Welcome Week processional led by bagpipes player

Welcome Week — New Student Orientation

Welcome Week is SBU’s new student orientation program. Welcome Week 2021 is scheduled for August 13-15.

Welcome Week provides a great opportunity for new students, both freshmen and transfer students, to become better acquainted with SBU and with one another. The weekend’s events will help you meet new friends, make the transition academically, and provide opportunities for you to begin thinking about what it means to follow Christ in a collegiate environment.

Welcome Week is free for new student participation. You may choose to purchase a Welcome Week t-shirt for $10. There is a meal served on move-in day, which is free for new students. You may purchase guest meal vouchers for $7 each.

Register for Welcome Week 2021

Welcome Week is designed to make the college transition as smooth as possible! It is an opportunity for you to meet new students and transition academically, all while integrating faith in everything you do!

Morgan Essary, Welcome Week 2021 Steering Committee Leader
Morgan Essary, current SBU student

Welcome Week schedule

Time Event
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Move-in & Registration, SBU Fair
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m. First Sight - Meet your group (Forum)
Parent Orientation in Pike Auditorium
2:45 p.m. Tell your family goodbye for now
3:00 p.m. Formal processional into Pike Auditorium
3:30 p.m. Welcome from interim president
3:45 p.m. Student Life information session
4:15 p.m. Habitudes
5 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Worship and prayer time
8 p.m. Dorm activities
Time Event
7-8:45 a.m.


9 a.m. Habitudes
10 a.m. B-Town Rally
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. B-Town Excursion
12:30-2 p.m. Lunch
3:30 p.m. Information Session with Resident Directors
5 p.m. Dinner at Faculty/Staff Homes
8 p.m. Event TBD
Time Event
9 a.m. Breakfast
10 a.m. Worship
12 p.m. Group picture and lunch
1:30 p.m. Optional campus tours
5 p.m.
Black Squirrel Affair / Pizza Bash

Photo Gallery

Check out these pictures from past Welcome Week events to get a glimpse of all the fun you will have when you come to SBU Welcome Week!