Housing Options

Residential Life partners with the Office of Academic Resources and Services (ARS) to provide housing accommodations for on-and off-campus housing.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

Scripps College is home to ten unique residence halls.

Eleanor Joy Toll Hall

Eleanor Joy Toll Hall
Eleanor Joy Toll Hall is the College’s first residence hall. It is named for Eleanor Joy Toll, the first woman trustee and a prominent leader in women’s interests, such as music education, and civic progress, in Southern California.

Hall Facts

  • Dedicated in 1927
  • Houses 90 students
  • Two floors plus basement

Hall Amenities

  • Single, double, and triple student rooms with communal bathrooms
  • Formal living room with piano
  • Living room with television and cable
  • Two kitchens, one on each floor, with stove, refrigerator, and sink
  • Laundry room
  • Computer lab
  • Browsing room
  • Basement storage
  • Two courtyards
  • Next to the Rose Garden
  • A/C rec room
  • Wireless Internet
  • German language corridor

Grace Scripps Clark Hall

Grace Clark Hall Living Room
Grace Scripps Clark Hall was one of the first residence halls to be built and remains one of the most popular today. The building features inner courtyards and balconies, and the mosaic-paved Olive Court, which connects to Toll Hall.

Hall Facts

  • Dedicated in 1928
  • Houses 115 students
  • Two floors plus basement

Hall Amenities:

  • Single, double, and triple student rooms with communal bathrooms
  • Formal living room with piano
  • Living room with television and cable
  • Two kitchens, one on each floor, with stove, refrigerator, and sink
  • Laundry room
  • Computer lab
  • Browsing room
  • Basement storage
  • Two courtyards
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet
  • Italian language corridor

Ellen Browning Hall

Ellen Browning Hall
Browning Hall is named for the College’s founder, Ellen Browning Scripps, and features an exterior staircase to the third floor and Browning bell tower.

History/Namesake
Although Ellen Browning Scripps did not wish to have a building named after her, Browning Hall bears her first two names and is dedicated to the memory of her brother, Edward W. Scripps.

Hall Facts 

  • Dedicated in 1929
  • Houses 85 students
  • Three floors plus basement

Hall Amenities 

  • Single, double, and triple student rooms with communal bathrooms
  • Formal living room with piano
  • Living room with television and cable
  • Two kitchens, one on each floor, with stove, refrigerator, and sink
  • Laundry room
  • Computer lab
  • Browsing room
  • Basement storage
  • Two courtyards
  • Next to the Scripps student garden and Rose Garden
  • Browning tower
  • A/C rec room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Spanish language corridor

Susan Miller Dorsey Hall

Dorsey Hall Living Room
This hall is named for Susan Miller Dorsey, who was the first woman superintendent of schools in Los Angeles and one of the first Scripps trustees.

Hall Facts 

  • Dedicated in 1930
  • Houses 70 students
  • Two floors plus basement

Hall Amenities

  • Single, double, and triple student rooms with communal bathrooms
  • Formal living room with piano
  • Living room with television and cable
  • Two kitchens, one on each floor, with stove, refrigerator, and sink
  • Laundry room
  • Computer lab
  • Browsing room
  • Basement storage
  • Two courtyards
  • A/C rec room
  • Wireless Internet
  • French language corridor
  • Substance-free community

Cecil and Bessie Bartlett Frankel Hall

Frankel Hall
Frankel Hall is named for Los Angeles residents Cecil Frankel and Bessie Bartlett Frankel, an honorary alumna of the College since 1931.

Hall Facts

  • Dedicated in 1966
  • Houses 80 students
  • Single story

Hall Amenities

  • Suite-style rooms with in-suite bathrooms
  • Formal living room with piano
  • One kitchen/living room, with stove, refrigerator, sink, and television with cable
  • Laundry room
  • Computer lab
  • Browsing room
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet

Mary Routt Hall

Mary Routt Hall Courtyard
Routt Hall is named for journalist and philanthropist Mary Patterson Routt, a founding trustee of the College.

Hall Facts 

  • Dedicated in 1966
  • Houses 80 students
  • Single story plus basement

 Hall Amenities

  • Suite-style rooms with in-suite bathrooms
  • Formal living room with piano
  • One kitchen/living room, with stove, refrigerator, sink, and television with cable
  • Laundry room
  • Computer lab
  • Browsing room
  • Basement storage
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet

Senior Routt Apartments

Located across from Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler (GJW) Hall, the senior Routt Apartments include four apartments and two three-student spaces.

 Apartment Amenities

  • Single rooms with communal bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Furnished with kitchen furniture and couch
  • A/C

Three-Student-Space Amenities

  • Three-student room with communal bathroom

Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler (GJW) Hall

GJW Hall
Named for alumna Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72, who provided key guidance to architects on this project in addition to supporting student scholarship programs, an endowed faculty chair in contemporary European studies, a lecture series at the European Union Center of California, and other academic programs.

Hall Facts

  • Dedicated in 2000
  • Houses 86 students
  • Two floors plus basement

Hall Amenities

  • Single, double, and triple rooms and suite-style rooms
  • Communal bathrooms, unless suite-style rooms
  • Formal living room with piano
  • Recreation room with television with cable
  • Two kitchens, one on each floor, with stove, refrigerator, and sink
  • Laundry room
  • Computer lab
  • Browsing room
  • Basement storage
  • One courtyard
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Elevator
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet
  • Bridges Living Learning Community

Mary Kimberly Hall and Wilbur Hall

Mary Kimberly Hall
Kimberly Hall honors Mary Kimberly Shirk, a trustee and interim president of Scripps College from 1942 to 1944. In 2000, the dining hall was renovated to house 25 additional students, becoming Wilbur Hall.

Kimberly Hall Facts 

  • Dedicated in 1960
  • Houses 75 students
  • Two floors plus basement

Kimberly Hall Amenities

  • Single, double, and triple rooms
  • Shared bathrooms, connected between rooms
  • Formal living room with piano
  • One kitchen/living room, with stove, refrigerator, sink, and television with cable
  • Laundry room
  • Computer lab
  • Browsing room
  • Basement storage
  • A/C

Wilbur Hall Amenities

  • Single, double, and triple rooms
  • Communal bathrooms
  • One kitchen/living room, with stove, refrigerator, sink, and television with cable
  • Laundry room
  • A/C
  • STEM and Pre-Health Living Learning Community

NEW Hall

New Hall Courtyard
NEW Hall is the College’s most recently built hall, with courtyards and styling reflective of the oldest halls on campus.

Hall Facts 

  • Dedicated in 2016
  • Houses 113 students
  • Designed to LEED Gold standards, including low-flow water fixtures, high-efficiency lighting, Energy Star appliances, and drip irrigation
  • ADA accessible

Hall Amenities 

  • Single and double rooms; 3-, 4-, 5-, and 7-person suites comprised of single rooms
  • Sinks in double rooms
  • Communal bathrooms and in-suite bathrooms
  • One kitchen/living room, with stove, refrigerator, sink, and television with cable
  • Laundry room
  • Browsing room
  • A/C

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

240 House

A six-bedroom house on 11th Street (between Dartmouth and Columbia Avenues) with double rooms, shared living rooms, on-site laundry machines, bathrooms, and patio. Cable and Internet are provided.

709 House

A fully furnished two-story home with single rooms sharing a large living room, two kitchens, upstairs common space, and bathrooms. The house also has access to a back patio and limited parking for residents. Cable and Internet are provided.

LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES AND THEMATIC COMMUNITIES

Students in a Living Learning Community (LLC) choose to live together because of common interests or affiliations, such as academic majors, languages, or social or political commitments. Scripps College leads the way for such communities within The Claremont Colleges, as the first of the 5Cs to have an LLC integrated into its residential life.

STEM and Pre-Health Living Learning Community

Located in Wilbur Hall, this is an LLC for students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and pre-health fields.

Bridges Living Learning Community: Creating opportunities for meaningful interaction across difference and building cultural competency

This community is designed for students who want to explore commonalities and bridge differences across their diverse social identities, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic class. Students will be supported by various campus/consortium resources focused on social justice, diversity, and cultural competency and will develop deeper awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to create a residential community guided by the principles of inclusion and respect for difference. This LLC is located on the second floor of GJW.

Language Corridors

Students who speak Italian, Spanish, German, or French may choose to live in a language corridor. Each corridor has a residing, dedicated language assistant, and some corridors form language clubs, such as the German Club and French Club.

  • Italian corridor: Clark Hall
  • Spanish corridor: Browning Hall
  • German corridor: Toll Hall
  • French corridor: Dorsey Hall

Substance-Free Housing

Students from all academic years may choose to live in substance-free housing, an environment free from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Residents in this community are expected to participate in the College’s substance-free programming.