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Santa Clara University

500 El Camino Real
Benson Center

Santa Clara, California 95053-1017

450Largest Group
11Meeting Rooms
1625Overnight Guests
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  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Accommodations
  • Catering
  • Dining
  • Area Attractions
As the Jesuit university in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is proud to offer on-campus housing, dining, and meeting and event space in California for youth and adult programs. We strive to provide a comprehensive event solution encompassing a wide variety of on-campus accommodations. Adjacent to CalTrain, SCU is a convenient location close to all Bay Area attractions.

Facilities and services are available mid June through end of August. We welcome requests from sponsoring University departments and non-profit organizations.

View our videos below to see what sets the Santa Clara University event space apart from other California venues.
University Villas :
Campisi & Sanfilippo Residence Halls:
Casa Italiana & Sobrato Residence Halls:

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
San Jose - 5
San Francisco - 45
Santa Cruz - 45
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
San Jose International Airport / 5
Public Transportation Options:
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
Parking Onsite:
Residential facilities available mid-June through August. Meeting facilities and all catering options available year-round.
Room Type(s):
Traditional Residence Halls and Apartment/Suite Accommodations
Bath Type(s):
Bath Types: Communal and Individual
ADA Accessible:
Largest Group:
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
Largest Classroom Style:
Largest Theatre Style:
Number of Overnight Guests:
All meeting rooms offer internet connectivity and WiFi free of charge.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Food & Beverage:
On-campus catering and cafeteria-style dining available; off campus caterers not permitted.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Cultural Catering Available:
Alcohol Permitted:
Ideally Suited For:
Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Parlor A Formal conference room located in Benson Memorial Center. Seats up to 16.

Parlors BC Adjoining parlors can be used together or separately. The Parlors are great for presentations and meetings at the Benson Memorial Center.

California Mission Room Built-in audio/visual, including 3 projection screens. Accommodates 300 attendees with theater-style seating or 250 in banquet set-up. Located in the Benson Memorial Center.

Williman Room The Williman Room is a multi-purpose room centrally located in the Benson Memorial Center. Williman is commonly used for banquets, presentations, seminars, and contains built-in audio. Adjoining patio holds 200 for receptions.

Conference Room 21 Multipurpose room located in Benson Memorial Center; can be utilized as classroom or conference room.

Sobrato Commons BC Sobrato Commons available in two separate rooms (40) or as one large multipurpose space.

Sobrato Classroom 19 Classroom holds up to 40.

Casa Italiana Seminar Room 3 Seminar Room holds up to 32.

Casa Italiana Classroom 7 Classroom holds up to 40 guests and contains built-in audio.

Graham Classroom 163 Graham Classroom 163 holds up to 40 guests and contains built-in audio.

Graham Classroom 164 Graham Classroom 164 holds up to 40 guests and contain built-in audio.

Graham Commons 156 AB Graham Commons available together or as separate rooms.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Casa Italiana 232 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
Sobrato Hall 268 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes
University Villas 221 Hotel-Like Private yes
Graham Hall 234 Residence Halls Private yes
Campisi Hall 200 Residence Halls Communal yes
Sanfilippo Hall 200 Residence Halls Communal no
Swig Hall 410 Residence Halls Communal no
Dunne Hall 164 Residence Halls Communal no
McLaughlin-Walsh Hall 246 Residence Halls Communal no


  • On-Campus Catering
    At Bon Appétit, we blend a tradition of fine service with creative planning and consistent event execution to bring satisfaction every time. We specialize in made-from-scratch menus featuring regional and seasonal ingredients and artisan-produced products.
    >>> menu (PDF)


  • Adobe Lodge
    Seating Capacity: 200
    Adobe Lodge: As the only remaining Adobe brick building from the original Santa Clara Mission establishment, the Adobe Lodge offers a unique place to visit and dine, serving a variety of lunch options, including salads, soups, a grill menu, and daily specials. Guests can choose to eat on the patio or in the dining room of the Lodge.
  • Marketplace Cafeteria
    Seating Capacity: 400
    Santa Clara’s main dining room located in Benson Memorial Center. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served cafeteria-style to offer a similar collegiate dining experience enjoyed by students. Reserved exclusively for camps, conferences and university personnel, this venue creates a comfortable and safe environment for guests.
  • The Bronco
    Seating Capacity: 100
    Located adjacent to Marketplace, the Bronco provides additional seating for 100 guests. Features an inviting combination of booth seating and small stand-alone tables, all surrounded by pieces celebrating Santa Clara school spirit.
  • Mission Gardens
    Seating Capacity: 450 (buffet); 1,000 (reception)
    Campus’ premier outdoor venue for catered events, six sections of lawn offer up to 48,000 square feet of space for all event types- tented receptions, themed buffets to name a few.
  • St. Ignatius Lawn
    Catered lunches are popular on this centrally located 22,000 square foot lawn. Both the Saint Ignatius of Loyola fountain and ample shade from trees lining the border, the lawn provides a serene backdrop for guests.

Area Attractions

SAP Center 3.2 miles away

San Pedro Square Market 3.5 miles away

Winchester Mystery House 3.6 miles away

California's Great America 5.6 miles away

Levi's Stadium 5.9 miles away

Santa Cruz Boardwalk & Amusement Park 32 miles away

Golden Gate Bridge 53 miles away

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