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New Student

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.

New! 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.

Wednesday, May 25

Event Time Register
Virtual House Party 5:30 - 6:30 pm ET Register

Wednesday, June 15

Event Time Register
Pop Culture Trivia 5:30 - 6:30 pm ET Register

Thursday, July 21

Event Time Register
Karaoke and Word Association 5:30 - 6:30 pm ET Register

New! 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 1, 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 here.

New! Weeks of Welcome | In-person Events

The Spring 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.


icon-new-yellow International Student Orientation: August 23 - August 26

International Student Orientation Schedule


icon-new-yellow Welcome Week: August 25 – September 3

Register for Undergraduate New Student Orientation Beginning July 1

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


Welcome Week


icon-new-yellow 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)

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 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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