Santa Clara University

New Student Orientation

Transfer Students

We are excited to have you as part of our community of scholars. While you have already attended classes at another institution, there is much for you to learn to make a smooth transition into our community here at SCU.

Winter Transfer Student Orientation- Online

All winter term transfer students are required to complete an online Orientation by Friday, December 5, 2014. After you accept your enrollment at Santa Clara, you will be contacted by the Office of New Student Programs with further instruction about how to complete the online requirements.  Online orientation will prepare you to register for classes, learn about our academic and campus programs, and find out how you can get involved with the Santa Clara community.

During the first week of classes, all transfer students will be invited to a Transfer Dinner! More details will be out soon!

Summer Transfer Student Orientation - Friday, September 18, 2015

Once you submit your enrollment confirmation and fee, you will be able to make your reservation for Transfer Orientation. Reservations should be made no later than June 15, 2015 by logging onto eCampus with your username and password provided by the Undergraduate Admission Office. A confirmation notice and additional information about these programs will be sent to you upon receipt of your reservation. If you need to make changes to your orientation reservation, simply log into your eCampus account and click the Orientation Reservation link.

All transfer students are required to attend Transfer Orientation. At orientation you will register for classes, learn about our academic and campus programs, meet fellow students, and find out how you can get involved with the Santa Clara community.

All transfer students are charged a one-time $130 program fee, which covers the costs of both Transfer Orientation and Welcome Weekend. This fee covers meals, materials, publications, activities, and administrative costs. The charge will be made to your student account shortly after orientation.

Transfer students that will be living on-campus may move into their residence hall in September. More information regarding your move-in will be available to you throughout the summer. If you have questions about housing, please contact Housing and Residence Life at (408) 554-4900 or

Pre-Orientation Advising Workshops

To help you learn about Santa Clara’s curriculum, the Drahmann Center offers pre-orientation workshops. During these ninety minute sessions, University Advisors will introduce you to the curriculum, highlight the relationship between the core curriculum and major requirements, and discuss preliminary schedule planning. Workshops dates will be announced soon.

You will be contacted in June 2015 to schedule a pre-orientation workshop.

Welcome Weekend

Transfer students and their families are encouraged to attend Welcome Weekend.  More specific information will be available online in the summer and will be mailed to you in mid-August.


 Transfer Students

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