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 think about your future, search for a job and say 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 to stay connected to the St. Edward's community post-graduation.

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Events for Seniors

Seniors' Last "First Day"

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

Take a break with Campus Ministry and reflect on your time at St. Edward's. Enjoy these last moments with your fellow seniors. Learn more about this retreat.

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.


GradFest is one-stop shopping for all your graduation needs. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 22 for GradFest 2017.

At GradFest you can:

  • Buy your cap and gown
  • Order your announcements and class ring
  • Pay off fees with Financial Services
  • Learn about Graduate programs
  • Get advice from Career Services
  • Learn about Alumni programs
  • Confirm your certificate with the Registrar's Office
  • Have your picture taken in front of the Red door backdrop

 Learn more about Gradfest.

Undergraduate Honors Night

Undergraduate Honors Night celebrates St. Edward’s outstanding undergraduates for the academic year.  Awards are presented to individuals and newly inducted members of honor societies are recognized.  The evening begins with the presentation of the Presidential Awards by Dr. George Martin.  Light refreshments are served at the end of the evening. 

Everyone is welcome to attend to help celebrate these students.  Learn more about Undergraduate Honors Night.

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.

Learn more about Hilltop Send-Off and Graduation requirements. Visit Guidebook and download the mobile app for Hilltop Send-Off, information on GradFest 2017, and commencement 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.