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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 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 View Recording
Tuesday, July 12 Involvement View Recording
Thursday, July 21 Karaoke and Word Association  
Thursday, July 28 Parent and Family Q&A View Recording
Friday, July 29 Student Financial Services View Recording

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 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

Register for International Student Orientation

International Student Agenda

Date Event Time Register
August 23 Travel Day    
August 24 Travel Day    
August 25 Travel Day    
August 26 International Student Orientation Sessions 1 pm - 5 pm ET Register

Undergraduate New Student Orientation: August 25 - August 29

New Student Orientation and Week of Welcome Agenda

Register for Undergraduate New Student Orientation

Register for Honors Orientation Session by Friday, August 19

Register for Biology Orientation Session

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

Register for move-in sign-up




Date Event Time Register
August 25 Move-In for Alumni Hall, Henderson Hall, Marmion Hall   Register
August 26 Move-In for Benoit Hall, Roderick Hall, Snyder Hall, and Transfer Students   Register
August 27 - August 29 New Student Orientation Sessions Saturday, August 27 at 8 am ET - Monday, August 29 at 5 pm ET Register
August 29  First Day of Online Classes    
August 29 Honors Orientation Session 3 pm - 5 pm ET Register
August 29 Biology Orientation Session -
Selby Auditorium, Lewis Hall
9 am - 12 pm ET Register

Welcome Week: August 30 - September 3

New Student Orientation and Week of Welcome Agenda

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

Graduate Student Orientation Agenda

*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 Student Orientation (TCOB and CARDS) 8 am - 1 pm ET Register

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

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