Santa Clara University

New Student Orientation

International Students

International students are required to attend the New Student Orientation. If you are unable to attend in July, you must attend orientation on Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13.  During this orientation program, you will meet other students, converse with faculty, receive academic advising, and register for your fall quarter classes.

Additionally, all students on an F-1 Visa must register for and attend the mandatory International Student Services meeting to be eligible to enroll at SCU. The date and time of this meeting will be announced at a later date.

Students attending the International Student Orientation will be permitted to move into their residence hall before Orientation. More information regarding your move-in will be available to you throughout the summer. If you have questions about your housing assignment, please contact Housing and Residence Life  at 408-554-4900 or

If you have additional questions regarding Orientation, please contact the Office of New Student Programs at or 408-551-1995. To reach the Office of International Student Services, please call them at 408-551-7090 or visit the International Student Services website.

International Students 

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