For any questions not addressed, please contact the Orientation office at orientme [at] stedwards.edu or 512-448-8584.
You may check in on day one of your Orientation session. Parent and Family Orientation check-in will occur in the same location and time. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Orientation check-in will take place in the following locations:
Student check-out is on day two at 4 p.m. for Sessions 1–5.
Be prepared to stay at all of Orientation.
Be sure to hit the "Submit for Approval" blue button!
If the session that you would like to sign up for is full, you have the option of being placed on the waitlist.
To be placed on the waitlist:
You should plan to attend the available session you are signed up for, as few students move off the waitlist.
If a spot becomes available, you will be contacted via your SEU email address no later than a week out from the session for which you are on the waitlist.
Should you have questions or concerns, contact an Orientation staff member at 512-448-8584, 800-775-6755 or orientme [at] stedwards.edu.
Students who are unable to participate in Freshman Orientation Sessions 1–5 must register for classes during Orientation session 6, which begins Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Classes begin Monday, Aug. 29. Students who attend Orientation Sessions 1–5 should plan to return to campus for Hilltopper Welcome Days. You will check into your residence hall and attend required programming to prepare for college. Parents, families and friends will have the opportunity to meet additional university staff, faculty and students.
Freshman Students who attend Orientation Sessions 1–5, will move in on Friday, Aug. 26 after 9 a.m.
Freshman Students who attend Orientation Session 6, will move in on Tuesday, Aug. 23 after 9 a.m.
If you are a CAMP student or living in an LLC, you will be provided with your specific move-in instructions.
International Students – Degree Seeking Undergraduate Students who attend any Orientation session, will move in on Monday, Aug. 22 after 9 a.m.
Students participating in Orientation Sessions 1–5 are required to stay on campus for the one night of Orientation.
If you are registered for Session 6, you will move into your permanent residence hall on Aug. 23 or commute to Orientation if living off campus.
Parents who wish to join their student for Orientation are encouraged to make reservations at an Austin-area hotel. View a list of nearby hotels (PDF).
Airport shuttle service can be provided at 8 and 9 a.m. the morning of check-in.
Return transportation can be provided at 4 and 5 p.m. on day two of Orientation Sessions 1–5.
Please email your flight information at least 48 hours in advance to orientme [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Airport%20Shuttle) or call 512-448-8584 to arrange your shuttle service.
Taxi service is available at the airport. Estimated taxi fare ranges $25–$42, depending on traffic.
Students are not permitted to leave campus during Orientation, so no additional transportation is needed.
Students who decide not to attend should contact the Office of Admission in writing no later than Sunday, Aug. 28. You assume financial and academic responsibility for each registered course.
St. Edward’s University will not automatically withdraw your registration due to nonpayment or lack of attendance.