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Orientation & Welcome Week

Register for Early Orientation

Welcome to the Fire Family! Here’s everything you need to know about SEU Early Orientation.

Be sure to complete the components in Step 5 of the admission process before you register!

So that you can save time during fall orientation, we offer Early Orientation events every summer, designed to help you get a head start on many of your essential start-of-semester steps.

While Early Orientation is not required, it is highly recommended, so that you can jump right into all the excitement of Welcome Week when you arrive.

About Early Orientation
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 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on one of the following Fridays: April 19, May 17, June 14, or July 19.

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

While you’re here, you can…

Orientation Details

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

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

Are You 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, 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 MyPortal (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 MyPortal (JICS)). Get details here.
  • 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? Complete your virtual orientation before classes begin to help you feel more prepared for the new semester.
 
Campus-based Students: Follow this link to get started.
Online Students: Follow this link to get started.
Partner Site Students: Follow this link to get started.

Arrival & Check-In

August 16 & 17, 2024
9:00 AM–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. 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 complete the Fire Ready Steps before being able to check in.

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!

Student Orientation Schedule

Here’s the schedule of everything you need to know for Spring 2024 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 | Prayer & Worship Night (Bush Chapel)
Join us as we kick off our semester with prayer and worship.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | FYE Expo (Education Building, A115)
This session will introduce you to  the First Year Experience (FYE) team and let you know all the ways you can get involved this semester!

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.

Academic Program Meetings

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Humanities | 
E228
Psychology | E230
Criminal Justice | Education Building, A115

1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM
Accounting & Finance | Education Building A206
Business | A207
Education Majors | Johnson Chapel
Hospitality, Leadership, Legal & Political Science | Sciences 107
Marketing | Education Building A210
Mathematics | Sciences 122
Ministry (All Majors) | Bush Chapel
Music | Choral Rehearsal Hall
Nursing Majors | Sciences 117
Science | Sciences 119
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 Majors (Digital Journalism, Public Relations, Communication, Film Production, Media Ministry, and Broadcasting) and Visual Arts Majors (Graphic Design and Visual Arts) please meet in BVW 112 from 1:00–1:30 before heading to your breakout room.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Social Work |
Education Building A211

5:00 PM | Residence Hall Meetings (Buena Vida Auditorium)
Required for all NEW students

7:00 PM | Semester’s Eve (Steelman Library Patio)
Come kick off the semester with the joy of color! Bring your friends for an immersive experience with music, food, and fun before we start back to classes.

All Day | First Day Celebration (El Prado)
Let’s celebrate the beginning of classes together with free snacks and golf cart rides to class!

5:30 PM | Men’s & Women’s Basketball Double Header (The Furnace)
Come our and support our men’s and women’s basketball teams!

7:00 PM | SEU Social Trivia Night (Bush Chapel) 

7:00 PM |  The Bash (Kelly Gardens)

Get your kicks on and come hang out with us at the Bash! As we cruise into a new semester, this is a time to connect with old friends and make some new ones! Join us for a route 66 themed event. 

7:00 PM |  Winter Jam (Yuengling Center)

Student Orientation Schedule

Here’s the schedule of everything you need to know for Fall 2023 Welcome Week.
Parents click here.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Move In 
All Campus Residence Halls

7:00 PM
Welcome Week Event #1

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Move In 

All Campus Residence Halls

3:00 PM
Tissues & Issues

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 SEU Community. This will also be a time to ask questions to members of our Student Development staff.

7:00 PM
Welcome Week Event #2

10:00 AM
FALL CON Session #1:  Sunday Service
The Furnace
All new students and guests are invited to worship with us and hear a special start of semester message from SEU President Dr. Kent Ingle.

7:00 PM
FALL CON: Session 2 – Worship Night
The Furnace

10:00 AM
FALL CON: Session 3 – Word of the Year Chapel
The Furnace

2:00 PM | FYE Expo
Bush Chapel
Join our First Year Experience team as they welcome you to campus and give you the inside scoop on what you can expect as a first-year student at SEU!

3:00 PM | Track Your Path
Bush Chapel
Our campus can get a little confusing until you know your way around, so join us on this campus tour of your classrooms.

7:00 PM
FALL CON: Session 4 – The House

The Furnace
Join us for our first “The House” chapel service of the semester!

10:00 AM | All New Student Meeting
Bush Chapel
Required for ALL students

11:00 AM  –  2:00 PM | Departmental Meetings
Various Locations

TimeLocationDepartmental Meetings/Exams
11:00 AM – 11:45 AMBV AuditoriumALL majors in the Communication, Arts, and Technology
11:00 AM – 11:45 AMS107Hospitality, Organizational Leadership, Legal Majors
11:00 AM – 11:45 AMA205Accounting & Finance Majors
11:00 AM – 11:45 AMA207General, Management & International Business Majors
11:00 AM – 11:45 AMA210Marketing Majors
11:00 AM – 11:45 AMBUSHBCMT Majors
11:00 AM – 11:45 AMA211Social Work Majors
11:00 AM – 11:45 AMA115Criminal Justice Majors
11:00 AM – 11:45 AMA204Undeclared Major
11:00 AM – 11:45 AME228Department of Humanities Majors Includes: Historical and Literary Studies, Creative Writing, General Studies
11:00 AM – 11:45 AME230Psychology
11:00 AM – 11:45 AME203Kinesiology Majors
11:00 AM – 11:45 AMBV149Music Education Majors
11:00 AM – 11:45 AMS122Sports Management Majors
11:00 AM – 11:45 AMA206Education Majors
11:00 AM – 12:30 PMS119 & S120BS Biology, Biochemistry and CSDS
11:00 AM – 12:30 PMS121Communication Sciences and Disorders
   
12:00 PM – 12:30 PMStudioCommunication: Broadcasting & Digital Production, Communication: Sports Media, and Communication: Multimedia Journalism
12:00 PM – 12:30 PME203Visual Arts, Graphic Design, and Digital Design & Production (all 3 tracks, including digital design, front-end development, and back-end development)
12:00 PM – 12:30 PMA115Film Production major
12:00 PM – 12:30 PMBV AuditoriumCommunication: Public Relations and Communication: Human Communication majors
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMS107Nursing Majors
   
12:30 PM – 1:30 PMS122Math
   
1:00 PM – 2:00 PMA211Social Work/Criminal Justice (double major)
1:00 PM – 1:45 PMBV 149Commercial Music Majors
   
2:00 – 2:45 PMChoral Rehearsal HallWorship Studies Majors
3:00 – 3:45 PMChoral Rehearsal HallBA in Music Majors
4:00 – 6:00 PMBV 149All School of Music (BA Music, Music Ed, Commercial Music, Worship Studies, Music Performance, Music Business, & Church Music) 
Monday, 8/21 4 pm to 6 pmA206Aviation

6:00 PM | Commuter Orientation
Johnson Chapel
Open to all freshman, transfer, or first-time commuter students! You will not want to miss this opportunity to get to know your commuter life team, connect with fellow commuter students and enjoy some free food. Can’t wait to see you there!

7:00 PM 
Welcome Week Event #6

10:00 AM 
Welcome Week Event #7
El Prado

6:30 PM & 7:15 PM
Welcome Week Event #8
Bush Chapel

9:00 AM
Community Chapel
Bush Chapel

7:00 PM 
Welcome Week Event #9
The Quad

7:00 PM
Welcome Week Event #10
Student Activities Center (SAC)

Parent Orientation Schedule

Welcome to the Fire Family! Check out these events and resources to help you throughout the weekend.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Move In 
All Campus Residence Halls
Move-in is by appointment for students who are Fire Ready.

7:00 PM
Welcome Week Event #1
Bush Chapel

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Move In 
All Campus Residence Halls
Move-in is by appointment for students who are Fire Ready.

3:00 PM
Tissues & Issues

Buena Vida Auditorium
Parents, don’t miss this session with the Vice President of Student Development, Dr. Bethany Thomas. She will walk you through the values and culture of the SEU Community, followed by Q&A with our Student Development staff.

10:00 AM
FALL CON Session #1: Sunday Service
The Furnace
All new students and guests are invited to worship with us and hear a special start of semester message from SEU President Dr. Kent Ingle.

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/Valencia/Buttercup: South Pointe Office H6

Check-In Locations

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

Commuter Students: 
Check in at the Commuter Lounge in Mod 8. 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.