5C Events and Parties

September 24, 2021

Dear Students,

I hope this email finds you well. I write today with updates on 5C events and parties. For the first month of this semester, the Student Life leadership at the 5C’s agreed to permit only 1C events and parties — where only students from the host campus were permitted to attend. As promised, the Student Deans Council (SDC) met today to assess the level of COVID-19 infection in the community and determine if any shifts could occur.

In large part due to the mandated vaccine, your compliance with COVID-19 mitigation strategies such as masking guidelines, and testing requirements, the Claremont Colleges have reported very modest case rates and limited spread.

In light of this encouraging news, the SDC has decided to allow some additional social activities to occur on our campuses. While the practice of hosting campus specific 1C events will continue, as of Monday, September 27, the following activities will also be permitted:

  • 5C club-sponsored activities are now permitted at each of the undergraduate campuses, upon approval of registration requests.
    • The size, time, and nature of those activities will be considered by the respective campuses when determining whether the activities will be approved to take place on any given campus.
    • 5C clubs and organizations must adhere to any rules or restrictions that are specific to the host campus (i.e., mask requirements, alcohol usage, registration practices, etc.)
  • Programs and events offered through The Claremont Colleges Services, Inc. and the College’s shared services (i.e. Office of Black Student Affairs, Chicanx/Latinx Student Affairs, The Chaplains Office, Queer Resource Center, EmPOWER Center, etc.).
  • Community events and programs coordinated by the new 7C International Student Community Program Council.
  • 4C Parties: CMC, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps will each host one 4C party this fall. In consultation with their students, Harvey Mudd will not host or permit its students to attend these events for the time being.
  • All 4C events will be hosted outdoors and the campuses are working collaboratively on the fall event schedule.
  • The host campus will be responsible for notifying students of any rules or restrictions that are specific to its campus (i.e., mask requirements, alcohol usage, registration practices, etc.)
  • Only 4C students will be permitted at these specific events; no visitors or guests outside of the 4Cs are allowed.
  • Please note that at all parties designated as single campus events, only students from that campus are permitted to attend.

Please note these permitted activities are subject to change should COVID-19 conditions shift in our local or campus communities. 

Next week more information will be sent from the Office of Student Engagement on student event registration and Vibrancy Courtyards. As always, it is critical that students be respectful and attentive to the rules of the various campuses. Thank you in advance for making responsible choices and doing your part to support an engaged, vibrant, and inclusive campus community.


Dean di Bartolo-Beckman

Interim Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students