Oldest known photograph of Mission Santa Clara, 1854, likely taken by influential 19th cent. western photographer James M. Ford. The unidentified father on the left might be the only image of school founder Fr. John Nobili, S.J. Maybe you’ve heard of him.

Oldest known photograph of Mission Santa Clara, 1854, likely taken by influential 19th cent. western photographer James M. Ford. The unidentified father on the left might be the only image of school founder Fr. John Nobili, S.J. Maybe you’ve heard of him.

President’s Day parade, Santa Clara, 1905. Looking south on Alviso Street, old mission is visible on the left. Ticker tape not included.

President’s Day parade, Santa Clara, 1905. Looking south on Alviso Street, old mission is visible on the left. Ticker tape not included.

No snow this year, so this record still stands. Last snowfall on Santa Clara campus: 5 February, 1976. (Students in front of McLaughlin Hall)

No snow this year, so this record still stands. Last snowfall on Santa Clara campus: 5 February, 1976. (Students in front of McLaughlin Hall)

Any man who is contemptuous of the daily siesta cannot be trusted.

Fr. Edward Shipsey, S.J.

SCU president, 1946

"The Santa Clara Lady"
“She is young, she is attractive and well  groomed. She is refined. She  is above average in intelligence. The  lengthy academic honor roll  evidences her academic achievement. She  knows how to get things done.  She realizes that wisdom is knowing what  to do; skill is knowing how to  do it; but virtue is in doing it.
“She loves her school. She is enthusiastic about her loyalty and  desire  to distinguish herself as a woman. She hopes to make herself a  positive  force for good.”
The Santa Clara Woman Student Handbook, 1967

"The Santa Clara Lady"

“She is young, she is attractive and well groomed. She is refined. She is above average in intelligence. The lengthy academic honor roll evidences her academic achievement. She knows how to get things done. She realizes that wisdom is knowing what to do; skill is knowing how to do it; but virtue is in doing it.

“She loves her school. She is enthusiastic about her loyalty and desire to distinguish herself as a woman. She hopes to make herself a positive force for good.”

The Santa Clara Woman Student Handbook, 1967

Santa Clara wasn’t born yesterday and neither were you.

Santa Clara wasn’t born yesterday and neither were you.