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July 8, 2020

Supporting International Students

The Claremont Colleges Presidents, Academic Deans, and Student Deans are collaborating to develop a consortial solution that allows international students maximum flexibility to choose whether to enroll in-person or online. Scripps College values the contributions of our international students and providing alternative options is among our highest priorities as we navigate the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic and its impact on our community.

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Fall 2020 Decision from the President

The Administration and Board of Trustees of the College have determined that our community can best achieve its mission and maintain safety by offering Scripps classes online during the fall 2020 semester and a residential experience in spring 2021. 

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Fall 2020 Message from Dean of Students

I hope you are staying safe, finding ways to enjoy summer and to do some things that bring you joy. As you might imagine, this has been a busier than usual summer in Claremont as we plan for a new academic year. With respect to that planning, today President Tiedens announced the decision to conduct Scripps courses online this fall because of intensifying public health concerns across Los Angeles County, California and many other communities across the country.

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June 11, 2020

2020-21 Academic Calendar Announcement

I understand that you are eager to learn more about the College’s plans for the fall, and I am writing to you today to share some updates. Scripps College has not yet determined whether fall classes will take place in-person, but we are putting substantial effort into creating a safe and healthy campus environment so that students may return to campus.

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April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Update: College Finances

As we begin our third week of remote instruction, it has been a pleasure to hear about the robust learning and engagement taking place in formal and informal online forums. I am immensely grateful for the work ethic, dedication, and creativity of Scripps students, faculty, and staff during this period of disruption and uncertainty. Your willingness to adapt to new ways of learning, working, and communicating is remarkable, especially against the backdrop of rising concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on our individual and collective health and well-being.

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March 30, 2020

2020 Commencement Update

Dear Scripps Community, Commencement is one of Scripps’ most cherished traditions, from processing through the doors of Denison Library to crossing the stage on Elm Tree Lawn. Seniors, families, faculty, and staff alike look forward to celebrating the achievements and aspirations of our graduates in a community-wide event that highlights the power of education, engagement, […]

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March 16, 2020

Telecommuting and Insurance Updates

Dear Scripps Faculty and Staff, Over the last week we have found ourselves in unprecedented circumstances due to the spread and serious consequences of COVID-19.   As you may have seen or heard, on Sunday, March 15, the Governor issued new recommendations for California. Specifically, the Governor recommends that those over 65 years old and those […]

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March 12, 2020

Information for International Students

By now you have received the information from President Tiedens regarding the next few weeks of the semester. I know you many of you have questions, as do I, but we will work together to chart the path in the coming weeks. Please feel free to come by the office to talk through any concerns […]

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CMS Athletics Update

After much consideration and discussion, we have suspended CMS spring athletic competitions effective March 15. I commend the SCIAC and the NCAA for making the difficult decision to cancel the remaining championships. We fully recognize and appreciate the time, energy, and passion our scholar-leader-athletes contribute to their teams and respective sports. Nothing, however, is more important […]

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March 11, 2020

Guidance for Staff

As you are probably aware, in an effort to help protect the health and safety of our communities, the College announced today that it will move all classes to a virtual environment after Spring Break. Public Access Scripps continues to monitor the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working diligently to safeguard the safety and […]

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