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Driving and Parking

If you are coming from U.S. Highway 101, take the De La Cruz Boulevard/Santa Clara exit. Follow De La Cruz Boulevard towards El Camino Real (stay in the right lane). When De La Cruz Boulevard splits, follow the right split over the overpass. Turn right on Lafayette Street staying in the right turn lane. Turn right at El Camino Real. The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the right-hand side of the road.

If you are coming from Interstate 880, take The Alameda exit. Travel north on The Alameda. The Alameda will become El Camino Real. The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the left-hand side of the road.

If you are coming from Interstate 280, take Interstate 880 north toward Oakland. Exit at The Alameda. Turn left on The Alameda. The Alameda will become El Camino Real. The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the left-hand side of the road.

Parking: Visitors may park in the . Enter campus via Palm Drive, go past the Parking Kiosk, and turn left into the structure.


For complete, up-to-date information on campus regulations and the campus parking plan, visit the Campus Safety website at www.scu.edu/cs

To park on campus or on University-owned property every vehicle must have a valid parking permit visibly displayed between the hours of 6 am and 8 pm, Monday through Friday. A permit is not required on Saturday, Sunday and University holidays. 

The Osher Office, Loyola Hall 160 does NOT sell permits.

SCU Main Gate and Daily Permits

Daily permits are available at the main gate kiosk at Palm Drive and El Camino Real. The SCU gate is clearly marked by the overhead white on green street sign, opposite the Santa Clara Transit Center/Caltrain Station.

Campus Safety Office

Permits for the quarter are available for purchase at the Campus Safety Services (CSS) Office for $50 (half-price of regular fee). The CSS Office is located on the ground floor of the Parking Structure at the Main Entrance of campus. CSS accepts cash, personal checks, Visa or Mastercard for this purchase.

Osher parking permits entitle you to park in any commuter student parking stalls, which require an "E" Permit

You may park on campus in the following lots: 

See the campus map for further information at http://scu.edu/map/

The Osher office (Loyola 160) does NOT sell permits. 

NOTE: If you exit the Loyola Hall parking lot at the intersection of the Alameda and El Camino Real, you must yield to oncoming traffic. You are leaving a private lot and opposing traffic has the right of way. 

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Santa Clara University OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute
Loyola Hall - Lower Level, Room 160D
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053
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