Your Educational Journey Continues on the Hilltop

We've tried to make the transition to St. Edward's as easy as we can.  These steps will get you through the beginning of your first semester on the hilltop.


This online pre-orientation program walks you through the nuts and bolts you need to complete before coming to campus. This includes tasks such as:

  • Selecting your Transfer Orientation session
  • Submitting your meningitis vaccination records
  • Connecting with your financial advisor

Once your enrollment deposit is received, you'll be invited to the Hillstart Canvas course (allow us two business days). Access the course using your myHilltop login credentials by:

Transfer Orientation

All transfer students (domestic and international) must attend one of the two Transfer Orientation sessions:

  • Transfer Session 1: Wednesday, Aug. 12
  • Transfer Session 2: Monday, Aug. 17 

International and exchange students are required to attend the Monday, August 17 session and International Hilltopper Landing Day (Tuesday August 18). Mandatory Immigration reporting and check-in will occur on Landing Day.

Since attendance is mandatory, a $50 Orientation fee will automatically be applied to your semester bill. 

 Move-In & Welcome Days 2020

Sunday, August 16: International Student & Transfer Move-In
Friday, August 21: Welcome BBQ
Saturday, August 22: Hillfest
Sunday, August 23: Mass of Welcome, Medallion Ceremony, & Legacy Walk
Monday, August 24: First Day of Classes

Welcome Days

August 20 - September 4

During the first two weeks of classes, there are special events (including important campus traditions) around the hilltop to help you get involved.


For information about moving in to your student's residence hall, contact reslife [at] (subject: Question%20re%3A%20Move-in) (Residence Life)