Visit Options for Undergraduate Students
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.
Fall Visit Events
Friday in Focus
During our Friday in Focus events, we offer a day full of campus tours, information sessions and tours of the residence halls. You can pick the activities and times that work best for you. Campus tours depart at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Information sessions are held at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Residence hall tours depart at noon. Reservations are required.
Friday, Dec. 6:
Friday in Focus with Festival of Lights
Festival of Lights is an annual campus tradition that celebrates the holiday season. Come enjoy the evening program of prayer, candlelight and song.
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If you can’t make it to a group event, we can set up a similar solo experience for you from September to April. Attend a class, meet with a professor, eat in the dining hall and stay overnight in a residence hall with a student host. Please schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance. Overnight visits are for high school seniors and transfer students.
Review the agenda and register for a visit (PDF) »
Fall Visit Options
Our campus walking tours are led by current students and last about an hour and 15 minutes. Fall tours are offered Aug. 26–Dec. 5 (excluding university holidays), Monday and Friday at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours include a look inside academic buildings, the student center, athletic facilities and a residence hall. Please inform our tour coordinator if you need any specific accommodations.
Schedule your campus tour »
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, call our office at 512-448-8500 or 800-555-0164.
We offer guided group tours for high school students from September to April. Tours may be scheduled for 10 a.m. or 1 p.m., Monday–Thursday. Group tour requests should be made at least three weeks in advance. Elementary and middle school groups are welcome to visit campus using our self-guided audio tour (see description at left). Please call our office at 800-555-0164 for more information about this option.
Request a group tour (PDF) »
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.