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Orientation 2021
Get the information and tools you need to explore your new environment,
access important resources, and engage with your peers.
Your growth as a Bronco starts here!


Online registration for Academic Advising & Course Enrollment sessions is now available!


A summary of requirements for orientation as well as academic advising and course enrollment.


Information about orientation, academic advising, and course enrollment for students starting in September 2021.


The university has a diversity of resources to help new students and families transition to SCU.


Virtual Visit Videos

Get the full experience of a traditional visit to campus, online.

Tour of Campus

Did you know skateboarding is a preferred mode of transportation on campus? Watch this fun skateboarding tour of campus featuring student ambassadors!

SCU Campus Bronco Statue

Student Life at SCU

Learn what you love. Discover yourself. Be brave, strong, giving, and compassionate. Be a part of a community that nourishes you, challenges you, and allows you to be who you want to be. We invite you to invent the life you want to lead.

SCU students pose for a selfie with Fr. O'Brien

A Day in the Life

Find out what a day in the life of a current SCU student is like through these student takeovers that were originally posted on our Snapchat and Instagram accounts.


Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our beautiful campus. Spanning 106 lush acres with world-renowned gardens and state-of-the-art facilities all surrounding our iconic Mission

Session Information

Information as of March 1, 2021

All new students (first year students and transfer students) are required to participate in all parts of Orientation which also includes academic advising and course enrollment. Orientation entails engaging with fellow students, registering for classes, learning about our academic and co-curricular programs, and obtaining information about how you can get involved with the Santa Clara community.

Parents and other family members are encouraged (not required) to participate in Orientation through sessions designed specifically for them. We will introduce parents and other family members to the values, goals, and practices of Santa Clara as well as share resources about our academic programs and student services.

Online registration for Academic Advising & Course Enrollment sessions is now available!

  • All new students (first year students and transfer students) will receive emails with details.
  • These sessions are required for all new students who are starting their first academic quarter at SCU in September 2021.
  • All sessions will take place virtually in July.

Session Dates

First Year Students:

  • Session 1: July 13, 8:00am-3:10pm PST
  • Session 2: July 14, 2:00pm-8:10pm PST
  • Session 3: July 16, 8:00am-3:10pm PST
  • Session 4: July 20, 8:00am-3:10pm PST
  • Session 5: July 21, 8:00am-3:10pm PST
  • Session 6: July 23, 8:00am-3:10pm PST
  • Session 7: July 27, 8:00am-3:10pm PST

Transfer Students:

  • Session 8: July 28, 2:00pm-8:10pm PST
  • Session 9: July 30, 8:00am-3:10pm PST

Click here to get started with registration!

All new international students without a U.S. passport must request immigration documents from the Global Engagement Office upon confirmation of attendance. For more information, contact the International Students & Scholars Program within the Global Engagement Office at

In addition to Orientation, all new international students who do not hold a U.S. passport are also required to participate in the International Student Welcome hosted by the International Student & Scholars Program within the Global Engagement Office.

Click here to learn more about International Student Welcome.

Full information about the Orientation 2021 sessions for parents and other family members will be available starting in April.

Tedd Vanadilok
Center for Student Involvement

Jason Fitzer, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Center for Student Involvement

Cameron Barrilleaux
Assistant Director for New Student & Parent Programs
Center for Student Involvement

Student Staff

Hiring for the Orientation 2021 staff will begin during winter quarter.

Orientation Resources

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Bronco Prep Guides

Click here to view more information about our Bronco Prep Guides which is an email newsletter series sent to all new students and parents with welcome messages, information, deadlines, and online resources.

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Click here to stay up to date on news and information related to Winter and Spring 2021. Details about Fall 2021 will be added as plans are confirmed.

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Prepared SCU

Click here to view the University's comprehensive health and safety plan for the entire SCU community.

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Online Tools

The Orientation program will use a set of online tools including Camino, Comevo, and BroncoExchange. More details will be shared with new students in Spring 2021.