Class of 2022: Class picture taken at Stevens Stadium.
The official start to the academic year begins with move-in on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Welcome Weekend is designed for all new students: residential, commuter, and transfer students.
The Welcome Weekend 2019 schedule will be available starting in August.
The Welcome Weekend 2018 schedule is available in multiple versions or formats:
IMPORTANT: The final schedule is subject to change so be sure to view the online website version or the Guidebook mobile app version and refresh your web browser if needed. Do not use the Welcome Weekend 2018 Highlights (PDF) as the official schedule.
General Schedule Description
In the sections below, click on the triangular arrow to expand and collapse the information box with general description of each day during Welcome Weekend.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
In the morning there will be a Get Organized! Vendor Fair from 9:00am-2:00pm on the Santa Clara Mall. This fair brings together the most popular on- and off-campus vendors including local banks, stores, hotels, restaurants, and services available to Santa Clara students and their families. Many on-campus offices will also be available at the fair to answer questions and provide resources.
In the afternoon University President Fr. Kevin O'Brien, S.J. will welcome new students and their families during his annual President's Welcome.
Although some sessions and activities are required on this day, most are optional so that new students are able to share their time with family.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
In the morning all new students and their families are invited to attend the welcome mass and reception. After the mass families are asked to say their goodbyes by noon.
Sunday afternoon and evening are dedicated to student-only sessions and activities, most of which are required.
Parking is free on weekends so no permit needed. Please see the links in the above section for a Campus Map and Parking Map.