3470.

Asian and Pacific Islander Sponsor Program at Mudd (API-SPAM)

API-SPAM provides support for new Asian American and Pacific Islander students through peer sponsorship and targeted enrichment activities. The group offers informal peer guidance during the first year of transition to HMC. It also hosts a welcome program during the on-campus Admitted Students Program and Orientation, as well as regularly scheduled social/cultural trips off campus. Contact information is available through the Division of Student Affairs.

Black Lives and Allies at Mudd (BLAM)

BLAM is a community for those of African descent and a space for education and ally building. All are welcome. Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity for more information.


People Respecting Individuals’ Sexualities at Mudd (PRISM) is HMC’s queer-straight alliance. Chartered by ASHMC in fall 1999, PRISM meetings provide a comfortable gathering place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and straight students, faculty and staff to meet and discuss the LGBTQ experience. The group works to make Mudd a place where all people are welcomed, safe and respected, regardless of their sexuality and/or gender identity. PRISM, while specific to HMC, has ties to the other 5-C LGBTQ organizations, including the Queer Resource Center and its Queer, Questioning and Allied Mentor Program (QQAMP). Contact DSA for more information.

Society of Professional Latinos in STEM (SPLS)

Formerly known as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, SPLS promotes the development of Latinos in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity and social equity. SPLS empowers the Latino/Hispanic community to advance in the STEM fields by inspiring the next generation to realize their potential. Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity for more information.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

It is SWE’s mission to encourage women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders and to demonstrate the value of diversity. SWE also hopes to expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life for all. The HMC chapter of SWE hosts professional and social programs for all engineering students. It also sponsors a daylong program for high school girls to experience science, mathematics and engineering education on HMC’s campus. Contact the Department of Engineering for more information.

Asian American Resource Center, Smith Campus Center

170 E. Sixth Street 909.621.8639
Pomona College’s Asian American Resource Center provides programs and services for Pomona’s Asian American students and their guests. Established in 1991, the center offers various forms of assistance for students. It also organizes and sponsors cultural and educational programs.

Chicano Latino Student Affairs Center (CLSA), Tranquada Center

757 N. College Way
The CLSA serves as the center for Chicano academic and social activities for The Claremont Colleges and offers academic and personal services such as counseling, advising, career planning, freshman orientation and cultural activities. The CLSA is a 5-College organization providing interested students with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the depth and breadth of Chicano/Latino culture. The CLSA specifically strives to encourage enrollment of Chicano students, provide support services and promote unity, pride and diversity within The Claremont Colleges community. For more information, contact the Chicano Latino Student Affairs Center.

Queer Resource Center (QRC)

Walton Commons, 395 E. Sixth Street
The QRC provides outreach and resources to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students of The Claremont Colleges. It has a library of books and information regarding resources in the L.A. area and beyond. Its services include bringing guest speakers to campus, showing films and organizing events concerning gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual issues. The QRC is staffed daily, especially in the evenings. Everyone is welcome.

Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA)

139 E. Seventh Street
The Office of Black Student Affairs addresses the educational needs of students of African descent. The office, through its cultural programs and academic services, seeks to create a supportive environment for students that will help them attain their undergraduate and graduate degrees. OBSA also hopes to help students develop emotional autonomy, coping skills, feelings of self worth and independence, a positive ethnic identity, mature relationships with peers, appropriate educational plans, mature career paths and a responsible lifestyle.
OBSA is committed to diversity. All of its programs and services are open to all students of The Claremont Colleges. It sponsors numerous activities, which include the New Students Retreat, Black History Month programs, leadership training, cross cultural programs, speaker series, poetry readings and other programs to enhance students’ interpersonal skills.

Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC)

757 N. College Way, (first floor, Tranquada Center)
The Student Disability Resource Center, which opened fall 2014, is the centralized resource center for support for students with disabilities across the 7-C campus communities. The SDRC works closely with the disability coordinators on each campus to ensure that students receive academic support services and accommodations to empower them to achieve their academic goals, while ensuring equitable treatment and access to all 7-C programs and activities.

International Place (I-Place)

Heggblade Student Center, 400 E. Ninth Street
International Place is a 5-College student center comprising a network of students, faculty, staff and community people. I-Place is located on the CMC campus with a lounge that is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students are encouraged to drop by at any time for conversation or company.

Office of the Chaplains

McAlister Center, 919 N. Columbia
The Claremont Colleges community is served by an interfaith chaplaincy. Jewish, Catholic, Interdenominational, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Latter-Day Saints, Christian Science, Zen Meditation and other on-campus religious and spiritual groups meet at McAlister Center for worship services and programs overseen by the Chaplains.

There is a full schedule of weekday and Sabbath worship, as well as study and social programs sponsored by student organizations. The center also provides a 24-hour meditation chapel, lounge and library. Counseling and referral services are available through appointment.

VII. Health and Wellness

Student Health and Wellness at HMC

The associate dean for student health and wellness and the assistant dean for student health and wellness serve as on-campus health and wellness consultants, program directors and resources for students. The associate dean’s office is on the east side of Platt Campus Center, across from the mail room, and the assistant dean’s office is located next to the OID office. The deans are available to meet with students regarding personal and emotional health concerns that impact their ability to thrive at HMC. The deans support and co-educate students as they strive to find and maintain their work-life balance and provide them the resources needed to thrive. The deans also provide connections to the Monsour Counseling Center and community mental health professionals for students who may require psychiatric or long-term therapy.

Student Health Services (SHS)

Tranquada Center, 757 N. College Way
SHS is the primary outpatient care center for The Claremont Colleges community. It is open during the academic year Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesday until 7 p.m. Telephone lines open at 8 a.m. Regular appointments and emergency visits are free. If students call early, they can usually make a same-day appointment. Walk-in visits cost $10 and are held from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. There is a $10 charge for missed appointments not canceled two hours in advance. Students are responsible for minimal charges from prescriptions, lab work and supplies but do not have to pay at the time of service. Some of the services provided at SHS include stitches, immunizations, physical exams, STI tests and treatment, confidential HIV testing and counseling, pregnancy tests, birth control options and allergy injections. All students must have a health history and entrance physical examination on file to use the services at SHS. All information held at Student Health Services is confidential. For up-to-date information, visit cuc.claremont.edu/shs/.

Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services

Tranquada Center, 757 N. College Way
The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic year. The staff, made up of four psychologists, four therapists and one psychiatrist, provides therapeutic and preventive education services for problems relating to or caused by depression, anxiety and stress, interpersonal relationships, sexuality, lack of motivation, procrastination, eating disorders, drugs or alcohol, cultural or racial issues and learning disabilities. Services include short-term individual therapy, couples therapy, stress management, theme-focused therapy groups, short-term structured groups and consultation services for those concerned about the emotional well-being of a friend. Counseling Center staff also conduct workshops and presentations on a variety of topics. There are no service costs or fees.

Health Education Outreach (HEO)

Tranquada Center, 757 N. College Way
HEO is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Wednesdays (10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.). HEO provides leadership in health education programming and serves as a resource for information on health and wellness. Services offered by HEO include: CPR and first aid courses for physical education credit; free and anonymous on-campus HIV testing during the semester; health books, periodicals, pamphlets and videos; referrals to local and national information and help lines; and free condoms. A vending machine that sells the emergency contraceptive Plan B is available on the second floor of Pomona College’s Walker Hall Lounge in the Wellness Room.

EmPOWER Center: 7-C Sexual Assault Resource Center

1030 Dartmouth Ave
The EmPOWER Center’s mission is to create a culture where all members of The Claremont Colleges respect and look out for each other, and where students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence and stalking receive holistic support and care. The Center provides free, confidential advocacy, counseling and support to 7-C students impacted by serial violence, dating/domestic violence and stalking. The Center works collaboratively with students, staff, faculty and community partners to build awareness and sensitivity and provide educational programs to the 7-C community around healthy relationships, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence and stalking. The EmPOWER Center welcomes all gender identities and expressions, serial orientations, ages, abilities, ethnic and racial identities, religious affiliations, cultural identities and immigration statuses. We are an open and affirming space for all.

VIII. Residential Life

The Office of Residential Life provides programming and education designed to foster community within the residence halls. The assistant vice president for student affairs and assistant dean for residential life work with proctors and mentors to integrate principles of wellness, diversity, community engagement and opportunities for staff and faculty interaction for students within the residential community.

Proctors support the residential life program by developing a sense of community and are trained in crisis intervention, counseling, first aid, CPR, conflict mediation, issues of diversity and multiculturalism, event programming, fire safety and disaster preparedness. They are available to discuss personal or academic matters, help students figure out what to do or who to see to resolve a problem and give students access to their rooms when they are locked out.

Mentors support the residential life program by developing a sense of community and serving as peer advisors for both first-year students and sophomores regarding personal and academic issues. They are also instrumental in the facilitation of the Orientation program and work with the proctors to welcome and integrate first-year students into the residence halls and the Mudd community.

For more information about living on campus at HMC, visit hmc.edu/student-life/residential-life.

IX. Sustainability

As the world faces the consequences of anthropogenic climate change, Harvey Mudd College must do its part to reduce its ecological footprint. As such, the institution is investing in waste reduction, energy and water conservation and changes in food and material consumption. As an academic institution, the College seeks to educate students about environmentally sustainable behaviors and actions. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to be mindful of the environmental impacts of their actions and make appropriate changes in their habits and practices.

This section explains what we community members can do reduce their ecological footprint and highlights the steps that Harvey Mudd College has taken.

Changing Habits

Here are a few steps students can take to become more eco-friendly.

Conserve Energy
  • Turn off lights and electrical appliances when not in use
  • Use natural light when possible
  • Use surge protectors to easily turn off multiple appliances and electronics
  • Use cold water settings for laundry machines and use drying racks instead of a dryer
  • Turn off electronics to preserve battery life instead of utilizing sleep settings
  • Share refrigerators and other large appliances
  • Use clothing layers instead of A/C or heating
  • Use CFL or LED light bulbs
  • Only use Energy Star appliances, including mini refrigerators
Conserve Water
  • Take shorter showers; aim for five minutes
  • Turn off faucets when not using water (e.g., when rinsing hands, brushing teeth, etc.)
  • Only do laundry when there are full loads
Reduce Waste
  • Recycle all plastics #1–7 (this includes red SOLO cups), aluminum, steel and tin cans, all glass, and paper and cardboard. The City of Claremont accepts all of these (cleaned)
  • Take all electronic waste and broken appliances to the first floor of the Norman F. Sprague Center or the mail room
  • Take only as much food as can be eaten at dining locations
  • Use reusable dishware, utensils, canteens and mugs instead of disposable options and bottled water
  • Donate or sell furniture, appliances and other items instead of throwing them away
  • Use hand towels in bathrooms and kitchens instead of paper towels
  • Use both sides when printing on paper, or print multiple pages on one sheet
  • Consider purchasing items with minimal packaging
Reduce GHG Emissions
  • Eat less meat and opt for more vegetarian/vegan choices
  • Carpool, use public transportation or bicycles, or walk instead of driving alone
  • Go to farmer’s markets or other local food vendors instead of large stores

For other useful tips to reduce one’s ecological footprint, pick up a Guide to Sustainable Living, provided by the Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design.

Student Action

Students can join Engineers for a Sustainable World/Mudders Organizing for Sustainability Solutions (ESW/MOSS). This chartered student group works to make Harvey Mudd more environmentally sustainable and hosts a number of informative and fun educational and social activities oriented toward sustainability.

Academic and Research Opportunities

Harvey Mudd College offers multiple avenues for students to address environmental sustainability issues in their field of study.

Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design (HCSED)

The Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design is dedicated to promoting sustainability at Harvey Mudd College through science-based inquiry in research and pedagogy, active participation in local community actions and meaningful engagement at the global level. The center staff organizes events and brings speakers to campus throughout the academic year, funds student and faculty research projects and promotes scientific and environmental literacy among students and the greater community. If interested in pursuing research projects, campus sustainability and outreach activities with the Hixon Center, contact hixoncenter@hmc.edu or:

  • Tanja Srebotnjak, director
    909.621.8751 or tsrebotnjak@hmc.edu
    Parsons Building 2363
  • Louis Spanias, sustainability program manager
    909.607.7623 or lspanias@hmc.edu
    Sprague Center 411

Environmental Analysis at Harvey Mudd

The Emphasis in Environmental Analysis (EEA) is a curricular program supporting Harvey Mudd’s mission to train students who combine technical rigor and engagement with pressing social issues. The program’s guidelines are designed to help students move through their environmental studies in a coherent and cumulative fashion.

The EEA is not a major, but a coordinated program of study that allows students majoring in the sciences, engineering and mathematics the opportunity to address environmental issues from a range of perspectives so that they may better understand the impact of their work. Many eligible courses are taught at Harvey Mudd, but students are able to take courses from the other colleges in the Claremont University Consortium.

  • Requirements
    Students must declare their intention to pursue an Emphasis in Environmental Analysis in or before their fifth semester. This involves filling out a form approved by an EEA advisor on the Harvey Mudd College Emphasis in EA Sakai site.
  • Certificate
    Students who successfully meet the requirements for the Emphasis in Environmental Analysis will receive an EEA certificate upon graduation.
  • Departments and Advisors
    Biology – Adolph, McFadden
    Chemistry – Daub, Hawkins, Van Ryswyk
    Computer Science – Erlinger (on leave)
    Engineering – Cardenas, Spjut
    Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts – Evans, Steinberg
    Mathematics – de Pillis, Levy
    Physics – Haskell, Saeta

For more information, contact one of the EEA advisors above, or reach out to Tanja Srebotnjak (director, Hixon Center) or Louis Spanias (sustainability program manager).

The EEA Application and further details can be found at hmc.edu/hcsed/environmental-analysis-at-harvey-mudd.

Sustainability Policies and Initiatives

Harvey Mudd College recognizes that one of its largest institutional challenges is becoming more environmentally sustainable.

As part of its strategic vision, “HMC 2020: Envisioning the Future,” the College is reducing the rate at which it depletes natural resources, incorporating concepts of sustainability into its academic and daily affairs and increasing the use of renewable resources.

Harvey Mudd has two LEED-certified buildings (the Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning and the Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons), a specially appointed Sustainability Committee, and numerous faculty members and students involved in environmental research efforts here and abroad. President Maria Klawe also signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.

Campus Sustainability Resources, Groups and Initiatives

  • HMC Magazine – Sustainability as we see it
  • HMC Magazine – HMC Sustainability Reality Check/Recommendations
  • Sustainability Throughout The Claremont Colleges
  • ESW/MOSS: Engineers for a Sustainable World/Mudders Organizing for Sustainability Solutions
  • Environmental Research at Harvey Mudd
  • Environmental Audit of the Claremont Colleges: A Claremont Colleges Sustainability Initiative
  • LEED-certified Buildings
  • Landscaping and Recycling
  • Revolving Green Fund (see below)
  • Annual PowerDown Challenge

Recently Completed and Current Sustainability Projects

(See hmc.edu/facilities-maintenance/sustainability-on-campus/current-and-complete-sustainability-initiatives.)

X. Transportation

Zipcar Rental

The national membership car rental company Zipcar maintains a fleet of vehicles at The Claremont Colleges. For a $25 annual membership fee, which includes a $35 credit for the first month, students can rent vehicles for $7+ per hour and $66+ per day. Gas, insurance and 180 miles are free with rental. Membership applications are available at zipcar.com under the Harvey Mudd College partnership agreement.


The Linde Activities Center has mountain bikes available. Check with the staff at the front desk for details.

Student Affairs Van

Students may use the student affairs van for official events sponsored by recognized groups and organizations. Prospective drivers must submit an application form with their driver’s license to the Division of Student Affairs. Van reservations are managed by Kim Nykanen in student affairs (909.621.8125). The cost of van usage is $.575 per mile.

XI. Other Resources

Art Galleries

Ruth Chandler Williamson Art Gallery. Located in the Lang Art Building on Scripps campus. Highlights of the year include the student showcases in the spring and the Scripps Ceramic Invitational. For more information, call 909.607.4690.

Pomona College Museum of Art. Located at the corner of Bonita Ave. and College Ave. at Pomona College. Phone: 909.621.8283.

Graduate Art Building. Located on Eleventh and Columbia, two galleries in this building, the East Gallery and the Peggy Phelps Gallery, feature exhibits by graduate students. The Masters of Fine Arts shows are also held here.

Claremont Card Center / Claremont Cash Program

South Entrance of Honnold / Mudd Library, 800 N. Dartmouth Avenue

The Claremont Card Center provides ID card services for The Claremont Colleges. There is no charge for a student’s first ID card, though a replacement card costs $10. The Card Center also manages the Claremont Cash program. Claremont Cash can be used to purchase both food and nonfood items throughout The Claremont Colleges, as well as at local merchants in and around Claremont. All students, faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges have a Claremont Cash account established as soon as their ID card is created. Funds may be deposited into a student’s account on the internet at cards.cuc.claremont.edu; with cash at The Coop Store or the Emett Center Store; or with cash, check or MasterCard/Visa at the Claremont Card Center.

Unused funds roll over from one year to the next. There are no cash withdrawals permitted until students withdraw or graduate from The Colleges, at which time they can request a refund of unused funds. Claremont Cash may be used at all undergraduate college dining halls, all retail food outlets and all on-campus convenience stores as well as at the Huntley Bookstore, Student Health Services, the libraries and the Card Center. More than 20 merchants in the Claremont area also accept Claremont Cash. Visit the website for more information on the program and to view a complete list of on- and off-campus locations that accept Claremont Cash.

College Libraries

Honnold/Mudd Library is the central library of the campuses.
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue; Reference and Information, 909.607.3959; Periodicals and Reserves, 909.607.3968

Denison Library contains many periodicals as well as an extended collection in the humanities and fine arts. Scripps Campus,1090 Columbia Avenue; 909.607.3941

Concerts and Recitals

Claremont Graduate University presents regular concerts during the academic year. The Joint Music Program of Claremont-McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges hosts the Friday Noon Concert Series at Balch Auditorium, as well as concerts on evenings and weekends. In addition, other groups perform throughout the day in various dining halls, lounges and coffee houses. Look for current announcements and series posters.

5-C Theater

Located at Seaver Theater, this group stages several productions each year. For details, interested students should contact the theater department at Pomona College at 909.621.8186.

Emergency Fund

The Division of Student Affairs has an emergency fund to assist students in times of financial emergency. Students should talk to any student affairs dean regarding their financial situation and the need for short-term emergency funds.

Huntley Bookstore

Corner of Eighth Street and Dartmouth Avenue

Huntley is the source for all the textbooks required for students’ course work. The bookstore offers a variety of other supplies including general books, art and office supplies, cards, gifts, snack foods, clothes and college paraphernalia. Other services include special book orders and sales of computer hardware and software. Huntley is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with reduced hours on Friday until 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Leonard Fund at HMC

The Leonard Fund supports small-scale, student-faculty interaction by reimbursing faculty members for entertaining small groups of students in a mealtime setting. Additionally, students may use this fund to invite a faculty member (and their spouse, if desired) to share a meal with a small group of students. The donor defines “small” as a group not to exceed eight people. Pre-authorization by the Office of Academic Affairs is required for any use of the fund. The fund does not pay for alcohol.

Lost and Found

The central HMC lost and found is located in F&M in the basement of Platt Campus Center.

Mail Service

The student mailroom is located in Platt Campus Center. Enrolled students are assigned a mailbox. Students may access the mailroom using a combination code available from the mailroom staff or the Division of Student Affairs. U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail is sorted by student staff daily, typically by dinner time. Package delivery is handled separately from letter service. Students will receive an email notice if they have a package available for pickup in the mailroom. The addressee’s signature will be required before the item can be released. The mailroom is also a pickup site for DHL, FedEx, UPS and USPS packages. Students may leave properly addressed and prepaid outgoing packages with the mailroom staff for pickup. Students may also purchase postage stamps at the mailroom. The student mailroom is not a substation of the U.S. Postal Service or any other shipping company. The Claremont Post Office is within walking distance, at the corner of Second and Harvard in The Village.

Students send their mail to 301 Platt Blvd. Claremont, CA 91711