Office of Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities is an advisor, ally, administrator, educator and mentor to the students of Southwestern University. We facilitate learning experiences through new student orientation, leadership opportunities, student organizations, social activities, and other services that promote personal growth and the empowerment of students for success in our diverse community and beyond.

Check out our photo gallery from events planned by Student Activities and the University Programming Council including: Cinematic Saturday, Concerts, Friday Night Live, Orientation, Break Programs, and many more.

  • Click here to learn about the SU Shuttle and see the schedule for this semester
  • Click here to request a Commuter Student Locker in the Prothro Center (located in Room 241)
  • Do you want to join University Programming Council and help plan Friday Night Live?  Email Kenly Gaynor ( or Ron Palmer (


Please plan to join us for the PIRATE PARRRTY to celebrate the new academic year.  Click on the image above to register for the dinner (free to all SU community and family members) and/or learn more.  



Upcoming events and activities in The Cove and around campus.

August 26th, 2016

  • Image preview Friday Night Live: Comedy Juggler Marcus Monroe 8:00pm
    End the first week of classes on a high note at Friday Night Live with comedy juggler Marcus Monroe. He’s performed at some of the largest music festivals in the country including Bonnaroo, Summerfest, and Outside Lands. Tonight, Marcus will bring his high energy juggling and comedy to Southwestern. The show begins in at 8:00 PM in Bishops Lounge. 

August 31st, 2016

  • Image preview Student Involvement Fair 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Looking to get involved on campus? Come to the Student Involvement Fair and meet our over 100 registered student organizations and other offices/departments across campus.

September 2nd, 2016

  • Image preview Friday Night Live: Comedian Francisco Ramos 8:00pm
    Join the University Programming Council for a night of laughs with stand-up comedian, Francisco Ramos. The former “Last Comic Standing” Top 10 finalist will bring his unique brand of cultural comedy and enthusiasm to Southwestern. The show begins at 8:00 P.M. in The Cove.