Location

Check-in for First STEP takes place in the University Center on the corner of Henderson St. and Normal Ave. Sessions take place in the University Center, Academic Hall, Kent Library, and various academic buildings. 

Parking for the event is available on Henderson St. in a variety of parked parking lots. 

Check-in Times

All students and guests can check-in from 7:45-8:55 a.m. For families wishing to attend an optional pre-session (below), we recommend checking in during the first 30 minutes. Families who do not wish to attend a session, please check-in by 8:45 a.m. 

Registration and Morning Pre-Sessions

  • 7:45-8:55 a.m.
    • During check-in, we provide a grab-and-go breakfast, Southeast Key activation and password look-up and take Southeast ID photos. 
  • 8:00-9:00 a.m.
    • Optional pre-sessions are available based on student's interests
      • Honors Program Breakfast (By Invitation)
      • Counseling and Disability Services (table and individual discussions)
      • Office of Military and Veteran's Services Drop-In
      • Student Financial Services Individual Appointments (By Request)

Student Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m.
    • Welcome in Academic Auditorium from the Dean of Students with your family and guests
  • 9:30 a.m.
    • Setting Expectations: College isn't like the Movies
  • 10:00 a.m.
    • Breakout Session #1: Choose One Session
      • Teacher Education Program fro Secondary Majors
      • Paying for College
      • Getting (and Staying!) Involved
      • Begin with the End in Mind: Student Employment and Career Planning
  • 10:45 a.m.
    • Breakout Session #2: Choose One Session
      • Living on Campus
      • Navigating Campus as a Commuter
  • 11:30 a.m.
    • Breakout Session #3: Choose One Session
      • Paying for College
      • Getting (and Staying!) Involved
      • Begin with the End in Mind: Student Employment and Career Planning
  • 12:15 p.m.
    • Lunch with your family and guests
    1:00 p.m.
    • Jumpstart Your Southeast Schedule!
  • 1:45 p.m.
    • Advising
  • 2:15 p.m.
    • Enrollment
  • After Enrollment is finished, students return to the University Center to rejoin their families and participate in:
    • Q&A with Student Financial Services
    • Q&A with the Registrar
    • the Info to Go Fair
    • an optional walking tour
    • an afternoon reception at the Honors House
  • When a student is finished for the day, they can turn in their surveys, pick up their ID, and check-out in the Program Lounge

Family Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m.
    • Welcome in Academic Auditorium from the Dean of Students with your student
  • 9:25 a.m.
    • Providing Support to Your College Student
  • 10:05 a.m.
    • Career and Academic Advising (for Parents!)
  • 10:50 a.m.
    • Financing a College Education
  • 11:40 a.m.
    • Health and Safety Panel
  • 12:15 p.m.
    • Lunch with your student
  • 1:00 p.m.
    • Orientation Leader Panel
  • 1:45 p.m.
    • Campus Services
  • 2:15 p.m.
    • Breakout Session: Choose One
      • On-Campus Living
      • Off-Campus Living
  • After sessions are finished, family and guests return to the University Center to rejoin their students and participate in:
    • Q&A with Student Financial Services
    • Q&A with the Registrar
    • the Info to Go Fair
    • an optional walking tour
    • an afternoon reception at the Honors House