Housing for the residential portion of the institute has been arranged at the beautiful and historic campus of Scripps College, one block away from Claremont Graduate University.Participants will stay at Toll Residence Hall in single dormitory rooms. Shared dorm-style bathrooms are available, and sheets, blanket, pillow, pillowcase, and towels (bath, hand and washcloth) will be provided. The residence hall has wi-fi and air conditioning.

Toll Hall is the oldest residence hall of Scripps College and features lovely common spaces.

Accommodations at Scripps College will cost $580 total ($58 per night). These costs will be automatically deducted from the stipend.

For those participants who prefer hotel accommodations, the DoubleTree Hotel in Claremont is one mile away from Claremont Graduate University. Room rates start at about $180 per night. Participants will be responsible for arranging their own accommodations there, and will need to let the institute manager know as soon as possible that they will not need housing at Scripps College. Participants will also be responsible for their own transportation to and from CGU every day.

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Toll Hall Browsing Room

Star Courtyard

Institute Location

During the residential portion of the institute, participants will meet daily at McManus conference room on the campus of CGU. View a map of the campus.


Several meals will be taken at the Scripps College dining hall known as the Malott Commons (usually breakfast and lunch). Note that there are few other dining options within close walking distance of CGU.


The historic Claremont Village is about a mile away from CGU. The village is an excellent option for weekend meals and dinners. It features over 150 shops and restaurants.
Claremont Village

Academic Resources

Institute participants will have access to the Claremont Colleges Library, including Special Collections which houses the Gomez Collection on Mexican Mormon History.

Honnold Mudd Library


The closest airport to Claremont Graduate University is Ontario International Airport (ten miles away). Los Angeles Airport – LAX is another option (50 miles away).

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