Santa Clara University

LEAD Scholars Program

Check-In for Commuter Students

Please plan to arrive on campus on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

When you arrive on campus, you can find parking in any of the parking spots marked with a B, C, or E, including spaces in the Benson Parking Lot, the Cowell Parking Lot or the North Parking Garage. All of these are indicated on the campus map. Because of an event on campus that day, please do not park in the main parking structure, Leavey parking lot or any other reserved lots. Please also do not park in spots with special signs reserving them for a weddings or another events.

After parking, please walk to Kennedy Commons which is located west of Benson Student Center across the lawn. It is a one story building. Enter Kennedy Commons and you will see staff and student from the LEAD Scholars Program available to help you check in.

At 3:30 p.m., we will bring all of the commuter students and their families together to meet each other and commuter LEAD Scholars who are now sophomores, juniors and seniors. These returning students will share their experiences and provide advice on connecting with the campus.

At 4:30 p.m., this group will walk over to a welcome and reception for all of the LEAD Scholars and their families in the new Locatelli Student Center. After this reception, we will host a dinner for just the LEAD Scholars in the Williman Room, Benson Center.

What to Bring

For Sunday, September 13, 2015, please plan to bring yourself, your family, and some paper and a pen. Also plan to bring your RLC and class registration information, and any questions you might have.

For Monday, September 14, 2015, please plan to bring your textbooks and/or money for your textbooks, and class materials.

Textbooks: It is strongly preferred that you purchase your ENGL 1 textbooks before LEAD Week, either through the Campus Bookstore or other retailers so that you have them on the first day of class during LEAD Week. You will continue to use these books through fall quarter and often in winter quarter, as well. The cost of these textbooks can be as much as $200 for new books. In some cases rental or used textbooks are also available. On Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, you will also have some free time to pick-up/purchase your textbook from the campus bookstore, but this will be after your first ENGL class. If you decide to purchase books from other retailers, such as, etc. Please order these books well ahead of time so that you can have them ready for the first day of class.

For more information on textbooks required for your courses, you can go to, click on Shop Online Now, and then on Textbooks on the top of the page and enter in your class information to create a customized list of your textbooks. For more information on how to obtain your textbooks more affordably, please refer to the information sheet, Accessing Affordable Textbooks. For more information on how to purchase textbooks with your financial aid, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Class Materials: When you begin class on Monday, September 14, 2015 also please bring appropriate materials for class including paper, pens, papers, notebooks, binders, dividers, etc. Additionally, you may also want to bring other materials to help you stay organized including wall calendars, daily planners, etc. Having these materials and beginning to use them early on will help you get off to a good start.

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