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Arrival at Santa Clara University
There are three major airports in the vicinity of Santa Clara University. San Jose Mineta International Airport is about 5 minutes from campus, but most international flights coming into the area will arrive at San Francisco International Airport. The third airport is in Oakland, which is about 40 minutes away, depending on traffic.
If you would like to be picked up at the airport upon arrival, our office needs to know the following information:
1. Airport you are arriving at
Please know that we can always find someone to pick you up from the San Jose International Airport. If you are arriving into the San Francisco or the Oakland airports we can not promise a pick up. We will make every effort to pick you up, however, you may have to rely on a shuttle service which usually costs about $25 to $30.
We are now putting together a Mentor Program and will be assigning Santa Clara students to meet you at the airport and bring you to campus. Please fill out the Mentor Program application if you are interested in participating in this new program and meeting new people at SCU.
If you decide to come directly to campus on your own without letting us know your flight information, please stop by the International Programs Office when you get here to say hello and introduce yourself!
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
If you are going to be living on-campus, and are planning on attending this mandatory International Student Orientation, then you may be able to move into your room early with special permission from the Housing Office at SCU. We will let them know that you will be attending the International Student Orientation and you will be allowed to move in early.
ACCESS (STUDENT ID) CARD
You will need to go by the ACCESS Card Office in the Benson Center to get your card. You can get your ACCESS card anytime after you are registered for at least one class in the system.
We hope you have a safe and enjoyable journey. We look forward to meeting you and working with you this coming year.
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