Support Services

Going back to college is a big commitment. You’ll find the help you need every step of the way at St. Edward’s. We know adults may be out of practice for the classroom. That’s why we’ve designed support services to refresh your writing and research skills and acquaint you with technology you’ll use during your studies.

Whether you’re attending classes at our main campus in South Austin or St. Edward’s University–North Austin near the Arboretum, you’ll have access to the academic and personal support you need to excel.

Academic Advising

Admission and advising support for New College students begins on day one. Get all of your questions answered here, from how to apply to choosing a major to picking classes that fit your schedule. Once you’re admitted to New College, a personal academic advisor will be assigned to help you stay focused and on track until you complete your degree.

Campuswide Technology

Over the past few years, we’ve added new buildings with state-of-the-art classrooms that include advanced audio/visual equipment, computer work stations and wireless Internet connections, along with wireless zones across campus.

St. Edward’s also offers five student computer labs on our main campus, including two 24-hour labs. At our North Austin location, you’ll enjoy the comfort of roomy seminar-styled classrooms, as well as computer labs where you can work on homework or print out assignments.

The Computer Help Desk is just an e-mail or phone call away to assist students with a wide array of technological challenges — from troubleshooting an Internet connection to backing up important files.

Need to brush up on the latest software? Our free computer training workshops will get you up to speed.

Writing Center

The Writing Center can help you become a stronger, more confident writer, even if it’s been a while since you last wrote a paper. Through the Writing Center, students can consult one-on-one with experienced writing instructors for help with punctuation rules, creating a bibliography and more. The Writing Center is conveniently available by appointment or walk-in seven days a week, including evenings. Plus, the Online Writing Lab can help when you’re working on assignments away from campus.

Career and Professional Development

Looking for ways to connect with potential employers? Want to improve your résumé and interview skills? St. Edward's offers a variety of programs to help you prepare for whatever field you choose. Our career preparation services provide you with practical insights, networking opportunities, and job-search skills and resources that get you ready to stand out in a competitive job market.

Health & Counseling Center

Juggling work, life and college can be stressful. The Health & Counseling Center offers free confidential counseling for students — whether you need guidance on balancing family with college, advice for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, or support dealing with a problem on the job. The center is also a convenient, affordable choice for basic medical services for all enrolled students.

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry, a caring community of religious and lay persons, serves the religious and spiritual needs of students at St. Edward's, whatever their faith may be. Sacraments, Mass and spiritual direction are open to all, as are many opportunities to take part in community service.

Student Disability Services

St. Edward’s University welcomes a diverse student body and is committed to helping each individual excel. Student Disability Services offers support to students with medical, learning and psychiatric disabilities in a number of ways.

Veterans Affairs

St. Edward’s University honors the service of military veterans and works with the Veterans Administration to help you pursue the education you deserve. Our Veterans Affairs Office will walk you through your benefits and can answer any questions about eligibility, payments or tutoring.

Fitness Facilities

St. Edward’s University makes it easy to stick to a fitness routine before or between classes, even for busy New College students. Our fitness center features an exercise and weight room; basketball, volleyball and racquetball courts; and a 25-meter heated swimming pool — plus locker rooms and showers so you can get right back to your day after your workout.

Dining

Hungry, but in a hurry? You won’t have to skip a meal, even rushing between work and class. Our main campus offers convenient dining options — day and evening — with food ranging from on-the-go sandwiches to Tex-Mex to sushi. You can also study or relax with friends over a beverage and a snack in our two coffeehouses on campus.

University Police

Dedicated to the safety of our students, faculty and staff, the University Police provide on-campus law enforcement and patrol the university campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.