Santa Clara University

New Student Orientation

Welcome Weekend

The official start to the academic year begins with move-in on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Welcome Weekend is designed for all new students — residential, commuter, and transfer students.

2015 Schedule

The schedule is available in three different formats:

  • Download the PDF version
  • A limited number of print versions will be available at Welcome Weekend check-in
  • Mobile app via Guidebook

Instructions to download the Guidebook mobile app version:

  • Go to the app store on your phone or tablet
  • Download the Guidebook app
  • Open the Guidebook app on your phone or tablet
  • Search for "SCU Welcome Weekend 2015"

Saturday, September 19, 2015

In the morning there will be a Get Organized! Vendor Fair. This fair brings together the most popular on- and off-campus vendors including local banks, stores, hotels, restaurants, and services available to SCU students and their families. Many on-campus offices will also be available at the fair to answer questions and provide resources.

In the afternoon President Michael Engh, S.J. will welcome more than 3,000 new students and parents during his annual President's Welcome.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

In the morning all new students and their families are invited to attend the welcome mass and reception. After the mass families are asked to say their goodbyes by noon. Sunday afternoon and evening are dedicated to student-only activities.


Information about moving into the residence halls during Welcome Weekend can be found here:

 Welcome Weekend

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