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Sign Up for Freshman Orientation

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  • For Prospective Student, Current Student

The orientation sign-up form is accessible through the Hillstart course.

Your Hillstart Invitation
Initial course invitations will be sent to all deposited students on Feb. 1, 2017.
Then, once your deposit is received, you will receive an invitation to the Hillstart Canvas course in your St. Edward’s email account. Invites may take up to 2 business days after your deposit is received by the university. ****Log in to your St. Edward’s email using your myHilltop login credentials to get to your Hillstart invite_ (Note: Invitations are sent within 48 hours of receiving your deposit.)_ You can also access the course by clicking the “Start” button in the top right of this page. There is also a Canvas app (iOS and Android) that will come in handy once you’re enrolled!

Freshman Session 1: Thursday, June 8–Friday, June 9
Freshman Session 2: Thursday, June 15–Friday, June 16
Freshman Session 3: Monday, June 19–Tuesday, June 20
Freshman Session 4: Thursday, June 22–Friday, June 23
Freshman Session 5: Thursday, July 13–Friday, July 14
Freshman Session 6: Wednesday, Aug. 23–Thursday, Aug. 24
Note: Session 6 attendees will move in Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Session 6 is generally reserved for out-of-state, international and CAMP students. All other students should register for Sessions 1–5, or contact the Orientation office for an exemption.

Check the Fall Freshmen Orientation page for more information.


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