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Student Services

Students in the Learning Commons

ACCESS Card Office Hours

Monday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SCU ACCESS Card Flex Off-Campus Program.


Benson Memorial Student Center

Benson Memorial Center houses a number of campus services, including the Campus Bookstore, U.S. Post Office, Information Desk, credit union ATM, meeting rooms. Benson is a good place to relax, hang out, or work on group projects.


Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center

The Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center provides recreational opportunities for all levels and interests. The 45,000 square foot facility includes a 9,500 square foot weight room with state-of-the-art cardiovascular machines, free weights, varied resistance weight machines, and a gymnasium with three courts for basketball, volleyball, or badminton. In addition, the multi-purpose room plays host to our Lifetime Recreation program, which includes aerobics, and mind, body, and spirit (fitness) classes. There are a limited number of lifetime recreation classes in the summer. There is a 25-yard outdoor pool for lap swimming and outdoor lighted tennis courts. A valid ACCESS card or Malley Center Membership Card is required at all times for access to the facility. For more information about Campus Recreation programs and facility hours, please visit their website or call the Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center Front Desk at (408)-554-4068.


Harrington Learning Commons

The Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library is a 194,000 sq. ft. building on four levels with more than 1100 reader seats of a variety of types, including carrels, small tables, lounge furniture, cafe, and outdoor terraces. The facility has more than 200 desktop computers; 2 video editing suites; a multi-media lab; wide availability of wired network connections and power; access to a secure wireless network; and more than 25 six or eight-person collaborative workrooms or other group study spaces that can be reserved via the web. The first floor has a large “Start Here” Desk, which is staffed by both the Library and IT.


University Library Services

Library services are available to Summer students online or in the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center and Orradre Library. The University ID (Access Card) serves as a student’s library card. Services include: borrowing privileges; remote access to licensed electronic resources; reference assistance; LINK+ and other document delivery; facilities for both individual and group study; and reasonably-priced photocopying and printing services. The University Library Website provides more detailed information about hours and how to use the Library’s services. It also offers links to the online system (OSCAR); many other electronic resources, including LibGuides for courses; and “Ask a Librarian” reference assistance. Users can also obtain information about library hours during Summer Sessions by calling (408)554-4415. For personal assistance, call the Information Desk at (408) 554-4658.


Computing Facilities

Summer students are eligible to use the student computing facilities at SCU. The Learning Commons has a total of 60 workstations, both PC and Mac, on the first floor and lower level. All workstations have Microsoft Office and include utilities for browsing the Internet, connecting to other university computing resources, and checking e-mail. Individual professors may also elect to have discipline or class specific software programs installed on some or all of the Commons computers. The second floor of the Learning Commons includes 3 classrooms. Two of the classrooms have a total of 80 dual-boot Macs that can boot to Mac OS X or Windows XP. The 3rd room is a PC lab with 14 dual monitor Dell computers. These 3 rooms are available for students when not previously reserved for classes or other instruction.


de Saisset Museum

The de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University is the South Bay area’s free museum of art and history. The de Saisset Museum, which is one of three museums in the South Bay to hold accreditation from the American Association of Museums, presents between six and twelve temporary exhibitions every year. Exhibitions at the de Saisset highlight the diversity of our community, showcase the work of recognized and under-recognized artists, address the issues of contemporary society, and emphasize the strengths of our permanent collection. The museum also serves as caretaker of the University’s California History Collection, which is on permanent view. The de Saisset also offers a variety of free educational programs, including lectures, workshops, and family days. The museum is open for public viewing Tuesday - Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. during regularly-scheduled exhibitions. For more information, please call 408-554-4528 or visit


The Mission Church

The historic Mission Santa Clara de Asis, founded in 1777 by Padre Junipero Serra, is at the center of campus, surrounded by the beautiful Mission Gardens. The church holds regular worship services and is open for quiet reflection and prayer from sunrise to sunset.