Claremont McKenna College

Spring Virtual Engagement


Authors of the Athenaeum

Getting excited for all of the great speakers who are coming to the Athenaeum this semester? We are too! Our first book offering of the semester is called The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., written by Peniel E. Joseph who is speaking at The Athenaeum this Wednesday, January 27th!  You can register for the Athenaeum talk here and request a free copy of Peniel E. Joseph’s book here.

Colombian Coffee Tasting with CMC’s Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement

An Inside Look Into Coffee Cultivation with Leandro Galindo Giraldo
Wednesday, February 10 at 11:00 a.m. PT

Ever wonder how a day in the life of a coffee farmer unfolds? Join the CMC community as we travel to Bogotá, Colombia and meet Leandro Galindo Giraldo. Leandro is a third-generation coffee grower and works with farmers in the region of Pitalito, to ensure their clients receive the best quality coffee at a price that is fair to not only the consumers but to the families that grow it as well. Through the course of the hour, you will learn tips on how to expertly brew your daily coffee and have the opportunity to ask Leandro any questions you might have concerning your cup of joe!

We will send you all of the supplies that you need to attend this tasting! You will receive a Trio Coffee Tasting Package that includes one 8.8 oz. bag of each of the following: Pink Bourbon variety bag; Caturra variety bag; and Castillo Tambo variety bag. Coffee beans are single sourced and roasted specifically for this event. To participate in this event, you must register by January 27th


CMCers & MasterClass

Join our new Slack Community and receive an annual subscription to MasterClass! As we spend more time at home this semester, we want to support students in pursuing their passions and deepening their knowledge across a variety of subjects. MasterClass offers courses that span a variety of topics including Food, Arts & Entertainment, Design & Style, Business and Science & Tech, just to name a few!

Sign up here to get started!


Mystery Box Program
We’re excited to announce that we are going to amplify the Mystery Box Program. We’re working to offer more boxes over the semester and to continue the goal of making sure that every student that is interested in a box gets one. The first Mystery Box will launch this week, so keep an eye out for an email inviting you to join and get subscribed to your favorite slimers on social media now to prepare.


We’re looking to help you and your friends connect virtually, in ways that work for you! If you are interested in hosting something engaging for you and your friends, let us know, we can help!

Set up a time to talk with us about your ideas!

We may be apart this semester, but we are beyond excited to find new ways to bring this community together in the coming months!

Athenaeum Programming