SCU Live and SCU Live on Tour
Congratulations on your acceptance to Santa Clara University!
SCU LIVE is an event for admitted students and their families who are excited to kick off their lifelong experience as a Bronco. Future Broncos are invited to visit with the SCU community and tour the campus to explore areas they might not have had a chance to check out before. This is an approximately two-hour opportunity for those families who are eager to start building a community and may not be able to come visit for Preview Day.
SCU Live on Tour: We are coming to you! Learn more about SCU as you hear from local alumni, current students, and admission staff. You'll also get to mingle with other prospective Broncos in your area.
SCU Live on Tour
Check out the locations and dates below.
SCU Live Fridays
Join us on campus to celebrate your admission to Santa Clara and get a glimpse of what it like to be a Bronco. We have SCU Live sessions available on the following dates:
- Friday, January 20, 2023
- Friday, January 27, 2023
- Friday, February 3, 2023
- Friday, February 10, 2023
- Friday, February 17, 2023
- Friday, March 3, 2023
- Friday, March 10, 2023
- Friday, April 21, 2023
- Friday, April 28, 2023
Optional Drop-in Office Hours
If you would like to connect with select campus programs we invite you to join us early/prior to the SCU Live program start. If you would like to connect with just a few of the offices, only an hour is necessary but if you want time to meet with them all, we would recommend coming in at 1:00 PM. Please check-in at the Admission Office prior to attending any drop-in office hours. Maps will be provided at check-in.
Counselor Presentation and Student Program
Official program starts. This will be an indoor program hosted by the Undergraduate Admission Office along with a student program led by our Student Ambassadors. The counselor presentation will include an overview of Santa Clara in addition to information specific to admitted students.
Admitted Student Campus Tour
Bring comfortable walking shoes to walk around our beautiful campus. This will be an outdoor campus tour for admitted students geared towards the Bronco experience.
Office and Departments Participating in Drop-in Office Hours
|*Denotes Offices with limited dates availability|
Assists students and families with billing, financial aid and registration needs. They provide support for Bursar, Financial Aid and Registrar-related questions. One Stop is available to answer your questions but is not available for 1-on-1 financial aid appointments. Appointments can be done in-person, over the phone, and over zoom. Those appointments can be found here.
Come visit the Housing Office to answer your housing and meal-plan related questions. Housing tours will be unavailable but our wonderful housing staff is here to welcome you to campus and go over any questions you might have.
Located at the heart of Santa Clara University's campus, the de Saisset Museum aims to inspire curiosity, provoke dialogue, and encourage reflection. As one of three South Bay museums to hold accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, the de Saisset maintains the highest standards in exhibitions, programs, and collections care. The organization was founded in 1955 through a generous bequest from the de Saisset family.
Ciocca Center is a campus resource that encourages the Entrepreneurial Mindset through academics, hands-on learning, and university-wide programs and events.
An entrepreneur understands and recognizes a problem or pain point and has the determination to solve it. This form of empathy, and the courage to pursue new ideas, innovate and find solutions to problems, is the Entrepreneurial Mindset.
Open to all majors!
Campus recreation oversees our facilities (like our student gym), intramural sports, club sports and other programming. Visit them at the Malley Center to answer all of your questions about our recreation programs at Santa Clara. You are also welcome to take a self-guided tour around our gym if you would like to see the facilities! Just make sure you sign in at the front desk to get a visitor pass.
Office for Multicultural Learning
As a part of the Inclusive Excellence Division, the Office for Multicultural Learning is committed to promoting social justice, building bridges across diverse communities, and celebrating differences of students at Santa Clara University. In addition, we advocate for historically underrepresented populations and educate the whole person within the context of Jesuit values.
As a part of the Office for Multicultural Learning, the Rainbow Resource Center (RRC) educates, empowers, and celebrates the experiences and identities of the LGBTQ+ community at Santa Clara University. The RRC maintains an affirming, inclusive, and welcoming environment for people of all identities. In addition, we advocate for those who self-identify within the wide spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions and educate the whole person within the context of Jesuit values.
The Wellness Center utilizes evidence-based initiatives to promote a culture of holistic health that empowers students to make informed decisions and develop self-efficacy in achieving intellectual, spiritual, social, physical, and emotional well-being. The Wellness Center strives to promote a culture of well-being where students identify and practice lifelong skills that improve their quality of life.
We are home to three student groups: the Peer Health Educators, the Violence Prevention Educators, and the Collegiate Recovery Program.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics*
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics has been the leader in applied ethics since 1986. Our comprehensive approach to enlightening people and organizations through materials offered on our website, customized engagements with organizations, and our commitment to Santa Clara University students to be trained in applied ethics has continued to increase our impact. Our Framework for Ethical Decision-Making is recognized by the people and organizations that reach out to the Center for resources as a clear and helpful process to make better decisions.
*Only available for the following dates:
LEAD Presents: SCU Live
LEAD Presents: SCU Live
Join us on Saturday, March 18th to learn more about what it is like to be a first-generation college student at Santa Clara. This program is co-hosted by the LEAD Scholars program. A first-generation college student is a student whose parent(s) did not receive a degree from a four-year university/college.
All first-gen students will be invited to attend. Register here.
To learn more about the LEAD Scholars Program, click here.
Here are some recommended restaurants near campus!
Luna Mexican Kitchen
1495 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
*Co-owned by a Santa Clara alum
3200 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
*Co-owned by a Santa Clara alum
Recommendation: Their fries and onion rings are delicious and crispy.
2047 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
SCU Live on Tour: Selected Dates in March and April.
We are coming to you! Learn more about SCU as you hear from local alumni, current students, and admission staff. You'll also get to mingle with other prospective Broncos in your area.
You will receive an invitation to register via email, where you can select your preferred location. Release date to be announced.
SCU Admitted Student Events
Remember that we have other admitted student programs you can join!
Virtual Preview Week: Week of April 3
Can't come on campus? Check out our virtual offering where you will have opportunities to ask questions to current students, faculty and staff through interactive presentations.
Unity Night: Friday, April 14
Join us for Unity Night, an exclusive multicultural program that celebrates your admission and celebrates the diverse culture and heritage of our SCU community.
Preview Day: Saturday, April 15
At Preview Day, you’ll find out what it means to be a student at SCU! Meet faculty, staff, and current students through a day full of tours, presentations, conversations, and a behind-the-scenes look at what awaits you as a future Bronco.
By attending, you grant Santa Clara University permission to copyright, use, reuse, and publish any photograph and/or video and/or voice recording taken of you by the University in connection with the event. Additionally, in compliance with ADA/504, please notify us if you require closed captioning on this virtual session at least 72 hours in advance at (408) 554-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The well-being and safety of our visitors and campus community are our top priority. During your in-person visit, we will be following federal, state, and local public health orders; as well as institutional policies, to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
We recommend all guests, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks while indoors. We recommend the use of N95, KN95, or KF94 masks for the best protection against Covid-19 variants.
Admitted event for first-generation students.*
*Please note you will need your portal log-in to register.*