Welcome Week


Join us for a Southeastern Welcome Week Experience coordinated by the Division of Student Affairs. Welcome Week provides new and returning Southeastern students with various programming and information to assist them in making Southeastern their home away from home. Students have the opportunity to get to know each other and the campus while becoming comfortable with campus life. Welcome Week activities promote the development of the whole student and aid in retention and progression.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13TH


Move-In Mania
9:00 am - 2:30 pm; Student Union Ballroom

Students are greeted by the campus community, meet their Resident Assistant, receive their keys, and move into their new home!

Move-in Mania




Dinner in the Mane Dish
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Student Union 2nd Floor

Meal Plans start Sunday, August 13th with Dinner in the Mane Dish. We invite our resident students to enjoy their first meal as a Lion! Family members are encouraged to join their student at the Mane Dish for a delicious meal and to wish their student well as his or her life as a Lion begins!

Lion Craze

Lion Craze
7:00 pm; Pennington Center

Learn about Southeastern traditions and participate in Playfair, a high-energy, extreme socializing event. Resident students will meet with your RA in lobby for 6:45 pm. Commuter students meet at the Pennington.

MONDAY, AUGUST 14TH


Taking Care of Business

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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

 

A-Mane-zing Race

A-Mane-zing Race

All Day

Look for ways to #FindYourRoar! Follow Dr. Eric Summers (@drericsummers) on Twitter and Instagram for clues and more information beginning Monday, August 14th. Participants will have the opportunity to earn "Truck Bucks" for the food truck rally being held during the Welcome Week Block Party Friday, August 18.

Oops, I Forgot

 

"Oops, I Forgot"
10:00 am - 12:30 pm; Trip to Hammond Square Mall

Are you all moved into University Housing and realized you forget a few essential items? Ride Southeastern’s Lion Traxx Shuttles to the Hammond Square Mall. Pickup will take place by the Housing Office at Pride Hall starting at 10:00 am.

 
 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15TH


A-Mane-zing Race

A-Mane-zing Race

All Day

Look for ways to #FindYourRoar! Follow Dr. Eric Summers (@drericsummers) on Twitter and Instagram for clues and more information beginning Monday, August 14th. Participants will have the opportunity to earn "Truck Bucks" for the food truck rally being held during the Welcome Week Block Party Friday, August 18.

 

 

 

Freshman Success Day

2:30 pm - 5:15 pm; University Center

Freshman success day is the official kick-off of your freshman year. Here you will get to meet other students and staff, celebrate the start of the academic year, and get motivated and inspired to start your first day! Full Schedule

Strawberry Jam
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm; Pennington Center

Get ready for football, volleyball, and soccer seasons with Southeastern Athletics at Cook Field. Come to Strawberry Jam and Lion Up with the SLU Cheerleaders, Lionettes, Spirit of the Southland Marching Band and your Southeastern student-athletes! Join in for Lion Traditions and to kick off the school year with free food and music while supplies lasts.

Strawberry Jam

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16TH


A-Mane-zing Race

A-Mane-zing Race

All Day

Look for ways to #FindYourRoar! Follow Dr. Eric Summers (@drericsummers) on Twitter and Instagram for clues and more information beginning Monday, August 14th. Participants will have the opportunity to earn "Truck Bucks" for the food truck rally being held during the Welcome Week Block Party Friday, August 18.

 

"Just Ask Me" Tents
7:30 am - 11:00 am; Pennington and Student Union Quad

The DSA Leadership Ambassadors will be on the Student Union Quad the first two days of school to answer the questions you may have. Maps and other resources are also provided.


Blue and You

Blue and You
9:00 am - 11:00 am; Outside Pennington

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 with members of our University Police Department. They are on campus not only for your protection, but for your well-being.

 


Get the Scoop
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Student Union Quad

Stop by the Departmental Information Fair to learn about services and opportunities available on campus. Departments will be on hand to answer your questions about getting involved! Get the scoop of information and beat the heat with a snowball.

 

Cab After Dark

 
CAB After Dark
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Student Union Mall

Join the fun as we celebrate the start of the school year. The Campus Activities Board brings you fun activities including a live DJ dance party, games, and food.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17TH


A-Mane-zing Race

A-Mane-zing Race

All Day

Look for ways to #FindYourRoar! Follow Dr. Eric Summers (@drericsummers) on Twitter and Instagram for clues and more information beginning Monday, August 14th. Participants will have the opportunity to earn "Truck Bucks" for the food truck rally being held during the Welcome Week Block Party Friday, August 18.

 

"Just Ask Me" Tents
7:30 am - 11:00 am; Pennington and Student Union Quad

The DSA Leadership Ambassadors will be on the Student Union Quad the first two days of school to answer the questions you may have. Maps and other resources are also provided.


CAB City Sampler
10:00 am - 2:00 pm; Student Union Mall

Area businesses will be giving away free food, giveaways, and coupons. If you are new to the Hammond area, just want to find out what all the great businesses have to offer, or just like free stuff, this is your event.

City Sampler

Slide Into the Rec

Slide Into the Rec
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Outside the Pennington Center

Beat the heat with water slides! Join the fun as the Department of Rec Sports & Wellness brings you an inflatable slip-N-slide and water slide! Waters will be given out to keep you hydrated. Information about intramural sports and group fitness classes will be available so you can stay active at the Rec all semester long!

 

Paint Party

 

Paint Party
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.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18TH


 Block Party

Welcome Week Block Party
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the Welcome Week Block Party sponsored by Student Government Association, Office for Student Engagement, and University Housing. Meet us on SGA Drive for a food, music, and entertainment. There will be a Greek showcase hosted by a surprise celebrity guest and a food truck rally where students can use their earned truck bucks or purchase food directly with cash.

 


Team UP!
12:30 pm; Student Union Mall

Come join us at 12:30 to help your Southeastern athletic teams prepare their athletic facilities for the upcoming season. Students will perform a few hours of community service with players from the baseball, golf, tennis, track and men’s basketball team. Sign up here: Team UP! Community Service.

Team Up