Celebrating CMC’s Class of 2002

WHAT: Claremont McKenna College’s 55th annual Commencement ceremonies

WHEN: Sunday, May 19th at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Badgley Garden, on the CMC campus

SPEAKER: Academy Award winning actor and humanitarian Sidney Poitier

FEATURED ADDRESSES: CMC President Pamela Gann (Senior charge), Senior Class President Grace Kim (Class presentation), and Geoffrey Pelton ’02 and Erica Alterwitz ’02 (Latin oration).

INVOCATION: Rev. Wayne Maro, chaplain of The Claremont Colleges

Activities and program highlights for the weekend of May 17-19, culminating with graduation ceremonies:

* Friday, May 17, 4 to 8 p.m., Phi Beta Kappa Initiation & Dinner (Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, by invitation only).

* Saturday, May 18, 4 to 6 p.m., Buffet Reception for Graduates and Parents, hosted by President Pamela Gann and the Alumni Association. (Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum)

* Sunday, May 19

o 8 a.m., Commencement rehearsal and cap and gown distribution, Badgley Garden

o 9 a.m., R.O.T.C. Commissioning Ceremony, Pickford Auditorium, Bauer Center, (Brig. Gen. Paul Mock).

o 10:30 a.m., Baccalaureate Service for grads and families, Bridges Auditorium, (Rev. Gabino Zavala).

o 2 p.m., Commencement Ceremony, Badgley Garden

o 2 p.m., Honorary Degree Conferral, Robert J. Lowe ’62, chair of the Board of Trustees

o 3:30 p.m., Reception for graduates, family, and friends, Parents Field

PARKING is available at: Ninth Street and Columbia Avenue (Athenaeum area); at Sixth and Mills streets (south of Ducey Gym); off Ninth Street and Claremont Boulevard (Bauer Center/Pickford Audtorium area); at Fourth Street and College Way (Bridges Auditorium area); at College Way and Tenth Street (Honnold Library area); and along Claremont Boulevard. For a campus map with streets, click here: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/about/campusmaps/print/printmap.htm

*In the event of rain, Commencement exercises will be moved to Bridges Auditorium at 6 p.m. The reception will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Collins Dining Hall.