Welcome Back

Scripps, along with the other Claremont Colleges, welcomed students back to campus this fall! First-year, sophomore, and transfer students experienced campus life for the first time.


The Great Outdoors

The College added nine classrooms and a dance area outdoors, which provide technologically advanced instructional spaces while mitigating health risks for our students and faculty. 


Centennial Plan

Work on Scripps’ Centennial Plan, the College’s strategic plan, has resumed with the return to on-campus academic and residential programming. The Strategic Plan Committee will focus on implementing IDEA 2.0, Advising 360, and the Staff Leadership Program this year. Visit scrippscollege.edu/strategic-plan/dashboard for an update on the status of the initiatives launched to date.


Mental Health and Wellness Fund

Trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19 has established a new mental health and wellness fund at Scripps College in honor of Charlotte Johnson, past dean of students and vice president of Student Affairs.


Juliet Koss Recognized

Juliet Koss, Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Chair in the History of Architecture and Art and professor of art history, has received the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art for the 2021–22 academic year.


NSF Grant For Ferree

W.M. Keck Science Department Associate Professor of Biology Patrick Ferree received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study how certain “selfish” genetic elements alter inheritance patterns at the molecular level. The $923,538 grant will be distributed over a four-year period.

Tennis & Track Team Honors

CMS Athenas women’s tennis and track and field teams earned All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and the US Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association, respectively.

2021 Move-In Day

In August, Scripps celebrated students’ return to campus after more than a year of remote instruction. New Student Programs and Orientation (NSPO) welcomed first-years, sophomores, and transfer students, all of whom were experiencing the vibrant Scripps community for the first time, with special virtual and in-person programming.

2021 Move-In Day