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Summer Orientation Schedule—July 27-Aug. 28, 2014

Attendance is required at all applicable events.



Sunday, July 27

9 a.m. - 10


Parent Orientation, Lynn Wood Hall

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.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Parent Open House, Campus

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Enrollment Activities, Wright Hall

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. Please note that you are required to present photo ID when you pick up your student ID card.

7 p.m.

Welcome Party, Iles P.E. Center

An icebreaker and kickoff to a great year!

Monday, July 28

7 p.m.

Thacher Hall Orientation, Thatcher Hall Chapel

(Thatcher Dorm residents only)
An opportunity to worship with fellow students and with your deans.

10 p.m.

Talge Hall Orientation, Talge Hall Chapel

(Talge Dorm residents only)
An opportunity to worship with fellow students and with your deans.

Wednesday, July 30

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Public High School Orientation, Presidential Banquet Room

Thursday, July 31

11 a.m.

You're In College Now, Thatcher Hall Chapel

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Home School Orientation, Presidential Banquet Room

Monday, August 4

7 p.m.

Student Services, Thatcher Hall Chapel

Campus Ministries, Career Advising, Counseling, Disability Support, Student Life, and Tutoring - 
Come and learn what we offer to support our students.

Tuesday, August 5

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

New Community Student Orientation, Presidential Banquet Room

An orientation for students who will not be living in the Residence Halls.

Thursday, August 7

11 a.m.

Academic Support, Thatcher Hall Chapel

Presentations on Academic Success, Academic Technology, Info Systems, McKee library.

Monday, August 11

7 p.m.

Campus Safety, Thatcher Hall Chapel

Thursday, August 14

11 a.m.

Enrollment Services, Thatcher Hall Chapel

Campus employment, financial aid tips, and meal plans, come and learn the answers to commonly asked questions.

Wednesday, August 20

5 p.m.

Dinner with your Mentor, Dining Hall


7 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt & Ice Cream Social, Dining Hall

Thursday, August 21

11 a.m.

Major/Minor Fair, Iles P.E. Center

Each department on campus will have a display of the programs that they offer. Come and discover firsthand all of the majors and minors that Southern offers. Professors will be there to provide information and to answer questions.

1:30 p.m.

Academic School Department Orientation and Advising, Individual Schools/Departments

3:30 p.m.

Secondary Education Major Orientation, Summerour Hall

4 p.m.

Pre-Med & Pre-Dent Major Orientation, Hickman Science Center Room 1311

This is the place to be if you're planning on being pre-med or pre-dent. Come and learn what you need to know and how to get there.

Friday, August 22

8 a.m.

Freshman Community Service, Iles P.E. Center

Your first college class. You will meet with your professor, mentor, and classmates. Attendance is required of all registered freshmen.

Sunday, August 24

4:30 p.m.

Organization Showcase, Iles P.E. Center

The ultimate stuff-to-do extravaganza. Here’s where you can see what your options are for getting involved on campus—in clubs, student organizations, music groups, department activities, the Southern Scholars—you name it. Supper will be available for purchase.

Thursday, August 28

11 a.m.

President's New Student Dedication, Collegedale Church

7 p.m.

Academic Schools/Departments Welcome Parties, Individual Schools/Departments

An opportunity for fellowship with the professors and other students in your academic department. Take this time to socialize with your professors and peers outside of class.


Attendance is required at all applicable events.