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Housing & Meals

The typical Santa Clara University undergraduate student chooses to live on campus in one of the Residential Learning Communities (RLC’s) during her or his first and second years on campus. There is also a limited amount of graduate student housing available on campus. Past students have noted that living on campus is a great way to meet other students and make connections. Students who wish to live on campus must apply for housing and are encouraged to do so as early as possible. More information about the application, the types of housing, and the residence halls available can be found on the Housing Office’s website.

In your RLC, you will share a room with one or two other students in one of the many residence halls on campus.  Each room has a bed and mattress, a desk, a closet and drawers, a study desk and a chair for each student.  Each building on campus has wireless internet.  The residence hall as a whole will have shared bathrooms, a living room lobby with sofas and a study room.

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

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  • Geminiano Yabut IV

    Geminiano Yabut IV

    "I know dorm life is a really big part of the experience and I haven’t been taking as much advantage of it as I should."