For Parents

Updated: May 24, 2017


New Families Orientation

Wednesday August 23, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Time Location Description
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.         Rose Garden Welcome Reception
Families arriving early in Claremont are invited to 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 24, 2017, 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 and peer mentors will greet you and help you check-in. Stop by a Scripps Association of Families table to check out 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
Office of Student Engagement Routt/Frankel Annex
Registrar Balch Hall 121
Financial Aid (available for personal drop-ins during Scripps 101 ) 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  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 second week of school.
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Edwards Humanities Building, Lyddon Court Family Photo Booth – Capture the moment!
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 2021’ silver frame and ready for pick-up at the President’s Reception at 5:30p.m.
11:00 a.m.-Noon Garrison Theater, Performing Arts Center New Student Welcome     
Lara Tiedens, PresidentAmy Marcus-Newhall, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of FacultyVictoria Romero, Vice President for EnrollmentCharlotte Johnson, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of StudentsKelly Peng ‘18, 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, Assistant Director for Monsour Counseling & Psychological Services, Claremont University ConsortiumSabrina Chung ’20, Student Representative from NSO
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 101 Humanities Classrooms Getting Things Done: Scripps 101
We are here to answer your questions! 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 Services & Resources

Career Planning & Resources and Work Study

Getting Involved with Scripps Association of Families

Monsour Counseling & Psychological Services


Student Accounts & Billing

Financial Aid

SCORE (Scripps Community of Resources and Empowerment)

Student Health Services & Health and Wellness

(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)
Please join President Lara Tiedens and the Scripps Association of Families Co-Chairs, Michele-Anne and Mac Riley P’18, 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!