Welcome to your hilltop community!

We’re thrilled that you’re joining us at St. Edward’s, and we’re excited to welcome you this spring to your new hilltop home.

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

You’ll see that despite being a virtual community right now, we’re still a tight-knit, caring community that takes pride in getting to know you as an individual. Supporting your success and wellbeing is our top priority.

Orientation Checklist

Your Orientation Checklist

Stay on top of everything you need to do and know for Orientation with this handy checklist.

Here’s What You’ll Experience During Orientation 

Connect with Student Orientation Leaders

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!)

Meet one-on-one with your personal success coach

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.

Learn about opportunities to get involved

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


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 spring semester.

Bringing Hilltopper Spirit to You Virtually

We’ve mapped out the following 4-part plan for your virtual Orientation experience that will keep you engaged with your hilltop community throughout the winter break — 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.