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.
Fall and Spring Visit Options
Our campus walking tours are led by current students and last about an hour and 15 minutes. Please note: Dec. 8 through Dec. 23 and Jan. 5 through Jan. 16, while students are on winter break, tours will be led by a St. Edward’s admission counselor, Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. 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). Tours include a look inside academic buildings, the student center, and athletic facilities. Please inform our tour coordinator if you need any specific accommodations.
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While you’re here, you can also meet with an admission counselor to get answers to your questions and help us get to know you. To schedule an appointment with a counselor, select the option while registering for your campus tour, or call our office at 512-448-8500 or 800-555-0164.
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.
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Middle school and elementary school groups are welcome to pick up a campus map to complete a self-guided tour.
Transfer Student Information Sessions
College students currently attending another university are invited to join us for our Transfer Information Session on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, from noon to 1 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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Spring Break Showcase
March 12-24 (excluding weekends)
Spring break is a great time to visit St. Edward’s! Choose a day to tour the campus and residence halls, learn about the opportunities we offer our students, and explore Austin.
View the complete schedule and register »
Spring Open Houses
Can’t make it in March during our Spring Break Showcase? An Open House is another a great opportunity for you to spend some time on our sunny hilltop. We have three 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.
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If you can’t make it to an open house or senior visit day, our comprehensive visits are an opportunity for high school seniors to experience a day in the life of a St. Edward's student. You’ll attend class, meet with a current student and eat in the dining all. Please select your morning or afternoon visit at least two weeks in advance. For seniors traveling alone, we can arrange for you to spend the night in a residence hall with a student host. (Three weeks notice required.) Reservations for spring visits will open on January 5 and visits begin on January 26.
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.