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 2022–2023 academic year is a successful one.
Spring 2023 Housing App is Open
Living on campus connects you more closely to your hilltop family and all campus resources, support services and activities. It also saves commuting time and money. The spring housing application is now open via the myHilltop housing portal. Review our online housing sign-up process, and get ready to sign up early for your first choice of housing.
Get Academic Support for Finals
Take advantage of your free academic support services on the hilltop. Need help in a challenging class? Sign up for online 24/7 tutoring or attend in-person or Zoom Supplemental Instruction sessions. Math and writing assistance is available through the Math Lab and Writing Center. And staff at the Munday Library can help you with research.
File Your 2023–2024 FAFSA
File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the March 1, 2023, priority deadline. Need assistance? Stop by Student Financial Services Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Main Building, Room 204), or schedule an appointment to meet with your Financial Aid Counselor. FAFSA Fridays are also a great resource for help.
Celebrating First-Generation Hilltoppers
St. Edward’s is proud to celebrate the success of our first-generation students, faculty and staff who are the first in their families to attend college! Hear engaging speakers, attend informative workshops, learn about hilltop resources for navigating college, and enjoy plenty of friendship, community spirit and fun.
BONUS: Hispanic Heritage Month Roundup
We’re happy to share just a few of the ways St. Edward’s celebrated Latinx students, faculty and staff and the greater Spanish-speaking community during Hispanic Heritage Month. See a roundup of the month in fun photos and video, and special CBS News coverage of the 50th anniversary of CAMP at St. Edward’s.
Become a Resident Assistant
Being a resident assistant is a great way to make a difference on the hilltop! You’ll grow, meet new friends, become a better leader and help your fellow Hilltoppers gain the most from living on campus. Watch this RA info session presented by a resident director to learn more about what it means to be an RA. Apply to be a resident assistant with the link at the end of the video.
Apply for the St. Edward’s Presidential Award
If you graduated in August 2022 or will graduate in December 2022 or May 2023, you may be eligible for the Presidential Award! This prestigious recognition is given to outstanding seniors who embody the principles of our Holy Cross mission and have demonstrated excellence in leadership, academic performance and service. Applications are due Feb. 4, 2023, by 5 p.m. Access application criteria, materials and a video describing how to fill out and submit the application. Meet our 2022 award recipients.
Congratulations December 2022 Graduates!
St. Edward’s is excited to honor our degree recipients with special in-person celebrations occurring on campus. Check out the event schedule, commencement details and FAQs for our graduation festivities.
As your wrap up your final semester on the hilltop, make sure you have everything in order to receive your diploma and take part in commencement. Review the graduation guidelines that provide a timeline of required tasks and deadlines to help you stay on track to graduate.
Join a Graduation Celebration Hosted by Alumni
Class of 2023 graduates — this is your chance to mix and mingle with your fellow new alumni on the hilltop! Hosted by the St. Edward’s University Alumni Association, the Hilltopper Graduation Celebration is open to you and your families. Enjoy a reception filled with fellowship and memories! Meet your Alumni Association leadership and learn about opportunities to connect beyond graduation with our alumni community. Friday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m., Location TBD
Biden-Harris Student Debt Relief Plan
The Biden-Harris administration has announced that borrowers who had a Federal Direct Loan disbursed on or before June 30, 2022 could potentially qualify for loan forgiveness through the Student Debt Relief Plan. Student Financial Services has compiled helpful links to information about the plan and how to identify your student loan servicer, apply for debt relief and view your Pell Grant history.
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Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Monthly Updates
November 8, 2022
November is here and THIS WEEK there is “much to do on the Hilltop!” Click here now so you don’t miss out on the timely things to know and things to do in our November Newsletter for Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Policy, Process and Resources. Our theme for this month is transparency and continuous quality improvement.
Please remember I 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 our newly published Annual Security Report with crime statistics and Daily Crime and Fire Logs.
Special thanks to our undergraduate Title IX Communication Intern and Title IX Student Advisory Board for developing this important communication!