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Whether you’re a first-year student housed in one of our campus living-learning communities or a senior enjoying the apartment life a block away, you’ll always have a full social life and a supportive network around you.

Housing for First-Years and Sophomores

All first-years and most sophomores live in RLCs (Residential Learning Communities) housed in eight of our ten campus residence halls. Each RLC is built around one or two themes, like community service or contemporary world issues. Because the themes are broad, it's easy to find one that matches your interests. 

RLCs create tight-knit communities—you’ll live together, take classes together, and share your everyday challenges and triumphs together. 

All of our residence halls are close to classrooms and the student center, so you’ll never be more than a short walk from the library or an 8 a.m. coffee before class.

Additional Undergraduate Housing

Juniors and seniors can choose to live in the University Villas, a 128-unit townhouse-style complex, a few steps off the main campus. And for those interested in living in rentals off campus, there are many options, including some that are owned and managed by Santa Clara.  

Graduate Housing

SCU provides both furnished and unfurnished on-campus housing options for law and graduate students


Percent of first-year students living on campus.