First-Year Experience

Welcome to Saint Xavier University and to the first-year experience!

All first-year students participate in a number of programs designed to welcome you, help you get comfortable on campus, connect with the University and your new community, and introduce you to resources and support services, so that SXU starts to feel like home.

SXU recognizes that the transition from high school to higher education is an exciting moment, and that your first year at SXU is a time to discover your academic and career interests, personal and spiritual values, as well as a time to make lasting friendships.

The programs and activities of the first-year experience are designed to help your transition be a smooth and positive one by laying a successful foundation for your first year and beyond. Programs include Via orientation, Cougar Trax, Welcome Week and Transitions.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!