Get the latest information about the CMC Athenaeum. You can view the schedule for upcoming events, bookmark them for later, add them to your online calendar and tap through to the Ath reservation system to reserve your spot for a lunch or dinner event. You can also watch video of past speakers within the app.
Unique in U.S. higher education, the Athenaeum brings today’s leading scholars and activists, innovators and entrepreneurs, politicians and poets, scientists and musicians to engage our community in an intimate and relaxed setting.
The Athenaeum serves as a center for intellectual and cultural life on the CMC campus. Derived from Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, the Athenaeum is a vital and vibrant meeting place dedicated to the free inquiry and exchange of ideas across the intellectual, political, and cultural spectrum. Civic engagement and social exchange flourish over a shared gourmet meal with students, faculty, and other members of the community.
Founding college trustee Donald McKenna, whose vision inspired the creation of the Athenaeum, believed that dynamic social and intellectual interactions underscore the essence of a college education. The Athenaeum has welcomed hundreds of speakers since 1983.