Welcome to Claremont McKenna College!
As a member of the Class of 2018, you are entering a unique community committed to providing you with the best college experience possible. We hope that you will take the time during Orientation and its related activities to settle in and get to know the wonderful students, faculty, and staff at CMC.
As the Associate Dean of Students, I look forward to getting to know and work with you in the coming year. Best wishes as you prepare to come to Claremont soon.
Please refer to the New Student Portal and this web site often to view updated news and information. If you have additional questions, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (909) 621-8114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristin J. Weyman, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of First and Second Year Students
New Student Mentoring Programs
New Student Sponsors are returning student volunteers who assist new students with their adjustment to college life (residential, social, and academic) during Orientation and throughout their first year at CMC. For more information, contact Kristin Weyman at (909) 621-8114 or email@example.com.
Asian Pacific American Mentoring Program (APAM) is a CMC organization that provides a solid foundation of academic, social, emotional, and cultural support for first-year and transfer students of Asian descent. New students who self-identify as Asian/Asian American are placed in small mentor groups led by trained APAM mentors. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) Sponsors are returning students whose goal is to mentor the incoming class of Chicano/Latino students with the transition to college life. The Sponsor serves as a supportive resource person throughout the freshman year. For more information, visit the CLSA website at http://www.cuc.claremont.edu/clsa/ or call (909) 621-8044.
First Year Students at Hillel (FYSH) is an innovative program that provides compelling and engaging entry points to Jewish life for incoming freshman on the Claremont campuses. They provide a strong foundation of Jewish-identified engagement opportunities right out of the gates, building a basis for continuity and growth, and participation in our Hillel community. For more information, visit the Hillel website at http://www.cuc.claremont.edu/hillel/ or call (909) 607-2906.
International Place Sponsors are returning student volunteers who provide resources and support to new international students. Incoming international students are assigned an International Place Sponsor who will help them transition to U.S. college life. For more information, visit the International Place website at http://iplace.claremont.edu/ or call (909) 621-8344.
Queer, Questioning & Allied Mentor Program (QQAMP) mentors students from the five Claremont Colleges who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or allies of the queer community. Their role is to welcome you into the Claremont community and provide opportunities to become involved in the queer community through programming and developing personal relationships. For more information, visit the QRC website at http://www.pomona.edu/administration/qrc/ or call (909) 607-1817.
Ujima Mentor Program is hosted by the Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA). It is a five-college, peer-advisor program designed for first-year students of African descent. The primary objective of the program is to contribute to the advancement of first-year students by aiding in their academic, emotional, and social adjustments to college in addition to nurturing their academic and leadership potential. For more information, visit the OBSA website at http://www.cuc.claremont.edu/obsa/ or call (909) 607-3669.