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From traditional favorites to what’s trending, here’s a month-by-month highlight of what’s happening on campus in 2015-2016. We’ll see you on the hilltop soon!


Hillfest ­­— zip lines, live music and baby goats. Does it get any better?


Social justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson, one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People for 2015 and author of Just Mercy, this year’s common text for freshmen, speaks on campus.


St. Edward’s celebrates Founders Week with service projects, twilight Mass and an epic fitness challenge hosted by the Holy Cross Brothers.


Visit Mexico without leaving campus at the eighth annual Noche Folklórica, a celebration of traditional dance and song hosted by the St. Edward’s University Ballet Folklórico troupe.


Grab a scarf and hot chocolate for the annual Festival of Lights on Main Building’s front lawn.


Feed your brain with a sack-lunch discussion hosted by the Center for Ethics and Leadership on the pope’s recent encyclical on the environment. Served with a side of carbon neutrality.


Homecoming! Save the date — Feb. 19–21, 2016 — for perennial favorites like Casino Night, Hilltopper basketball and Sunday Mass with the Holy Cross Brothers.


SXSW takes over Austin, and you’ll find faculty, alumni and students speaking, performing, interning and volunteering across town.


From comic books to treatises on architecture, some 25 top students present their work at the biannual Honors Thesis Symposium.


More than 1,000 Hilltoppers will get their hard-earned degrees at the 130th commencement ceremony. Congrats (in advance), grads!

By Stacia Hernstrom MLA ’05

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