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 Freshmen Student

Students attending a university for the first time.

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Fall Transfer Student

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

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Parent, Family Member or Guest

Your student is a new freshmen or transfer student.

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International Students

Freshmen, transfer or exchange international students.

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Welcome Days and Move-In

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

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Spring Students

All freshmen and transfer students joining the St. Edward's community in the spring semester

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 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.

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, Aug. 24–Friday, Aug. 26

Transfer Orientation

  • Transfer Session 1: Wednesday, Aug. 17
  • Transfer Session 2: Monday, Aug. 22

International Student Check-in: Tuesday, Aug. 23

Move-in Weekend Events: Friday, Aug. 26–Sunday, Aug. 28

School Starts: Monday, Aug. 29

Spring 2017

Freshman and Transfer Orientation: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

School Starts: Tuesday, Jan. 17, following the MLK holiday