A major wind storm knocked out power to the 5Cs Friday night, toppling trees and causing significant damage across the campuses.
In-person, outdoor classes may resume at Scripps College and Claremont McKenna College as early as Monday, a thaw in the colleges’ decision to delay in-person instruction to the third week owing to a spike in COVID-19 cases amid the omicron variant surge.
A warm, dry Friday got even drier in parts of the 5Cs when repairs by local utility Golden State Water Company caused water service to shut off on the consortium’s northern campuses. Pitzer College, Scripps College and Harvey Mudd College were affected.
Having announced that the 5Cs will kick off the spring semester with two weeks of remote instruction, some schools are walking back the dates by which students are expected to arrive in Claremont.
Jasper Davidoff PO ’23, Anushe Engineer SC ’22 and Caelan Reeves CM ’24 will lead the Claremont Colleges’ newspaper as its editorial board for the spring 2022 semester.
Citing the global explosion in cases of COVID-19 driven by the infectious omicron variant, the undergraduate Claremont Colleges will move to remote instruction for the first two weeks of the spring semester.
Keck Graduate Institute rang in the New Year with an update to its spring term plans: the first two weeks of classes will take place online.
With two weeks until the spring semester is slated to begin and the omicron variant contributing to record-breaking case counts across the United States, 5C administrators reaffirmed their intent to bring students back to campus on schedule.
Three of the 5Cs will require all students to get booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, citing the rise of the omicron variant and case increases around the country as sources of concern.
On top of a surge in COVID-19 cases and stressful exams, some 5C students had another challenge on their plates last weekend — an unexplained illness that left them feeling nauseous, fatigued or otherwise awful.