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San Jose First Year Immersion - Class of 2027
Class of 2027  |  San Jose Immersion

Immersion Dates: September 10 - 14, 2023 (subject to change)
Cost: $250
Move In Date: Morning of September 10

The San Jose Immersion is designed to help first-year students connect with the San Jose community while getting to know fellow Broncos. We believe that all new SCU students should feel welcome, supported, and empowered in their new community, and we want to give them the tools they need to do that prior to the start of the academic year!

The first-year Immersion in San Jose is a five-day program where new SCU students get to explore the city of San Jose and the people who are working hard to make it a better place. You will learn about social justice issues and meet with community leaders and organizations in your new town while exploring the area. This is a great place to build friendships with new classmates and deepen your understanding of SCU’s Jesuit tradition of holistic community-engaged education and give back to your new community. You also get to move in early!

We hope you'll join us!

Application Process 

Applicants must have their SCU ID handy to complete the application.
Incoming Class of 2027 students only. 

When is move in?
You can move in early on the morning of September 11th; the program will start in the evening.

Will we sleep in our dorms?
We will be living, working AND sleeping in the community. Also expect to have no access to showers for 3 days.

Can I participate in Welcome Weekend activities?
Yes, our program will finish the night of September 14th and you will be able to participate in any Welcome weekend activities.

Can commuter students participate?
Yes! The San Jose Immersion is open to ALL First-Year incoming students.

Where do I pay?
After application closes (July 31st) you will receive a personalized confirmation email with a payment link to secure your spot. 

Will I need anything in terms of gear or food?
No, we will provide everything you need in terms of transportation, bedding and food. We will accommodate dietary needs, but keep in mind we will have simple meals. 

The photos below are from previous San Jose Immersions. The activities and format will be different this year but the spirit of the program remains the same.