Day (’65), made a 0 million individual gift, the largest donation ever made to a liberal arts college at the time, to Claremont Mc Kenna College for the purpose of creating a one-year graduate program that would emphasize finance, accounting, organizational behavior and leadership as well as a scholarship for seniors at the Claremont Colleges.
Yeah, that’s right, CMC gives students a bottle of Champagne when they finish their senior theses and then tells them to go play in a fountain.
See below: CMC, located in Claremont, California, requires all students to complete a senior thesis.
These bottles are then promptly taken to the fountain and popped.
Underclassmen who pass the Senior Thesis fountain party risk being splashed by tipsy seniors in school-sanctioned smugness.
Sometimes, that celebration requires standing on top of a fountain enjoying a personal bottle of Champagne, just for the hell of it.” Students receive their Champagne immediately after turning in their theses at the registrar.
The Champagne is provided to these seniors by the ASCMC, the student government association of Claremont Mc Kenna.
Theses typically range from 70-200 pages, so it’s no wonder that when most finish theirs they feel a bit exhausted, and parched.
In the words of Lynsey Chediak, ’14, “It’s important to celebrate your life’s milestones.