Kassidy Neal

1. What is your favorite thing about St. Edward's?

My favorite thing about St. Edward’s is hands down the sense of community. It was one of the first things I noticed when I transferred to St. Edward’s as an undergraduate, and I continue to see it day in and day out. Being welcomed so wholeheartedly as a transfer student was an amazing feeling, and it made St. Edward’s feel like a second home to me. I think having such a warm and welcoming community is something that’s truly special about the Hilltop.

2. What advice do you have for people applying to college?

When narrowing down your college choices, keep in mind more than just the facts and figures. Of course, it’s important to know what resources are available on campus, what majors are offered, and what the average class size is. But it’s just as important to know what day-to-day life would be like at your prospective school. Some questions to ask yourself might be: what kind of atmosphere are you looking for? How do students interact with each other and can you see yourself as a member of the community? What’s available to you in the surrounding area off-campus for outings after class or over the weekends? These are things that I believe are important to ask yourself during your college search. Oftentimes, they can make the difference when deciding which school is the right fit for you.

3. What is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus has to be the Munday Library. During those busy days as an undergrad, this was always my go-to study space. My favorite feature is the large windows on the North side of the building; they let in plenty of natural light and it makes the space feel that much more open and inviting. It’s a great space to focus on homework, meet with classmates to work on a project, or just relax between classes. 


kneil [at] stedwards.edu (Email Kassidy) or call (512) 233-1697.