Opening Week Activities 2018

The Southeast experience includes more than just attending classes; it's about being engaged in your University home and taking advantage of the countless opportunities we offer beginning the first week! Check back frequently for new events and updates!

We produce a booklet called Engage in 8! that is jam-packed with fun events, free food, and great ways to meet new friends. The 2018 Engage in 8! (printed) will be available on Move-In Day (or Commute and Connect)!

Click here to view our online Engage in 8! schedule of events. 

Mandatory events, key experiences, and major highlights of the first week are listed below. We can't wait to see you on campus!

 

 

 New Student Move-In Day!

Event Time and Location Description
Early Bird Move-In 6-8 am; SRC-North

Students who cannot arrive during their scheduled time, or who want a head start on the day can check-in during this time. Details are provided in the move-in information mailed to each student in early June. Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life. 

New Student Move-In Day 8 am - 3 pm; SRC-North

First-year students will check in during their scheduled time. Check-in times are listed in the move-in information mailed to each student in early June. Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life.

Residence Hall Student Meeting (for Students!) 1 pm or 3 pm, Academic Hall Auditorium Residence hall students should plan to attend one of two sessions regarding living and being involved on campus. Representatives from the Offices of Campus Life & Event Services, Residence Life, and Chartwells Dining Services will be present to provide information and answer your questions about life at Southeast.
Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment Information (for Parents!)   1 pm & 3 pm Parents: Do you have questions about Fraternities and Sororities at Southeast? Want to know more about the costs and benefits of membership? Drop by this informational session and get your questions answered! Sponsored by Greek Life.

Living in your Community: Residence Hall Floor Meetings & Activities, Evening, Floor or Hall Lounge

Early Evening; Residence Hall Lounges All new students living in the residence halls will meet with their Resident Assistant and Hall Director who will introduce them to on-campus living. Please bring this booklet with you to the meeting. Your Resident Assistant will provide you with more information once you check into your hall. Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life.

Move-In Bash

8-10 p.m.

More details to come

 

Academic Engagement Day and Returning Student Move-In Day!

Event Time and Location Description
First STEP Orientation

7-11 am; University Center

Students who have not attended a First STEP orientation must attend today's session.  Failure to complete the First STEP process will prevent students from registering for classes. First STEP includes informational sessions, advising, and enrollment. Sponsored by New Student Programs.

Commute and Connect!

10:45 am; Show Me Center main entrance

Stop on your way to Convocation to get a free Southeast T-shirt to wear to the event and an "Engage in 8!" to help you get connected! Park in the main Show Me Center lot. Sponsored by New Student Programs.

Welcome Convocation

11 am, Show Me Center

The Welcome Convocation is your chance to be with your peers entering Southeast in 2018! Be sure to wear the T-shirt you received during Residence Hall Check-In or at the Commute & Connect event Friday morning. Grab a lunch as you arrive. You will be seated within your college and greeted by University President Dr. Carlos Vargas and other featured guests. You will learn about other Opening Week activities. Doors open at 11 a.m. Sponsored by New Student Programs.

Southeast 101

1:30 pm, Various Campus Locations

First-year students connect with faculty, staff, and their Opening Week leader. You will depart from the Show Me Center at the conclusion of the Welcome Convocation. Sponsored by New Student Programs.

College Meetings

3:00 pm, Various Campus Locations

Students interact with faculty and hear the dean of their college speak. Shuttles will take students back to the Show Me Center parking lot after the meeting. 

First Year Photo

4:30 pm

Meet your class on the football field! Sponsored by New Student Programs.

Student Government Ice Cream Pig Out

7 pm, Student Recreation Center

This all-you-can-eat Southeast tradition offers great food, friends, and fun! After eating your ice cream, stick around for an exciting performance! Sponsored by Student Government.

 

Campus Engagement Day. There are nearly twenty events taking place all over campus this day- check out the app or your printed Engage in 8! for the full schedule of events. 

Event Time and Location Description
Student Involvement Fair 5-6:30 pm, University Center  Get involved on campus by finding the perfect student organization for you. Many student organizations will have a booth with information. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about life outside of the classroom. Sponsored by Campus Life & Event Services.
Leadership Reception and Informational 6-7 pm, University Center, Center for Student Involvement Interested in becoming a student leader? Meet and mingle with other future leaders! Enjoy light refreshments and participate in activities you'd see as part of the Southeast Leadership Program. Sponsored by Campus Life & Events Services.

 

 

Event Time and Location Description
Tours with Opening Week Leaders 2 and 3 pm, Stroup Fountain, Kent Library Lawn Still not sure where your classes are?  Meet with an Opening Week leader to tour campus. Be sure to bring your class schedule! Sponsored by New Student Programs.
Welcome Back Picnic 4-6 p.m., Show Me Center

Don't miss this year's Welcome Back Picnic! There will be food and lots of freebies in the Show Me Center from Cape Girardeau businesses and organizations, University departments, and student organizations. Sponsored by Chartwells and New Student Programs.

 

Event Time and Location Description
Classes Begin All Day First day of classes for the Fall 2016 semester.
Welcome Back Tents 7:30 am - 1 pm; Various Campus Locations

Stop by one of the four Welcome Tents for a map, water, and snacks before heading to class!  Sponsored by New Student Programs.

IFC Fraternity Recruitment Events Begin Through September 1; Times/locations vary by chapter

Interested in joining a fraternity? Register online at semogreeks.com, and attend fraternity events throughout the first two weeks of classes to find your new brotherhood!

 

 

Event Time and Location Description
Welcome Back Tents 7:30 am - 1 pm; Various Campus Locations Stop by one of the three Welcome Tents for a map, water, and snacks before heading to class!  Sponsored by New Student Programs.

 

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Contact

573.651.5166
nsp@semo.edu
Academic Hall 100D
New Student Programs
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701