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Information as of August 18, 2023

Fall 2023 Admits

All new students (first year students and transfer students) beginning enrollment in September 2023 are required -- unless noted otherwise -- to participate in all parts of Orientation which 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.

Orientation has 5 main components (see more details below in subsequent sections):

  • Academic Advising & Course Enrollment
  • BroncoExchange
  • Campus Life Learning Modules
  • New Student Move-In & Welcome Weekend
  • Bronco Prep Guides (Email Newsletters)

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.

General information:

  • The various parts of Orientation are described in more detail in the section below.
  • All parts of Orientation will be delivered virtually from June to September so travel to campus is not needed.

Academic Advising & Course Enrollment

All students are required to register for, attend, and participate in one academic advising and course enrollment session:

  • Academic advising and course enrollment sessions will be held online and will serve as an opportunity for students to work with academic advisors to register for fall quarter classes.
  • To learn more about these dates, please visit the Drahmann Center Newly Admitted webpage.
  • To prepare for your advising session, you will be required to complete a prerequisite online course(s) through Camino.
  • The Camino course(s) will be available in mid/late June through your SCU Login ID.


This online platform is for new students to connect with classmates as well as our Orientation Leaders who look forward to hosting virtual meeting spaces that are fun, engaging, and informative to help prepare students for the transition into our community in September and for their first year of college.

Campus Life Learning Modules

Campus Life Learning Modules are required for all new students. Modules include the following:

  • Academic & Support Resources Module (Comevo): This module will assist students with becoming familiar with the academic and support resources that are here to help you thrive in and out of the classroom.
  • Alcohol Education & Sexual Assault Prevention Module (Vector Solutions): This module will assist students with being informed on topics vital to a healthy and safe campus with topics covering alcohol education, prescription drug abuse prevention, and sexual violence prevention.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Module (Camino): This module will assist students with developing baseline skill sets and expose them to different perspectives and ways of life that position them to engage in a genuine and authentic way with members of the SCU community.
  • Mental Health Module (Kognito): This module will assist students with equipping students with skills to support their own mental health and that of their peers via positive coping strategies, recognition of distress signs, effective communication of concerns, and action steps to find additional support.

New Student Move-In & Welcome Weekend

Full details about New Student Move-In & Welcome Weekend will be shared throughout the spring and summer.

  • New Student Move-In & Welcome Weekend is when all new students and families will arrive on campus to move into the residence halls and participate in welcome events.
  • Welcome Weekend is still required for any new students living off campus; they just won't have a move-in time assigned to them.
  • New students living on campus will move into their residence halls on September 15.
  • The dates of Welcome Weekend are September 16-17.
  • Fall classes begin on September 18.

Bronco Prep Guides

Bronco Prep Guides is an online newsletter series sent via email to all new students and parents with welcome messages, information, deadlines, and online resources to help prepare them for Orientation, Move-In, Welcome Weekend, and the transition to college.

Click here to view the Bronco Prep Guide archives.

Presentation Slides

View the PDF below for presentation slides that provide general information and answer frequently asked questions related to Orientation, New Student Move-In, and Welcome Weekend.

View directly, or right-click to save a copy.

Winter 2023 Admits

All new students (first year students and transfer students) beginning enrollment in January 2023 will receive a series of emails throughout December and early January from our Orientation staff and from the Drahmann Academic Advising & Learning Resources Center about academic advising, course registration, campus resources, and ways to get involved with the Santa Clara community.

For More Information

Phone: 408-551-1995