Welcome to your hilltop community!

We’re thrilled that you’re joining us at St. Edward’s, and we’re excited to virtually welcome you this summer to your new hilltop home.

Even though a virtual Orientation experience isn’t what anyone expected, we have an entire team of Hilltoppers eager to get you ready and energized for the fall semester. Your Orientation session will be fun and inspiring, and set the pace for a full and meaningful first year on the hilltop.

You’ll see that despite being a virtual community right now, we’re still a tight-knit, caring community that takes pride in getting to know you as an individual. Supporting your success and wellbeing is our top priority.

Please check back soon for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 orientation dates and information!

Orientation Checklist

Your Orientation Checklist

Stay on top of everything you need to do and know for Orientation with this handy checklist.

Here’s What You’ll Experience During Orientation 

Connect with Student Orientation Leaders

You’ll connect with Student Orientation Leaders and your classmates — all who are smart, globally minded, creative thinkers and problem-solvers, just like you. (Not to mention, super friendly and fun-loving, too!)

Meet one-on-one with your personal success coach

You’ll meet one-on-one with your personal success coach who will guide you throughout your time on the hilltop and help you customize your St. Edward’s experience to achieve your goals.

Learn about opportunities to get involved

Professors, resident directors and key staff members will also be present at Orientation to introduce you to academic programs, campus resources and opportunities to get involved.


The student leaders, success coaches, staff and professors you meet at Orientation will continue to check in with you over the summer to provide updates, advice and answers as you get ready for the fall semester.

Bringing Hilltopper Spirit to You Virtually

We’ve mapped out the following 4-part plan for your virtual Orientation experience that will keep you engaged with your hilltop community throughout the summer­ — and fully prepare you for your first semester. You’ll learn all about St. Edward’s and start building relationships with your fellow Hilltoppers. Check out each part, and get started right away!

Orientation is sponsored in part by UFCU.