Welcome to the Hilltop

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 this fall 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.

The information on this website will help you understand the steps you must take to enroll for fall courses and prepare to arrive on campus. You’ll learn more about Orientation options for freshmen, transfer and international students, special student services, on-campus housing and the optional Orientation for parents, family and friends.

Freshmen (domestic and international) students entering the fall semester may choose from six Orientation sessions throughout the summer. Transfer (domestic and international) students may choose to attend an Orientation session occurring in August and/or an early advising and registration session. .

Dates for the mandatory New Undergraduate Student Orientation for freshman and transfer students are:

  • Session I: June 11–12 (Thursday–Friday)
  • Session II: June 18–19 (Thursday–Friday)
  • Session III: June 25–26 (Thursday–Friday)
  • Session IV: July 9–10 (Thursday–Friday)
  • Session V: July 14–15 (Tuesday–Wednesday)
  • Session VI: Aug. 19–20 (Wednesday–Thursday)
  • Transfer Orientation Session I: Wednesday, Aug. 12
  • Transfer Orientation Session II: Monday, Aug. 17

Events planned during Orientation provide opportunities to meet other new students as well as St. Edward’s University faculty, staff, student leaders and administrators. In addition, Orientation includes optional academic placement testing so you may choose courses appropriate to your proficiencies

To register for New Undergraduate Orientation all students must have an enrollment deposit on file in the Undergraduate Admission Office and then log in to myHilltop for Orientation registration through CollegiateLink beginning April 1.

Orientation Staff

To register for Orientation, and/or sign up for housing, go to myhilltop.stedwards.edu.