New Student Programs & Orientation

Please be sure to check your Scripps email for move-in details, guidebook details, and other important information you will need prior to move-in.



Each year, Scripps College is excited to welcome our newest students to our community! Orientation is just one way to help our students feel at home and part of the Scripps family. Scripps remains committed that our student experience is one filled with academic engagement, community connections and personal growth. Our orientation program is designed to introduce students to Scripps—the values and expectations we set for students as individuals and ourselves as a community. The College takes pride in providing our students with a comprehensive orientation program that focuses on NSPO’s guiding principles—academics, community expectations, and connections among the class. We can’t wait to welcome you to Scripps!

Summer Orientation for the 2023 Fall Semester

An initial welcome email will be sent out in May. Additional information will be shared in the coming months, including a complete schedule of sessions, workshops, and events. General questions can be directed to [email protected]

Summer Orientation Schedule: NSPO will take place the week of 8/22/23-8/27/23

*Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates.

Covid-19 Precautions: For more information on how Scripps College is keeping it’s students safe please click here.


Please Note that First Year Students are not allowed to have cars on Campus

First year students are not allowed to have cars on campus, unless approved by the Dean of Students Office for accommodations or special circumstances. The first year is a time for students to be on campus and within the consortium connecting and engaging across campus. Students requesting an exception will need to reach out to the Director of Campus Life to initiate their request. Please note that due to construction and the close proximity of the other colleges parking is very limited. Students approved to bring a car to campus are required to register their vehicle with Campus Safety. Visit the Campus Safety website to learn more about the process.

Pre-Orientation Programs

Some students may participate in pre-orientation events. This includes First-Gen, International, and Summer Science Immersion (SSCIP) programs.

  • First-Gen pre-orientation is scheduled to begin on August 18, 2023. Participating students will move in the day prior on August 17, 2023.
    • Eligible students will be contacted with additional information. General inquires can be directed to [email protected]
  • International students pre-orientation is scheduled to begin on August 18, 2023. Participating students will move in two days prior on August 16, 2023.
    • Eligible students will be contacted with additional information.
  • SSCIP pre-orientation is scheduled for 8/13/23-8/19/23.
    • SSCIP details and application info can be found here.


For any questions you may have regarding New Student Programs and Orientation (NSPO), please reach out to us at [email protected]

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