Welcome!

Seniors

This is it! Claim Philippians 1:6 as your rallying cry – He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Sophomores

Your enthusiasm continues to permeate the campus. As you transition to the second step on the ladder, remember – But they that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength (Isa. 40:31).

Juniors

Soon it will be your time to shine. Meanwhile, stand ready to take the mantle – Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good (Psa. 34:8).

Freshmen

It's the beginning of great things to come. At times, it may seem difficult to leave the known for the unknown. Know that – The Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you (Deut. 31:8).

Thank you for choosing us to begin and/or advance your collegiate endeavors.  As you start this year, ask yourself – What is holding you back? One answer I seem to always come up with is junk, literal and proverbial.  Does the past keep you from moving forward?  Do the items in your ‘backpack' weigh you down? Are you attached for all the wrong reasons? 

 

Our theme this year is, Simplify.  Hebrews 12:1-2 tells us to take action so that we can press ahead.  We can do things that will allow us to move in a healthy and positive direction.  Take heart and act – throw off, set aside – that which keeps us stuck in the starting blocks.  Fix your eyes and run – toward the finish line. 

 

A popular song in the early ‘90s, way before your time, had the following lyrics -

Don't wanna wait til tomorrow
Why put it off another day?
Catch this magic moment
Right here and now
It means everything
Tell me, what are you waiting for?
Turn this thing around

This year, remove the baggage, release the guilt and race unabashedly.  Run the course that the Almighty has orchestrated for you since the days of your youth. As in the days of Joshua, set yourself apart from all that holds you back – for this is the year – God will do great and mighty things in and for you at SWAU.

 

Let's Go Knights!!!

 

James The

Vice President for Student Services

 

 

Student Services

We are a community engaged in the intentional development of our students' mental, spiritual, physical and social lives. Not content with marginal performance or careless living, we seek to provide a healthy environment that encourages students to reach their fullest potential. In support of this, we are committed to providing Southwestern's students with:

  • Advice and guidance as they assume increasing responsibility for their lives
  • Welcoming residential students through providing quality housing and dining
  • Adequate student health care as well as an environment that is conducive to good health
  • Activities and programming that exposes students to important ideas, and encourages cultural development and spiritual maturation
  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills through student government, clubs, and other organizations
  • Positive community life that encourages all students to reach their God-given potential for good and for service.

Areas of supervision and oversight include

  • Athletics 
  • Campus Recreation
  • Counseling Services
  • Food Services
  • Health Services
  • Intramurals 
  • Residential Life
  • Student Discipline
  • Student Association Activities

The Student Services Department is assisted by

  • Director of Counseling and Outreach
  • Director of Food Services
  • Director of Disability Services
  • Residence Hall Deans

 

Students, continue with your onward and upward march. "Hold fast that which is good.ENGAGE in the moment and be mindful of what it is that sets us apart as we look forward to the ultimate ENGAGEMENT – at the banquet table.

2019 Hoops Classic

Welcome to the largest basketball tournament in the North American Division - the 24th annual Hoops Classic at Southwestern Adventist University.

We are excited to welcome 48 teams from all over the U.S.!

Weekend Schedule: studentservices.swau.edu/hoops-classic

Photo Gallery

Watch games LIVE!

Activities

Hoops Classic, sports, basketball, intramurals,

Hundreds of high school basketball players come from all over the United States to participate in the 4-day tournament. 

Watch live-streaming of our major events!

Events, announcements, photos, and more for the SWAU Student Association. 

Music Festival, music, scholarships, Meyerson Symphony Center

Join elite musicians from multiple academies and universities in the music event of the year!

Staff

James The, MEd

Student Services
Vice President
Email:

Michelle Calagos, BS

Student Services
Secretary
Email:

Tyler Wooldridge, BA

Student Services
Director, Facilities & Athletics
Email:

Wil Iverson, BS

Men's Residence Halls
Dean of Men
Email:

Janelle Williams, MEd

Women's Residence Halls
Dean of Women
Email:

Gloria Miller Rivera, MSN

Student Services
Campus Nurse
Email:

Matthew Agee

Security
Assoc Dir Security
Email:

Sualua Tupolo, AS Culinary Arts

Dining Services
Director/Executive Chef
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