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Overview

The Orientation website is updated frequently so please refresh your web browser each time you visit a page within the website to make sure you are getting the most up-to-date information.

Information as of June 13, 2022

Fall 2022 Admits

All new students (first year students and transfer students) beginning enrollment in September 2022 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 4 main components (see more details below in subsequent sections):

  • Academic Advising & Course Enrollment
  • BroncoExchange
  • Campus Life Learning Modules
  • Welcome Weekend

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.
  • New students and families will arrive on campus for Welcome Weekend to move into the residence halls and participate in welcome events.
  • The dates of Welcome Weekend is September 17-18, 2022.

Academic Advising & Course Enrollment

All students are required to register, 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.

BroncoExchange

This online community is for new students to connect with your new 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.

Campus Life Learning Modules

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

  • 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: An 8-part series that helps transition new students to the community.

New Student Move-In & Welcome Weekend

September 15
Residence hall move-in begins for new students and their families, including move-in assistance from volunteers. Social activities will be available for all new students whether they move into their residence halls on September 15 or commute from home.

September 16-18
Residence hall move-in continues for new students and their families. We invite new students and their families who could not move in on September 15 to move in during these dates. Please note that move-in assistance will not be available. Social activities will be available for all new students whether they move into their residence halls on September 16 or commute from home.

September 17-18
Welcome Weekend begins, including the following tentative agenda:

  • Resource fair
  • University welcome
  • Liturgy (mass)
  • Class picture
  • RLC meetings and activities
  • Social activities
  • Receptions

September 19
First day of fall classes.

Families
Families are encouraged but not required to attend New Student Move-In and/or Welcome Weekend.

A more detailed schedule for social activities on the September 15 and 16 move-in dates and the schedule for Welcome Weekend will start to become available in July 2022.

Click here to learn more about Welcome Weekend.

Email Newsletter

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

Click here to view the Bronco Prep Guide archives.

For More Information

Email: orientation@scu.edu
Phone: 408-551-1995