NEW Hall: Building for the Future

Thanks to an incredibly generous, anonymous $10 million lead gift, construction is currently underway for NEW Hall at Scripps College. Scripps’ 10th residence hall is located northwest of the Sallie Tiernan Field House and is scheduled for completion in fall 2016.

Designed in harmony with the distinctive look of the original campus, NEW Hall will feature walks and vistas characteristic of our founder’s vision. The design reflects the Mediterranean style of architecture popular in southern California during the 1920’s and 1930’s that has earned Scripps a reputation as one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses.

NEW Hall will embody the sense of place and visual texture that decades of Scripps students recall with great fondness – serene courtyards and tastefully appointed interior spaces – that provide a home away from home.


NEW Hall Features

NEW Hall is designed to LEED gold standards with environmentally friendly assets. Features include:

  • 110 beds and 1 director’s suite
  • 83 single rooms
  • 31 regular singles and 52 singles located within suites
  • 38,700 square feet
  • Low-flow water fixtures, high-efficiency lighting, Energy Star appliances, and drip irrigation
  • ADA accessible


Special Thanks

Scripps is proud to have raised $14 million toward the approximately $25 million NEW Hall building project. The College extends a special thank you to our leadership level donors who are helping to making NEW Hall a reality:

  • The Abrams-Widdicombe Family
  • Anonymous (2)
  • Charlotte Helmholz Colby ’61
  • Joan Isaacs ’71
  • The Georgia B. Ridder Foundation