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Scripps College Housing Options

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Scripps is regularly featured in The Princeton Review’s top 20 lists for Best Quality of Life, Most Beautiful Campus, and Best College Dorms. And our residence hall system is designed to create and sustain a strong student community.

About 96% of our students live on campus in one of 11 residence halls and several “house” options, each with its own personality and style. Residential living on campus also offers living learning and thematic communities for first- and second-year students.

Explore Scripps’ residence halls, apartments and houses, and living learning and thematic communities.

Residence Halls

 

Eleanor Joy Toll Hall

1927 | 90 students | Two Floors/Basement

Eleanor Joy Toll Hall is the College’s first residence hall, and its design reflects the Mediterranean style of architecture popular in southern California during the 1920s and 1930s that has earned Scripps a reputation as one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. A gift from Ellen Browning Scripps, Toll Hall is named for Eleanor Joy Toll, a prominent Southern California leader of women’s interests, and Scripps’ first woman trustee.

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

1928 | 115 students | Two Floors/Basement

Part of the original campus plan, Clark Hall connects to Toll Hall. Clark Hall was a gift from Grace Scripps Clark and Ellen Browning Scripps.

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
  • Substance-free community

Ellen Browning Hall

1929 | 85 students | Three Floors/Basement

Browning Hall is named for College founder Ellen Browning Scripps. The hall features a browsing room balcony that overlooks Jaqua Quad, and its Mañana Court and Turtle Court provide students with beautiful spaces to study or relax.

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

1930 | 70 students | Two Floors/Basement

Susan Miller Dorsey Hall sits across from Browning Hall and was the newest residence hall on the Scripps campus for 30 years. Dorsey is named for Susan Miller Dorsey, the first woman superintendent of schools in Los Angeles and one of the first Scripps trustees.

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

Mary Kimberly Hall and Wilbur Hall

1960 | 75 students | Two Floors/Basement

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

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

Cecil and Bessie Bartlett Frankel Hall

1966 | 80 students | Single Story

Frankel Hall was built to accommodate the expansion of Scripps from 300 to 500 students. Frankel Hall is named for Cecil Frankel and Bessie Bartlett Frankel, an honorary alumna of the College since 1931.

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

1966 | 80 students | Single Story/Basement

Routt Hall was also built to accommodate the expansion of Scripps students and is next door to Frankel Hall. Routt Hall is named for journalist and philanthropist Mary Patterson Routt, a founding trustee of the College.

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

Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Hall

2000 | 86 students | Two Floors/Basement

Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Hall is named for alumna Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72, a champion of the arts and one of Scripps’ most committed benefactors, providing extensive support of the arts and humanities at the College.

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

Nan Elizabeth Walsh Schow Hall

2016 | 113 students | Three Floors/Basement

Designed in harmony with the distinctive look of the original campus, Schow Hall features walks and vistas characteristic of our founder’s vision.

Amenities:

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

Apartments and Houses

Senior Routt Apartments

Senior Routt Apartments are located across from Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Hall and are comprised of four apartments and two three-person 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

240 House

Located on 11th Street between Dartmouth and Columbia Avenues, the house offers a more private space steps away from Garrison Theater and the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.

Amenities:

  • Six double rooms with bathrooms
  • Shared living rooms
  • On-site laundry machines
  • Patio
  • Cable and Internet

Revelle House

2018 | 20 students | Two Floors/Basement

Built in 1939, the Revelle House formerly served as the president’s residence. Revelle House was renovated in 2018 to accommodate 20 students to provide more on-campus housing. The house is located near the Tiernan Field House and Keck Science Center and features beautiful gardens.

Amenities:

  • Doubles, triples, and quad rooms with bathrooms
  • Shared living room
  • On-site laundry machines
  • Beautiful garden views

Living Learning and Thematic Communities

STEM and Pre-Health Living Learning Community

Wilbur Hall

The STEM and Pre-Health LLC aims to provide residents the opportunity to engage with peers who are connected across various academic majors and who are invested in creating a community that supports the rigor of the classroom. By creating a LLC for these students, they will be empowered to connect their shared interests and share insights with each other.

Bridges Living Learning Community: Creating Opportunities for Meaningful Interaction Across Difference and Building Cultural Competency

2nd floor of GJW Hall

Bridges 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. Residents are supported by various campus/consortium resources focused on social justice, diversity, and cultural competency. Residents will develop deeper awareness, knowledge, and skills to create a residential community guided by the principles of inclusion respect for difference.

Language Corridors

Italian, French, Spanish, and German

Each Language Corridor is located on the first floor of its correlating residence hall. All rooms are single rooms, and Language Corridor students have access to a dedicated Language Assistant for their language corridor.

Substance-Free Housing

Clark Hall

The substance-free community is comprised of students from all academic years. The goal of Scripps’ substance-free community is to provide an environment that is free of the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, and to support residents who want to adopt such a lifestyle. Students who reside in the community are expected to participate in substance-free programming.