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New Student Orientation

    Welcome to Saint Leo University. Your Journey Begins Here!

    New Student Orientation (NSO) includes a variety of programs and events that will set students on the path toward academic and personal success at Saint Leo University. This multi-day, virtual experience acquaints students with our campus, support services, policies, staff and faculty, and is the beginning of their friendships with other new and returning students.

    Through programs offered, students and their families will be informed about the opportunities and responsibilities in and outside of the classroom. By exposing students to the key services and opportunities available to them, we hope to empower students to make well-informed decisions. NSO is mandatory for all first-year and transfer students attending University Campus.

    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.

    Important Dates

    January 9  Move-In for new students
    January 9-11  NSO (virtual)
    January 11  Spring 1 online classes begin
    January 12  Spring connected classes begin
    January 12-15  Week of Welcome

    Check-In Locations

    Check-in will take place in the parking garage (located on the east side of campus below the University Turf Stadium) where you and a maximum of two guests will have your temperature taken and receive a wristband and face mask, both of which are necessary to enter buildings. If you or your guests have a fever/are ill, you will be required to reschedule. #ProtectThePride

    Preparing For Your Arrival

    Check out the New Student Orientation Program below for important details surrounding your campus arrival and the start of the Spring 2021 Semester.

    New Student Orientation Program

    Welcome Week Agenda

    Course Registration Meeting

    Click the button above to find instructions for arranging a Saturday meeting with a Student Success Coach to register for classes or address any related questions. Virtual meetings also available!

    *Please Note: These details are subject to change and will be updated prior to the start of New Student Orientation. Please check back for additional information prior to your arrival on campus.


    Orientation, Involvement, and Spring Operations Webinar

    Thursday, December 17 - Recorded Session Below




    For a seamless experience, create you free Saint Leo Zoom account.  Visit and click “SIGN IN”.

    Looking to ask questions or learn more about campus resources before your arrival? Take a moment to check out or virtual events page! We’re scheduling regular online webinars and Q&As on different topics to help you prepare for the Fall Semester at Saint Leo. You can also watch recordings of anything you missed!

    Contact Us

    For questions regarding New Student Orientation, please contact or call us at (352) 588-8499 or (352) 588.7239

    Dawn McElveen
    Director of Orientation and Parent/Family Programs  |  (352) 588-8499

    Office of Orientation

    Email Us:
    Phone: (352) 588-8499

    Important Numbers

    Bookstore: 352-588-8344
    Campus Safety & Security: 352-588-8432
    Orientation & Parent/Family Programs: 352-588-8499
    Mail Center: 352-588-8396
    Center for Global Engagement 352-588-8442
    Residence Life: 352-588-8268
    Student Affairs: 352-588-8992
    Student Financial Services: 800-240-7658
    Student Success: 352-588-8500
    Undergraduate Admissions: 352-588-8283
    University Technology Services: 352-588-8888