Your Top 5
We have curated this quick list (called Your Top 5) just for you. These are the key things you need to know (and do) this month to make sure that your 2021–2022 academic year is a successful one.
Advising for Spring 2022 Classes
October is the time to review courses with your success coach/faculty advisor. And Nov. 9–12 is the time to register for your Spring 2022 courses. After getting advised, you’ll receive your pin to register online at myHilltop. Follow these steps to get advised in October so you’re ready to sign up in November for your spring classes.
Apply for Spring 2022 Housing
Living on campus connects you more closely to your hilltop family and all campus resources, support services and activities. It also avoids commuting. The spring housing application is now open via the myHilltop housing portal. Review our online housing sign-up process, and sign up early for your first choice of housing.
Get Academic Support
Stay on top of your studies with free academic support services on the hilltop. Sign up for online 24/7 tutoring or attend in-person or Zoom Supplemental Instruction sessions. Get specialized assistance for math and writing through the Math Lab and Writing Center. And staff at the Munday Library can help you with research.
File Your 2022–2023 FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available. File your FAFSA before the March 1, 2022, priority deadline. Questions? Stop by our FAFSA Fest virtual room, Thursday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.–7 p.m., or Student Financial Service’s Virtual Front Desk, Monday–Friday, 9–11 a.m. and 1–4 p.m., or meet with your financial services counselor.
Healthy Hilltop Update
We have updated the temporary modifications to our fall semester plans to continue providing a safe on-campus, in-person experience. Please remember that you will continue to use the TopperSafe app to complete required daily health assessments regardless of vaccination status and receive your yellow badge to be on campus. Visit Healthy Hilltop for additional information.
Internship & Grad School Fairs
Interested in grad school? Network with recruiters at Career and Professional Development’s virtual Graduate and Professional School Fairs in October and November. Ready for an internship? Meet employers and explore career options at the virtual Internship Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. CST.
Hilltoppers Celebrate Founders Day
Friday, Oct. 15 is our Founders Day holiday. Hilltoppers will celebrate the 136th birthday of St. Edward’s by taking part in our Founders Day events this month. Make your plans now to join us for these on-campus and remote activities:
- Bilingual Mass, Sunday, Oct. 10, 9 p.m. CST, Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel & virtual. Register to attend in person or plan to attend online.
- Mass at the Grotto, Monday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. CST, Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto on campus.
Gather in person to pray together at the Grotto built by our Holy Cross Brothers to honor Mother Mary.
- The McCarthy Lecture Series, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 5 p.m. CST, Jones Auditorium & virtual.
Hosffman Ospino, Department Chair of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College, will speak on “Latinos and the Re-Creation of American Catholicism in the 21st Century.”
- SERVE 1 Day, Saturday, Oct. 23, on campus & Austin community. Join your peers for a day of reflection, volunteering and engagement. Breakfast is provided. Space is limited, so register today!
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Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Monthly Updates
October 4, 2021
Dear Hilltopper Community,
The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month-understanding resources available to you as well as how to get involved will be the focus of this letter. The information that follows is a result of many campus partners working together to STOP sexual harassment, discrimination and violence in our community as well as SUPPORT survivors.
From Destiny Nicoll, President of SEU’s It’s On Us Chapter
For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the nationwide It's On Us campaign is holding their Week of Action during October 25-29. It's On Us will be tabling the 25th, 26th, and the 28th. We also will be hosting our first chapter meeting October 28th, 6:30-8 p.m., where we will be breaking, painting, and gluing bowls together while having a discussion about the sometimes imperfect process of healing after sexual violence. Please join us!
We also invite everyone to wear PURPLE on Purple Thursday, October 21st, to support domestic violence survivors. Applications open if you are interested in joining the It's On Us leadership team. Apply here.
From Miki Nguyen, SafeWalk Student Coordinator & Dispatcher
Late night studying? Maybe you were attending an event here on campus and the walk back to your apartment or hall is a bit too far? Give us a call and we'll escort you to anywhere you need to be on campus! SafeWalk operates Mondays -Thursdays from 8-11 pm! Catch a ride in the golf cart (it's super fun) on nights when walking is just not the vibe—call the number below and use this great resource available for both staff and students! We're here to ensure that your safety is our priority!
We're also recruiting volunteers! Come join our amazing team by scanning the provided QR code, or email Miki at MNguye26@gmail.com for more information!
Follow our Instagram: @safewalkseu
From Anna Martinez, Chair, Title IX Student Advisory Board
The Title IX Student Advisory Board helps the Title IX Coordinator to identify opportunities for ongoing improvement and helps to develop creative solutions in service of students participating in the sexual misconduct process, as well as the broader student body. The board will provide the Title IX Coordinator with a student perspective that focuses on student support and helps to foster institutional accountability. We will hold Board Member Orientation tomorrow, October 5, and appreciate their willingness to serve. You can email the Title IX Student Advisory Board at T9StudentBoard@stedwards.edu!
We are so happy to announce our 21-22 Board members:
Anna Martinez, Chair
Taryn VanHorn,Graduate Intern
Survivor Circle Support Group
The Survivor Circle is a support group for survivors of sexual violence and operates as a safe space where survivors can learn coping skills and connect with one another on their path to healing. To learn more about whether this Circle is right for you, email Andrea Cervantes, Clinical Case Manager at the Health & Counseling firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will share monthly updates with you, so watch for future emails (archived communication can be found here)! As a reminder, you can make a complaint or express concern about a student or employee and it can be anonymous if needed. You can also see SEU’s new Annual Security Report with crime statistics and Daily Crime and Fire Logs, as well as find out more about our Sex/Gender Harassment, Discrimination & Misconduct Policy, process and resources here.