Santa Clara University


Residence Halls


Campisi Residence Hall

Communitas Residential Learning Community

Campisi Residence Hall, home of the Communitas RLC, is located adjacent to the Malley Fitness Center and was built in reaction to a tripling of the student population in the 1960s. A large garden area with barbeques is adjacent to Sanfilippo Residence Hall. A complete renovation of the individual student rooms occurred in 2007, including upgrades to the personal vanities.


Casa Italiana Residence Hall

da Vinci Residential Learning Community

Casa Italiana, home to the da Vinci RLC, is located between Bellomy Field and Sobrato Residence Hall. This residence hall building is comprised of a mix of single rooms, suites, and apartment style accommodations. In addition to hosting residents, the building also boasts a downtown area consisting of a lobby, commons, tech room, classrooms, seminar rooms, and offices.


Dunne Residence Hall

Modern Perspectives Residential Learning Community

The Dunne Residence Hall is home to the Modern Perspectives Residential Learning Community and  is located on the northwest tip of campus. It was opened to accommodate Santa Clara University's growing student population and has coed floors for first-year and sophomore students. Outer amenities include a large community space in the basement, lounges on every floor, a sand volleyball court located adjacent to the building and ample lawn space on the Kennedy mall.


Graham Residence Hall

Alpha Residential Learning Community

Graham Hall is the newest residence hall on campus. Graham Hall is the home of the Alpha Residential Learning Community. This 4 story building houses approximately 350 undergraduate residents. Graham Hall is made up of 4 neighborhoods A-D that are comprised of community lounge, kitchen and laundry room for the convenience of the residents. The rooms are designed as mini-suites with a set of roommates sharing an adjoining bathroom with another set of suitemates. The Graham courtyard also offers residents two barbecue and picnic areas as well as plenty of space to enjoy other outdoor activities.


McLaughlin-Walsh Residence Hall

Unity Residential Learning Community

McLaughlin-Walsh Hall recently underwent a renovation which involved the complete refurbishing of all student rooms which included new carpet, new fixtures, new lighting as well as new furniture. Additionally, new male and female bathrooms were added to each floor. Furthermore, the renovation included building a new center structure which officially united McLaughlin-Walsh into one building. The new connecting structure showcases a new service desk, an elevator, and a large spacious community/media room! Each floor within the connecting structure includes new lounge spaces and community kitchens for resident use. 


Nobili Residence Hall

Nobili Residence Hall is dedicated to Rev. John Nobili, S.J., the first President of Santa Clara University. Nobili originally housed dining rooms, professors, and upperclassmen but in the 1970s it eventually solely became the home of Jesuit priests on-campus. In the summer of 2006 the Jesuits moved out of Nobili and into their new residence, opening the residence hall for sophomores, juniors and seniors. The building features large single and double rooms with private in room bathrooms as well as sweeping views of the Mission Gardens. 


Sanfilippo Residence Hall

Xavier Residential Learning Community

Sanfilippo Residence Hall is a three-story residence hall, which shares a lush quad with Campisi Hall. During the warm months, students can often be found hosting BBQs in the Sanfilippo & Campisi quad. The building was built in the 1960s and named after a University regent. Sanfilippo Hall is home to the Xavier Residential Learning Community.


Sobrato Residence Hall

Loyola Residential Learning Community

In the Fall of 2000, Santa Clara University opened the doors of the Sobrato Residential Complex. The building is named after the prominent Silicon Valley developer John A. Sobrato, class of 1960, and his wife, Susan. Today the four-story building houses the Loyola Residential Learning Community and about 270 students, freshmen through seniors. The complex is located between the Casa Italiana Residential Complex and the Art building.


Swig Residence Hall

CyPhi Residential Learning Community

This 11-story residence hall is named after Benjamin Swig, who was the chairman of the University’s board of trustees during construction of the building. Swig Hall is home to the CyPhi Residential Learning Community as well as the SLURP and SPARC floors. The student rooms as well as the various community spaces within Swig Hall were refurbished in 2009. Within Swig Hall, students enjoy a large multi-purpose space located on the 11th floor which is affectionately known as the Sky Lounge. The Sky Lounge boasts spectacular views of the campus and surrounding areas.

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University Villas

The University Villas are located on five acres across from Stephen Schott Stadium and the main campus, this gated community includes parking, indoor and outdoor gathering spaces such as volleyball nets situated in grassy courtyards, numerous grilling stations and outdoor seating for dining & relaxing. The University Villas features 138 townhouse units for Santa Clara University junior and senior undergraduate students. The townhouses are all equipped with gourmet kitchens that feature granite counters, stainless appliances, and cheery cabinets. All of the apartments are fully furnished and the student beds are full-sized. Each townhouse is also equipped with an in unit washer and dryer.