Scripps Day

Tenth Annual Scripps Day

Friday, June 16, 2017

Join us in celebrating the Walter Munk Centennial!

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

Our outstanding scientists, students, alumni, and staff are invited to hang (ten) 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 $5 per guest (free for ages 3 and under) to help offset the price of food, drink, and activities. This fee (cash only) will be collected at the registration table on the day of the event. Thank you for your understanding in these difficult budget times.

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


All Day

  • Free entry to Birch Aquarium at Scripps for registered Scripps Day participants

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • William E. & Mary B. Ritter Memorial Fellowship Lecture (Scripps Seaside Forum)

          Rodolfo John Alaniz, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Open Houses

  • Scripps Pier
  • Old Scripps Building
  • MAS MBC and MAS CSP Capstone Showcase (Ted Scripps Room)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Open Houses

  •  Scripps Oceanographic Collections (Vaughan Hall Courtyard)

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Scripps Day Program

  • Scripps Day recognition program and keynote talk by Scripps alumnus Bruce Howe, Professor of Ocean and Resources Engineering at University of Hawaii at Manoa and former advisee of Walter Munk (Scripps Seaside Forum Auditorium)

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Celebration

  • Oceanfront lawn party with food, beverages, games and live music (Scripps Seaside Forum)