Events at Scripps College

Scripps College – and all the colleges in The Claremont Consortium – supports a robust events calendar for the entire community, including music festivals, distinguished guest speakers, discussions, social events, and more.

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So Much to Do

Most students will tell you what they love most about Scripps is the freedom to explore their interests, and this is what makes the campus such a vibrant community. There is no shortage of arts and events on campus; whether it’s a speaker who challenges convention, an innovative student-directed dance show, or a casual concert on Bowling Green Lawn, life at Scripps is always exciting.


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Live Concerts and Performances

Scripps College is a center for world-class music, with internationally renowned musicians and distinguished music faculty performing regularly on campus. Couple that with the Levitt on the Lawn outdoor concert series and regular performances at The Motley Coffeehouse by local bands and student groups, you’ll find there’s always a festive and atmosphere when you visit the College.

Peggy Noonan

Distinguished Speakers

Scripps College invites speakers from a wide variety of academic disciplines and professions to engage our community in significant conversations. Social justice activists, film makers, journalists, musicians, corporate leaders, artists, economists, authors, and more visit Scripps College each year thanks to the generosity of speaker funds endowed by Scripps alumnae, trustees, and families.

Upcoming Events

The Humanities Institute

Eugene B. Meyer · January 1, 1970

Geoffrey Hartman · January 1, 1970

Founded in 1986, the Humanities Institute presents a thematic program each semester about a topic related to the humanities. These programs include conferences, lectures, exhibitions, performances, and film series and bring together both well-established and cutting-edge scholars.

Noon Academy Lectures

Valorie Thomas · December 2, 2014

What we now term "Afrofuturism," despite recent acclaim from mainstream media and arts communities, has been inseparable from African and African Diaspora aesthetics and philosophy since the beginnings of African time. Afrofuturism holds African Diaspora knowledge and philosophical principles in place; it is an epistemological process that manifests across genres and so defies easy categorization. In her talk, Thomas tracks specific streams of Black women's critical commentaries enacted via Afrofuturism as a case in point; as a move toward decolonizing imagination and consolidated resistance to objectification, alienation and dissection.

To learn more about upcoming teas at Scripps College, please consult the Master Calendar.