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  

To ensure we can provide you a meaningful residential experience, we need to know a few things about you. The information you provide will be used to match you with other incoming students who have similar responses. We ask that you complete the questionnaire honesty and representative of who you are now, not who you aspire to be (i.e. if you do not keep your room neat at home, it’s likely that won’t change when you get to college).  The deadline for submission is Friday, July 6, 2018.

Fall 2018 New Student Move-in Information

Residence halls open for new students on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, beginning at 7am.  More information related to move-in day will be posted in the coming weeks.  Check back soon.

Spring 2019 Move-in Information

The residence halls open for returning students on Sunday, January 20, 2019 beginning at 10am.

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.


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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