Skip to main content

Welcome Weekend

The official start to the academic year begins with move-in on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Welcome Weekend is designed for all new students: residential, commuter, and transfer students.

View the Schedule

The Welcome Weekend 2018 schedule will be available this summer.

In the meantime, you may view last year's 2017 version to get an idea of the weekend schedule:

IMPORTANT: The schedule is subject to change so be sure to view the online web version or the Guidebook mobile app version and refresh your web browswer if needed. Do not use the Welcome Weekend 2017 Highlights (PDF) that was available in August 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.

In the morning there will be a Get Organized! Vendor Fair. 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. Michael Engh, 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.

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.

Campus Resources

Free Parking

Parking is free on weekends so no permit needed. Please see the links in the above section for a Campus Map and Parking Map.