As we monitor the evolution of the global pandemic, modeling trajectories for the spread of COVID-19 indicate that increased social distancing will be required for an extended period.
With the aim of protecting the health and well-being of individuals on our campus and in the broader community, Caltech has canceled all in-person campus and off-campus events through June 12, the end of spring quarter, with the possible exception of commencement exercises.
We hope that conditions may improve in time to hold our 126th Commencement ceremony, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. on June 12. We will provide updates on plans for commencement as the date approaches.
More details, as well as related FAQs for the community, are forthcoming and will be available on the COVID-19 information website.
Life at Caltech
- Undergraduate Student
David Ignacio Fager
For as long as he can remember, David Ignacio Fager has adored mathematics. In high school, he lived for Mu Alpha Theta competitions and skipped ahead in math textbooks the way impatient readers sometimes peek at the last page of a mystery novel. Then came freshman year of college, and Caltech’s social science core introduced him to a new love: economics.
- Assistant Professor of Planetary Science
Katherine de Kleer
Katherine de Kleer uses a diverse range of telescopes to observe planets and their moons at radio, infrared, and optical wavelengths. Her innovative approaches for studying this wide swath of frequencies have helped shed light on the seasonal evolution of planetary atmospheres.
- Bren Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology; Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair, Caltech Brain Imaging Center; Director, Caltech Brain Imaging Center
Since his years as a Caltech graduate student, Ralph Adolphs (PhD ’93) has wanted to learn how the biological brain produces the intangible mind, what the mind’s basic elements are, and how the two influence each other.
- Undergraduate Student
Nayla Abney took a chance leaving New Jersey and the East Coast to come to Caltech. She helped launch the inaugural season for women's soccer at Caltech in 2017 and says the sport and the team teach lessons that help her in the classroom and on the field. The chemical engineering major is inspired by the researchers and professors on campus, and she is committed to building a legacy for other young women at Caltech.
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