Santa Clara University

New Student Orientation

Summer Orientation Dates

First Year Students

All students are required to attend Summer 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, 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 required to attend either Session 1 or Session 2.

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

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 (Sept. 16 & 17) for students with special circumstances. Requests to attend this session must be sent to before May 1, 2015. Please include any documentation (flight itinerary, proof of employment) with your request. The Office of New Student Programs will begin reviewing requests on April 6, 2015. All requests will be reviewed in the order received. Because space in this session is limited and not all requests will be approved, students are asked to sign up for one of the six July sessions above. If your request is approved, we will move you to the September orientation session and send a new confirmation.

International Students

In September, we offer an orientation session for students who can't make it to a July Orientation 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 here.

Session 7 Orientation September 16-17, 2015

Transfer Students

All transfer students are required to attend Transfer Student Orientation. Additional information regarding Transfer Orientation can be found on the Transfer page.

Winter Transfer Student Orientation TBD
Summer Transfer Student Orientation
Friday, September 18, 2015
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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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