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New Student Welcome Program

Every winter quarter, Alumni, parents, current students, faculty and staff volunteers embark on the New Student Welcome Program connection project. The goal is to connect with every admitted student and answer any questions new student may have about Santa Clara University (these calls or emails happen in the evenings Monday - Thursday and on Sunday). The volunteers will welcome the admitted students to the Bronco family and share their experience at SCU.  

Here’s what our volunteers had to say about their experience!

  • "The human connection is vital to the mission at SCU. It's fun to be part of that, from the convenience of home and on my own schedule."
  • "It’s one of the most rewarding ways I give back to SCU - and it doesn't take up much time!"
  • "I could hear in the prospective student's voices how much they appreciated receiving my phone call. I am also very proud to be a Bronco, as are most of my friends, so I would do what I can to share my enthusiasm for SCU!"

Participating is as Easy as 1, 2, 3...

You can sign up here to reach out to admitted students for round 1, round 2, or both.

Round 1 is in January-February (Early Decision Admitted Students).

Round 2 is from late March-April (Regular Decision Admitted Students).

You will get an email from when you have been assigned your admitted students. Volunteers will call, text, email or message on Facebook their assigned admitted students. Also included will be all necessary information on how to reach to students, important information, and tips and tricks. The time commitment can vary depending on the needs of your prospective student list but we recommend reserving a least 2-3 hours for outreach over a month and half.

Here are some Tips for Contacting Students

On the portal, you will add notes of each contact and mark the admitted student as contacted.

For more information about the New Student Welcome Program, please contact:

Denise Ho
Assistant Director, Student & Young Alumni Programs
Tel: (408) 554-6955

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