Scripps’ Impacting, Partnering, and Changing Together (IMPaCT) program provides first-year students the opportunity to foster community by connecting them with social impact initiatives in the Los Angeles region.
Over the course of two days filled with activities, tours, and seminars, Scripps students and faculty learn how L.A. nonprofits, including artworxLA, Heal the Bay, Huerta del Valle, Heart of Los Angeles, Pomona Hope, and LA Makerspace—transform communities through STEM.
First-Generation @ Scripps
A three-day pre-orientation is available for all first-year, first-generation students to help gain knowledge about resources available at Scripps. This valuable opportunity also helps first-generation students connect with other Scripps students, faculty, and staff who often serve as mentors in the transition to college.
The pre-orientation provides a range of sessions and workshops to position first-generation students to get the most out of their college experience, including:
- Knowing your resources
- Navigating academics
- Communicating with faculty
- How to find a job and working as a student
- Understanding your financial aid resources
- Getting involved at Scripps and The Claremont Colleges
- Meeting student leaders
- Building community
- In-depth tour of Scripps College and campus resources
Summer Science Immersion Program (SScIP)
SScIP provides an opportunity for first-year students to participate in cutting-edge science during the week-long program designed to introduce students to the expectations and demands of college-level science coursework.
The theme of the week is “The Chemistry of Life,” and students will explore the theme through hands-on laboratory experiments, field trips, and other activities, including:
- Perform experiments in chemistry and biology
- Visit the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles
- Take the Metrolink to Cal State L.A. to meet with an expert on race and gender in science and science fiction, Professor Patrick Sharp
- Create peer networks
- Establish strong relationships with science faculty
- Learn about course offerings in science and math
- Explore the resources available across The Claremont Colleges
New International Student and Scholar Orientation
New International Student and Scholar Orientation (NISSO is a program hosted by International Place that is designed for incoming students or scholars who have lived outside of the US for at least some part of their lives.
NISSO is a requirement for students and scholars visiting the US with the F or J visa. Students and scholars with US citizenship or permanent residency who have lived abroad are welcome and encouraged to attend.
- Information and guidance tailored to an international perspective
- Opportunity to settle into life on campus early
- Complimentary airport pickup service (*registration required)
- Peer-to-peer support from current international students
- Advice from future professors and administrators
- Interaction with the larger international student community at The Claremont Colleges
Scripps 360° is a dynamic, comprehensive initiative that prioritizes the transition and growth experienced during the first year of college.