in Claremont brings sunny weather with
highs normally in the mid-90s; evenings
are cooler. You may want to bring a sweater
for evenings and for air-conditioned classrooms
and computer labs. The residence hall
is also air-conditioned.
comfortable clothes (t-shirts, shorts
or jeans, sneakers or sandals) are appropriate.
You will be walking from dorm to cafeteria
to library and back, so bring comfortable
shoes. Bringing a robe and slippers is
recommended as the bath facilities are
on the same hall as your room but not
in the room.
Bring your cell phone. (Also, remember
to bring your phone charger!) There are
no phones in the room and no pay phones
in the residence hall.
will be staying in Stark Hall on the CMC
campus. Rooms are modern and air-conditioned.
Each participant will have a room to himself
or herself. There are large, modern, shared
bathrooms on each floor. Bed linens, pillow,
blanket, towels, and soap will be provided.
A laundry room on the ground floor has
washing machines and dryers, each costing
50 cents; you will need to provide your
own detergent. Each floor of the hall
has a common area, and there is an all-dorm
lounge on the ground floor. Stark Hall
is a smoke-free and substance-free residence
hall; neither smoking nor consumption
of alcoholic beverages is allowed in the
dorm room will have good overhead lighting,
but if you require a desk lamp or a bright
light for reading you may wish to bring
a travel-sized lamp or book light. You
should also bring a travel alarm clock,
as one will not be provided in the residence
hall rooms. If you have clothes that need
to hang in the closet, bring clothes hangers.
Additionally, think about bringing other
items you need to be comfortable--shower
slippers, hair dryer, your favorite snack
participants will be able to use computers
in Honnold/Mudd Library. These PCs provide
internet access. Software includes MicroSoft
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You can also
plug your laptop into the campus network
from the library. In order to print, you
will need to use a library PC, so be sure
to bring a floppy, ZIP, or USB in order
to transfer documents if you plan to do
most of your work on your own computer.
information about printing will be provided
when you arrive.
meals will be in Collins Dining Hall on
the CMC campus.
July 22: Reception with beverages and
substantial hors d'oeuvres
July 23 through Monday July 26 Breakfast,
lunch, & dinner
July 27 Breakfast & lunch
of your Immersion experience will occur
in Honnold/Mudd Library (H/M). Plenary
sessions will be held in McKenna Auditorium,
which is centrally located on the CMC
campus. The dormitory where you will be
staying and the cafeteria are also located
on the CMC campus. SCIL members will be
leading optional orientation tours during
registration to familiarize you with where
things are located.
Claremont you can find dozens of places
to eat as well as a full array of laundries,
shoe repairs, pharmacies, churches, banks,
post office and mailing services, shops
(hardware, jewelry, toy, gift, antique,
book, etc.), and clothing boutiques. Adjacent
communities offer malls, shopping centers,
and more restaurants and specialty shops.
A few of the places we think you may particularly
want to know about are included below.
Additional information will be provided
at registration. Librarians will be on
hand during Immersion to answer your questions
about the local area. If you have specific
questions you would like answered in advance,
please contact Gale
Market is a small, family-owned
grocery store open daily, M-F 8am-7pm,
Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 9am-7pm. Its
located about a half-mile north from
H/M at Harvard Ave. and Foothill Blvd.
Besides fresh fruit and other groceries,
youll find a deli counter on one
side of the store and a coffee, pastry,
and gourmet food counter at the back.
Village (also known as downtown
Claremont) offers a wide variety of
interesting restaurants and shops. The
Village encompasses an area of about
nine square blocks and is just slightly
more than a half-mile south of H/M.
Plaza, in the town of Montclair,
features stores such as Nordstrom, Macy's,
Ann Taylor Loft, GAP, and The Bombay
Company. About 2 miles from campus,
on the southwest corner of Central Ave.
and Moreno Ave., it is the closest shopping
mall. In adjacent shopping areas you
will find many more stores including
Borders, Target, Best Buy, Pier One
Bank of America ATM is located inside
Huntley Bookstore (see below). In addition
there are ATMs at the many banks in Claremont
Village (most on Yale Avenue), and Pomona
First Federal (PFF) at the corner of Foothill
Blvd. and Indian Hill Blvd. has a drive-through/walk-up
Bookstore, the bookstore for
The Claremont Colleges, offers a nice
selection of books, magazines and journals,
Colleges' logo clothing, sundries, and
snacks. Hours are M-F 8am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm.
Huntley will give Immersion attendees
a 10% discount on trade books and emblematic/logo
Books & Prints, an antiquarian
and used book store, is located in Claremont
Village at 126 Yale Avenue, upstairs.
Hours are Tu-Sat 10:30am-5:30pm.
is one of the separate buildings at
& Noble is in the city of
Montclair in a small shopping center
on the northeast corner of Central Ave.
and Moreno Ave.
Pharmacy is located in Claremont
Village at 137 Harvard Ave.
Drugs is located at the corner
of Indian Hill Blvd. and Arrow Highway,
about a mile southwest of campus.
you really want espresso or cappuccino,
there are four places within close walking
distance where you can find them. Hagelbargers,
just across the street from H/M on the
Claremont Graduate University (CGU) campus,
offers Starbucks coffee and is open M-Th
8:30am-6pm, Fri 8:30am-5pm. Wolfes
Market (see above) has a coffee,
pastry, and gourmet food counter in back.
In Claremont Village you will find Starbucks
Coffee at 203 Yale Ave. (M-Th
5am-10pm, Fri 5am-11pm, Sat 6am-11pm.
Sun 6am-10pm) and Some Crust Bakery,
serving the best coffee and pastries in
the area, at 119 Yale Ave. (M-F 6am-6pm,
Sat 7am-6pm, Sun 7am-4pm).
of The Colleges, in a small shopping center
at Foothill Blvd. and Claremont Blvd.,
the Amore Yogurt and Café (M-F
7am-6pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4pm) and another
Starbucks (M-F 5:30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 6:30am-10pm)
also offer coffee early and late.
will find a variety of current newspapers
available in Honnold/Mudd Library. If
you want to purchase a newspaper, vending
machines are located at Huntley Bookstore,
Wolfes Market, and several places
in Claremont Village.
will have free access to the CMC tennis
courts and track. The swimming pool will
be open during posted hours and costs
$3.00 per person per day. If you enjoy
walking, the campuses of The Claremont
Colleges and adjacent residential Claremont
streets offer many pleasant routes for
a power walk or a leisurely stroll.
Santa Ana Botanic Garden
the botanically-minded, Rancho Santa
Ana Botanic Garden is located just to
the north of The Claremont Colleges
at 1500 North College Avenue. During
hours the Garden is open, you can wander
the paths and learn about native California
Hills Wilderness Park
The entrance to this park is at the
north end of Mills Avenue in the foothills
of the San Gabriel Mountains. It is
bound by Marshall Canyon on the west,
the Angeles National Forest to the north
and the San Bernardino County line to
the east. It is a topographically diverse
wilderness area with an elevation variance
between 1,800 feet above sea level (around
the Mills Avenue entrance) to 3,000
feet (at the peak of Potato Mountain).
Much of the area is rugged and inaccessible.
The park includes 1220 acres and has
many fire roads which may be used for
hiking, biking, walking leashed dogs
and horse riding. No other improvements
have been made to the park area.