By Vids Hingad ‘25
We all know about Marston Quad, and Big Bridges and the Smith Campus Center. However, I wanted to share my personal favorite spots on campus. They are curated to give you a truly insider experience of Claremont’s most beautiful (and sunniest) places.
- Seaver Theatre roof
It’s magical. That is how I will describe it. It feels like you have walked into a Greek god’s abode, as the grape leaves intertwine and let glimpses of the sunshine in. Pro tip: go there with some cheese and crackers when the sun is setting.
- Mudd-Blaisdell roof
The Blaisdell roof allows me to detox and escape from the world. May it be stargazing or working out, the roof always has a breath. of fresh air (quite literally)
Have you heard the song “You Are My Sunshine”? I feel like the song was written here: one of the sunniest spots on campus! Pro-tip: a great place to study for finals with friends as well. It is warm and serene.
- The Hive (under the stairs)
Did someone say a change of space inspires creativity? This place is perfect for allowing your imagination to take you everywhere. It is cozy, yet cute!
- Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) lunge balcony
Mountains? Check. Wind? Check. Birds chirping? Check. Coffee? Check. Printer? Check.
- Frank outdoor seating
Always abuzz with chatter, laughter and music, this spot outside of Frank Dining Hall is one of the most lively spots on campus.
A Bridgerton ball could be hosted here. Seriously. This place is perfect for taking pictures or reading Keats.
- Romance languages study room/library in Mason
It feels like you have time-travelled and walked into a Victorian era when you enter this stuffy spot in Mason Hall. It is quiet and aesthetic—what more do you need?
- Gibson courtyard
This is what I imagined my California life to be like. There is never a dull moment in this courtyard – from Spikeball to yoga sessions. Its true charm comes alive during spring (March-April). I will let that be a surprise.
- Frary (after hours)
Frary Dining Hall after hours is basically paradise. Why? Who doesn’t like Pomona College logo waffles and coffee while studying?