To celebrate 75 years since it took root, Claremont McKenna College rose to a sweet-smelling architectural challenge. CMC will participate in the 2023 Rose Parade, an annual New Years tradition in Pasadena, with a custom-made float celebrating the “stories and traditions” of CMC, the college announced Nov. 9.

The float, now under production at an Irwindale warehouse, will be 55 feet long and 25 feet tall. This will be the first time a member of the Claremont Colleges participates in the Rose Parade.