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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Fall Welcome Days and Move-In

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

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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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Spring Students

All freshmen, transfer, and international 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

Fall 2017

Freshmen Orientation

  • Freshman Session 1: Thursday, June 8–Friday, June 9
  • Freshman Session 2: Thursday, June 15–Friday, June 16
  • Freshman Session 3: Monday, June 19–Tuesday, June 20
  • Freshman Session 4: Thursday, June 22–Friday, June 23
  • Freshman Session 5: Thursday, July 13–Friday, July 14
  • Freshman Session 6: Wednesday, Aug. 23–Thursday, Aug. 24

Transfer Orientation

  • Transfer Session 1: Wednesday, Aug. 16
  • Transfer Session 2: Monday, Aug. 21

International Student Check-in: Tuesday, Aug. 22

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

School Starts: Monday, Aug. 28

Spring 2018

Freshman and Transfer Orientation: Thursday, January 11, 2018

International Student Check-in and Welcome: Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

School Starts: Tuesday, Jan. 16, following the MLK holiday