Stetson University

Admissions and Financial Planning


Hatter Saturday

Hatter Saturday is THE event for accepted students and is the beginning of your journey as a student at Stetson University. It's a day of a fun and learning for both parents and students.

Hatter Saturday is April 18, 2015. RSVP Now

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admission at 800-688-0101 or

Questions? Ask StetsonAdmission on Facebook or @StetsonAdmit or tag #VisitStetson on Twitter. Use the #VisitStetson hashtag while taking pictures throughout Hatter Saturday to enter Stetson's "New Hatter Pic of the Day" contest and other fun activities on social media!

Last Year's Schedule

8 - 9 a.m.

Registration and check-in at the Edmunds Center. Parking information is available online and through email. Please park at the lots with the stars marked over them. A reminder email will also be sent with this information.

9 - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Session - "Welcome to SU"

Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., President of Stetson University
Feeding Children Everywhere

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.


Community-Engaged Learning Activity: Feeding Children Everywhere

  • The last two years, Hatter Saturday attendees made over 40,000 meals for hungry children in Central Florida and Nicaragua. In 2012, attendees made over 26,000 meals. Take a look at the 2012 Feeding Children Everywhere video to learn more about the Feeding Children Everywhere activity.


The Stetson Experience: Resources and Services with a Personal Touch
Christopher Kandus-Fisher, Vice-President of Student Affairs
Rosalie Carpenter, Dean of Students

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Stetson: Success and Significance
Dr. Beth Paul, University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Lua Hancock, Assistant Provost for Student Success

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and free time to complete the New Hatter Checklist, tour residence halls and learn more about the Stetson community.

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.


Departmental Information Sessions


Stetson Parents Association information session

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Closing reception at the President's Home

All Day Events

Stetson All Access Room will be open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. for students to complete the New Hatter Checklist and learn more about the Stetson community.

  • Army ROTC
  • Admissions
  • Athletics
  • Bursar's Office
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Dining Services
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • FOCUS Orientation and Hatter Treks
  • Health Services
  • Housing and Residential Life
  • Law School and Graduate Programs
  • Office of Student Financial Planning -- Schedule an appointment with our financial aid staff during check-in.
  • Stetson ID - Faculty Lounge
  • Student Involvement
  • Student Success and the Academic Success Center
  • WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning
  • Open house hours and tours:
    • Wellness and Recreation: Hollis Center 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Library: duPont-Ball Library 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional Services

  • Stetson One Stop (Office of Student Financial Planning and the Office of the Bursar): Griffith Hall 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Office of Admissions - Griffith Hall: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Stetson University Bookstore: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Starbucks Coffee - Carlton Union Building: 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Explore Further

  • Other events TBD
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