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

New Owl Welcome 2021 Dates

    
Monday, August 23rd,

New Student Move-in Day (New First-Year Students and Transfer Students)

This exciting day begins with students moving into their new homes! In the evening, celebrate the start of this journey! The Office of Residence Life will share information regarding move-in times and process.

 

Tuesday, August 24th

All First-Year Students (Required)
Time: Tentatively 9am to 5pm

While the times are still being finalized, all first-year students (resident and commuter) will spend the day learning how to be a successful Owl in their first semester in beyond.
     
Sophomore Move-In (Strongly Encouraged)
Times TBD

Students returning to Southern for their 2nd year will be moving in to their Residence Halls! The evening will bring a fun celebration and social.

  

Wednesday, August 25th

All First-Year Students (Required)
Time: Tentatively 9am to 5pm

While the times are still being finalized, all first-year students (resident and commuter) will spend the day learning how to be a successful Owl in their first semester in beyond.
    
All Sophomores- Resident and Commuter (Strongly Encouraged)
Time: Tentatively 9am- 5pm

This fun-filled day will include the opportunity to meet new people, learn about opportunities for involvement, and get a jumpstart on your 2nd year.

     

Thursday, August 26th
First Day of Classes