The rise in COVID-19 cases across the 5Cs following students’ return from spring break is leading 5C administrators to respond with several pertinent changes, some effective immediately.
Organizer of Black Voters Matter LaTosha Brown will speak at Pitzer College’s commencement ceremony, the school announced March 21. On March 15, Scripps College revealed that advocate and author on criminalization Andrea J. Ritchie will address its graduating class of 2022. The ceremonies will take place May 14.
Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Jennifer Doudna PO ’85 and Kinsmith Financial Corporation CEO Stewart Smith PO ’68 will speak at the Pomona College class of 2022’s commencement ceremony, Pomona President G. Gabrielle Starr announced to students via email Feb. 15.
Despite 5C commencement ceremonies being postponed due to COVID-19, the Claremont Colleges are celebrating their seniors this weekend.
Pomona College moved its 2020 commencement ceremony to the fall semester in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Scripps College announced it is postponing its 2020 commencement ceremony.
Harvey Mudd College became the third of the Claremont Colleges to postpone its 2020 commencement Saturday, joining Pitzer and CMC.
Pitzer College is joining Claremont McKenna in delaying its 2020 commencement in response to the coronavirus, rather than moving it online.
Pomona College is currently only planning to fly the California and U.S. flags at commencement this year, prompting a petition with more than 700 signatures.