New Student Orientation

Fall 2014 Orientation is currently scheduled for August 28-September 1. Questions regarding orientation should be directed to (909) 607-4307, Monday through Thursday, 8:00am-4:30pm and Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm Pacific Standard Time, or



The Full Orientation Schedule is now available

Download the Fall 2014 Orientation schedule in PDF form to see what’s happening on campus from August 28 through September 2.

First Day Schedule : Thursday, August 28

Time Location Description
7:00-11:00am Steele 226 Computer Lab Information Technology Help Center IT Team provides computer, account & WiFi assistance. Drop off laptop & return later for it.
8:00am-5:00pm Dean of Students Office, Balch 112 General Information Center Off-campus students pick up their registration materials. Staff members are available to assist new students.
8:00-11:00am Each Residence Hall Residence Halls Open Staff, Peer Mentors, and Scripps Associated Students (SAS) members are available to help with move in.
8:00-11:00am Residence Hall Living Rooms Welcome and Information Lounges Scripps College staff is available in each hall living room. Complimentary snacks, coffee, and water.
8:00am-5:00pm Administrative Office Locations
Balch Hall 112 Dean of Students Office
Routt/Frankel Annex Student Activities and Residential Life Office (SARLO)
Balch Hall 121 Office of the Registrar
Steele Hall 212 Financial Aid (appointment preferred)
Malott Commons/Seal Court Career Planning & Resources
Balch Hall 119 Student Accounts
406 Platt Blvd Maintenance
9:00am-2:00pm Elizabeth Monroe Wood Steps Scripps Photo Booth Come take a picture with your student in our Photo Booth located on the Wood Steps. Sponsored by the Parent and Alumnae Office.
11:00am-12:00pm Garrison Theater, Performing Arts Center New Student Welcome – NSO 2014 Charlotte Johnson, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Amy Marcus-Newhall, Vice President and Dean of Faculty Victoria Romero, Vice President of Enrollment Alexandra Frumkin, President, Scripps Associated Students Lori Bettison-Varga, President
12:00-4:00pm Steele 226 Computer Lab Information Technology Help Center IT Team provides computer, account & WiFi assistance. Drop off laptop & return later for it.
12:00-1:30pm Jaqua Quadrangle Lunch for New Students, Families, and Friends
1:30-2:30pm Balch Auditorium Registration Information and Advising Expectations (Students Only) Meet with the Registrar, Kelly Hogencamp, and Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert, Associate Dean of Faculty, to discuss the registration process and the role of faculty advising. Please bring your registration packet to this session.
2:45-4:00pm Dining Hall, Malott Commons Academic Open House (Students Only) Meet professors from various academic disciplines, discuss programs, and explore Scripps College’s academic offerings.
4:00-4:45pm Dining Hall, Malott Commons Academic Open House (Parents Only) Faculty members from various academic disciplines discuss programs, Scripps College’s academic offerings and answer parent questions.
4:00-5:00pm Each Residence Hall Resident Hall Meeting Meet your Resident Adviser and learn about the community and emergency procedures within your resident hall.
5:00-5:30pm To Be Arranged With Your Student Families and Friends Say Goodbye
5:30-7:15pm Meet in Residence Hall Living Rooms Peer Mentor Group Dinner During this time, your Peer Mentor introduces you to the rest of your peer mentor group. This is a great opportunity to meet classmates and learn more about upcoming Orientation events. (Dinner will be served in the dining hall).
7:30-9:30pm Garrison Theater, Performing Arts Center Safety Awareness Session More Information to come.