Events

Outdoor Spaces

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Bowling Green

Bowling Green

A rectangular lawn with a north-south vista between Wood Steps and Malott Commons.

Capacity: 500 theater/flow/ 400 banquet



Elm Tree Lawn

Elm Tree Lawn

This grand walkway of American elms has been the site for graduation ceremonies each spring since 1947. The design of Elm Tree Lawn dates to the early 1930s, when the Cutting Garden and Olive Grove were laid out.

Capacity: 500 theater/flow/ 500 banquet



Jaqua Quadrangle

Jaqua Quadrangle

Named for Scripps College’s first president, Ernest Jaqua, this lawn is frequently used for campus-wide events, including Family Weekend, Commencement reception, and New Student Orientation.

Capacity: 500 theater/flow/ 400 banquet



Lyddon Court

Lyddon Court

Located within the Edwards Humanities Building, the space provides a shady and restful place to pause between classes.

Capacity: 325 theater flow



Margaret Fowler Garden

Margaret Fowler Garden

This “secret garden” was originally designed as a European medieval-style cloister garden and is a favorite destination on the Scripps campus. The garden provides a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding, reception, or dinner.

Capacity: 125 theater/flow/ 100 banquet



Olive Court

Olive Court

With its distinctive mosaic tile floor and fountain, this south-facing space is one of Toll Residence Hall’s beautiful courts available to the public.

Capacity: 150 theater/flow



Seal Court

Seal Court

Added in 1938, this court is the central gathering spot of the Malott Commons, where weekly tea is served. In the center is Seal Pond, filled with koi fish, lily pads, and bronze sculptures, framed by mosaic tile designs by former students.

Capacity: 250 theater/flow 200 banquet



Sicilian Court

Sicilian Court

Between Balch Hall and Denison Library is the Sicilian Courtyard. This area was named for a 16th century Italian limestone wellhead that was thought to be from Sicily.

Capacity: 150



Stewart Court

Stewart Court

The north court of Malott Commons features a fountain with seating, donated by the Class of '53. Katherine Spitz of Marina del Rey landscaped this area.

Capacity: 100



Sycamore Court

Sycamore Court

Located within Balch Hall, Sycamore Court's California sycamore trees were planted by Huntsman-Trout in the 1929 and provide a spectacular canopy during spring and summer months.

Capacity: 150



Valencia Court

Valencia Court

This small court is home to several valencia orange trees, and is located between Ella Strong Denison Library’s main entrance and the Dorothy Drake Wing.

Capacity: 75 theater/flow 50 banquet