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Family Weekend

February 26-27, 2016

Santa Clara parents are important members of the Santa Clara community. We thank each family for their support and partnership with all students through their journey here at Santa Clara. We want to extend a special invitation to join us on campus for the 2016 Family Weekend. These events provide you with a great opportunity to learn more about the University and spend some quality time in a fun, social environment with your student.

Forthcoming Invitation

An invitation will be mailed in late December to the families of all current students. If you have have questions about the event, please contact New Student & Parent Programs in the Center for Student Leadership at 408-551-1995.

Why Attend Family Weekend?
  • Become a part of the Santa Clara family and celebrate our traditions
  • Attend a course session with some of Santa Clara's professors and leaders - learn about study abroad, immersion programs, internships, and much more
  • Celebrate a Liturgy with the Santa Clara community
  • Dance Saturday night away with live music at the Senior Parent Dinner Dance
  • Discover why Santa Clara is nationally recognized for its outstanding academics, faculty, students, and Jesuit tradition
  • Experience the excitement of a Bronco sporting event
  • Spend Sunday exploring the Bay Area with your student
Forthcoming Information
  • Online registration
  • Schedule of activities
  • Hotel information
  • Car rental discount
  • Printable parking permits for campus
Senior Parent Dinner Dance Information

The Senior Parent Dinner Dance is a special candlelight dinner and dance located in the Imperial Ballroom of The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.

Dietary restrictions and seating arrangements can all be made online when you register. Seating is arranged by tables of 9. Tables of 10-12 are limited. If your seating request exceeds these numbers you will be seated in the same vicinity as your requested family or families.

The event starts with a reception, then dinner, and ends with dancing to music provided by the Groove Doctors. Attire is semi-formal.

Plan Ahead: 2016 to 2020

Family Weekend will be the last weekend of February each year from 2016 to 2020.

Car Rental Discount

Hertz Rental Car

Reservation Link
Use the CDP code 2079595 for the discount

Hotel Discounts

Courtyard Marriott - Milpitas Silicon Valley

Check-In Date: February 26, 2016
Check-Out Date: February 28, 2016
Reservation Deadline: January 29, 2016
Reservation Link
Contact: Gina Morash,

Courtyard Marriott - San Jose Airport

Check-In Date: February 26, 2016
Check-Out Date: February 28, 2016
Reservation Deadline: January 29, 2016
Reservation Link
Contact: Robert Shaw,, 408-441-6111

The Domain Hotel - Sunnyvale

Reservation Link
Use group code when making reservation: SCUFAMILY
Contact: Alyson Frederick,, 408-260-3605

For More Information

Alissa Novak, Associate Director, Center for Student Leadership
Cameron Barrilleaux, Coordinator for New Student & Parent Programs, Center for Student Leadership

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