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Orientation details

We’re so excited you’ve decided to join the Fire Family! Check out this page for details on preparing for your arrival to campus.

Before signing up for Fast Track and preparing for Welcome Week, be sure to complete the components in Step 5 of the admission process.

Fast Track Orientation

Want to save time during fall orientation? Get a head start on many of your essential start-of-semester steps during Fast Track Orientation! While Fast Track is not required, it is highly recommended, so that you can jump right into all the excitement of Welcome Week when you arrive. 

Fast Track

Enjoy a day on campus! This in-person event gives you the chance to take care of your checklist while also getting another look at your beautiful new college home.

Join us on campus from 8:30am – 4:30pm on one of the following Fridays:

June 17

June 24

July 8

July 15

If you need to reschedule or cancel your Fast Track registration, please do not complete an additional registration form. Please email Payton Daniele at visit@seu.edu to modify your registration.

More Ways to Prepare

Get Fire Ready

Remember, you must be Fire Ready to get a check-in appointment, and Fast Track is a great way to do that!

Complete Your Virtual Orientation

New to SEU? Before you get to campus, be sure to log in to My Fire to complete your Virtual Orientation. Not only will this step save you time when you get to campus, it will help you feel more prepared when you arrive!

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is one of the most memorable experiences that you’ll have at Southeastern University. This will mark the beginning of your college career and your first steps into, perhaps, the greatest four years of your life. During these couple of days, you will get introduced to campus life, have a chance to get settled into your residence hall, and get to know our Student Development staff who will be guiding you through your journey here.

Check out this recap* from our fall 2021 Welcome Week!

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*Fun fact: This video, produced by the WeAreSEU student marketing team, won a Silver Addy Award from the Polk County chapter of the American Advertising Federation!

Check back later this summer for the orientation guide for everything you need to know!

Arrival & Check-In

January 10–12, 2021

It is imperative that you plan your arrival for your designated appointment time so that we can maintain physical distancing and capacity requirements during check-in. We understand that this process is new for everyone, so we wanted to provide you the following important information.

Remember, you must be Fire Ready to get a check-in appointment.

Check-In Appointments

Students who are Fire Ready will receive an email with a link to set up a check-in appointment. Check in times will be available by dorm, with different dorms checking in on different days. You will be receiving this email about signing up for a check-in appointment from our Housing department. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at studenthousing@seu.edu.

Student Testing

We are excited to announce that SEU will offer COVID screening for all residential students prior to their move onto campus. This will be required for all students living in on-campus housing and will provide an extra layer of protection for our students and our community as we begin the start of the semester. This screening will be provided at no additional or out-of-pocket cost to students. Be sure to check your SEU email for specifics on arrival and testing procedures.

Once on Campus

Students are limited to two guests to assist with moving in. These guests will need to follow CDC face covering protocols and limit their time in the room as much as possible. You will be directed to your Residence Hall to complete your check in and move into your room. (See below for specifics.)

Early Arrivals

Early arrivals are only permitted for designated groups and athletic teams. Students in these predetermined groups will receive specific instructions regarding their check-in. Early arrival check-in days and times will still be by appointment only, please be checking your SEU email for more information.

SEU Email

Please remember to continually check your SEU email account and our Back to SEU web page for updates. We can’t wait to have you back!

New Students: Complete Your Virtual Orientation

New to SEU? Before you get to campus, be sure to log in to My Fire to complete your Virtual Orientation. Not only will this step save you time when you get to campus, it will help you feel more prepared when you arrive!

Check-in Locations

Bauer Hall: Bauer Hall Front Lobby
Bethany Hall: Bethany Hall Front Lobby
Buena Vida East: 3rd Floor Lobby
Buena Vida West: Mezzanine
Valencia: Valencia D2
Destino Hall: 2nd Floor Lobby
Esperanza Hall: 2nd Floor Lobby
Aventura Hall: 2nd Floor Lobby

Note: Commuter students will have their own drive through check in location. Please contact commuter@seu.edu for information.

How to Contact Us

Admission: admission@seu.edu

Financial aid: sfs@seu.edu

Housing: studenthousing@seu.edu

Campus Card: campuscard@seu.edu

Coronavirus questions: covid@seu.edu

Need to Talk to Someone?

Call us at 800.500.8760 for additional help.

Tissues & Issues

Saturday  |  Aug. 21  |  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Buena Vida Auditorium 

Parents do not want to miss this session with the
Vice President for Student Development, Dr. Bethany
Thomas. She will walk you through the values and
culture of the Southeastern Community. This will also
be a time to ask questions to members of our Student
Development staff. 

Not sure what else you need to know before arriving on campus?

Head over to our Fire Up page to make sure you’re in the know!