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.
Guidelines for Spring
Austin Public Health has moved to Stage 5 due to the emergence of the omicron variant in the greater Austin area. To ensure the safety of our campus, complete the required daily health assessments to receive your yellow badge via the TopperSafe screening app. See Healthy Hilltop for details, including our face covering and Covid-19 testing requirements for the semester.
Last-Minute Registration Help
If you need to register for or change your spring classes, contact your success coach and/or faculty advisor. Or stop by (virtually or in person) during Saturday Quick Fix Hours on Jan. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or Open Walk-in Hours from Jan. 10–14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Connect with a career coach if you need internship assistance.
Plan Now for Fall 2022 Housing
Check out the great room and apartment options available for fall, including NEW super single-suites for upperclassmen! Fall 2022 housing sign-up begins Feb. 9. Review our online housing sign-up process and sign up early for your first choice of housing. Want to live on campus this semester? Sign up through the housing portal on myHilltop.
Spring Involvement Fair
Getting involved on campus is an ideal way for you to connect with fellow Hilltoppers, discover new interests and skills, and enrich your college experience. We encourage you to attend our Involvement Fair on Thursday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. in the Mabee Ballroom to learn about the many involvement opportunities on the hilltop.
Minimum Tech Requirements
To ensure the quality and consistency of your technology-based instruction at St. Edward’s, you should have the equipment listed in this Minimum Tech Requirements sheet. Please recognize that these requirements are the bare minimum. We recommend exceeding these requirements to create an even better experience.
BONUS: File Your 2022–2023 FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. File your FAFSA before the March 1, 2022, priority deadline. Questions about completing the FAFSA? Stop by Student Financial Service’s Virtual Front Desk, Monday–Friday, 9–11 a.m. and 1–4 p.m., or meet with your Student Financial Services counselor.
Preparing for a New Semester
Welcome back to the hilltop! Here are important things to know as you begin the spring semester.
- Meal Plans
If you want to change your meal plan, you may do so at the Hilltopper Card Office in Main Building, Room G3. Housing and meal plans will be billed to your account within 24–48 hours after an assignment is made, payable via myHilltop.
- Personal Contact Info
Has your contact information changed? Be sure to update your phone number, address and other contact details in your myHilltop account. Keeping this information current will help ensure that you receive all of our important announcements, newsletters, mailings and texts.
- SDS Accommodates Students with Disabilities
If you have a documented learning, medical or psychological disability, contact Student Disability Services (SDS) to discuss any accommodations you may need and how to obtain qualifying documentation. Accommodations are not retroactive, so the earlier you reach out, the better. For more information, review our Roadmap to Disability Accommodations.
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Health and Safety
Policies and Regulations
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Monthly Updates
January 10, 2022
Dear Hilltopper Community,
Welcome back! I hope you are getting off to a healthy and productive start for the Spring 2022 semester and that you had a restful winter break and enjoyed the holidays! For those new to our community, and a reminder for the rest of us, during the school year, I share a monthly update about St. Edward’s sexual misconduct and Title IX policy, process and resources. Please remember that whether you have a physical presence on our campus or not, our policy, process and resources still apply and are available. Being informed is an important step in finding resolution, either for yourself, a friend, or others in our community. Thank you for making time to read this update and to get involved where you feel comfortable!
Important Policy Reminders
As a member of the Hilltopper community, you are responsible for following our sexual misconduct and Title IX policies. You can find our policies and information about resources on our Title IX webpages. We expect everyone to treat one another with respect, to engage as a helpful bystander when you see something concerning, and to report concerns of sexual harassment, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking and hate crime based on gender or gender expression. Please remember that faculty, staff and resident assistants are mandatory reporters should they become aware of these behaviors and they will report that information to the Title IX Coordinator and Deputies through our online reporting links below.
Meet the New Title IX Undergraduate Communication Intern
A new internship position was launched this year at the encouragement of the SEU Title IX Committee and the assistance of multiple faculty. Haley Muse will serve as the Title IX Communication Intern for the Spring and is a senior majoring in psychology and criminal justice. She will assist the Title IX Coordinator and support Title IX communication to the community, including web, email and social media efforts.
Beginning of Semester Resource Updates
Situational Awareness, Safety and Empowerment recorded presentation with Drs. Paskos, Williams, and Cook Heffron is an hour-long presentation you can check out on your own time!
Help Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment at SEU: WHAT YOU CAN DO! is coming to the residential communities January 18, 19, 20 and 26 from 7-8 pm. Watch for more info from your RA! (Sponsored by It’s on Us with administrators and student leaders.)
Health & Counseling Center’s Survivor Circle has new spring dates and times
SafeWalk SEU is up and running with expanded hours from 7-11:30 pm Monday-Thursday, call 512-326-7233
Campus Safety On-Demand Training options are a great way to learn more about ways you can stay safe.
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.