What's Up at Southeastern

What's Up at Southeastern is a biweekly newsletter sent to all students with information on upcoming events, experiences and opportunities on campus. You may submit content for consideration for inclusion in an upcoming issue. See the Submission Guidelines.

This  edition of What's Up covers events from August 14 to 25, 2019.

If this email doesn't show up correctly, view it in your browser here.

Featured Events

Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Hey Lions! Welcome Week has plenty of ways for you to get your semester started off with a ROAR! New and returning Lions are invited to enjoy this week of activities - a campus tradition. Welcome Week is all about meeting new people and trying new things as you make Southeastern your home away from home. Click the link below to see all the exciting activities for the week.

Welcome Week Schedule >
Paint Party

Paint Party

Monday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 pm

Lee Field 

Southeastern will show its true colors at this paint party. Resident students: Meet with your RA in the lobby before this colorful event. Commuter students: report to Lee Field. Lee Field is across from the tennis courts between Louisiana Hall and St. Tammany Hall. 

Block Party

Block Party

Friday, Aug. 23 at 6:30 pm

SGA Drive (Rain location: Parking Garage )

 It’s Lit! Celebrate the first Friday of the semester with a Student Organization Browse, Greek Showcase & a food truck rally where students can use their earned truck bucks or purchase food with cash.

Academic Notices

Fee Payment Deadline

Friday, August 16 at 12:30 pm

Schedule Adjustment Dates

Sunday, August 18 - Tuesday, August 20

Drop/Add Period

Wednesday, August 21 - Thursday, August 22

Final Fee Payment Deadline

Friday, August 23 at 12:30 pm

Full Academic Calendar


We look forward to welcoming you back to Southeastern as the Fall 2019 semester starts on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Many of our departments have extended hours at the beginning of the semester for your convenience:  Learn More >

Upcoming Events

Move In mane-ia

Move In Mane-ia

Sunday, Aug. 18, 9 am - 2:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom


Meet your Resident Assistant, receive your keys, and move into your new home! Cool down during move in with Relax at the Rec with drinks, tours and more.

Aloha Dinner

Mane Dish Aloha Dinner

Sunday, Aug. 18, 4 - 6 pm

Student Union 2nd Floor 


Enjoy a delicious dinner in our Mane Dish Dining Center before the students say goodbye to their parents/guardians. Snap a memorable family photo before you part ways.

Late night

Late Night at the Rec

Sunday, Aug. 18, 7 - 9 pm

Pennington Student Activity Center


After a long day of moving in, come get to know other residents with an evening of fun and games, like Grocery Bingo, to stock your room with snacks!

Prepare for Success

Prepare for Success Seminars

Monday-Tuesday, Aug 19 - 20 


These seminars provide our new freshman students with the tools and resources needed to have a successful first year!  Participants will meet fellow students and Southeastern staff, learn to navigate campus, get the opportunity to meet college administrators, and get a "Class of 2023" T-shirt!

Taking care of business

Taking Care of Business

Monday, Aug. 19, 7:30 - 5 pm

Get your textbooks, settle any financial business, and get a parking pass today. You can also “Gear Up” at the University Bookstore.

Lion Traxx

"Oops I Forgot" Trip to Hammond Square Mall

Monday, Aug. 19, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Pride Hall

Forgot a few essential items? Ride the Southeastern Lion Traxx Shuttles to Hammond Square Mall. Pickup will take place by the Housing Office at Pride Hall starting at 10 am.

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam 

Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 pm

Strawberry Stadium

Join us for the annual back-to-school pep rally for the 2019-2020 year! Learn game day traditions, enjoy free food and snag a game day t-shirt before the season starts. Sponsored by Olive Garden. (Rain location: Parking Garage)

Blue & You

Blue & You: Cool Off with Cops

Aug. 21-22, 7:30 - 11 am

Student Union Quad

As you hurry off to class in the heat, take a moment to grab a bottle of water, cool off and get to know a few of the members of our University Police Department.

Just Ask

Just Ask Me Tents

Aug. 21-22, 7:30 - 11 am

Find us Campus Wide 


University faculty, staff, student leaders, and other volunteers will be around campus the first two days of school to answer questions you may have. Maps and other resources are also provided.

Viva la Vitals

Viva la Vitals

Aug. 21-22, 7:30-11 am

Student Union


Check your vitals and get information about our Campus Rec and Health Center as you kick off your semester.

Info fair

Information Fair

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 11 am - 2 pm

Student Union Quad


Stop by the Information Fair to learn about the services, organizations, and opportunities available on campus. Departments and Organizations will be on hand to answer your questions about getting involved! 

Roller Rave

CAB Roller Rave

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 4 - 7 pm

Student Union Ballroom


The Campus Activities Board brings you fun throwback roller glow rave for all to enjoy!

Faith Fest

Faith Fest

Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 6 pm

Spruce & Dakota St between St. Albert Catholic Student Center & Baptist Collegiate Ministry


Southeastern’s religious organizations invite you to Faith Fest street festival with free food prepared by the Everdeeper College Ministry, the Catholic Student Association, and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, with sweet treats provided by the Wesley Foundation and Presbyterian Campus Ministry. Live music by Casey Saba.

Safe Campus

Safe Campus

The Safe Campus website is designed to give you information and resources on topics related to student safety. General campus safey, hazing,  and mental health are just a few of the topics covered on the Safe Campus page. 

Read More >


Ring Event

Southeastern Ring Event

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 10 am - 3 pm
Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 26-27, 10 am - 3 pm

University Bookstore


Students with over 90 credit hours, celebrate your academic achievement by joining your fellow students and alumni in wearing the Southeastern Louisiana University ring. It’s your turn to be a part of the tradition. Place your order by visiting balfour.com/southeastern. You can also visit the Bookstore to see the Official Ring on display before you buy.

City Sampler

CAB City Sampler

Thursday, Aug. 21, 10 am - 2 pm

Student Union Mall


Local businesses will be distributing free food, giveaways, and coupons.


Lion Pawlooza at Hot August Night

Friday, Aug. 23 starting at 5:30 pm

Cate Street, Downtown Hammond


The fun kicks off at 5:30 pm with a parade from Columbia Theatre to the DDD’s Main Stage where the annual athletics’ kick-off will be held. The pep rally will feature Southeastern Athletics coaches, football team, Spirit of the Southland Marching band, Southeastern cheerleaders, Lionette dance team and Roomie the Lion. Fans will have the opportunity to receive autographs from members of the 2019 Lion Football and Volleyball team. There will also be giveaways! 

Soccer Weekend

Soccer Opening Weekend

Friday, Aug. 23 & Sunday, Aug. 25

Strawberry Stadium


Join us Friday at 7 pm in Strawberry Stadium after the Downtown Hammond community pep rally, Lionpawlooza. Bring your green and gold spirit to cheer the Lions on to a victory over Louisiana Tech. Check out the Lady Lions on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 5 pm as they face ULM in Strawberry Stadium.


Volleyball Green & Gold Match

Saturday, Aug. 24 at 2:30 pm

University Center 


Pick your side: green or gold - either way, you’re a Lion! Come to the University Center to get an exclusive view of your 2019 Lady Lion Volleyball team at their annual Green and Gold match.

Part Time Job Fair

Save the Date: Part-Time Job Fair

Thursday, Aug. 29, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Student Union Breezeway


Each year over 40 employers set up in the Student Union to recruit for our Fall Part-Time Job Fair. We encourage any student interested in a part-time job or internship to stop by and network with employers between classes.

Read More >

University Counseling Center Support & Recovery Groups  - Fall 2019

Resident Assistant Support Group - comfort, advice, and encouragement among the RAs 

Overcoming Anxiety Support Group - exploring how and why anxiety affects us and how to instill healthy change

Check Your Baggage Support Group - examines the influence of the family on self esteem and relationships

Here and Queer Support Group - explores issues that impact Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Pansexual students.

Refuge Recovery - grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for the addiction recovery process. 

SMART Recovery - science-based addiction support group where we learn self-empowering skills and support each other in our recovery. 

SMART Recovery Family & Friends - provides significant others the tools they need to effectively support their loved one, without supporting the addictive behavior. 

Southeastern Recovery Night -  fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem, and help others in their struggle with addiction.

More detailed information including meeting dates and times

Safety Tip

Southeastern uses an emergency alert messaging system in the case of an emergency. All student, faculty and staff email accounts are pre-registered with the system, but you must sign up to receive emergency alert text messages and voice calls on your cell phone. Sign up now.



Mane Experience

The Mane Experience helps you find your roar during your first year as a Lion.

The Lion's Roar Newspaper

The Lion's Roar student newspaper keeps our Southeastern student body in the know.

Safe Campus

Be proactive about your personal safety. Visit SafeCampus for information and procedures to keep our campus community safe.