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New Student Orientation

Welcome to Saint Leo University. Your Journey Begins Here!

Fall 2022 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 2022 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.

Pounce Into The Pride | Virtual Programs

These Virtual Programs offer you the chance to meet your classmates, participate in interactive activities such as games, trivia, and karaoke with your peers, and learn more about our Saint Leo’s residence halls and degree programs before arriving on campus.

Date Event Time Register
Wednesday, June 8 Housing   View Recording
Tuesday, June 14 Academic Support   View Recording
Tuesday, June 21 Accessibility Services   View Recording
Wednesday, June 29 Wellness   View Recording
Wednesday, July 6 Career Services 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET Register
Tuesday, July 12 Involvement 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET Register
Thursday, July 21 Karaoke and Word Association 5:30 - 6:30 pm ET Register
Thursday, July 28 Parent and Family Q&A 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET Register

Online Orientation Course

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

Access to the course begins July 15, 2022.

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 2022 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.

See below for a detailed Welcome Weeks schedule.

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

International Student Orientation: August 23 - August 26

International Student Orientation Schedule

Date Event Time Register
August 23 Travel Day    
August 24 Travel Day    
August 25 Travel Day    
August 26 International Student Orientation Sessions    

Welcome Week: August 25 – August 29

Register for Undergraduate New Student Orientation Beginning July 1

*Undergraduate New Student Orientation registration for all students (both domestic and international)

Date Event Time Register
August 25 Move-In for Alumni Hall, Henderson Hall, Marmion Hall    
August 26 Move-In for Benoit Hall, Roderick Hall, Snyder Hall    
August 27 New Student Orientation Sessions    
August 28 New Student Orientation Sessions    
August 29 New Student Orientation Sessions / First Day of Online Classes    

Welcome Week: August 30 - September 3

Date Event Time Register
August 30 First Day of Onsite Classes    
August 31      
September 1      
September 2      
September 3      

Graduate Student Orientation Schedule: August 23 – August 26

Graduate Student Orientation

Tapia College of Business and School of Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Data Science

Register for Graduate Student Orientation Beginning July 1

*Graduate New Student Orientation registration for all students (both domestic and international)

Date Event Time Register
August 23 Travel Day    
August 24 Travel Day    
August 25 Travel Day    
August 26 Graduate Orientation Sessions    

CDC Guidelines For New Student Orientation Events

The health and safety of our community and our guests remain our top priority.

All guests who are visiting the University are encouraged to review the Stage 4 Framework for Supporting the Pride regarding the safety protocols that remain in place at Saint Leo.

*Please check back regularly for updates to these guidelines. Additional details will be posted regarding our Week of Welcome, student move-in, and student check-in taking place this January.

Contact Us

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

Dawn McElveen
Director of Student and Family Engagement
dawn.mcelveen@saintleo.edu | (352) 588-8499

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