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Dear Students,

As you complete your final exams, papers and projects and look forward to the well-deserved spring break, please read below for several updates. Please remember to check your email next week for updates related to the start of spring term.

Benson Memorial Center Spring Break Building Hours
March 19, 20 & 21
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

March 22 - 28
7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Bronco Corner Bookstore

Starting Wednesday of spring break week, Bronco Corner Bookstore will be open, with limited occupancy as follows: 

  • March 24 to March 28 (spring break & move-in week for on-campus students)
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for in-store shopping and pick-up

  • Monday, March 29 through end of spring term
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays for in-store shopping and pick-up

 Campus Recreation 

Saturday, March 20 we will begin spring break hours for the parking garage weight room - open times are limited due to the number of student staff on campus.

  • Saturday, March 20 & Sunday, March 21 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Monday, March 22 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, March 23 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, March 24 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • Thursday, March 25 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Friday, March 26 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • Saturday, March 27 to Sunday, April 4 closed for the rest of spring break, and Week 1 of the spring quarter. 

COVID-19 Testing During Spring Break and Spring Term

Testing is available spring break week - Monday to Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. at the Benson Memorial Center location.

Testing-clinic hours for spring term (starting March 29) will be:

  • Benson Memorial Center - Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Lucas Hall - Monday to Friday, noon - 6 p.m.

Financial Assistance for Students - CRRSAA Fund Update

As mentioned last week, Santa Clara University has been allocated $1.77M in federal funds to disburse directly to students who have exceptional financial needs due to the pandemic. On March 12, Pell Grant and Cal Grant recipients received an email message from the Office of Financial aid informing them they would be receiving a grant from the CRRSAA Fund, with instructions about how to enroll in direct deposit. Beginning March 29, students who are not Pell Grant or Cal Grant recipients can apply for assistance if they have a self-identified hardship need due to the coronavirus. Request forms will be accepted through eCampus until Friday, April 16 at 5 p.m. PST. Such requests will be reviewed, and SCU will divide the remaining amount of CRRSAA funds equally among eligible students who have submitted a valid application. Additional information about this program can be found in the SCU CRRSAA Fund FAQ page.

Learning Commons and Library

Reservable study space will be closed starting at 5 p.m. March 19 through April 4. The library will reopen for reservable study space starting April 5 (after spring term COVID-19 entry testing of campus is complete). The SCU community can continue to access library books and materials through the Library's electronic collections, pick-up service, residential mail delivery, and scanning service. Librarians are available to meet with students virtually for research assistance. Information about University Library services is available on the Library and Learning Commons Services Update page.

Mission Church

An in-person Sunday Mass for students only will be celebrated at 5 p.m. at the Mission Church this coming Sunday, March 21, and on the following Sunday, March 28, which is also Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. Preregistration is required each week for these Masses. Reconciliation will not be available this coming Sunday. Information and registration details about the special Holy Week in-person liturgies on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday may also be found at the Mission Church registration website.

And finally, please remember that we highly discourage travel during spring break, for the continued safety of our community at this time. If you find you must travel,  please refer to the CDC guidelines for travel.

Stay safe and well.  

Jeanne Rosenberger
Vice Provost for Student Life

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