Get ready for Welcome Week 2019! #SUWelcomeHome
New residential students move in on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019
Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, 2019
Returning residential students move in on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 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. Use the link below to view the Welcome Week schedule.
(This schedule may change – revisit for updates in August 2019)
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Welcome Week 2019 begins on Move-In Day, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 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.
Football athletes move-in on the morning of Aug. 14. All other fall athletes should check with their coach for dates and details.
Navigator is your one-stop shop for MacBook pick up, parking permits, meal plans, business needs, and more. All Navigators will be in the Brandt Student Center.
Commuting students may choose to attend one of three Navigators listed below.
- Wednesday, Aug 14 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 20 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, Aug. 21 between noon and 3 p.m.
Please email email@example.com by Aug 8 if you plan to attend Navigator #1.
Navigator #2 is on the first official day of Welcome Week! If attending Navigator #2 on Aug 20 – Commuting students may go directly to Navigator in the Brandt Student Center without getting in the vehicle line for the residence halls. Avoid traffic near the residence halls by entering campus through Lowry Drive and parking in the garage behind the Brandt Student Center.
Be sure to attend Convocation in the afternoon of August 20 and the other Welcome Week events!
View the Welcome Week Event Descriptions
Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.
Before classes begin on Monday, Aug. 26, 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
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 your schedule with your coach?
- Finished necessary paperwork with Hornet Central 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?