It’s here! The College Tour: St. Edward’s TV show is now available to view on our YouTube channel. Our 30-minute episode takes you on a fabulous tour of our beautiful campus in Austin while getting to know St. Edward’s in the best way possible — through stories shared by our outstanding students.
Watch The College Tour: St. Edward’s
What is The College Tour? It’s an Amazon Prime TV series made by Emmy nominated and multi-award-winning producers and hosted by Alex Boylan, a former Amazing Race contestant and winner. The series gives students and families a one-of-a-kind look into colleges and universities around the world, letting you explore campuses in the comfort of your home.
We’d love for you to visit the hilltop in person, but if you can’t, our episode of The College Tour is the next best way to experience St. Edward’s. You’ll hear from 10 Hilltoppers about what it’s truly like being a student at St. Edward’s. Their stories cover our distinctive Holy Cross tradition, personalized educational experience, vibrant campus life, hands-on learning, top-notch campus facilities, NCAA sports and much more. You’ll also get a feel for Austin, our incredible hometown that’s consistently ranked a top college city and best place to live in the U.S.
Meet the Students
Our students inspire us every day. They’re smart, caring, innovative thinkers and problem solvers who are passionate about making a difference in the world. In the following 3-minute videos, you can hear individually from the 10 Hilltoppers who star in our full 30-minute episode. Choose your topic!
Academic Excellence and the Classroom Experience
St. Edward’s and Austin
Vibrant and Inclusive Campus
Athletics and Hilltopper Pride
Hear from these Hilltoppers about their experience being in The College Tour, a favorite moment during the filming, and what they want you to know most about St. Edward’s.
Behind the Scenes
What’s it like to star in The College Tour film production? Busy and fun! Flip through our photos to see how our students played leading roles in conveying the St. Edward’s experience.
With the view of the Austin skyline from the hilltop behind her, Mimi Currah talks about athletics and Hilltopper pride during filming of The College Tour on campus.
The College Tour host Alex Boylan films a segment of the episode alongside Theater Arts students at St. Edward’s outside of the university’s Main Building.
Director of Photography Bryan Smith and Director Daren Woolsey go over the script with Eduardo “Lalo” Carrillo while filming The College Tour on campus at the John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center courtyard.
Michelle Flores talks about St. Edward’s being a destination university while filming her segment for The College Tour in the Munday Library.
Assistant Camera Jada Grant focuses the camera on Meriam Elawad as she speaks about academic excellence and the classroom experience while filming The College Tour at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center.
The College Tour film crew works with Rory O’Connor Arias in the fitness studio of the Recreation and Athletic Center as he films his segment about LiveWellSEU.
Director Daren Woolsey holds up a color checker board to assist Director of Photography Bryan Smith in adjusting white balance as they prepare to film Carla Pineda’s downtown segment of The College Tour focused on St. Edward’s and Austin.
Professor Adam McCormick chats with Mary Elizabeth Buckel as Assistant Camera Jada Grant films them for Buckel’s segment of The College Tour highlighting student success.
Assistant Camera Jada Grant films Evan Mao playing volleyball near Teresa Hall as part of his segment on The College Tour highlighting student life.
Liam Quinn speaks about how St. Edward’s is a mission-driven campus while filming his segment for The College Tour in Holy Cross Hall.
Director of Photography Bryan Smith films a yoga class in the fitness studio of the Recreation and Athletic Center while gathering b-roll for The College Tour’s segment highlighting LiveWellSEU.
Production Assistant Gabriel Blanco films Sierra Sweeney and friends hanging out and studying on the patio near Jo’s Coffee Shop for Sweeney’s The College Tour segment about St. Edward’s vibrant and inclusive campus.
The College Tour host Alex Boylan pauses between takes while filming his segments outside of Main Building.
The College Tour crew discusses b-roll ideas to film with Mimi Currah and her teammates on Lewis-Chen Family Field as part of Currah’s segment on athletics and Hilltopper pride.
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