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Information as of February 5, 2024

Orientation 2024

All new students (first year students and transfer students) beginning enrollment in September 2024 are required to register for an in-person session which includes academic advising and course enrollment.


Session dates for first year students:

  • Session 1: July 15-16
  • Session 2: July 18-19
  • Session 3: July 22-23
  • Session 4: July 25-26
  • Session 5: July 29-30
  • Session 6: September 19

Session dates for transfer students:

  • Session 1: August 27
  • Session 2: August 29

Additional dates to know:

  • New Student Move-In: September 20
  • Welcome Weekend: September 21-22
  • Fall Classes Begin: September 23

Online Registration

Online registration for summer in-person Orientation sessions will launch in early spring. Academic advising and course registration will take place during the in-person Orientation session that you select to attend.


Registration instructions will be announced by early spring.


Registration fees will be announced by early spring.

What Do Fees Cover?

Fees cover staffing, meals, materials, publications, and activities during Orientation and Welcome Weekend.

Fee Waivers

Students must be Pell Grant-eligible in order to receive a fee waiver.

  • Students who are Pell Grant-eligible will automatically receive the fee waiver so there is no need to request a waiver.
  • Also, students must accept their financial aid packages first before a fee waiver can be fully processed.
  • The fee waiver is for the Orientation & Welcome Weekend Fee only.

Important Note About Payment

Fees for students are billed to their SCU accounts under the Bursar Office. For students who are beginning enrollment in September 2024:

  • Fall billing statements will be available in the student's Workday portal account starting August 1.
  • The payment deadline for this bill is August 21.
  • Please contact the One Stop at 408-551-1000 or email with payment questions.

Students can also grant access to other Authorized Payers to view and use the online bill/pay system. Authorized Payers can be parents and other family, essentially whoever is responsible for paying bills for a student.

Financial Aid

Students need to accept their financial aid award in their Workday portal so it appears on their bill.

For More Information

Phone: 408-551-1995