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Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation

Parent orientation

As a parent of a new student, we understand you may be wondering what life will be like for students on our campus this school year.

Parent orientation will include the following topics:

Student Development - July 10 and July 31, 7:00 PM

July 10 Zoom link: https://southern.zoom.us/j/94048819435
July 31 Zoom link: https://southern.zoom.us/j/92893214584


Find out about life in the residence halls, Student Support Services, student activities, and the enrichment program, which offers worships, convocations, music performances, and cultural programming. The University's Drug and Alcohol Policy and Title IX also will be discussed.


  • Dionne Felix
  • Dennis Negron

July 10, 2023 Recording:

Health and Safety - July 11 and August 1, 7:00 PM

July 11 Zoom link: https://southern.zoom.us/j/93562206025
Aug 1 Zoom link: https://southern.zoom.us/j/95201933241

Learn about the university’s commitment to keeping students healthy and safe. Whether your student isn’t feeling well or needs help jump-starting a dead car battery, caring staff are always ready to help.


  • Candy Wing 
  • Shawn Haas

July 11, 2023 Recording:

Finances - July 12 and August 2, 7:00 PM

July 12 Zoom link: https://southern.zoom.us/j/96605589248
Aug 2 Zoom link: https://southern.zoom.us/j/97487377073

Gain more information on financial planning, payment plans, and meal plans along with student employment options.


  • Kaylie Ackerman
  • Michael Rumsey
July 12, 2023 Recording

Office of Ministry and Missions - July 13 and August 3, 7:00 PM

July 13 Zoom link: https://southern.zoom.us/j/93707876035
Aug 3 Zoom link: https://southern.zoom.us/j/93996764040

Learn about spiritual support resources and spiritual life on campus.


  • Joseph Khabbaz

July 13, 2023 Recording

Please contact us with questions.

Renita Moore, FYE directorRenita Moore
First Year Experience Coordinator

423.236.2575 (Office)
423.236.1782 (Fax)

Additional Information for Parents

Resources to help you navigate Southern alongside your student