Orientation 2012

2013 Schedule: New Students

Friday, August 16

4-8 p.m. Student Move-in

Residence Halls

6:30 p.m. Varsity Athletic Meeting

Fine Arts Center

5-7:30 p.m. Dinner

Mabee Commons

8 p.m. Residence Hall Meeting

Residence Halls

Saturday, August 17

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Student Check-in

Walzel Courts, Corbin J. Robertson Center

10-11 a.m. Campus Tours

Admission Office

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Brunch

Mabee Commons

1-2:15 p.m. New Student Profile

FWO Classrooms

2-3 p.m. Diversity and Inclusion: At the Core of the Southwestern Experience

McCombs Ballrooms, Red & Charline McCombs Campus Center

3:30 p.m. Matriculation Convocation

Robertson Center

5-6:15 p.m. Placement Exams

Language: FWO 126; Music Theory: FAC 148

5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner

Mabee Commons

8:30-9:30 p.m. Comedy Magician Mat Franco

Alma Thomas Theater

9:45 p.m. Protecting Your Booty

Alma Thomas Theater

10:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings

Residence Halls

Sunday, August 18

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Brunch

Mabee Commons

11 a.m. Worship Service

Lois Perkins Chapel

2-5 p.m. Pirate Training: Pep Rally

Robertson Center

5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner

Mabee Commons

8-11 p.m. Pirate Bash

Various Locations

Monday, August 19

8-9:30 a.m. Breakfast

Mabee Commons

10 a.m.-noon First-Year Seminar

Seminar Classrooms

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch

Mabee Commons

1-4 p.m. Library Tour

A. Frank Smith Jr. Library Center

1-5 p.m. Advising Appointment Sign-Ups

Advisor Offices

3:30-4:30 p.m. Surviving the Sciences

Mood Atrium

4:45-6 p.m. Pirate Training Final Challenge

Robertson Center

5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner

Mabee Commons

7:30-8:15 p.m. Pirate Training: Closing

Robertson Center

8:15-9:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social featuring Tje Austin

Score Quadrangle

Tuesday, August 20

7-9 a.m. Breakfast

Mabee Commons

9 a.m.-noon First-Year Seminar

Seminar Classrooms

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch

Mabee Commons

12:15-1 p.m. First Lecture Series: “First Papers, Blue Jeam Jackets, and Thoughts About Starting College”

Roy Shilling Room

1:30-2 p.m. The Inquiry Initiative: Welcome to the Family

Olin 110

3-4 p.m. Honor Code Session

Alma Thomas Theater

4:30-5:30 p.m. Real Talk: An Open Dialogue about Diversity at SU!

Alma Thomas Theater

5-7 p.m. Dinner

Mabee Commons

5-6:30 p.m. Center for Academic Success Open House & Pre-Advising

Center for Academic Success and Records, Prothro Center

6-7 p.m. First Lecture Series: “Thinking Through Southwestern: What are the lifelong lessons of which to be mindful?”

Bishops Lounge

9:30-10:30 p.m. Comedy Night in The Cove

The Cove

11 p.m.-12 a.m. Austin-based band Possum Posse

The Cove

Wednesday, August 21

8-9:30 a.m. Breakfast

Mabee Commons

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Library Tours

A. Frank Smith Jr. Library Center

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Advising Appointments

Advisor Offices

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch

Mabee Commons

12:15-1:15 p.m. First Lecture Series: “The Angel IS the Devil: Why we do what we do”

Roy Shilling Room

1-4 p.m. Music Auditions

Instrumental: FAB 166; Vocal: FAB Choral Room

2-4 p.m. Debby Ellis Writing Center Open House

Mood 306

4-5:30 p.m. Sex Signals - Live from Chicago

Alma Thomas Theater

5-6 p.m. Why Are You Here? Setting Goals and Making Them Happen

Brown-Cody Lounge

5-6 p.m. Talloires/Sustainability Committee and SEAK ‘Green’ Community Dinner

Mabee Commons

6:15 p.m. Going Green at SU

Mabee Commons

7-8 p.m. First Lecture Series: “Top 10 Things You Should Know”

Brown-Cody Lounge

8-10 p.m. Karaoke Night

Bishops Lounge

Thursday, August 22

7:30-9 a.m. Breakfast

Mabee Commons

9 a.m.-noon First-Year Seminar

Seminar Classrooms

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch

Mabee Commons

Noon-1 p.m. Lunch for Prospective Fine Arts Students

Caldwell Carvey Foyer

12:15-1:15 p.m. First Lecture Series: “Language and Identity”

Roy Shilling Room

1-4 p.m. Library Tours

A. Frank Smith Jr. Library Center

1:30-2:30 p.m. VA Education Benefits

Room 147, Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning

2-3 p.m. Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice Welcome Event

Cross Cultural Center, Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning

4-6 p.m. Finding Your Way: Scavenger Hunt/Open House at the Center for Academic Success and Records

Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning

5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner

Mabee Commons

6-7 p.m. First Lecture Series: “The Story/ies of Socio-political Change or 11 Theses in Search of an Audience”

Roy Shilling Room

8 p.m. Movie Night at City Lights: “We’re The Millers”

City Lights Movie Theatre (off-campus)

Friday, August 23

7:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast

Mabee Commons

10 a.m.-noon First-Year Seminar

Seminar Classrooms

Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch

Mabee Commons

1-1:30 p.m. Student Employment Orientation

Robertson Center

2-4 p.m. Library Tours

A. Frank Smith Jr. Library Center 

5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner

Mabee Commons

10 p.m. Friday Night Live: Marmalakes

The Cove

Saturday, August 24

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Brunch

Mabee Commons

1:30-3 p.m. Audition Workshop

Jones Theater

5:30-7 p.m. Dinner

Mabee Commons

8 p.m. SU Movie Night presents “The Great Gatsby”

The Cove

10 p.m.- 12 a.m. An Evening at Mel’s Lone Star Lanes

Mel’s Lone Star Lanes (off-campus)

Sunday, August 25

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Brunch

Mabee Commons

2:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Library Tours

A Frank Smith Library Center