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Swig Residence Hall 2 Person Traditional, Standard-Double Rooms w/ sink and vanity inside the room and community bathrooms down the hall

Living in Swig was easily one of my favorite memories from the past four years at Santa Clara. As a student coming from out of state not knowing anybody, it was perfect for me because there were 400+ new friends to make. Swig is almost all first year students, and is known for being the most social residence hall on campu...

March 16, 2018

Having gone to public school my entire life, I did not know what to expect attending a Jesuit institution -- ironic, considering that the Jesuit core value of educating the whole person is initially what attracted me to Santa Clara. But what does it mean to be a Jesuit school? Would I see strange men in black dotting the campus? Would I be pressured into adopting Catholic practices? What even was a Jesuit??

These questions were pushed aside in favor of the m...

Graham Residence Hall - 2-3 Person Mini-Suite Style Rooms with Adjoining Bathroom to Second Mini-Suite

As my parents helped me move into Graham Hall, they kept saying, “Wow, this room is huge!” They were not wrong. The Graham rooms are mini-suite style and are very spacious. The mini-suite style is two rooms connected by a hallway with a bathroom and a shower. My roommate and I always had plenty of space to have friends over, do yoga, or even add a futon dur...

January 27, 2017

The first photo I took at Santa Clara when I moved in. From my window! Check out that view.

When I first started applying to college, I knew that I wanted to explore schools outside of Georgia. I applied to 10 schools– 9 of which were out of state. When I started receiving my acceptance letters, I was so excited that I could make my dreams of going to school anywhere in the country a reality!

I decided to go to school in California for three reasons:

1) You ca...

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