Santa Clara University

Housing Office

Why Live on Campus

We know you are excited about your decision to attend Santa Clara University. Once you take a look at the advantages of living on campus, we hope that excitement just continues to grow. More than half of the student body and over 90 percent of our freshman students live on campus in unique Residential Learning Communities. They have discovered …

students walking in front of Sobrato Hall

A great sense of community – Belong to a Residential Learning Community sharing common interests with other SCU students, faculty, and staff. Since living on campus is a central part of the college experience, there’s no better way than to share it with others, many of whom will become life long friends. Taking classes while living together make collaboration and studying together easy.

It’s convenient - Walk to class, Leavey Activities Center, Mayer Theatre, the Library, Malley Fitness Center , Benson Center and more. You can’t get any closer. Forget the busy streets and the parking hassles and enjoy your easy access to all of the social and cultural activities the campus can offer. There’s even time to walk back to your room to relax between classes or dash back to pick up a forgotten book.

More than just a room - Our price is all-inclusive. All utilities, SCU’s high speed Internet, cable TV, and local phone with voice mail are included. No separate bills to pay. Enjoy one of the most flexible dining plans in the country too. Choose from a variety of dining options at five venues anytime any day with the flexibility to host your off campus friends or family whenever you’d like. No more set meal schedules or counts to restrict you!

We encourage you to visit the links provided throughout our web site. The information will help you get familiar with the different RLC’s, the costs, and the housing application process. We hope you discover what our residents already know. Living on campus is the best way to go!


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