SEU Traditions & Events

Southeastern University has been around since 1935, so it’s fair to say we have a rich history. To honor that history, we have a wide mix of traditions and events that take place throughout the year. Some are just for fun, some are more serious and some blend a mix of both. If you want to experience the heart of SEU, you won’t want to miss these.


One of our biggest traditions each fall is Homecoming, which brings together current students, faculty and staff with alumni and supporters of the university for a celebration of Southeastern’s heritage. The celebration includes a football game, parade, socials and other athletic events.

Welcome Week

At the start of each semester, there is always a ton of work to do to get everyone moved in, make sure they’re signed up for classes and have as much fun as possible before the first day of class.

The Forum

The National Leadership Forum began in 2007 as an event bringing together top leadership experts and public figures to share the ideal of servant leadership that Christ modeled.

Awards Events

From awards chapels to end-of-the-year celebrations such as 1 Big Night, we love to recognize and honor our students. These events give faculty and staff the opportunity to give thanks and present awards to students who have excelled in leadership roles or simply made significant impacts on our campus.