Commencement Information

The Scripps College 85th Annual Commencement will be on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 5:00pm on Elm Tree Lawn.

Commencement 2016 Information

Scripps College Commencement exercises will be held on May 14, 2016, and there are a number of important steps that need to be completed before walking down Elm Tree Lawn. This page will be updated frequently with new information, so please check here first if you have any questions about Commencement.

Commencement Rehearsal

A mandatory rehearsal for graduates participating in the Commencement ceremony will be held Friday, May 13, 2016. It is extremely important that you arrive at Denison Library by 4:30 p.m. to get your number and line up so that rehearsal can end by 6:00 p.m. In addition to running through the Commencement ceremony basics, we will be making last-minute procedural announcements and handing out the numbers your family will need to access the Commencement ceremony photo platform on Saturday. Caps and gowns are not needed for rehearsal

Senior Class Photo

Don’t forget to arrive at the Wood Steps at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 for the senior class photo. The photo will be taken with caps and gowns, so please be prepared. The class will move directly from the photo to lining up for the Commencement processional

Commencement Ceremony

The Scripps College Commencement ceremony is on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are NOT required for the ceremony. Seating is open and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating begins at 3:30 p.m. Seats may not be saved. Seats have been reserved for those who have contacted the Public Events office and requested accommodations for disabilities. All members of a party must be present to occupy a seat.

Click here for a complete schedule of events happening during Commencement weekend.


A small reception will be available on Jaqua Quadrangle, above Elm Tree Lawn, immediately following the Commencement ceremony.

Celebration Dinner Dance

A Celebration Dinner Dance will be on Saturday, May 14, 2016, beginning at 7:30 p.m. You will receive 3 complimentary tickets, 1 for yourself and 2 for guests.  Advance pick-up of tickets is required; tickets will not be sold at the door.


Changes or updates to Commencement information can be found here as they become available, or you may contact:

The Public Events Office
(909) 607-1870

Congratulations! We look forward to celebrating your success.