Welcome to the Hilltop!

We are thrilled you have chosen St. Edward’s as the university you want to advance your education and take on your world.  We have an entire community of students, staff and faculty that are ready to help you transition to our beautiful campus on the hilltop. We look forward to welcoming you to campus during your Orientation session, as we are committed to your success and well-being inside and outside the classroom. Learn more about your next steps and how to get connected to St. Edward’s!

Important Update on Summer Orientation

As you know, recent circumstances around the country and the world have required every organization to re-think upcoming events that involve community gatherings. At St. Edward’s University, this includes our Summer Orientation program. To ensure the health and safety of every student, parent, faculty and staff member in our community, we've made the decision to move Summer Orientation online.

This decision was not easy for us to make, but we believe it’s in your best interest. And although you won't physically be on the hilltop for Orientation this summer, we are still committed to giving you the best experience possible. Our team is thinking creatively and working hard to develop an online experience that’s both fun and inspiring, and that will help you develop relationships with your peers, faculty, and key staff members.

We don’t have all the details figured out just yet, but felt it was important to provide this update now so that you can plan accordingly and cancel any travel arrangements. Please rest assured that more information about the Orientation experience is coming your way soon. And in the meantime, you can continue to complete your pre-Orientation tasks in Hillstart.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at orientme [at] stedwards.edu.

We thank you for your patience and understanding, and look forward to providing you more details soon.


The New Student Orientation Office

Check out the video below capturing a first-person perspective of the St. Edward’s New Student Orientation experience. This film is brought to you by students like you!

Our video's creator Alejandra (Class of 2023), is studying Behavioral Neuroscience and minoring in Spanish Language. She enjoys journalism, and sharing videos with her friends and family.

Students who have been admitted to a graduate program, please contact your academic advisor in the school your were admitted to for more information.