Orientation & Family Weekend

At St. Edward’s, we understand the need for parents to stay connected to their children and be part of the university family. Parents can easily stay involved when their son or daughter becomes a student on our campus.

Parent Orientation

Learn about all the exciting opportunities for your student on campus. Explore the services and organizations, and meet faculty and staff who make St. Edward’s a remarkable learning community. During Parent Orientation, you’ll get the details you need about:

  • Your student’s academic program
  • Support services such as health, wellness and counseling
  • Student Life leadership opportunities
  • Academic advising and registration
  • Tutoring and study aids
  • Scholarships and financial aid
  • Study abroad programs
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Campus safety

You’ll also hear alumni and parents share their experiences of life at St. Edward’s and the impact of a St. Edward’s education. And you'll connect with other parents. These two-day sessions are held for parents of incoming freshmen throughout June, July and August.

Family Weekend

Parents are a big part of our annual Family Weekend held in conjunction with our Homecoming celebration on the hilltop. Each February, you’ll find numerous activities to enjoy alongside your student, such as:

  • President’s Welcome
  • Networking events with faculty, Holy Cross Brothers and other Hilltopper families
  • Opportunities to stroll campus to see what’s new
  • Fun, food and festivities for the whole family
  • Athletic events and cheering on the Hilltoppers
Gary and Willa Goldberg
Empowered and Transformed

“St. Edward’s is a perfect fit for Willa, and she has been empowered by the experience. She had a transformative semester abroad in South Africa, is active with the swim team and gained supervisory skills as a resident assistant. At first, I had concerns about our daughter attending a Catholic university because we are not Catholic, but this has not been an issue at all. Instead, it has been a plus; the school’s emphasis on public service and educating the mind and the heart has been a real learning experience for our daughter.”
— Gary Goldberg, father of Willa Goldberg ’15