Welcome to your hilltop community!

We’re thrilled to have you join us at St. Edward’s, and we’re excited to meet you during Orientation.

We have an entire team of Hilltoppers eager to get you ready and energized for your St. Edward's journey! Your Orientation session on campus will be fun and inspiring, and set the pace for a full and meaningful first year. 

Your Orientation Checklist

Stay on top of everything you need to do and know for Orientation with our handy checklists for first-year students and for transfer students. More information on the upcoming Orientation and Anchors schedules and resources for this summer can be found here once available. 

Here’s What You’ll Experience During Orientation 

student leaders at orientation


You’ll connect with Student Orientation Leaders and your classmates — all who are smart, globally minded, creative thinkers and problem solvers, just like you. (Not to mention, super friendly and fun-loving, too!)

student success coaches


You’ll meet one-on-one with your personal success coach who will guide you throughout your time on the hilltop and help you customize your St. Edward’s experience to achieve your goals.

student at involvement fair


Key community leaders will also be present at Orientation to introduce you to academic programs, campus resources and opportunities to get involved.

students at jose antonio vargas seminar


The student leaders, success coaches, staff and professors you meet at Orientation will serve as a great resource to help you succeed by providing updates, advice and answers as you get ready for the semester.

Make the Most of Your Parent & Family Orientation Experience

Parent & Family Orientation is an opportunity for you to learn more about the St. Edward’s experience. It is the shared responsibility of students, faculty, staff, family and friends to make a student’s educational journey successful. We invite you to partner with us in supporting your student.

If you plan on attending, please complete registration for the Parent & Family Orientation

Making the Hilltop Your Home

We’ve mapped out the following 4-part plan for your Orientation experience that will keep you engaged with your hilltop community — and fully prepare you for your first semester. You’ll learn all about St. Edward’s and start building relationships with your fellow Hilltoppers. Check out each part, and get started right away!

Orientation is sponsored in part by UFCU.