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Welcome Week at SBU

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is Southwest Baptist University's new student orientation program.  First time freshmen as well as transfer students are encouraged to attend. Welcome Week 2015 will provide a great opportunity for new students to become better acquainted with SBU and with one another.  The weekend events, along with the New Student Orientation program, will help you meet new friends, make the transitions academically and provide opportunities for you to begin thinking about what it means to follow Christ in a collegiate environment. 

Information for Move-In-Day

  • All Students will need to check in at the Wellness Center. Check-In will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will take place until 2:00 p.m. This is where you will receive your t-shirt (if you ordered one), meal tickets, schedule for the week, and details for the rest of the day.
  • Lunch will be served in the SBU cafeteria on Thursday, August 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. New SBU students eat for free.  Additional tickets are $6.00 each.   **Meal tickets purchases are non-refundable.
  • You may begin moving into the residence halls at 8:00 a.m. There will be students around to help you move your stuff in to you room.
  • Welcome Week officially begins at 3:00 p.m. as you meet your Welcome Week group on the forum, while parents attend the Parent Orientation session.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:

Nathan Penland
Director of Student Activities
Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Ave.
Bolivar, MO 65613
(417) 328-1828
Fax: (417) 328-1579