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Parent & Family FAQs

    Academic FAQs

    The CAVE, Center for Academic Vision & Excellence, provides students with a full range of programs, services and tools that serve as building blocks to problem-solve academic challenges through a variety of resources.  From individual tutoring and supplemental instruction to peer-assisted learning coaches, students are introduced to strategies and skills that improve academic planning and self-direction. The CAVE’s Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Coaches help students gain academic, persona, and social skills to be successful, and can provide course content support for select courses. The CAVE is located on the first floor of Kirk Hall.

    Student Success Coaches assist students by guiding them throughout their entire time at Saint Leo. Our coaches create partnerships with every student on campus to provide academic guidance, as well as develop financial and life strategies that promote individual success. Success Coaches collaborate with departments campus-wide to help students create educational goals, develop plans and assist with course selections until the day they graduate.  As a quick resource for students, our coaches also field questions about academic status, campus resources, or assistance with a university process.


    Orientation FAQs

    At Saint Leo, we consider family members of new first-year students and transfer students as critical partners in the success of our students. We encourage all families of new students to attend New Student Orientation.

    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 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.  

    As a family member, you will use this time to attend sessions on the curriculum, academic advising, housing, food services, finances, health services, and career services. You can also meet fellow family members at social events.


    Student Life

    We encourage all students to complete the housing application any time after their admission reply form and enrollment deposit are received.

    All University campus students with less than 90 credit hours must live on campus. While there are exceptions to the policy, students found in violation of this policy will automatically be billed for the cost of a standard double room and the unlimited meal plan.

    A list of clubs and organizations are available online, and there are also several opportunities for volunteer service including annual Community Service Days each semester and monthly volunteer opportunities off campus.

    Saint Leo prepares students for career excellence by developing core marketable skills and providing networking opportunities that match the professional interests and goals of every student. We deliver to students the opportunity to build relationships with employers, develop excellent job search strategies and ultimately land a great job. At the start of their first year, students begin the process of uncovering career options that align to their values, personality, skill sets, and strengths. Throughout the year, Career Services offers students a career development program that includes career assessments, exploration, career counseling services, professional development and networking activities.

    Counseling Services provides for the emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of its students and campus personnel. We strive to aid individuals on their path toward academic and personal growth by promoting education, prevention and intervention. Counseling services are available Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm in deChantal Hall.

    For students who are in need of a sick tray can contact our campus nurse who will work with you to accommodate your situation and alert the dining hall.  All special dietary requirements can be coordinated through the Office of Disability Services.



    To view financial aid award and status, students can check their eLion account for up-to-date information. You can speak with a Student Financial Advisor with Student Financial Services 800-240-7658 or email your questions to On-site advisors are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis, or by appointment, at the Student Financial Support Center in St. Edward’s Hall.