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Information as of September 7, 2021

Summer/Fall Orientation 2021

Online registration for Academic Advising & Course Enrollment sessions is now available!

  • These sessions are required for all new students (first years and transfers) who are starting their first academic quarter at SCU in September 2021.
  • All sessions will take place virtually in July.
  • After you register for a session, you will receive an email from the Drahmann Academic Advising & Learning Resources Center with details.

To register, click the red button below and use your email address and password that you use when logging into the SCU application portal.

Session Dates

First Year Students:

Transfer Students:

Online Orientation

In addition to Academic Advising & Course Enrollment sessions that take place virtually in July, all new students (first year students and transfer students) are required -- unless noted otherwise -- to participate in all other parts of Orientation.

  • 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.
  • Click here to view a full overview of the Orientation experience.
  • 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 18-19, 2021.


Fees for Orientation and Welcome Weekend are as follow for all new students who are starting their first academic quarter at SCU in September 2021:

  • $195 per first year student
  • $95 per transfer student

What Do Fees Cover?

Fees cover the following:

  • Staffing and online tools for virtual engagement during Orientation.
  • Staffing, meals, materials, publications, and activities during Welcome Weekend.

Fee Waivers

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

  • New students who are Pell Grant-eligible will automatically receive the fee waiver so there is no need to request a waiver.
  • For all other students who would like to request a fee waiver, please email our office at with your first name, last name, and student ID number.
  • Also, students must accept their financial aid packages first before a fee waiver can be fully processed.
  • Each request for a fee waiver will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Note: 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 starting their first academic quarter at SCU in September 2021:

  • Billing statements will be available in their eCampus account starting August 1, 2021.
  • The payment deadline for this bill is August 21, 2021.
  • Please contact the One Stop at 408-551-1000 or email with payment questions.

Financial Aid

Students need to accept their financial aid award via eCampus so it appears on their bill.

Also, students can also grant access (via eCampus) to other authorized users to the online bill/pay system.

For More Information

Phone: 408-551-1995