First Year Experience

The Office of First Year Experience offers a variety of programs and resources to fully engage first-year students in their lifelong educational journeys while assisting them in making a successful transition to campus. In collaboration with other campus offices, our goal is to help students integrate the learning that takes place through the academic mission of the University and engage students fully in the campus community. Through the focus of synthesizing the curriculum, student development and leadership development, our office strives to ease your transition into the University while helping first-year students become responsible leaders who recognize the dignity, value, and gifts of all people. For more information, please contact Director of FYE Jennifer Garcia at or at ext. 8499.

As an incoming student, we can only imagine your fears about leaving your past and embarking on your future as at a new unfamiliar place. We are here to help you overcome those fears and feel comfortable with your surroundings, so please be sure to ask your orientation leaders, faculty, and staff any questions you have about anything you encounter during your orientation and throughout your time at Saint Leo. We hope you make the most of your experience here! If you have a question and don't know where to go, start with FYE we will guide you to the right person and place to get the situation taken care of. Utilize us as a road map of Saint Leo, we are here to help!

New Student Orientation

Orientation is the essential first step in your journey, and will provide you with all of the important information necessary to get you started.

New Student Orientation is carefully designed to assist you in making a smooth transition to Saint Leo University. Orientation Leaders will meet you when you arrive. They will be sharing lots of important information and many valuable tips to get you off to a great start. Your Orientation Leader will guide you and a group of your fellow classmates through orientation and help you develop lifelong friendships and memories.

We will show you the campus, where to buy your books, get your student ID and parking decal, as well as take care of your financial and academic needs. By the time classes begin, you will be settled and ready to reach your goal-- completing your college education.

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Learning Resource Center- Located on the first floor of Kirk Hall; they offer free tutoring as well as yummy snacks to get you through the day

Career Services- Located in the Student Activities Building in room 203.  Can be very helpful when trying to prepare a resume for future jobs or graduate school

Financial Aid-Located on the first floor of Saint Ed's you can get all your answers for anything financial related answered here


Gym- Monday-Friday 11:30am-10:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm

Intramurals-Gives everyone the opportunity to play sports without playing for the school and have fun with it

Dining Services


University Ministry-Is the part of the campus that brings the spiritual side into things

Counseling Services- There when you need to talk to someone about what is going on in your life


CAB-Campus Activities Board is a student run board that plans trips for the students both on and off campus

Click Here for event listings

SGU-Student Government Union is a student run board that holds meetings to discuss what you want to do on campus

Greek Life- The sororities and fraternities that are on campus

Clubs and Organizations- The recognized organizations on the campus that you can get involved with

Living on campus

Residence Life- The department that is in charge of housing on the campus

*All freshmen are housed in either Marmion/Snyder or the freshmen overflow dorms of Benoit and Henderson. Click Here for more information.

*All freshmen living on campus are required to have an unlimited meal plan. Click Here for more information.

The rates depend on the location where you are housed. Click Here for more information.

*There are different forms that need to be filled out to live on campus. Click Here for more information.

Roommate Process

If you plan to live on campus, you must complete the Residence Hall Application/Agreement. This is done online after April 1 through our Housing Selection website: You will use your full Saint Leo email address and portal password to access the site. To guarantee housing for the coming year, your must submit your application by July 3, 2014. Applications received after July 3 will be processed on a space available basis only.

Complete and submit your Residence Hall Application/Agreement online. Be sure to complete the preferences section yourself and provide honest responses. Once you have submitted your application, you may then search for a roommate using the Roommate Matching tool. You may search based on a variety of criteria. When you are ready, use the Roommate Matching tool to submit your roommate request. If submitting a roommate request, you must do so by July 3, 2014. You are only required to submit the Residence Hall Application/Agreement by the deadline in order to reserve your housing. Roommate selection is optional.

You may request a specific individual by entering their passcode; keep in mind that they must enter your passcode as well for the request to be mutual. You may also request your residence hall building preference. Keep in mind that first year students are required to live in first year halls and are typically placed in Benoit, Henderson, Marmion and Snyder halls. You may also allow the system to match you with someone based on your questionnaire responses such as being placed with someone from your same major, athletic team, etc.

IMPORTANT: If you need special housing accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services to place a formal request for ADA accommodations. You may contact their office at (352) 588-8464 or via email at Direct other questions about housing to the Office of Residence Life at (352) 588-8268. 

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