Santa Clara University


Using Your Card On Campus

Your ACCESS Card is the official Santa Clara University ID, library card, debit card, and personalized key to hundreds of SCU facilities.  Eliminating the need to carry cash, it is accepted at the bookstore, all campus restaurants, ticket offices, vending machines, libraries, network printers, laundry machines and copiers. 

Resident Dining Plan

For the 2015-2016 academic year, the quarterly Resident Dining rates will be 1,679 points for the Basic plan, 1,435 points for the Preferred plan, 985 points for the Junior/Senior plan and 212 points for the Apartment plan.  

The Resident Dining plan offers an 8.75% savings on purchases made anytime throughout the quarter at:

  • The Marketplace
  • Mission Bakery Café
  • Cadence Cyber Café
  • Sunstream Café
  • Cellar Market Convenience Store
  • The Bronco
  • The Pony Express

Resident Dining Plans expire on the Sunday following the quarter end. For the Fall and Winter quarters, any unused allowance up to 75 points will be carried forward for use in the following quarter with any unused allowance in excess of 75 points being forfeited. At the end of Spring quarter however, any unused points will be forfeited.

Dining Plus Plan

Any student living off campus or a resident student wishing to augment his basic Resident Dining Plan may open a Dining Plus Plan for on campus dining with a deposit of any amount. A Dining Plus Plan remains open throughout enrollment and offers an 8.75% savings on all food purchases anytime (at all of the same places listed above).

For more information regarding SCU dining options and venue hours please visit

An unused balance in a Dining Plus Plan is not transferable and is non-refundable.

Flex Account

Any cardholder may open a Flex Account with a deposit of any amount. Flex is accepted at the following locations both on and off campus:

On Campus
  • Mayer Theatre Ticket Office
  • Campus Bookstore
  • Vending machines
  • University & Heafey Libraries
  • Benson Center Info Desk
  • Copy machines
  • Network Printing Services
  • Residence hall laundry centers
  • Campus Safety Services (for parking permits)
  • Adobe Lodge Faculty Club
  • The Marketplace
  • Mission Bakery Café
  • Cadence Cyber Café
  • Cellar Market Convenience Store
  • Campus Mobile Food Carts
  • Sunstream Cafe
  • The Bronco
  • Buck Shaw & Leavey Concessions

Library Use

Your ACCESS card is accepted at the University and Heafey Libraries (Law students only) to check out books and other library materials.

To review your circulation record and find out when your books are due, type the barcode number shown on the back of your ACCESS card into the library's OSCAR System.


Students receive $48 per academic year on on their ACCESS card's  SmartPrint account for printing use on campus networked printers. The total summer Smartprint alloment is $16.  Once depleted, the Flex account must be used for printing use.  

Facilities Access

Privileges are automatically assigned to individuals who may utilize specialized campus facilities. There is no need to bring your card to the ACCESS Office unless normally allowed access has been denied.

  • All residence halls (residents only)
  • Heafey Law Library
  • Pat Malley Fitness Center
  • Leavey Activities Center
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Engineering Design Center
  • Arts and Sciences Building
  • Degheri Tennis Center
  • Lucas Hall
  • Alumni Science Building and Animal Lab
  • Bannan Law lounge and classrooms
  • Law Review - Benton building
  • Support Services building
  • University Finance Office
  • Cowell Health Center
  • Mayer Theater
  • Varsi Hall - Undergraduate Admissions
  • Schott Stadium
  • Late Night Learning Commons access (during academic year)




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