Summer Orientation Schedule

Jump Start and Early SmartStart Sciences 

Sunday, July 21

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

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Orientation, Dining Hall

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enrollment activities, Wright Hall

5:00 p.m.
Jump Start Activities, Florida Hospital Hall

7:00 p.m.
Early Sciences Orientation, Hickman Science Center (Room 1311)

Main Event - Sunday, July 28

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

 

9:00 am. - 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 accomplish 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.

6:00 p.m.

Welcome to Rez Life Party, Iles P.E Center

 

New Student Orientation

Sunday, July 21

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Jump Start and Early SmartStart Sciences, Dining Hall

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Enrollment Activities, Wright Hall 

5:00 p.m. 

Jump Start Activities, Florida Hospital Hall

7:00 p.m. 

Early Sciences Orientation, Hickman Science Center (Room 1311)

Sunday, July 28

9:00 a.m. - 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

6:00 p.m.
Welcome to Rez Life Party, Taylor Circle

Monday, July 29

7:00 p.m.
New Student Thatcher Residence Orientation, Thatcher Chapel

10:00 p.m.

New Student Talge Residence Orientation, Talge Chapel

Wednesday, July 31

7:00 p.m.
Starting Off Right: Southern's History: Your Future, Academic Administration, McKee Library, Disability Support Services, and First Year Experience, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel

Thursday, August 1

11:00 a.m.
Academic Support: Online Campus, Information Technology, Southern Scholars, and Christian Service, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel

6:00 p.m.

Dessert With A Purpose, Dining Hall

Monday, August 5

7:00 p.m.
Title IX, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel

Wednesday, August 7

7:00 p.m.
Campus Safety, Thatcher Chapel

Thursday, August 8

11:00 a.m.
Enrollment Services: Campus Employment, Financial Aid, Meal Plans, and Risk Management, Thatcher Chapel

Monday, August 12

7:00 p.m.
Student Development: Career Services, Counseling, Student Life, Camps Ministries, and Health Services, Lynn Wood Hall Chapel

Wednesday, August 14

7:00 p.m.
University Church and Campus Ministries, Collegedale Church

Thursday, August 15

11:00 a.m.
New Student School/Department Orientation, Individual Schools/Departments

Wednesday, August 21

12:00 p.m.
Transfer Student Luncheon, Presidential Banquet Room

6:00 p.m.
Pre-Med/Pre-Dent/Pre-Pharmacy Majors Orientation, Hickman Science Center Room 1311

Thursday, August 22

12:00 p.m.
Public School/Commuter/Homeschool Student Orientation, Presidential Banquet Room

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

Monday, August 26

6:00 p.m.
New Student School/Department Parties, Individual Schools/Departments

Thursday, August 29

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