Santa Clara University


Living On Campus

Residential Learning Communities Program

Living on campus provides first-year students a unique opportunity to connect and learn alongside fellow students, staff, and faculty while enjoying the conveniences and accommodations of living on-campus within the residence halls. 

Approximately 95 percent of SCU first-year students live on campus, but even those who choose to live off campus are members of a Residential Learning Community (RLC). Each RLC is associated with a residence hall, and each organizes its community around one or two broad themes. Students take a number of their classes with other students in their RLC, and regular events—sometimes connected to those classes—bring students together. When people share interests, knowledge, and experiences, it just makes everything that happens in an RLC more enjoyable and more enriching. The Residential Learning Community Program is unique to Santa Clara University and we are confident it will enhance your experience throughout the time you live on-campus!

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Residence Halls

Santa Clara University's various residence halls and housing options offer students a physical environment that enhances the overall university experience! Most of the residence halls house a Residential Learning Community (RLC) which link students through courses and provide a basis for programming within both the halls and the classroom setting!

Residing within campus housing includes a Dining Meal Plan which students use to dine within various on-campus dining facilities. The residence hall accommodations include standard double rooms within traditional residence halls as well as mini-suites, suite-style and apartment-style accommodations.

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