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Orientation & Welcome Week

Orientation Details

Welcome to the Fire Family! Here’s what you need to know before your arrival to campus.

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

Get Fire Ready

Fire Ready is the official clearance process at SEU. Remember, you must be Fire Ready to get a check-in appointment.

After arriving on campus on Sunday, head to the Welcome Center to finish the Fire Ready steps that you haven’t yet completed. Remember, you can check your Fire Ready status at any time by logging in to JICS. Refer to the list below for the locations of the departments you need.

  • Register for your classes/Meet with your advisor — Addison 1st Floor
  • Obtain Financial Clearance —  Addison 2nd Floor
  • Submit your official transcripts — Welcome Center, Admission Suite
  • Health Services — Smith Hall (Be sure to submit your health forms via JICS.)
  • If you don’t know your dorm assignment, check in with Housing — Pansler,  U224
  • Sign up for your Fire Card and Meal Plan  — Pansler, U109
  • Vehicle Registration  — Southpointe, F2
  • Please bring your driver’s license, car registration, and proof of insurance.
  • Sign Up for Emergency Text Messages — Visit SEU.edu/safety for instructions.
  • Get your mailbox assignment — Pansler, First Floor: Campus Mailroom

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!

Arrival & Check-In

Sunday, January 8, 2023
1:00 PM–4:00 PM

In order to alleviate some of the traffic and lines, please plan to arrive during your designated check-in time. Remember, you must be Fire Ready to get a check-in appointment.

Check-In Appointments

Students who are Fire Ready will receive an email from our Housing department 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. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at studenthousing@seu.edu.

Arrival & Check-In

Once you arrive to campus, if you know you are “Fire Ready” please proceed to the appropriate residence hall first. All students who are NOT “Fire Ready” must report to the Student Activities Center first.

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 check your SEU email for more information.

Get the Latest Updates

Please remember to continually check your SEU email account for updates. We can’t wait to have you on campus!

Orientation Schedule

Here’s the schedule of everything you need to know for Spring 2023 Welcome Week.

11:30 AM – 1:45 PM | Brunch (Tuscana Ristorante — Optional)

The cost for Sunday’s brunch for all non-students is $10.25 per person.

 

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Arrival & Check In

Check in at the Welcome Center and then go to your residence hall. View residence hall check-in locations here.

 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Parents’ Session (Sciences Building, S107)

Join the student development staff for a time of information and Q&A. This concludes the parents’ portion of the orientation program.

 

5:30 PM | Family Dinner*  (Mi Casa Café)

*Students only. This dinner is for all new students. This is a time to have dinner together and meet the First Year Experience team.

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | All New Students’ Meeting (Sciences Building, S107)

Required for all new students.

 

7:00 PM | The House (Bush Chapel)

Join us as we kick off our semester with chapel at The House!

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Track Your Path (Education Building, A115)

Curious about where all of your classes are located? Bring your class schedule and we’ll fill you in on where to go on your first day.

 

1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM | Academic Program Meetings

Accounting & Finance | Education Building, A206

Business | Education Building, A207

Criminal Justice | Education Building, A115

Education Majors | Johnson Chapel, Bolin Hall

Hospitality, Leadership, Legal & Political Science | Science Building, 107

Humanities | BVE, 226

Marketing | Education Building, A210

Mathematics | Science Building, 122

Ministry (All Majors) | Bush Chapel

Nursing Majors | Science Building, 117

Psychology | BVE, 230

Science | Science Building, 119

Social Work | Education Building, A211

Sports Management & Kinesiology Majors | BVE, 233

Undecided Majors | Education Building, A205

*Visual Art and Graphic Design Majors | BVW, 106

*Communication & Public Relations Majors | BVW, 112

*Broadcasting/Digital Journalism/Media Ministry Majors | BVW, 105

*Film Production Majors | BVE, 203

*All Communications, Graphic Design and Visual Arts majors) please meet in BVW 112 from 1:00–1:30 before heading to your breakout room.

 

5:00 PM | Residence Hall Meetings (New students only — virtual)

 

7:00 PM | Semester’s Eve (Steelman Library Patio)

Put on some flare jeans and grab your lunchables for this Y2K-themed Semester’s Eve! Be transported back to the 2000’s and celebrate the start of the semester with a night of music, free food, and mingling with friends.

First Day Celebration | All Day (El Prado)

Let’s celebrate the beginning of classes together with free snacks and golf cart rides to class!

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Community Chapel (Bush Chapel)

Join us in Bush Chapel as Dr. Ingle shares a message at the first Community Chapel of the semester!

7:00 PM | Men’s Basketball (The Furnace)

Come out and support our men’s basketball team as they battle Florida College!

7:00 PM |  Under the Lights (Kelly Gardens)

Come participate as FYE hosts the annual Under the Lights gathering. As we head into a new semester this is a time to connect with old and new friends! Join us for refreshments and entertainment.

Check-In Locations

Bauer Hall: Bauer Hall Front Lobby
Bethany Hall: Bethany Hall Front Lobby
Buena Vida East: 3rd Floor Lobby
Buena Vida West: 1st Floor Lobby
South Pointe/Buttercup/Valencia: South Pointe Office H6
Buttercup: Buttercup 1013
Aventura Hall: 2nd Floor Lobby
Destino Hall: 2nd Floor Lobby
Esperanza Hall: 2nd Floor Lobby

Saturday Check-In Locations

Aventura Hall: 2nd Floor Lobby
Destino Hall: 2nd Floor Lobby
Esperanza Hall: 2nd Floor Lobby

Commuter Students: 
Check in at Welcome Hub located in the SAC. Please contact commuter@seu.edu for information.

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.

Get Excited

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

*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!

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How to Contact Us

Financial aid: sfs@seu.edu

Housing: studenthousing@seu.edu

Campus Card: campuscard@seu.edu

Admission: admission@seu.edu

Call us at 800.500.8760 for additional help.