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International Students

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Session Dates

First Year International Students: September 13-14, 2017 (Session 7)
Transfer International Students: September 15, 2017

  • First year international students should plan to attend Orientation Session 7 on September 13-14.
  • International students transferring to Santa Clara from another college or university should plan to attend Transfer Orientation on September 15.
  • In addition to Orientation, which is required for all new students, new international students are permitted to move to campus early and attend International Student Welcome hosted by the International Student & Scholars Program within the Global Engagement Office.

First year international students are welcome to attend July sessions if that is more convenient:

  • July 10-11, 2017 (Session 1)
  • July 13-14, 2017 (Session 2)
  • July 17-18, 2017 (Session 3)
  • July 20-21, 2017 (Session 4)
  • July 24-25, 2017 (Session 5)
  • July 27-28, 2017 (Session 6)
    • Students in the Honors Program are encouraged (not required) to register for Sessions 2 or 3 but may register for any session that fits their availability.
    • Students in the LEAD Program are encouraged (not required) to register for Sessions 4 or 5 but may register for any session that fits their availability.

Registration Fees

Registration fees for Orientation and Welcome Weekend 2017 are as follow:

  • First Year Students & Parents/Guests
    • $305 = First Year Student (Orientation + Welcome Weekend)
    • $135 = Parent/Guest of First Year Student (Orientation)
    • $25 = Parent/Guest of First Year Student (Welcome Weekend)
  • Transfer Students & Parents/Guests
    • $135 = Transfer Student (Orientation + Welcome Weekend)
    • $50 = Parent/Guest of Transfer Student (Orientation)
    • $25 = Parent/Guest of Transfer Student (Welcome Weekend)

Note: The student fee covers both Orientation and Welcome Weekend. Parents/guests pay separate fees for Orientation and Welcome Weekend.

What Do Fees Cover?

For students, the registration fee covers the costs of both Orientation and Welcome Weekend. This fee covers meals, lodging, materials, publications, activities, and administrative costs. The charge for the fee will be posted to your student account shortly after Orientation.

For parents and guests, the registration fee covers the cost of meals, materials, publications, activities, and administrative costs for Orientation.

Online Registration

Register for Orientation via your Ecampus account. The Office of Undergraduate Admission provided you with your username and password. You may also make changes to your registration (i.e. changing to a different session, adding or deleting guests) by logging into your Ecampus account again.

Trouble with your Ecampus account? Contact ecampus@scu.edu or 408-554-5700.

Schedule

Click here to view the Orientation 2017 schedule.

On-Campus Housing

First year students attending Sessions 1-6 in July will stay in one of the campus residence halls.

First year students attending Session 7 in September will be permitted to move in early into their respective residence halls that they will be residing in for the entire academic year. This residence hall may be different from the residence hall that students attending Sessions 1-6 stayed in over the summer.

Transfer students attending Transfer Orientation in September who will be living on campus will be permitted to move in early into their respective residence halls that they will be residing in for the entire academic year.

Winter transfer students attending Transfer Orientation in January who will be living on campus may move into their respective residence halls on the designated move-in date communicated by the Housing Office.

Immigration Documents

All new international students without a U.S. passport must request immigration documents from the Global Engagement Office upon confirmation of attendance. For more information, contact the International Students & Scholars Program within the Global Engagement Office at iss@scu.edu.

International Student Welcome (ISW)

Note: The dates listed below are for Orientation 2017 but the information is based on Orientation 2016, so information is subject to being updated during the spring and summer.

All new international students are required to attend the mandatory International Student Welcome (ISW) on September 12 hosted by the International Student & Scholars Program within the Global Engagement Office. The ISW addresses the specific needs of international students and informs them of important visa rules and regulations for maintaining their non-immigrant status in the U.S.

New international students planning to live on campus may move into their residence hall on September 10. International students arriving that day should make arrangements to get on campus for check-in between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

While the ISW is mandatory for all F-1 or J-1 international students, our Global Nomads (U.S. citizens living abroad) are welcome to attend as well.