Claremont Insider: Coming Soon: Commencement Weekend

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Coming Soon: Commencement Weekend

Another academic year has come and gone, and in a couple weeks Claremont's education mills will be shipping off the 2009 product models into the job market with much attendant fanfare.

We're still very much a company town or, more precisely, a consortium town, so the pace of life in the Claremont Village will slow perceptibly with summer's approach and the departure of the colleges' students.

In the meantime, here is a list of this year's commencement events:

Friday, May 15th

  • Baccalaureate Ceremony
    The Claremont Colleges

    3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Garrison Theater
    Scripps College
    231 E. 10th St.
    (909) 621-8685

    Speaker: Scripps Alumna Karen Tse,

  • Baccalaureate Ceremony
    Claremont School of Theology

    Kresge Chapel
    Claremont School of Theology
    1325 N. College Ave.
    (909) 447-2552

Saturday, May 16th

  • Claremont School of Theology Commencement
    Claremont School of Theology
    1325 N. College Avenue
    (909) 447-2552

  • Claremont Graduate University Commencement
    Mudd Quadrangle
    Harvey Mudd College
    E. 10th St. and Dartmouth Ave.
    (909) 607-3305

    Commencement speaker:
    James P. Carroll, acclaimed author on religion and politics whose writings and novels include four New York Times bestsellers, two New York Times' Notable Books of the Year.

  • Pitzer College's 45th Commencement
    Brant Clock Tower Lawn
    Pitzer College
    1050 North Mills Avenue
    (909) 607-2690

    Commencement speaker:
    David Feldman, Emmy award winning comedy writer and performer. He has written for ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher and Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He currently writes for Talk Show With Spike Feresten on Fox. David also appears frequently on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

  • Keck Graduate Institute Commencement
    KGI campus lawn
    Keck Graduate Institute
    535 Watson Dr.
    (909) 607-0135

    Commencement speaker:
    Myrtle Potter, President and CEO, Myrtle Potter and Company and Former President and COO of Genentech, Inc.

  • Claremont McKenna College Commencement
    Pritzlaff Field
    Claremont McKenna College
    South of 9th St. and Claremont Blvd.
    (909) 621-8117

    Commencement Speaker:
    Surin Pitsuwan ’72, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Sunday, May 17th

  • Scripps College Commencement
    Elm Tree Lawn
    Scripps College
    345 E. 9th Street
    On campus lawn - two rows of elm trees
    just north of the Malott Common
    (909) 607-1870

    Commencement speaker:

    Gabrielle Giffords, U.S. Representative (D-AZ) and
    Scripps College graduate, class of '93.

  • Harvey Mudd College Commencement
    Mudd Quadrangle
    Harvey Mudd College
    E. 10th St. and Dartmouth Ave.
    (909) 607-7924

    Commencement speaker:
    Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST, entrepreneur, inventor, physicist, advocate for science and technology.