Welcome to Saint Leo University. Your journey begins here.
New Student Orientation includes a variety of programs and
events that will set you on the path toward academic and personal
success at Saint Leo University. The orientation is an exciting
experience that acquaints you with our campus, academic programs,
support services, policies, staff and faculty, and is the beginning
to your friendships with other new and current students.
We are looking forward to getting to know you, and having the
opportunity to work with you over the next four years.
Take a moment to review our helpful 'What's
Next?' guide for new students in order to familiarize
yourself with the various documents and tasks you will need to
complete prior to your arrival here on campus for the fall.
All first-year and transfer students are required to attend
orientation programs. However, there’s no need to register in
advance. The "Week of Welcome" orientation event begins with
Move-In Day and concludes on the first day of classes.
All first-year and transfer students in the University College
are required to attend orientation programs. A charge of $310 will
be assessed to each new student’s account as a one-time only
required New Student Orientation fee.
Tuesday, August 20
Move In Day - International Students
Thursday, August 22
Move In Day - Domestic Students
New Student Orientation Begins (runs through Friday, August 23)
Monday, August 26
Academic Affairs Student Advising/Registration - ALL
Transfer Student Information Session
New Student Orientation Concludes
Saturday, August 24
New Student Trip
Tuesday, August 27
First Day of Classes - ALL Students (*mandatory) THIS IS A NEW
Dates: Tuesday, August 20; Thursday,
August 22; and Sunday, August 25
Shuttle Pick-Up Times: 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 6:00
p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Location: Outside baggage claim; look for Saint
Leo University vans
Transfer Student Information Session - Friday,
We understand that transfer students have a distinctly different
transition to Saint Leo than first-year students. That's why Saint
Leo tries to meet your needs by planning an orientation event just
for you. This program sets you on the path toward academic and
personal success by acquainting you with Saint Leo's campus,
academic programs, support services, policies, staff and faculty,
and introducing you to new friendships with other transfer
Move In Day - Tuesday, August 20
The International Student orientation provides activities and
events to help you acclimate to Saint Leo's campus and college life
in the U.S. You will settle into the residence halls, meet other
international students, and become familiar with support
services specially tailored to your needs. Academic,
cultural and immigration issues are discussed in detail.
For more information on International Student Orientation,
contact the International Student Services Office at (352)
588-8489, or email Paige
Ramsey-Hamacher, Saint Leo's Director for
Multicultural and International Services.
For questions regarding New Student Orientation, please contact
or (352) 588-8499.
All first-year and transfer students in the University College
are required to attend orientation programs. These programs are
designed to acquaint students with University Campus, academic
programs, Student Affairs offices and services, University
policies, the faculty, staff and administration and other members
of the student body. Participation in the orientation program sets
students on a path towards academic and personal success at Saint
Leo University. A charge of $310 will be assessed to each new
student’s account as a one-time only required New Student
New Student Orientation will occur
from Thursday, August 22 (Tuesday, August 20
for international students) through
Monday, August 26, and is designed to assist
students in making a smooth transition to Saint Leo University.
Orientation Leaders will meet students upon arrival and will guide
them through the orientation process so that all students will be
settled and ready for success when classes begin on Tuesday, August
First-year, first-time college students must complete placement
exams in order for their first semester course schedules to be
created. Online placement exams must be completed for both
math and English. It is essential that students complete
these exams between May 15, 2013 and July 1, 2013.
Students must schedule an appointment to take the online exams
three (3) days prior to taking them. Students who fail to
complete the exams by July 1, 2013 will be placed in basic level
composition and math classes by default and may be required to take
additional course work to complete the requirements for their
degrees. Students may use a calculator for the mathematics
Specific instructions on how to complete the exams will be emailed
to students at their Saint Leo email and personal email addresses
by May 15, 2013.
IMPORTANT: Students meeting any of the following
requirements do not need to complete
For detailed instructions on how to access and complete the math
and English placement testing, visit www.saintleo.edu/placement.
The deadline for completing placement testing is July 1,
Completion of the ETS Proficiency Profile is required of you as
a first-year college student at Saint Leo University, preferably
before you arrive on campus. You will be able to decide
when to take it online – at a time and place that you choose.
Once you have completed it, you will be able to enjoy your arrival
on campus (no need to miss any time that you could spend meeting
other new students or exploring the campus.) You should
not stress or study for this assessment. It documents your
skills entering the university and it is not used to place you in
classes. Your scores are not used to compare you to other
For detailed, downloadable instructions on how to access and
complete the ETS Proficiency Profile, visit www.saintleo.edu/proficiencyprofile.
The deadline for completing the ETS Proficiency Profile for
students entering in fall term is Thursday, August 1, 2013 by 5
p.m. Please read the FAQ for more information.
Students with disabilities, who may need accommodation, should
contact the Assistant Director in the Office of Disability Services
at (352) 588-8464, or email email@example.com.
Students who will be bringing a car to campus must register with
the university for a parking decal. This includes both resident and
commuter students. Students may do this online or in person at
Trane Stop in Saint Edwards Hall on University Campus. Students are
strongly encouraged to register their vehicle online to help avoid
long lines at the beginning of the semester. To register a vehicle
online simply visit www.saintleo.edu/parkingdecals and
complete the online form. A decal will be assigned and billed to
the student's account. It will then be available for pick up upon
arrival on campus for the semester.
Each student attending Saint Leo University is provided a
student ID. Student IDs may be requested via email or in person at
Trane Stop at University Campus in Saint Edwards Hall. Completing
the request online will help avoid long lines at the beginning of
the semester. Simply visit www.saintleo.edu/studentID and follow
the instructions for requesting a student ID. Once we receive this
request we will make the ID and it will be available for pick up
upon arrival on campus for the semester.
Each student attending our traditional program at University
Campus full time is required to carry health insurance. This policy
applies to commuter students registered full time as well. To
assist students in following this policy, the University
automatically enrolls students in the University endorsed health
insurance plan and bills their student accounts. Students with
their own insurance through a group or individual plan may waive
the coverage and avoid the fee. Additional information regarding
the 2013-2014 policy, premium, and instructions on how to waive
this insurance coverage will be posted here when available.