A Campus Transformed

A look into the physical future of Santa Clara

Here are some of the literal doors that we’ve opened on campus in recent years—and three we’ll be opening in months to come. They’re all part of the Campaign for Santa Clara.

SOBRATO CAMPUS FOR DISCOVERY AND INNOVATION A landmark complex to foster collaboration in the sciences, mathematics, technology, and engineering. Construction underway.

STEPHEN C. AND PATRICIA A. SCHOTT ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE CENTER A 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art training facility for student athletes of all stripes. Groundbreaking in 2019.

STEPHEN A. FINN RESIDENCE HALL Mini-suite style rooms for first- and second-year students. Opening Fall 2019.

HOWARD S. AND ALIDA S. CHARNEY HALL OF LAW A new home for the School of Law.

EDWARD M. DOWD ART & ART HISTORY BUILDING A place to make art, study its history, and design experiences through virtual-reality technology.

HEAFEY AND BERGIN HALLS—REMODEL For STEM, 20-plus classroom/laboratory spaces and a large two-story collaborative space.

ROBERT F. BENSON MEMORIAL CENTER—REMODEL Major rejuvenation of the central dining hub for students—plus a glassed-in atrium.

FRANKLIN STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL Connecting the arts community and the Jesuit Residence to campus with an inviting paved walkway.

OUTDOOR VOLLEYBALL COURTS A place for the women’s beach volleyball team to practice and play—and open to everyone.

OUTDOOR WORKOUT AREA Space for training and exercise—perfect for the California sunshine.

These aren’t new—but we wouldn’t be Santa Clara without them!

MISSION SANTA CLARA The spiritual heart of Santa Clara. In 2019 the interior is receiving a historically-accurate restoration.

BANNAN ALUMNI HOUSE A new name for the home for all Broncos. Dedicated in honor of Fr. Lou Bannan and the entire Bannan family in March 2019.

THE BRONCO STATUE Made possible by Bronco alumni—a symbol of pride in academic and athletic excellence.

FOUNTAIN AND ABBY SOBRATO MALL At the gateway to the pedestrian-friendly center of campus. Even as SCU has grown, the campus has become more united.

Build a Better Pipeline

Austin Gray ’19 takes initiative to increase the presence and confidence of black employees in the Silicon Valley.


Take Charge

For the first time ever, all six academic leadership roles are filled by women—not bad for a school that didn’t grant women degrees until 1961

Bringing Tradition Near

Kaweni Ibarra ’19 learned how to reinvigorate history when he apprenticed with a Hawaiian tattooist his senior year.

Bright Times

Sammi Bennett ’19 tap the potential of women in clean energy on her Fulbright scholarship to India.