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The best way to learn more about Santa Clara is to visit our campus and participate in a tour. The full campus visit experience includes a 30-minute information session, 30-minute student panel, and an hour-long student-led tour.
An admissions counselor will discuss academic programs, the application process, and financial aid; our student ambassador panel will share perspectives about undergraduate life. Campus tours are offered Monday through Friday and most Saturdays during the academic year. We also have group tour options, select academic department tours, and a self-guided tour (PDF) for guests who cannot participate in our normally scheduled tours.
Information Sessions and Campus Tour Schedule
|9 a.m.||Counselor presentation & student ambassador panel||10 a.m.||Campus tour|
|1 p.m.||Counselor presentation & student ambassador panel||2 p.m.||Campus tour|
Make your reservation using our visit calendar. Online registration for any given day will remain open until we reach our capacity; otherwise, online registration will close the day prior to the tour date. For same-day drop-in visits please call us at 408-554-4700 to check availability.
Information sessions and campus tours start at the Office of Undergraduate Admission located in the Patricia A. and Stephen C. Schott Admission & Enrollment Services Building. Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to park and check in.
Tours for Large Groups
Tours for high schools and organizations with groups larger than 6 are hosted by Santa Clara student ambassadors. Priority will be given to high school aged groups of students. Non-high school aged groups (i.e. middle school and elementary school groups) will need to be prepared for self-guided tours. Our tours best accommodate groups of 50 or fewer. We will do our best to accommodate larger groups. Otherwise, a self-guided tour will be offered for all or part of the group.
Summer 2014 Group Tour Schedule
Available Tuesday through Friday most weeks throughout the academic year, except on academic or national holidays.
Saturday sessions are not available during the summer. They will resume on select Saturdays throughout the school year starting October 2014 until the end of April 2015.
- 10:30–11 a.m. Counselor presentation & student panel
- 11–11:30 a.m. Campus tour
Group Reservations: Please fill out the group reservation request form or call our office at least three weeks in advance at 408-554-4700 with the following information:
- Date and time you would like to visit
- Description of your organization and purpose of visit
- The exact number of people attending
We will do our best to accommodate your request, but we cannot guarantee that all large groups can or will be accommodated. Providing at least three weeks advance notice will increase our ability to prepare for your group visit.
Interviews and Class Visits
Interviews—Santa Clara does not conduct interviews as a formal part of the admissions process. During your visit you may request to speak to an admissions counselor to ask questions in confidence or to address any topics not covered in our information session and tour. Ultimately, we want you to leave SCU with all your questions answered.
Class Visits—Class visits are not available to prospective students. Students can sign up for a class visit once they are accepted to Santa Clara by registering through Shadow SCU.
Beyond the main campus tour, some departments and schools offer specialty tours of their facilities. You should contact the school or department directly for more information.
School of Engineering Tour—If you're interested in engineering, please tour SCU's School of Engineering. To book your reservation, visit the Engineering Tour Site.
Useful Links and Information
Visit the Location and Directions page for driving directions to the University. For more information about transportation options and airports, visit the Transit page. If you have further questions, please contact the Undergraduate Admission Office.
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: 408-554-4700, email@example.com