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Orientation 2024
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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Orientation includes academic advising, course enrollment, online tools, and engagement opportunities.

Navigate here to Registration

Registration instructions for required sessions this summer, which includes academic advising and course registration.

Navigate here to Requirements

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

Navigate here to Newsletters

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

Information as of January 19, 2024

Orientation 2024

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.

Additional sections of the Orientation website:

New Student Move-In

New students move into the residence halls on September 20, 2024.

Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is on September 21-22, 2024.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend is on February 21-22, 2025.

SCU Campus Bronco Statue

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.

Innovation at SCU

Grow through mentorship, research, and hands-on learning. The possibilities of academic life in Silicon Valley are limitless. We invite you to take critical thinking to the next level. Be curious. Be challenged. Be an innovator.

A Bronco Legacy

As an NCAA Division 1 school, SCU gave Steve Nash the opportunity to leave his home in Canada, launch his collegiate basketball career, and discover one of his favorite places in the world, the Bay Area.

Academic Programs and Opportunities

Watch live recordings and hear from students, faculty, and staff members on programs and opportunities available at SCU.

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.

We Are SCU

Broncos are ambitious problem-solvers. They care about the world around them. In this series, We Are SCU, hear student ambassadors share their Santa Clara University stories.

Orientation Resources

Bronco Prep Guides

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

View frequently asked questions and answers as well as additional resources.