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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.

August Orientation

Sunday, August 21 - Tuesday, August 23

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 12! 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 2111:00-2:00pm*Orientation Check-in and Move-in
3:00Family and Friend Farewell
3:15*Meet Orientation Group
3:30*Welcome Event
5:00*Meet your Orientation Group + *Dinner
7:00*Commuter 101 Session (Commuters)
7:00*First Floor Meetings (Residents)
8:00Bonfire Service
8:00Eddy's Game Night
9:00Eagles Landing Neon Party 
August 229:00*Group Meeting
10:15*Breakout Sessions
11:00*Group Meeting
12:00*Lunch
1:45*Breakout Sessions
4:00*Group Meeting
8:30Outdoor Movie
August 239:00*Laudato Si' Common Read Discussion
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 21 | 11am - 2pm

Students living on campus will be receiving their housing assignments in mid-July 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 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!

Sincerely,

Your Student Inclusion & Involvement Leadership Team

FAQs

When do I find out information about my housing assignment?

Housing assignments will be emailed to residents 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 by August 12! 

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.