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On-Campus Living

Winter/Spring 2021 On-Campus Housing Update

The residential experience for students living on campus will continue to be modified during this pandemic based upon the latest guidance from state and county public health officials. To promote a safer residential environment, we will reduce undergraduate winter 2021 housing occupancy to 49% of normal capacity and implement single-occupancy housing accommodations in residence halls and University Villas. The neighborhood units will not be occupied during the winter/spring terms. In addition, we have reserved a residential facility and some University-owned properties for isolation purposes, should we have on-campus students who test positive for COVID-19.

Unfortunately, the  COVID-19 conditions in Santa Clara County have worsened to the most critical levels since the start of the pandemic. Due to these ongoing changes imposed by the State and County health orders, SCU is not able to bring students back for on-campus housing as planned for move-in January 3-5, 2020. The expected stay-at-home order to be issued by Governor Newsom means students would be unable to move in while the order is in effect. Learn more about these recent developments impacting on-campus housing at SCU.

Winter/Spring 2021 Housing and Dining FAQ

We realize that students and families will have questions about housing and dining as you plan for the upcoming academic term. We invite you to carefully review these frequently asked questions.



Winter/Spring 2021 COVID-19 Addendum to the University Housing Contract

Students assigned to winter/spring 2021 housing will be required to agree to the winter/spring 2021 COVID-19 addendum to the University Housing Contract (UHC) in order to secure a space in on-campus housing. Please make sure to review the addendum thoroughly and reach out to with any questions. 


Room and Board Rates

The University will implement single-occupancy housing accommodations, but students placed in residence halls will only be charged the standard double-occupancy rate for their respective building.


Whether you're a first-year student living within one of our Residential Learning Communities or a senior enjoying apartment living, you'll find an engaging, dynamic, & supportive On-Campus Living experience!

Living on campus is a unique opportunity in which you'll live and learn among a diverse community of students. You’ll live in a community which will enhance your academic endeavors while at the same time helping you to foster life-long friendships all while receiving support that will go a long way towards your success as a student! Explore and find out more about On-Campus Living at Santa Clara University!


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