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The Scripps Experience Series

March 30, 2016

The Scripps Experience: Scripps Tea: A Campus Tradition Since 1931

Like clockwork, every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., Scripps’ Seal Court becomes a hub of activity. The space begins to fill with students, faculty, and staff from The Claremont Colleges who drop by for a few minutes or an hour to share snacks and much-needed social time.

March 28, 2016

The Scripps Experience: Study Abroad and Global Education: Reflections from Scripps Students Abroad

The Study Abroad and Global Education (SAGE) program is Scripps’ resource for students interested in studying abroad. Most students study away for one semester (either fall or spring) during their junior year; in fact, more than half of the Scripps junior class participates in a SAGE experience every year. For this slideshow, we asked returning students to share some of […]

March 1, 2016

The Scripps Experience: The Residence Halls: Building a Student Community

  Ranked #80 on Forbes’ Top Colleges 2015 list, and #14 on its list of Top 25 Western Colleges, Scripps is well known and well regarded for its academics. But a quick step onto campus and visitors can see why it is also featured in The Princeton Review’s top 20 lists for Best Quality of […]

February 24, 2016

The Scripps Experience: Media Players: Preparing Students for Hollywood and Beyond

This may come as a surprise to students interested in working in entertainment: You do not have to graduate from film school in order to pursue a career in the movie and television industry. Just ask the Scripps alumnae who are showing their work at major film festivals or producing award-winning television shows—alumnae like Maril Davis ’74, executive producer for the Starz television series Outlander, recently nominated for several Golden Globes. She credits her time at Scripps as instrumental to her professional success, commenting, “I think a well-rounded, liberal arts education is a good preparation for any career.”

February 11, 2016

The Scripps Experience: The Motley Coffeehouse: Serving Up Scripps Spirit One Cup at a Time

Walking into the Motley Coffeehouse from Seal Court is like stepping into the heart of Scripps. Bustling on any day of the week, the Motley is full of students busily typing away on their laptops, reading, and socializing. The whirring of an espresso machine and the sound of pop music can be heard amidst the […]

December 17, 2015

The Scripps Experience: From the Mountains to the Sea, Adventure Awaits with Outdoor Wilderness Leaders

Taking full advantage of these opportunities for outdoor adventure, the Scripps club Outdoor Wilderness Leaders (OWL) connects students who are interested in the outdoors, rents out recreational gear, and sponsors student-led camping, backpacking, and day trips to locations in Southern California and beyond.

December 4, 2015

The Scripps Experience: Scripps Student Athletics Means Three Colleges, One Spirit

Scripps is known for its rigorous academics, and its incredibly talented student-athletes are making a name for the College, too. Students involved in the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) athletics program, a partnership between Scripps, Claremont McKenna, and Harvey Mudd Colleges, are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Conference, which includes 180,000 student-athletes at 450 institutions.

November 17, 2015

The Scripps Experience: For STEM and Pre-Health Majors, Support Is Just Down the Hall

Instead of the usual promise of, “See you next week!” after their cell biology lecture, students pack up and walk back to their shared residence, a dedicated corridor in Wilbur Hall. Although the situation may seem unusual for a small residential college, it is part of the day-to-day for Scripps students who are members of the newly established science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and pre-health Living Learning Community (LLC).

October 22, 2015

The Scripps Experience: Scripps Live Arts Brings Diversity in Music to The Claremont Colleges

When Nina Posner ’17 discovered Scripps Live Arts (SLA) during her first year, it was a revelation. “I couldn’t believe booking bands and making shows happen for other people was a real thing we were allowed and encouraged to do in college,” she remembers.

October 19, 2015

The Scripps Experience: Showcasing Student Research

On October 9, 29 Scripps students gathered in the Hampton Room at Malott Commons to present data and analyses of their original research projects to faculty and peers at Scripps’ third annual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. This daylong event included presentations by recipients of the Environmental Analysis, Esterly, Hsu Fund, Johnson, LASPA Action, and Mellon grants. Taken together, the students’ research was conducted in more than seven languages and across nine countries, in fields ranging from philosophy, to chemistry, to feminist theory, to sustainable development.