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Welcome Weekend

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Information as of August 31, 2023

New Student Move-In & Welcome Weekend 2023

Please note the following dates for moving to campus in September, for Welcome Weekend, and for the first day of fall classes.

September 15: Residence hall move-in and social activities

September 16-17: Welcome Weekend

September 18: First day of fall classes

  • Parents and families are encouraged but not required to attend New Student Move-In and/or Welcome Weekend.
  • We are mindful that not all families have the resources or time to travel with their students.
  • There is also no fee to attend, either; however, some dining areas on campus will still charge for whatever individuals purchase for food and drink.
  • Students may use their SCU dining plan to pay for their meals.
  • Residence Hall Move-In on September 15 begins at 8:30am with the first of 3 groups, the second group begins at 10:00am, and the third group begins at 11:30am.
  • The Farewell Family Reception on September 17 ends at 1:00pm which is when required sessions for new students begin.

Schedule of Events

View the full schedule of events.

Residence Hall Room & Move-In Assignments

All new students who are assigned to campus housing for this fall received an email on July 24 or 25 about their Residential Learning Community (RLC) assignment then a subsequent email on August 2 about their room number, roommate assignment, and mailbox information.

  • The specific move-in time for each student was sent in a separate email along with other move-in information.
  • Various resources are available on our SCU Housing website which we hope students and families will find helpful as they prepare to make their way to campus.

Questions? Contact the Housing Office at or 408-554-4900.

Resources for Moving to Campus

View information and resources related to moving to campus.

Resources include:

  • Packing Suggestions
  • Shipping to Campus
  • Shopping Around Campus


Meals are defined as breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner.

  • Students may use their SCU dining plan to pay for their meals.
  • For non-students (families), the various dining areas on campus will charge for whatever individuals purchase for food and drink.
  • However, several events on the schedule are receptions and socials where food and drink is served free of charge.

Health & Safety

Safety resources on campus:

Health resources on campus:

  • Students seeking medical treatment can visit the Cowell Center, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.
  • For information about COVID-19, please visit our Prepared SCU website.
    • You are encouraged to test prior to attending New Student Move-In and Welcome Weekend.
    • You are asked to not attend if you test positive and/or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
    • You are strongly encouraged to wear masks for any parts of the schedule that are indoors.

Campus Map

View a campus map including links to information about directions and parking.

Alternatively, download a PDF version of the campus map that includes parking lots.

Driving & Parking

During the move-in process, please pay attention to all road signs and personnel directing traffic especially since some streets may be closed or have limited access.

Although parking permits are not needed for families, it is highly recommended to park in either the Main Parking Structure in the middle of campus or in the North Campus Parking Structure on the northern end of campus.

View parking information.

Academic Calendar

View the academic calendar for key dates during the 2023-24 academic year. Academic calendars are also available for future years through 2027-28.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend will be February 23-24, 2024.

  • More details will be provided on our Family Weekend website and sent via email to students and parents starting in November.
  • Online registration will open by mid-December.

Presentation Slides

View the PDF below for presentation slides that provide general information and answer frequently asked questions related to Orientation, New Student Move-In, and Welcome Weekend.

View directly, or right-click to save a copy.

For More Information

Contact: Tedd Vanadilok