Elm Tree Lawn
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Elm Tree Lawn, designed in the early 1930s and planted in 1939, is a grand allée of American elms. It has been the site for graduation ceremonies each spring since 1947. As Coats and Harvey Sahak observe, "At the east end of the vista is Revelle House .which now houses the Alumnae Office, and at the west end is the monumental archway leading to Balch Auditorium and Balch Hall, the campus's earliest academic building. The symbolic movement of graduating students from the College's classrooms to the alumnae house makes for a memorable procession beneath the canopy of greens" (Bruce Coats and Judy Harvey Sahak, Guide to the Scripps College Campus [Claremont, CA: Scripps College, 2002]).
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