On behalf of the Orientation staff and our entire campus community, we welcome you to St. Edward’s University. We are pleased that you are joining us this spring. Our international academic community will challenge and inspire you to fulfill your potential — and empower you to make a difference in your world.
The enclosed information outlines the Orientation schedule and the steps you will need to take to enroll in classes for the spring semester. Please refer to your admission acceptance folder for more information on student services, housing and financial aid.
Orientation begins Thursday, Jan. 9, for freshmen and transfer students. International students arrive on campus on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Orientation for international students is on Wednesday, Jan. 8, through Friday, Jan. 10.
To register for New Undergraduate Orientation, log in to your accepted student page. To register for International Student Orientation, log in to your Accepted Student page. To be eligible for Orientation, all students must have an enrollment deposit on file in the Undergraduate Admission Office.
St. Edward’s University offices will close for the holidays Monday, Dec. 23, and reopen Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8 a.m.
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.
General Learning Outcomes
- Students will learn about the SEU mission and history of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
- Students will understand faculty expectations of them in the classroom and how to maintain their academic success.
- Students will learn about basic degree components and make initial informed decisions about course registration.
- Students will learn about campus traditions and how to get involved in campus life.
- Students will gain knowledge about campus resources that support academic and college success.
- Students will know who their financial advisor is and learn the importance of financial literacy.
- Students will know about career planning resources on campus and where to find career advising staff.
- Students will become familiar with the physical layout of the campus and where general buildings and offices are located.
- Students will learn the common terminology used by SEU students, faculty and staff.
- Students will learn how to access relevant university information through the website and mobile application.