The New Undergraduate Student Orientation Program is housed in the Dean of Students Office and designed to introduce new students to the unique educational experience at St. Edward's University. Orientation at St. Edward's University is a process made up of intentional programming that integrates the students into a new cultural, intellectual and social climate that is grounded in Holy Cross Tradition. Orientation is a deliberate, collaborative institutional process where topics are addressed and relationships are fostered in an effort to transition new students into the campus community.
New Undergraduate Student Orientation Program consists of three tracks:
Freshman students entering in the fall may choose from six Orientation sessions throughout the summer. Students entering the spring semester may attend a January Orientation session. Orientation includes an introduction to the curriculum, student services, and university activities. Events planned during Orientation provide opportunities to meet other new students, as well as faculty, staff, student leaders, and administrators. In addition, academic placement testing is provided so that students may choose courses appropriate to their proficiencies.
General Program Goals
- Collaborate with faculty, staff and current students to deliver a comprehensive, high quality orientation program.
- Deliver personalized services and programs to students and families in alignment with Holy Cross traditions and values, such as hospitality, community, compassion, zeal and human dignity.
- Educate and excite students about opportunities for campus involvement and connect them to specific resources and programs.
- Communicate to students and families about university expectations and resources to support academic success.
- Provide the opportunity for completion of necessary transactions supporting student enrollment.