New Students


Welcome to Scripps College! We are excited that you’ve decided to make Scripps your home away from home for the coming years.

Campus Life Questionnaire – Available May 20 and Due July 3

New students are required to complete the questionnaire to receive a housing assignment for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The information provided will allow our staff to place you in room with someone that aligns with the responses you shared.  Our questionnaire can be found on the housing portal (Scripps network credentials required).  Students will be notified of their housing placement in mid-July.

Fall 2019 New Student Move-in Information – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

The move-in process is scheduled to begin at 7:00 AM on the steps of Honnold Gates. A map outlining the move-in route is attached. To ensure a smooth check-in, each student will be assigned a specific time to move into their residence hall. Please make every effort to arrive at the time assigned; early arrivals may be asked to wait until their designated check-in time. To assist our staff with getting you to check-in and your residence hall quickly and efficiently, we have created a placard that you need to display on your vehicle dashboard. The placard should be displayed for the entire day of move-in to ensure you are routed to Scripps’ buildings, as there are several events happening at the neighboring Claremont Colleges on the same day. Placards & arrival times will be shared in mid-July, when housing assignments are shared.

As you prepare to pack up, please be mindful that you are sharing space with others. If you plan to shop for things before you arrive, consider ordering online and have them picked up at store near Scripps College or shipped to your campus address. You can also forgo shopping at home and pick up what you need once you arrive. Mail Services is now accepting large packages; simply use your mailing address that was provided in your housing assignment notices and the package should be here when you arrive. Unloading of your vehicle will need to be quick to prevent a backlog, so please pack accordingly. We will provide move-in carts and hand-dollies to assist with this process. You may also find useful item at our Scripps Scrapps program.  Visit the NSPO website to learn more.

Suggested Packing List

We want you to feel comfortable and “at home” in your room at Scripps. Click the link for helpful tips on what to bring and not to bring to assist in your college housing transition.

Spring 2020 Move-in Information

For those making round trip travel arrangements, please note our residence halls open for students on Sunday, January 19, beginning at 10am.


Each residence hall has a with a laundry room, equipped with washers and dryers. Laundry services is $1.00 for washers and 50 cents for dryers. Our machines are not coin operated.  All students should add money (i.e. Claremont Cash) to their student ID  to access in-hall laundry services.

Claremont Cash

Claremont Cash can be used to purchase both food and non-food items throughout The Claremont Colleges, as well as local merchants in and around Claremont. All students, faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges have a Claremont Cash account established as soon as their ID card is created. Funds may be deposited to  accounts online.


Students bringing cars to campus are strongly encouraged to register their vehicle with Campus Safety. Visit the Campus Safety website to learn more about the process.

Visit the New Student Programs & Orientation (NSPO) page to learn more about Scripps and ways to get connected to Scripps through orientation.

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