Your Top 5
We have curated this quick list (called Your Top 5) just for you. These are the key things you need to know (and do) this month to make sure that your 2023–2024 academic year is a successful one.
Plan Now for Fall 2024 Housing
Fall 2024 housing sign-up begins Jan. 30. Review our two-step online housing sign-up process and sign up early for your first choice of housing.
PLEASE NOTE: All current freshmen and upcoming sophomores (based
on the year you entered the university) must live on campus. If you wish to request an exemption, you may apply in the housing application. Any
previous exemption does NOT automatically carry over.
Want to live on campus this semester? It’s not too late! We have a
limited number of spots available for Spring 2024 housing. Sign up right
away through the housing portal on myHilltop.
Spring 2024 Events
Save the Date for Spring Commencement
We’re excited to celebrate our undergraduate and graduate degree recipients with a full day of festivities on campus, Saturday, May 11, 2024. Visit the Commencement Festivities webpage for more details and updates.
Attend the Black Expo
We’re proud to celebrate the rich history, cultural heritage and contributions of the Black community that are an indelible part of our nation. Join us on Wednesday Feb. 21 from for our annual Black Expo, highlighting on and off campus vendors in Austin!
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available! Because this year brings significant changes to the FAFSA process, make sure to stop by Student Financial Services Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Main Building, Room 204), or schedule an appointment to meet with your financial aid counselor if you have any questions. And remember to file your FAFSA by the March 1, 2024, priority deadline.
First Gen and FAFSA Friday
Join us for First-Gen Fridays & FAFSA Fridays to connect with fellow first-generation students & discover essential financial resources to make your college journey more affordable.
Spring Hilltop Career Week
The Spring Career Fairs are a great opportunity for students and employers to network for internships and jobs available primarily in the spring, summer and fall semesters of 2024, and even further into the future. Meet and discuss opportunities with 30+ employers. See event details for each fair, and check back often for the latest list of employers that will be recruiting at the fairs.
CAPD Drop-In Hours
If you missed our drop in hours you can still meet with your career coach by scheduling and appointment here.
Academic Support Services Help You Excel
Take advantage of your free academic support services on the hilltop. Need help in a challenging class? Sign up for online 24/7 tutoring or attend in-person or Zoom Supplemental Instruction sessions. Math and writing are at your service through the Math Lab and Writing Center. And staff at the Munday Library can help you with research.
Study Abroad in 2024–2025
Studying abroad is an enriching opportunity to live and learn in another country for a few weeks or a semester. Being immersed in another culture gives you a better understanding of yourself and the world you live in — and an advantage in the job market after you graduate. St. Edward’s offers 50 approved programs to choose from in most corners of the world, with study abroad opportunities to fit every academic plan and personal interest.
Family Weekend 2024
Family Weekend at St. Edward’s University will be held Friday, April 5 — Sunday, April 7, 2024. Hilltoppers and their families are invited to show off their blue and gold pride as we celebrate the success of our students, athletes and graduating seniors.
U.S. News & World Report Ranking
St. Edward’s University moved up to 6th place in the U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Regional Universities in the West! In addition to our overall ranking, we have moved up in the rankings from #17 to #7 as a top performing university for Social Mobility, #4 in the Best Colleges for Veterans category and #5 in the Best Value Schools category for 2024.
Seal of Excelencia
St. Edward's is the only Catholic university, first private university in Texas and the second private institution in the U.S. to receive this prestigious three–year certification. This is a proud moment for our university, as St. Edward's is one of nine institutions to earn the Seal in 2023. Read about St. Ed's and the Seal!
Biden-Harris Student Debt Relief Plan
The Biden-Harris administration has announced that borrowers who had a Federal Direct Loan disbursed on or before June 30, 2022 could potentially qualify for loan forgiveness through the Student Debt Relief Plan. Student Financial Services has compiled helpful links to information about the plan and how to identify your student loan servicer, apply for debt relief and view your Pell Grant history.
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Policies and Regulations
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Monthly Updates
January 22, 2024
Dear Hilltopper Community,
Welcome to the Spring 2024 semester on the Hilltop!
Welcome to the beginning of a new semester! This message serves to remind you that St. Edward’s University values the safety of all members and is committed to ensuring our community is afforded a working, living and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, gender discrimination, and gender-based violence, within the St. Edward’s community, is not tolerated and will be promptly addressed. The university offers a range of resources, including confidential resources, to help you navigate these circumstances.
In compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the SEU Title IX Policy and Procedures prohibits sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and other types of sexual misconduct. You can learn more about policies and preventing sex and gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct here.
The University is committed to ensuring all students, faculty, and staff are aware of their options should they experience sex/gender discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct. Those who wish to report an incident to the university about a student concern may do so by contacting Deputy Title IX Coordinator Steven Pinkenburg, MB G16, at 512-448-8408, firstname.lastname@example.org and with the online student of concern form. Those who wish to make a report about an employee concern may do so by contacting Deputy Title IX Coordinator Dr. Melissa Esqueda, Equity Hall 131, at 512-448-8540, email@example.com and with the online employee of concern form.
Lisa L. Kirkpatrick, PhD
Vice President for Student Affairs and Administration | Title IX Coordinator