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Information as of January 19, 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:
- Bronco Prep Guides
- Travel & Accommodations
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New Student Move-In
New students move into the residence halls on September 20, 2024.
Welcome Weekend is on September 21-22, 2024.
Family Weekend is on February 21-22, 2025.
Virtual Visit Videos
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.
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.
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.
Watch live recordings and hear from students, faculty, and staff members on programs and opportunities available at SCU.
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.
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.
Welcome to SCU!
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.
View the University's comprehensive health and safety plan for the entire SCU community.