Welcome to the Hilltop!

Congratulations on your decision to attend St. Edward's University. On behalf of the Orientation staff and the entire university, we welcome you to St. Edward’s University. We are pleased you will join us and are confident you will make a significant contribution to our campus community. Our international academic community will challenge and inspire you to fulfill your potential — and empower you to make a difference in your world.

Find out more about the orientation experience designed just for you!

Fall First-Year Student

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Students attending a university for the first time.

Fall Transfer Student

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Students who have taken courses at another college, university or veterans.

International Student

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First-year, transfer, or exchange international students.

Parent, Family Member, or Guest

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Of a new first-year or transfer student.

Welcome Days and Move-In

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Begin your college experience on the Hilltop with events for you and your family.

Spring Students

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All first-year and transfer students joining the St. Edward's community in the Spring semester. 

Upcoming Orientation and Other Important Dates

Summer 2016

Freshmen Orientation

  • Freshman Session 1: Thursday, June 9 – Friday, June 10
  • Freshman Session 2: Thursday, June 16 – Friday, June 17
  • Freshman Session 3: Thursday, June 23 – Friday, June 24
  • Freshman Session 4: Thursday, July 14 – Friday, July 15
  • Freshman Session 5: Thursday, July 21 – Friday, July 22
  • Freshman Session 6: Wednesday, August 24 – Friday, August 26

Transfer Orientation

  • Transfer Session 1: Wednesday, August 17
  • Transfer Session 2: Monday, August 22

International Student Check-in: Tuesday, August 23

Move-in Weekend events: Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28

School starts: Monday, August 29, 2016

Spring 2017

Freshman and Transfer Orientation: Thursday, January 12, 2017

School starts: Tuesday, January 17, following MLK holiday

 For New College Orientation, please contact your admission counselor about completing the online orientation.
For Graduate Orientation, please contact your academic advisor for more information.

Contact Us

Mon. – Thur. 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ragsdale Center

(512) 448-8584
Fax: (512) 428-1084

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