Eagle Orientation

First Year & Transfer Student Orientation

First Year Orientation
Sunday, August 18-Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Transfer and Post-Baccalaureate Student Orientation
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

You’ve decided to become an Edgewood College Eagle - congratulations! We are so excited for you to be a part of our campus community!

Edgewood College has gone mobile with the Orientation 2019 schedule! Download the First Flight 2019 Guidebook or scan the QR code below. Use this Guidebook to preview Orientation, find resources on campus, and checkout upcoming events happening in the first 6 weeks of classes. 


Welcome to EC

Now you’re probably wondering what the next steps are. Orientation is the time when we celebrate you joining our community and growing the Edgewood College family, as well as sharing with you some of the amazing resources we have on campus to support your success until graduation.

The Orientation Leadership Team, in collaboration with the Edgewood College community, welcomes, supports, and empowers new students and families during their transition to life at the College and beyond. By providing programs and coordinating strategic services that meet the diverse and individualized needs of incoming students, we support student success and persistence by offering educational opportunities that build community and facilitate personal growth and development.

We have programs tailored separately for new students and transfer students, so please visit your respective pages for more information and to register for orientation.

Welcome to Edgewood College!

Meet Your Orientation Assistants

Kimberly Rodriguez

Name: Kimberly Rodriguez
Major: Economics
Year: Senior

Welcome Edgewood Eagles! As a student, I am mostly involved with student organizations and events. During orientation in the past, I have been involved in being part of the orientation leadership team as an Orientation Guide for incoming students. I’m excited to welcome incoming students and their families to Edgewood College this year. I want to provide incoming freshman with an amazing experience as they transition from high school to college. As a bilingual student I want to help students and families to feel comfortable in asking questions. The advice I would give students is do not be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and be engaged.

Jordan Smith

Name: Jordan Smith
Major: Sociology
Minor: Spanish & Health in Society
Year: Junior

Hello Edgewood Eagles! I am excited to learn more about the incoming first year students and their families. As a student, I have started to get more involved in my later years. I have been a part of Black Student Union and Student Senate. These organizations have helped me be more a part of my community and grow as a leader. Last year for orientation, I was a Peer Leader for my COR class and I enjoyed it immensely. As a student here at Edgewood College, I want to provide students with a community where they feel safe, heard, and comfortable to be themselves. I want everyone to feel like they belong. The advice that I would give to first year students is take new risks and talk to people that you would never talk to before.

Meet the Office of Student Inclusion & Involvement

Your Orientation Coordinators

Hey! We are so excited to have you join our community and for giving us the opportunity to teach and to learn from you.

Edgewood College is truly a community of engaged learners who are invested in making positive change in the world, and we are so excited to have you join us as we ask you to take a step farther towards connecting learning, beliefs and action (you will hear this phrase a lot) during orientation, throughout the First-Flight program and throughout your journey here at Edgewood College.

Orientation is the beginning of your journey here at Edgewood College! You will get useful information that will help you in college, meet plenty of new people and have an Eagle awesome time.

See you soon!

Hollie McCrea Olson, Assistant Director for Student Success and Orientation

Students sitting outdoors in front of the Library.



Edgewood College is conveniently located on a beautiful lakefront campus, just minutes from downtown Madison.