Get ready for Welcome Week 2016! #SUWelcomeHome
New residential students move in on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 and fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.
Returning residential students move in on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 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 2016 begins on Move-In Day, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 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. 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.
Fall athletes should check with the coach to find out what date to move in.
Commuting students should go directly to Navigator in the Brandt Student Center on Tuesday, Aug. 16 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.. Navigator is your one-stop shop for technology, 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 attend Navigator on Aug 10, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. instead. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend Navigator on Aug 10 instead of Aug 16. Be sure to attend Convocation in the afternoon of August 16!
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. 22, 2016.
Before classes begin on Monday, Aug. 22, 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.