Scripps Day

12th Annual Scripps Day

Friday, June 14, 2019

Grab your Hawaiian shirts and join your Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego friends to celebrate another great year!

Our outstanding scientists, students, alumni, and staff are invited to come chill with old friends and new ones to commemorate Scripps's achievements of the past year. Central to this event will be the announcement of graduating students, recognition of honors received by members of the Scripps community, open houses across campus, and an alumni keynote address.

This is an opportunity for all of Scripps to come together for a day of fun and camaraderie in our own beautiful backyard, and thank you for all you do to keep Scripps thriving.

Let us know you're coming with an RSVP!


ATTIRE: Scripps casual (Hawaiian shirts encouraged!)

COST: Scripps Day is an internal celebration of Scripps accomplishments. All events and refreshments are complimentary for current Scripps students, scientists, staff, alumni, Ancient Mariners, and families of graduating students. If you are interested in bringing a non-Scripps guest, please indicate so when you RSVP. We are requesting a $5 donation per guest (free for ages 3 and under) to help offset the price of food, drink, and activities. Donations will be collected at the registration table on the day of the event. 

BE GREEN: In the spirit of Scripps's commitment to sustainability and the environment, we encourage you to bring a reusable cup for water and other beverages.

*Bring I.D. if you plan to drink alcoholic beverages.

QUESTIONS: or 858-534-5604

Scripps Day Recognition Ceremony FAQs


7:30 – 9 am

Staff Breakfast (Pawka Green)

11 am – 4:30 pm

Birch Aquarium Gift Shop 20% Sale (Robert Scripps Room)

12 – 1 pm

Undergraduate Recognition Program (Scripps Seaside Forum Auditorium)

Followed by a reception for graduates and their families

12:30 – 2 pm

Scripps Pier Open House

Old Scripps Building Open House

Old Director's House Open House

MAS MBC and MAS CSP Capstone Showcase (Ted Scripps Room)

1 – 3 pm

Beach Clean-Up (Scripps Seaside Forum Lawn)

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Scripps Oceanographic Collections Open House (Vaughan Hall)

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Masters and PhD Recognition Program (Scripps Seaside Forum Auditorium)

4:30 pm – 7 pm

Scripps Day Celebration (Scripps Seaside Forum Lawn)

An oceanfront lawn party with games, food, beverages and live music.

All Day

Free entry to Birch Aquarium at Scripps and 20% discount at the Aquarium Gift and Bookstore