Welcome to Saint Leo University. Your journey begins here!

You have worked hard to get here and you should be proud! We are here to help you plan your next steps and keep you informed. We cannot wait to meet you!

New Student Orientation (NSO) includes a variety of programs and events that will set you on the path toward academic and personal success at Saint Leo University. NSO is an exciting experience that acquaints you with our campus, academic programs, support services, policies, staff and faculty, and is the beginning to your friendships with other new and current students. All first-year and transfer students are required to attend orientation.

We are looking forward to getting to know you, and having the opportunity to work with you over the next several years.

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.

If you have not registered for New Student Orientation, please do so here.

New Student Orientation: Week of Welcome Schedules

View NSO Schedule

View International Student Orientation Schedule

View Honors & EMACS Orientation Schedule

Parent’s Schedule

For a list of other important dates, view http://choose.saintleo.edu/calendar-overview/.


Check-in Locations

  • International Students – Student Activities Building 221
  • Honors and EMACS Students (participating in pre-orientation Aug. 14-16) – Residence Life Office, Apartment 6

*After 5:00 p.m. check in at Campus Safety.


For the general population on August 16:

  • Commuter Students – Student Activities Building, Students Affairs Office
  • Residential Transfer Students or anyone not living in one of the below named Halls – Residence Life Office, Apartment 6
  • Students living in Marmion and Snyder – Marmion/Snyder Lobby
  • Students living in Henderson, Benoit and Alumni  – Benoit Lobby

*At 1:00 p.m. the check-in sites will condense.  Check-in at the Residence Life Office, Apartment 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  After 5:00 p.m. check-in at Campus Safety.

Contact Us

For questions regarding New Student Orientation, please contact orientation@saintleo.edu or call us at (352) 588-8499 or (352) 588-7239.

Dawn McElveen

Director of First Year Experience
dawn.mcelveen@saintleo.edu   |  (352) 588-8499

Joseph Fernandez
Graduate Assistant for First Year Experience
joseph.fernandez@saintleo.edu   |   (352) 588-7239

Danielle Koesling
Graduate Assistant for First Year Experience
danielle.koesling@saintleo.edu    |   (352) 588-7239


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