Santa Clara Snapshot: 1970

By Justine Macauley ’10 and Kellie Quist ’10

The 1970 challenge: How many bedframes can SCU undergrads stack on top of one another? Photo from SCU Archives
  • 3 philosophy courses required to graduate

  • 4 days of classes (M-T-Th-F)

  • 31 buildings

  • 100 people at United Farm Workers Organizing Committee meeting to discuss union-only lettuce purchase for the campus dining services

  • 233 professors

  • 700 students boycott classes and join a teach-in to protest U.S. military action in Cambodia

  • $1,725 tuition per year

  • 5,902 students enrolled




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