Get ready for Welcome Week 2018! #SUWelcomeHome
New residential students move in on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 and fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.
Returning residential students move in on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Welcome Week is designed to help you become acclimated with campus life, settle in and meet new people. It’s also a time to kick back and have fun. Follow the link to Welcome Week above, and follow Shenandoah University Student Life on Facebook for Welcome Week events, photos, special offers and more!
Welcome Week 2018 begins on Move-In Day, Tuesday, Aug. 21, when new residential students check in to their residence halls between 9 a.m. and noon! You and your family will be greeted by a team of Shenandoah faculty, staff and students, who will unload your vehicles and carry your boxes and bags to your room. Be sure to place a sign on your car’s dashboard with the name of your residence hall. Before packing your car, you should label all belongings – boxes, suitcases, etc. – with your name, residence hall and room number. Shenandoah volunteers will meet you at your car and help carry everything to your room. That saves you a lot of heavy lifting and frees you up to check into your hall and head over to the Brandt Student Center where you will find everything you need to begin your college career at Navigator! Navigator is your one-stop shop for technology, parking permits, meal plans, business needs, and more on Move-In Day.
In the afternoon, all new students participate in a New Student Convocation. Families and friends are encouraged to stay for the ceremony and the Family Farewell Dinner that follows. This dinner in the Allen Dining Hall gives everyone a chance to say good-bye, so you can officially begin your college experience.
Football athletes and the Cheer Team move-in on the morning of (TBD – week of Aug 14). Check with the coach for details.
Commuting students may go directly to Navigator in the Brandt Student Center on Tuesday, Aug. 21 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.. Navigator is your one-stop shop for MacBook pick up, parking permits, meal plans, business needs, and more on Move-In Day. Avoid traffic near the residence halls by entering campus through Lowry Drive and parking in the garage behind the Brandt Student Center.
Commuting students may choose to attend the Navigator on (date TBD – week of Aug 14) between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. instead. Please email email@example.com if you plan to attend Navigator on this date instead of Aug 21. Be sure to attend Convocation in the afternoon of August 21!
Your Welcome Week Checklist
- Met your academic advisor?
- Bought your textbooks and other school supplies?
- Picked up you SU I.D. card (if you don’t already have it)?
- Bought your parking permit?
- Submitted all health forms to the Wilkins Wellness Center?
- Picked up you laptop and iPad?
- Organized yourself and your schedule?
- Met someone new?
- Decorated your room?
- Located your classrooms before classes begin?
- Reviewed schedule with your coach?
- Finished necessary paperwork with the Business Office and Financial Aid Office?
- Met your work study supervisor?
- Opened your campus mail box and given your new address to family and friends back home?
- Gone to as many Welcome Week events as possible?
Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.
Before classes begin on Monday, Aug. 27, you will be busy with academic sessions, a few mandatory meetings, community service projects, and lots of social gatherings. Student athletes will have practices and Conservatory students will have auditions during this time, too.
If you have any questions, contact the Division of Student Life at(540) 665-4863 or firstname.lastname@example.org