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Stay At Home Options

To support the students, faculty, and staff at Santa Clara University during times you need to quarantine, Campus Recreation has put together this list of links that cover topics like at-home workouts, managing your free time, and more. 

Note: The following resources are suggestions from Campus Recreation staff and are not officially endorsed by Santa Clara University or its affiliates.

Below are a variety of links to indoor exercise options - these are all free options. If you have an option you would like to suggest for us to post please email it to and we will add them when we are able 

Close to Santa Clara University are many outdoor activities to get out during the shelter in place but still be able to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. This is not all the possibilities and if you have other suggestions please email them to and we will add them as we are able. 

If you would like to virtually visit a National Park - visit this website to explore The Hidden Worlds of the National Park. 

Walking, running routes from the Bronco Statue - please select the image below based on the mileage you would like to complete - if you have a favorite run please share it with us and we will add it to this list

3-mile route from the Bronco Statue: Begin on the Alameda towards Park Ave., turn right on Naglee Ave, and then right on Garden Drive, and right on University Ave., then left on Park Ave. to go back to campus. 

6-mile route from the Bronco Statue: Start down Market Street, left on Winchester, left on Bellomy Street, left on Jackson, right on Benton, right on the Alameda, right on Newhall Street, left on Park Ave., right on Naglee, right on Garden, right on Emory Street, left on Dana Ave., right on McKendrie and left on Park to return back to campus. 



With the Sullivan Aquatic Center closed at this time you are not able to get your laps in here are some free options for free dry-land workouts. If you have other activities for swimmers to do at this time pass them on to and we will get them posted as we are able 

Here are some links to various videos to help you improve your game & your mind while the facilities are closed. 

At this time of COVID-19 and the shelter in place - you might just need to take a minute & calm yourself with a deep-breath - these are some free options we have found. If you have other options for the SCU community please pass them on to and I will get them posted as I am able 

Purchasing coloring books or journals are also good activities to clear your minds. 

Stay spiritual with our friends in Campus Ministry - click here to see their website. 

At this time of COVID-19 and the shelter in place, there are many ways to be creative - 

  • I-phone coloring apps 
  • Virtual museum tours - so many to choose from, skip the admission fee & be inspired with a virtual tour
  • Cooking Lessons - Wrist twistin’ in the kitchen with Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski. Look out for a new lesson each day on his IGTV. 
  • LinkedIn Learning® allows you to learn what you want when you want. Select from thousands of beginner-to-advanced courses across core functional areas – including sales, marketing, finance, operations, IT, software and web development, customer service, and more. 
  • Do you like Solitaire? This website has over 500 games to play - as you need a study break this is a great opportunity to relax your mind and take a break. 
  • Solitaire Brain still plays like the old school card game but is dedicated to promoting educational card games. If you scroll down, there are quick links to our educational card decks, “Heroes of Space & Flight,” "Famous Inventors," etc., and more Brain Training games. 
  • Mahjong Solitaire is an easily accessible brain game with a high skill-ceiling. Try this challenge!

Purchasing coloring books or journals are also good activities to clear your mind. 

As we continue to be limited with the size of our gatherings - we can still build community - have you tried to host a Netflix Party? Have a movie night remotely! This Google Chrome extension lets you watch movies with friends online. Find more information here