If you’re a new student at St. Edward’s University, you may need some help meeting people and finding your place in the college community. A common strategy for new students looking to socialize is to find out about annual university events that are taking place throughout the semester. There’s always a fun and engaging event that is coming up on campus or somewhere within the South Congress neighborhood. Take a look at our list of the top local events that St. Edward’s University students regularly attend, and be sure to mark your calendar for the ones that catch your interest. This time next year, you’ll be able to attend the same traditional events with your new group of friends!
Get Active in Austin
Many St. Edward's University students enjoy participating in athletic and competitive events. In addition, many of the university’s students are eager to find opportunities where they can actively support philanthropic initiatives that support the community and beyond. A lot of students are glad to have the chance to do both with the annual Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. Thousands of runners show up each year to achieve their best run times in the event’s marathon and half marathon races. They also have the opportunity to collect donations for the event’s twenty five chosen charities, and the funds are often matched by sponsors to achieve double the philanthropic impact. Visit the event’s website to register and to see which nonprofit organizations are receiving donations from this year’s event!
Of course, the annual events that are certain to connect you with fellow students are those that occur right on campus. You can always check the school’s online events calendar to see what is happening this month and to see what is coming up in the future. St. Edward’s always puts in effort to help incoming students feel comfortable and welcome in their new surroundings. There are orientation sessions for new students that take place in late summer and early fall. Be sure to check out the events calendar regularly so you know about the latest happenings.
Attending a music or media festival is a popular activity for college students. That’s why it’s so fortunate that Austin is host to the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Multimedia Conference. Founded in 1987 as a small gathering of media professionals and enthusiasts, the event has experienced tremendous growth in attendance and popularity in the past few years. Attendees can view films and catch music performances at more than one hundred venues in Central Austin, including the Austin Convention Center. This annual event is your best chance to see global talent from all disciplines of media converge into one tremendous experience. It will be easy to meet fellow students that share your interests and can introduce you to new things.
As you can see, there is a wide selection of community and St. Edward’s University events in Austin that are available to you as you begin to branch out in your new community. Which event do you plan to attend first?