Campus Visits

Maps and Directions

The Office of Admission is located in Balch Hall, Room 100.

Event Registration

Register online for visit events.

To cancel your appointment, please call the Office of Admission at (909) 621-8149. To reschedule, you need to cancel your original appointment by phone and then register again online for the new date and time.

Possible Campus Visits

Sample Visit #1

1:15 p.m. Information Session
2:00 p.m. Campus Tour
3:00 p.m. Interview

Sample Visit #2

10:00 a.m. Campus Tour
11:00 a.m. Class Visit
12:00 p.m. Lunch at Malott
1:15 p.m. Information Session

Sample Visit #3

4:00 p.m. Overnight Stay
9:00 a.m. Class Visit
10:00 a.m. Coffee at the Motley
11:00 a.m. Interview
12:00 p.m. Campus Tour

Scripps College’s intellectually stimulating environment, the physical beauty of our campus, and the warmth of our community can’t be fully communicated through a website. We encourage you and your family to come visit us in person.

Students may register online for one or more of the following events: campus tour, information session, admission interview, and overnight stay.

First time to campus? Join us for a campus tour and information session.
Been here before? Add an interview, overnight stay, or class visit.


Campus Tour

Our student-led campus tour provides a close-up view of the facilities and resources available at Scripps, as well as insight into the academic and social life of the College. All tours last approximately one hour. Online reservations are recommended but not required.

General Tour Hours

For general planning purposes only. Please consult the campus tour calendar for the most current schedule.

  • Fall Semester: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • October – Mid-November: Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
  • Winter Break: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Spring Semester: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • Summer Break: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.

During exams and school breaks tours will be offered on a limited basis. For same-day tours, contact the Office of Admission at 909.621.8149 to confirm tour times offered.

Group Tours for High Schools and Community-Based Organizations

One-hour tours and short information sessions for groups of up to 20 female high school students are available on a case-by-case basis. Group tours are typically offered as follows:

  • September 23 – November 22: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • January 27 – March 28: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
  • May – August: 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.

Please submit an online request to have your group tour request considered by the Office of Admission.


Information Session

Led by a Scripps admission officer, these 45-minute sessions include a presentation about Scripps College and the admission process, and will feature plenty of time for questions and discussion. You may register online to attend, or sign up in the Office of Admission.

General Info Session Hours

For general planning purposes only. Please consult the information session calendar for the most current schedule.

  • Year-round: Monday-Friday, 1:15 p.m.
  • October – Mid-November: Saturday, 10:15 a.m.

For same-day information sessions, contact the Office of Admission at 909.621.8149 to confirm times offered.


Admission Interview

While not required for admission, an interview can give you the opportunity to discuss your interests and goals, and to learn more about Scripps and the admission process. Online reservations are required for on-campus interviews and must be made with at least 5 days advance notice.

Interview Policies

From May 1 to December 13, interviews for rising and current high school seniors are available on campus.

  • May-December: Monday-Friday, offered at various times throughout the day
  • October -November: Saturday, 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.

From May 1 to November 15, interviews for spring transfer applicants are available on campus.

  • May-December: Monday-Friday, offered at various times throughout the day

From January 6 to April 11, interviews for fall transfer applicants are available on campus.

  • January-April: Monday-Friday, offered at various times throughout the day

 Interview Deadlines

  •  November 15: Early Decision I, Spring Transfer applicants
  • December 13: Early Decision II, Regular Decision applicants
  • April 11: Fall Transfer applicants

Visit our Off Campus & Alumnae Interviews page for more information about interviewing options in your local area.


Overnight Stay

Current high school seniors can experience life on campus by spending the night in a Scripps residence hall, hosted by a current student. Online reservations are required for overnight stays and must be made with at least 10 days advance notice.

  • September 23 – December 5: Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m.
  • January 27 – May 1: Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m.

Overnight guests should check in at the Office of Admission at 4:00 p.m. Meals in the dining hall are provided by the College. Don’t forget to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and towel for your stay.

Required Overnight Stay Form

All overnight guests must complete the overnight stay emergency information/medical release/liability waiver form. This form is necessary for any prospective student staying overnight in a Scripps College residence. Please complete both pages of this form and either fax it to our office at (909) 607-7508 before your visit or bring it with you to campus. The prospective student WILL NOT be allowed to stay overnight on campus without this form signed by a parent or guardian – NO exceptions.


Class Visit

Attending a class is a great way to experience the academic environment at Scripps. Class visits are open to current high school seniors and transfer applicants; all class visits are subject to availability and professor approval, and only prospective students may attend classes.

During the Spring Semester, January 27 – May 2, prospective students will be able to sign up for class visits upon arrival in the Office of Admission. Courses are typically offered at the following times:

  • 8:00-8:50 a.m., Monday-Friday
  • 9:00-9:50 a.m., Monday-Friday
  • 9:35-10:50 a.m., Tuesday, Thursday
  • 10:00-10:50 a.m., Monday-Friday
  • 11:00-11:50 a.m., Monday-Friday
  • 12:00-1:10 p.m., Monday-Thursday
  • 1:15-2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • 2:45-4:00 or 5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday

Please check in at the Office of Admission during normal business hours (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday) to reserve your spot. Prospective students may only attend courses on the pre-approved class visit list, and visitors may not sign up prior to their arrival on the Scripps campus.


Local Accommodations

Doubletree Hotel Claremont
555 W. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
909.626.2411
800.222.8733
2-minute drive to campus
Request Claremont Colleges rate
Doubletree Hotel Ontario
222 N. Vineyard Ave.
Ontario, CA 91764
909.937.0900
800.222.8733
15-minute drive to campus
Request Scripps College rate
Sheraton Suites Fairplex
601 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
909.622.2220
800.325.3535
10-minute drive to campus
Request Claremont Colleges rate
Sheraton Ontario Airport
429 N. Vineyard Ave.
Ontario, CA 91764
909.937.8000
800.582.2946
15-minute drive to campus
Request Scripps College rate
Casa 425
425 West First Street
Claremont, CA 91711
909.624.CASA
866.450.0425
4-minute drive to campus

Other area accommodations are listed in the Hotel and Restaurant Guide. For discounted SuperShuttle service to/from nearby airports, please click here to receive a 20% discount on shared van ride service or a 10% discount on exclusive van service when you book your ride online. This link will activate the Scripps College group discount code; however, should you need to reference our code, it is T2YEJ.