Fall Orientation Schedule

The Main Event - Tuesday, August 20

*Attendance is required at all applicable events for new students and transfer students.

9:00-2:00 p.m.

Check-In Events, Iles PE Center

This is when you can pick up your student ID card, receive calendars, schedules, and important documents, take care of finances, and other enrollment requirements. All academic departments and majors will be represented. Please note that you are required to present photo ID when you pick up your student ID card.

Parent Information Sessions, Hulsey Wellness Center

Parents, come learn how to adjust to your child's first year at college. Discover what they will need from you and how you can support them from home.

The parent orientation sessions will be held concurrently at 9:30 a.m., *11 a.m., and 1 p.m. The sessions will be covering the topics listed below:

  • Student Development, Academic Administration, and Health Services

  • Finances, Tax Credits, Meal Plan, Student Employment

  • Campus Safety, IS, Risk Management

*the 11 o'clock session will cover Finances, Tax Credits, Meal Plan, and Student Employment in-depth. This session will not include the other topics listed.

6:30 p.m.

Welcome Party, Outdoor Education Center

New Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 20

9:00-2:00 p.m.

The Main Event, Iles P.E. Center

9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.

Parent Information Sessions, Hulsey Amphitheater

6:30 p.m.

Welcome Party, Outdoor Education Center

Wednesday, August 21

9:00 a.m.

Starting Off Right: Southern's History: Your Future, Academic Administration, McKee Library, Disability Support Services, First Year Experience & Student Success Center, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel

10:30 a.m.

Academic Support: Online Campus, Information Technology, Southern Scholars, Adventists Colleges Abroad, and Christian Service, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel

12:00 p.m.

Transfer Student Luncheon, Presidential Banquet Room

1:00 p.m.

Title IX, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel

2:30 p.m.

Meet Your Mentor, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel

3:30 p.m.

Campus Safety, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel

6:00 p.m.

Pre-Med/Pre-Dent/Pre-Pharmacy Majors Orientation, Hickman Science Center (Room 1311)

Thursday, August 22

9:00 a.m.

Enrollment Services: Campus Employment, Financial Aid, Meal Plans, and Risk Management, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel

10:30 a.m.

Student Development: Career Services, Counseling, Student Life, Campus Ministries, Health Services, and Intramurals, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel

12:00 p.m.

Public School/Commuter/Homeschool Student Orientation, Presidential Banquet Room

1:00 p.m.

University Church and Campus Ministries, Collegedale Church

3:30 p.m.

New Student School/Department Orientation, Individual Schools/Departments

6:00 p.m.

Dessert With A Purpose

7:00 p.m.

New Student Thatcher Residence Orientation, Thatcher Chapel

10:00 p.m.

New Student Talge Residence Orientation, Talge Chapel

Friday, August 23

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
International Student Orientation, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel

Sunday, August 25

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Organization Showcase, Iles P.E. Center

Thursday, August 29

11:00 a.m.
President's New Student Dedication, Collegedale Church