The Motley prepares for 40th year

Julia Howard, '14Guest contributor, Motley Head Manager.

The time is almost here: the Motley will be opening its doors on Thurs., Sept. 12, and it is an opening you don’t want to miss. The Motley is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, and we want everyone from the community to come for the opening night birthday bash! The Motley will be open and serving drinks and delicious treats from 8 p.m. to midnight and there will be live music by Skylar Funk and Mildura, in addition to some other fun party tunes. It will be a night filled with dreamy drinks, dancing and downright good fun—we hope to see you there!

You may have noticed this week as you passed through Seal Court that the Motley is starting to come alive again after taking a rest this summer. The machines are warming up, the products shipments are coming in, barista hiring and training is underway, and the managers are hard at work to get the Motley in tip top shape for opening night. As all the managers are feverishly working to gear up for opening and the there are some exciting opportunities this semester we wanted to alert students about.

If you are a musician and interested in performing in the Motley please contact our Music Manager, Lucy Blumberg at

Clubs and organizations that are interested in hosting an event at the Motley Please contact our Community Engagement Manager, Katelyn Muir at

If you are interested in baking for the Motley you should contact our Products 2 Manager, Catherine Holcombe at, and save the date for the Student Bake Off in your calendar: Fri., Sept. 20 at 3 p.m.

In addition to the various opportunities for members of our community to actively participate in our space, we wanted to announce that our sponsorship program has reopened for the semester. We have different sponsorship applications. One is only for Scripps students that would like individual funding for your thesis or a project. Our community sponsorship is open to any organizations at the 5Cs, and students at the 5Cs can apply to our Corn Mug Sponsorship program. All applications can be found on our website,, and any questions can be referred to the Assistant Head Manager, Eden Olsen at We look forward to reviewing your applications!

Finally, I would like to personally introduce myself, Julia Howard, as this year’s Head Manager of the Motley Coffeehouse. I am incredibly excited to work with such a talented, dedicated and fun group of managers and baristas, and am also looking forward to collaborating with members of the community. Please email me if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions for the Motley at