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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!

Registration

Information about registration for students starting in September 2021 will be available by Winter 2021.

Requirements

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

Sessions

Information about orientation as well as academic advising and course registration for winter and fall starts.

Resources

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 November 30, 2020

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 registration. 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.

Schedule:

First Year Students
Academic Advising & Course Registration
December 14, 2020

Transfer Students
Academic Advising & Course Registration
December 15, 2020

Registration is not required for Winter Orientation.

Instead, all new students (first year students and transfer students) who are starting their first academic quarter at SCU in January 2021 will receive a series of emails:

  • The Drahmann Academic Advising & Learning Resources Center and the Academic Technology office will send emails with details about preparing for and participating in academic advising and course registration.
  • The Orientation office will send an email about any additional requirements that need to be completed.

Full information about registration for Summer/Fall Orientation will be available starting in Winter 2021.

Summer/Fall Orientation is for all new students (first year students and transfer students) who are starting their first academic quarter at SCU in September 2021.

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 iss@scu.edu.

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 Spring 2021.

Tedd Vanadilok
Director
Center for Student Involvement
tvanadilok@scu.edu

Jason Fitzer, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Center for Student Involvement
jfitzer@scu.edu

Cameron Barrilleaux
Assistant Director for New Student & Parent Programs
Center for Student Involvement
cbarrilleaux@scu.edu

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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FAQs

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 Santa Clara community.

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Guidebook

The Orientation schedule and other details will start becoming available by Spring 2021 on Guidebook. Download the Guidebook mobile app from the App Store or Google Play and search for SCU Orientation.