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.
- Preview the Orientation schedule by downloading the Guidebook app today.
- Use this Guidebook to preview Orientation, find resources on campus, and checkout upcoming events happening in the first 6 weeks of classes!
A Letter from Student Inclusion & Involvement
Dear Incoming Eagle,
We are so excited that you are joining the Eagle family! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn from and teach 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 Inclusion & Involvement Leadership Team
When do I find out information about my housing assignment?
Housing assignments will be emailed to residents at the beginning of July. Still need to fill out your housing application? Click here and sign in!
What will I need for Orientation?
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your concerns and we will help you get the information you need!
Will Orientation be impacted by the Badger Bounce Back plan, Forward Dane phases, or COVID-19 response?
While we are hopeful that we can provide an in-person Orientation experience, just like most organizations, we have had to adjust our schedule and utilize virtual platforms to offer larger sessions. We will also have measures in place to help protect the health and safety of all community members. For the most up to date information about Edgewood College's COVID-19 response, please visit https://www.edgewood.edu/covid-19
Where do I register for Orientation?
Visit https://edgewood-college.formstack.com/forms/firstflight2020 to fill out your First Flight registration.
Is Orientation required?
Yes. All incoming students go through Orientation. Many find that this is where they meet their first 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?
All Eagle friends and family are welcome for the beginning of Orientation! Join on Sunday afternoon for the Welcome Fair, see campus, and stay for the group photo. After the photo, there will be a time for families and friends to say farewell before students begin their formal Orientation sessions.