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Orientation Schedule

Schedule for Spring Orientation January 9 - 11, 2021

Saturday, January 9

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Residence Hall Check-in for Cleared Students
Various Residence Halls
Residence Life Staff will be on hand in your residence halls to help you get checked in and oriented to your living area. You must be cleared first before you can move in.  If you have tasks that still need to be completed before you move in you will need to do so at Orientation Registration before moving in.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Orientation Registration
Campus Life Center - 2nd floor
Come and take care of any outstanding business needs in one place. There will be tables throughout the second floor, including the TRiO area, for you to take care of billing questions, Financial Aid, Student ID, login information, housing information, or any other general question that you need to have answered as you begin your new journey here at SWU.  This is also where you will register for New Student Orientation and get your final agenda for the weekend. We’ll be expecting you! 

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Passing the Mantle
There will be a catered lunch where you can get something to eat with other parents and students who are new to our community as well as hear about some great resources on campus. This will be concluded with a special SWU tradition called Passing the Mantle which involves both parents and students. This will serve as the conclusion of the parent part of orientation.  

2:00 p.m. Free Time
This is a time to finish setting up your room or taking care of other things on campus.  There will be board games available down in Blue Hill as well as snacks.  

5:00 p.m. Dinner
Dining Commons

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. New and Returning Student Meet & Greet
Blue Hill Coffee & Tea Co.
Come have some coffee, play some board games, and get to know some new friends. 

Sunday, January 10 

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Dining Commons

10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Attend a Local Church
Various Locations
We encourage you to visit one of our many local churches to find a church home. Representatives from several churches will meet you at the flagpoles and provide transportation. Consult the list of churches for service times and transportation in your orientation packet.  

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sunday Brunch
Dining Commons  

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Various Community Activities hosted by Residence Life
There will be various activities hosted by Res. Life to get you out into the local community.  This event is for all new students. Come to the lobby of Joiner Hilson to sign up for an excursion in the local community.   

5:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. Dinner
Dining Commons

6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Student Activities Event
Joiner-Hilson Complex Lobby
Come and meet returning students as we gather for an event in Joiner Hillson residence hall.    

Monday, January 11

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
Dining Commons

9:30 a.m. Preparing for Academic Success at SWU
Newby 116
Come get your log-in for all things “SWU.”  In this workshop you will log into MySWU and go for a tour.  You will also find out about how to check your SWU email, navigate Canvas (find out where your syllabi are located) and Papercut, and download the Chapel Attendance App.   You will be led in this session by our Provost Dr. April White Pugh.  

11:00 a.m. Advising by Division 
Non-Specified Students: Newby 115 
Benson School of Business: Newby 117 
School of Education: Newby 118 
College of Arts and Sciences: Newby  120  

11:30 am - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Dining Commons

1 p.m. Campus Tour
This tour is especially designed to help you find your classes at SWU.  A member of our Admissions staff will meet you at Fountain Square and take you on a guided tour, highlighting where your classes will be held. 

1:30 pm Benson School of Business Inbound Assessment
Newby 116

6 p.m. Dinner
Dining Commons

7 p.m. College Football National Championship Watch Party
Joiner-Hilson Lobby
Snacks will be provided!

After orientation concludes, join Student Life for a Week of Welcome (WOW)!

Tuesday, January 12

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Mandatory Residence Hall Meeting
Your Residence Hall Lobby
Residence Life staff will meet with you to help you get acclimated and to answer questions about your living area.  It is very important that ALL resident students attend this hall meeting. 

Thursday, January 14

8:00 p.m. Family Feud Trivia Night
Blue Hill Coffee & Tea Co.
Come join friends in a hilarious and fun trivia night and win prizes. 

Saturday, January 16

7:00 p.m. SWU vs. Erskine Basketball Watch Party
Blue Hill Coffee & Tea Co.
Come support our Warriors in conference play!