Welcome Week processional led by bagpipes player

Welcome Week — New Student Orientation

Welcome Week is SBU’s new student orientation program. Welcome Week 2020 is scheduled for August 14-16.

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 a time to come to campus early, meet other students, have fun, and gain a sense of belonging before the semester begins.

Kailee Knudsen, Welcome Week 2019 Steering Committee Leader
Kailee Knudsen, current SBU student

Welcome Week schedule

Time Event
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Move-In & Registration, SBU Fair
11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. Parent Sessions (choose one to attend)
5 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Meet Your Group (Forum)
Time Event
7 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Business/Community Fair


Talks with Dr. Turner

Talks with Dr. Harris

(Groups will rotate between these sessions)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch (groups will rotate)
2 p.m. Campus Tour / Group Activities
4 p.m. Habitudes
5 p.m. Family Style Dinner
6 p.m. Saturday Night Live
Time Event
8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. Worship
11:30 a.m. Group Picture and Lunch
5 p.m. 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!