Room to Grow

Students regularly lead out in campus and off-campus ministries.

International Learning

You'll rub shoulders with other students who hail from dozens of countries around the world.

Freedom to Learn

Students will find that the learning process is not limited to the classroom.

CORE (Freshman Orientation)

Your first day as a student at Southwestern Adventist University signals the start of a brand new chapter in your life. You have a clean page to write your story: a story of success, achievement, joy, sadness, new friends and experiences and exciting opportunities.

CORE--Character, Opportunity, Responsibility and Eternity is the theme of our freshman orientation. It's a full five days of breakout sessions, fun, meeting your classmates, moving in, adjusting to the college environment, figuring out your class schedule, career counseling, and making your residence hall room feel like home. You'll learn how to navigate D2L, deal with stress, succeed when taking exams, understand the nuances of academic integrity and much more.

CORE is required of all freshmen. It is part of a one-hour credit class: UNIV 110. Participation is part of your grade.

Basic Schedule

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  New Student Check-in. Residence Hall Move-in. (Admissions Office, Findley Bldg.; Residence Halls)

5 p.m. Freshman Commitment Service. (Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church)

6 p.m.  Dinner (with parents).  Committee of 100 Cafeteria

Thursday, August 22, 2013

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  CORE

8:30 p.m.   Residence Hall Orientation  (Miller/Harmon Halls)

Friday, August 23, 2013

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  CORE

7:30 p.m.  Vespers

Sabbath, August 24, 2013

10 a.m. to Noon    Worship  (Evans Hall)

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Outreach

6 p.m.   Vespers

Sunday, August 25, 2013

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.    Outdoor Team Building

Monday, August 26, 2013

All Day    Complete Registration as needed

You will be given a detailed schedule when you arrive on campus.


Medical Permission Form

Medical Waiver (minor)

Medical Waiver (adult)