Your First Year Experience

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Welcome to Edgewood College

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MOVE-IN DAY: AUGUST 18

Welcome to your first year at Edgewood College! If you're living on campus, you have your room assignment. Your Resident Assistant is here to help, you've been messaging with your roommate for weeks, and you are ready to unpack and start this new chapter.

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ORIENTATION: AUGUST 18–20

Now that you've settled in, it's time for First Year Orientation! This is the time when we celebrate you joining our community, as well as share with you some of the amazing resources we have on campus to support your success until graduation.

Make connections with fellow students, learn some important tools and tips, and have some fun along the way.

Your COR 1 Seminar

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STUDY

In your first semester, you'll explore a topic of your choice with a faculty mentor, peer leader, and classmates—who you'll meet at Orientation and get to know! You'll broaden your horizons together, gaining new perspectives and encouraging each other.

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REFLECT

COR 1 encourages you to consider your own identity, values, beliefs, worldview, and spiritualities, as you consider the questions "Who am I, and who can I become," and "What is my role in building a just and compassionate world?"

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ACT

You and your classmates will get out into the community, or meet with community members in your classroom, so you'll be able to apply your learning right away. These seminars are an important way we connect learning, beliefs, and action.

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Your Edgewood College Experience

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YOU'RE UNIQUE, AND SO ARE YOUR EXPERIENCES!

Here, there are limitless opportunities to make your education your own, both in and out of the classroom. For example, be civically engaged by volunteering, where you can take your learning outside of the classroom.

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MAKE CONNECTIONS

and explore career paths with an internship or immerse yourself in another culture first-hand by studying abroad. You can even get an internship abroad, where you'll broaden your perspective and gain real-world work experience!

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EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY

by participating in visual art, music and theatre performance, and creative writing and journalism. You will also be able to participate in athletics to build collaboration, drive, and leadership skills in a challenging and fun environment.

Academic Success and Career Development

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Investigate major and career options utilizing a variety of interactive resources. The ASCDC will help you...

  • Develop your professional self through resume creation and online profile.
  • Explore opportunities to engage in learning outside of the classroom setting.
  • Receive academic success and planning strategies and guidance.
  • Drop in for free one-to-one tutoring for entry-level courses such as math and science.
  • Access writing assistance with any paper, project, or assignment through the Writing Center.

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Student Life

Opportunities are everywhere on campus and in the dynamic Madison community. The Division of Student Development is here to help you become your best self, wherever life may take you.

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DINING SERVICES

Eat well at Wingra Café and Phil's, which offer fresh, seasonal options that are flexible enough to accommodate any dietary concern.

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OFFICE OF STUDENT INCLUSION AND INVOLVEMENT

Attend programming, events, and leadership development opportunities aimed at promoting cross-cultural awareness offered by OSII.

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DOMINICAN LIFE

Explore important questions of identity, meaning, and spirituality, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, with the Office of Dominican Life.

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CLUBS

Get involved! Join any of the 50 student-led organizations on campus. Or leave your legacy by starting your own.

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EAGLES

Go Eagles! Cheer on (or be part of) 15 difference NCAA Division III Men's and Women's sports.

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MADISON

Discover why Madison, Wisconsin is consistently ranked one of the best college towns in the country.

Stay Connected

Facebook: Edgewood College Class of 2023
Twitter: @EdgewoodCollege
Instagram: @ec_admissions

Our Admissions Counselors

Have questions? They have answers. Ask them today!

Maureen Zach

Maureen Zach
MZach@edgewood.edu