Santa Clara University


Arrival at SCU

Reporting to Santa Clara University

Upon arriving at Santa Clara University, all new students, including transfer students, are required to bring the following documents to the Global Engagement Office in the first floor of Varsi Hall within 15-days of arrival (failure to do so will result in the termination of your F-1/J-1 student visa):

  • SCU SEVIS issued visa document and I-20's/DS-2019s from all previous schools attended
  • Passport with F-1/J-1 visa stamp
  • I-94

Change of status students will need to check in with a copy of the I-797 approval notice upon receipt of the approval.

Please note that failure to check-in with ISS within 15-days of the begin date of classes will result in the termination of your F-1/J-1 student status. Remember, it is ultimately your responsibility to maintain your immigration status. Also note that the transfer process is not complete until you check-in at ISS. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact International Students & Scholars Program in the Global Engagement Office at 408-551-3019.


New Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is mandatory  for all new incoming international (F-1 and J-1) students. Topics  covered during the orientation will assist international students with  adapting to a new environment. Students may use this opportunity to  learn more about the SCU campus and gain valuable information regarding  visa issues/immigration regulations. 

We look forward to meeting each of our new students during the International Student Welcome Week! Note that there is a $125 orientation fee for Fall 2014 incoming students. The International Student Orientation is mandatory, and regardless of attendance, the orientation fee is automatically charged to your eCampus account.  To register for the orientation, please click here.