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Welcome Week

Welcome Week processional led by bagpipes player

Welcome Week — New Student Orientation

Welcome Week is SBU’s new student orientation program. Save the date for Welcome Week 2022: August 18-21!

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.

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Welcome Week 2022 Schedule

Time Event
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Move-in & Registration, SBU Fair
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
3 p.m. First Sight - Meet your group (Forum)
Parent Orientation in Pike Auditorium
3:15 p.m. Tell your family goodbye for now
3:30 p.m. Formal processional into Pike Auditorium
4 p.m. Welcome session
4:30 p.m. Group time
5 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Information session
8:30 p.m. Dorm activities
10 p.m. Locamente
Time Event
7-8:45 a.m.


9 a.m. Group time
10 a.m. Chapel
10:40 a.m. Academic Meet and Greet
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Campus tour
3:30 p.m. Group time
4 p.m. Information session
5-6:45 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Black Squirrel Affair
Time Event
8:30-9:45 a.m. Breakfast
10 a.m. The Table
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. B-Town Excursion Rally
1:30-3 p.m.
B-Town Excursion
5-7 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Saturday Night Event
Time Event
9 a.m. Breakfast
10 a.m. Worship
12 p.m. Group Picture and Lunch

What Students Are Saying

"Welcome Week helped me feel like I was already part of a group before classes even started. It helped me see a familiar face even if I didn't know them that well." — Landree Garrison

"My Welcome Week group was basically my first friend group on campus. Having that group to live life with the first semester was incredibly impactful. My leaders reach out to me to this day and communicate with us honestly, which made the whole experience even more impactful." — Addison Palmer

"Welcome Week helped me get comfortable with SBU. It helped me get out of my shell and gave me knowledge about the new clubs I've joined. It showed me that there are people who I can go to if I need help or someone to talk to." — Angela Anderson

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!

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