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Welcome Week

Welcome Week is one of the most memorable experiences that you’ll have at Southeastern University. This will mark the beginning of your college career and your first steps into, perhaps, the greatest four years of your life. During these couple of days, you will get introduced to campus life, have a chance to get settled into your residence hall, and get to know our Student Development staff who will be guiding you through your journey here.

Fall 2020

Check out this Orientation Guide for all the details you need.

  • Back to SEU

    For our continuously-updated Fall Reopening plans, including health and safety measures, check out our Back to SEU page.

  • Fire Ready

    All of the steps of Fire Ready, official clearance process of SEU, must be completed before you arrive on campus this fall. Get started here.

  • Dorm Checklist

    Not sure what to start shopping for? Here’s a helpful list to get you started.

  • Academic Calendar

    Classes start on September 2! Get the rest of the year’s calendar here. (Choose the Undergraduate Traditional Programs tab.)

  • Student Testing

    We are excited to announce that SEU will offer COVID screening for all residential students prior to their move onto campus. This will be required for all students living in on-campus housing and will provide an extra layer of protection for our students and our community as we begin the start of the semester. This screening will be provided at no additional or out-of-pocket cost to students. Be sure to check your SEU email for specifics on arrival and testing procedures.

Hey, Parents!

We know that while stating college is exciting for you and your student, it can be emotional as well! Our Vice President of Student Development, Dr. Bethany Thomas, has some words of encouragement in this special “Tissues & Issues” video, and shares how we’re encouraging all students to be Healthy Citizens here on campus.

Are you Fire Ready?

Our residence halls will be open for check-in by appointment only Friday, August 28, through Tuesday, September 1, from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Students must be Fire Ready before an appointment time can be assigned.

Arrival & Check-In

It is imperative that you plan your arrival for your designated appointment time so that we can maintain physical distancing and capacity requirements during check-in. We understand that this process is new for everyone, so we wanted to provide you the following important information. 

Remember, you must be Fire Ready to get a check-in appointment.


  • Check-In Appointments

    Students who are Fire Ready will receive an email with a link to set up a check-in appointment. Check in times will be available by dorm, with different dorms checking in on different days.  
    You will be receiving this email about signing up for a check-in appointment from our Housing department. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at studenthousing@seu.edu

  • Student Testing

    We are excited to announce that SEU will offer COVID screening for all residential students prior to their move onto campus. This will be required for all students living in on-campus housing and will provide an extra layer of protection for our students and our community as we begin the start of the semester. This screening will be provided at no additional or out-of-pocket cost to students. Be sure to check your SEU email for specifics on arrival and testing procedures.


  • Once On Campus

    When you arrive on campus for your designated check-in time:
    Students are limited to two guests to assist with moving in. These guests will need to follow CDC face covering protocols and limit their time in the room as much as possible. You will be directed to your Residence Hall to complete your check in and move into your room. (See below for specifics.)


  • Early Arrivals

    Early arrivals are only permitted for designated groups and athletic teams. Students in these predetermined groups will receive specific instructions regarding their check-in. Early arrival check-in days and times will still be by appointment only, please be checking your SEU email for more information soon.

Please remember to continually check your SEU email account and check our Back to SEU web page updates for our return this Fall. We can’t wait to have you back!

Check-In Locations

Bauer Hall: Bauer Hall Front Lobby
Bethany Hall: Bethany Hall Front Lobby
Buena Vida East: 3rd Floor Lobby
Buena Vida West: Mezzanine
Valencia: Valencia D2
Destino Hall: 2nd Floor Lobby
Esperanza Hall: 2nd Floor Lobby
Aventura Hall: 2nd Floor Lobby

Note: Commuter students will have their own drive through check in location. Please contact commuter@seu.edu for information.

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 28 – Tuesday, September 1 

 
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Arrival and Check In (various locations)
4:00 PM Tissues and Issues (Buena Vida Auditorium) – parents only
7:30–9:00 PM Welcome Week Event – by Cohort
Students will receive their mini schedule upon arrival, which will outline their specific event guide for the week!
  • Worship Experience
    Come join us for our very first worship experience of the semester! This will be a time for you and your family to be immersed in the chapel culture here at SEU. We know it will be a powerful night to start off this new season of life.
  • Family Dessert
    Free dessert! Join us as we celebrate the new semester with some yummy dessert, all while getting to know your Student Government and First Year Experience teams.
  • The Power of People
    We want to celebrate our SEU community by displaying the power of people. Our world is currently navigating difficult terrain, but this is not the end of our story. We have the great opportunity to come together and begin to create a new narrative that expresses who we are, what we value, and our belief in Unity. Come out and help us celebrate.
  • The Underground
    Grab your roommate and come make some new friends at the first-ever Underground Food Truck Rally! Join us in the Destino/Esperanza Quad for some outdoor games, music, and of course, free food! You won’t want to miss it!
  • 90s Movie Night
    Put down your Gameboy and come take a blast to the past as we celebrate the start of a new semester. You can grub on your favorite 90s snacks while watching a classic 90s movie that we know won’t disappoint. Oh snap! Don’t miss out on the epic photo op, so make sure you grab your fanny pack and sport your 90s attire so your look is SWEET! Be there or be square! Movie will begin at 7:45 PM.
  • Monday, August 31  

  • Aviation Majors Meeting, 3:30 PM: Aviation majors, please attend this mandatory meeting at the airport classroom — 3131 FlightLine Dr. Suite 307 (off-campus)
  • Tuesday, September 1

    Departmental Meetings & Exams (please see our digital guide for exact locations and times)

  • Wednesday, September 2

    First Day of Classes!

  • 7:30–9:00 PM Welcome Week Event — Battle of the Dorms (All Campus)
    This is your opportunity to represent your new home here on campus. We will be kicking off this year-long competition in an epic fashion! Come out and rep where you live!
  • Thursday, September 3

    Welcome Week Event — The Collective
    We invite you to be a part of our first Collective Chapel of the year! Join us for a time of extended worship moments, intentional prayer movements, and a special word from our Campus Pastors.

  • Friday, September 4
    7:30–9:00 PM Welcome Week Event: The BASH — Prom Edition (The SAC & Bush Chapel)

ATTENTION ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS! Prom hasn’t been cancelled after all! We understand that you were not able to experience your senior prom, so we took it upon ourselves to plan a prom just for you! Come dressed in formal prom apparel, ready to celebrate with the new friends you’ve made and enjoy free food, live music, games, the naming of a prom king and queen, and more!
We hope to see you there!

Fire Card: Student ID

The Southeastern University Fire Card is a key element in experiencing campus life here at Southeastern. The Fire Card is currently used for many functions on campus. The Fire Card is necessary for identification, room access, meal access in the campus restaurant, laundry and printing/copying. The Fire Card can 
also be used as a debit card on campus. Money can be replenished on the Fire Card at any time during the year for purchases made in the café, Portico, the campus bookstore, and select off-campus locations. For more information regarding the functions of the Fire Card, please contact the Campus Card Office at 863.667.5315 or via e-mail at campuscard@seu.edu.