Welcome to Your Senior Year!

Congratulations on successfully making it to your final year as a St. Edward’s University student. This time is full of exciting opportunities as you start thinking about your future after St. Edward’s and begin searching for a job and saying goodbye to close friends, faculty, and staff.

Student Life is dedicated to helping you finish your time here with a bang and will show you how you can stay connected to the St. Edward's community post-graduation.

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Events for Seniors

Seniors Last "First Day"

Seniors enjoy an evening on Ragsdale Lawn in celebration of your last "first day" of school.

Senior Brunch

In thanks for contributing to the Senior Gift Campaign, all participants are invited to the Senior Brunch in April.

Senior Retreat

During the craziness of senior year, take a short break with Campus Ministry to reflect on your time at St. Edward's, and stop to enjoy these last moments with other seniors. Learn more on the Campus Ministry Retreats page.

University Ring Ceremony

The University Ring commemorates your academic success as a student at St. Edward’s. As a common bond shared between past and future graduates, it identifies you as a member of the Hilltopper family. There are two ceremonies per year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The dates of the ceremonies coincide with significant university events, Homecoming and Founder's Week.

Learn more about the University Ring.

Hilltop Send-Off

In the days leading up to graduation, St. Edward's invites all December, May, and August graduates and their families and friends to participate in the Hilltop Send-Off.

This special event held on campus recognizes the achievements of graduating seniors and welcomes them as new alumni.

Visit our Hilltop Send-off page for more information. Learn more about Commencement and visit our Guidebook site or download the mobile app for dates, times and details.

Seniors Staying Connected

The Senior Staying Connected conversation series is a special opportunity for senior students who have demonstrated leadership and service on campus to meet with university administrators and gain insight into what it takes to run a successful university. Through these conversations, seniors see the value and importance of staying connected to the university post-graduation and being active alumni.

Conversation topics include:

  • The importance of alumni involvement
  • Long-term vision and goals of the univeristy
  • Understanding the complexities of running a university

Applications open at the beginning of the Fall semester.