Office of Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities is an advisor, ally, administrator, educator and mentor to the students of Southwestern University.

What We Do

We facilitate learning experiences through new student orientation, leadership opportunities, student organizations, social activities, and other services that promote personal growth and the empowerment of students for success in our diverse community and beyond it.

Check out our photo gallery from events planned by Student Activities and the University Programming Council including: Cinematic Saturday, Clusterfest, Friday Night Live, Orientation, and many more.

  • Click here if you are interested in volunteering at this year’s Clusterfest!


Upcoming events and activities in The Cove and around campus.

April 25th, 2014

  • Image preview 7:00pm: Friday Night Live: Retro Game Night
    Snacks! Photobooth! Listen to LIVE Music! Compete with friends on Dance Dance Revolution! Bring your own handheld systems for our Streetpass Corner! 

    -Super Smash Bros Tournament @ 8 pm, sign up at our concourse table, or at the event until 7:50 pm
    -Costume Contest! Dress up like your favorite video game character or a 90’s nerd!

    Systems Include: Gamecube, Play Station 1, Pong, Atari 2600/7800, NES, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, Sega dreamcast, Xbox original, Xbox 360, Odyssey 2, Intellivision, Super NES, Pinball, and Pachinko! 

    Games Include: Pac Man, Gallaga, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Pokemon Stadium, Pokemon Snap, Starfox, Sonic, Echo, Robocob vs. Terminator, Pitfalls, ET Escape from Planet Earth, Journey, Gauntlet, Street fighter 2, Metroid, Space invaders, Tetris, Mario Brothers, Party
    Dance Dance Revolution, Star Wars, and even hand-held games!

    Co-Sponsored by SU’s Computer Science Club

April 26th, 2014

  • Image preview 8:00pm: Cinematic Saturday: “The Hobbit- The Desolation of Smaug”
    Cinematic Saturday presents The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug.  The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. As always, free popcorn will be served.

April 30th, 2014

  • Image preview 6:00pm: Sustainability Symposium
    2014 Environmental Studies Capstone class presentation on the past, present, and future of sustainability at Southwestern University.  This presentation will highlight the significance of environmental, social, and economic sustainability at institutions of higher education, with a focus on Southwestern’s role as a campus and community leader in sustainability efforts. The presentation will be followed by a short interactive session in which we invite our audience to provide feedback and advice for our ongoing efforts. A reception immediately follows the event.