Your Top 5

We have curated this quick list (called Your Top 5) just for you. These are the key things you need to know (and do) this month to make sure that your 2021–2022 academic year is a successful one.

Advising for Spring 2022 Classes

Advising for Spring 2022 Classes

October is the time to review courses with your success coach/faculty advisor. And Nov. 9–12 is the time to register for your Spring 2022 courses. After getting advised, you’ll receive your pin to register online at myHilltop. Follow these steps to get advised in October so you’re ready to sign up in November for your spring classes. 

Apply for Spring 2022 Housing

Apply for Spring 2022 Housing

Living on campus connects you more closely to your hilltop family and all campus resources, support services and activities. It also avoids commuting. The spring housing application is now open via the myHilltop housing portal. Review our online housing sign-up process, and sign up early for your first choice of housing.

Get Academic Support for Midterms

Get Academic Support

Stay on top of your studies with free academic support services on the hilltop. Sign up for online 24/7 tutoring or attend in-person or Zoom Supplemental Instruction sessions. Get specialized assistance for math and writing through the Math Lab and Writing Center. And staff at the Munday Library can help you with research.

File Your 2021–2022 FAFSA

File Your 2022–2023 FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available. File your FAFSA before the March 1, 2022, priority deadline. Questions? Stop by our FAFSA Fest virtual room, Thursday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.–7 p.m., or Student Financial Service’s Virtual Front Desk, Monday–Friday, 9–11 a.m. and 1–4 p.m., or meet with your financial services counselor.

Healthy Hilltop Updates

Healthy Hilltop Update

We have updated the temporary modifications to our fall semester plans to continue providing a safe on-campus, in-person experience. Please remember that you will continue to use the TopperSafe app to complete required daily health assessments regardless of vaccination status and receive your yellow badge to be on campus. Visit Healthy Hilltop for additional information.

Grad School & Internship Fairs

Internship & Grad School Fairs

Interested in grad school? Network with recruiters at Career and Professional Development’s virtual Graduate and Professional School Fairs in October and November. Ready for an internship? Meet employers and explore career options at the virtual Internship Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. CST.

Hilltoppers Celebrate Founders Day

Friday, Oct. 15 is our Founders Day holiday. Hilltoppers will celebrate the 136th birthday of St. Edward’s by taking part in our Founders Day events this month. Make your plans now to join us for these on-campus and remote activities:

  • Bilingual Mass, Sunday, Oct. 10, 9 p.m. CST, Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel & virtual. Register to attend in person or plan to attend online.
  • Mass at the Grotto, Monday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. CST, Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto on campus.
    Gather in person to pray together at the Grotto built by our Holy Cross Brothers to honor Mother Mary. 
  • The McCarthy Lecture Series, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 5 p.m. CST, Jones Auditorium & virtual.
    Hosffman Ospino, Department Chair of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College, will speak on “Latinos and the Re-Creation of American Catholicism in the 21st Century.”
  • SERVE 1 Day, Saturday, Oct. 23, on campus & Austin community. Join your peers for a day of reflection, volunteering and engagement. Breakfast is provided. Space is limited, so register today!

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