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Commuter Students

Learn more about resources to assist commuter students with learning about services and opportunities that help them navigate campus, be supported in and out of classes, and get involved at Santa Clara.

Online Resources

  • Computer Support
  • Mail/Post Office
  • Lockers at the Malley Center
  • Lockers at the Locatelli Student Activity Center (see details in section below)
  • Lockers at the Benson Memorial Center (see details in section below)
  • Lockers at the Kenna Hall (see details in section below)
  • Lockers at the Heafey-Bergin Hall (see details in section below)

RLC Commuter Assignments

First year commuter students are assigned to and granted access to one of the following Residential Learning Communities (RLCs):

  • Alpha RLC (Graham Hall)
  • da Vinci RLC (Casa Italiana Hall)
  • Modern Perspectives RLC (Dunne Hall)
  • Xavier RLC (Sanfilippo Hall)

Sophomore, junior, and senior commuter students should contact the Resident Director of one of the following 4 RLCs that they want to be a member of:

For inquiries about the RLC commuter spaces, please contact the Office of Residence Life at or 408-554-4900 for more details. Access may require the signing of a use agreement form through the Housing Office. The Office of Residence Life and Housing Office share an office suite on the 2nd floor of Benson Memorial Center.

Locatelli Commuter Spaces

The Locatelli Student Activity Center has several spaces on the 2nd floor open to commuter students. Spaces include:

  • Cubicle next to Room 209
  • Lockers are located in this cubicle (bring your own lock)
  • There is also an alcove with couches and other furniture between Rooms 210 and 211
  • The kitchen space has a sink, refrigerator, microwave, coffee machines, hot water pot, toaster oven, TV, couches, high-top tables, and stools

If you have any questions, please contact Tedd Vanadilok.

Additional Commuter Spaces

There are additional spaces designated for commuter students at the following campus locations:

  • Benson Memorial Center (basement level)
  • Kenna Hall (1st floor)
  • Heafey-Bergin Hall (1st floor)

Each space has lockers as well as places to sit and lounge while eating meals, studying, and socializing.

If you have any questions, please contact Tedd Vanadilok.

Commuter Student Union

The Commuter Student Union is a registered student organization (RSO) for commuter students and offers a "home away from home" for those who do not live on campus. They have get-togethers and social activities as well as provide support for one another.

To get connected with the Commuter Student Union, please contact Tedd Vanadilok.

Commuter Student Email List

Would you like to receive periodic emails about opportunities and resources for commuter students? If so, click the button below to join the commuter student email list.

For More Information

Contact: Tedd Vanadilok