Welcome to Edgewood College

Orientation is the time when we celebrate you joining our community! Every incoming undergraduate student attends Orientation as an onboarding to their Edgewood experience. This is just the beginning of making lifelong friends, learning the resources you'll use daily to be a successful student, and understand what it truly means to be an Edgewood Eagle.

The Orientation Leadership Team and the entire Edgewood College community welcomes, supports, and empowers new students and families during this meaningful transition. By providing programs and coordinating strategic services that meet the diverse and individualized needs of incoming students, we promote student success and persistence by offering educational opportunities that build community and facilitate personal growth.

August Orientation

Sunday, August 20 - Tuesday, August 22

All incoming Edgewood College students begin their experience with First Flight Orientation! First Flight is designed to support incoming students in meeting others, learning the ropes of Edgewood College, and preparing for the first semester.

Make sure to fill out your First Flight  Orientation Form by August 11! Login using your Student Portal information.


Transferring to Edgewood College? Click here for your Orientation information!

As Orientation gets closer, be sure to watch your Edgewood College email for information regarding pre-Orientation assignments and preparing for First Flight.



Schedule at a Glance

Download the full First Flight schedule 

August 2011:00-2:00*Orientation Check-in and Move-in
 12:00-2:00Drop-in Welcome Picnic
 2:00Interfaith Prayer
 3:30*Orientation Kick-off
 5:00*Meet your Orientation Group + *Dinner
 7:30*Commuter 101 Session (Commuters)
 7:30*First Floor Meetings (Residents)
August 219:15*Group Meeting
 10:15*Breakout Sessions
 11:15*Group Meeting & Lunch
 12:45Wellness Break
 1:45*Breakout Sessions
 4:15*Group Meeting
August 229:00*Breakout Sessions
 10:15*Breakout Sessions
 11:45*Group Meeting
 12:45*Convocation & Ice Cream Social
*Denotes required event  


Fall Housing Information

Move-in Day is Sunday, August 20 | 11am - 2pm

Students living on campus will be receiving their housing assignments in mid-June via their Edgewood College email.

Interested in living on campus?

Some Words of Welcome

Dear Incoming Eagle,

We are so excited that you are joining the Eagle family! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to both teach and learn from you. Edgewood College is truly a community of engaged learners, invested in making positive change in the world. Making the choice to study at Edgewood College is making the choice to connect your learning, beliefs, and actions in order to create a more just and compassionate world. This journey begins with Orientation, develops throughout your college career, and will undoubtedly continue beyond graduation. We can’t wait to meet you soon!

Your Student Involvement Leadership Team



Dear Future Eagles,  

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Edgewood College family. My name is Josh Ammons and I am part of the Office of Student Involvement (OSI). OSI is the office that leads orientation, campus events, student organizations, and Student Senate. It’s our mission to ensure that every student feels a sense of belonging and finds their place within our community at Edgewood College. As you either begin your college journey here or are just continuing it with us, we are beyond excited to see how you utilize Edgewood College to better yourself and our campus. OSI is committed to bringing intriguing and wellness-bettering events to students to keep them engaged and feeling festive. Campus events are great ways for you to meet like-minded individuals, participate in fun events, win prizes, and get the most out of your Edgewood experience.  

As many of you know (and may be sick of hearing) it pays to get involved. When I stood in your shoes just a few years ago as an incoming student, I was also nervous and unsure of how to go about getting the most out of this very special school. With this being one of the most transformative periods in your lives, it is crucial to get the most you possibly can. Luckily, Edgewood has more than plenty to offer!

So sign up for the play, win prizes at trivia or bingo, find an on-campus job, or join a club. Edgewood’s facilities and resources are for you to utilize and wield, so do great things with them.  

We are excited to see where this year takes you. 


Josh Ammons, Class of 2025


When do I find out information about my housing assignment?

Housing assignments will be emailed to residents by the second week of January. Still need to fill out your housing application? Click  here and sign in! 

What will I need for Orientation?

  • Yourself
  • A water bottle
  • Open mind to meet new people and learn more about Edgewood!

I cannot participate in Orientation in person due to concerns around COVID-19. What should I do?

Email osii@edgewood.edu with your concerns and we will help you get the information you need!

How will Orientation be impacted by COVID-19 protocols?

We follow local, state, and federal public health guidance in creating our protocols. For the most up to date information about Edgewood College's COVID-19 response, please visit our COVID-19 page

Where do I register for Orientation?

Fill out your Orientation Form here! 

Is Orientation required?

Yes. All incoming students go through Orientation. Many find that this is where they meet college friends, learn important tools for success, and feel a stronger connection to the Edgewood College community after having completed First Flight.

Is Orientation for friends and family?

Orientation sessions are intended for incoming students only, but friends and family are awalys welcome to come to visit campus and reach out to osii@edgewood.edu with any questions.