New Student Orientation

For Parents

Updated: August 24, 2016


Family Orientation Day

Wednesday August 24, 2016, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Time Location Description
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.         Location Change:
Rose Garden
Welcome Reception
For families arriving to Claremont early, come to campus for an informal Welcome Reception with Senior Staff of Scripps. Drop in for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Have questions about Orientation? Look for the people wearing the “Ask Me” buttons.

Thursday August 25, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Each Residence Hall Residence Halls Check-In
Campus staff, peer mentors, and Scripps Associated Students (SAS) members will greet you and help you check-in. Stop by a Scripps Association of Families table to checkout a moving dolly!
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Various Campus Locations General Information Booths
Questions about Orientation? Wondering how to get to a specific location? Stop by one of our information booths and ask our friendly students!
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Administrative Locations

Dean of Students Office Balch Hall 112
Student Activities and Residential Life Office (SARLO) Routt/Frankel Annex
Registrar Balch Hall 121
Financial Aid (appointment preferred) Steele Hall 212
Career Planning & Resources Malott Commons/Seal Court
Maintenance 250 Platt, Lang 51
Laspa Center for Leadership Malott Commons/Seal Court
Mail Center/Package Room Vita Nova Hall
EmPOWER Center 1030 Dartmouth Ave.
Student Accounts Balch Hall 119
Sallie Tiernan Field House
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Motley Coffeehouse, Seal Court Family Lounge                                          
For those “in-between” times, rest in this iconic, air-conditioned student hangout. Enjoy cool beverages and light refreshments, courtesy of the Scripps Association of Families. Stroll across Seal Court to the Scripps Store to purchase College merchandise.
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Motley Coffeehouse, Seal Court Write a Letter to Your Student
Write a heartfelt note to your student as they embark on their new journey. Letters will be delivered to student mailboxes during the first two weeks of school.
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Top of Wood Steps Family Photo Booth – Capture the moment!
Please take a commemorative picture with your student at our professional photo booth. Photos will be placed in a keepsake ‘Class of 2020’ silver frame and ready for pick-up at the President’s Reception at 5:30pm.
11:00 a.m.-Noon Garrison Theater, Performing Arts Center New Student Welcome     
Larissa Z. Tiedens, President
Amy Marcus-Newhall, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty
Victoria Romero, Vice President for Enrollment
Charlotte Johnson, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students
Sneha Deo, President, Scripps Associated Students (SAS)
Noon-1:30 p.m. Jaqua Quadrangle
Family Lunch
New Students, Families, and Friends
Enjoy lunch with students and their families. Administrators, students, and college staff will mingle to answer all of your questions – look for someone wearing an “Ask Me” button!
1:30-2:45 p.m. Garrison Theater, Performing Arts Center Insights into Life at Scripps
An esteemed panel will talk with parents about academic expectations and co-curricular life. This is a great time to discuss the next chapter of your student’s new life at Scripps College.Amy Marcus-Newhall
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of FacultyCharlotte Johnson
Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of StudentsFiona Vajk
Senior Staff Psychologist, Monsour Center, Claremont University ConsortiumMarie Veil ’17
Student Representative from NSO
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 101 Humanities Classrooms Getting Things Done: Scripps 101
Have questions about programs or resources available to your Scripps student? Attend one or all of our essential information sessions for parents. Staff and faculty from some of our most relevant programs will give mini-presentations about the programs and services offered to your first-year student. Rotate in and out of each classroom and don’t forget to bring your questions.

Core Curriculum
Academic Advising
Primary Contact Deans
Career Planning & Resources
Laspa Center for Leadership
Health & Wellness
Business Affairs
Financial Aid
Student Affairs
Disability Services

(Additional groups may be added)

5:00-5:30 p.m. Families and Friends Say Goodbye to Students
Take a few personal minutes with your student to say goodbye.
5:30-6:30 p.m. Elm Tree Lawn President’s Reception (Families Only)
Since the suitcases have been unpacked and you have said your goodbyes, please join President Larissa Z. Tiedens and the Scripps Association of Families Co-Chairs on Elm Tree Lawn, for a casual (come as you are) reception. Relax and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres with other families.  This will be your only opportunity to pick up your framed family photo!