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Welcome Week at SBU

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions regarding Welcome Week?
Email or call Student Life at 800-526-5859 or 417-328-1828.

When is Welcome Week?

Welcome Week 2015 will begin on Thursday, August 20. It will run through Sunday, August 23 and classes will begin on Monday, August 24.

Who's in charge?
Winter Welcome is planned by a Steering Committee made up of SBU students and advised by the Director of Student Activities. 

  • Student Director
  • Community Connections Chair
  • Servant Leaders Connections Chair
  • Campus Connections Chair
  • Media Connections Chair
  • Director of Student Activities (Advisor)
    Office: (417) 328-1828 | Email:

What will happen when I arrive?
Each student will be required to check-in at the Meyer Wellness Center. Students will be able to check-in starting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 20.  During registration, you will receive your meal tickets and schedule. We will let you know where to go from there. 

Residence halls will open at 8:00 a.m. for you to begin moving in to your room.  If you do not know your housing assignment or if you need help finding your residence hall, you may stop by the Wellness Center for assistance.    

Lunch will be served in the cafeteria (family members must have a meal ticket, new SBU students eat for free) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

What do I need to bring?
Welcome Week: You will receive a planner, name tag and meal ticket during registration which will be all you need for the weekend.
College Life:  We have listed some of the basics.  For a more detailed list of recommendations as well as information concerning prohibited items, see the Housing/Residence Life FAQ.

  • Clothes for hot and cold weather (Midwest weather can be tricky!)
  • Toiletries
  • Bathroom Linens
  • Bedding (sheets, comforter, pillow, pillow case, etc.)
  • Laundry supplies (detergent, dryer sheets, quarters, etc.)
  • Pictures of your friends and family
  • Computer
  • Other essential items

Who can attend?
Any college student who is new to SBU. This includes freshmen and transfer students.

How much does it cost to eat lunch on Move In Day?
Move In Day Dinner is a meal option provided for you and your family. Incoming students eat for free and additional tickets (for friends and family) are $6.00 each.  This meal takes place in the cafeteria and lasts about 1 hour. You and your family may come whenever it is convenient.