Santa Clara University

Housing Office

Community Living

Residential Learning Communities

As a freshman, you will be assigned to a residence hall based on your Residential Learning Community (RLC). After your first year, you can request a change in RLC, but your residence hall will always be determined by which RLC you belong to.

Why Live on Campus

Living on campus is the best way to learn your way around, make friends who have common interests (and class schedules), and experience everything Santa Clara offers. About half of the undergraduate students at SCU live on campus for all four years.

What to Bring

As you begin to prepare for your move to Santa Clara, there are a few things you should think about before you start packing. Here are some suggestions on what to pack for SCU.

Roommate Relationships

For roommates to get along well, it is very important that they get to know one another as people. Roommates need to openly discuss certain things in the very beginning to avoid misunderstandings in the future.

Safety and Security

Safety and security are of the utmost importance in each of our communities.


Each residence hall is equipped with the latest technology and conveniences. These services and amenities are provided at no additional charge.



Students in community lounge

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