Office of Student Activities

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

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

  • Click here to learn about the SU Shuttle and see the schedule for this semester
  • Click here to request a Commuter Student Locker in the Prothro Center (located in Room 241)
  • Do you want to join University Programming Council and help plan Friday Night Live?  Email Kenly Gaynor ( or Ron Palmer (  


Upcoming events and activities in The Cove and around campus.

March 3rd, 2017

  • Image preview Friday Night Live presents Late Night Carnival 8:00pm
    UPC is bringing the Carnival to Southwestern. Come out to Bishops Lounge to enjoy classic carnival games and food. Plus, compete for prizes and more. The fun begins at 8 PM in Bishops

March 4th, 2017

  • Image preview Cinematic Saturday: “Sing” 8:00pm
    Cinematic Saturday presents Sing. Enjoy FREE popcorn and this pre-release screening beginning at 8 PM in The Cove. 

March 23rd, 2017

  • Image preview Leadership Development Series: Passing the Baton - Effective Officer Transitions 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Join us as the Leadership Development Series presents: Passing the Baton - Effective Officer Transitions. Officer transitions are extremely important for student organizations. One of the most difficult things that occur at the end of one term and the beginning of another is the transition between leaders. What happened last year? Is your organization reinventing the wheel every year? A thorough Leadership Transition plan will provide an organization with continuity so that next year’s officers can build on the knowledge gained rather than starting from ground zero.