Welcome New Hawks!

Through intentional initiatives designed to engage first year students with one another and with the University as a whole, the Iñigo First Year Experience is the launching pad for a successful college experience at Saint Joseph’s University. The ultimate goal of the program is to create a sense of belonging for all first year students while exposing them to the timehonored ideals of a Jesuit education that are known around the world.

Why Iñigo?

Iñigo was the baptismal name of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). The First Year Experience at Saint Joseph’s University is inspired by Iñigo’s decision to enter into a new educational experience that transformed his life, demonstrated his talents and offered him new directions to live a greater, deeper life.

In. I. Go. - As a student embarking on a new journey at Saint Joseph’s University, the Iñigo First Year Experience is focused on helping you transform from an individual undergraduate into a member of the greater community of men and women with and for others.