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New Student Orientation

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Welcome to Saint Leo University. Your Journey Begins Here!

Fall 2023 New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed to prepare incoming students for a smooth and successful transition into the Saint Leo community. NSO includes a variety of programs and events that will set students on the path toward academic and personal success at Saint Leo University. Students entering the University for Fall 2023 will participate in in-person activities. These experiences will acquaint students with our campus, support services, policies, faculty, and staff while allowing them to complete all Admitted Students Checklist items prior to the start of classes. NSO will also provide incoming students with the opportunity to build friendships before the semester. Please note that all incoming students (whether commuter, resident, first-time-in-college, or transfer) are highly encouraged to participate in as many components of New Student Orientation as possible.

Participating students and their families will learn about opportunities and responsibilities both in and out of the classroom. By exposing students to the key services and resources available to them, we hope to empower them to make well-informed decisions.

Please take a moment to review our helpful New Student Checklist to familiarize yourself with the various documents and tasks you will need to complete prior to your arrival here on campus for the semester.


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Online Orientation Course

This short course will cover important new student topics to prepare incoming Lions for a successful first semester.

Complete the New Student Orientation Online Course through OKTA. This online course is designed to introduce students to Courses, our D2L system, and the resources available to them at Saint Leo University. The course is accessible 24/7. The first lesson can be viewed by clicking on the button below.

New Student Orientation Online Course

Weeks of Welcome | In-person Events

The Fall 2023 Weeks of Welcome at Saint Leo will include events such as new student move-in, the start of classes, and a variety of activities designed to help students acclimate to campus life while connecting with their classmates.

Airport Shuttle map coming soon.

International students will receive a separate email with information about available transportation.

Parent and Family Schedule: Details coming soon

Domestic Student Orientation: Details coming soon

International Student Orientation: Details coming soon


Graduate Student Orientation: Details coming soon

Welcome Week

Contact Us

For questions regarding New Student Orientation, please contact or call us at (352) 588-8499 or (352) 588-8992.

Dawn McElveen
Director of Student and Family Engagement | (352) 588-8499