5C move-in timelines stretch through semester’s first week

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.

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Claremont Colleges will begin spring semester with two weeks of remote learning

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.

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5Cs prepare for return to campus on schedule, with potential remote start to classes

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.

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Some 5Cs begin mandating booster shots in response to case surges

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. 

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CMC and Pomona cancel events as case spike unsettles end of semester

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is now consulting with 5C administrators after two clusters and at least 32 new cases of COVID-19 emerged this week. As the final week of classes unfolded, the schools canceled gatherings and asked community members to be vigilant against further transmission.

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Test-optional policies are sticking around for 5C admissions

Although originally just a COVID-19-era necessity, test-optional admissions policies at the 5Cs may be sticking around. During the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, each of the 5Cs were test-optional, a pattern they shared with two- thirds of colleges and universities across the country. But even as classes resume in person, the 5Cs are taking a second look at their traditional testing requirements.

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