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Saint Joseph's University Orientation

Welcoming You to Hawk Hill

New student orientation sessions are typically offered four two-day sessions over the summer. Orientation sessions for the Class of 2025 and Welcome Week are now over. 





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Class of 2025

Welcome to the Saint Joseph's Community

We are so excited to welcome you, the Class of 2025, and your families, to the Saint Joseph's University community!

Your Saint Joseph's experience starts with Orientation, Early Arrival Programs (if you choose to participate), and Welcome Week. 

You now have access to the New Hawks Portal, where you will be able to complete the various requirements needed to hit the ground running in the fall: from language tests to accepting financial aid. 

If you have questions, please call 610-660-1965.

What's Orientation all about?

Based on an approach we call cura personalis, orientation is designed to prepare the whole student. By the start of the fall semester, you will:

Feel Welcome:

  • Be welcomed by the leaders of Saint Joseph’s and our student orientation leaders
  • Be introduced to the expectations of Saint Joseph’s inclusive culture of caring


  • Learn with information on a range of topics, from mission and diversity to registration and books
  • Either Learn about a range of topics or
  • Receive information about a range of topics


  • Explore residential options
  • Make housing and dining selections


  • Meet your orientation leaders
  • Engage with faculty from your major
  • Connect with classmates
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Meet the Student Leaders

New student orientation at Saint Joseph's is organized by student leaders, Hawks just like you! 

Get to Know the Community You’re Joining


We look forward to seeing you!