Student Support and Services

As we transition to an online environment, student success remains the core of our mission. Across the College a primary goal is to continue to provide resources and support to help all of our students successfully complete the semester. Below you will find a summary list of resources available. If you cannot find an answer to your question or resource need, please follow up with your Primary Contact Dean.

Return to the COVID-19 Information Webpage

Information about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) for Scripps College regarding the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) is available here.

If a student finds they are in financial need, please work with your Primary Contact Dean to discuss funding options.

Financial Aid is available to work with students on an individualized basis. Students should email Financial Aid at or visit the Financial Aid webpage for more information.

For questions regarding Student Accounts, students can email Estefany Gutierrez-Castellanos at or visit the Student Accounts webpage.

Laptop Loans 

If you do not have access to a computer or laptop with internet capabilities, please contact your Primary Contact Dean to request one to be loaned to you for the remainder of the semester.  

Student Internet Access 

Internet providers including Charter/Spectrum are offering free install and service for 90 days. The link for Spectrum/Charter is available here.

Home residential Internet service is 100 times better than the best hotspot option. We’re also hearing that cellular data networks are being impacted by all the work/shelter-at-home directives, making hotspots an iffy proposition. If a hotspot is required, using an existing phone is likely best.  

If you are using an iPhone for a hotspot, there is a known bug with iOS 13. Apple should have a fix soon.  

No Internet? If you have a financial need and do not have access to internet or a hotspot, please contact your Primary Contact Dean to request assistance. You will be asked to submit this form as a part of your request. 

Zoom Video Conferencing  

The Scripps Information Technology department put together a Zoom tips and tricks document to assist you with getting the most out of the application. The Getting Started Guides and Supplemental Information below include links for connecting to Zoom, how to download the application, free live webinars, and how to contact them for additional information.  

PLEASE NOTE: Use this link to sign in and establish your enterprise account. Please do not use Zoom’s main site to create a personal account as it must then be manually updated to enterprise. 

Scripps IT has deployed the Zoom application and Outlook plugins to all college-owned computers. 

If you have an existing personal Zoom account associated with your Scripps College email, you will have the option to uplift it to our enterprise license. By uplifting, you’ll gain all the features available under the college’s license, including the following: 

  • Unlimited meetings of unlimited length 
  • Up to 100 participants
  • Audio from all participants
  • Camera video from all participants with cameras
  • Screen sharing, full or selected window/application with internet connections
  • Parallel text chat of participants with internet connections
  • Recording of both video and audio of sessions
  • Meeting/session scheduling with links to various calendaring systems
  • Personal meeting room or meeting  
  • Full screen and gallery view 
  • Follow the speaker 
  • Desktop and application sharing 
  • Annotation 
  • Instant or scheduled meetings 
  • Chrome and Outlook plug-ins 
  • Local Meeting recording 
  • Private and group chat 
  • Breakout rooms 
  • Raise hand 

 Supplemental Zoom Information 

Zoom Tips and Tricks  

Adobe Creative Cloud – Student At-Home Download Now Available 

Adobe has provided temporary at-home access to their Creative Cloud Suite for all Scripps students. 

Please follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.

  • If prompted, select Company or School Account and then enter your password. Or provide your credentials in your school’s login screen. 
  • From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app. ClickAppson the top of the page to view all apps. 

 For more information on how to download or install apps, seeDownload and Install Creative Cloud apps. 

Other Software Packages 

Information on other academic software packages available for student at-home use, including SPSS, STATA, and Maple, can be found here. 

Technological Support  

Technological questions can be submitted to IT at (preferred), by calling 909-607-3406, or you may make an appointment with IT user support through Courtney or Christine.

Access to Textbooks or Course Materials

Students are encouraged to talk to their professors about the materials needed to successfully complete their online courses. Faculty will communicate with their academic advisees and students in their courses about how they will be handling virtual office hours.

Honnold Library

Honnold Library is closed to the public. The Library staff will continue to work to support you in the following ways:

  • Do you have questions? You can reach the Library staff through Ask Us.
  • Borrowing materials: As the situation continues to evolve with COVID-19 and the “Safer at Home” orders for LA County and the State of California, each week we will assess our capacity and the feasibility of mailing books that are only available in print to home addresses. As of March 23, 2020, we are not currently able to mail materials. We realize the inconvenience and hardship this may cause members of our TCC community and are actively looking at electronic access to print materials whenever possible. Please continue to check back to the Honnold Mudd Library website for details.
    • Items that are currently checked out: Loan periods for current loans will be extended until September 30, 2020. With this in mind, and to conserve space in our book bins, please try to hold on to your materials if you expect to be back on campus for the 2020-2021 academic year.
    • Students who will have graduated or faculty who will have moved to other institutions by the 2020-2021 academic year may return their books by mail at the Library’s expense via the mailing address below. More information on how to do so will be provided on the library’s website in the upcoming days.
      • The Claremont Colleges Library, Attention Library Circulation, 800 N. Dartmouth Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
  • Scanning print materials:
  • Resource Sharing:
    • We will continue to acquire copies of articles and book chapters for titles we do not own (as long as other libraries remain open and provide this service to us).
    • Due to the move of many colleges and universities to remote work, we are changing our workflows for providing access to books we do not currently own. Instead of borrowing print materials, we will be attempting to fill all book requests by purchasing an e-copy. If no e-copy is available, we will be unable to fill your request at this time.
    • For book requests that have not yet been processed, we will be “cancelling” those requests and asking the requesters to re-submit their request if they still want us to pursue obtaining an e-copy of the title.
      • If you have an ILL book checked out, we are asking that you hold onto it and the Library will request renewals from the lending library on your behalf. No late fees will be charged.
      • For physical requests delivered from lending libraries since March 16, 2020, Resource Sharing provided a temporary service of offering to mail books delivered to home addresses. As of March 23, 2020, we are not currently able to provide this service.
      • Please contact with any questions.
  • Databases and access to e-resources:
    • Please note that over half of our collections are accessible electronically. All of our online resources will still be accessible.
    • Additionally, many publishers are also announcing that they are opening up access to their online materials; some materials we did not previously have access to may now be available.
  • Course readings: Library staff will work closely with faculty to provide students electronic access to course readings in their entirety or in part. We will be reaching out to faculty in the coming two weeks to share access options. Please note that, effective immediately, students will not be able to check out print course readings.
  • Remote research assistance: Faculty, staff and students may meet with librarians virtually using Zoom, email, or chat. Contact or schedule an online appointment with a subject librarian.
  • Remote Library instruction: Faculty may still arrange for their classes to meet with librarians virtually via Zoom. Request an instruction session via the Library website.

For additional information and support regarding library resources, please refer to the Library FAQs.

All academic support resources continue to be available to students.


  • Students connected to a tutor may continue working with their respective tutor through the end of the semester. Students who wish to request a tutor may do so here. Please note that requests are filled based on peer tutor availability.
  • For assistance from the Writing Center, students may follow up with the Writing Center.

Tips for Online Learning Success

If you are looking for ways to be successful in online learning, please review the following tips:

  • Utilize resources:
    • Take advantage of tutoring services and general academic advising by reaching out to us at
    • Schedule a virtual meeting with your academic advisor or your Primary Contact Dean.
    • Consider holding study groups via Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet with your classmates.
    • Reach out to Dean Hernandez at in the Department of Academic Resources and Services if you need support with your accommodations.
    • Utilize virtual office hours if your professor is offering them.
    • If you need clarification about assignments, reach out to your professors via email.
    • Schedule a virtual meeting with the Writing Center for assistance with papers.
  • Stay engaged and motivated:
    • Minimize your distractions. When possible, create a dedicated separate study area with all the tools and supplies you need.
    • Create realistic daily, weekly, and semester goals.
    • Consider rewarding yourself when you accomplish your goals.
    • Communicate your plan with your family, roommates, and friends. Discuss boundaries and expectations.
    • Try to avoid studying in your bed.
    • Check your Scripps College email and Sakai daily for updates from your professors.
    • Check the Scripps COVID website for the latest updates on the academic calendar, COVID-19, and more.
  • Make effective use of study strategies:
    • Avoid passive studying (re-reading your notes, textbook, or PowerPoints).
    • Study actively. Examples of active studying include:
      • Concept mapping
      • Flashcards
      • Summarizing notes in your own words
      • Self-testing
      • Practice questions
      • Teach the material to someone else
  • Practice self-care:
    • Plan to take breaks from studying
    • Connect with friends and family via FaceTime or Zoom.
    • Try a home workout, a walk outside, or mindfulness activity that can be found on the TFH website or at
    • Do your best to establish healthy sleeping and eating routines.

Honor and Integrity

  • Make sure to review the  College’s Academic Policies and Procedures  with regards to giving and receiving help with your course work.
  • If you are not sure if collaboration with classmates is allowed, ask!
  • Avoid plagiarism by using the correct citations: MLA, APA, Chicago.
    • If you are not sure how to cite, ask your professor or make an appointment with the Writing Center.

Test-Taking Strategies

  • Carefully read test instructions before beginning your test.
  • Ask your course instructor if you are unsure what resources you can use during your test and only use those specific resources.
  • Ensure that you have a quiet environment to take your test and communicate to your housemates that you are taking a test.
  • Be aware of time limits and only take your test when you have enough time.
  • Don’t leave your test page; open a new window if you need to access another website (if allowed by your instructor)

Group Work

  • Review group assignment instructions prior to starting the assignment to make sure everyone understands the tasks at hand.
  • Set group expectations about communication and deadlines.
  • Assign tasks to each member of the group and document these in writing.
  • Be helpful and supportive!
  • Review all portions of work submitted prior to submission and/or agreeing that the assignment is ready for submission.
  • Let your professor know if you have a concern about how the work is being completed in your group project.
  • Use Zoom if you need to meet virtually.

Additional Online Resources

During this time, Scripps College maintains its responsibilities to provide course content that is accessible to all students consistent with your experience when your courses were delivered in person. This means that if you were approved for academic accommodations, they will remain in place for the rest of the semester.

As the semester continues, your professors will be making every effort to render your academic accommodations proactively. However, please note that the accommodations you are accustomed to receiving for face-to-face instruction will be adjusting to a very different course design and instruction. You may find that some accommodations you used before may no longer apply, while some accommodations not considered before may now need to be considered. Navigating this will be a collaborative process between you, your professors, and our office. Know that the Office of Academic Resources and Services is here to support you and guide you through this process. Our office will do what it can to ensure that you have equitable access to learning and an inclusive classroom environment. Please feel free to reach out to us for any questions or concerns at: or at 909-607-9380.

The Scripps College Registrar Office created a reference page to list all the academic regulations updates related to COVID 19 response. This page will continue to be updated by the Registrar Office. Please make sure to check for updates regularly. Below are the most recently announced updates:

New Deadline to Drop/Audit Date: April 6

We have extended the deadline to drop courses on the portal until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020. The deadline to change a course to audit grading is also Monday, April 6, 2020.

Updates to the Grading Policy:

Effective April 30, 2020, the Scripps College faculty endorsed the following grading policy for spring semester 2020:

  • Pass (Pandemic) / No Record (Pandemic) is the default grading;
    • Pass (Pandemic) grade is PP; equivalent to D or higher for spring 2020
    • No Record (Pandemic) grade is NRP; courses graded NRP will not display on the official transcript
  • Letter grading is available upon request by any Scripps student for any course except those originally designated as Pass/Fail (e.g., PE, independent internship); these will inherit PP/NRP grading scheme
  • Grade of PP or letter grades A-D will satisfy all major, minor, and general education requirements for Scripps students

Scripps College unofficial transcripts for spring 2020 semester shall bear the notation “COVID19 Grade policy exceptions;” this notation is not displayed on official transcripts. Scripps College official transcript key will be updated to indicate grade of PP for spring 2020 is equivalent to a D or higher.

A PP grade (Pass [Pandemic]) indicates earned credit for the course and will appear on student transcripts.  As indicated in the policy, a PP grade will count for all major, minor, and general education (“GE”) requirements, including senior thesis. A PP is defined as D or higher for spring 2020, has no impact on the student’s grade point average, and is subject to the standard repeatability policies set by the College.

NRP (No Record [Pandemic]) grades will not display on the official Scripps College transcript. Students will not receive academic credit for any course for which they receive an NRP grade and the course can be repeated in a future semester. Courses for which students receive NRP grade have no impact on the student’s grade point average.

Students who want a letter grade should contact their instructors to confirm that request. The request must be made by May 26; after May 26 all grades are final.

Additional information about the new grading policy is available on this FAQ sheet (PDF).

New Pre-Registration for Fall 2020 Dates: April 28-30

The pre-registration period for fall 2020 has been pushed back by one week and will take place on April 28, 29, and 30 for continuing students. This allows students and faculty an additional week for advising and course selection. The course schedule for fall 2020 will be published to the web, and registration time assignments will be visible to you on the portal starting April 10. As a reminder, students need clearance on the portal from their advisers, so reach out to your adviser via email well in advance of your registration time to be sure your registration goes smoothly.

Senior Thesis Deadline for All Majors: Monday, May 4

The deadline to submit your thesis to your readers and to upload your thesis to Scholarship is May 4.

Please click here and follow the instructions to upload your thesis and to submit your title page.

For those seeking an embargo or exemption request, please complete the following forms:

Withdrawal Deadline: Unchanged

Reminder that the deadline to withdraw from a course is Wednesday, May 6. The same full-time status and required course provisions noted above apply to students seeking withdrawals. Withdrawing from a course cannot be done on the portal; please obtain your instructor’s and your adviser’s acknowledgement via email and forward to

Requests for Part-Time Status

Students who wish to reduce to less than 3 units of credit for the term may request part-time status by emailing prior to May 6. Provided students can still make satisfactory progress toward their degrees and remain in compliance with any student visa requirements, such requests will be approved administratively.

Important Caveats

Please be aware that a decision to drop or withdraw from a course, or to reduce below full-time status, may have serious adverse consequences for some students. Cutting back may delay your progress toward graduation and/or affect your financial aid eligibility. Please confer carefully with your academic adviser and the appropriate offices before making your decisions. Once you drop a course from your schedule, you cannot add it back. Direct any questions regarding financial aid to, questions about your student account to Estefany Gutierrez-Castellanos at and questions about your academic progress to

The Dean of Faculty office also has created a website with resources and support as the College moves to an online environment.

The Sallie Tiernan Field House (TFH) Newsletter is a fantastic resource that we encourage all students to review. It is our hope that our newsletter continues to foster community and connections by continuing the wellness programming we’ve offered throughout the year! Within its pages you’ll find customized workouts, mindful programming, sexual health tips, and other coping strategies customized by our wellness team. The newsletter will be updated weekly and posted on the TFH website and various social media pages.

Wellness Strategies

We know that students will react differently to stressful situations, but our 24/7 news cycle and constant feed of social media posts regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause anxiety and feelings of uncertainty in even the calmest and most pragmatic of individuals. The TFH and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the following suggestions you can do to help reduce your anxiety and your risk for infection:

Practice Self-Care

Take care of your mind and body with activities such as stretching, guided meditations, reading, or journaling. Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS) offers the following additional tips:

  • Talk about it–discussing your feelings with trusted others can help you feel less alone.
  • Get plenty of sleep, as well as regular “down-time” to rest and recuperate.
  • Strive to eat in a balanced and healthy way.
  • Practice deep breathing or other forms of relaxation.
  • Avoid excessive use of alcohol or drugs to self-soothe or self-medicate.
  • Many people understandably want to stay updated on the latest health information and recommendations, but consider limiting yourself to checking 1-2 reliable sources of information, once per day.

If you have been putting off or not prioritizing your well-being, this can be a great time to refocus and pay attention to what you need!

Tune into What You Need (Virginia Commonwealth University, 2020)

Chances are, if you tune in and listen to what your body and brain are telling you, you will get a sense of what you need in this moment. Notice your thoughts and emotions and then determine what next steps may be most helpful for you.

Being mindful is about being present in each moment without getting carried away by your thoughts. The following are a few prompts to help ground you in the present moment:

  • What is your favorite color? Look around the room you are in and find all the things in the room with that color.
  • What is your body doing right now? Does it feel tense or anxious? Try shifting positions or doing something physical. Try stretching, dancing, or moving with the rhythm of your natural breath. Then check back in about how that felt. Does your body feel different?

Social (Physical) Distancing

Avoid unnecessary travel and crowds. Maintain at least a six feet distance from others. Be patient with yourself and with others!

Communicate and Stay Connected

It is important to stay connected and rely on each other during times of uncertainty or crisis. Odds are that there are others who share similar concerns. Sometimes naming what you feel helps provide perspective and makes it feel less scary or big. Who could be a trusted ally for you?

Reach out and stay connected to friends and loved ones through FaceTime, video chats, text messages, group chats, virtual study times, dance parties and engage each other in online formats. Want to unplug for a while? You can still communicate via phone or even by writing a letter. If you need additional support or don’t know who to contact, here are some additional local and national resources:

  • Connect with MCAPS at (909) 621-8202 or After Hours for the Therapist on Call at (909) 621-8202 (press 1 after hours)
  • Try the new TalkNow resource
  • Connect to a volunteer listener through 7cups
  • To connect with a trained crisis counselor, contact the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1 (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
  • If you’re feeling alone or struggling, you can also reach out to The Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.


Disconnect for your personal well-being. Limit checking the news and social media to once or twice daily. Checking the news more frequently can add to your anxiety. Instead, take the time to journal your thoughts, work on a puzzle, or use that coloring book.


Remember to wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face. When you don’t have soap and water, a sanitizer may be used in their place. Cover you cough and sneezes and follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Avoid Misinformation

When you do log on, get your information about COVID-19 from credible sources such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and your State or County Departments of Public Health.

You’ve Got This / Coping Skills

Eliminate or reduce alcohol intake, tobacco or other drug use as coping mechanisms. These can often contribute to anxiety and depression.

  • What skills have helped you cope with tough events in the past? Remembering how you have dealt with past challenges may help build your confidence to get through what’s happening right now. You’re likely more resilient than you may initially think (Virginia Commonwealth University, 2020).
  • Not sure? Take the opportunity to try something new. Meditation has been shown to help with stress, anxiety and sleep issues. Learn how to meditate with this beginner’s guide. The app Insight Timer is another great, free tool with thousands of guided meditations that range from one minute to two hours, so there are options for all levels of practice (Virginia Commonwealth University, 2020).

Other Wellness Resources

Additional wellness related information related to stress management, mindfulness and resources to support your holistic health can also be found on the TFH website.

The Scripps Be Well Campus App is our online news publication that you might find particularly interesting and helpful at this time. It is filled with relevant holistic wellness resources to help us learn new routines, modify or maintain our existing ones to fit our current lifestyles:

Remember: We’re in This Together!! 


TimelyMD and Campus.Health

The Claremont Colleges have contracted with TimelyMD, a provider of online medical and counseling services, to offer a telehealth option, Campus.Health, to all TCC students—undergraduate as well as graduate—to expand and supplement services currently available at Student Health Services and Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services. Campus.Health makes it easy for students to get quality medical and mental health care online or from their phone, anytime they need it. Students now have access to Campus.Health, which provides 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care for all students, at no cost! To get started, visit Campus.Health. Register now and use the service when you need it.

Campus.Health offers the following unlimited free visits with student-focused, licensed physicians and counselors:

  • 24/7 access to on-demand medical care
  • 24/7 access to TalkNow emotional support

Campus.Health is accessible from any location within the United States on any smartphone or web-enabled device. This is a pilot project that will be available to students until the end of the semester.

To use Campus.Health services, students should:

  • Visit the Campus.Health website or
  • Visit the Apple or Android stores to download the free TimelyMD app
  • Set up a profile and at checkout, enter institution’s customized coupon code (SCRIPPS2020)

Students who have left campus and wish to be provided with referrals in their local area may request assistance from their current MCAPS therapist, their off-campus community therapist, or via FormStack.

Students who reside in California may request an approved list of providers offering teletherapy services by emailing

Students with SHIP (Aetna) medical insurance can also access telemedicine appointments, including behavioral health appointments.

Emergency Services Contact Information

Below are helpful phone numbers for a variety of emergency issues:

  • Campus Safety: (909) 607-2000
  • Dean on-call: (909) 621-8277, M-F 8am-5pm (and then via Campus Safety)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
  • Project Sister 24/7 Hotline: (909)626-4357
  • Therapist On-Call: (909) 621-8202 (press 1 after hours)
  • Trevor Project: LGBTQ: 1 (866) 488-7386 suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth
  • The LiveSafe app is available for non-emergencies: Download the LiveSafe app
  • To report a non-emergent incident: Incident Report Form

Personal belongings left on campus have been inventoried and are being stored off-site by the College. Once a return date has been established, students will be notified regarding the return and retrieval process.

Planning for room selection for 2020-2021 is still underway. A notice to students will be shared, detailing residential options, in the coming days, with selection dates slated for July 2020.  All room selection processes will take place on the housing portal, so contact us at if you are having issues with accessing the portal.

The EmPOWER Center addresses sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking through 7C-wide educational programming and confidential support to students impacted by these forms of violence. EmPOWER is an open and affirming space for all. During this time, we continue to serve and engage 7C students in several different ways. Please see information about our current programs/services below.

Confidential Support

These services are free, unlimited, open to all 7C students, and there is no waitlist.

  • Phone/Skype sessions with a Project Sister Family Services counselor located at EmPOWER: to schedule, please call 909.607.0690.
  • Phone/Zoom sessions with the EmPOWER director, Rima Shah, a confidential advocate: to schedule, please call 909.607.2689 or email
  • Weekly Open Hours (drop-in/no appointment required) with the EmPOWER director, Rima Shah: Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. PST (these are one-on-one, confidential Zoom sessions)

Educational Programs/Outreach

We hope to continue to foster a community at the 7Cs where enthusiastic consent, healthy relationships, mutual respect, being an engaged bystander, healthy masculinity, and supporting survivors is the norm. Please join us in our efforts:

  • #EmPOWERCares: Follow EmPOWER’s social media awareness campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April and watch videos, learn about support resources for survivors and their friends/family, learn self-care tips, and more.
  • Attend one of our upcoming Learn How to Support a Survivor workshops:
    • Friday, April 17, 1-2:30 p.m. PST (register here and receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting)
    • Tuesday, April 28, 1-2:30 p.m. PST (register here and receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting)

For general support, international students can reach out to your Primary Contact Dean Jenn Wells by email at or by scheduling an appointment.

Questions or concerns related to visas can be addressed to Marge Kligerman in the Registrar Office at

Additionally, international students seeking academic writing support from Pam Bromley, Ph.D. on Mondays from 2-5 p.m. PDT and Fridays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. PDT can do so via email at or by booking an appointment.

International Place is also available by calling +1(909)607-4571 or emailing Additionally, you can receive updates in the I-Place weekly e-newsletter and on Facebook and Instagram.

Though we have moved to an online platform for learning and community, Scripps College affirms our Principles of Community, Principles of Diversity, and community standards. As students, faculty, and staff, we are all deserving of a learning and working environment free of bias, bullying, harassment, and discrimination. Our College values inclusion, diversity, equity, and access, and we find these values even more important during difficult and trying times. Below you will find resources to aid in maintaining and supporting our inclusive online environment:

Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement is committed to providing you opportunities to build community, especially during your time away from the campus.  Follow us on Instagram or Facebook to learn about upcoming virtual programs and events and CLORG registration.

New Student Programs and Orientation (NSPO)

New Student Programs and Orientation (NSPO) is looking forward to Fall 2020 and continues to prepare to welcome our incoming students during orientation. We will still be seeking students to serve as peer mentors and mentor coordinators.  The application process will be shared in the coming weeks. For more information, contact us at


SCORE continues to provide community spaces for students to engage with each other and with staff.  Please see our list of programs below!

Laspa Center for Leadership

The Laspa Center for Leadership has created a 2020 Community Action Grant to support projects that help a student’s hometown community better cope with the impact of COVID-19. These grants will cover materials, supplies, and other incidentals up to $2,000. Other opportunities for grants and awards including the We Act Grants will continue (with travel restrictions); please visit the Laspa Center website or email for more information.

The Center is converting leadership-based workshops and the Financial Literacy Program to online events in addition to discussion forums. Search for upcoming events on Handshake or the Laspa Center website. Other online resources include the Forte Foundation who is changing the balance of power in the workplace and transforming leadership in every field that business touches. They offer a fully online Rising Star Program  which is a free opportunity to develop new skills, network with powerful women, and show leading employers that you have what it takes to succeed in the workplace – and when you’re done, you get to add the Rising Star designation to your resume. All Scripps students can register for an account using their Scripps email address.

The Center hopes to still host the annual Student Leadership Institute this summer, August 19-21, 2020. Those students interested in presenting are encouraged to submit a conference proposal. More information is available here.

Stay connected and look for inspirational stories and resources on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Career Planning & Resources (CP&R)

Career Counseling appointments: Career Counseling appointments are now fully virtual. Students can schedule appointments online via the Career Center tab on handshake, for a day and time that works for them via Zoom or telephone.

Workshops and alumnae panels: CP&R skills-based workshops and alumnae panels are in the process of being scheduled/converted to online events where possible. Check for updates in CP&R’s weekly newsletter the Career Courier and search for upcoming events on handshake.

Employer info sessions and workshops: Employer info sessions/workshops are likewise in the process of being converted to virtual events where feasible. Please keep in mind that while it is relatively easy for career counselors to make this transition, it may take more time for employers to shift to a virtual format. Students can filter for virtual sessions in the Events tab in handshake by choosing Event Search, and clicking “virtual session” in the type section of filters.

CP&R will continue to send targeted emails regarding internship/job/event opportunities to students based on their handshake career interests. To ensure you receive information about career related opportunities update your career interests click on your initials in the top right-hand corner of handshake, choose Career Interests, and click all that apply.

CP&R Summer Internship Grant funding: Many things have changed both at Scripps and globally since the Internship Grant application deadline in February. Scripps College has since restricted College-sponsored travel through June 30 in response to COVID-19 and we cannot predict if this will be extended. On March 25, students who received conditional approval for a grant or who were on the waiting list received an Internship Grant update from Valinda Lee, Associate Director of CP&R. Any questions that students have regarding their specific situation may be sent to her via email at

Online Career Resources: The following resources are available via the Handshake Resources tab:

  • Vault Career Guides provide excellent industry guides, company rankings and research, career path guides and internship listings
  • Real World Ready is an online suite of go-at-your-own-pace video tutorials aimed to demystify a number of post-grad topics students and recent grads often wonder about including: Personal Finance, Health Care, Finding a Job and Accepting the Offer, Leasing an Apartment, Student Loans, Starting a New Job, Your First Year after School, Graduate School
  • Fairygodboss is a career community for women to share their workplace experiences and the inside scoop on the pay, culture, benefits and policies at their employers. Their website offers company ratings and reviews, job listings, discussion boards and career advice

Find more career related support and information at the Career Planning & Resources website and bookmark CP&R’s online Career Services Guide for a quick reference to career development tips and tools. Follow us on Instagram to stay up to date on announcements, deadlines and career related content.

If you are a current student who still has unanswered questions and you need additional support or questions answered, please contact your Primary Contact Dean.

Faculty or staff who know of a student needing assistance and were not able to find an answer from the above resources are encouraged to contact the students Primary Contact Dean or you can fill out the Student Support Resource Form.