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Information as of February 13, 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 community 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

These modules are created to help students prepare for experiential learning and resources outside of the classroom. Modules include:

  • New Student Orientation Online Module (Comevo): This module will assist students with:
    • Learning what it means to be a part of our diverse and inclusive community rooted in the Jesuit tradition.
    • Becoming familiar with the academic and support resources that are here to help you thrive in and out of the classroom.
    • Reviewing the set of requirements that are part of your Orientation experience.
  • Being a Bronco Series: A 4-part series that helps transition new students to the community.

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.

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