New Student Programs and Orientation

NSPO is around the corner. 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!

Covid-19 Precautions:  In accordance with guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, face coverings are required for all incoming students during move in while in doors. Students will only be allowed two guests to assist with move-in, guests will also have to wear a face covering while in-doors. 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.

Summer Orientation

Orientation will begin for the Class of 2026 and Fall 2022 transfers with move-in on Tuesday, August 23.

An initial welcome email will be sent out in after May 20th. Additional information will be shared in the coming months, including a complete schedule of sessions, workshops, and events. General questions can be directed to

Summer Orientation Schedule for the week of August 23rd-28th 2022

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

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 for 8/19-8/21.
    • Eligible students will be contacted with additional information. General inquires can be directed to
  • International students pre-orientation is scheduled for 8/18-8/21.
    • Eligible students will be contacted with additional information. General inquiries can be directed to
  • SSCIP pre-orientation is scheduled for 8/14-8/20.
    • SSCIP details and application info can be found here.

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