What to Bring to Scripps


IMPORTANT NOTICE – We have recently updated our policy regarding college-issued furniture.  Please read before making any purchases or shipping items to Scripps. 

Effective May 20, 2019

Furniture Policy

Scripps College maintains a furniture policy to ensure fire safety, maintain cleanliness, and prevent exposure to pests in student rooms.  All rooms are furnished by the College for its assigned occupants with a bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, floor lamp and wardrobe/closet.

Scripps-owned furniture belonging to the suite or room may not be removed under any circumstances and must remain in the assigned bedroom or suite.  Students should ensure that neither any Scripps-issued furniture nor any personal items are placed in the room or suite in a way that impedes egress from the door or window in the room or suite.  No furniture, whether College-issued or personal, should be attached to the building structure.  Students are responsible for removing personal furnishings from their room when they move out of the residential space.  Failure to do so may result in a fine.

No college-issued furniture may be used for outdoor purposes, unless it is deck furniture on approved balconies, porches or other outside areas.  Only furniture intended for use outdoors may be used or stored outside.  Indoor furniture may not be used or stored outside.  Lounge or common area furniture may not be removed from the public space and/or placed in individual rooms or suites.

Room

Comforter/bedspread
Pillow
Bed linens (Twin extra long)
Clothes hangers
Coffee mug
Fan
Drinking cups, dishes and silverware for snacks
Poster putty or painter’s tape for hanging up decorations
Plastic containers with tight lids for storing snacks, detergent, etc.
Headphones/ear buds
Cell phone chargers
Power strip
Desk/bed lamp
Fan
Hair dryer
Alarm clock
Crates or stacking containers
Mini toolkit or screwdriver

Personal Items

Bath robe
Shower shoes and shower tote
Towels, washcloths
Soap
Shampoo
Shaving cream and razors
Small bucket for carrying shower things
Laundry basket/bag
Laundry detergent
Dryer sheets
Band-Aids
Cold medicine
Aspirin
First-aid kit
Water bottle
Sunscreen
Umbrella

Class

Laptop
Flash drive for the computer labs
Binders, folders
Paper
Writing utensils
Dictionary
Thesaurus
Backpack
Calculator
Day-planner

***Please note that this list is not exhaustive, you may have personal items beyond what is listed that you would want, need or prefer to have with you.

Please do not bring the following:

Halogen bulbs and/or lamps
Hotplates, skillets, toasters, toaster ovens
Air conditioners
Coffee pots
Microwaves
Candles
Pets (fish in small tanks are okay)