Santa Clara University

New Student Orientation

Orientation Dates

First Year Students

All students are required to attend Orientation and are asked to select from one of the six sessions offered in July. These sessions will help you prepare for your first quarter at SCU. You will meet fellow students, learn more about your Residential Learning Community (RLC), become better acquainted with the campus, and register for fall quarter classes.

Session 1
July 9-10, 2015*
Session 2
July 13-14, 2015*
Session 3
July 16-17, 2015**
Session 4
July 20-21, 2015**
Session 5
July 23-24, 2015
Session 6
July 27-28, 2015

* Students participating in the University Honors Program are encouraged to attend either Session 1 or Session 2.

** Students participating in the LEAD Scholars Program are encouraged to attend either Session 3 or Session 4.

Note: Student-athletes are recommended to attend Sessions 1-4. To get approval to attend a different session please contact: Dana McCusker (

A limited number of spaces are also available in Session 7 (September 16-17, 2015) for students with special circumstances that do not allow them to register for any of the July sessions. Requests to attend this session must be sent to before May 1, 2015. Please include any documentation to verify why you cannot attend any sessions in July. Because space in this session is limited and not all requests will be approved, students are asked to sign up for one of the July sessions listed above. If your request is approved, we will move you to the September session and send a new confirmation.

International Students

In September, we offer an Orientation session for students who cannot make it to a July session. International students are highly encouraged to attend Session 7 on September 16-17, 2015, and are also required to attend the International Student Orientation on September 15, 2015. Additional information regarding the International Student Orientation can be found on the International Students section of this website.

Session 7 September 16-17, 2015

Transfer Students

All transfer students are required to attend Transfer Student Orientation. Additional information regarding Transfer Student Orientation can be found on the Transfer Student section of this website.

Fall Transfer Student Orientation September 18, 2015
Winter Transfer Student Orientation TBA
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After confirming your enrollment, reserve an orientation session in eCampus between March 2 and May 1, 2015. Reservations will be accommodated in the order received.

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