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.

Fall 2021 Registration

Register for Spring 2023 Courses

November is the time to register for spring courses. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are assigned specific days to register. Follow these important steps to get advised so you’re ready to register on myHilltop for your spring classes.

Fall 2021 Housing

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.

Academic Support

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 2021-2022 FAFSA

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.

Student speaking to group at podium

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.

CAMP Enrichment Week

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.

Student Resources