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Student Life

Academics are our highest priority, it’s true. But we’re not all about textbooks and research labs. There’s plenty to do outside the classroom! From an annual music festival to renowned lecturers to Opera Theatre; Zumba class to Ultimate Frisbee games to Thursday Chapel; Greek life to varsity athletics to community outreach, there’s something for everyone at Southwestern.

Explore the departments within Student Life

Athletics   Career Services Counseling Services
Diversity Education Health Services Intramural & Recreational Activities (SIRA)
Residence Life   Student Activities SUPD (Police Department)

Other Helpful Links around campus

Academic Success & Records  Civic Engagement
Information Technology (ITS) Sodexo (Dining)
Spiritual & Religious Life  
For more information or questions, please call (512) 863-1624.


April 22nd, 2014

  • Image preview 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Leadership Development Series: Outstanding! How to Make Your Organization Exceptional
    Every day outstanding organizations do things and promote standards that ensure they will be successful.  People in these organizations hold values and take actions that are not always easy or obvious, but that are fundamentally powerful.  Come learn the principles and behaviors that distinguish such organizations from the pack, and learn how to integrate them in to your organization.

April 26th, 2014

  • Image preview 8:00pm: Cinematic Saturday: “The Hobbit- The Desolation of Smaug”
    Cinematic Saturday presents The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug.  The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. As always, free popcorn will be served.

April 30th, 2014

  • Image preview 6:00pm: Sustainability Symposium
    2014 Environmental Studies Capstone class presentation on the past, present, and future of sustainability at Southwestern University.  This presentation will highlight the significance of environmental, social, and economic sustainability at institutions of higher education, with a focus on Southwestern’s role as a campus and community leader in sustainability efforts. The presentation will be followed by a short interactive session in which we invite our audience to provide feedback and advice for our ongoing efforts. A reception immediately follows the event.