Santa Clara University


Santa Clara University has a long history of welcoming international students to our academic community. This website aims to introduce the sometimes complex and confusing U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) rules which govern the immigration status of international students on campus.


Travel Alert

Because of the Boston bombings involving an international student who withheld information from federal agents, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has increased re-entry screening for international students returning from travel abroad. It is very possible that if you are traveling abroad this summer, you will be sent to secondary interrogation where CBP will confirming that your SEVIS record is in "active" status. If your record has been terminated in the past, be prepared to show supporting documentation and to explain how your case was resolved. This additional screening could cause delays so plan ahead, especially if you will be making connections once you arrive in the US. There is no need to panic though if you are sent to secondary interrogation, as it will be common practice for all international students until further notice.


Walk-In Office Hours

Walk-In Office Hours

Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

We are located on the first floor of Varsi Hall. Feel free to stop by during the walk-in hours with any questions or advising needs. To meet with an advisor outside of the walk-in office hours, please contact the International Student Peer Advisor at (408) 551-7037 to schedule an appointment.

Mailing Address

Santa Clara University
Global Engagement Office
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Phone: 408-551-7037
Fax: 408-554-2340

If you are experiencing an emergency outside of ISS office hours, contact Campus Safety at 408-554-4444.


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