Complete Tasks Now, be Ready for More Fun at Orientation

Coming to college is exciting, but completing all the required transactions isn't so much. Hillstart will walk you through the important steps you need to complete before your arrival at your Orientation session.

Complete all requirements listed in Hillstart at least one week prior to arriving for your on-campus Orientation session, or by July 1, whichever comes first.

Your Hillstart Invitation

Once your Orientation sign-up is confirmed, you will receive an invitation to the Hillstart Canvas course to your St. Edward's email account. Log in to your St. Edward’s email using your myHilltop log-in credentials to get to your Hillstart invite (note: invitations are sent within 5 days of Orientation registration confirmation.)

Access Hillstart

You may access your Hillstart course any of the following ways:

  • directly through the email invitaiton to your St. Edward's email
  • clicking the Hillstart link on your Welcome to the Hilltop tab in myHilltop (note: you will not have access to the course until you have been invited)
  • visiting Canvas from the Student Services tab in myHilltop
    • there is also a Canvas app (iOS and Android) that will come in handy once you're enrolled!

What to Expect in Hillstart

There is infomation and assignments that will help you ready for your transition to campus. Topics include:

  • Math Placement Exam
  • Submitting required documentation (Meningitis Vaccine, Health Insurance, Emergency Contact information, etc.)
  • Student Financial Services Pre-Orientation Review
  • Advising and Registration preparation
  • Completing AlcoholEdu and Haven
  • Getting familiar with the Hilltop
    • Involvement
    • Technology resources
    • Finding a Part-time Job (On or Off Campus)

Additionally, Hillstart will help you keep track of all your to-do items. Give us a few days to go in to your "grades" section and update your completed tasks.

orientme [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Hillstart%20questions) (Contact )the Orientation office if you have questions or need help.