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Travel & Accommodations

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Campus Resources

Planning Your Travel

Students are required to attend the entirety of their Orientation session. Early departure may impact your ability to register for classes.

For first year students attending Summer Orientation sessions (July):

  • When booking air travel arrangements, we recommend that you do not depart from any of the Bay Area airports (SJC, SFO, OAK) earlier than 6:00pm on the second day of your Orientation session.

Early Arrivals & Late Departures

For first year students attending Summer and Fall Orientation sessions (July and September):

  • We understand the challenges of planning travel and know that many students need to arrive to Santa Clara the day before their Orientation session and/or depart campus the day after their session.
  • If you need to arrive early and/or depart later, please email us at orientation@scu.edu with your request and travel information so we can make arrangements to accommodate your extended stay.
  • Students arriving early may check in starting at 4:00pm the day before their Orientation session.
  • Students departing later may check out no later than 12:00 noon the day after their session.

On-Campus Housing

First year students attending Sessions 1-6 (July):

  • Will stay in one of the campus residence halls.
  • Commuter students attending Sessions 1-6 are also expected to stay overnight in the residence halls unless permission is granted to return home for the night.

First year students attending Session 7 (September):

  • Will be permitted to move in early into their respective residence halls that they will be residing in for the entire academic year.
  • The designated move-in date and time will be communicated to you by the Housing Office.
  • This residence hall may be different from the residence hall that students attending Sessions 1-6 stayed in over the summer.
  • Commuter students attending Session 7 are expected to return home for the night.

Fall and winter transfer students (September and January):

  • If living on campus, transfer students will be permitted to move in early into their respective residence halls that they will be residing in for the entire academic year.
  • The designated move-in date and time will be communicated to you by the Housing Office.

Parking Permits

Parking permits will be emailed to all students a few days prior to their Orientation session. There will also be parking permits available upon checking in on your session date.

For parking, it is recommended that you park in the North Campus Garage off of Benton Street between Alviso Street and the Alameda. Please see the links in the above section for a campus map and parking map.

Car Rental Discount

Hertz Rental Car

Reservation Link
Use the CDP code 2079595 for the discount

Hotel Discounts & Courtesy Room Blocks

Rooms are limited for each hotel listed below and are available on a "first come, first serve" basis.

In addition to these hotels where we have room blocks, there are many other local hotels to choose from. The difference between our hotel room blocks and rooms at other hotels is that our room blocks have special rates for Santa Clara families.

Click the name of the hotel(s) below that interest you to view reservation details:

Orientation Session 1: July 8-9, 2019

Check-In Date: July 7, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 9, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 23, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-263-3900

Orientation Session 2: July 11-12, 2019

Check-In Date: July 10, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 12, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 26, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-263-3900

Orientation Session 3: July 15-16, 2019

Check-In Date: July 14, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 16, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 30, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-263-3900

Orientation Session 4: July 18-19, 2019

Check-In Date: July 17, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 19, 2019
Reservation Deadline: July 3, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-263-3900

Orientation Session 5: July 22-23, 2019

Check-In Date: July 21, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 23, 2019
Reservation Deadline: July 7, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-263-3900

Orientation Session 6: July 25-26, 2019

Check-In Date: July 24, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 26, 2019
Reservation Deadline: July 10, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-263-3900

Orientation Session 7, Transfer Orientation & Welcome Weekend: September 18-22, 2019

Check-In Date: September 16, 2019
Check-Out Date: September 22, 2019
Reservation Deadline: September 2, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-263-3900

Orientation Session 1: July 8-9, 2019

Check-In Date: July 7, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 9, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 17, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-626-9590

Orientation Session 2: July 11-12, 2019

Check-In Date: July 10, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 12, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 19, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-626-9590

Orientation Session 3: July 15-16, 2019

Check-In Date: July 14, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 16, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 23, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-626-9590

Orientation Session 4: July 18-19, 2019

Check-In Date: July 17, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 19, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 27, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-626-9590

Orientation Session 5: July 22-23, 2019

Check-In Date: July 21, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 23, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 30, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-626-9590

Orientation Session 6: July 25-26, 2019

Check-In Date: July 24, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 26, 2019
Reservation Deadline: July 3, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-626-9590

Orientation Session 1: July 8-9, 2019

Check-In Date: July 7, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 9, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 9, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-383-3700

Orientation Session 2: July 11-12, 2019

Check-In Date: July 10, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 12, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 12, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-383-3700

Orientation Session 3: July 15-16, 2019

Check-In Date: July 14, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 16, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 16, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-383-3700

Orientation Session 4: July 18-19, 2019

Check-In Date: July 17, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 19, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 19, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-383-3700

Orientation Session 5: July 22-23, 2019

Check-In Date: July 21, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 23, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 23, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-383-3700

Orientation Session 6: July 25-26, 2019

Check-In Date: July 24, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 26, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 26, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-383-3700

Orientation Session 7, Transfer Orientation & Welcome Weekend: September 18-22, 2019

Check-In Date: September 16, 2019
Check-Out Date: September 22, 2019
Reservation Deadline: August 19, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-383-3700

Orientation Session 1: July 7-9, 2019

Check-In Date: July 7, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 9, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 7, 2019
Reservation Link 
Contact: 408-330-0001

Orientation Session 2: July 10-12, 2019

Check-In Date: July 10, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 12, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 10, 2019
Reservation Link 
Contact: 408-330-0001

Orientation Session 3: July 14-16, 2019

Check-In Date: July 14, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 16, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 14, 2019
Reservation Link 
Contact: 408-330-0001

Orientation Session 4: July 17-19, 2019

Check-In Date: July 17, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 19, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 17, 2019
Reservation Link 
Contact: 408-330-0001

Orientation Session 5: July 21-23, 2019

Check-In Date: July 21, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 23, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 21, 2019
Reservation Link 
Contact: 408-330-0001

Orientation Session 6: July 24-26, 2019

Check-In Date: July 24, 2019
Check-Out Date: July 26, 2019
Reservation Deadline: June 24, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-330-0001

Orientation Session 7, Transfer Orientation & Welcome Weekend: September 16-22, 2019

Check-In Date: September 16, 2019
Check-Out Date: September 22, 2019
Reservation Deadline: August 17, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-330-0001

Transfer Orientation: September 20, 2019

Check-In Date: September 19, 2019
Check-Out Date: September 20, 2019
Reservation Deadline: August 29, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-650-0590

Welcome Weekend: September 21-22, 2019

Check-In Date: September 20, 2019
Check-Out Date: September 22, 2019
Reservation Deadline: August 30, 2019
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-650-0590

Other Lodging Options

For families seeking alternative options for lodging other than hotels, house rentals may be worth exploring. Examples include:

Note: SCU does not endorse any particular service or have any strategic partnerships with any of the services mentioned. It is your responsibility to research which service fits your needs.

For More Information

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