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.

January Orientation

Friday, 12 January 2024

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

If you will need any accommodations (dietary or otherwise), please fill out the Accommodations Form by January 5 so that we can make your experience as accessible and enjoyable as possible! Log in using your Edgewood College account to access this form.

As Orientation gets closer, be sure to watch your Edgewood College email for information regarding pre-Orientation assignments and day-of details.


Schedule at a Glance


January Orientation events will be held in Washburn Heritage room in Regina Hall.


 10:30 AMCheck-in Begins
 11:00 AM-12:15 PMWelcome and Morning Session
 12:30 PMLunch and Learn Panel (lunch provided)
 1:30-3:00 PMAfternoon Sessions
 3:00-4:00 PMCampus Tour and Scavenger Hunt


Spring Housing Information

Move-in Day Options

Friday, January 12 | 9:00am - 11:00am

Sunday, January 14 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Students living on campus will receive their housing assignments by December 21st via their Edgewood College email.

Residence Life staff will be available in Predolin 215 during move-in times for check-in and room keys.

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


Where can I park on campus during Orientation?

Students, families, and guests may park for free on campus during Orientation until classes begin on January 16. Beginning on January 16, all vehicles parked on campus must have parking permits.

To receive a parking permit, commuter students should fill out the form linked on the Transportation Services website link below. New student residents are ineligible for parking permits for the spring semester. For exceptions due to demonstrated need such as off-campus employment or medical issues, contact the Security Office for an appeal form.

Overnight parking (from 12:00 AM-5:00 AM) on surface lots is prohibited and will be ticketed. Overnight parking passes for the Edgewood College parking ramp can be obtained at the Security Office in Weber Hall or the Campus Assistance Center in Predolin Hall.

For more information, click here.

When do I find out information about my housing assignment?

Housing assignments will be emailed to residents by December 21.

Still need to fill out your housing application? Check in the materials that you've received from the Admissions Office!

For any questions, contact residencelife@edgewood.edu.

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 osi@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

How can I request accommodations for Orientation?

Fill out an Accommodations 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.