Survey by Mira Kaniyur, graphics by Diya Gangwar
Hi Mudders! We surveyed this year’s frosh on their day-to-day lives, and we’re here to introduce you to (most of*) the Class of 2026! Frosh are making good use of the return of 5C dining — and they have clear Continue reading Meet the Classes of 2026!
by Alina Saratova
Some useful tips as midterms season approaches. Disclaimer: only you know what is good and reasonable for you. Continue reading Semi Reasonable Tips for Stressed College Students
By Alina Saratova
Mudders use a lot of lingo to describe the things we love about campus. Learn some common terms and soon you’ll be throwing them around with ease! Continue reading Incoming Frosh’s Guide to Mudd Lingo
By Liam Chalk
ASH-who? If you’re a first-year, a confused sophomore, or an upperclassman so sleep-deprived that you don’t know what the heck is going on, this is a question that may be on your mind. Continue reading What is ASHMC?
By Kyle Grace ’21 and Tiffany Madruga ’20
More important than any item you’re going to bring, it’s important to step into college excited and with an open mind. You’re going to meet a lot of great people and have plenty of incredible experiences, just think about what you need to survive and figure the rest out as you go. Continue reading What to Bring: The Updated List
Harvey Mudd College’s annual Summer Institute Program (SI) is a two-week summer program that takes place in August where approximately 28 incoming freshmen participate. This program seeks to select a diverse group of students and specifically aims on targeting underrepresented … Continue reading Harvey Mudd College’s Summer Institute
Taken from the Harvey Mudd College Website Verbatim Muddraker Annotations The following is a suggested list of items to bring. A (*) denotes optional items, while a (#) denotes things you should contact your roommate about before arrival. Bed sheets, … Continue reading The Muddraker’s Annotated Version of The “What to Bring” List
What is an Orientation Adventure (OA)? If you asked me a year ago, I probably would have responded with something similar to the generic caption on Harvey Mudd’s Website. An Orientation Adventure is a 2-day trip that allows you to … Continue reading What’s an Orientation Adventure?
Many upperclassmen at Mudd fondly recall their Pre-Orientation backpacking trips, reflecting on the many miles they traversed, the colds nights under the stars, and, most importantly, the bonds they formed with their new classmates. Unfortunately, a majority of upperclassmen did not have the opportunity to participate in this trip. However, all the students in the Class of 2019 have memories of their Orientation Adventures–two-day excursions during New Student Orientation that could take the first-years anywhere, from the beach to Six Flags to the wilderness. Each OA trip consisted of 10 to 15 new students, 2 upperclassman leaders, and 1 faculty member. First-year Ben Iten … Continue reading Adventure Time: Mudd’s First-Ever Orientation Adventures
Five girls with no backpacking experience. One guy with a map we could sometimes read. Six days in the wilderness. That was the formula for my … Continue reading How Much Does a Pre-O Backpack Weigh?: One First-Year’s Experience in the Yosemite Wilderness