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 2022–2023 academic year is a successful one. Please see the copy below for more information on the Biden-Harris Administration's Student Debt Relief Plan.

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Kicking Off the New School Year

Welcome back Hilltoppers! It’s a St. Edward’s tradition to celebrate the arrival of students on campus for a new academic year. Welcome Days was a busy and fun time of new experiences and friendships, and amazing hilltop spirit as Hilltoppers prepared for classes to begin on Aug. 22. Enjoy photos and video of the festivities.


Get Involved with Student Organizations

Missed the recent Involvement Fair? No problem! You can still connect with student leaders to ask questions and get involved. With 100+ student organizations and clubs on campus, you’ll find plenty of choices that suit your interests and goals. It’s a great way to meet Hilltoppers and make new friends. You can even start a new club!

Complete the Student Success Survey

Help us help you succeed by providing you the best resources and support! Look for the Student Success Survey that arrived in your SEU email on Sept. 8. It only takes 5 minutes, and you and your success coach can use it to build your action plan for academic and personal success. Please complete the survey by Sept. 29.

Fall Advising & Registration

Request an Accommodation Letter

If you have an academic, medical or psychological disability, Student Disability Services can provide you with an accommodation letter. Contact them to discuss any accommodations you may need. The earlier you reach out, the better so that your professors, resident assistants and/or coaches are ready to support your accommodation right away.

Student Success Survey

Stay on Top of Your Studies

Get off to a great start this semester by taking advantage of your free academic support services on the hilltop. Sign up for online 24/7 tutoring or attend in-person or Zoom Supplemental Instruction sessions. Get specialized assistance through the Math Lab and Writing Center. And staff at the Munday Library can help you with research.

Face-Covering & Daily Screening Requirements

BONUS: Majors & Minors Fair

Undecided about the right major for you, or thinking about switching majors? Come to the Majors & Minors Fair on Thursday, Sept. 22. Learn more about the wide range of majors and minors offered at St. Edward’s and opportunities and co-curricular activities related to them. 

Hispanic Heritage Month on the Hilltop

During a month of national awareness (Sept.15–Oct. 15), St. Edward’s is pleased to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx community in the United States. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution for 30+ years, we’re honored to support the academic journeys of our talented Hispanic/Latinx Hilltoppers. See campus activities taking place during Hispanic and Latinx month.

We’re a Top 10 University, Again!

The support Hilltoppers receive from our Student Success Center plays a big role in the transformational education St. Edward’s offers and in the national accolades we garner. 

This year, St. Edward’s is ranked a top 10 university in the West by U.S. News & World Report for the 4th year in a row, moving up to 8th place! And for 20 straight years, we’ve been on the U.S. News list of best colleges in the region. We’re proud of our top 10 ranking and excited to share these 10 reasons for hilltop pride.

A New Date for Homecoming!

This year, we’re celebrating Homecoming on October 28–30. Preparations are underway for an exciting weekend of hilltop pride. Festivities will include a Tailgate and Hilltopper Athletics competitions, live music, student team events for the Topper Cup challenge, our Homecoming Parade across campus, and much more! Join your St. Ed’s family for this cherished campus tradition! How much fun is Homecoming? Here’s a quick look from our last event.

Reminder: Use Your SEU Email Account

Your SEU email account is the official way St. Edward’s communicates with you. Using your SEU email allows us to verify your enrollment at St. Edward’s and keep you up to date on information that requires your attention. Please be sure to check your SEU email daily and always communicate with the university through that account.

Biden-Harris Administration's Student Debt Relief Plan

As you likely know, President Biden announced his student debt relief plan yesterday. Visit for more information and sign up for email updates from the U.S. Department of Education. You can also check your Federal Pell Grant eligibility status online at and on myHilltop.

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