Amid fall semester uncertainty, 5Cs differ on deferral policies for incoming first-years

Scripps College will allow incoming first-years to defer entrance to the spring, adopting the most flexible policy of the Claremont Colleges.

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Remote lectures bring speakers’ insights, perspectives to students’ homes

With on-campus speakers and events canceled, organizations at the Claremont Colleges are offering virtual talks to keep 5Cers engaged.

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More Claremont Colleges prepare for possibility of modified fall semester

More of the Claremont Colleges are preparing alternative plans for the fall semester due to uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Over a month after college closings, students who remain describe life on desolate campuses

When directives to clear the campuses, cancel events and suspend most on-site activity were issued in March, many 5C students scattered for home or alternate residences. But departing students left behind a vastly different landscape for the handful of their classmates that remained at the colleges.

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Claremont Colleges to receive $4 million from coronavirus aid bill

The Claremont Colleges will receive more than $4 million from the federal government to help reduce economic hardship created by COVID-19.

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‘A ticking time bomb’: Social Security numbers of 7C employees, students kept on at-risk server for years

Claremont Colleges students’ and employees’ Social Security numbers were stored on an outdated server with a “critical vulnerability.”

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Claremont Colleges ‘committed’ to students returning in fall but prep for other scenarios

The Claremont Colleges hope to bring students back to campus in the fall but are prepping backup plans due to the uncertainty of COVID-19.

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5C budget crunches loom as Harvey Mudd and Scripps freeze hiring

In response to COVID-19 related costs, Scripps College and Harvey Mudd College have frozen hiring for new and vacant positions.

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Class of 2024 grapples with college decisions during the pandemic

As decision day approaches, prospective 5C students are navigating canceled campus visits and uncertainty about in-person classes this fall.

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To sleep or not to sleep? Students struggle with time zone changes

With classes online, some students who live abroad have had to choose between preserving their sleep schedules or engaging with their classmates.

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