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Orientation 2022
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!

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The Orientation experience includes a set of online tools including Camino, Comevo, and BroncoExchange.

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Registration instructions for Academic Advising & Course Enrollment sessions as well as fee information.

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A summary of requirements for Orientation due between your admission acceptance to your first quarter of classes.

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Bronco Prep Guides are email newsletters with information, deadlines, and resources for all new students and parents.

Orientation 2022

Information as of May 19, 2022

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.

Click here to view a full overview of the Orientation experience.

Welcome Weekend

We are busy making final arrangements for your arrival to campus. Please hold off on making any flight or arrangements while we add some final touches to kick-off your Bronco experience! Details are forthcoming.

Welcome Weekend will be the days prior to the start of fall quarter. Fall classes begin on Monday, September 19, 2022.

Additional Details

For the sections below, click on each topic to expand the content box for more details.

Information about Orientation 2022 for new students beginning enrollment in September 2022 can be found in the following sections of this website:

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.

Information about Orientation 2022 for parents and families of new students beginning enrollment in September 2022 will start becoming available in June.

Tedd Vanadilok
Center for Student Involvement

Lori Salazar
Associate Director
Center for Student Involvement

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

Student Staff

Student Assistants:

  • Maddy Javier
  • Nathalie Medina
  • Alex Perez

Leadership Team:

  • Taylor Kealoha
  • Olivia Owens
  • Jaden Raymundo

Orientation Leaders:

  • Chloe Barton
  • Caroline ChenMadeline Coquilla
  • Edric Dabu
  • Autumn Darrah
  • Disha Garg
  • Alice Imamoto
  • Victor Liu
  • Dayana Lopez Guevara
  • Ryan Masil
  • Chisomaga Niemigbo
  • Caroline Seaman
  • Sydney Shelby
  • Danny Walsh
  • Hydeia Wysinger
  • Kathryn Yambao
  • Alex Zabalza
  • Kayla Zapata


Updates & Announcements

Math Advance Pilot Program

Students who take the Calculus Readiness Exam (CRE) by June 15, 2022 will be considered for the Math Advance pilot program. Math Advance is a free 3 week online program offered this August to help a small group of students get off to a strong start in their university math sequence and to make some human connections with experienced SCU math student partners before the school year begins.

There are two sections of Math Advance:

  • Math Advance Calculus is designed for students who are just short of the cutoff for being eligible to take calculus in the fall and will help bring those students over the threshold.
  • Math Advance Precalculus is designed for students who will be taking Precalculus in the fall, but could benefit from some extra practice and instruction in skills and concepts from high school math.

More details can be found at the Mathematics & Computer Science Department website.


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Orientation Resources

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, parents, and families with welcome messages, information, deadlines, and online resources.

Travel & Accommodations

Click here for resources on travel and accommodations including campus maps, parking information, car rental discount, and hotel room blocks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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