New Owl Welcome

Just days prior to the fall semester, Southern welcomes first-year and transfer students to prepare for an exciting new semester. Through critical conversations, engaging programs and spirited social events students will be ready to launch into their first semester at Southern.

Please note that all first-year students are expected to attend New Owl Welcome. Transfer students are not required but are encouraged to participate.

Students walking on campus


Beginning August 17th, New Owl Welcome is a week-long experience! Through intentional online programming, engaging activities, and meaningful social interactions with your peers and Peer Mentors, students will be ready to enter their first semester as new Owls who know how to find success! 
New Owl Welcome will begin virtual programming daily on August 17th. Week long programming will conclude on August 25th with the New Owl Welcome Virtual Finale. All New Owls will conclude the orientation season with this final program! They’ll meet their Peer Mentors and their fellow New Owls in their learning communities, and will be able to win some orientation prizes for the last time! 
More information will be announced for New Owl Virtual Finale by August 21st.

New Owl Welcome: August 17th - 24th
New Owl Welcome Virtual Finale: August 25th 4pm - 7pm
First Day of Classes: August 26th