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Travel & Accommodations

Planning Your Travel

Students are required to attend the entirety of their two-day Orientation session arriving no later than 8:30am on the first day and leaving no earlier than 4:00pm on the second day. Early departure may interfere with your ability to register for fall quarter classes.

When booking air travel arrangements, we recommend that you do not depart from any of the Bay Area airports (SJC, SFO, OAK) no earlier than 6:00pm on the second day of your Orientation session.

Early Arrivals & Late Departures

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 in 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 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. Commuter students attending Session 7 are permitted to return home for the night.

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.

Campus Resources

Parking Permits

Download and print free parking permits for Orientation:

Additional parking notes:

  • Other ways to get a permit include picking one up at either (1) the main gate upon driving onto campus via Palm Drive or (2) the check-in area in Graham Hall.
  • Parking permits for the Orientation sessions in September (Session 7 and Transfer Orientation) will be available in September.
  • Recommended parking is:
    • Either in the main parking garage in the middle of campus (Central Parking Structure)
    • Or in the parking garage by the Art & Art History Building (bordered by Franklin Street, Alviso Street, Benton 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

Click on the triangular arrow to expand and collapse the information box for each hotel listed below. Rooms are limited for each hotel and are available on a "first come, first serve" basis. Additional hotels will be added throughout the spring.

Session 1, July 7-8

Check-In Date: July 6, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 8, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 16, 2016
Reservation Code: SCU Orientation 1
Reservation Link
Contact: 800-315-1024

Session 2, July 11-12

Check-In Date: July 10, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 12, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 16, 2016
Reservation Code: SCU Orientation 2
Reservation Link
Contact: 800-315-1024

Session 3, July 14-15

Check-In Date: July 13, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 15, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 23, 2016
Reservation Code: SCU Orientation 3
Reservation Link
Contact: 800-315-1024

Session 4, July 18-19

Check-In Date: July 17, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 19, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 23, 2016
Reservation Code: SCU Orientation 4
Reservation Link
Contact: 800-315-1024

Session 5, July 21-22

Check-In Date: July 20, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 22, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 30, 2016
Reservation Code: SCU Orientation 5
Reservation Link
Contact: 800-315-1024

Session 6, July 25-26

Check-In Date: July 24, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 26, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 28, 2016
Reservation Code: SCU Orientation 6
Reservation Link
Contact: 800-315-1024

Session 7, September 14-15

Check-In Date: September 13, 2016
Check-Out Date: September 15, 2016
Reservation Deadline: August 23, 2016
Reservation Code: SCU Orientation & Welcome Weekend
Reservation Link
Contact: 800-315-1024

Session 2, July 11-12

Check-In Date: July 10, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 12, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 24, 2016
Reservation Code: NEWSTU
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-330-0001

Session 4, July 18-19

Check-In Date: July 17, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 19, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 27, 2016
Reservation Code: NEWORI
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-330-0001

Welcome Weekend, September 17-18

Check-In Date: September 15, 2016
Check-Out Date: September 18, 2016
Reservation Deadline: August 16, 2016
Reservation Code: SCUWW6
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-330-0001

Generally available for all sessions based on availability.

Madison Street Inn is a bed and breakfast. Santa Clara families receive a 10% discount on reservations. Space is limited so reserve early!

Click here to learn more and to make a reservation.

Contact: Theresa Wigginton, madstinn@aol.com, 408-249-5541

Session 1, July 7-8

Check-In Date: July 6, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 8, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 15, 2016
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-988-1500

Session 2, July 11-12

Check-In Date: July 10, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 12, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 19, 2016
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-988-1500

Session 3, July 14-15

Check-In Date: July 13, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 15, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 22, 2016
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-988-1500

Session 4, July 18-19

Check-In Date: July 17, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 19, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 26, 2016
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-988-1500

Session 5, July 21-22

Check-In Date: July 20, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 22, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 29, 2016
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-988-1500

Session 6, July 25-26

Check-In Date: July 24, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 26, 2016
Reservation Deadline: July 3, 2016
Reservation Link
Contact: 408-988-1500

Session 1, July 7-8

Check-In Date: July 6, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 8, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 15, 2016
Reservation Code: Santa Clara University (Session 1)
Reservation Link
Contact: 855-811-0227

Session 2, July 11-12

Check-In Date: July 10, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 12, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 20, 2016
Reservation Code: Santa Clara University (Session 2)
Reservation Link
Contact: 855-811-0227

Session 3, July 14-15

Check-In Date: July 13, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 15, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 22, 2016
Reservation Code: Santa Clara University (Session 3)
Reservation Link
Contact: 855-811-0227

Session 4, July 18-19

Check-In Date: July 17, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 19, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 27, 2016
Reservation Code: Santa Clara University (Session 4)
Reservation Link
Contact: 855-811-0227

Session 5, July 21-22

Check-In Date: July 20, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 22, 2016
Reservation Deadline: June 29, 2016
Reservation Code: Santa Clara University (Session 5)
Reservation Link
Contact: 855-811-0227

Session 6, July 25-26

Check-In Date: July 24, 2016
Check-Out Date: July 26, 2016
Reservation Deadline: July 4, 2016
Reservation Code: Santa Clara University (Session 6)
Reservation Link
Contact: 855-811-0227

Session 7, September 14-15; Transfer Session, September 16; Welcome Weekend, September 17-18

Check-In Date: September 13, 2016
Check-Out Date: September 18, 2016
Reservation Deadline: August 23, 2016
Reservation Code: Santa Clara University (Session 7, Transfers & Welcome Weekend)
Reservation Link
Contact: 855-811-0227

In addition to the hotels on our list, 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.