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Prepared SCU

Information and guidance to ensure the safety of our community.

Alert icon Health Advisory Alert: Santa Clara University will require graduate and undergraduate students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 for fall 2021. Learn more at Vaccine FAQs.

Santa Clara County Health Orders

With the start of spring 2021, we continue to monitor major public health orders from the state and county which impact our ability to re-open campus.

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Santa Clara County has moved to the Orange tier in California’s system for COVID-19 openings, which continues to limit the types of in-person instruction that can occur. Students are allowed to move into reduced-capacity on-campus housing, following safety and social-distancing protocols.

Travel Advisory

Although the Health Officer’s Mandatory Directive on Travel has been lifted with Santa Clara County's move to the Orange Tier, quarantining for 10 days after travel is still strongly recommended. Read California's Travel Advisory.

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Student Experience

Discover our rich array of virtual or socially-distanced programming for students. Stay involved with our Get Connected hub and find comprehensive information in our Guide for Students.

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Health and Safety

Ensure your health and wellness by social distancing, using face coverings effectively, monitoring your health, and working remotely when possible.

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Teaching and Learning

Our faculty and academic support staff continue to offer rich, virtual classroom experiences that take advantage of the latest technology and best online teaching practices.

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How We Work

Our phased return to campus strives to protect all members of our community. To the extent possible, we continue to work remotely. Learn what to expect and what guides our decisions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

SCU is committed to keeping our campus community well-informed. Find answers to your frequently asked questions about COVID-19, vaccines, and more.

Ask Professor Kat Saxton Weekly Q&A Episodes

Crucial health information, from how to safely connect with friends to the latest campus health and safety protocols. Tune in once a week to get your questions answered.

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“Amid the pandemic’s impact and the changes in our daily lives, our mission as a Jesuit university endures. Central to this tradition is cura personalis, the care for each person, in mind, body, and spirit.”

President Kevin O’Brien, S.J.

Community of Care

Broncos, we are all in this together. We all will be asked to commit to do our part to keep our community safe and healthy, including:

Follow social distancing guidelines

Wear face coverings inside and outside

Wash hands regularly

Sanitize and wipe down surfaces


SCU’s Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund program is intended to meet the needs of students who have experienced financial hardships due to health or economic impacts of the pandemic.

Find Out If You Are Eligible To Receive Funds

We're Here to Help

We know these are uncertain times, here are some ways you can get in touch. Stay safe and well.

Students, faculty, and staff: Report positive COVID-19 results at 408-554-5100.

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