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Via - First-Year Orientation


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We are so excited to welcome you to Saint Xavier University! Your first step as an incoming student is to participate in Via, our virtual first-year orientation. New first-year students entering SXU in the fall must participate in Via orientation, which is designed to make your transition to college life as smooth as possible.



What is via?

Via is an online orientation program to provide you with essential resources and information to prepare you to make the transition to college. Via will provide you information about your first-semester classes, and you will be introduced to our Catholic, Mercy heritage and to campus resources and support services -- people and areas that will enrich your Saint Xavier University experience. Bottom-line: You will have fun, learn about campus and get acquainted with your new community!


Why is orientation called Via?

Via is a tribute to the University motto Via, Veritas, Vita. The motto is Latin for "Way, Truth, Life" from the scripture verse, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life" (John 14:6). Via (the Way) will help incoming students find their way as new members of the SXU community.


Placement Testing

Students who register for Via orientation will receive information about course placement from our Office of Records and Registration. 


Parent Orientation

We even have special orientation sessions just for parents and guardians! During Parent Orientation, parents and guardians are familiarized with key aspects of academic and student life at Saint Xavier University. Highlights include information on academic expectations, student housing and financial aid. Participants are also able to connect with University leaders, current students, faculty and staff, and learn more about the University's rich Catholic, Mercy heritage and mission.


Registration for Via 2021 is open! Click the box below to register!


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