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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, January 15, 2021

A virtual Orientation will be hosted, followed by an optional on-campus Open House & Tour. Final details will be emailed to your Edgewood College account one week prior to Orientation.

Virtual Orientation will be hosted via WebEx and begin at 9:00am. Following the virtual Orientation we will offer an optional on-campus Open House and tours between 2:00 and 4:00pm. Come get your ID, find your classrooms, or visit the Campus Store before classes start on Monday! Tours will be offered at 2:30pm and 3:30pm.

  • 9:00am - Welcome
  • 9:15am - Session 1: Community Building & Heritage
  • 10:00am - Wellness Break
  • 10:10am - Session 2: Your Personal, Academic, & Professional Development
  • 11:20pm - Wellness Break
  • 11:30am - Session 3: Tools for Success
  • 12:00-1:00pm - Virtual Open House
  • 2:00-4:00pm - On Campus Open House

Spring Housing Information

Sunday, January 17 |12pm - 2pm

Students living on campus will be receiving their housing assignments in the first week of January via their Edgewood College email.

Interested in living on campus?

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 January. Still need to fill out your housing application? Click here and sign in! 

What will I need for Orientation?

  • Laptop
  • 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 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?

Like most organizations, we have had to adjust our schedule and utilize virtual platforms to offer larger sessions. Additionally, for in-person events, we have measures in place to help protect the health and safety of all community members. 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 our January 2021 orientation form to RSVP.

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?

January Orientation is intended for incoming students only; however, friends and family are welcome to attend the Open House and campus tour on Friday, January 15.