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Visits & Events

The best way to get to know Santa Clara University is to visit campus and see it for yourself.

The full campus visit experience includes a 30-minute information session, 30-minute student panel, and an hour-long student-led tour.

An admission counselor will discuss academic programs, the application process, and financial aid. Our student ambassador panel will share perspectives about undergraduate life.

Information Sessions and Campus Tours

Campus tours are offered Monday through Friday and most Saturdays during the academic year. We also have group tour options and select academic department tours. High school/college counselors, independent education consultants and other non-student/parent individual visitors are asked to register here!

If you are in the area but unable to visit during one of our scheduled program times, or if you visit at a time when class isn't in session, you can still experience Santa Clara University via our mobile self-guided tour. Download the SCU app here!

Monday – Friday

9 a.m.

Counselor presentation & student ambassador panel

10 a.m.

Campus tour

1 p.m.

Counselor presentation & student ambassador panel

2 p.m.

Campus tour

Make your reservation using our visit calendar. Online registration for any given day will remain open until we reach our capacity; otherwise, online registration will close the day prior to the tour date. For same-day drop-in visits please call us at 408-554-4700 to check availability.

Where To Go

Information sessions and campus tours start at the Office of Undergraduate Admission located in the Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission & Enrollment Services Building. Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to park and check in.


Santa Clara does not conduct interviews as a formal part of the admission process. During your visit you may request to speak to an admission counselor to ask questions in confidence or to address any topics not covered in our information session and tour. Ultimately, we want you to leave SCU with all your questions answered. 

Class Visits

Class visits are not available to prospective students. Students can sign up for a class visit once they are accepted to Santa Clara by registering for Shadow SCU. 

Specialty Tours                       

Beyond the main campus tour, some departments and schools offer specialty tours of their facilities. Please contact the school or department directly for more information. 

School of Engineering Tour

To book your reservation visit the Engineering tour site.

Theatre and Dance Tour

Contact (408) 554-4989