Kick-off the School Year with these Great Events!

New students are welcomed to the St. Edward’s University community during Welcome Days.

Get ready to begin your college experience on the hilltop, learn about new opportunities for involvement, services and programs to find your place and meet new people, make new friends, and — perhaps most importantly — have a good time!

View detailed Welcome Days schedule

Welcome Days: Move-in Weekend 2016

Move-in Weekend events for new students and families will take place Friday, Aug. 26–Sunday, Aug. 28. 

We ask that all families make plans to leave campus no later than Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. so that students may participate in the Medallion Ceremony and Legacy Walk as a class.

Move-in and Other Services

For specific information about moving in to residence halls, please visit Residence Life.

View "When do I move in?" flowchart

For questions regarding advising, course registration, and/or schedule changes, please visit Academic Counseling and Exploration (freshmen) or the Advising Specialist in your academic school (transfer). There will be Open Walk-in Advising hours to support advising and schedule changes on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. on the ground floor of Moody Hall.  Representatives from all schools will be available.

  • Campus Events

  • Incoming Students Only Events

  • Community-Specific Events

Campus Events

Students, we invite you and your family to be a part of the weekend through the following events:

Friday, Aug. 26

First Friday Welcome Block Party
  • 7–9 p.m.
  • Front Lawn of Basil Moreau and Dujarié Residence Halls

Saturday, Aug. 27

Welcome BBQ
  • 5–7 p.m.
  • Parking Garage

Sunday, Aug. 28

Mass of Welcome
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Recreation and Convocation Center

Families and guests, please make plans to leave campus no later than Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m.

Incoming Students Only Events

Incoming freshmen and transfer students, you are encouraged to attend the following events with your fellow new students:

Saturday, Aug. 27

Anchors 
  • must pre-register
  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Mabee Ballrooms, Ragsdale Center, 3rd floor
Stay Gold Saturday: Movie Night
  • 8 p.m.
  • Front Lawn of Basil Moreau and Dujarié Residence Halls

Sunday, Aug. 28

Medallion Ceremony
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • Recreation and Convocation Center
  • Dress is business casual
Legacy Walk
  • Following Medallion Ceremony
  • start at Recreation and Convocation Center
  • Dress is business casual
Residential Community or Commuter Community Meetings (mandatory)
  • 7–9 p.m. (See specific community for your specific time)
  • Residential areas

Welcome Days events that occur after Move-in Weekend

Community-Specific Events

These events are intended for a specific community, and are generally invitation only.

Black Students

Soul Food Saturday: a Black Student Welcome

We invite Black faculty, staff, returning students, as well as new students and families to join us at this annual tradition for food, celebration, networking, and fun!

  • Saturday, Aug. 27
  • 6–8 p.m.
  • Mabee Ballrooms, Ragsdale Center, 3rd floor

Contact: mlb [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Soul%20Food%20Saturday%20question) (Multicultural Leadership Board)

Pre-Health Profession Students

Pre-Health Professions Student Ice Cream Social

Join us for an ice cream social and meet the SEU Pre-Health Professions Community.

  • Friday, August 26
  • 4–5 p.m.
  • John Brooks Williams Natural Science Center - South (JBWS) Lobby

​​Contact: jasond [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Pre-Health%20Social) (Jason DeLaRosa), Pre-Health Professions Coordinator

Living Learning Community (LLC) Students

LLC Early Move-in
  • Thursday, Aug. 25
  • 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • residence halls
LLC Welcome Event
  • Thursday, Aug. 25
  • 5:30 p.m., Honors, Wicked Problems, Active Living LLCs
  • 6:30 p.m., Social Justice, Leadership, Natural Science LLCs
  • Mabee Ballrooms, Ragsdale Center, 3rd floor
LLC Meet-ups
  • Friday, Aug. 26
  • Leadership – Meeting with Leadership LLC Faculty
    • 3 p.m.
    • Maloney Room, Main Building, 3rd floor
  • Active Living – Get Active
    • 9–11 a.m. (Session 6 Orientation attendees must consult with Orientation Leader)
    • Teresa Field
  • Social Justice – Fun with Faculty
    • 4 p.m.
    • Mabee Ballroom A, Ragsdale Center, 3rd floor
  • Wicked Problems  – Pizza with Professors
    • noon
    • Fleck Hall 1st floor lobby
  • Honors – Meeting with Honors Faculty
    • 12:30 p.m.
    •  Moody Hall, 2nd floor
  • Natural Science – will not meet with faculty, due to FARM week participation
LLC Social: Topper Quest

LLC student who are not participating in Anchors are invited to join us for food, fun, and prizes.

  • Saturday, Aug. 27
  • noon
  • Munday Library

Contact: afarmer [at] stedwards.edu (subject: LLC%20question) (Tony Farmer), Associate Director of Residence Life, Living Learning Communities