Visit the Hilltop

The best way to get to know St. Edward’s is to come see it (and Austin) for yourself. All campus visit programs are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis for prospective students.

Watch the video to see how to make the most of your visit to any school, especially our hilltop campus.

Visit Options
Campus Tours

Our campus walking tours are led by current students and last about an hour and 15 minutes. Spring tours begin Jan. 20 and are offered through April 28: Monday and Friday at 9:30 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (excluding university holidays and special events).
From April 29 through May 8, tours will be led by a St. Edward’s admission counselor: Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. Summer tours begin May 25 and are offered through August 24: Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and noon (excluding university holidays and special events). All tours include a look inside academic buildings, the student center, and athletic facilities. Please inform our tour coordinator if you need any specific accommodations.
Schedule your campus tour »

While you’re here, you can also hear from an admission counselor to get answers to your questions and help us get to know you. To schedule a session with a counselor, select the option while registering for your campus tour,
or call our office at 512-448-8500 or 800-555-0164.

Spring Open Houses

We have three open houses scheduled this spring: Saturday, April 11, Saturday, April 18 and Saturday, April 25. We’ll have information sessions, campus tours and residence hall tours offered throughout the day. You pick the activities and times that work best for you. And be sure to leave some time to explore Austin and see for yourself why it’s been voted one of the best places to live.
Register for an open house »

Transfer Student Information Sessions

College students currently attending another university are invited to join us for our Transfer Information Session on either Friday, May 15 or June 19, 2015, from noon to 2 p.m. You’ll learn more about St. Edward’s University and our transfer admission process. Information about our majors and internship opportunities will also be provided.
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School Group Tours

We offer tours and information sessions exclusively for high school groups, Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.  All requests require three weeks notice.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 512-448-8500 or 800-555-0164.
Request a group tour (PDF) »

Middle school and elementary school groups are welcome to pick up a campus map to complete a self-guided tour.

Visitor Information

St. Edward’s is located just minutes from downtown Austin. Wondering how to get to campus and where to stay? We recommend the Wyndham Garden Hotel, which offers a St. Edward’s visitor rate of $109 per night, including breakfast for two. The hotel is about a five-minute drive from campus.
View our campus map and directions »
Book your stay at Wyndham (PDF) »
Download a list of nearby hotels (PDF) »

Visitor Parking – Free visitor parking can be found in the lilac-colored zone marked “Restricted” and in the dark blue zone marked “Visitor Parking” on the parking map. To access the lilac-colored parking spaces behind the Carriage House, turn onto Andre Drive from Woodward Street. Turn right onto Moody Drive, and then a left into the parking lot. To access the dark blue parking spaces, please enter the university from Woodward, turning onto Theater Pass near the softball fields. Then turn right toward the parking garage and visitor lot.